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MBA in International Relations

Geneva Business SchoolGenève - SWITZERLAND

Field(s) of study: Full-Time MBA, International relations
Cost of pre-eligibility application: 
  • Via Mastersbooking: 0 €
  • Via the regular school procedure: 150 €
Course cost: 27 661 €

Next admission round: 

Next recruitment session:
Feb
to
Sep

Available slots: 

Available spots:
Places available per academic year: 30

Program Language

  • English

Course length: 

  • 18 months

Start of the program: 

September
February

Level of entry: 

A Level+3 years
A Level+4 years

Accreditations

IACBE

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 the 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.

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

Course format: 

On campus

Qualifications/expertise after completing the program

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

  • Diplomacy
  • Foreign Service
  • Journalism

Entry requirements

 

  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent, preferably in a related field
  • IELTS 6.5 / TOEFL 74 (official English exam results) or proof of studying previously in an English-speaking environment for a minimum of 3 years
  • 3 years of work experience or equivalent 
  • 500-word written response to a business case study
  • An interview with a representative from the academic team on their chosen campus. Their response to the case study will be discussed in the interview
  • A scanned copy of all required academic diplomas, transcripts, and academic certificates
  • Photocopy of valid passport / national ID
  • Resume/CV 
  • Reference letters from their former academic institution and from their current employer (if applicable)
  • Prerequisite: Knowledge of accounting, finance, or economics. If prerequisites have not studied previously, Pre-Master classes can be taken during summer or with online level courses such as Peregrine and obtaining a minimum 60% on the self tests.

Admission criteria: 

 

Course cost description: 

Application Fee: EUR 150 (Non-refundable, paid upon application)

Administration Fee: CHF 3,000 (One time fee, refund of 80% if the entry visa or the residence permit is refused by the Visa Authorities)

Tuition per semester: CHF12,950 (Total 1.5 year program / 3 semesters) (Refund of 100% if the entry visa or the residence permit is refused by the Visa Authorities)

Total: CHF 42,000