Master’s in International Leadership and Negotiation

UNITAR and Universidad Europea de Valencia’s Master’s in “International Leadership and Negotiation” offers a series of interdisciplinary modules for successfully negotiating in multilateral working environments.


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International Leadership and Negotiations

This one-year master’s programme is delivered by leading researchers at Universidad Europeade Valencia and UNITAR’s experts. This course combines a theoretical background of leadership and negotiation with the UN’s executive coaching. The sessions delivered are always accompanied by case studies that must be solved by the students. Additionally, our expert professors come from the diplomatic and academic fields as well as international organisations and have extensive professional experience in the subject they teach. The blended learning system allows students to combine the Master’s with other professional or educational activities. The final module will be campus-based and take place on the Valencia campus. The Master’s in International Leadership and Negotiation will help you improve your negotiation skills to excel in various challenges in professional life. Whether mediating during a crisis or conflict or negotiating with another organization or group, you will be equipped with these essential skills to reach acceptable negotiation outcomes during the academic year.

The modules in the programme include:

  • Introduction to Leadership
  • The Process of Decision-Making
  • Leadership Skills and Risk Management
  • Stakeholder Engagement and Coordination
  • Negotiation Skills and Techniques
  • Overcoming Negotiation Deadlocks
  • Conference Diplomacy and Multilateral Negotiations
  • Mediation, Conflict Resolution and Difficult Conversations
  • Training Workshop: Public Speaking and Media Relations
  • Transversal Project Presentation.• Final Research Paper

Target Audience

The programme is designed for students who have graduated in the fields of: International Relations, Diplomacy, International Studies, International Public Law, and Human Rights. Candidates will need to complete an interview with the Programme Director as part of the application.

Learning Objectives

The overall objective of the Master’s Programme is to equip students with the vital skillset for leadership positions in international and multilateral working environments.

At the end of the one-year Master's Programme, students will be able to:

  • Understand their personal and cultural leadership style by maximizing their unique strengths;
  • Apply skills, techniques, and practices to break through negotiation deadlocks and create mutual gain in any negotiation context;
  • Gain an understanding of the complexity involved in coordination and stakeholder engagement in different social, political and cultural contexts;
  • Apply public speaking, presentation, speechwriting, and reporting techniques, – including preparation, structure, and delivery;
  • Demonstrate the ability to use voice and words to effect when giving presentations: wording, diction, intonation, rhythm, and pacing.