Master of Arts in International Relations (MA-IR)

Master of Arts in International Relations (MA-IR)

Master degree
24 months
Application deadlines: June 21st, August 30th, October 25th
Processing time: 7 days
Application fee: CHF 100
Intakes: Summer semester (June 21st), Fall semester (August 30th, October 25th)
International tuition: CHF 27,000
Domestic tuition: CHF 27,000

Program overview

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 strong knowledge with the managerial skills necessary for any leading position.

Program structure:

To receive the MA-IR degree, to complete 90 ECTS Credits.

  • 7 International Relations Courses
  • 6 Management Skills Courses
  • 2 Capstone Project Courses

UBIS offers students the unique experience and opportunity to engage on-campus with a safe, personalized academic learning environment, while maintaining the flexibility and convenience of immersive online coursework throughout their program.

Students have the option to take in-person courses at our technology focused campus in beautiful Geneva, Switzerland, while enjoying the freedom to travel the globe or engage from the comfort of their own home via the UBIS online learning platform.

Study options

Study options
This program can be done
On campus




Previous studies:

Graduate candidates must have the equivalent of a 4-year American Bachelor’s degree or have completed a diploma with a minimum of 180 ECTS credits in their program of studies from their home country, or have taken the necessary prerequisite courses for the Master’s program of their choice. If this is not the case, they may be required to take courses in any of the areas where they are missing basic knowledge before being allowed to take graduate-level courses in that area. There are up to 10 of these classes that could be required.

Level of English:

TOEFL Paper 550 or better/TOEFL Internet 78 or better/IELTS 6.0 or better/TOEIC 690 or better

Career opportunities

The Career Services office provides students with lists of internships and student job opportunities throughout the year.

Campus location

Geneva , Switzerland