Economics and Geopolitics


This module explores ‘country risk’ in its broad definition: risk associated with having any kind of operations in foreign countries. Thus, this deliberate choice of definition is close to what some authors term ‘political risk’.

After providing a definition and a brief history of the concept of ‘country risk’, we will review its different causes, continuously keeping in mind the key question: how to reduce risks.
Forecasting and managing country-risk has become mandatory for all parties or businesses involved in multi-country operations: existing data collection, country risk-models and ratings will be analysed and critically evaluated. Cultural differences will also be considered in this part of the course.

  • 2021
  • 2,5 days
  • € 1 800


The aim of this programme is to provide you with the tools necessary to understand any type of situation involving operations abroad.
At the end of this course, you will be able to analyse the risks taken during international operations: taking into account the specificities of the context (sector, size of the organisation, history, local political and cultural environment, geopolitics, etc.), gathering reliable and relevant data and calling on a critical eye to make the most appropriate decision.
You will thus be able to avoid extreme risks and adopt a balanced and pragmatic attitude using risk management tools recognised for their effectiveness.

Personal objectives

  • Understand the complexity of today’s major geopolitical challenges.
  • Adopt a thematic and geographical perspective on geopolitics and risks.
  • Assess and prioritise major international trends.
  • Benefit from risk management support tools.
  • Analyse external environments and assess opportunities and risks.
  • Anticipate future geopolitical risks that may impact your business.

Corporate objectives

  • Understanding of current geopolitical issues by region and by theme.
  • Ability to collect reliable and relevant data.
  • Acquisition of critical thinking about a given or future situation.
  • Risk mitigation through the use of tools recognised for their effectiveness.
  • Medium- and long-term anticipation of geopolitical developments.

Participant profiles

The programme is open to people with an undergraduate degree (minimum Bac+2) and a minimum of 3 years’ professional experience in an operational or general management function.


Project managers

Operational managers

Business Unit managers


The average age of a class is 42 years with 20 years of professional experience; participants come from all sectors of activity. The added value of the modules taught also lies in the interaction between students, the sharing of experience and the contribution of complementary visions in the context of case studies and reflections during the course.





Interview with the Programme Director


Admission and support for financing

Our admission process is simple, fast and can be adapted to your professional schedule. You are accompanied throughout the procedure by our admissions managers, whether to complete your application file, prepare your interview with the Programme Director or with the processes for financial assistance and administrative registration.

Application & Interview

=> Application form to be completed on our platform where you will be asked to provide information on your career path and experience, your motivating factors, your career plan, etc.

=> Interview with the Programme Director, which consists of a period of exchange to ensure that our academic offer is in line with your expectations and your project. It will also be an opportunity to discuss current topics, your vision of current business trends, etc. Following the interview, an assessment report is published by the Programme Director to measure the quality of your application.

=> An admissions panel meets each week to assess and validate the applications received. You then receive your admissions letter by email. The admissions officer with the processes for funding and publishing your training agreement.

Financial aid

There are many funding schemes for vocational training depending on your situation, a non-exhaustive list is given below:

=> CPF Personal Training Account
=> Company skills development plan
=> OPCO contribution (for companies with fewer than 50 employees)
=> Individual Training Assistance (Pôle Emploi)
=> Assistance from the Région Qualifemploi (for job seekers)
=> The professional transition project – CPF de transition (formerly CIF)


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