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MBA - International Relations

Full program details & costs, with admission requirements. Discover your dream program.

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Program facts

  • Tuition fees per year 25,900 CHF
  • Duration 1 year 6 months
  • Program type Master's
  • Language taught in English
  • Start date February, September

Program Overview

What Geneva Business School says about their program:
"This program is designed for graduate students, business professionals and sports enthusiasts, who want to specialize in this industry. Giving them the necessary tools and knowledge to master sports events, sponsorships, federations and sports clubs. Our faculty members are active professionals in the sports management industry and they will also benefit from multicultural classes, sharing experiences with professionals from diverse backgrounds."

Admissions requirements

Geneva Business School look for students with a high level of motivation, personal qualities and competencies.

Undergraduate: TOEFL 80 / IELTS 6.0 Postgraduate: TOEFL 90 / IELTS 6.5

If you have proof of studying for three years in an English speaking environment you may not need an English proficiency certification.

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.

Admission criteria for master’s 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
  • 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 - the candidate’s response to the case study will be discussed in the interview
  • Photocopy of valid passport / national ID
  • Resume/CV
  • 1 reference letter from a former academic institution

Admission criteria for bachelor’s programs

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 (Geneva Business School uses a country-specific admissions criteria for prospective bachelor’s students.
  • 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

Admission criteria for doctorate programs (DBA)

  • Completion of master’s in a relevant field.
  • IELTS 7.0 / TOEFL 85 (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
  • Students should have at least 2 years of work experience after gaining a master’s-level qualification
  • Photocopy of valid passport / national ID
  • Resume/CV
  • Reference letters from their former academic institution and from their current employer (if applicable)
  • Completion of the Thesis Proposal form

September semester: deadline August 25 February semester: deadline January 16

Fees and funding

Please see below the fees for Geneva's Business School bachelors and masters programs

Geneva campus

Bachelor's tuition:

  • Application Fee

    €150 (Non-refundable, paid upon application)

  • Administration Fee

    CHF 3,000 (One-time fee, refund of 80% if the entry visa or the residence permit is refused by the Visa Authorities)

  • Tuition per semester

    CHF 12,450 (Total 3-year program / 6 semesters) (Refund of 100% if the entry visa or the residence permit is refused by the Visa Authorities)

  • Total

    CHF 77,850

MBA's tuition:

  • Application Fee

    €150 (Non-refundable, paid upon application)

  • Administration Fee

    CHF 3,000 (One-time fee, refund of 80% if the entry visa or the residence permit is refused by the Visa Authorities)

  • Tuition per semester

    CHF 12,950 (Total 1.5-year program / 3 semesters) (Refund of 100% if the entry visa or the residence permit is refused by the Visa Authorities)

  • Total

    CHF 42,000

Master's tuition:

  • Application fee

    €150 (Non-refundable, paid upon application)

  • Administration fee

    CHF 3,000 (One-time fee, refund of 80% if the entry visa or the residence permit is refused by the Visa Authorities)

  • Tuition per semester

    CHF 10,250 (Total 1.5-year program / 3 semesters) (Refund of 100% if the entry visa or the residence permit is refused by the Visa Authorities)

  • Total

    CHF 33,900

DBA program:

  • 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 term

    € 3.900 (total 3-year program / 9 terms) (Refund of 100% if the entry visa or the residence permit is refused by the Visa Authorities)

Barcelona / Madrid campus

Bachelor's tuition:

  • 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

    € 6,950 (Total 3-year program / 6 semesters) (Refund of 100% if the entry visa or the residence permit is refused by the Visa Authorities)

  • Total

    € 43,750

MBA's tuition:

  • 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 Authorities)

  • Total

    €24,430

Master's tuition:

  • 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

    €5,450 (Total 1.5-year program / 3 semesters) (Refund of 100% if the entry visa or the residence permit is refused by the Visa Authorities)

  • Total

    €18,400

There are no scholarships available for international students.

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Visa requirements for Geneva Business School

Many international students will require a visa to study in Switzerland, and this is a vital step of your study abroad journey. Make sure you understand the requirements you may need to meet before applying.

Switzerland student visa requirements