MBA in International Relations

General

Program Description

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. Studying a broad range of issues, including relations between international organizations and NGOs, international human rights law, gender and terrorism, cyber diplomacy and political violence. After completing this MBA, students will be well prepared for jobs in international fields such as human rights, diplomacy, arms control, and international treaties.

Over the course of the program students will:

  • Gain the capacity to work in the development of the 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.

Facts

  • Duration: 18 months
  • Credits: 90 ECTS
  • Language: English
  • Intakes: February and September
  • Degree Awarded: Master of Business Administration 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 support students in gaining practical skills and networking opportunities through internships.

Program

This Master has been designed to provide students with a deep understanding of the impact international relations and geopolitical factors have on operational management and business success. After completing this MBA, students will be well prepared for jobs in international fields such as human rights, arms control, and international laws and treaties. 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

Career Opportunities

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

  • 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
  • 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.

Fees and Funding

  • Application Fee: €150 (Non-refundable, paid upon application)
  • Administration Fee: € 1,900 (One time fee, refund of 80% if the entry visa or the residence permit is refused by the Visa Authorities)
  • Tuition per semester: €7,460 (Total 1.5 year program / 3 semesters) (Refund of 100% if the entry visa or the residence permit is refused by the Visa

Last updated Jan 2020

About the School

Geneva Business School is a leading institution that provides cutting-edge Swiss Quality Education. Taught in numerous campuses around the world, including major European cities such as Geneva and Bar ... Read More

Geneva Business School is a leading institution that provides cutting-edge Swiss Quality Education. Taught in numerous campuses around the world, including major European cities such as Geneva and Barcelona. Our innovative methodology means students are taught in small and focused classrooms by carefully chosen faculty members, all of whom are top-level professionals, dedicated to guiding them on their journey to becoming future business leaders. Read less
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