Brussels Diplomatic Academy education and training is designed to ensure that graduates are prepared for immediate entry into employment, or continued career progression. Our specialised curricula in economic diplomacy and international business are developed by those who have worked in these fields, in ongoing consultation with employers and representative organisations, ensuring that BDA programmes remain up-to-date and relevant.

Taught by a mixture of academics and practitioners, in the evenings and at weekends, our courses are accessible to professionals and full-time students alike. Our flexible timeframe makes it possible to combine work and study over a period suited to individual needs.

We know what employers want, and we know what a University can provide, we have combined that expertise to provide the programmes and flexibility that today’s students expect.

PG in Economic Diplomacy

Do you want a career in diplomacy, especially economic diplomacy, or want to further professionalise your diplomatic career? Looking to start preparing for the diplomatic service exams? If so, then the Postgraduate in Economic Diplomacy is exactly what you are looking for.

Participants in this programme are instructed in the legal and business aspects of economic diplomacy through a combination of academic and practitioner-led courses, complemented by a series of skills and thematic workshops. Compulsory courses are followed by either elective subjects in Washington and/or Shanghai, an internship, or a thesis. All designed to ensure that our graduates are ready for a career in economic diplomacy."

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PG in International Trade and Investment

Do you want an international career? Do you fancy a job in international business such as export manager, international purchasing manager, investment manager, international sales representative, country manager, institutional relations manager? Or do you simply want to expand your existing knowledge and skills? If so, then the Postgraduate Programme in International Trade and Investment is exactly what you need.

This is a comprehensive curriculum which delivers graduates able to independently undertake international business practices such as export, import, sourcing, investing, M&A and international alliance formation. This programme provides a combination of academic and practitioner-led courses, complemented by a series of skills and thematic workshops, with compulsory courses being followed by either elective subjects in Washington and/or Shanghai, an internship, or a thesis. All designed to ensure that our graduates are ideally prepared for a career in international business."

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PG Flagship in Economic Diplomacy and International Business

No need to choose between diplomacy or international business if you don’t want to! The Postgraduate Flagship Programme in Economic Diplomacy and International Business is a comprehensive and highly specialised programme which prepares students for careers in both diplomacy and international business. Compulsory courses in Brussels are complemented with either subjects in Washington and/or Shanghai, an internship or a thesis.

Graduates from this programme who are active in diplomacy will excel in defending their home country’s economic interests. Graduates who are active in business will excel professionally by mastering trade and investment techniques and through their knowledge of how to maximise the potential of their home country’s economic diplomacy. And graduates can easily switch career from diplomacy to business or banking and back.

This programme is not only relevant for those aspiring to a career in diplomacy and international business, it is also of particular interest to anyone who wants to be involved in developing international economic, monetary, financial and banking policy.

Participants receive all-round academic and practical training, giving them a sound understanding of the legal, fiscal, economic, monetary, banking and commercial aspects of economic diplomacy and international business."

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