M.A. in Diplomacy, Law and Business

Start Date
01 August 2021

End Date
31 July 2023

2 Years

Program Fee (Yearly)
Rs. 3 Lacs

Course Structure

The M.A. (DLB) degree requires the completion of a minimum 83 credits over 4 semesters. All students are required to take 10 mandatory courses covering the fields of international relations, foreign policy and diplomacy, academic and public policy, international law and organizations, international economics, cultural and social studies, and much more.

Upon completion of the mandatory courses, students may choose from a wide range of elective courses offered by the Schools of International Affairs (JSIA), Law (JGLS), Business (JGBS), Public Policy (JSGP), Liberal Arts and Humanities (JSLH), Banking and Finance (JSBF), Art and Architecture (JSAA), Journalism and Communication (JSJC) and Jindal Institute of Behavioral Sciences (JIBS) at JGU.

In the final semester, students also have the option of completing a dissertation; the dissertation is worth 18 credits and can be done instead of elective courses of the same credit value.

Students are also required to complete a Guided Internship Programme between semester II and III. JSIA has a dedicated team of faculty and staff to assist students with obtaining internships, in both India and abroad, as per student preferences and interests.

The typical format for a class at JSIA is a discussion-based seminar on the principle of student-centred teaching. Students are encouraged to engage in critical thinking and lively debate, to draw links between theory, history and current affairs and to become better aware of the relationship between power, politics, business, law and justice.

Academic Programme

Year 1 - Semester I

  • International Relations  Theory and Praxis

  • International Economics

  • International Law and Organisations

  • Social Science Research Methods

  • Foreign Languages: Spanish,
    German, Mandarin and French

  • Academic Writing

  • Elective Course (s)

  • Winter Internship

Year 1 - Semester II

  • Political and Business Risk Management

  • International History
  • Foreign Language (Spanish, German, French and Mandarin)

  • Advanced Academic Writing

  • Electives (2 Electives, 4 credits each)

  • Mandatory Summer Internship/ Summer School

Year 2 - Semester III

Students have the option to undertake only one of the following two pathways in their third final semester:

Pathway One

  • Electives


  • Research Writing and Design Colloquium

Pathway Two

  • Semester Abroad

Year 2 - Semester IV

Students have the option to undertake only one of the following four distinct pathways in their final semester:

Pathway One

  • Dissertation

  • Dissertation Colloquium

Pathway Two

  • Capstone Internship

  • Capstone Paper

Pathway Three

  • Semester Abroad

Pathway Four

  • Electives