Key Information


 

Schedule

Application Deadline    

 Rolling admissions

Applications are accepted until the course is full, though we strongly recommend you apply before 15 February to secure your seat.

For those who need a Swiss (Schengen) visa it is recommended to apply for admission by 10 December 2017.

Course Dates    

Session 1:  Global environmental governance | food security | water | leadership
Thursday, 12 April to Friday, 20 April 2018
(inclusive, except Sunday)

Session 2: Climate change | energy | leadership
Thursday, 31 May to Friday, 8 June 2018
(inclusive, except Sunday)

Session 3: Global governance (online)
Aug-Oct, 2018 (for Executive Master only, exact dates TBA)

Session 4: Policy making tools and practices | leadership
Oct, 2018 (for Executive Master only, exact dates TBA)

 

Fees

  • Executive Certificate - CHF 9'600*
  • Executive Master - CHF 22'000*

While we are not able to offer scholarships, we support accepted applicants in their funding applications.

For Executive Certficate only, Geneva tax-payers may be eligible for up to a CHF 2,250 discount: learn more

(*) travel and accommodation not included

 

Entry Requirements

  • Selection is primarily based on candidates' professional experience and motivation
  • A bachelor’s degree and a minimum of 8 years’ full-time work is highly recommended, participants typically range between 35 and 50 years of age
  • Proficiency in English is required (no certificate is required, although interviews can be requested to validate capacity)
 

Degrees Awarded

  • Executive Certificate in Environmental Governance - Requires successful completion of Sessions 1 & 2 and assignments. The Executive Certificate (Certificate of Advanced Studies or CAS) is worth 15 ECTS.
  • Executive Master in Environmental Governance & Policy Making - Requires successful completion of Sessions 1,2,3 & 4 and assignments. The Executive Master (Diploma of Advanced Studies or DAS) is worth 30 ECTS. Upgrade from Executive Certificate to Executive Master must be completed within three years from the start date of the Executive Certificate.

 

Class Experience

Designed as a multi-stakeholder, peer-to-peer learning experience with participants coming from all sectors -non governmental and international organisations, multinational companies, unions and associations, national government agencies and diplomatic missions- and backgrounds. As a member of a small class (typically 15-25 people), engage and interact with influential thinkers and practitioners from policy, science and industry.

 

Alumni Benefits

Upon successful completion of the degree (Executive Certificate or Executive Master) participants become alumni of the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, and get the following benefits:

  • Full alumni membership of the Graduate Institute alumni network of 13,000+ members
  • 10% discount on Executive Education programmes
  • Career counselling services from the Graduate Institute
  • Networking and professional development opportunities through alumni regional chapters