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About IFM University
Established in 197, IFM University is an accredited business school located in the heart of Geneva, Switzerland. IFM’s excellence in business education, innovative approach, business expertise, cutting-edge curriculum, unique teaching style and focus on employability are recognized by 3 major accreditation bodies, rankings and one innovation award.

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.  

Employability Focused
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. Find out more. 

Accreditations, Rankings & Awards

  • 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
Key Figures
  • 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


Amazing Location in Geneva, Switzerland

  • Switzerland is rankd 1st for education 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

What Our Alumni Say
“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

“IFM gave the opportunity to study in an international setting. The impact of the different cultures and work styles opened my mind to all the different ways of finding innovative new solutions to current business challenges. Studying at IFM gave me an edge which I use to this day. “
Xavier C.  Béard, Compliance Officer, Edmond de Rothschild Bank

Admissions Requirements

  • 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 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 MBA. 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)

Victoria Sanjuan, Admissions & External Relations Officer
IFM University
Rue des Bains 35, 1205 Genève
Telephon: +41 (0) 22 322 25 80
IFM’s website


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