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Graduate Programs

Get a Dual Degree:

By combining courses (online or on-ground) during your MBA degree at UBIS you will also receive a Master of Science in Business from the University of the Potomac, a regionally accredited university based in Washington D.C.

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Master in Business Administration (MBA)

PDF – MBA Course Overview

The world is becoming increasingly global, be part of it. UBIS has partnered with the University of the Potomac and Ascencia Business School (France) to enhance the participant’s career options and work fulfilment. Student leaders from all over the world (over 40+ countries) can choose between earning a dual-degree MBA from UBIS/UOTP or UBIS/ASCENCIA increasing their international, diverse and innovative experience.

This program gives you the necessary skills to take on management and executive positions in the corporate business world. Graduates have the confidence to pursue careers in the private sector, in public administration, international organizations and NGOs.

Program structure:

To receive the dual MBA/EMBA degree You will be required to complete 100 ECTS Credits (50 US Credits) (13 courses).

  • 8 Core Courses
  • 4 Concentration Courses (possible concentrations are Management, Marketing, Banking and Finance and Service Management)
  • 1 Research Methodology course and Thesis or Company Project

With the dual MBA program benefit from:

  • 2 internationally accredited degrees (1 MBA degree from UBIS, 1 EMBA degree from UOTP or Ascencia Business School, accredited by the French Government)
  • Career Development/ business plan mentoring
  • Flexible schedule and personalized program
  • International Network
  • Experienced faculty

Master of Arts in International Relations (MA-IR)

PDF – MAIR Course Overview

The job market – locally and internationally – is becoming more difficult for numerous reasons: The competition, the economic situation in many countries and the needs/expectations of employers. Despite these challenges, new job opportunities are opening up globally.

How then can you benefit and take advantage of this? In short, the answer is that it is all about differentiating yourself on the job market and ensuring that you have all the necessary skills to succeed in the new era of work.

Our Masters of Art in International Relations (MA-IR) is combining both international relations and international business courses. This combination gives you strong knowledge with the managerial skills necessary for any leading position.

Program structure:

To receive the MA-IR degree, to complete 100 ECTS Credits (50 US Credits).

  • 4 full and 4 mini-courses in International Relations
  • 5 full and 2 mini-courses in International Business
  • 1 Research Methodology course and Thesis or Company Project


  • Dual MBA/MBA/MA-IR: 2 intakes per year: each September and January
  • Executive MBA: 3 per year (June, September, January)
  • Top up EMBA: 3 per year (June, September, January)


12 to 24 months




The University of Business and International Studies (UBIS) has received specialized accreditation for its business programs through the International Accreditation Council for Business Education (IACBE) located at 11374 Strang Line Road in Lenexa, Kansas, USA. The business programs in the following degrees are accredited by the IACBE:

  • Master of Arts in International Relations
  • Master of Business Administration
  • Bachelor of Arts in International Relations
  • Bachelor of Business Administration

Read the 2015-2016 Report Learning and Achievement



Tuition Fees

  • UBIS MAIR: CHF 10.000/semester  (3 semesters in total)
  • MBA (UBIS): CHF 10.000/semester  (3 semesters in total and final year internship)
  • Dual UBIS-GSD MAIR: CHF 12.500/semester  (3 semesters in total)

Grant & Scholarships

Please contact the admissions department via by email at admissions@ubis-geneva.ch or by phone at +41 (0) 22 732 62 82

*UBIS and University of the Potomac (UOTP), a Middle States Commission on Higher Education accredited institution, established an articulation agreement to offer you more and more opportunities.

Both UBIS and UOTP are part of the Consortium of Boutique Universities.
UBIS offers its students an exclusive advantage: The possibility to obtain US degree accreditation with no extra cost.

**In collaboration with The International Banking Institute and The International Institute of Business Networking.


At UBIS we welcome students from everywhere and every background. As such you might benefit from the following options:

Transfer your credits

UBIS welcomes students who wish to continue their studies by transferring to the university. UBIS has three 16-week semesters per year and offers students 6 entry dates per year-more flexibility in starting your studies. As a rule, UBIS accepts a maximum of 90 (30*3-credit courses) in transfer for undergraduate studies.

Top-up Program (gain a second degree)

Addressed to students who have already finished a Master-level degree, this program allows you to gain a second degree by completing some courses with us. Be seen as unique and boost your career with the UBIS top-up degree.