Bachelor of Arts in International Relations
The Bachelor of Arts in International Relations (BA-IR) Program is challenging, stimulating and practical. The three year program aims to introduce students to the broad field of International Relations, its basic concepts, theories and methods, as well as specialized and interdisciplinary fields. Students will be trained in research, analytical, and presentation/communication skills.
The BA-IR Program has been established to cater for the interests of students seeking both a broad scholarly understanding of the way the world works, and/or for those preparing for a variety of employment options related to international careers in government, business, non-government organizations, media and international agencies.
Students come to the Geneva School of Diplomacy from over 45 countries spanning the globe and carry with them a diversity of not only cultures, but also interests, worldviews, experiences and dreams. Such diversity, along with our commitment to exceptional quality and individual attention, are hallmarks of the Geneva School of Diplomacy experience. Download the BA-IR information folder here.
GSD focuses very clearly on preparing individuals for a successful career within management-level positions within the public and private sectors, principally through its combined theoretical and practical approach in our teaching methods. We therefore offer a unique combination of conceptual courses focused on theory and the development of essential diplomatic skills.
The GSD curriculum is based on 3 main pillars:
1. International Relations
2. International Law
3. International Economics
We offer a number of courses on specific topics such as:
- Global Health
- Humanitarian Operations
- Regional Status
Diplomatic skills content:
- Diplomatic Protocol and Etiquette
- Mediation, Dispute Settlement and Conflict Resolution
- Policy Scenarios
- Media Communication
- Public Speaking
- Negotiation Techniques
- Speaker and Presentation Skills
- Analytical Thinking Skills
- Decision-making skills