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INCAE – UNITAR Executive Diploma in Business Leadership and International Affairs

About the programme

In an increasingly interconnected and globalized world, leaders across all sectors need to work together and speak the same language to solve complex challenges at the international, regional, national and/or sub-national level.

It is against this backdrop that the Executive Diploma in Business Leadership and International Affairs delivered by the United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR) and INCAE Business School holds great significance. This programme will not only provide you with an in-depth understanding on the current international political and socio-economic landscape but it will also equip you with the required soft skills for a successful international career whether it is in the public, private or non-profit sector.

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The Executive Diploma in Business Leadership and International Affairs will also allow students to build a powerful network and have an impact on transforming lives, sectors, and countries.

Learning Objectives

  • To prepare leaders in the public, private, and non profit sectors of international affairs to lead transformational initiatives.
  • To develop the capabilities to perform successfully in international settings requiring leadership, negotiation, and public speaking skills.
  • To provide an understanding of the international economic and sociopolitical landscape and the skills necessary to advance development agendas.

Target audience

The programme is targeted to leaders in the public, private and non-profit sectors.  This includes, but is not limited to : staff of international, intergovernmental and non-governmental organizations, diplomats, government officials and private sector professionals, with a minimum of 3 years of responsible professional experience.


The United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR) provides innovative learning solutions to individuals, organizations and institutions to enhance global decision-making and support country-level action for shaping a better future.

UNITAR was created in 1963 to train and equip young diplomats from newly-independent UN Member States with the knowledge and skills needed to navigate through the diplomatic environment.

Over the years, UNITAR has acquired unique expertise and experience in designing and delivering a variety of training activities. We have become a leading institute in the provision of customized and creative learning solutions to institutions and individuals from both public and private sectors.


INCAE is the leading business school in Latin America, and has promoted the development of Latin American countries by training talented regional leaders in its Master’s and Executive Education Programs. INCAE has worked with world-class companies, organizations and professionals to prepare them for the future by developing the skills and capacities to solve problems. INCAE takes a global perspective that is further enhanced by its programmes’ emphasis on sustainability in the region and social responsibility. More recently, INCAE’s have adopted the Social Progress Index as a powerful measure of both well-being and competitiveness in Latin America.

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