Core Electives in MIA The MIA offers attractive core electives such as specific courses, research methods and practical projects. Our core electives allow students to choose and refine their areas of specialisation, developing a professionally relevant profile of their own. By choosing your specific courses and practical projects adequately the following informal specialisations are possible: Foreign Policy and Security Politics International Political Economy Democratisation and Development Public Management/ Public Energy and Regional Public International Law and Organization Research Methods Students take one to two research methods courses. You can chose from courses offered by MIA as well as by other programmes. Research methods Course ECTS Language Semester Empirical Policy Evaluation 4 EN Autumn Experimental Methods and Causal Interference 4 EN Autumn Quantitative Text Analysis 4 EN Autumn Data Analytics: Applications and Visualization 4 EN Spring Game Theory and Applications 4 EN Spring Quantitative Text Analysis 4 EN Spring Specific Courses Students select specific courses (minimum 16 ECTS). While some specific courses are multidisciplinary and examine complex problems from several disciplinary angles, others address questions and challenges characteristic of one particular subject area. One or more of the MIA's core disciplines is always covered.Additional specific courses can also be taken as independent elective subjects. Specific Courses Course ECTS Language Semester Asia-Pacific Security in Focus: The South China Sea 4 EN Autumn Managing Defense - Management im Verteidigungsbereich 4 DE Autumn Foreign Policy Strategies: Theories and Cases 4 EN Autumn Political Science Fundamentals of International Relations 6 (!) EN Autumn Practical Leadership in Development Cooperation 4 EN Autumn Public Policy in the Middle East: Political, Organizational, Legal, and Business Aspects 4 EN Autumn Managing Corporate Responsibility 4 EN Autumn Governing through Markets: Sustainability and Fairness in the Global Economy 4 EN Autumn Business and Public Policy 4 EN Autumn Economic Fundamentals of International Relations 6 (!) EN Autumn Economics of Central Banking (MEcon) 4 EN Autumn Debt and Fiscal Policy (MEcon) 4 EN Autumn Political Economics 4 EN Autumn Financial Business Planning and Controlling (MOK) 4 DE Autumn The Global Leader and Managerial Effectiveness (SIM) 4 EN Autumn Empirical Analysis of International Human Rights Law 4 EN Autumn International Criminal Law 4 EN Autumn Energy Governance and Management 4 EN Autumn Mulitlevel Energy and Climate Governance 4 EN Autumn Democratization and Security Sector Reform (SSR) 4 EN Spring The Second Nuclear Age: Sorting Out What's New and What's Not 4 EN Spring The Economics, the Law, and the Politics of Migration 4 EN Spring Internationale und schweizerische Migrationspolitik 4 EN Spring Energy Transistion and Foreign Policy 4 EN Spring Standortfaktoren und internationaler Standortwettbewerb 4 DE Spring Politics of Financial Regulation 4 EN Spring Corporate Governance (MLaw) 6 (!) DE Spring Public Policy: Theories and Cases 4 EN Spring Geschäftsmodelle im öffentlichen Sektor 4 DE Spring Economic Development 4 EN Spring Ethnic Politics and Economic Development in Africa 4 EN Spring WTO Seminar 4 EN Spring Interational Trade (MEcon) 4 EN Spring Public Economics - The Economics of Taxation (MEcon) 4 EN Spring Legal Fundamentals of International Relations 6 (!) EN Spring International Dispute Settlement 4 EN Spring International Negotiations 4 EN Spring Small States in International Affairs 4 EN Spring Practical Projects Students also select one or two practical projects. The second practical project is accredited on account of the independent electives and does not reduce the required credits of specific courses. Real-life socio-political issues are used to develop your ability to take a solution-oriented approach to practical problems, at the same time promoting the necessary social skills for effective action. Practical Projects Course ECTS Language Semester Practical Project: International Public Affairs Management 4 EN Autumn Practical Project: Analyzing Political Risk 4 EN Autumn Practical Project: Public Affairs in the Aviation Industry 4 EN Autumn Practical Project: Negotiating Successfully in International Politics and Development Cooperation 4 EN Autumn Moot Court International Law: International Criminal Court (Part I Autumn, Part II Spring) 15 EN Autumn / Spring Praxisprojekt in Entwicklungszusammenarbeit 4 DE Spring Practical Project: The Governance of Money in Europe 4 EN Spring Practical Project: Conflicts of Interest in International Financial Markets 4 EN Spring Praxisprojekt: Verantwortung in Politik und Wirtschaft. Klassische Positionen, aktuelle Fragen 4 DE Spring Praxisprojekt: Digitalisierung und Customer Experience in der Verwaltung 4 DE Spring Note: this overview reflects current planning. Courses may occasionally be cancelled or rescheduled. Note: this overview reflects current planning. Courses may occasionally be cancelled or rescheduled.