Master of International Trade and Finance (MITF)

Master of International Trade and Finance (MITF)

The newest masters’ program offered by IUG in response to the growing demand for a combination of specialisations in both International Trade and Finance.

This increased demand was called for by the international employment sectors and students who would like to pursue and progress in their careers at the international trade organizations, diplomatic services, chambers of commerce and the financial sectors. The (MITF) is a high standard program that provides a comprehensive introduction to practical aspects of successful Trade & Investment Promotion, Corporate Governance and International Negotiations combined with an understanding of the technical aspects of Risk Management, Financial Accounting and Project Management. The MITF offers understanding of Global Economics and Corporate Finance techniques and keep students up to date with the latest developments in FinTech and the Digital Transformation world. The program includes visits to major international trade and financial organizations in Switzerland.

In addition to core international trade courses, with a focus on world trade and international finance, trade organizations and statistics, trade policy and promotion strategies, commercial law and economic diplomacy, the Master of International Trade & Finance curriculum trains young professionals for decision making positions with courses in foreign policy and geoeconomics, international commercial law and corporate social responsibility, executive communication and cross-cultural negotiations.

The Master of International Trade & Finance is comprised of 14 courses taken over one year.

  • Ranked N°86 in the world by Eduniversal
  • Learning in a dynamic environment in Switzerland with a multicultural student body and faculty working in international economic and commercial relations
  • Providing knowledge and skills to assess international strategic trade and investment issues, international negotiations for governments, international organisations and corporates
  • Exploring global economics and its effect on the corporate and commercial decision making, risk and strategic management
  • Gaining insight into world trade, international and corporate finance innovations in addition to trade promotion strategies
  • Optional double degree with Boston University
  • Study tour to Silicon Valley

<ul><li>A minimum Grade Point Average (GPA) of 3.0</li>
<li>At least 2 years of work experience is recommended</li></ul>
<ul><li>Application form</li>
<li>Motivation Essay of 300 words</li>
<li>Undergraduate Transcripts in English (even provisional)</li>
<li>Application fee (non-refundable) of CHF 150.- (via credit card)</li>
<li>Passport copy</li>
<li>Undergraduate Diploma in English (when you graduate)</li>
<li>Reference Letter from one of your Professors and/or Employers</li>
<li>Scholarships/ Special offers (if any)</li>
<li>English proficiency test: either TOEFL (min score 80), IELTS (min score 6.0) or Cambridge Certificate in Advanced English (CAE). </li>
<li>English test results (TOEFL or IELTS). Waived for native speakers and for those who studied in English previously</li>
<li>Curriculum Vitae</li>
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International University in Geneva

Ranked among the top ten business schools in Switzerland, the International University in Geneva (IUG) is an accredited academic institution specializing in business education.The University offers undergraduate and graduate programs in Business Administration, International Relations, Digital Media, Computer Science and International Trade.

The curriculum features a unique combination of theoretical and practical instruction, with a particular focus on international business practices. The international exchange program offers an opportunity for students to study at renowned universities worldwide.The University is offering to all Bachelor students ground-breaking Degree option: to graduate in 3 years with two international Bachelor degrees awarded by the University of Plymouth, UK and the International University in Geneva .

Situated in Geneva, Switzerland, at the centre of Europe and a hub for international politics and business, the campus is located about 5 km from the city centre. The IUG has students representing over 60 nationalities thus providing a truly multicultural setting.

Why us?


The faculty at IUG in Switzerland, is international in experience, practical in orientation and focused on their teaching. The faculty members are student-centered and committed to foster a stimulating learning environment.

An International Network

The International University in Geneva has established a strong network, developing exchange programs with 23 universities worldwide.

Study in Switzerland

Geneva belongs to a select group of truly “international” cities of the world, making it an ideal place to study international management.

Your Career with your MBA

MBA graduates have gone on to executive positions in multinationals, family businesses, international organizations and governments.

Career services

The International University in Geneva provides for counselling to assist students in their career decisions.

Accreditation/ Recognition

IUG has triple accreditation with 1) the British Accreditation Council (BAC) is referenced with the European Quality Assurance Register for Higher Education (EQAR)) 2) the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP) and 3) the International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education (IACBE). ACBSP and IACBE are recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA)

Referenced in the education guides

IUG is referenced in several education guides including the “World Higher Education Database” published in collaboration with the United Nations, Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) and the International Association of Universities.

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