Master of Business Administration

Major in International Relations

The Master of Business Administration (MBA) with a Major in International Relations 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.
  • Be introduced to 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.

MBA in International Relations Brochure

  • Duration: 18 months
  • Credits: 90 ECTS
  • Language: English
  • Intakes: February and September
  • Degree Awarded:  Master of Business Administration with a Major in International Relations
  • Transfer Opportunities: We offer our students the option to transfer for a semester between our Geneva and Barcelona campuses
  • Internships: We provide the access to internship opportunities in international companies and organizations
  • Locations: Geneva Campus and Barcelona Campus

 

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. Beyond the principal Business modules offered within each major, an example of some of the Orientation (Specialist) subjects can be found below: 

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

  • Diplomacy
  • Foreign Service
  • Journalism

Orientation Subjects

GENEVA CAMPUS

Focus on Business and Diplomacy

  • Management of International Institutions and NGOs
  • Impact of Information and Communication Technologies on Global Governance and Business
  • Social Media: a Business approach for Nonprofit
  • Digital Diplomacy and E-Participation: a State and Civil Society Perspective
  • Economic Diplomacy: WTO, Free Trade Areas and Global trade Governance
  • Business Tools for Development Strategies

BARCELONA CAMPUS

 

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

GENEVA CAMPUS

Focus on Business and Diplomacy

  • Management of International Institutions and NGOs
  • Impact of Information and Communication Technologies on Global Governance and Business
  • Social Media: a Business approach for Nonprofit
  • Digital Diplomacy and E-Participation: a State and Civil Society Perspective
  • Economic Diplomacy: WTO, Free Trade Areas and Global trade Governance
  • Business Tools for Development Strategies

BARCELONA CAMPUS

 

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

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