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IFM Univesity Geneva

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“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


  • Top "10" for quality of life in the world
  • 1st for education in the world (WEF)
  • 1st international city in the world
  • 1st for economy, banking and finance
  • 1st for competitiveness and innovation


  • Top 1% of Business Schools worldwide with triple accreditation
  • Ranked in the top Tier for global MBA programs - CEO Magazine 2019
  • Most Innovative Business School in Switzerland - Global Brands Magazine 2018
  • 92% of students are satisfied with their studies
  • 90 % of graduates find a job within 6 months after graduating


At IFM, your employability is our priority
and we help you to achieve your career goals. Our experts have designed a cutting-edge curriculum with business leaders’ input to give your career a competitive edge. Our professors, with substantial 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 benefits from a top reputation among recruiters.


Since 1971, IFM University - Institute of Finance and Management has been the reference in business education in Switzerland. Recognized for academic excellence, IFM is fully accredited by several major accreditation bodies and has significant experience in training managers.

“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

Urban & central campus
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.

Modern classrooms
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.

Computer lab & technology
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.

Lounge & around the campus
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 in the halls, classrooms, and cafes, where the sharing of ideas and cultures
helps students form lifelong bonds.Our administration and student club enable you to join numerous activities.

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

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

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

Ideal for visiting  Europe
Fancy a trip to London, Barcelona or Paris? Geneva is an excellent launch pad to explore the rest of Europe. Geneva train station provides TGV access to Europe and rail travel throughout Switzerland. The airport is 15 minutes away, with flight connections to major European cities within just 1 hour away.

How to apply

IFM offers 2 intakes per year in March and October.

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 word motivation letter
• High school diploma, Baccalaureate, A levels, Maturite or equivalent
• Copies of academic transcripts and certificates (in English)
• For non-native English speaker, provide proof of your English proficiency
• A letter of reference from of your school or one of professors (if possible)
• A copy of your passport photograph (ID) page
• One recent passport-sized, color photograph, jpeg format, of yourself
• A non-refundable application fee of CHF/EUR 150.-

3. Only complete applications files will be considered

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

Programs available

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English language requirements

This institution accepts IELTS!
Find your nearest test centre and test dates.

Please check the specific English language requirements for your chosen course with the university.