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IFM Univesity Geneva

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  • DemographyAverage age of students across all MBA programs at the institution.
    26 Yrs.
  • ScholarshipIndication as to whether the institution provides scholarships for MBA programs.


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. Our passion for innovation is reflected in our unique teaching style combining academic excellence, practical skills and the use of technology centering on employability. Our pioneering curriculum is designed by our experts with business leader’s input to give graduates’ career a genuine competitive edge. IFM’s excellence in business education is recognized by 3 major accreditation bodies and an innovation award. Our Business School is affiliated to prestigious associations around the world and benefits from a solid reputation among recruiters.


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.


  • 87th among the top business Schools in the World.
  • Ranked in the top tier for global MBA programs
  • Most Innovative Business School in Switzerland award recipient for the year 2018
  • IFM is an Eduniversal Selected School


  • 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


  • 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


“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

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the admission requirements?

Postgraduate requirements

To apply for the program, you need to complete and submit the following before the application deadlines.

• An application form.
• A 300-400 word cover letter.
• Official Undergraduate diploma : Bachelor’s degree or equivalent.
• Copies of academic transcripts and certificates (in English or French)
• A resumé / curriculum vitae showing your work experience if applicable.
• For non-native English speaker, provide proof of your English proficiency.
• 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.-
• International student : proof of financial means to pay for the course.

Language test requirements : IELTS (6.0), TOEFL (80 ibt) or equivalent, In-house IFM / online English test (fees apply)

Interviews : Most candidates will be assessed for admission based on their submitted application material. However, IFM reserves the right to invite candidates for an interview. International student : if the candidate does not live in the area, the interview can be conducted by Skype.

What are the application and registration procedures?

1. Send a completed application form together with all documents and pay the application fees.

2. After assessing whether you meet our entry requirements, we will either make you an offer or notify you that you have been unsuccessful. If you have graduated and met all the entry requirements, you will receive an unconditional offer. If you still have not finished your exams, wait for a diploma or have yet to submit supporting documentation, the offer will be conditional.

3. If you wish to accept the offer, you must fill out the final registration form, send it back to us and pay the fees.

Where is your campus located?
IFM has an attractive location in the heart of Geneva in Switzerland. IFM is located in the university area, a lively, cultural and friendly district, The campus is surrounded by a park., restaurants, cafés, art galleries, and museums. IFM is also 5mn away from the lake, the old town and of the bank area. > IFM campus 

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