Master of Civil-Military Interaction (M-CMI)


The Master of Civil-Military Interaction (M-CMI) is a graduate university degree developed by the CCOE. This degree is based on the innovative alignment of military education with civilian educational standards in a partnership with the Helmut-Schmidt-University, Hamburg, Germany. The programme qualifies personnel in leadership functions for managerial roles in the field of civil-military interaction. The combination of two NATO CIMIC courses and academic modules on international relations, international humanitarian law, culture and project management increases the analytical capabilities in all areas of CMI/CIMIC. Target audience are military staff officers and members of international organizations, governmental organizations, non-governmental organizations (IOs / GOs / NGOs) and other ministries.

Subjects of the Course

  • Leadership and management (mandatory)
  • Research methodology in economic studies (mandatory)
  • Inter-cultural competencies and conflict mediation (mandatory)
  • International policy analysis (elective)
  • International humanitarian law (elective)
  • Strategy and operational art (elective)
  • Diversity and intercultural mission advice (elective)
  • Interdisciplinary seminar on current CMI/CIMIC topics (mandatory)
  • Master thesis (mandatory)
  • NATO CIMIC Staff Worker Course (mandatory) – CCOE Course
  • NATO CIMIC Higher Command Course (mandatory) – CCOE Course


  • Bachelor’s degree of 240 ECTS, previous Master’s degree or comparable Diploma.


Iteration/Mode of study

  • The M-CMI can be completed within 24 months, but pace of studying is flexible according to individual preferences. The start of the programme is also individual with registration for the first module part-time.
  • Modules consist of residential and online learning. Residential parts for most modules are two weekend blocks.