Master of Business Administration
With a specialization in International Relations

The Master of Business Administration (MBA) with a specialization 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: 1.5 years / 3 semesters
  • Evening Learning: Yes
  • Credits: 90 ECTS
  • Language: English
  • Intakes: February and September
  • Degree Awarded: Master of Business Administration with a specialization in International Relations
  • Internships: We offer support and guidance for internships and business ventures as part of our mission to prepare students for the world of work
  • Locations: Geneva Campus

The MBA program is for experienced professionals and requires the successful completion of 90 ECTS credits. The program format consists of unique business, management and finance courses that will challenge your assumptions about how business works in the 21st century. It will give you the chance to develop new perspectives and skills, and use new tools to meet those challenges. In addition, you will take courses that specialize in international relations, and a final project. 

The breakdown of the program is as follows: 14 core courses (56 ECTS); and 4 courses in your chosen area of international relations (16 ECTS); and business project specific to your major which can be an industry report, a problem-solving case, or a business plan (18 ECTS).

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

  • Diplomacy
  • Foreign Service
  • Journalism

MBA in International Relations

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