Master of Arts in International Relations

General

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Program Description

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The job market – locally and internationally – is becoming more difficult for numerous reasons: The competition, the economic situation in many countries, and the needs/expectations of employers. Despite these challenges, new job opportunities are opening up globally.

How then can you benefit and take advantage of this? In short, the answer is that it is all about differentiating yourself on the job market and ensuring that you have all the necessary skills to succeed in the new era of work.

Our Masters of Art in International Relations (MA-IR) is combining both international relations and international business courses. This combination gives you a strong knowledge of the managerial skills necessary for any leading position.

UBIS’ Master Program of Arts in International Relations is based on current educational trends in business education. This program was developed to meet the demand of the job market, propel careers of our alumni, and contribute to professional knowledge and competence in the field.

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Program Objectives

The Master Program of Arts in International Relations provides both a broad vision and practical skills. This program helps graduates to develop and manage immediate needs without losing sight of the larger context. With this dual capacity, the Master of Arts in International Relations graduates will be ready to work as leaders, directors, consultants, and professionals in international organizations, national public administrations, private for-profit companies, as well as civil society non-profit organizations, foundations, and associations.

Program Outline

To attain a Master of Arts in International Relations, students must earn 50 semester credit hours equal to 16 courses and a Research Project - over 15 months for full-time students.

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Curriculum

International Relations Focus

Code Title Credit Hours
HIS601 History of International Conflicts in the 20th Century and Beyond 3.0
INR601 International Relations Theory 3.0
IRL601 International Law 3.0
INR602 International Organizations 3.0
INR603 Human Rights 1.5
INR604 Climate Change: a Challenge Without Borders 1.5
INR605 Migration and the Nation-State 1.5
INR606 International Conflicts in the Age of (Post?) Globalization 1.5

Management Skills Focus

Code Title Credit Hours
MKT601 Global Marketing 3.0
MGT604 Strategic Management 3.0
ECO601 International Economics 3.0
MCO607 Digital Strategies 3.0
MGT605 Project Management 3.0
MGT603 Entrepreneurship 1.5
MGT602 Organizational Behavior 1.5

Research Project Focus

Code Title Credit Hours
RES601 Research Methodology 3.0
RES602 Research Thesis 11.0

Accreditation

The University of Business and International Studies (UBIS) has received specialized accreditation for its business programs through the International Accreditation Council for Business Education (IACBE) located at 11374 Strang Line Road in Lenexa, Kansas, USA. 

Last updated May 2020

About the School

UBIS, an innovative young, boutique institution that delivers modern programs in Business and International Relations, is located in Geneva There is no other city in the world with so much access to t ... Read More

UBIS, an innovative young, boutique institution that delivers modern programs in Business and International Relations, is located in Geneva There is no other city in the world with so much access to the world headquarters of major businesses, financial institutions and international organizations. The UBIS DNA is composed of three main factors: Real-World Experience, Individual Attention and an International Perspective. UBIS’ professors are highly qualified professionals who bring real-world problems into their classrooms and equip students to analyze these problems critically and in terms applicable to the business environment. Our professors provide students with a strategic framework to deal with the issues that they will face in their professional lives. UBIS is attentive to the evolving needs of the marketplace and constantly adapts its course content and methodologies to ensure that our graduates possess the knowledge and transferable skills necessary to succeed in this rapidly changing world. Read less