CAS Management Challenges in the Global Context




Program duration

September 2018 - June 2019

Registration deadline

Applications are on a rolling basis depending on availability


18 ECTS credits
144 Teaching hours
Modules can be followed individually


CHF 9500.-


Uni-Mail, Geneva


Prof. Marcelo OLARREAGA, Dean Geneva School of Economics and Management (GSEM), University of Geneva


Rose ACHEAMPONG, University of Geneva


+41 (0)22 379 89 71


  • Master advanced management skills and practices applicable to intergovernmental, public and non-profit organizations
  • Apply fundamental concepts of change management in complex organizational settings
  • Acquire project management skills and set up innovative solutions


The program is designed for professionals who work for – or aspire to work for – IOs, NGOs, NPOs or Social Enterprise in managerial positions as well as professionals from the private sector looking for a career shift.


6 modules divided as follows:

3 core-modules (mandatory modules):

  • Cross Sector Partnerships
  • Communication, Fundraising and Advocacy
  • Social Entrepreneurship & Business Plan

and 3 elective modules to be selected from the list below:

  • Governance & Management challenges in the UN system
  • Team Leadership
  • Self-Leadership / Online module
  • Practice of International Relations
  • Sustainable Finance
  • Change Management / Online module
  • Leadership and Strategic Change in the UN
  • Conflict Resolution in Business & Politics
  • Designing Development Projects
  • Managerial Accounting
  • Global Strategy / Online module
  • Business & Society
  • Managing Across Cultures
  • International Law and its Effects on IOs and NGOs
  • International Trade
  • Doing Business in Emerging Markets
  • Performance & Resource Management in NPOs
  • Global Innovation Management
The executive degree "Management Challenges in the Global Context” offers deep insights into decision-making issues that recently emerged in the global environment, such as managing across sectors or balancing social and commercial priorities. The interdisciplinary design of the program provides participants with a variety of perspectives and tools on how to effectively address these challenges. A large choice of elective modules allows for full customization of the program to each participant’s individual interests and work schedule.

Admission criteria

  • An undergraduate degree
  • A minimum of 3 years of relevant professional experience
  • International exposure

Number of participants

Max. 20 participants

Exemplary list:

  • Bruce Jenks, University of Columbia
  • Katherine Milligan, Head and Director, Schwab Foundation, WEF
  • Julian Fleet, International Development Law Organization (IDLO)
  • Susanna Swann, HR Director at EPFL
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