Key information



Course Dates

  • Module 1: 9 September to 25 October 2019 - Online

  • Module 2: 19 to 29 November 2019

  • Module 3: 19 to 28 February 2020

  • Module 4: 21 to 30 April 2020

Application Deadline - Rolling admissions

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

Location & language



Executive Education
Villa Barton, Rue de Lausanne 132
1202 Geneva

Field trip to Brussels on 27 - 28 Feb. 2020






CHF 22'000

Discounts - Early birds, Full payment, Apply with a colleague. For more info, please contact us:

Alumni - 10% discount

Geneva tax-payers may be eligible for up to a CHF 2,250 discount: learn more>

Entry requirements


Selection is primarily based on professional experience, candidate’s motivation, and applicability of the programme for their current work or future career.

  • A bachelor’s degree is required, or a degree/diploma deemed to be equivalent (no particular discipline required)

  • A minimum of 8 years’ full-time work is highly recommended, participants typically range between 30 and 50 years of age.

  • Proficiency in English is required

Degrees awarded

Executive Master in International Negotiation & Policy Making
Diploma of Advanced Studies (30 ECTS)
Requires successful completion of Modules 1, 2, 3 &  4 assessments and final paper

This programme counts towards the  Master  of  Advanced Studies (MAS) in International Strategy and Leadership

Programme assessments


To successfully complete the programme, participants must:

  • Attend a minimum of 80% of the face-to-face sessions - participants can miss a maximum of 5.5 days of classes

  • Successfully complete each module's assessment - evaluations consist of an analytical paper for Module 1, a policy paper for Module 2, a negotiating position memo for Module 3 and an in-class simulation of a negotiation for Module 4. All assessments except for Module 4, are take-home exams

  • Submit a final assessment - a research or policy paper on a subject of your choice related to your working environment or of relevance for your professional development

Class experience


  • Peer-to-peer learning - highly diverse group of participants from various sectors, countries and professional experience

  • Interactive teaching - engage with influential guest practitioners and experts

  • Lead Faculty and speakers - available for guidance and individual debriefs

  • Close to the real-life of a professional through practical sessions, case-studies, carefully constructed hands-on exercises and simulations

  • Critical thinking thanks to analytical sessions by faculty members

  • Module 1 online - highly interactive e-learning platform, with videos, articles, group work and discussion sessions

  • Study visits

Alumni benefits


By graduating from the programme, you will become a full alumnus of the Graduate Institute, and will benefit from alumni advantages, which include:

  • Joining the Graduate Institute alumni network of 18,000+ members

  • 10% discount on Executive Education programmes

  • Career services from the Graduate Institute

  • Networking and professional development opportunities through alumni regional chapters