Executive Certificate  GEOECONOMICS

This Certificate course consists of three weekend seminars on the following themes:

Introduction to Geoeconomics;                                                                                                                                                     

Geoeconomics and Economic Intelligence;                                                                                                                      

Geoeconomics and Finance;                                                                                                                                                             

China’s Belt and Road Initiative in an Evolving Geoeconomic Context.


Dates of the first seminar:   September 2021

Dates of the second seminar: October 2021

Dates of the third seminar:  November 2021



The principal objective of this study programme is to introduce the main components of geoeconomic analysis and economic intelligence. The course adopts an interdisciplinary approach that incorporates economic, financial, geographic, demographic, historic, cultural and political factors, in order to examine the geoeconomic aspects of contemporary International Relations. The evolving strategic position of the nation state in the context of globalisation and economic competition is analysed. Economic intelligence strategies and different approaches to develop geoeconomic dispositions are discussed. Having completed this study program, participants are expected to demonstrate the ability to identify the different parameters taken into consideration in geoeconomic analysis, to analyse different strategic frameworks of states and private corporations to enhance their power positions in international economic relations and to integrate geoeconomic factors in the decision making processes.


Develop the ability to apply geoeconomic analysis in different case study situations;

Integrate geoeconomic factors in decision making processes;

Develop the ability to apply economic intelligence strategies;

Participate actively in an interactive and non-conformist course;

Develop your professional networks and exchange views with course participants having different national, cultural and professional backgrounds.


Persons working in various economic sectors, public servants, diplomats, employees of International Organisations, graduate students, and other interested individuals.



Bachelor degree obtained and English language proficiency.

If you cannot attend the whole program you can select different seminars. For more information please contact the Institute

A Certificate in Geoeconomics can be obtained upon completion of the course.

Application deadline: 23 July 2020

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Tuition fee : 1250 CHF  Students 750 CHF

Tuition fee  does not cover travel, accommodation, meals and health insurance.            

GIGS does not offer  financial aid to attend its seminars.

Executive Seminar  1                                                                                                                                                              

Introduction to Geoeconomics                                                                                                                                                        


Executive Seminar 2

Geoeconomics and Economic Intelligence                                                                                                                               


Executive Seminar 3                                                                                                                                                                     

Geoeconomics and Finance;                                                                                                                                                             

China’s Belt and Road Initiative in an Evolving Geoeconomic Context                                                                    



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