Bachelor of Arts in International Relations

General

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Program Description

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As technology progresses and global economies become more interdependent, the world becomes smaller. Individuals interested in entering the global marketplace can benefit from a degree in International Relations. The International Relations program educates students in both international relations and international business.

Graduates are not only knowledgeable in the fields of public, multilateral, and international affairs, but they are also able to effectively and efficiently manage an office, prepare budgets, make decisions based on financial indicators, and oversee projects from start to finish.

The UBIS Bachelor of Arts in International Relations offers two fields of study in one degree, international relations, as well as a global business. Students will learn about world politics, foreign affairs, and international relations theory, as well as foreign area studies, international business law, international business management.

UBIS aims to prepare students for both business and non-profit careers.

Students in International Relations also can enroll in our Dual Degree (Swiss & U.S.) program and will graduate at the end of their studies with a degree from Europe and one from the United States.

Online courses are open 24 hours a day from anywhere you have Internet access. Our interactive courses provide a variety of options for communicating with professors and classmates.

Students can also benefit from UBIS’ mobility program, giving them the option to do one or several terms in a partner school.

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Program Objectives

  • To prepare students in specialized international business subjects.
  • To develop students’ proficiency in information technology.

Program Outline

To receive a Bachelor of Arts in International Relations degree, students must earn 120.0 semester credit hours.

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Curriculum

Stepping Stone 1

Sequence Code Title Pre Requisites Credit Hours
1 ENGL 101 English Composition I   3.0
2 ENGL 102 English Composition II ENGL 101 3.0
3 MATH 110 College Math: Algebra   3.0
4 COMP 125 Computer Fundamentals   3.0
5 GNED 106
MGMT 217
Beginning Foreign Language
Organizational Diversity
  3.0
3.0
6 BUSN 110 Foundations of Business   3.0
7 SCIE 112 Environmental Science   3.0
8 MRKT 110 Principles of Marketing   3.0
9 GNED 206
ANTH 201
Intermediate Foreign Language
Anthropology of Education
  3.0
3.0
10 GNED 112 Student Success Strategies   3.0

Stepping Stone 2

Sequence Code Title Pre Requisites Credit Hours
11 PHIL 240 Ethics Introduction   3.0
12 ACCT 101 Accounting I   3.0
13 ECON 201 Principles of Economics MATH 110 3.0
14 BUSN 210 Business Mathematics MATH 110 3.0
15 PSYC 201 Principles of Psychology   3.0
16 SOCI 233 Cross-Cultural Communication   3.0
17 MGMT 235 Global Market Competition Management   3.0
18 ENGL 295 Research & Report Writing ENGL102 3.0
19 MGMT 218 International Economics   3.0
20 MGMT 215 International Political Economy ECON 201 3.0

Stepping Stone 3

Sequence Code Title Pre Requisites Credit Hours
21 POLS 273 International Relations   3.0
22 BUSN 224 Foreign Area Studies ECON 201 3.0
23 POLS 250 Comparative Politics   3.0
24 PSYC 205 Social Psychology   3.0
25 INTR 301 Politics I: People and Politics   3.0
26 STAT 323 Research & Statistical Analysis MATH 110 3.0
27 INTR 302 The Role of Civil Society   3.0
28 MGMT 303 International Business Management   3.0
29 MGMT 305 Organizational Communication   3.0
30 BUSN 301 International Business Law   3.0

Stepping Stone 4

Sequence Code Title Pre Requisites Credit Hours
31 MRKT 324 International Marketing   3.0
32 MCOM 403 Issues in Global Media   3.0
33 INTR 402 International Organizations   3.0
34 MGMT 411 Performance Measurement and Evaluation   3.0
35 INTR 401 World Political Affairs Since 1919   3.0
36 MGMT 435 Strategic Management and Planning   3.0
37 MGMT 417 Human Resources Management   3.0
38 MGMT 420 International Banking and Finance   3.0
39 MGMT 427 Operations and Project Management   3.0
40 RESP 480 Capstone project   3.0

Deadlines

For on-campus courses:

  • International students from non-EU countries can apply before June 15 and before November 15 (as they need 10-12 weeks to pen the study visa to Switzerland).
  • EU and local students can apply until August 30 and January 30 accordingly before each semester starts. 

For online courses:

UBIS has 5-6 intakes per year depending on the program. We ask students to contact UBIS for specific deadline confirmation, as it is flexible for each program.

Accreditation

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. 

Last updated May 2020

About the School

UBIS, an innovative young, boutique institution that delivers modern programs in Business and International Relations, is located in Geneva There is no other city in the world with so much access to t ... Read More

UBIS, an innovative young, boutique institution that delivers modern programs in Business and International Relations, is located in Geneva There is no other city in the world with so much access to the world headquarters of major businesses, financial institutions and international organizations. The UBIS DNA is composed of three main factors: Real-World Experience, Individual Attention and an International Perspective. UBIS’ professors are highly qualified professionals who bring real-world problems into their classrooms and equip students to analyze these problems critically and in terms applicable to the business environment. Our professors provide students with a strategic framework to deal with the issues that they will face in their professional lives. UBIS is attentive to the evolving needs of the marketplace and constantly adapts its course content and methodologies to ensure that our graduates possess the knowledge and transferable skills necessary to succeed in this rapidly changing world. Read less