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Executive MA in Leadership in Eastern Europe Online

Freie Universitšt Berlin, Center for Global Politics, IR Online, Garystr. 55, 14195 Berlin, Germany

+ 49 30 838 54033

+ 49 30 838 54033

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Type of course
full-time or part-time (120 ECTS)
blended-learning program

Language of tuition

Length of course
2 or 1 year

Date of commencement

Class size
15 students / class

Admission requirements
See opposite / below

Freie Universitšt Berlin

Executive Master of Arts in Leadership in Eastern Europe

The Executive Master Leadership in Eastern Europe (LEE) is a blended learning program designed for aspiring executives in corporations, media agencies and NGOs, as well as social entrepreneurs. It focuses on conveying professional and entrepreneurial skills necessary to open an office or to conduct a project in an Eastern European society. LEE provides you with the ideal opportunity to prepare for being assigned to an Eastern European host country, to meet the business challenges attached to an intercultural context, and to take the next step in your career.

During the program, you will face reality-based challenges arising when getting started in a different cultural and professional context in Eastern Europe. To this end the CGP works in close cooperation with corporate and other non-governmental partners.

We take a hands-on, problem-solving approach. The learning modules are arranged around concrete professional challenges that you will encounter during your assignment in a host society. In the course of the program, you will acquire the tools necessary to counter and resolve these challenges. Get started successfully in Eastern Europe.

With the Executive Master of Arts in Executive Master Leadership in Eastern Europeyou will enjoy the following benefits:
  • A degree from a German University of Excellence
  • An innovative digital learning environment, accessible from anywhere around the world
  • In-house classes in the fascinating city of Berlin twice a year
  • Supervision by dedicated scholars and experts from around the world
  • Training on soft skills that help you become a powerful communicator and negotiator
  • Excellent career opportunities in Eastern Europe and the global arena
  • A sustainable network of peers and alumni around the world

Admission Requirements

Are you eligible to study the Executive Master Leadership in Eastern Europe? See if you can say ‘yes’ to these requirements:

You have a genuine interest in developing executive skills for getting started in an Eastern European society and a strong motivation to work in a challenging and intercultural environment
You hold a first university degree (B.A., M.A., Diploma, state examination, etc.), preferably in, but not limited to, Political Sciences, Humanities, or Social Sciences, including Law and Economics
You have at least one year of relevant postgraduate work experience and want to take the next step in your career
You are fluent in English
You have reliable access to adequate electronic equipment – in particular, internet access and a computer capable of working with multimedia course materials

Freie Universitšt Berlin

Freie Universitšt Berlin (FU) is one of Germany's leading research-based universities. Founded in 1948 according to the principles "Truth, Justice, Freedom" and based on its history as a reform-oriented university, it continues to display a modern and international character. Today, the university offers courses with more than one hundred subjects to over 35,500 students.

FU Berlin is the largest of the three universities in Berlin with about 570 professors, 4,000 graduate students and 1,000 doctoral candidates each year. Its academic profile is comprised of a broad range of disciplines in the humanities, social sciences and natural sciences. Freie Universitšt Berlin is one of eleven German “Universities of Excellence”.

The M.A. International Relations (IR) Online is a Master program designed for professionals who want to obtain a degree whilst staying on the job. It belongs to the distinguished graduate study programs offered by the Center for Global Politics (CGP) at Freie Universitšt Berlin. The CGP is a pioneer in blended-learning formats, uniting six distinct graduate study programs: International Relations Online, East European Studies, Leadership in Eastern Europe, Global Politics Seasonal Schools, Graduate School of Global Politics, and German Studies Russia.

With our unique programs we enable students worldwide to explore the multiple challenges of the Twenty-first Century. They develop an understanding of the interdependent nature of seemingly diverse issues such as migration, changing security issues, and environmental degradation, as well as increase their understanding of global challenges and their political, economic, and social causes and impacts. The Center for Global Politics is your gateway to a global career.