What can you do with an International Affairs degree?
A degree in International Affairs prepares one to solve problems through diplomacy, defense and development. It provides you the tools to help manufacturers, communication firms, consultants, energy companies and NGOs to move products and ideas around the world. In the study of International Affairs our students find meaningful careers across all sectors.
Guide to Careers in International Affairs: A career guide by APSIA
Our graduates leave St.Gallen with the requisite knowledge, but also with the appropriate conceptual and methodological tools to take on complexity. More particularly, they can:
Statistics show that the MIA programme has invariably lived up to its main promise of bringing forth broadly trained, flexible generalists who find employment across the board – and across the globe. On the private sector side, they go on to work in banking and financial institutions, for insurance companies, consultancies and other multinational corporations. On the public sector side, they are employed by federal, state and local government, development agencies, and international organisations. The variety of careers as well as feedback from our alumni clearly demonstrate the value of a generalist degree.
“This ability of connecting the dots while looking at topics from different angles helps me in my daily job of internal policy-making and relationship-building at the ICRC and in the broader Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement.”
“The need for more sustainable finance is crucial. I try to contribute by supporting investors in the integration of environmental and social factors in their decision making. Here the MIA's multidisciplinary approach appears essential.”
MIA graduates are employed in consulting firms, international corporations and diplomacy, as well as in international organisations and NGOs, among others.
|Simeon Bond||M.A. HSG 2021||Communication and Outreach Officer, International Labour Organization (ILO), Geneva|
|Lise Handal||M.A. HSG & Sciences Po Paris 2020||Economist in DG International and European Relations, European Central Bank, Frankfurt|
|Irene Bruhin||M.A. HSG 2019||Scientific Advisor at the Directorate of State Secretariat for Economic Affairs (SECO), Bern|
In addition, the MIA prepares students for a PH.D. programme, including the Programme in International Affairs and Political Economy (DIA) at HSG.
As a MIA graduate, you will be part of a strong, diverse and dynamic community that facilitates networking opportunities and friendships.