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Foreign Policy Courses

Take free online foreign policy courses to build your skills and advance your career. Learn foreign policy and other in-demand subjects with courses from top universities and institutions around the world on edX.

What is Foreign Policy?

Foreign policy is one government’s policy toward others. It is how one nation or state strategically deals with all others to protect its own economic, security and other interests. Domestic policy, in contrast, encompasses issues and policies internal to a nation.

Online Foreign Policy Courses and Programs

Get an introduction to foreign affairs with online courses from major universities and institutions worldwide. Edx offers both individual courses and advanced programs designed to help you learn about foreign policy issues, goals and challenges in an engaging and effective online learning environment complete with video tutorials, quizzes and more.

Additionally, edX offers the option to pursue verified certificates in online courses. The certificate lists edX and the name of the university or institution offering the course and can be uploaded to your LinkedIn profile. It is proof for employers and others that you have successfully completed the course.

Explore online courses from Peking University, the Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore, and Harvard University that cover aspects of international trade and economic policies. IIMB’s course, International Business Environment and Global Strategy, looks at political factors that impact global business and foreign trade policy. Harvard’s American Government looks in-depth at the political institutions that shape U.S. foreign policy. These and other courses are self-paced so you can enroll and start learning today.