The Senior Course is the College's core business. Better prepare OF5/4 level officers and equivalent level civilian officials of the Alliance, the Euro-Atlantic area, Mediterranean Dialogue (MD), Istanbul Cooperation Initiative (ICI) and Selected Contact countries for senior appointments in NATO and multinational staffs or NATO-related duties in Capitals. It also contributes to the further education of officers and officials currently assigned to NATO or in NATO-related posts by opening selected modules of the Senior Course to their participation.