Programme (30 ECTS)

The semesters 1 and 2 are dedicated to the acquisition of scientific knowledge and professional skills in accordance with the world of work, while developing a citizen sensitivity.

During the semester 3 students apply the learning outcomes either through an internship or a research thesis.

The courses offered cover the main areas of international business management.


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Elective courses in other master programs

Students can also choose electives in other master programs from the Faculty of Economics and Business, from UNINE or from other Swiss universities. However, the approval for these courses is mandatory.  

How to get the approval?

  • The student should send this request form to the Study Advisor
  • Once examined, the Study Advisor will advise the student if the course is approved or not 
  • Please note that it is the students' responsibility to contact the host university regarding all the administrative issues and eventual prerequisites for the chosen course(s).

AZUR : students attending courses at the Universities of Lausanne and Geneva are entitled to train fare reimbursement. Complete information on how to proceed is available on the Mobility Office of the University of Neuchâtel.

Programme benefits


  • International program both in terms of content and cultural diversity of the class
  • English program with the possibility to take elective courses in French
  • Rigorous training focused on putting knowledge into practice, in line with the needs of the economy
  • Interactive and innovative pedagogy based on group work, case studies, simulations and projects in companies
  • Learning experiences designed to include individual reflection and personal commitment
  • High level of student supervision with personalized mentoring program
  • Flexibility in the duration of studies, from 1 year intensive to 3 years for people in employment
  • Access to a vast network of companies thanks to the regular interventions in class of professional experts and dedicated events
  • Recognized skills of teachers

Soft skills

Soft skills

The small size of our classes and the pedagogical approached of this programme promote continuous learning and the development of personal and social skills, including:

  • self-management
  • solving complex problems
  • critical and lateral thinking, collaborative work
  • project management
  • taking responsibility
  • leadership
  • emotional intelligence
  • creativity
  • effective communication

Degree awarded

Master of Science in International Business Development



90 ECTS, 3 semesters


120 ECTS, 4 semesters (incl. Minor in Business Analytics or Minor in Sustainablity Management)


Teaching language

 langue_anglais.jpg  English

langue_francais.jpg  French (elective)