Master in English for International Business and Global Affairs

UNIVERSITY: Università degli Studi di Verona

DEPARTMENT: Foreign Languages and Literatures

COURSE TYPE: Professional Master’s Programme

CREDITS: 61

DURATION: One year (starting February 2021)

DELIVERY MODE: Blended, either face-to-face or video-streaming lessons (in line with governmental and university provisions on COVID-19) + access to digital platform and state-of-the-art digital educational tools.

Areas of Study

Professional Communication Skills
Legal English and Global Affairs
Challenges of Global Markets and Businesses
Challenges of Wine and Art Markets
Mediation and Negotiation

Objectives

At the end of the course, participants will have developed international intermediation and negotiation competence in English, both in the commercial and diplomatic fields, with specific attention to interpersonal skills and emotional intelligence being essential abilities in successful negotiation.

Moreover, the final part of the course provides for a specific module which is dedicated to simulating an international commercial negotiation managed by experts in the field.

  • Language
  • Relations
  • Negotiation
  • Business
  • Communication

Main objectives
of the course are

1

To promote the acquisition and/or improvement of written and oral communication skills in English

2

To develop professional skills, both in formal professional contexts  as well as in more informal social contexts

EIBGA students will be able to…

Integrate content and language skills in all the professional areas studied

Master techniques of negotiation and intermediation in commercial, diplomatic and, more generally, international relations

Chair and actively participate in meetings and conferences

Know how to relate to international business partners with competence, fluency, ease and effectiveness

Integrate traditional communicative tools, such as letters and e-mail, with most advanced technologies such as social networks, VoIP techniques, screen-capture or blogs

Interact with fluency in corporate events, so as to develop and/or consolidate pre-existing relationships

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Teaching methodology

Blended Learning

The course adopts a Blended Learning approach, with either face-to-face or videostreaming and online support lessons, in line with governmental and university provisions on COVID-19. A Learning Oriented Assessment (LOA) system will also be implemented, facilitating learning and ensuring a continuous assessment of the level of competence achieved by participants during the course.

Learning by doing

The learning-by-doing approach will allow participants to build the required skills, building on previously acquired individual language knowledge and competence. The integration of material used in class and provided online and in a continual learning cycle ensures a seamless experience when passing from the face-to-face to the digital and ensuring flexibility and choice of time and pace organization when studying independently.

Independent elaboration

Emphasis will be given to activities which provide participants with the opportunity to further elaborate independently both content and skills covered both in class and online.

Specialization + Practice

Each teaching module will include two complementary aspects a) lessons focused on specialized content and b) extended sections tailor made to extend language knowledge and the specific skills that are required for each sector.

Experts

The involvement of experts in the specific teaching/learning topics promotes both knowledge-sharing and direct experience in the field, as well as providing for a stimulating exchange of ideas based on the experience of active practitioners.
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Required percentage of attendance

of hours carried out face to face / videostreaming (166 hours)

of activities carried out online (74 hours)

Admissions

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Registration fee per participant: 2.900,00€

for the entire Master's course (in two instalments of 1.450,00€ each)

MAXIMUM NUMBER OF PARTICIPANTS: 25

The number of students admitted to the course has been intentionally limited in order to offer each participant in-depth linguistic practice and content discussion through direct involvement in each activity.

EVALUATION CRITERIA FOR ADMISSION

Highest priority will be given to English Language Level C2, followed by C1, B2 (minimum level of competence in English B2), which can be attested by language certification, by self-certification or from the CV. Priority will be given to graduate students in the fields of economics, law and modern languages.