IPD Academic Programs: Theory - Practice - Research - Exchange - Networking - Contribute
                 We bring together  Academicians, State, Private and Public Sectors

Executive Diploma

in Management & Conflict Resolution

Program Starts: 1 March for Spring Term or 1 October for Winter Term

Application Deadline: 1 June for Winter Term & 1 November for Spring Term

Participation: On Campus or Online (Upon request-Individual)

Accommodation: Shared or Single rooms available upon request

Winter School Holiday: 25 December - 1 March                                Summer School Holiday: 1 June - 1 October

Program Venue: Basel, Switzerland                                                     Language: English

Duration: 1 Year - 26 Weeks                                                                 Classes: 16 Modules - 52 Lessons - 156 Hours

Class Days: 16 Modules - 52 Lessons - 156 Hours                               Class Hours: from 09.00 till 12.30


- Tuition Fee without Accommodation (On Campus Study): 15500EUR for whole program period

- Tuition Fee of Online Study (Individual Courses by Skype): 18000EUR for whole program period

- Accommodation Expenses in Basel city: 1000 - 1500EUR per month


Participants will have access to expert knowledge and hands-on experience as all our facilitators are specialists with years of experience academically and professionally in their respective fields. This is truly a great opportunity not to be missed to get or refresh the knowledge, skills and create new worldwide friendship and Networks.

Executive Diploma program main goal is to provide access to teaching, research and practitioner skills, to prepare professional experts to enable them to negotiate, mediate, manage and resolve any kind of conflicts as Manager with they gained academic knowledge and practical skills on inter-personal, community, regional, national and international levels in state, private and public sectors and foster decision making processes.

Executive Diploma program offer lectures and classes via non-formal, interactive and practical methods include lectures, group games, case study and practical simulation, individual-group presentations, group games, documentary move presentations, discussions, self-assessments, self/group reflections, success stories telling and etc. methodologies by the experienced teachers with professional and academic background. Participation in all Modules is mandatory to get Diploma.

To complete the program each of the students should submit the Diploma Research Paper (Minimum 30 Pages) by email as an academic output. Supervisor expenses for Diploma Research Paper is included to the tuition fee.

Students whose wish to study Executive Diploma program via Online (Distant education) should state about it in their application and motivation letter. Online education students will get course materials by email and students will get weekly classes via Skype from IPD teachers.

WINTER TERM: Starts in 1 October and Ends in 25 December (Total: 13 Weeks)

Module 1: Conflict Prevention, Management & Resolution - 2 Weeks

Module 2: Leadership, Team Building and Management - 3 Weeks

Module 3: Interpersonal Dialogue and Cross-Cultural Relations - 1 Week

Module 4: Advocacy and Capacity Building - 1 Week

Module 5: Human Resource Management - 2 Weeks

Module 6: International Humanitarian & Trade Organisations - 1 Week

Module 7: Psychology - 1 Week

Module 8: Trauma Healing & Reconciliation - 1 Week

Module 9: Social Responsibility & Ethics - 1 Week


SPRING TERM: Starts in 1 March and Ends in 30 May (Total: 13 Weeks)

Module 10: Global Economics - 1 Week

Module 11: Mediation - 2 Weeks

Module 12: Public Policy & Public Relations - 2 Weeks

Module 13: Diplomacy, International Relations and Security - 2 Weeks

Module 14: International Law & Justice - 2 Weeks

Module 15: Arbitration, Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) and Litigation - 2 Weeks

Module 16: Coaching, Mentoring, Personal and Organisational Development - 2 Weeks


Executive Diploma program gives the students education and network to build their future career worldwide level in state, private and public sectors as manager, lawyer, diplomat, human resource officer, mediator, international and public relations manager, mentor, coacher and in etc. relevant jobs.

Other Benefits & Priviligies

- To build useful network, find potential partners and friends

- To get education via Interactive and Non-formal methods

- Worldwide working opportunities & career path at State, Private and Public institutions

- To get academic and professional knowledge from Swiss and non-Swiss experts

- To get Diploma, skills and knowledge in Management & Conflict Resolution fields for new career path

- To live in Basel which border with Germany and France

- To practice German, French and Italian languages with locals while studying

- To get education and Diploma during the 1 year period

- To enjoy from marvelous Swiss Nature during the free time, weekends and study vacation period



- Basel is a home city of oldest university (more than 550 years) of Switzerland and there have plenty research, innovation and teaching institutions in different spheres

- Existence of many world leading multinational companies in the pharmacy, law, agrochemicals, medical engineering, IT, logistics, finance and communications fields

