Sustainable Finance and Development

Drive the sustainable finance revolution

The Master of Advanced Studies in Sustainable Finance and Development (60 ECTS) is a one-year postgraduate degree course that provides advanced, broad-ranging and practice-oriented training.

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Objectives
 

  • Professional focus - Develop the skills that are sought after to be employed in the  profoundly changing professional world of investment & finance.

  • Sustainable Finance - Master the core foundations of the sustainable finance system and how finance can be used to achieve sustainable development goals while deepening your knowledges in an elective of your choice.

  • Impact Measurement - Track and quantify the effects financial interventions have on people, organisations and political/economic/societal environment.

  • Innovative Finance - Acquire non-traditional skills to raise funds for development projects using innovative financing tools.

Programme overview

 

Key benefits
 

Acquire analytical and quantitative in-demand skills

  • Identify the main challenges of sustainable finance and how to overcome them

  • Design and build innovative sustainable financial instruments aligned to the latest regulatory frameworks

  • Be able to quantify the impact of your portfolios

  • Be equipped to implement change inside your organisation

 

Unique learning experience
 

  • Build your professional network

  • Learn from an unparalleled variety of world- renowned faculty and leading practitioners in the field of sustainable finance to be ready to lead the next generation of financial strategy

  • Tailor your studies according to your particular interests with interdisciplinary electives in sociology, political science, international law and history

  • Benefit from an exceptional student–faculty ratio

  • Join the Graduate Institute’s network of 22’000 alumni, and be part of a diverse community made up of 110 nationalities from all 5 continents

 

Who is this programme for?


Graduates, professionals and leaders from all sectors with background in economics or finance looking forward to making a positive impact. No professional experience required.

 

Degree awarded


Successful participants will earn a Master of Advanced Studies in Sustainable Finance and Development (60 ECTS).

Terms and conditions

Calendar

Dates
1 year full-time programme
18 Sep. 2023 - 15 Sep. 2024

Open until programme is filled

 

Fees

Fees
CHF 35'000

 

Location

Maison de la Paix
Chemin Eugène-Rigot 2A
1202 Geneva

 

Location

Language
English
 

Our open enrolment programmes can be adapted to fit the needs of your organisation.

Customise the programme

Entry requirements


To be eligible for the MAS in Sustainable Finance and Development programme, applicants must possess a bachelor degree preferably in economics or finance or a major in economics or finance.  

Assessment happens on a rolling basis. Once applicant submits a complete file, it will be presented to the admission’s board.

 

Application process


To apply for the MAS in Sustainable Finance and Development, applicants must complete an online application form.

In addition, the following supporting documents must be sent:

  • A curriculum vitae (in English or French);

  • A letter of motivation describing why you wish to pursue the MAS in Sustainable Finance and Development (1 page maximum);

  • GRE/GMAT – in case you haven’t received your official GRE/GMAT score, you may report the unofficial one. We accept online versions of the tests and there is no minimum score to apply.

  • Copies of official transcripts of all grades obtained in all university exams, accompanied by grade scales and their values;*

  • Copies of all university diplomas and qualifications obtained;*

  • English language test results. NB: French is not required for the MAS Programme;

  • Two reference letters (in French or English) are also required. The applicant must nominate two referees and will be asked to provide the professional email addresses of their referees on the application form. Once the applicant has validated their application, the nominated referees will automatically be prompted to upload their reference letters.

* a certified translation (in English or French) must be provided for all documents.

The following documents can also be sent although those are not compulsory for admission :

  • A copy of the page(s) of your passport with your surname, first name and nationality;

  • A recent passport-sized photograph

Terms and conditions

 

English


All students must have an excellent command of English. Students whose mother tongue is not English, who do not have secondary or post-secondary qualifications taught in English, or who have not spent a minimum of one year studying full time at university level in English, must provide a certificate to prove their mastery of English.  

Recognised tests and scores

TOEFL (Test of English as Foreign Language)

  • Internet-test : 100

  • Paper-test : 600

  • Computer based test : 250

IELTS (International English Language Testing System) : 7.0

CPE (Certificate of Proficiency in English, Cambridge English, part of the University of Cambridge) : A-B-C

CAE (Cambridge Advanced English, Cambridge English, part of the University of Cambridge) : AB

 

Accommodation
 

The Graduate Institute offers excellent housing options in the heart of international Geneva. We are pleased to announce that, as of autumn 2020, the Institute will be able to offer accommodation to all its students. Please contact the Programme Manager for questions related to your housing application.

 

Cost of living

 

Cost of living

 

Residence permit and VISA

 

All students are required to apply for a student residence permit (Permis B) from the Office Cantonal de la Population (OCP) within 8 days of their arrival in Switzerland.
 
Information on the application procedure can be found with:
 
Service des étrangers
Rue David-Dufour 3
1211 Genève 8
Tel.: +41 (0)22 327 48 88
Fax: +41 (0)22 327 75 91
 
Depending on your country of origin, you may also need a visa to enter/stay in Switzerland. If you are a citizen of an EU/EFTA country, you do not need a visa to enter Switzerland but will still need to apply for a residence permit.

The Federal Office for Migration’s website provides a list with an overview of travel documents and visa provisions for entry into Switzerland. You can also contact the main Swiss embassy or consulate in your country. The costs for a residence permit and visa vary but can be up to 300 CHF.

Calendar

Dates
1 year full-time programme
18 Sep. 2023 - 15 Sep. 2024

Open until programme is filled

 

Fees

Fees
CHF 35'000

 

Location

Maison de la Paix
Chemin Eugène-Rigot 2A
1202 Geneva

 

Location

Language
English
 

Our open enrolment programmes can be adapted to fit the needs of your organisation.

Customise the programme

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