3 ECTS credits
75 h study time

Offer 1 with catalog number 8020298GNR for all students in the 1st semester at a (G) Postgraduate - preliminary level.

1st semester
Enrollment based on exam contract
Grading method
Pass/Non pass
Can retake in second session
Taught in
Faculty of Social Sciences & SolvayBusinessSchool
ES Academische eenheid
Educational team
Decaan ES (course titular)
Activities and contact hours
38 contact hours Lecture
Course Content

Students will learn and practice the following skills:

  • Public Speaking
  • Trade Fair Management
  • The Art and Science of Convincing: Influencing and Persuasion
  • Reputation Management and Media Relations
  • Crisis Communication
  • Conflict Management
Course material
Course text (Recommended) : Skills Workshops for Diplomacy and International Business
Additional info

Syllabus and course material presented by the lecturers.

Learning Outcomes

General competences

By the end of the course students will master various skills required for successfully operating within diplomacy and international business.


The final grade is composed based on the following categories:
Other Exam determines 100% of the final mark.

Within the Other Exam category, the following assignments need to be completed:

  • Attendance and Participation with a relative weight of 1 which comprises 100% of the final mark.

Additional info regarding evaluation

There is no graded exam, students will be awarded a pass or a fail, based on attendance and participation. Students who do not attend cannot pass this course.

Allowed unsatisfactory mark
The supplementary Teaching and Examination Regulations of your faculty stipulate whether an allowed unsatisfactory mark for this programme unit is permitted.

Academic context

This offer is part of the following study plans:
Postgraduate Certificate Economic Diplomacy: Standaard traject
Postgraduate Certificate International Trade and Investment: Standaard traject
Postgraduate Certificate Flagship Programme in Economic Diplomacy and International Business: Standaard traject