International University in Geneva
  • Duration
    1 Year
  • Starting
    September November March May
  • Courses
    14 Courses

Key Benefits

  • Switzerland is a dynamic and multicultural learning environment;
  • An overview of key business theories and practices;


  • Practical communication and negotiation skills for entering the multicultural workplace;
  • Insights into the latest global business trends and challenges.
Graduation Ceremony 2015

Develop your skills and accelerate your career in International Management.

The Master of International Management (MIM) is designed for students interested in pursuing careers in international business management. The degree is geared towards recent undergraduates or working professionals with less than two years of experience. The MIM provides a comprehensive introduction to international management:  how do companies market and operate at an international level?
What are the communication and cultural challenges for businesses today? What are the ethical and social responsibilities of the business world?

Ranking Eduniversal 2015-16: Master of International Business (Top 50)

Program Details

In addition to core management courses, the Master of International Management trains students to be skilled in international business practices with a strong cross-cultural focus. The program provides a global perspective on issues such as international marketing, cross cultural negotiation and human resources and aims to link theory to practice.


The Master of International Management is comprised of 14 courses taken over one year in the day.

Course Descriptions

Trimester 1 Credits
  • ECO 607 – Global Economics This course examines the major principles of economics, economic policymaking and the role of the firm in the economy. It discusses the role of the financial system, (un)employement and international economic flows between the domestic economy and its international environment and provides the theoretical basis for understanding the economic importance of firms, international trade and international capital flows.
  • LAW 660 – International Law The course provides a survey of public international law involving nation states. It also explains key aspects of private international law dealing with individuals and corporations. The history and structure of public international law, its methods of formation and how it interacts with systems of national law are described. In addition, the course will present an overview of the private law applied to international sales, licensing and investment. Case studies will be used to illustrate the legal concepts examined and to highlight contemporary questions.
  • MKG 615 – Consumer and Market Insight This course offers methods, tools, and techniques for qualitative and quantitative analysis of consumer behaviour and markets, which constitute a key input for product strategies and the introduction of new products and services.
  • MGT 605 – Strategic Supply Chain Management This course is concerned with optimising the global supply chain and leveraging it as a value-creating strategy to gain competitive advantage in the global marketplace. It addresses issues related to sustainability, risk management and the challenges of establishing trust and collaboration amongst supply chain partners.
Trimester 2 Credits
  • NEG 615 – International Negotiations Negotiation skills are among the most valuable and sought-after skills both in management and diplomacy. This course covers cross-disciplinary theoretical underpinnings and, through interactive methods and simulations, the practical aspects of skillful negotiation in a global environment.
  • MGT 610 – Leadership and Organizational Behaviour Students study a range of important variables that affect the behaviour of people inside an organization including leadership styles, the process of effective management, interpersonal communication skills, motivation, effective presentations and organization design, as well as the dynamics of conflicts in organizations. This course involves a high degree of participation and project work with adult learning techniques such as action learning and learning contracts.
  • COM 630 – Digital Communication and Marketing The course of Integrated Communication aims at giving the student the tools to analyze and develop brand communications initiatives. The course will look at the evolution of communication and advertising technique, focusing on the latest theories and approaches in digital era. The learning process will be based on theory, case studies and real-life classwork to learn how to develop a communication campaign, starting from the analysis of the business challenges to defining the consumer insight, briefing process, creative development and assessment. The key learning outcome of the course is giving the ability to the students to analyze communications, their effectiveness and manage the communication/creative process.
  • FIN 510 – Corporate Finance This course is intended to familiarize students with principles of corporate finance and investment decisions. It develops students' understanding of fundamental topics in modern corporate world such as cost of capital, financial valuation, investments, risk-return, mergers and acquisitions and other financial tools. The theory is presented within a context which motivates students and equips them with practical tools for financial decision making and valuation; the skills they will require in their future careers.
Trimester 3 Credits
  • MGT 666 – Small Business Management This module focuses on small business leadership, management and governance., It coaches students how to leverage the unique character of a start-up, identify and finance growth opportunities, negotiate with prospective partners and later establish collaborations and continually apply leadership skills for management that inspires. The course will also explore structures and complexities specific to family owned enterprises. Students will acquire new perspectives on how to identify good investments, manage risk and make sound business decisions that support small business growth via different approach. An unique mentoring program is integrated in the study which highlight the practical side of the subject.
  • TRA 660 – International Trade Law and Policy The course covers trade related law and policy issues with respect to economic development, growth and regional cooperation. It addresses current challenges to the multilateral trading system, including the ongoing Doha round negotiations as well as the future of the WTO.
  • MKG 667 – International Marketing Students will learn to devise an international marketing plan taking into account the overall international economic situation, the growing interaction of governments, international institutions, the global legal environment, the different cultures, etc. It emphasizes the challenges the international marketer is facing today in dealing with the complexity of globalization, internationalization and the impact of the modern technologies.
  • MGT 645 – Corporate Governance Effective governance is of eminent importance for the sustainability of corporations as for the long-term success of nations. The course introduces different models of governance applied across the world and weighs their pro's and con's through a variety of case studies.
Trimester 4 Credits
  • MGT 650 – Digital Transformation Digital transformation is a fundamental driver of competitiveness for firms in a variety of industries. Digital transformation is not only about mastering technological change, but it involves and affects all aspects of the organization. Students will lean various methodologies and apply them to real cases and simulations.
  • BUS 497 – International Management (Capstone Course) This course emphasizes the impact of strategic decisions on the overall performance of the firm. This is a capstone course and concentrates on management, finance and other issues that affect the firm. Case analysis is the method used to review business problems.

Distinguished Speakers

Paul Polman

Chief Executive Officer, Unilever Graduation ceremony 2014

The Honourable Mrs. Mary Robinson

Former President of Ireland and United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights
Graduation Ceremony 2007


Nationalities of Master Students
  • 1. Europe (62%)
  • 2. Asia (28%)
  • 3. America (7%)
  • 4. Africa (3%)


The faculty at IUG in Switzerland, is international in experience, practical in orientation and focused on their teaching. The faculty members are student-centered and committed to foster a stimulating learning environment.

Study in Switzerland

Geneva belongs to a select group of truly “international” cities of the world, making it an ideal place to study international management.

An International Network

The International University in Geneva has established a strong network, developing exchange programs with 23 universities worldwide.

Your Career with your MIB

MIB graduates have gone on to careers in multinationals, family businesses, international organizations and governments.

Career Services

The International University in Geneva provides for counselling to assist students in their career decisions.

Admission Requirements

  • A completed application form (should include your Motivation letter)
  • Official Undergraduate Transcript (certified translation in English) (Minimum GPA recommended 2.7 or above on the scale of 0-4)
  • Official Undergraduate Diploma (certified translation in English)
  • Non-refundable application fee of CHF 150.- or € 140.- or USD 150.-
  • English proficiency test: either TOEFL (min score 80),  IELTS (min score 6.0) or Cambridge Certificate in Advanced English (CAE). IUG institutional code number for the TOEFL is 0130;
  • Curriculum Vitae stating any relevant professional work experience;
  • Letter of reference from an employer or a professor;
  • Copy of valid passport;
  • Two passport size photos.

The following additional requirements apply to MBA program candidates:

  • A minimum Grade Point Average (GPA) of 3.0
  • At least 2 years of work experience is recommended
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