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M.A. Diplomacy, Law and Business

Start Date

1 August 2022
End Date
31 July 2024
Duration
2 Years

Programme Fee (Yearly)

Rs. 2.5 Lacs

Course Curriculum :

Year 1

Semester I

S. No.CoursesCore /ElectiveCredit
1International Relations Theory and PraxisCore4 credits
2International EconomicsCore4 credits
3International Law and OrganisationsCore4 credits
4Social Science Research MethodsCore4 credits
5Foreign Languages: Spanish, German, Mandarin and FrenchCore3 credits
6Academic WritingCore3 credits
TOTAL CREDITS22 credits
7Elective Course (s)Optional4 credits
8Winter Internship OptionalOptional3 Credits

Semester II

S. No.Courses

Core

/Elective

Credit
1Political and Business Risk ManagementCore4 credits
2International HistoryCore4 credits
3Foreign Language (Spanish, German, French and Mandarin)Core3 credits
Advanced Academic Writing >Core3 credits
5Electives (2 Electives, 4 credits each)Elective8 credits
6Mandatory Summer Internship/ Summer SchoolCredited3 Credits
TOTAL CREDITS22 credits

Year 2

Semester III

M.A. Diplomacy, Law and Business students have the option to undertake only one of the following two pathways in their third final semester:

Pathway One | Total: 18 credits

  • Electives of 16 credits
  • Research Writing and Design Colloquium of 2 credits (Mandatory)

Pathway Two | Total: 18 credits

  • Electives of 18 credits

Semester IV

M.A. Diplomacy, Law and Business students have the option to undertake only one of the following four distinct pathways in their final semester:

Pathway One | Total: 18 credits

  • Dissertation of 16 credits
  • Dissertation Colloquium of 2 credits (Mandatory)

Pathway Two | Total: 18 credits

  • Capstone Internship of 9 Credits
  • Capstone Paper of 9 Credits

Pathway Three | Total: 18 credits

  • Semester Abroad of 18 credits

Pathway Four | Total: 18 credits

  • Electives of 18 credits

Summary of Credit Structure

SemesterTotal Credits
Semester 1 22 credits
Semester 2 22 credits
Semester 3 18 credits
Semester 4 21 credits (18 credits + 3 credits internship report)
Total Credits for Graduation 83 credits
  • The M.A. Diplomacy, Law and Business degree requires the completion of a minimum of 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 organisations, international economics, cultural and social studies, and many others.
  • 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 Behavioural 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 ready 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 gain awareness of the relationship between power, politics, business, law and justice.

Note

  • Dissertation, Capstone and Semester exchange pathways each have specific rules and guidelines for their application that will be communicated by the heads of the three committees and the JSIA Academic Office at the beginning of semester three.
  • Independent Research Study (IRS) can be conducted for two, four or six credits. The IRS policy shall be communicated by the head of the IRS Committee and the JSIA Academic Office at the beginning of second semester.

General Guidelines

  • Diplomacy, Law and Business students should complete three mandatory industry internships, to be completed in semesters I, II, and III. And they must submit an internship report of 3 credits in their semester IV.
  • Diplomacy, Law and Business students are expected to complete a minimum of 83 credits (80 credits of course work + 3 credits for the internship report) to graduate from the M.A. Diplomacy, Law and Business programme.
  • All JSIA core and elective courses of 4 credits are comprised of 3 hours of classroom-based learning per week and one contact hour of tutorial.

Special Guidelines for Residential Students

  • In first and second semester: Students are offered a mandatory Foreign Language: Spanish, German, French, or Mandarin (Languages offered by the JGU Language Centre)
  • All residential students have to select a language in their first semester (Spanish, German, French or Mandarin) and reach a proficiency of two levels in the same language by the end of the second semester.

Special Guidelines for Non-Residential Students

  • Students enrolled in the Non-Residential programme should substitute Foreign Language and Academic Writing with an Independent Research Study (IRS) worth a total of 6 credits.
  • Students enrolled in the NR programme that can submit proof of employment are eligible to substitute the mandatory industry internships with an additional elective /or IRS (no internship report will be submitted in this case).
  • In semester three, the Research Writing and Design Colloquium will be replaced with an additional elective or a short IRS worth 2 credits for the NR students.
  • In semester four, the Dissertation pathway is not available for the NR students.

JSIA-JSBF Minors Programmes

Jindal School of International Affairs (JSIA) and Jindal School of Business and Finance (JSBF),  have launched a minor programme of 24 credits for JSIA students.

JSBF is offering two minor programmes to JSIA students: (1). Business and Finance Minor, (2). Entrepreneurship Minor.


I. Business and Finance Minor programme

The minor programme in the Banking and Finance trackway for JSIA students is composed of core courses of 16 credits and electives of 8 credits with a total of 24 credits as follows:

Course Name

Credits

Core courses (Students will select core courses of 16 credits total)

 

Effective Business Communication

2

Business Intelligence using Tableau

6

Corporate Governance in Financial Institutions

4

Marketing for Financial Services

4

Global Financial Markets

4

Principles of Management

4

Total core courses credits

16

Electives (Two Electives of 4 credits)

8

Total credits

24

II.    Entrepreneurship Minor programme

The minor programme in the Banking and Finance trackway for JSIA students is composed of core courses of 18 credits and electives of 6 credits with a total of 24 credits as follows:

 

Course Name

Credits

Core courses

 

Principles of Management

4

Accounting Essentials for New Ventures

4

Consumer Behaviour

4

Entrepreneurial Economics

4

Project Management and Planning

2

Total core courses

18

Electives (Two electives (4 credits, 2 credits))

6

Total credits

24

Students Selection Criteria

  1. Must be a full-time JSIA student in BA or MA programmes from semester two
  2. This new programme is effective from fall 2021 and applies to 2021 (MA) and 2020 (BA)
  3. Must have consistently achieved a high standard of academic standing of 6.0 GPA
  4. The applicant must not have any judgment against them in either the DC/UMC/SHC

JSAA-JSIA Minors Programmes

Jindal School of International Affairs (JSIA) and Jindal School of Art and Architecture (JSAA), have launched a mutual minor programme of 24 credits for their students.

JSAA is offering minor programme in Urban & Community studies to JSIA students. And JSIA is offering three minor programmes: (1). International Affairs, (2). Advanced International Affairs and (3). Political Science

JSAA minor programme: Urban -Community Studies

The minor programme in the Urban -Community Studies trackway for JSIA students is composed of six core courses and two electives with a total of 24 credits as follows:

Core courses

Number of credits

The City: A multiple perspective (Intro to urban studies)

3

Land: Perceptions; prejudices and politics

3

Anthropology of Communities and Settlements: caste, class, gender

3

Law, Governance and Community Planning (including Negotiation, Facilitation and Conflict resolution)

3

Margins & Marginality

3

Development & Sustainability (Introduction to Community Planning & Development)

3

Two Electives

 

Elective 1 (any from the pathway requirements seminars)

3

Elective 1 (any from the pathway requirements seminars)

3

Total credits

24

Students Selection Criteria

  1. Must be a full-time JSIA/JSAA student in BA or MA programme from semester two onwards.
  2. This new programme will be effective from fall 2021 and applies to JSIA 2021 JSAA is to specify the batch that is eligible to apply for the minor programme.
  3. Must have consistently achieved a high standard of academic standing of 6.0 GPA
  4. The applicant must not have any judgment against them in either the DC/UMC/SHC