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

University of Geneva

Application deadline: 28 February 2014 for all graduates of foreign universities (30 April 2014 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
Languages:
  • English
Location:
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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 opportunities

HEC 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.

Contents

Master in Standardisation, Social Regulation and Sustainable Development

* Required courses, 57 credits

E.g. 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.

* Electives, 15 credits

* Dissertation, 18 credits

Requirements

Level of French required

General placement test for non-Francophones, with the exception of the following cases:


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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