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BA - Bachelor of Arts in International Relations

Undergraduate Program in Switzerland
BA - Bachelor of Arts in International Relations

This program combines the global outlook gained in an international relations program with the practical skills acquired in a business program. All industries are becoming increasingly globalized and this specialization provides a solid knowledge of the current affairs necessary to analyze the modern business world.



Learning Outcomes
 

Students learn how to analyze information gathered from reliable sources, and will also learn how to effectively share their insights and assessments with others. In addition, students who take this program will also:

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Identify the theoretical tools necessary to understand the international system.

Analyze how and why diplomacy is conducted.

Demonstrate skills related to working in a multicultural environment.

Sharpen political-thinking skills through real case study analysis and problem-solving approaches.

 


 


Structure
 

Option one: single qualification

This is a six-semester, three-year program with 210 ECTS. The first year is comprised of core courses to provide students with a solid base in all fundamental business areas. Specialization subjects are incorporated into the curriculum from the third semester onwards. On successfully completing six semesters, two final case studies and a dissertation, students earn a private, internationally-accredited bachelor’s degree from EU Business School Switzerland.

Option one: single qualification course breakdown


Year 1

First Semester (22 CH | 30 ECTS)

  • Foundations of Business Management 3 | 4
  • Marketing Management 3 | 4
  • Writing Communication Skills 3 | 4
  • Accounting I 3 | 4
  • Microeconomics 3 | 4
  • Elementary Calculus 2 | 3
  • IT Software for Business 2 | 3
  • Environmental Sustainability 2 | 3
  • Personal & Professional Development Seminars/Company visits 1 | 1

Second Semester (22 CH | 30 ECTS)

SECOND SEMESTER (22 CH | 30 ECTS)

  • Ethics in Business 3 | 4
  • Oral Communication Skills 3 | 4
  • Accounting II 3 | 4
  • Macroeconomics 3 | 4
  • Business Law 3 | 4
  • Mathematics of Finance 2 | 3
  • Applied Management Statistics 2 | 3
  • Advertising, Media & Branding 2 | 3
  • Personal & Professional Development Seminars/Company visits 1 | 1

Year 2

Third Semester (21 CH | 30 ECTS)

  • Strategic Marketing 3 | 4
  • Business Finance I 3 | 4
  • Human Resources Management 2 | 3
  • Production Management 2 | 3
  • Entrepreneurship & New Venture Creation 2 | 3
  • Management Information Systems 2 | 3
  • Digital Business 2 | 3
  • Cross-Cultural Business Issues 2 | 3
  • International Relations 2 | 3
  • Personal & Professional Development Seminars/Company visits 1 | 1
  • Research Methods |

Fourth Semester (21 CH | 30 ECTS)

FOURTH SEMESTER (21 CH | 30 ECTS)

  • Global Economics 3 | 4
  • Business Finance II 3 | 4
  • Social Media Marketing 2 | 3
  • Financial Markets 2 | 3
  • Consumer Behavior 2 | 3
  • Sales & Purchasing Management 2 | 3
  • Political Science 2 | 3
  • International Organizations 2 | 3
  • Diplomacy & Foreign Policy 2 | 3
  • Personal & Professional Development Seminars/Company visits 1 | 1
  • Research Methods |

Year 3

Fifth Semester (21 CH | 30 ECTS)

  • Global Business 3 | 4
  • Financial Statement Analysis 3 | 4
  • Negotiation 2 | 3
  • Small Business Management 2 | 3
  • Corporate Finance 2 | 3
  • Industrial Marketing 2 | 3
  • Global Economic Geography 2 | 3
  • Theories of International Relations 2 | 3
  • Conflict Management 2 | 3
  • Personal & Professional Development Seminars/Company visits 1 | 1

Sixth Semester (21 CH | 30 ECTS)

SIXTH SEMESTER (21 CH | 30 ECTS)

  • Strategic Management 3 | 4
  • Budgeting & Control 3 | 4
  • Organizational Communication 2 | 3
  • Cases in Marketing 2 | 3
  • Cases in International Relations 2 | 3
  • Social, Company & State Protocol 2 | 3
  • Development Studies 2 | 3
  • International Law 2 | 3
  • International Peace & Security 2 | 3
  • Personal & Professional Development Seminars/Company visits 1 | 1

Graduation Requirements

To graduate, in addition to the above courses, students will also have to successfully complete the following for a total of 23 CH | 30 ECTS:

GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS (23 CH | 30 ECTS)

  • Research Methods (with a pass) |
  • Dissertation Seminar |
  • Final Case: Marketing (10%) |
  • Final Case: International Relations (10%) |
  • Dissertation (80%) |




Option two: dual qualification

This is a seven semester, three-year program with 240 ECTS. The first-year core courses provide students with a solid base in all fundamental business areas. Specialization subjects are incorporated into the curriculum in the third, fourth and fifth semesters. In the third year, you will focus on international business modules to equip you with key managerial concepts, theories and tools necessary for any business field. Upon the successful completion of two final cases and a dissertation, you graduate with a private internationally-accredited bachelor’s degree from EU Business School Switzerland and a state-accredited BSc (Hons) in International Business from the University of Roehampton in London.

