Diploma of Advanced Studies is designed to develop the knowledge and skills needed to successfully influence global issues. International Organizations, businesses, NGOs and governments rely heavily on advocacy as the tool to push their agendas and win their cause.
Deadline for applying : September 31, 2016


Welcome to HEC Executive

At HEC Executive we believe that knowledge is the most powerful asset in today’s highly competitive professional environment. We trust we will be your preferred choice of executive education and look forward to welcoming you aboard an existing journey.

Motivations may differ, but the search for knowledge is a shared ambition. Perhaps you wish to accelerate your existing career or start your own business. Whatever your plans, you have decided to invest in your future and unleash your full potential by developing your expertise.

At HEC Executive your plans become reality without interruption to your career, through formats that are designed around working life. Though our extensive offering, our aim is to provide professionals with an academic foundation and applied knowledge, in order for them to excel as future leaders in their chosen field.

Geneva is one of Europe’s most dynamic and expanding business centers. With a multicultural environment made up of 150 nationalities, the city provides a unique opportunity to build global networks while investing in your education. By joining HEC Executive Geneva, you become part of a multinational community.


Dr. Patrick-Yves Badillo
Program Director,
University of Geneva



In highly complex policy dynamics the ability to provide input and influence the international agenda is crucial. Advocacy skills are vital in all sectors of business and can be used effec- tively to positively shape the response to key global issues.

At the International Air Transport Association (IATA) we believe aviation has a big future and we believe that we can only be successful if everyone works together: the industry, governments, regulators and local communities.

The Diploma of Advanced Studies Advocacy, Communication & External Relations is designed to give participants an understanding of how advocacy shapes current policy and positively influences the organization’s business objectives. Candidates will have opportunities to practice advocacy skills and develop campaign plans around the issues that matter to them.

The program is aimed at leaders who wish to drive change across multiple institutions and stakeholders. We invite you to explore the advocacy initiatives and to join the network of advocacy practitioners.


Paul Steel
IATA, Senior Vice President
Member and External Relations