About Mediation Programs in Azerbaijan

Khazar

Academic staff of the related departments – Law, Psychology, Economics & Management, Political science & Philosophy – are responsible for the development of curriculum.

 

Each academic department mentioned above works on related part of the curriculum. In order to ensure the interconnectedness and integrity of the curriculum, interaction and continuous cooperation among departments is maintained through the supervision of Quality Assurance Center and Vice-Rector for Academic Affairs.

 

The Quality Assurance Center directly supervises the work of curriculum development team to ensure their compliance ESG higher education standards. It should also be noted that recent national accreditation standards are based on European educational standards. Therefore, we can testify that our curriculum is being developed by taken into account the mentioned standards.

 

In addition, on December 18, 2019, Prof. Jan Van Zwieten, the rector of the Netherlands Business Academy, visited Khazar University and met with the rector of Khazar University to discuss the future of the program following the 3-year implementation. Prof. Zwieten offered to Khazar University and other project partner universities to be part of the internationally accredited mediation program and offer a double degree in mediation which was welcomed by Khazar University administration.

 

The internationally accredited double degree program, the novelty and necessity of this specialty in Azerbaijan, the state-level support to the development of mediation values in the society provides the ground for the sustainability of the program following the implementation of the project

The main challenge for Khazar University is the number of students allowed for the enrollment of the Master Program. Since Khazar University and GSU will be the first universities that will have enrollment in Mediation in Azerbaijan, Khazar University was only allowed to offer 5 places for the first year. Following the success of the 1st year's enrollment, the number of places might be increased. 

The main challenge for Khazar University is the number of students allowed for the enrollment of the Master Program. Since Khazar University and GSU will be the first universities that will have enrollment in Mediation in Azerbaijan, Khazar University was only allowed to offer 5 places for the first year. Following the success of the 1st year's enrollment, the number of places might be increased. 

 

Khazar

The university applied to the Ministry of Education for a registration of a program called Management (Mediation of Business Disputes). Permission was granted and the first student enrollment is started for 2020/2021 academic year. The curriculum of 2 years of 120 ECTS master program has been created.

 

Quality Assurance Office, Department of Management, and Office of Education, Department of Innovation will be involved in curriculum development and related project activities.  Each academic department mentioned above works on related part of the curriculum in order to ensure the interconnectedness and integrity of the curriculum, interaction and continuous cooperation among departments. Quality Assurance office that is created through another Erasmus+ project, EQAC (Establishment of Quality Assurance Centers in Azerbaijani Higher Education Institutions) closely collaborates to take into account the principles set out in the Bologna process.

Major Compulsory Courses:

  1. Introduction to Mediation – 6 ECTS

  2. The Basics of Law – 6 ECTS

  3. Communication – 6 ECTS

  4. Research Methods – 6 ECTS

  5. Mediation in Business Relations – 6 ECTS

  6. Mediation and Administrative Law – 6 ECTS

  7. Conflict Theories and Analysis – 6 ECTS

  8. Mediation in Family Disputes – 6 ECTS

  9. Cognitive Psychology and Mediation – 6 ECTS

 

 

Major Elective Courses:

Elective 1  – ­6 ECTS

  • Mediation in Propoerty Diputes 

  • Mediation in intellectual property and industrial relations

Elective 2  – ­6 ECTS

  • Mediation in Health Care and Compulsory Health İnsurance – ­6 ECTS

  • Mediation in Labor Disputes

University Reguirement Courses:

  1. Foreign Language – ­6 ECTS

  2. Psychology – ­6 ECTS

  3. Pedagogy – ­6 ECTS

İnternships

  1. İnternship – ­6 ECTS

  2. Apprenticeship – ­6 ECTS

Thessis – 24 ECTS

Total: 120 ECTS

Note: The study plan was developed by the relevant academic departments of Khazar University under the supervision the Quality Assurance Office and the Vice-Rector for Academic affairs. The work according to this study plan was enhanced by the visit of the Jan van Zwieten to Khazar University in December 2019. In his meeting with the Khazar University administratin and later at the PSCM2, Prof. Zwieten proposed Khazar University – and other partners to be part of the internationally accredited mediation program and offer a double degree in mediation. The offer was welcomed by all partner universities, including Khazar University.

 

The study plan for the Master Program in Mediation offers 9 compulsory major courses, 4 major elective courses, 3 university requirement courses, internship, apprenticeship, and the master thesis. Each course consists of 6 ECTS, and the thesis consists of 24 ECTS, a total of 120 ECTS.

 

 

GSU

The university applied to the Ministry of Education for a registration of a program called Management (Mediation of Business Disputes). Permission was granted and the first student enrollment is started for 2020/2021 academic year. The curriculum of 2 years of 120 ECTS master program has been created.

 

Quality Assurance Office, Department of Management, and Office of Education, Department of Innovation will be involved in curriculum development and related project activities.  Each academic department mentioned above works on related part of the curriculum in order to ensure the interconnectedness and integrity of the curriculum, interaction and continuous cooperation among departments. Quality Assurance office that is created through another Erasmus+ project, EQAC (Establishment of Quality Assurance Centers in Azerbaijani Higher Education Institutions) closely collaborates to take into account the principles set out in the Bologna process.

 

Following courses updated or added/updated to the created master program called Management (Mediation)

Compulsory:

  • Basics of mediation: 8 ECTS Mediation procedure: 8 ECTS

  • Psychology of influence: 4 ECTS Conflict management and organization of the negotiation process: 8 ECTS
    Mediation in business disputes: 8 ECTS

Electives set 1:

  • Negotiation skills: 4 ECTS

  • Basics of negotiations: 4 ECTS

  • Ethics of business negotiations: 4 ECTS

Electives set 2:

  • Features of the use of mediation in resolving labor disputes: 8 ECTS

  • Cross-cultural management and mediation: 8 ECTS

  • Change and stress management: 8 ECTS

 

Electives set 3:

  • Mediation in multilateral conflicts: 4 ECTS

  • Mediation in highly escalated conflicts: 4 ECTS

  • International research experience in the field of mediation: 4 ECTS

Electives set 4:

  • Project management and application of mediation in administrative-legal disputes: 8 ECTS

  • Mediation in civil law disputes: 8 ECTS

  • Mediation in administrative disputes: 8 ECTS