MAS in Humanitarian Leadership

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The joint study program CAS/MAS in Humanitarian Leadership connects academic skills and knowledge, delivered by the University of Lucerne, with the practical know-how and experience of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC).

Providing support to people affected by conflicts and disasters is characterised as being an intense, challenging, and multi-faceted task. Typically, providing humanitarian assistance is associated with a set of aspects including:

This variety of factors requires strong strategic, operational, and leadership skills for managerial and field personnel. Leadership skills are particularly important, since human interaction is the basis of any humanitarian response.

In view of these challenges and opportunities, the study programme "MAS in Humanitarian Leadership" develops the competencies of humanitarian leaders and managers. Furthermore, the programme helps leaders and managers design humanitarian services, which are effective and reach the people who are affected by conflicts and disasters.

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MAS Module: Contents and Faculty