M.Sc. International Trade

International University in Geneva

Application deadline: Term 1:July 15, 2014;Term 2:September 25, 2014;Term 3:January 2, 2015;Term 4:March 25, 2015
Tuition fee:
  • € 29,990 / Year (EEA)
  • € 29,990 / Year (Non-EEA)
Start date: June  2015, September  2015, November  2015, March  2016
Credits (ECTS): 90 ECTS
Duration full-time: 12 months
  • English
Delivery mode: On Campus
Educational variant: Part-time, Full-time
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The Master in International Trade (MIT) is a high standard program in international economic and commercial relations. The MIT is designed for young professionals and diplomats interested in pursuing a career in international trade organizations and diplomatic services, chambers of commerce and TNCs. The MIT program provides a comprehensive introduction to practical aspects of successful trade promotion and trade relations techniques combined with an understanding of the role of the major international trade organizations in setting policy and standards that govern global trade. The program includes visits to major international trade organizations in Geneva.


  • Learning in a dynamic environment in Switzerland with a multicultural student body and faculty working in international economic and commercial relations;
  • Providing knowledge and skills to assess major trade issues, draft policy documents and negotiate for government, international organization or corporate sector;
  • Exploring economic and commercial decision making, current and future trade issues and developments;
  • Gaining insight into world trade, international finance and trade promotion strategies from national and regional to global level.


Quarter 1

  • International Trade Organizations
  • Trade Promotion Strategies
  • Global Economics
  • Geoeconomics, Influence and Power

Quarter 2

  • Cross-Cultural Negotiations
  • International Commercial Law
  • International Trade Policy
  • Economic and Political Diplomacy

Quarter 3

  • International Trade and Finance
  • Trade Statistics and Analyses
  • Foreign Policy, Making and Analysis
  • Innovation and Technology

Quarter 4

  • Future Trade Issues (Capstone Course)
  • Ethics, Strategy and Social Responsibility


The International University in Geneva welcomes applications from graduate candidates who wish to continue their studies directly following the completion of their undergraduate degree, or following a period of acquired work experience. There is no minimum work experience requirement for the Post Graduate Program but all applicants must hold an undergraduate degree from a recognized university. Applicants are selected based on previous academic excellence, intellectual ability, capacity for academic achievement, international outlook and interpersonal qualifications that suggest strong leadership potential.
We hope that the information provided on this site is helpful to prepare candidates prepare a successful application.

Admission requirements

Students applying to the IUG graduate program must submit the following:

  • A completed application form (should include your Motivation letter);
  • Official Undergraduate Transcript in English (Minimum GPA recommended 2.7 or above on the scale of 0-4);
  • Official Undergraduate Diploma in English;
  • Non-refundable application fee of CHF 150.- or 120.- or USD 140.-
  • English proficiency test: either TOEFL (min score 80), IELTS (min score 6.0) or Cambridge Certificate in Advanced English (CAE). IUG institutional code number 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.

English Language Requirements

IELTS band: 6
TOEFL iBT® test: 80


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