Dual Degree and Exchange

The IO-MBA offers students to take the program as part of a double degree with prestigious international universities. Generally speaking, double degree students from the below institutions come to the IO-MBA in their second year of study. Please read and follow these instructions carefully if you intend to apply for one of the IO-MBA double degrees.

Georgetown2Georgetown University – McCourt School of Public Policy

Founded in the capital of the United States in 1789, the same year that the U.S. constitution took effect, Georgetown University today is a major international research university that continues to reflect its founding values of intellectual openness, diversity in faculty and staff, and a commitment to searching for the common good.
The flagship degree at Georgetown’s McCourt School of Public Policy, the Masters in Public Policy (MPP), combines a rigorous set of analytical and quantitative core courses with required concentration in a specific policy sector (e.g., international development, health policy, environmental and regulatory policy). GPPI is home to four nationally known research centre in the areas of health care, children’s issues, non-profit studies and democratic governance. Its location in Washington offers excellent opportunities for interaction with leading think tanks, international financial institutions, government agencies and NGOs.

Double Degree IO-MBA /Master in Public Policy (MPP)
The University of Geneva and the McCourt School of Public Policy have joined forces to create a dual degree programme designed to prepare tomorrow’s leaders for international and non-governmental organizations with a combination of substantive, analytical and managerial skills. Over the course of five intense semesters (28 months), students earn both the IO-MBA and Georgetown’s Masters in Public Policy (MPP). The dual degree programme includes an internship in Geneva and a masters research project linked to the internship that is completed at Georgetown.

YonseiYonsei University

As one of the oldest universities in Korea, Yonsei University was first established in 1885. Yonsei has 16 graduate schools, 18 colleges, and 111 subsidiary institutions. With a student body comprised of the top 1 percent of high school graduates in Korea. Yonsei is proud of its long history and reputation as the leading institution of higher education and most international university in Korea.
The Graduate School of International Studies (GSIS) at Yonsei University was established in 1987 as a pioneer of professional studies programme in Korea. The founding motivation of Yonsei GSIS was to meet the growing global demand for international academic institutions and to train individuals to become global experts.
In 1997, the Yonsei GSIS earned the distinction of being the ”best graduate school of international studies in Korea” by the Ministry of Education, and was officially certified by the Ministry with the professional school status in November, 1999 in recognition of its global competitiveness and establishment of renowned doctoral programme.

Double Degree IO-MBA/ Master in International Studies
The University of Geneva and Yonsei have identified a synergetic opportunity of collaboration around the IO-MBA and the Master in International Studies at GSIS. Under this collaboration agreement, GSIS students can attend the first year at GSIS, the second year at Geneva, and be awarded both the IO-MBA and the Master in International Studies.

Gspia_logUniversity of Pittsburgh – Graduate School of Public and International Affairs (GSPIA)

The University of Pittsburgh is one of America’s most respected teaching and research institutions. Founded in 1787 as a small, private school, it has evolved into an internationally recognized centre of learning and research and is among America’s most distinguished comprehensive universities, with a wide variety of high-quality programs.

The mission of the University of Pittsburgh’s Graduate School of Public and International Affairs (GSPIA) is to prepare students to make substantive contributions to society through careers as managers, advisors, and analysts in government and non-profit organizations throughout the world. This mission is accomplished through dedication to quality teaching that builds skills relevant to the core values and challenges of public service. The school and faculty are committed to making a difference in the world by drawing on diverse skills and knowledge to improve the performance of public and non-profit organizations that contribute to free and just societies in the United States and abroad.

Double Degree IO-MBA /Master of Public and International Affairs (MPIA) or Master of International Development (MID)
The University of Geneva and the University of Pittsburgh created the IO-MBA /MPIA-MID double degree in 2007 to equip students to pursue careers in non-governmental and international organizations, national and international defence and intelligence agencies, departments of state, research centre and global businesses. The IO-MBA /MPIA and IO-MBA /MID double degrees are each five-semester programs; students will attend the first year at GSPIA following the typical MPIA or MID plans of study, and will complete the entire IO-MBA curriculum in Geneva during their second year. Students then return to Pittsburgh to complete the remaining requirements of their GSPIA degree. An internship and a thesis/capstone experience are also required.

MGIMOMoscow State Institute of International Relations – MGIMO (Moscow, Russia) – MA/IO-MBA

The Moscow State Institute of International Relations (MGIMO) is Russia’s most prestigious educational institution for young people with international interests. For international students, MGIMO is that and more: a modern, welcoming, and intellectually stimulating place to study in Russia’s greatest city. MGIMO’s diverse student body of 6,000 is drawn from the top ranks of Russian students and from partner universities around the world. MGIMO offers a broad range of courses at undergraduate and graduate levels — from international affairs, political science, economics, and international law, to journalism, business management, and energy policy. International undergraduates can apply for a fully English-taught B.A. program or choose from challenging and exciting courses in Russian. Students seeking a Master degree can apply for one of MGIMO’s groundbreaking double-degree programs, offered in partnership with international institutions, or seek a place in one of more than thirty MA programs taught in Russian.

MGIMO students can attend the Master in International Affairs program “Governance and Global Affairs” in Moscow in the first year and then the second year in Geneva, and be awarded both Master in International Affairs and International Organizations MBA.

SingaporeNational University of Singapore

A leading global university centred in Asia, the National University of Singapore (NUS) is Singapore’s flagship university which offers a global approach to education and research with a focus on Asian perspectives and expertise. Its 16 faculties and schools across three campus locations in Singapore provides a broad-based curriculum underscored by multi-disciplinary courses and cross-faculty enrichment. NUS’ transformative education includes programmes such as student exchange, entrepreneurial internships at NUS Overseas Colleges, and double degree and joint degree programmes with some of the world’s top universities, offering students opportunities and challenges to realise their potential. The learning experience is complemented by a vibrant residential life with avenues for artistic, cultural and sporting pursuits. Over 37,000 students from 100 countries further enrich the community with their diverse social and cultural perspectives. NUS has three Research Centres of Excellence (RCE) and 22 university-level research institutes and centres.

Double degree IO-MBA / Master in Public Policy (MPP) at Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy

Students will spend the first year at the LKY School and the second one in Geneva. Upon successful completion of the programme they will be awarded two degrees from the respective institutions.