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Master’s Degree in Intelligence Analyst

 

The general objective of this master is to form Intelligence Analyst in the fields of Business, Non-Governmental and Governmental Institutions.

This general objective is achieved by specific objectives in education and training that allow students to acquire the necessary knowledge and professional skills to work as an Intelligence Analyst.

 

Fundamental Knowledge

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  • Theoretical and methodological principles of Intelligence.
  • Advanced analytical methods and techniques.
  • Foresight techniques.
  • Cyber Intelligence.
  • The role of Intelligence in Business, Intelligence Units.
  • Communication, influence and protection of Intelligence.
  • Legal and ethical principles in Intelligence.

Applied Knowledge and Skills

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  • Plan, obtain information, analyse it and know how to communicate it strategically for decision making.
  • Have collecting, OSINT, HUMINT, SOCMINT, GEOINT … skills.
  • Elaborate intelligence analysis that provide operational, tactical and strategic guidelines for decision making.
  • Define protection levels to ensure information as one of the most valuable assets of organizations.

 

Student Profile

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  • University graduates. (Degree or equivalent)
  • Advanced study graduates.
  • Career members of the Armed and Security Forces.
  • Professionals with proven experience.
  • Open to candidates of any nationality.

Methodology

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  • In class education.
  • Executive schedule (Friday afternoon and Sunday morning)
  • Theory and practice.
  • Bilingual.

MODULE I – INTRODUCTION TO INTELLIGENCE

  • What is Intelligence? The Intelligence Cycle.
  • Intelligence: product, process and function. Concepts and types of Intelligence.
  • The CNI and the Spanish Intelligence Community.
  • European Intelligence Cultures.
  • Social Research Techniques.
  • Methodology and Sources.
  • Intelligence and Legislation.
  • Classification of Information: official secrets.
  • Ethics and Intelligence: theoretical principles.

MODULE II – INTELLIGENCE DIRECTION

  • Direction and Planning in Intelligence.
  • Intelligence as a Product in Decision-Making.
  • Emotions during Decision-Making.
  • Elaboration of Intelligence Reports.
  • Disinformation Strategies. Fake News.
  • Project Management. Strategic Direction.

MODULE III – COLLECTION

  • Collection and Types of Information Sources.
  • Open Source Intelligence (OSINT).
  • Human Intelligence (HUMINT).
  • Psychological Profiles and Human Sources.
  • Geospatial Intelligence (GEOINT).
  • Collection Simulations.
  • Visual Analytical Intelligence Project (INVIA).

MODULE IV – ANALYSIS

  • Types of Thought. Cognitive Biases. Mental Models.
  • Quantitative Analysis Techniques.
  • Probability and Bayesian Analysis.
  • Data Mining. Big Data.
  • Intelligence Simulations.
  • Structured Analytica Techniques.
  • Network Analysis.
  • Foresight Techniques.
  • Game Theory and Intelligence.
  • European Intelligence: Analysis in the Fusion Centres.
  • Political Violence and Strategic Analysis.
  • Cases and Simulations: Ethical Scenarios for Intelligence Analysts.
  • Risks Analysis.
  • Cybersecurity.
  • Cyber Intelligence.

MODULE V – COMMUNICATION

  • Intelligence and Policy Making.
  • Analytical Briefing.
  • Intelligence Products and Communication: Analytic Writing and Presentation Techniques.
  • Social Network Analysis.
  • Classification and Protection of Information: Cryptography and Steganography.
  • Influence Management.

MODULE VI – COMPETITIVE INTELLIGENCE

  • Economic Intelligence.
  • Competitive and Strategic Intelligence.
  • Intelligence and Economic Indicators.
  • Consulting, Intelligence and Business.
  • Producing and Delivering World Class Competitive Intelligence: Analysis Techniques and Case Studies.
  • Technological Intelligence, Patents and Trademarks.
  • Financial Intelligence.
  • Intelligence for Business and Strategy.
  • Deft Methodologies for a New Competitive Environment.
  • Consulting International Intelligence.
  • Professional Orientation.

MODULE VII – FINAL MASTER THESIS

NEXT EDITION 2020-2021

The pre-registration period for the 12th edition of the Master’s degree will be open soon. The classes will start at the beginning of October 2020.

MASTER’S DEGREE IN INTELLIGENCE ANALYST

Own graduate degree in analysis and production of intelligence for decision-making in the field of Security, Defence and Business, developed by the Rey Juan Carlos University and Carlos III University of Madrid.

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+34 91 488 79 78 

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