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Master of Arts (MA) Major in International Relations

Swiss School of Higher Education
Program overview
3 semesters
Full time
Master's degree
Scholarships available
Start dates
September 2021

February 2022

September 2022

February 2023

Program description

Master of Arts (MA) Major in International Relations

The Master program in International Relations suits those students who want to pursue their careers with international focus. The program gives students a handful of various tactics in such areas as international management, business development/entrepreneurship, diplomacy and foreign policy analysis. After finishing the program, students will be able to join international organizations, become a part of diplomatic services or work in private sector.

Admission requirements

  1. Photocopy of all academic diplomas or certificates obtained, translated to English language (Bachelor degree or equivalent)
  2. Photocopy of valid foreign passport or permit (ID must be on English)
  3. CV or Resume
  4. Two recommendation letters
  5. Certificate of English proficiency

English proficiency minimum scores

Being an international business school, the primary language of teaching is English.

In Swiss School of Higher Education we have the following requirements for English language proficiency

  • 6.5 IELTS
  • 80 TOEFL (IBT)

You may provide an equivalent for the above mentioned certificates if the results of exam are equal or higher.

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Program content

Year 1 – Semester 1

  • Globalization and International Business
  • Managing Organizational Change
  • Organization, Development and HR Management
  • International Law
  • Ethics Diversity Responsibility Sustainability
  • Cross Cultural Management
  • High Performance Leadership
  • Empowering Your Future

Year 1 – Semester 2

  • Negotiation Skills
  • Business Communication
  • International Project Management
  • International Events Planning
  • International Trade
  • Negotiating Workshop
  • Governance of International Organizations
  • Industrial Workshops

Year 2 – Semester 1

  • Master Thesis or Internship*

Scholarships & funding

Students with exceptional academic achievements could be awarded the SSHE Scholarship of Merit. It is important to note that the aforementioned scholarship covers the tuition fees only (accommodation, living and other expenses are not included). Students, who wish to receive partial scholarship of merit, must send their applications with a complete set of admission documents and state in separate letter the reason, why they need scholarship. Each case is examined on an individual basis. Important: being a private university, Swiss School of Higher Education does not provide any full scholarships or financial aid.

Tuition fees

Total tuition fees: 32 200 CHF


Degree Awarded: Master of Arts with a Major in International Relations (90 ECTS)

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About this institute

Swiss School of Higher Education

Swiss School of Higher Education (SSHE) is a private boutique style business school situated right in the center of picturesque Swiss city Montreux. SSHE specializes in business disciplines with a major in Events and Luxury Brand Management. Students can benefit...

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Why study at Swiss School of Higher Education

  • Individual approach
  • Small sizes classroom
  • Teachers, who are active business practioners or business owners
  • Privately accredited
  • Internships to the best students

Switzerland ranked #2 study abroad country

Switzerland has been ranked the #2 study abroad country in Europe (and #4 in the world) for 2020! If you want to experience the beauty of the Swiss Alps, explore beautiful towns, and sample world-renowned cuisine, Switzerland is a great study abroad option.

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Swiss School of Higher Education

Grand Rue 92
1820 Montreux Vaud

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