18 months (including dissertation) - 120 credits at 300 ECTS
The Masters in International Management and Sustainable Local Development is part of the 'Mutations and Agilities' Chair. Its aim is to equip students with the knowledge and tools they need to develop strategies for managing and developing organisations in a globalised and local context.
It covers certain aspects of international cooperation and places the crucial issue of preserving biodiversity at the heart of the development strategies of international and local organisations.
A PROGRAMME FOCUSED ON 'CHANGE AND AGILITY' AND BIODIVERSITY
The teaching methods used in the programme are perfectly adapted to offer new graduates an immediate chance to tackle important practical issues, case studies and strategic thinking. Rigorous, pragmatic methods and ways of thinking are applied to enable students to develop superior analytical skills combined with discernment and accurate assessment.
These lead to decision-making and, consequently, to the creation of value in an international and local context, while taking account of the major challenges facing our societies, which include the protection of biodiversity and the integration of populations.
AN INSTITUTION WITH THE BEST ACCREDITATIONS
The IMSG is one of the few Business Schools to be awarded the B Corp. label. As a school with a mission, the team seeks to align the promise made with the service delivered. It also takes care to measure and control its social, economic and environmental impact, and to develop its extra-financial performance.
It has EFQM and eduQua quality accreditations, guaranteeing continuing education that meets Swiss standards, and is a member of the AACSB and EFMD. Finally, it complies with the Bologna recommendations for the award of ECTS credits.
ORGANISATION OF TEACHING
Classes are held in the evenings and on Saturday mornings, and are available in replay and blended learning formats to meet the time constraints of the programme's students.
The lecturers all have the dual skills of experienced teachers and professionals recognised for their expertise, and have chosen to follow the Problem Based Learning method in order to maintain a permanent link between the field and theory.
- 1 monthly seminar (10 months) - 140 hours (Wednesday/Thursday/Friday from 6pm to 9pm and Saturday from 9am to 2pm)
- 3 lectures - 12h
- 1 extended course - 80 h
- Personal work - between 100 and 120 hours
- Writing the dissertation - around 150 hours
THE END-OF-CYCLE DISSERTATION
In connection with international parameters that may include the issue of biodiversity, a human resources master plan that includes the issue of intercultural management and organisational culture, an impact measurement, a product launch or business plan, the creation of an international or local financial package.
A methodology is also taught during the course, together with rigorous personalised follow-up. Thematic input completes the training process, which benefits from Geneva's international reputation.