Students who wish to further their knowledge in a specialization can take an additional semester and earn a Diploma of Advanced Studies (30 ECTS) which is accredited and state-recognized (título propio) from Universidad Católica de Murcia (UCAM), Spain.

Option two: dual qualification course breakdown


Year 1

First Semester (22 CH | 30 ECTS)

  • Foundations of Business Management 3 | 4
  • Marketing Management 3 | 4
  • Writing Communication Skills 3 | 4
  • Accounting I 3 | 4
  • Microeconomics 3 | 4
  • Elementary Calculus 2 | 3
  • IT Software for Business 2 | 3
  • Environmental Sustainability 2 | 3
  • Personal & Professional Development Seminars/Company visits 1 | 1

Second Semester (22 CH | 30 ECTS)

SECOND SEMESTER (22 CH | 30 ECTS)

  • Ethics in Business 3 | 4
  • Oral Communication Skills 3 | 4
  • Accounting II 3 | 4
  • Macroeconomics 3 | 4
  • Business Law 3 | 4
  • Mathematics of Finance 2 | 3
  • Applied Management Statistics 2 | 3
  • Advertising, Media & Branding 2 | 3
  • Personal & Professional Development Seminars/Company visits 1 | 1

Third Semester (21 CH | 30 ECTS)

  • Strategic Marketing 3 | 4
  • Business Finance I 3 | 4
  • Human Resources Management 2 | 3
  • Production Management 2 | 3
  • Entrepreneurship & New Venture Creation 2 | 3
  • Management Information Systems 2 | 3
  • Digital Business 2 | 3
  • Cross-Cultural Business Issues 2 | 3
  • International Relations 2 | 3
  • Personal & Professional Development Seminars/Company visits 1 | 1
  • Research Methods |

Year 2

Fourth Semester (21 CH | 30 ECTS)

FOURTH SEMESTER (21 CH | 30 ECTS)

  • Global Economics 3 | 4
  • Business Finance II 3 | 4
  • Social Media Marketing 2 | 3
  • Financial Markets 2 | 3
  • Consumer Behavior 2 | 3
  • Sales & Purchasing Management 2 | 3
  • Political Science 2 | 3
  • International Organizations 2 | 3
  • Diplomacy & Foreign Policy 2 | 3
  • Personal & Professional Development Seminars/Company visits 1 | 1
  • Research Methods |

Fifth Semester (21 CH | 30 ECTS)

  • Global Business 3 | 4
  • Financial Statement Analysis 3 | 4
  • Negotiation 2 | 3
  • Small Business Management 2 | 3
  • Corporate Finance 2 | 3
  • Industrial Marketing 2 | 3
  • Global Economic Geography 2 | 3
  • Theories of International Relations 2 | 3
  • Conflict Management 2 | 3
  • Personal & Professional Development Seminars/Company visits 1 | 1

Year 3

Sixth Semester (21 CH | 30 ECTS)

FIFTH SEMESTER (30 ECTS)

  • Cross-Cultural Management 7 | 10
  • Ethics, Organizations and Society 7 | 10
  • Research Methods and International Project Part I 7.5 | 10

Seventh Semester (22 CH | 30 ECTS)

SIXTH SEMESTER (30 ECTS)

  • Corporate Strategy 7 | 10
  • International Marketing 7 | 10
  • Research Methods and International Project Part II 7.5 | 10

Graduation Requirements

To graduate, in addition to the above courses, students will also have to successfully complete the following for a total of 23 CH | 30 ECTS:

GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS (23 CH | 30 ECTS)

  • Research Methods (with a pass) |
  • Dissertation Seminar |
  • Final Case: Marketing (10%) |
  • Final Case: International Relations (10%) |
  • Dissertation (80%) |

Diploma of Advanced Studies (Optional)

Eighth Semester (21 CH | 30 ECTS)

SIXTH SEMESTER (21 CH | 30 ECTS)

  • Strategic Management 3 | 4
  • Budgeting & Control 3 | 4
  • Organizational Communication 2 | 3
  • Cases in Marketing 2 | 3
  • Cases in International Relations 2 | 3
  • Social, Company & State Protocol 2 | 3
  • Development Studies 2 | 3
  • International Law 2 | 3
  • International Peace & Security 2 | 3
  • Personal & Professional Development Seminars/Company visits 1 | 1
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