Taught course

Global Corporations and Policy

Institution
SOAS University of London · Centre for International Studies and Diplomacy
Qualifications
MSc

Entry requirements

A minimum upper second class honours degree (or equivalent). Candidates with a lower class degree but with degree-relevant work experience may be considered.

Months of entry

September

Course content

The MSc Global Corporations and Policy programme is designed for those engaged in, or aspiring to, professional careers in the public, corporate or not-for-profit sectors related to the political and economic management and regulation of multinational corporations.

This programme specifically addresses the requirements of those seeking a comprehensive theoretical and practical understanding of the role and dynamics of large corporations in the global economy and international affairs. The programme aims to prepare students for a variety of roles in government departments, regulatory agencies, international organisations (such as the OECD or WTO) industry bodies and NGOs and as advisors, managers, researchers or project professionals with multinational corporations, trade unions and advocacy organisations.

The programme has a multi-disciplinary structure and draws on the teaching and research strengths of CISD and of the SOAS departments of International Politics, Law, Economics and area studies (especially of Asia, Africa and the Middle East) as well as a wide range of languages. In addition to the three core modules of Multinational Enterprises, Global Public Policy and Project Management, students choose other modules to meet their specific professional needs and personal interests.

Students on this course will have the opportunity to participate in CISD's Study Tour of Geneva and Paris.

Programme objectives

  • Excellent understanding of the development and activities of Multinational Enterprises (MNE) and their regulation from economic and legal perspectives.
  • Excellent knowledge of economic, legal and public policy approaches to researching MNE organisation, impact and regulation in the global economy.
  • Ability to critically analyse and design solutions to regulatory and public policy challenges related to MNE activities in both the global North and South.
  • Development of practical skills including policy analysis, project management, advocacy, negotiation and strategic communication.

Qualification and course duration

MSc

part time
24-36 months
full time
12 months

Course contact details

Name
Centre for International Studies and Diplomacy
Email
cisd@soas.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)20 7898 4840