As technology progresses and global economies become more interdependent, the world is getting smaller. Individuals interested in entering the global marketplace can benefit from a degree in International Relations from UBIS. An International Relations degree from UBIS in Geneva prepares students for employment at multinational organizations and businesses all over the world. Students may choose to attend classes at the Geneva based campus or enroll in UBIS’s on-line courses. Regardless, all students will receive a comprehensive, quality education that will prepare them for jobs in the global economy. As an international university based in Switzerland, UBIS is positioned to provide students with the multinational, multicultural experience they need to succeed in an international business environment, and a degree in International Relations is highly versatile.
- School & Campus: University of Business & International Studies, Geneva
- Duration: 4 years
- Awards: Bachelor of Arts in International Relations
- Start Dates: January / March / May / June / August / October
- Admission Requirements: Secondary School (10+2) and a good score in TOEFL / IELTS.
The International Relations program educates students in both international relations and international business. Graduates are not only knowledgeable in the fields of public, multilateral and international affairs, but they are also able to effectively and efficiently manage an office, prepare budgets, make decisions based on financial indicators, and oversee projects from start to finish. Courses in politics, history, IR theory, international organizations and foreign affairs courses offered as part of the International Relations program prepare students to work with people from many cultures and societies. They gain a thorough knowledge of international relations at the political, economic and social levels, and learn how all three influence each other in business, government and international policy-making. Classes in project budgeting, project management, marketing and performance evaluation techniques, teach skills geared towards organizing and operating a well-run office.
Business and organizations in the non-profit and for-profit sectors need people who can navigate the complex world of international business across many cultures and systems of government, and manage an efficient, solvent work environment. A good International Relations specialist can greatly improve communication and foster positive relationships between businesses and organizations and their prospective audiences.
Graduates may choose to work in the for-profit or non-profit sectors, and they are able to specialize their field of study to focus on the different sectors where business and communication skills are important.
They can choose positions at international and multilateral companies, in ministries of foreign affairs, non-governmental organizations (NGOs), non-profit associations, international foundations or in humanitarian agencies. They can choose to work in political or foreign affairs as analysts or become information officers and project managers in a host of international fields ranging from global corporations and professional associations to human rights organizations and lobbying groups.
Wherever a student wishes to seek employment, he or she will find their skills in high demand because graduates of UBIS’s International Relations Program are prepared to meet the needs of the global economy.