Established in 1971, IFM Business School is a triple-accredited, awarded, and top-ranked private institution. IFM has high academic standards, excellent business expertise and celebrates over 50 years of reputable Swiss-quality education. IFM’s campus is located in the heart of Geneva, Switzerland.
IFM’s distinctive approach to studies imparts new perspectives, contemporary management knowledge, key skills, practical tools, and the confidence to succeed. Our passion for innovation is reflected in our unique, cutting-edge and hands-on teaching approach. The pioneering curriculum designed by our experts with input from business leaders prepares you for the challenges of the current business world. You will develop an innovative, sustainable, digital and entrepreneurial mindset to achieve a successful career.
IFM offers a personnalised and supportive environment with stylish facilities and state-of-the-art technology to foster a unique experiential education with interactive classes lead by academic and professional specialists and coaches. The in-class experience is enhanced by an exposure to real-world business operations with industry opportunities and tailored career advice.
IFM’s excellence in business education is recognised by 3 major accreditation bodies, top international rankings, awards, along with affiliations to prestigious associations around the world.
Accreditations, Rakings & Awards
IFM is ranked 3rd in Switzerland and 75th among the top business schools in the world by Ceoworld.
Ranked in the top Tier One in Europe and worldwide for the MBA programme by CEO Magazine.
Ranked 1st in Switzerland and 4th worldwide & the Executive MBA by CEO Magazine.
Ranked in the top 15 in Switzerland by U-Multirank with the strongest result in knowledge transfer.
Among top 1% of business schools worldwide with triple accreditation.
Awarded "Most Innovative Business School in Switzerland" by Global Brands Magazine.
IFM's Competitive Advantages
Triple-accredited, awarded, and top-ranked private institution.
Pioneering curriculum designed with input from business leaders for maximum career impact.
Distinctive learning approach with a solid practical business education and a focus on your success.
Top international professors, selected from around the world for their extensive business experience.
Personalised and supportive environment with small class sizes to help focus on unlocking your potential.
International atmosphere empowered by multicultural classes, cross-cultural skills, study abroad experiences.
In-class experience strengthened by an exposure to real-world business operations.
Tailored career advice, career workshops, networking and industry opportunities to enhance your marketability.
Postgraduate programmes / Master / MBA / EMBA (1 year):International Business, International Finance, International Marketing, Luxury Management
MBA in International Business IFM’s MBA degree prepares you for the challenges of a rapidly changing business landscape. Our MBA provides you with a practical business education, develops your key skills and enhances your mindset to advance your career to the next level. This state-of-the-art programme gives you the skills to work successfully in international markets. Developed by experts, this degree provides an in-depth understanding of international business and management, to meet the major strategic challenges faced by global industries. You will become aware of the main changes, the impact of technology and sustainability. This curriculum provides you with solid knowledge and analytical, leadership and strategic skills. You will learn how to conduct efficient negotiation at the international level. You will develop the right reflexes, along with the ability to identify and analyse opportunities, whilst managing risks and successfully run projects and close deals in the international market.
MBA in International Finance
Designed by professionals, this industry-relevant MBA programme prepares you to meet the current challenges of the world of finance, a sector in complete evolution. This industry-relevant MBA programme prepares you to meet the current challenges of the world of finance, a sector in complete evolution. You will become aware of the main industry changes fuelled by the impact that technology, sustainability, and digitalisation have. This degree provides you with a solid education in management, which consists of a detailed exploration of the business and financial environments as well as in-depth knowledge of markets, products, and investments. The curriculum provides you with practical tools and enhances your skills in analysis, negotiation and strategy. You will become a professional who is able to think differently, analyse investments, measure risks, negotiate, trade, create innovative strategies and achieve top performance.
MBA in International Marketing
Designed by professionals, this outstanding programme prepares you to meet the global challenges in marketing. This outstanding programme prepares you to meet the global challenges in marketing such as technology, emerging trends and sustainability. You will understand the key role of marketing in organisations by learning about best practices, products and brands analysis and consumer behaviour drivers. Our degree provides you with a strong grounding of company structures, marketing activities in a global environment. You will enhance your skills in analysis, negotiation, leadership, strategy, and gain an innovative mindset. You will develop the ability to analyse markets and competitors, to manage projects, create innovative communication and successful strategies in order to help a business achieve competitive advantage.
MBA in Luxury Managament
Designed by professionals, this new programme prepares you to work successfully in the luxury industry.
This new programme prepares you to work successfully in the luxury industry. Our degree gives a global vision of management within a business environment and provides you with a deep understanding of how luxury businesses thrive with key players. You will explore current challenges such as technology, sustainability, innovation and new trends. This curriculum provides you with specific knowledge, practical tools and enhances your skills in management and negotiation. You will become able to analyse markets, understand consumer behaviour drivers, evaluate the value of brands, forecast trends, run projects, design innovative strategies. You will gain the skills and mindset to deliver exceptional customer experiences.
Our executive learning format is designed for professionals, executives, high-potential managers and entrepreneurs who want to take their career to the next level. This programme is ranked 1st in Switzerland and 4th in the world by CEO Magazine.
Our robust Executive MBA is a highly practice-relevant programme that focuses on your success. This pioneering curriculum provides you with advanced perspectives, new transferable skills and the best tools. You will develop a global, sustainable, and successful mindset as well as a distinct way of approaching business. Among other things, this programme provides you with top management competencies as it develops your skills in analysis and strategic thinking and enhances your leadership potential. While sharing your own professional experience and background among other professionals you will apply business principles to real-life situations, through a combination of case studies, projects, discussions, and business simulations. This new knowledge will have an immediate impact on your organisation.
Our unique real-business approach will transform you into a multiskilled modern manager. You will become able to think differently, manage projects, solve problems, enhance processes, design effective strategies and make crucial decisions. You will be fully prepared to overcome the challenges of a fast-changing business world and society.
Amazing Location & Tradition of Excellence
Ranked top 10 for quality of life in the world
Ranked 1st for education in the world
Ranked 6th worldwide for universities
Ranked 1st for global talent competitiveness
Ranked 1st in the world for economy, banking and finance
A magnificent city perfect for culture, sports, events
On the shores of the largest lake in Europe
Less than 1 hour from ski resorts
What our Alumni say
“The IFM MBA allowed me to develop the skills required to start my career with confidence. I enjoyed working in a great atmosphere, while being supervised by friendly and open-minded top professionals. I am very proud of my experience as an IFM student as this solid university background helped me realise my projects.”
Jon Malmezac, Sales & Implementation Associate, Sharp Focus, Inc., Los Angeles, USA
“My experience allowed me to grow in an international environment and become more open-minded. The variety of students in class allowed me to develop my team-working skills and facilitate exchange. It was an enriching and satisfying experience.”
Albane Regis, Director - KYC Officer, Audi Bank, Switzerland
“Professors at IFM were able to use their own expertise to boost lessons, that is something that I really liked. I had the chance to get a new job after finishing my EMBA and I am approaching the new role and new responsibilities in a more rational way and a better understanding of my knowledge.”
Diego Tomassone, Commercial Director International, Miller Chemical & Fertilizer, LLC