• Application Deadline
  • 36 months
    Duration
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Overview

Students will develop an understanding of international human rights, cross-border issues, international organizations, cyber diplomacy, cooperative politics, armed forces and society, natural resource conflict and more.

Over the course of this program students will:

  • Gain the capacity to work actively within the development of a diplomatic strategy.
  • Introduce realistic solutions for 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.

With a Bachelor's (IM) International Relations specialization, graduates can aspire to work as:

  • Diplomacy
  • Foreign Service
  • Journalism
  • International Programs Director
  • Program Officer or Director in a UN Organization
  • Program Officer or Director in a International structure or Non-Governmental Organization (NGO)

Accreditation

Geneva Business School has received specialized accreditation for its business programs through the International Accreditation Council for Business Education (IACBE), the Association of Accredited Schools of Business International (AASBI) and EDUQUA. Geneva Business School has also strong ties with partner universities, enabling exchange programs

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
  • Credits
    180 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
  • More information Go to the programme website

Programme Structure

The program requires the successful completion of 180 credits (which represent, 1800 contact hours plus approximately 3600 independent study hours). Beyond the main Business modules offered within each major, students also take specialization courses, such as:

  • Security and Government Intervention

  • Becoming a Global Business

  • International Human Rights Law

  • Cross Border Issues

  • Protectionism and Free Trade

  • International Organizations

  • Cyber Diplomacy

  • Regional and Cooperative Politics

  • Armed Forces and Society

  • Insurgency and terrorist,

  • Natural Resource Conflict

  • Regime Change and International Security

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    70

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:

    6

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

General Requirements

Students who wish to apply to a Geneva Business School bachelor’s degree must have successfully completed their final secondary school examinations and any other required examinations qualifying them for university admission in their country or in the country where their secondary school studies took place.  

  • Swiss Maturité, International Baccalaureate of minimum 30 points, 3 A-levels, high school diploma or equivalent 
  • IELTS 6.0 / TOEFL 70 (official English exam results) or proof of studying previously in an English-speaking environment for a minimum of 3 years
  • A scanned copy of all required academic diplomas, transcripts, and academic certificates
  • 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.
  • Photocopy of valid passport / national ID
  • 1 reference letter from a former teacher or employer

*** GMAT and GRE tests are not required in order to be admitted to any Geneva Business School's programs***

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@gbsge.com for more details.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    23343 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 23343 EUR per year and a duration of 36 months.
  • EU/EEA

    23386 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 23386 EUR per year and a duration of 36 months.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.

CHF 24,900 / year

Living costs for Genève

  • 1925 - 2850 CHF/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

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