Global Affairs and Fundraising Certificate in Global Affairs

Diploma Description

To earn a certificate, students must declare their candidacy at the start of their program of study. To do so, please use the button above.

Today’s global issues—from terrorism and immigration to the global economy, climate change, and human rights—have both subtle and significant implications in our lives. The importance of having an understanding of today’s global issues cannot be overstated.

Whether you seek to prepare for a career in the international arena or you desire more in-depth knowledge of the topics you care about, our comprehensive course offerings in the Certificate in Global Affairs cover a variety of critical sectors and provide you with an opportunity to explore topics most relevant to your goals and to become an informed professional in the global arena. Our courses are taught by industry experts who bring their real-world experience and networks to the classroom to ensure exposure to current trends and practical knowledge.

Courses are scheduled to meet the needs of working professionals and are offered during evenings and weekends. To earn the Certificate, you must successfully complete the two required courses and four of the seven elective courses. Virtual completion will be available even after onsite courses resume. Declared Certificate students receive a 10% discount on courses within the program.

For more information about the Certificate in Global Affairs, please contact Robert Lesko at rl10@nyu.edu.

Must be completed within

3 years

You'll Walk Away With

  • Historical context and analytical frameworks to better understand today's critical issues
  • An examination of how the world order that emerged following World War II continues to influence today's geopolitical and economic landscape, reflecting the shift into post-colonial and post-Cold War political alignments
  • A better understanding of the state of the world economy and the opportunities and challenges posed by international economic interdependence

 

Program Curriculum

COURSES THAT GIVE YOU THE SKILLS AND TRAINING YOU NEED TO START YOUR NEW CAREER

Program Curriculum

COURSES THAT PROVIDE FOUNDATIONAL INFORMATION IN THE FIELD WITH OPTIONS TO SPECIALIZE IN AN AREA RELEVANT TO YOUR NEEDS

REQUIRED COURSES

All Courses Required

International Relations

Gain an in-depth understanding of the post-Cold War world order and the Cold War’s impact on current geopolitical and economic landscapes.

2022 Fall
1 section

International Political Economy

Gain a better understanding of the state of the world economy and the opportunities and challenges posed by international economic interdependence.

2022 Fall
1 section

ELECTIVES

Complete 4

Foundations of Transnational Security

Explore new national and international security challenges, including terrorism, failed states, environmental disasters, and public health crises.

Peacemaking and Peacebuilding

Explore contemporary methods for peacemaking and peacebuilding as responses to real and potential deadly international conflicts.

Gender in International Affairs

Gain a broad, multidisciplinary overview of gender in international affairs, drawing upon examples from international, national, and local contexts.

2023 Spring
1 section

International Development

Explore the main elements of country development—from economic, political, social, cultural, and environmental perspectives.

2022 Fall
1 section

International Criminal Law and Human Rights

Gain a critical introduction to international criminal justice and examine the sources, systems, and foundations of international criminal law.

2023 Spring
1 section

Disaster Preparedness and Humanitarian Assistance

In order to achieve the key UN Sustainable Development goals of "No Poverty, Zero Hunger, Good Health and Wellbeing, Gender Equality, Clean...

2023 Spring
1 section

Foundations of Clean Technology

Gain foundational knowledge of the cleantech landscape, as well as of electricity generation, distribution, and transition.

2022 Fall
+ 1 more semester
2 sections

General Admission Requirements

For those who have completed some college Completion of 32 credits with at least 2 years work experience OR 60 credits with no work experience required

International Relations

Gain an in-depth understanding of the post-Cold War world order and the Cold War’s impact on current geopolitical and economic landscapes.

2022 Fall
1 section

International Political Economy

Gain a better understanding of the state of the world economy and the opportunities and challenges posed by international economic interdependence.

2022 Fall
1 section

Foundations of Transnational Security

Explore new national and international security challenges, including terrorism, failed states, environmental disasters, and public health crises.

Peacemaking and Peacebuilding

Explore contemporary methods for peacemaking and peacebuilding as responses to real and potential deadly international conflicts.

Gender in International Affairs

Gain a broad, multidisciplinary overview of gender in international affairs, drawing upon examples from international, national, and local contexts.

2023 Spring
1 section

International Development

Explore the main elements of country development—from economic, political, social, cultural, and environmental perspectives.

2022 Fall
1 section

International Criminal Law and Human Rights

Gain a critical introduction to international criminal justice and examine the sources, systems, and foundations of international criminal law.

2023 Spring
1 section

Disaster Preparedness and Humanitarian Assistance

In order to achieve the key UN Sustainable Development goals of "No Poverty, Zero Hunger, Good Health and Wellbeing, Gender Equality, Clean...

2023 Spring
1 section

Foundations of Clean Technology

Gain foundational knowledge of the cleantech landscape, as well as of electricity generation, distribution, and transition.

2022 Fall
+ 1 more semester
2 sections