Our master programme in International Economics is a small, selective programme focused on preparing students for jobs in international organisations, governments, NGOs and think tanks as well as the private sector.
The rigorous training in advanced empirical and analytical tools, which are required for careers in international economics with a policy orientation, provides students with the necessary work-skills, and the institutional and historical background they will need to apply these tools to real world problems.
This applied approach, teamed with our close connection to international organisations in Geneva (where many students do internships) and across the world explains the remarkable success of our students over the years.
Our very diverse student body provides a very stimulating environment, helping us to learn and to further our research interests.
The Graduate Institute strives to support talented scholars from around the world. Affordable tuition fees and financial aid enable our MA and PhD students to complete their studies with less pressure.
90% of our students find work within four months of graduation. Our students are highly sought-after by employers in international organisations, the private sector, policy institutions and academia. Our alumni work at the World Bank, IMF, United Nations, European Commission, HSBC and ICRC, while others have taken up doctoral, post-doctoral or faculty positions at Oxford University, Cambridge University and Harvard, to mention just a few. Learn more
The Graduate Institute, Geneva is home to students from all over the world. Roughly 1,000 students from 100 countries are enrolled in our various programmes. Each year, we admit about 20 candidates to our Master in International Economics, while the two PhD programmes in Economics admit a combined total of 12 students each year. While admission rates vary by programme, the Institute generally admits about 30-40% of its applicants.
The Graduate Institute is a specialised school serving a very diverse community in the heart of International Geneva: nearly 20-25% of people in the Swiss city are connected to an international institution. The Institute’s close ties with the international community are reflected in the five social science disciplines taught here, all imbued with a global perspective.