The Master of Arts program in International Affairs and Governance (MIA) is based on an interdisciplinary and globally oriented curriculum that provides students with an advanced general knowledge and understanding of some of the most pressing and complex issues of our time. The program includes courses in economics, political science, business administration, and law. The MIA is a decidedly international education and training program, affording manifold opportunities to study and work abroad. MIA students may choose to pursue their degree either in English or in German.
The University of St.Gallen belongs to various associations connecting the top schools in business education and international affairs studies. The Master in International Affairs and Governance builds on this professional school experience, but is committed to a broader conception of social and political responsibility.
APSIA Membership: Full APSIA Member School
Master of Arts in International Affairs and Governance
Dr. Daniela Engelmann
CH-9000 St. Gallen, 9000
Through choice of electives, students can concentrate in one of the following areas:
The MIA program offers students the possibility of participating in an attractive double degree program. Admission is on a competitive basis.
At present, there are programs in partnership with:
Further double degree programs are in preparation. Students attending a double degree program spend their first year at the University of St.Gallen and their second year either at Sciences Po, the Fletcher School or Yonsei University. Upon completion, they will obtain Master's degrees from two great institutions. A double degree program gives students unparalleled insights and a breadth of knowledge with a genuine cross-border reach. It forms a unique basis for launching a promising international career.
The MIA program is based on a rigorous interdisciplinary curriculum that integrates the diverse perspectives constitutive of economics, political science, business administration, and law. Mandatory courses provide the conceptual foundations, research methods, and indepth knowledge required for a thorough understanding of complex international affairs issues.
Core electives such as specific courses and practical projects enable students to choose and refine their areas of specialization, developing a professional portfolio of their own. The program further includes an attractive array of independent electives and contextual studies. Writing a master's thesis allows students to concentrate on a research question in a subject area of their choice.