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Bachelor of Sciences International Affairs - Year 1

International Management School Geneva - IMSGGenève - SWITZERLAND

Field(s) of study: Accounting (Accountancy - Control - Auditing), Business Administration, Communications, Human Resources Management, Marketing
Cost of pre-eligibility application: 
  • Via Bachelorsbooking: 0 €
  • Via the regular school procedure: 323 €
Course cost: 17 431 €
Possible funding options: 
  • Paid internship

Next admission round: 

Next recruitment session:

Available slots: 

Available spots: 24
Places available per academic year: 24

Course length: 

  • 1 year (12 months)

Start of the program: 


Level of entry: 

A Level

This course provides students with an in-depth understanding of the exciting discipline of international relations. Students will learn about the workings of political institutions in countries around the world and explore the complex field of relations between nations. Topics in governance, public policy, public administration, national security and border control ensure that students receive a broad and current education in the range of issues which are covered under the label of international relations.
In addition to acquiring specialist knowledge and competencies in International Relations and Psychology, students will graduate with a range of generic skills such as critical thinking, enhanced communication abilities, problem solving and general business topics. They will also develop ethically based and socially responsible attitudes and behaviors.
On years 1 & 2, the program is following a classical academic year rhythm. We do not have classes on Fridays, allowing our students to work that day if they need/want to.
On year 3, the rhythm is organized in such a way that our students can work Part-Time, which paves the way for employment. Our Career & Development Department offers Career & Outplacement services for our students (like Jobs Dating events on a monthly basis on Campus).
If you follow the three years, you'll earn 180 ECTS Credits.
At the end of Year 3, the student will have to defend a Thesis which will carry on one of the subjects studied during the programme.

Accounting & Finance - 80h

  • Asset Management - 16h
  • Taxation - 16 h
  • Corporate Finance - 16h
  • International Finance - 8h
  • Financial Accounting - 16h
  • Finance Essentials (Harvard Business School Publishing) - 8h

Marketing - Sales - Communication - 68h

  • Mix Marketing & Matrix - 16h
  • Digital Marketing - 16h
  • Persuading Technics - 12h
  • Marketing Research - 16h
  • Marketing Essentials (Harvard Business School Publishing) - 8h

Management & Human Resources - 88h

  • Team Management - Empowerment - 20
  • Decision Making - 12h
  • Economic Intelligence - 12h
  • Supply Chain Management - 8h
  • International Affairs - 16h
  • Project management - 12h
  • Global Collaboration (Harvard Business School Publishing) - 8h


  • Business English - 36h
  • Innovation Thursdays - 48h
  • Methodology (Memoir) - 32h
  • Thesis

Major - 80h

  • NGO Law - 20h
  • Fundraising Technics - 12h
  • Delivering during Armed Conflicts - 8h
  • Geopolitics - 20h
  • International Cooperation & NGO players - 20


  • Mid-term Exams
  • Final Exams
  • Thesis Presentation

Learning expeditions


Course format: 

Year 1 & 2, courses/trainings year three courses and work (1 week and 2 days in company, 3 days on campus; 1 week and 2 days in company, 3 days on campus; etc)

Qualifications/expertise after completing the program

Strong academic and methological background; work experience in Switzerland; ability to work in groups

Entry requirements

IMSG is seeking students who are looking beyond a qualification, students who are looking holistically at their academic, professional and personal development at our school. We have a structured selection process where our goal is to identify students who can succeed in all these aspects.

Admission criteria: 


  • Two Passport photographs
  • CV
  • Copy of your Passport or ID card
  • Motivation letter
  • Academic Transcripts/Latest exam marks
  • Letter of recommendation

Our admission team will notify you within a week on the eligibility of your application.
Short-listed candidates will have to take an interview with a member of our admission team/management. This could be conducted on campus, on locations abroad and/or by skype/wechat/… We will mainly assess your motivations and your willingness to learn and progress.
We will inform you within one week of the interview on our decision regarding your admission.
Successful candidate are requested to pay a non-refundable one time admission fee of CHF 350 and the first term fee.
If you need a student visa: Once we have received your non-refundable admission fee payment, we will send you the admission
letter that will allow you to process with the Visa request. This generally takes up to 2 months, so make sure you give yourself sufficient time when applying.
Upon receipt of your payment confirmation, and your student Visa, we will send you a full acceptance letter which confirms your admission.

Course cost description: 

  • B1 & B2: 18,900 CHF/year - B3: 20,900 CHF/year
  • Several instalments possible (4 or 10)

Application cost description: 

350 CHF