Applying to Dual Degrees

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.

Georgetown University (Washington, DC, USA) – MPP/IOMBA
MPP/IO-MBA applicants are required to apply separately to both programmes, but there is an order: Georgetown students must complete the first year of their MPP at Georgetown before pursuing the IO-MBA in their second year. On each application form (online or paper) applicants must specify that they are applying for the MPP/IO-MBA double degree.
Applications are treated independently by both institutions so it is possible for an applicant to be admitted to one institute only. In addition, there are a limited amount of spaces offered for the MPP/IO-MBA . Therefore, one could theoretically be admitted to both the IO-MBA and the MPP, but not to the MPP/IO-MBA double degree.  In such a case, the applicant will need to decide which of the programmes they wish to follow.

Pittsburgh University GSPIA (Pittsburgh, PA, USA) – MID-MPIA/IO-MBA
MID-MPIA/IO-MBA applicants are required to apply separately to both programmes, but there is an order of attendance: Pittsburgh students must complete the first year of their MID-MPIA at Pittsburgh before pursuing the IO-MBA in their second year. On each application form (online or paper) applicants must specify that they are applying for the MID-MPIA/IO-MBA double degree.

It is possible for an applicant to be admitted to one institute only. In addition, there are a limited amount of spaces offered for the MID-MPIA/IO-MBA . Therefore, one could theoretically be admitted to both the IO-MBA and the MID-MPIA, but not to the MID-MPIA/IO-MBA double degree.  In such a case, the applicant will need to decide which of the programmes they wish to follow.

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

Yonsei University (Seoul, South Korea) – MA/IO-MBA
MA/IOMBA participant are nominated by GSIS during their first year of study.  Therefore, applicants interested in this double degree programme must apply exclusively to Yonsei GSIS and follow the application guidelines for the double degree.

National University of Singapore (Singapore, Republic of Singapore) – MA/IO-MBA
Master in Public Policy (MPP) with the National Universtiy of Singapore and the International Organizations MBA with the University of Geneva.