• UNITAR and Franklin University Switzerland signed an agreement on 2 February 2024 to collaborate on their Master of Science in International Management.
  • The one-year graduate programme is designed to equip learners with knowledge and practical skills in business management.
  • UNITAR and Franklin University Switzerland will hold a webinar on 20 March 2024 to introduce the programme to prospective students.
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15 February 2023, Geneva, Switzerland – On 2 February 2024, UNITAR and Franklin University Switzerland signed an agreement for UNITAR to contribute to the university’s Master of Science in International Management programme.

The Master of Science in International Management is a one-year graduate programme that gives students a rigorous education in business. With its transdisciplinary approach rooted in the liberal arts tradition, the programme offers students cutting-edge management training with personalized teaching that bridges theory and practice. Students choose among three tracks – Arts and Luxury Management, Digital Transformation, and Business and Sustainability – to deepen their specialized expertise. The programme connects students with industry experts through various institutional partnerships.

UNITAR will contribute a course on Sustainable Development Goals, to be taught by the UNITAR Division for Prosperity, and supervise students on the Business and Sustainability track while they work on a capstone project within the United Nations system.

More about the Franklin University Switzerland Master of Science in International Management.


UNITAR and Franklin University Switzerland will co-host a webinar to brief aspiring participants on the graduate programme. The briefing aims to inspire attendees to apply for the programme and pursue a career in international management. Please register to join.

Agenda (20 March 2024)

* All times are in CET (UTC +1)

14:00 – 14:10 UNITAR: Introduction

14:10 – 14:20 Franklin University Switzerland: Introduction

14:20 - 14:30 What can you expect from the MSc. International Management?

14:30 - 14:40 How does the capstone project with UNITAR work?

14:40 – 14:50 Current student experiences

14:50 – 15:00 Alumni experiences

15:00 – 15:10 Q&A

Register and join us for this master's briefing session.


About Franklin University Switzerland

Founded in 1969, Franklin University Switzerland was among the first institutions to bring American Liberal Arts education to Europe. Today, after 50 years of successful growth, it is the only university in the world that offers interdisciplinary, experiential and personalized learning through interactions both inside and outside of the classroom.

FUS offers a one-of-a-kind set of academic opportunities and a collection of multicultural events, clubs, and activities to help grow your international competence and confidence. Furthermore, the university strives to develop and cultivate an academic environment that provides opportunities for students to become articulate, informed, and productive leaders of their communities.


The United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR) is a dedicated training arm of the United Nations. In 2022, UNITAR trained over 395,000 learners around the world to support their actions for a better future. In addition to our headquarters in Geneva, we have offices in Hiroshima, New York and Bonn and networks around the world.

The Division for Prosperity is based in the Hiroshima Office and Geneva. We seek to shape an inclusive, sustainable and prosperous world through world-class learning and knowledge-sharing services on entrepreneurship, leadership, finance and trade, digital technologies, and nuclear disarmament and non-proliferation. We empower individuals from least-developed countries, countries emerging from conflict, and small-island developing states – especially women and young people – to bring about positive change.

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