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
  • Evening Learning: Yes
  • 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, Madrid* and Barcelona campuses
  • Internships: We provide the access to internship opportunities in national and international companies and organizations 
  • Locations: Geneva CampusBarcelona Campus and Madrid* Campus

*Only available from September 2019 intake

The master’s program requires the successful completion of 90 ECTS credits. The program format consists of (i) unique business and finance courses, (ii) major-specific orientation weeks and (iii) a final project. The breakdown of the credits is as follows: 9 core courses (36 ECTS), 5 elective courses (20 ECTS), 4 orientation weeks (16 ECTS) and the final project (18 ECTS). Below are examples of the major-specific courses that students will pursue during their orientation weeks:

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
  • Digital Diplomacy and E-Participation: a State and Civil Society Perspective
  • Economic Diplomacy: WTO, Free Trade Areas and Global Trade Governance

BARCELONA AND MADRID CAMPUS

  • Management of International Organizations and NGOs
  • Strategic Cross Cultural Communication
  • Geopolitics and World Business: New threats, Sustainability and future trends
  • Impact of New technologies on Global Governance

GENEVA CAMPUS

Focus on Business and Diplomacy

  • Management of International Institutions and NGOs
  • Impact of Information and Communication Technologies on Global Governance and Business
  • Digital Diplomacy and E-Participation: a State and Civil Society Perspective
  • Economic Diplomacy: WTO, Free Trade Areas and Global Trade Governance

BARCELONA AND MADRID CAMPUS

  • Management of International Organizations and NGOs
  • Strategic Cross Cultural Communication
  • Geopolitics and World Business: New threats, Sustainability and future trends
  • Impact of New technologies on Global Governance
How does the program work?
Our Modular System
The MBA program consists of 14 modules each lasting 3 weeks. This system allows for complete immersion in the subject area. Every 2 or 3 modules, there will be an Orientation Week which will focus on your International Relations major. During the OW, you will be able to present your final project to your tutors and get feedback and guidance towards its completion.
How does the program work?
Our Modular System
The MBA program consists of 14 modules each lasting 3 weeks. This system allows for complete immersion in the subject area. Every 2 or 3 modules, there will be an Orientation Week which will focus on your International Relations major. During the OW, you will be able to present your final project to your tutors and get feedback and guidance towards its completion.

SEMESTER 1

Semester 1 MBA

SEMESTER 2

Semester 2 MBA

SEMESTER 3

Semester 3 MBA

GBS International Relations student experience

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