International Strategy & Leadership


Why choose this programme?


Looking for an alternative to an MBA? This Master will bring you to a different level of leadership, one that focuses on impact and meaning.

  • Become a visionary leader
  • Embrace complexity and radically reframe the questions
  • Develop an adaptive mindset to set a direction not a destination
  • Master tools that call upon imagination and creativity to develop a innovative vision
  • Experience a human-centered approach to leadership and test solutions - as well as yourself
  • Gain a holistic understanding of world dynamics and lead change in business and society  


Programme highlights

A tailor-made learning journey

Combination of building blocks | At your own rhythm

A broad array of topics to choose from

Geopolitics & global governance | Environment | Sustainable finance | Global health | Conflict and fragility | Development | Gender | Policy and decision-making processes

A portfolio of skills

Design thinking | Strategic foresight | Systems thinking | Advocacy | Multidimensional negotiation

Diversity in approaches and perspectives

Economic | Political | Social | Legal | Cultural

An intensive module on adaptive leadership

Inner agility | Complexity and question reframing | Vision building | Caring leadership


How to design your degree?


Each degree-granting programme of the Executive Education portfolio is a building block towards your Executive Master.

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Upon graduation from this programme you will receive a Master of Advanced Studies (60 ECTS) in International Strategy and Leadership.

Contact us for guidance on programme design.

Eligible programmes to gain the 45 ECTS

Who is this programme for?


Senior executives and mid-career leaders from all sectors and backgrounds who want to

  • Design their learning journey at their own pace as needs arise
  • Reinvent their professional path and become visionary leaders
  • Gain a holistic view of world affairs
  • Make a positive contribution to the world


Our network



Academia | Governments | Business | NGOs | Scientific experts

Alumni network

17'000+ Graduate Institute alumni | 110 nationalities among ExEd alumni alone