With the rise of globalization, a plethora of new actors entered the sphere of international politics. It is no longer mainly nation-states that shape global affairs. They increasingly have to compete or cooperate with multinational corporations, the media, financial institutions, social movements and NGOs, or within the framework of international organizations such as the EU and the UN in order to exert their influence. This certificate for professionals offers an overview of how global politics works today. It allows for further training in a series of related courses for those bend on specializing. It also offers general training for those wishing to achieve a wider understanding of international politics’ actors, structures and processes. The certificate is designed for professionals who are engaged in, or plan to embark upon, a career that requires an expertise in international relations and global affairs, be it in the government, corporate, academic or not-for-profit sector.