FAQ

The program

When does the program start?
For participants attending the CAS or the DAS, applications are on a rolling basis which means that students can apply and start at any time of the year. Participants have then up to 3 years to complete their modules.

Where are the classes held?
The classes take place at Uni-Mail, University of Geneva, 40 Blvd. du Pont-d’Arve, CH-1205 Geneva.

How much work is involved in the program?
The CAS & DAS International Organizations Management requires a high level of commitment. The general rule is for every 1 hour in class there are 2 hours of preparation.

How accessible are the Faculty to the participants?
Very much so. With small classes (between 20 and 25 students maximum) and an unparalleled faculty/students ratio, we feel that the program offers participants a great advantage in the accessibility of its Faculty and network of professionals in international and nongovernmental organizations.

Do participants have to study a language?
The program in taught entirely in English, so participants are not required to study another language.

Applying

How many applicants do you accept?
We admit around 20 to 25 people each year to attend the program. We believe that forming quality managers for IOs, NGOs, and TNCs requires a high faculty/participant ratio and a good support services infrastructure that simply cannot be offered on a mass scale.

When should I apply?
Applications are on a rolling basis which means that students can apply and start at any time of the year.

Should I apply online?
If you’re applying to the CAS/DAS, please download the application form and send it to the IO-MBA administration, together with the required documents.

Do accepted applicants need to pay anything to reserve their deferred place on the program?
Yes. All accepted applicant must pay a commitment fee to reserve their place in the class, and deferred applicants are not exempt from this rule. This commitment fee is fully deducted from the tuition fees. However, if an accepted applicant chooses not to attend after reserving a place in the program, the deposit is forfeited.

Preparing for the program

Do accepted applicants need to pay anything to reserve their place on the program?
Yes. When applicants are made an offer of a place on the International Organizations MBA program, they need to pay a non refundable commitment fee of 500 CHF to reserve their place in the class. This fee, which is normally due immediately after the receipt of the admission letter, is fully deducted from the total fees.

Can one pay in installments?
Yes. The tuition fee can be paid in several installments depending on the agreement made with the IO-MBA admission office.

Is French an entry requirement for the International Organizations MBA program?
No. The International Organizations MBA program is taught entirely in English, and French is not an entry requirement.