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University of Geneva

University of Geneva

The International Organizations MBA Program (IOMBA) has been created with the aim to develop global managers for International Institutions. The IOMBA trains professionals to pursue careers in the increasingly interconnected fields of international governmental and nongovernmental organizations and companies that work with these institutions.

With multilateral institutions playing new and growing roles in addressing international economic, security, environmental, and social issues, managers must increasingly be able to use business management knowledge and skills appropriate to the distinctive setting of these institutions.

The IOMBA curriculum complements traditional business topics with international studies topics and specific modules linking conceptual approaches with the practical management of international organizations. Guest lectures by internationally recognized scholars and practitioners, project work, and attendance at international conferences complement the core curriculum.

Throughout the academic part of the program, the University organizes career service workshops and seminars, which are hosted by eminent practitioners from the international governmental and nongovernmental organizations. The aim of the workshops and seminars is to prepare IOMBA participants for careers in the international sector, as well as to expose them to a wide range of organizations. Furthermore, participants will have a chance to sample a number of different organizational cultures, which will help inform their career choice once they graduate. The career services workshops will also pave the way for the formal three-month internship or consultancy project that constitutes the second integral part of the international organizations MBA.

With the exposure and skills acquired during the first two semesters, participants will be poised to immediately make a valuable contribution from day one. This will enable them to benefit fully from their on-site opportunity to apply the concepts, skills and tools acquired during the first ten months of the program.

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Master of Business Administration in International Organizations

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