M.A. Standardization, Social Regulation and Sustainable Development (HEC)

Geneva Summer Schools-University of Geneva

Application deadline: February: for all graduates of foreign universities, April: for all graduates of Swiss universities/colleges
Tuition fee:
  • € 770 / Year (EEA)
  • € 770 / Year (Non-EEA)
Start date: September  2015
Credits (ECTS): 90 ECTS
Duration full-time: 24 months
  • English
Delivery mode: On Campus
Educational variant: Part-time, Full-time

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The curriculum is divided into four parts. The first and largest consists of required courses. The second examines standardisation efforts and their impact. The third enables students to expand and strengthen their knowledge by taking electives from amongst the Masters courses in Environmental Science. The fourth consists of a work placement and dissertation.

Career opportunitiesHEC Geneva graduates find work in all sectors both in Switzerland and abroad. Given the nature of the Geneva economy, opportunities are usually found in banking, financial institutions, fiduciaries, consulting firms, insurance agencies, local and international manufacturing, international trade companies (e.g. commodities trading, product distribution), international or global organisations (e.g. ICRC, UNHCR, WTO) and public administration.


* Environmental Policy
* Global Health
* Governance and Public Policy
* International Political Economy of Standards
* Voluntary Consensus Based Standards
* Labour Market Policy
* Organisations
* Quantitative Methods
* Sustainable Development
* Economics and Socioeconomics of Globalization
* Conformity Assessment
* Management System for Sustainability
* Strategic Planning of Sustainable Business


Level of French required * General placement test for non-Francophones

Admission criteria * A Bachelor in Social Science or an equivalent degree, adequate GMAT or GRE scores and a Certificate of Proficiency in English. Merit-based admission.

English Language Requirements

IELTS band: 8
TOEFL paper-based test score : 550
TOEFL iBT® test: 97

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