Program Details

This MBA is designed to provide students with a deep understanding of the impact international relations and geopolitical factors have on operational management and business success.
Location:
Geneva, Switzerland
Program Type:
Full Degree
Degree Level:
Master
Specialty:
Business Administration & Management, Business Administration & Management

Program Overview

Program Description:

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.

* This program is available at Geneva Business School - Geneva Campus only 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

 

Admission Criteria for MBA Programs

  • 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 
  • A 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.

 

Exceptional admissions conditions – COVID-19

While our admission requirements remain unchanged, we will provide support to prospective students whose exam results will be affected by the current global health situation. You can now submit your applications to Geneva Business School without test scores for an initial assessment. Please contact Admissions for more details.

 

Cost:
Geneva Campus Application Fee: EUR 150 (non-refundable, paid upon application) Administration Fee: CHF 3,000 Tuition per semester: CHF 12,950(6 semester program) Barcelona Campus Application Fee: EUR 150 (non-refundable, paid upon application) Administration Fee: EUR 1,900 Tuition per semester: EUR 7,460 (6 semester program)

Additional Program Information

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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 A 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.

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