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IFM Univesity Geneva

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Welcome to IFM, internationally accredited and innovative business school. IFM education focuses on business and management providing an unparalled opportunity to prepare for a successful career in global business.

Established in 1971, IFM University – Institute of Finance and Management is an accredited business school located in the heart of Geneva, Switzerland. At IFM, we wholly focus on business education and thus our business degrees represent an amazing value. We are a human-sized institution and we are specialists at helping students reach their goals and to achieve a successful career. We benefit from half a century of education expertise and outstanding business know-how that puts a central emphasis on employability.


Our cutting-edge curriculum is designed by our experts with business leader’s input to give graduates’ career a genuine competitive edge. Our passion for innovation is reflected in our unique teaching style combining academic excellence, practical skills and technology. Our professors, with international managerial experience, don’t simply teach theory or business concepts, they prepare you to use what you learn thanks to a unique action learning and real-business approach. IFM’s excellence in business education is recognized and IFM benefits from a top reputation among recruiters.


  • Ranked #87 among the World's best business schools - CEOWORLD Magazine 2019
  • Ranked as top Tier One worldwide in the 2019 Global MBA rankings - CEO Magazine
  • Among top 1% of Business Schools worldwide with triple accreditation
  • Awarded "most Innovative Business School in CH" - Global Brands Magazine
  • Recognised by Eduniversal for bringing disruptive energy and innovative projects


  • 92% of students are satisfied with their studies
  • 90 % of graduates find a job within 6 months after graduation
  • 87% of graduates recommend the curriculum


  • Switzerland is ranked 1st for educational system - World Economic Forum
  • Ranked 3rd worldwide for university education - QS 2019
  • Ranked 5th worldwide in career opportunities - HSBC Expat 2019
  • Ranked 1st for innovation – WIPO 2019


      “IFM provides the opportunity to meet excellent professors and to build a network while studying in the heart of Geneva. I keep a great memory of the classes and of the atmosphere amongst students. I would recommend it to any student looking for a good academic curriculum.”
      Michel Khattar, Senior Private Banker, Audi Bank

      “IFM allowed me to acquire efficient strategies that can be used in the business world. Professors are very dedicated and attentive. The student/teacher ratio gives the opportunity to build and improve teamwork skills.”
      Estelle Meier, Owner, Sogood Sa & International Sales Manager, Martel

      The University is located in a contemporary building in the heart of Geneva, in the university district, a lively, cultural and friendly area. IFM’s University campus has recently been refurbished and boasts state of the art technology and amenities.

      Our modern classrooms are suitably sized to fit any teaching style and are well equipped with HD interactive whiteboards to provide students with the best learning experience. Our modern conference rooms encourage interaction and allow for better preparation of case studies or group work.

      Our computer lab is fitted with iMacs connected to a network with multimedia technology to support your learning experience. We also provide fibre optic network as well as free Wi-Fi for high-speed surfing.

      When it is time to take a break, students can relax in the Student Lounge or in the gardens. The campus is surrounded by restaurants, cafés, art galleries, museums, and a park. You can reach the lake and the shopping area within a few minutes walk.

      At IFM, social networking doesn’t only take place online, it happens inthe halls, classrooms, and cafes, where the sharing of ideas and cultures helps students form lifelong bonds. Our administration andstudent club enable you to join numerous activities.

      At IFM, social networking doesn’t only take place online, ithappens in the halls, classrooms, and cafes, where the sharing of ideas andcultures helps students form lifelong bonds. Numerous activities throughout theyear: After study, get together, dinners, Beach Party, Hockey, Christmas Party,Bowling, breakfasts, cultural visits, Fondue.

      The area around IFM is cultural and lively: museums, artcentres and galleries can be found nearby. Numerous restaurants, bars,fast-food places and cafés are located around IFM. Across the city, you willfind a wide range of restaurants, bars and clubs to suit all tastes andinterests > life in Geneva

      Geneva and its surroundings offer numerous activities. Morethan 50 sports are available. Geneva is located on the shores of the biggest lakein Europe, offering many water sports. For amateurs of winter sports, Geneva issituated only an hour away from the best ski resorts. > life in Geneva

      Fancy a trip to London, Barcelona or Paris? Geneva is anexcellent launch pad to explore the rest of Europe. Geneva train stationprovides TGV access to Europe and rail travel throughout Switzerland. Theairport is 15 minutes away, with flight connections to major European citieswithin just 1 hour away.


      IFM offers 2 intakes per year: October and March.

      Applying to IFM programmes is simple. You can apply in the following ways:

      1. Apply online
      You can now use our easy and efficient online application system. Fill out the form and upload all your documents. > online application

      2. Apply using our application paper or PDF form
      Once you have completed the application form, please send it to us together with the supporting documents:


      • An application form
      • A 300-400 words motivation letter
      • Copies of academic transcripts and certificates (in English)
      • A copy of your passport photograph (ID) page
      • One recent passport-sized, colour photograph, jpeg format (of yourself)
      • A non-refundable application fee of CHF/EUR 150
      • For non-native English speaker, provide proof of your English proficiency



      • Official high school diploma Baccalaureate, A levels, Swiss Maturité, Deutsche Abitur or equivalent
      • A letter of reference from your school or one of your professors (if possible)


      • Official Undergraduate Diploma: Bachelor’s degree or equivalent
      • A resumé / curriculum vitae showing work experience if applicable
      • Professional experience is considered as an asset but not a prerequisite for the full-time MAB. It is taken in account for the Executive MBA
      • If you do not have work experience, you may join a letter of reference from your school or one of your professors (if possible)

        3. Only complete applications files will be considered

        4. We explain the steps of the application process: see

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