Programme Assessments

To successfully complete the programme, participants must:

  • Attend a minimum of 80% of the presential sessions.
  • Successfully complete each module's assignment:  the modules of the programme are evaluated separately. Evaluations consist of an essay question for Modules 1 and 3, the elaboration of a policy paper for Module 2, and an in-class simulation for Module 4. All assignments, except for Module 4, are take-home exams.
  • Submit a final assignment.
  • Participant attendance records and active participation in class are taken into account at the time of grading.


Diploma awarded

Successful participants will receive the Executive Master in International Negotiation and Policy-Making.

The Executive Master is an internationally-recognised "Diploma of Advanced Studies" of 30 ECTS (European Credits Transfer System). Graduates of this programme earn alumni status of the Graduate Institute.

Please consult the Swiss system of higher education which shows that the degree can be earned at any stage in professional or academic life (following a bachelor or its equivalent). The INP is not direct preparation for PhD work (but rather, part of the professional track), so ECTS credits awarded do not apply towards a PhD.