Key information



Course Dates         

  • Session 1: 18 to 26 June 2020 (Virtual classroom - Saturday inclusive) - Certificate & Master

  • Session 2: 14 to 22 Sep. 2020 (Saturday inclusive) - Certificate & Master

  • Session 3: 7 Sep. to 23 Oct. 2020 (Online) - Master

  • Session 4: 17 to 27 Nov. 2020 - Master

Application Deadline  -  Rolling admissions

Applications are accepted until the course is full.

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

Location & language



Executive Education
Villa Barton, Rue de Lausanne 132
1202 Geneva


Classes: English

Assignments: English or French



Executive Certificate - CHF 9'600

Executive Master - CHF 22'000

Early Birds - Our early applicants who are admitted to the course could receive an "Early Bird" tuition reduction (only applicable for self-funded participants). For more info, please contact us:

Alumni - 10% discount

Geneva tax-payers may be eligible for a chèque formation from the Canton (the amount can be up to CHF 2,250).
Programme reference - Executive Certificate: 3478 | Executive Master: 4156
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Entry Requirements


  • Selection is primarily based on candidates' professional experience and motivation

  • A bachelor’s degree and a minimum of 8 years’ full-time experience is highly recommended, participants typically range between 35 and 50 years of age

  • Proficiency in English is required

Degrees Awarded


Executive Certificate in Environmental Governance
Certificate of Advanced Studies (15 ECTS)
Requires successful completion of Sessions 1 & 2 assessments and final paper

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

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

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 19,000+ members

  • 10% discount on Executive Education programmes

  • Career services from the Graduate Institute

  • Networking and professional development opportunities through alumni regional chapters