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  • Study Type

    Full time available

  • Subject Areas

    Business & Management

    Politics & Government

  • Start Date

    February, September

  • Course Duration

    1.5 years full time

  • Course Type

    MBA

  • Course Fees

    Application Fee: €150

    Administration Fee: CHF 3,000 (One time fee)

    Tuition per semester: CHF 10,650 (Total 1.5 year program / 3 semesters) (Refund of 100% if the entry visa or the residence permit is refused by the Visa Authorities)

  • Last Updated

    12 June 2019

Geneva Business School’s MBA in International Relations is designed for you to excel in diplomacy, foreign services and international business development. The program focuses on a broad range of issues, including relations between international organizations and NGOs, international Human rights law, gender and terrorism, cyber diplomacy and political violence.

About

The Master of Business Administration (MBA) with a Major in International Relations at Geneva Business School has been designed to provide you with a deep understanding of the impact international relations and geopolitical factors have on operational management and business success. After completing this MBA, you will be well prepared for jobs in international fields such as human rights, arms control, international laws and treaties.

Over the course of this program you will:

  • Gain the capacity to work in the development of diplomatic strategy.
  • Introduce realistic solutions for the management of current global crises.
  • Be familiar with global cultures and social networking.
  • Build contacts with diplomatic organizations and staff to enhance global connectedness and vision.

Career Opportunities

The program is of particular relevance to those working, or planning to work in:

  • Diplomacy
  • Foreign Service
  • Journalism

Program Structure

The program requires the successful completion of 90 credits. The program consists of 4 groups of courses common for all Masters, from which students may select the desired subjects to study: Core Courses (21 ECTS), Elective Courses (15 ECTS), the Orientation Courses (18 ECTS) and the Master Thesis (36 ECTS), which are mandatory to complete the selected major. The orientation week will focus on your International Relations major and you will be able to present your final project to your tutors and get feedback and guidance towards its completion.

Beyond the main Business modules offered within each major, students also take specialization courses, such as:

  • Gender and Terrorism
  • Political Violence
  • Strategies in International Relations and Management
  • Cyber Diplomacy
  • International Human Rights Law
  • National and International Security

Entry Requirements

  • Bachelor degree or equivalent in a related field
  • IELTS 6.5 / TOEFL 74 (English Official English exam results) or proof of studying previously in an English speaking environment for a minimum of 3 years
  • Scanned copy of all required academic diplomas, transcripts and academic certificates obtained
  • A 500 word essay: What can you bring to the GBS community?
  • Photocopy of valid passport / National ID
  • Resume/CV
  • 1 reference letter
  • Prerequisite: Knowledge of Accounting, Finance, Economics. If prerequisites not studied previously, Pre-Master classes can be taken during summer or with online level courses such as Peregrine and obtaining a minimum of 60% on the self tests.
  • 2 years of work experience or equivalent

Visit the International Relations - MBA page on the Geneva Business School website for more details!

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