MAS - International Organizations Master in Business Administration – IO-MBA

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Master advanced management skills and practices commonly used in intergovernmental, public and non-profit organizations
Analyze fundamental concepts of change management in complex organizational settings.
Explore risk analysis and decision-making mechanisms.
Strengthen leadership and team management skills.
Gain project management skills and set up innovative solutions
Develop a professional network to share knowledge and expertise around the world
IO-MBA is designed for professionals who work for – or aspire to work for – IOs, NGOs, NPOs or Social Enterprise in managerial positions.
Our alumni network counts over 250 leaders in diverse sectors from all over the world

24 modules divided into 3 pillars :   

  • The global context: the political, economic and legal environment within multilateral organizations, 9 modules including:• Leadership and Management in NPOs • Practice of International Relations • Cross Sector Partnerships
  • Management tools in the international environment: to meet the management, communication and organizational challenges, 9 modules including: • Performance and Resource Management in NPOs• Communication, Fundraising and Advocacy• Designing Development Projects
  • Professional development: leadership skills, tools and know-how to succeed in a competitive international environment, 6 modules including: • Team-Leadership• Effective Communication• Managing across cultures

Master thesis:

  • Full time: based on an Internship / Consultancy within an IO/NPO
  • Part time: based on participants’ professional activity
Prof. Tina AMBOS and Prof. Thomas STRAUB, Geneva School of Economics and Management (GSEM), University of Geneva
Rose ACHEAMPONG, University of Geneva
Double degree programs with prestigious universities such as Georgetown University, Washington D.C. • MGIMO (Moscow Institute of International Relations) • Pittsburgh University • National University of Singapore • Yonsei University, South Korea • Various collaborations with international and non-governmental organizations
15th edition

Full-Time MBA
: 10 months
September 2018 to June 2019

Part-Time MBA: 2 or 3 years from September 2018

Registration deadline
3 admission rounds
15 November, 1 March and 15 May

On a rolling basis depending on availability

Registration fee
CHF 39'500.-
Chèque formation

GSEM Executive
+41 (0) 22 379 89 71

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