Northwestern University’s Integrated Marketing Communications (IMC) program has partnered with the Sorbonne in Paris to offer seasoned executives from all industries the chance to earn a master’s degree in international negotiation and take courses during the summer at six locations around the world.


During the final phase of the fast-track program, called the GEMINi Award, participants return to their home bases, where they work on cases specific to their own organization’s needs.

An innovative approach to international negotiation, GEMINi allows participants to keep working full-time while earning a world-class degree and five certificates, all in one year.

Classes are held in meeting rooms where executives learn by doing, rather than listening to lectures. The curriculum includes international trade and negotiation, intercultural management, entrepreneurship, leadership, innovative thinking and integrated marketing communications.

Participants convene in Paris at the Sorbonne in late July and August. Afterward, they travel for one week each to Singapore, Australia, New Zealand, Canada and the U.S., where they will earn certificates from the following prestigious universities:

  • Singapore Management University
  • City of Brisbane 
  • University of Auckland Business School
  • HEC Business School in Montreal, Canada
  • Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism, Media, Integrated Marketing Communications


The classes are conducted in English, and all costs are inclusive. For more information, visit the Gemini Award website or Medill professor Candy Lee.


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