Career perspectives

90% of our students find work within four months of graduation. Recent alumni have secured employment with the United Nations, European Commission, Médecins Sans Frontières, HSBC, World Economic Forum, UBS and elsewhere. Others have taken up doctoral, post-doctoral or faculty positions at Cambridge University, Harvard, Sciences Po, Oxford University, Princeton and LSE, to mention just a few.


Studies at the Graduate Institute are designed to provide a strong capacity for global analysis and strategic thinking. This enables students to develop high-level expertise, making them well-equipped to work in one of the following fields or at their interfaces:

  • International cooperation, notably in national administrations working on international issues (ministries of foreign affairs, trade, economy, health, central banks, etc.), and intergovernmental and non-governmental organisations
  • International business, notably in multinational corporations, the finance sector, law firms, consulting and public relations agencies
  • Analysis of global issues, notably in academic institutions, think tanks, international foundations or the media