International University in Geneva

International University in Geneva

Master in International Relations (MIR)



Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Master in International Relations (MIR)

Format: Campus

Program Description:

The Master in International Relations (MIR) responds to the growing demand to train young professionals in Geneva for decision-making careers in international organizations, diplomatic services and private sector. In addition to core international relations courses with a focus on the United Nations system and the European Union, foreign policy and geoeconomics, global economy and economic diplomacy, the Master in International Relations curriculum trains young professionals for decision making positions with courses in international trade organizations and statistics, executive communication and negotiations, multimedia and internet. Situated in the same city as the United Nations headquarters in Europe, the program takes full advantage of Geneva’s unique situation as a world capital of multilateral diplomacy. This provides substantial resources for its international faculty and student body to network with international institutions (UNHCR, UNECE, UNCTAD, WTO, WHO, ILO, ITU, WIPO, WEF, ICRC) and diplomatic missions. Key benefits of the Master in International Relations program include: learning in a dynamic environment with a multicultural student body and faculty working in academia and international institutions; providing knowledge and skills to analyze international issues, prepare policy reports and participate in international decision making via international conferences and meetings; exploring the United Nations system, international regimes, regional agreements and technical cooperation between states; gaining insight into multilateral diplomacy being in the heart of “International Geneva”. The Master in International Relations program is comprised of 14 courses taken over one year in the evenings. Master in International Relations graduates engage in decision-making careers in: international organizations and diplomatic services; corporate business and financial sector; media, NGOs and civil society.


The International University in Geneva is accredited by Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP). ACBSP is the premier accrediting association for business schools and programs with a focus on teaching excellence. ACBSP is recognized by the Council on Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA). The International University in Geneva is accredited by The International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education (IACBE), a premier professional accreditor for business programs in student-centered colleges and universities throughout the world. The IACBE exists to promote, develop, and recognize excellence in business education. Programs and Student Learning Outcome.

International Student Requirements:

Students applying to the IUG graduate program must submit the following: A completed application form Official Transcripts of all undergraduate programs attended certified in English A certified copy of an undergraduate degree (in English) A minimum Grade Point Average (GPA) of 2.7 A minimum score of 80 (Internet based test) or 213 (computer based test) on the TOEFL test or another equivalent English proficiency test. To submit the TOEFL test score to the International University in Geneva (IUG), please enter IUG's institutional code number (0130) when you take the test. A Curriculum Vitae / Resume stating any relevant professional work experience A letter of reference, preferably from an employer Two passport size photos A non-refundable application fee of Swiss Francs CHF150.- or Euros € 100.- or USD 140.-

Facts & Figures

In State Tuition (per year): 36400 CHF

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