- Basel is essential location in Europe which connect South Europe with North Europe, East Europe with West Europe by rail, plane (EuroAirport Basel-Mulhouse-Freiburg), ship, tram, bus and auto roads

- Basel located at the heart of Europe where France, Germany and Switzerland all meet which also makes easy of daily visiting more people from neighbour countries with using of convenient public transport

- Existence of plenty hotels, restaurants, bars, museums, theatres, cinemas, green parks and shopping places gives opportunity to the guest of the Basel city to spend comfortable and enjoyable time

- Hotel guests in Basel can use the city's public transport free-of-charge with their BaselCard. This card also allows to the guest to enter many public places with 50% discount and free surfing on the guest WiFi

- Visiting of Zoo in Basel which is oldest Zoo in Switzerland

- Basel is the safe place for visit and it`s gives positive feeling while talking with friendly and hospitable local people

- Walking in Rhine riverside could relax and gives you fabulous time

- Basel is well-known as Football Capital of Switzerland


A broad range of the interested applicants (Age: 18+) from various countries within the below mentioned fields can apply to the Executive Diploma program:

- Representatives of Government Institutions, Diplomatic Missions and Courts

- Representatives of Business Institutions and Private Sector

- Representatives of Religious Organizations and Political Parties

- Representatives of IOs, INGOs and Local NGOs

- Representatives of Universities, Schools, Academic Staff, Researchers and Students

- Representatives of Media Institutions

- Managers, Lawyers, Mediators, Coachers, Mentors and Peacebuilders

- Other interested individuals

Alumni Participants IPD Programs represented State Institutions, Embassies, Private Institutions, Universities, Swiss Government, Australian Government, Romanian Government, UK Government, European Union, European Investment Bank, Asian Development Bank, African Union, United Nations, UNWOMEN, IOM, UNDP, UNICEF, ICRC, NPAID, Peace Brigades International, Soros Foundation, Deutsche Gesellschaft für Technische Zusammenarbeit, Medecins Sans Frontieres, Welthungerhilfe, Save the Children and etc. institutions and also individuals (Students, Researchers, Philanthropists, Trainers, Teachers, Scientists, Activists, Journalists and etc.).


We invite state, private, public and academic institutions from different countries to send their individual or group students to our short- or long-term academic programs. If your organization is interested in a partnership, we welcome your proposal by email.


IPD offers support for most needed potential students in the form reduced the tuition fees.

If you wish to request discounted tuition fee amount, please write your request briefly via email before or during the application submission period.

Unfortunately IPD scholarship program do not cover the whole amount of tuition fee expenses.



Interested students need to send the filled application in WORD format as well as a CV and scanned Passport Page (Only photo page) by email to fhuseynli@ipdinstitute.ch no later than 1 June for Winter Term & 1 November for Spring Term. Please label your documents as “NAME” “SURNAME” “COUNTRY” “DOCUMENT NAME”.

1. The student submits a filled application in WORD format with a CV and scanned passport page by the deadline

2. The student will receive an invoice to start the payment of the requested tuition fee amount

3. When the requested fee has been transferred to the bank account provided, the student will receive an invitation letter via email. If visa application process is required, we will send the invitation letter by post and also to the relevant embassy by email.

NOTE: We strongly advice students to submit the filled application as soon as possible, particularly if they require a visa to enter Switzerland or those who are and who in need of more financial documentation for his/her education.



Please note that after submission of the application in any case of the participation cancellation till the starting of Executive Diploma program, there will be 50% cancellation fee amount of paid tuition fee + bank transfer and exchange rates costs will be extra charge.

Participation cancellation after beginning of the Executive Diploma program, there will be no refund.



Beneficiary`s Name: Institut für Frieden und Dialog (IPD)

Bank Name: PostFinance Ltd                                                           

Bank Address: Mingerstrasse 20, 3030 Bern, Switzerland                         

Account number: 91-577724-2 EUR                     

IBAN: CH 27 0900 0000 9157 7724 2                   



Sponsorship for IPD Programs & Events

To be Diamond Sponsor: 50000EUR and above

To be Platinum Sponsor: 350000EUR and above

To be Gold Sponsor: 20000EUR and above

To be Silver Sponsor: 10000EUR and above

To be Bronze Sponsor: 5000EUR and above

To be Individual Sponsor: 500EUR and above

To become Sponsor of IPD program and events please contact with us by email

Contact Person:

Mr. Fakhrinur Huseynli


Institute for Peace & Dialogue, IPD

Address: Hegenheimerstrasse 175, 4055 Basel, Switzerland

Cell number: +41 76 431 61 70




We are looking forward to see you in our Executive Diploma Program