What can I do with my degree?

 Career Paths after Graduating from International Relations and Diplomacy

The International Relations and Diplomacy Program is a program of choice, which equips its graduates with the necessary knowledge and skills, especially creative, leadership, diplomatic, negotiation and mediation ones, which are relevant to the development of their future and realization of their full human potential.

Graduates of International Relations and Diplomacy could virtually work anywhere and at any given time, because they have been trained to become leaders, diplomats, politicians, administrators, managers, negotiators, mediators, political and economic analysts, planners, etc.

It is interesting to note that over 90% of our graduates are employed, and many of them have enrolled for their further studies (master’s…etc.) in Kurdistan Region, Iraq and abroad.

The following are some of the specific professions/careers open to our graduates:

  1. Diplomats (Ambassadors, Envoys, Foreign Service Officers, Negotiators, Mediators, etc.)
  2. Politicians
  3. President
  4. Prime Minister
  5. Lawmakers
  6. Ministers
  7. Foreign Affairs Minister
  8. Managers/Administrators
  9. Political Analysts
  10. Economic Analysts (International Economic Analysts)
  11. Intelligence Officers
  12. Foreign Service Officers
  13. Academics (Lecturers, Professors)
  14. Researchers
  15. Teachers
  16. Strategists
  17. Specialists
  18. Project Managers
  19. Journalists
  20. Risk Managers
  21. Policymakers
  22. Political Consultants
  23. Political Advisers
  24. Diplomatic Advisers
  25. Economic Advisers
  26. Senior Special Advisers, etc.

Which specific institutions, organizations, and sectors that our graduates could work? Some of them include the following:

  1. Ministries
  2. Embassies, High Commissions and Consulates
  3. Department of Foreign Relations
  4. Foreign Affairs Ministry
  5. Parliament
  6. Prime Minister’s Office
  7. President’s Office
  8. Speaker’s Office
  9. Senate President’s Office
  10. International Organizations (United Nations, Arab League, ASEAN, GCC, etc.)
  11. Multinational Corporations (Shell, Chevron, Total, BP, etc.)
  12. World Bank
  13. International Monetary Fund (IMF)
  14. World Trade Organization (WTO)
  15. Intelligence Service/Law Enforcement
  16. Paramilitary Agencies (Immigration Service, Customs Service, etc.)
  17. Police
  18. International Criminal Police Organization (INTERPOL)
  19. Military
  20. Private Sector (Companies)
  21. Universities
  22. Non-Governmental Organizations
  23. Media
  24. Consultancy
  25. Foundations
  26. Think Tanks (Brookings Institution, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, etc.)