The Corporate Statecraft certificate provides an introduction to the political challenges corporations face abroad: the problems of dealing with and influencing different types of regimes; forecasting and coping with political instability; calculating political risks; protecting intellectual property and national security secrets from foreign intelligence threats; and how U.S. government agencies address foreign commercial issues in the context of their larger diplomatic, intelligence, and military missions. It also explains the national security and foreign policy processes in the Executive Branch, the role of Congress, and the roles of government agencies involved in the financial and regulatory realms; and how to optimize public-private partnerships in ways that maximize both vital national interests and corporate interests.
- IWP 665 Statecraft, National Security, and the Corporate Sector (2 credits, formerly Corporate Statecraft)
Electives (Choose courses that add up to 18 credits):
- IWP 601 National Security Policy Process (4 credits)
- IWP 608 Sources of American Political Thought (2 credits, formerly American Founding Principles and Foreign Policy)
- IWP 609 Economic Statecraft and Conflict (4 credits)
- IWP 610 Counterintelligence in a Democratic Society (4 credits)
- IWP 614 Diplomacy Toward Comparative Regimes (4 credits)
- IWP 663 Cyber Statecraft (2 credits)
- IWP 667 Forecasting and Political Risk Analysis (4 credits)
- IWP 672 Crisis Management and Decisionmaking (4 credits)
- IWP 691 Cyber Strategy Development (2 credits)
- IWP 692 Cyber Terrorism and Intelligence (2 credits)
Program Learning Outcomes
- Students will demonstrate knowledge of basic terms, concepts, history, theories, and geography related to corporate statecraft.
- Students will demonstrate an understanding of the political challenges corporations face abroad, the U.S. national security and foreign policy processes involved in the financial and regulatory realms, and how to optimize public-private partnerships in ways that maximize both vital national interests and corporate interests.
- Students will demonstrate the ability to assess arguments, identify logical flaws, and obtain supporting or corrective information.
- Students will demonstrate the use of clear, effective and persuasive communications.