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Tuition Fee:

CHF 8'900.00


In just 1 year

Executive Master in International Relations


The Executive Master in International Relations is designed for professionals who work or aspire to work in international affairs, diplomacy, global governance, or related fields. It provides in-depth knowledge and skills in the field of international relations, equipping participants with the tools to navigate the complexities of global politics, economics, and social dynamics.


  • Global Perspective

  • Multidisciplinary Approach

  • Focus on Diplomacy and Negotiation

  • Policy Analysis and Formulation

  • International

  • Security and Conflict Resolution

  • Global Governance and International

  • Organizations

  • Economic and Trade Relations

Learning outcomes:

  1. Gain a deep understanding of international relations theories and key issues, and the factors influencing the international system.

  2. Master critical analysis to evaluate complex international issues and form strong arguments.

  3. Acquire policy-making skills to address global challenges, assessing their practical implications.

  4. Enhance diplomatic and negotiation skills, crucial for international diplomacy and conflict resolution.

Programme Structure:

Duration and Credits:

Our Executive Master programme is designed for a duration of one year, encompassing 60 ECTS credits. This structure facilitates a comprehensive immersion in the various facets of business management, while remaining adaptable to the professional commitments of our participants.

Modules and Credits:

The programme comprises 10 modules, each worth 6 ECTS credits. This balanced allocation ensures a thorough exploration of key areas in management.

Module Details:

  • Each module, spanning 4 weeks, includes:

  • Extensive readings and research, to be undertaken at your own pace.

  • Practical case study analysis to apply theoretical concepts directly.

  • Two interactive monthly sessions of three hours each, scheduled on Saturdays from 17:00 to 20:00, promoting dynamic exchanges and direct feedback.

  • Personalised guidance from an academic adviser dedicated to supporting your learning journey.

Session Scheduling:

The sessions are organised to optimise learning while accommodating the professional commitments of participants. A detailed schedule is available upon registration.


Each module includes an examination, in various forms (written, oral, research work, multiple-choice questions, etc.), as chosen by the instructor. Exams can be conducted remotely or in-person at one of the Swiss UMEF partner locations, depending on the students’ residence. Details of in-person examinations will be communicated via email or through the eAcademy platform.


  • A rigorous selection of applications is implemented.

  • Minimum of 3 years’ experience

  • English proficiency for non-native speakers, unless previous education was conducted in English (TOEFL IBT 90, IELTS 6.5 or equivalent)

Required documentation:

  1. A duly completed and signed application form;

  2. Copy of the official diploma, (bachelor's degree or equivalent);

  3. Copy of transcripts;

  4. Copy of identity card or passport;

  5. CV;

  6. A passport photo;

  7. A motivation letter.

Tuition fees:

One of the core values of SWISS UMEF is to enable every motivated candidate to have access to higher education. Hence, we maintain accessible study fees for all.

Administrative fees: CHF 150 NON-REFUNDABLE

Tuition fee: CHF 8’900 for full programme

Accreditations and Recognition:

SWISS UMEF, established in 1984, is recognised by the Swiss government as a private higher education institution in Geneva. The institute is accredited by the Swiss Accreditation Council in accordance with the Higher Education Act (LEHE).

This programme is ideally suited for professionals seeking to blend rigorous training with their current professional activities. The balance of independent work and live interactions offers an enriching and practical learning experience.

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