April 25, 2011
Education for Change –
Scholarships to Students from the Western Balkans
Commitment to Action as part of the Clinton Global
Within the next six years, the Center for Global Dialogue and Cooperation – CGDC
, together with its valued sponsors, will enable sixtyfive students from the Western Balkans to participate in the MBA
program in Public Governance and Management at MODUL
University Vienna, a private university in Vienna, Austria.
The Goal – Supporting Emerging Countries
supports and assists emerging countries to become more efficient, capable and stable partners in Europe and worldwide. Various different measures are undertaken to achieve this goal. One major project of the CGDC
is in providing scholarships to enable students from the Western Balkan region belonging to different religious and ethnic groups to live and study together.
The Western Balkans is the only region in Europe where Catholic, Orthodox Christians and Muslims have lived together for centuries. Following the fall of Communism, the dialogue between these diverse groups has diminished. The CGDC
has identified an opportunity to make a lasting and positive change by investing in the education of young people, so that they may learn, understand and consequently embrace their differences. This will help them to live and work together for their common benefits. When these students mature and become future leaders of the Western Balkans, they will be aware of the opportunities provided by the CGDC
‘s commitment to work for common benefits through political, economic, academic and infrastructural projects. The CGDC
’s commitment will help prepare them for their future challenge!
Prominent Support – Clinton Global Initiative
Turning ideas into action is the slogan of the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI
). Each CGI
member creates a Commitment to Action – a concrete plan to address a major global challenge. As a CGI
member, the CGDC
is committed to providing scholarships to thirteen students from the Western Balkan region for the next five academic programs. According to the CGI
’s guidelines, the Center for Global Dialogue and Cooperation – CGDC
is thus obliged to achieve a meaningful, qualitative and measurable goal within a reasonable time period.
In Cooperation with
Together with our cooperation partner MODUL
University Vienna, a private university in Vienna, the CGDC
has concluded an agreement to offer an internationally oriented Master of Business Administration (MBA
) in Public Governance and Management tailored to the individual needs of students from the Western Balkans. The study program puts a strong focus on the good governance practices of institutions operating within both national and international frameworks. Individual specializations will target the current concerns in emerging regions like the Western Balkans.
is organized as a modular program over two years consisting of business and public governance courses. Each module has pre- and post-module phases which are designed to prepare for or alternatively to follow-up each seminar. Our graduates are asked to discuss topics in public institutions of the EU and the Western Balkans in their master thesis, which will be presented to referring EU and Western Balkan institutions.
We are looking for post-graduate individuals with professional experience, who can, due to their personal and professional background, contribute to a mediation between cultural and religious differences. The CGDC
is trying to bring together different ethnic and religious groups who will benefit from the knowledge gained at MODUL
University and will then develop their skills to initiate sustainable change in a responsible way.
The aim of this program is to train managers and civil servants to convey their know-how and democratic ideas to regions with interreligious and intercultural differences to assist these areas in becoming politically and economically stable and consequently a favorable partner to other states in Europe and worldwide. We are preparing future leaders to deal with the complex interrelationships between public authorities and the private sector.
Facts & Figures
Mater of Business Administration in Public Governance and Management
18 months (regular) or 24 Months (extended), graduates awarded with 90 ECTS
The study year is organized in full-days seminars (4-6 days per month including weekends)
Comprises Business Core courses, Public Governance Core courses and Elective courses
English is the study language
Provided by CGDC
, Comprises full tuition, study material, attendance of two non curricula language courses during the duration of the study program.
Maximum Number of Scholarships:
Students from the contries of Bosnia, Serbia, Croatia, Macedonia, Albania, Montenegro, Kosovo, Bulgaria and Romania
Recommended August 31 of the current year
Annually in October