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Established in 1971, IFM University is an internationally accredited and innovative business school, located in the heart of Geneva, Switzerland. IFM specialises in helping students reach their goals and achieve a successful career – half a century of education and business expertise is testament to that. A pioneering curriculum designed by experts with input from business leaders gives IFM graduates’ careers a genuine competitive edge. Our passion for innovation is reflected in our unique real-business teaching approach: a combination of academic excellence delivered by a first-rate faculty, essential skills developed using practical tools and a digital mindset. Our transformative programmes include all key management skills required by modern businesses, while providing a career-enhancing global perspective. IFM's excellence in business education is recognised by 3 major accreditation bodies, only with international rankings and innovation awards. Affiliations with prestigious associations around the world give us a solid reputation among recruiters. 


  •  Ranked #84 among the World's best business schools by CEOWORLD Magazine 2020
  • Ranked in the top Tier One for the MBA programme by CEO Magazine 2020
  • Ranked in ranked 6th worldwide & 1st in Switzerland for the Executive MBA by CEO Magazine 2020.
  • Among top 1% of Business Schools worldwide with triple accreditation.
  • Awarded "Most Innovative Business School in CH" in 2019 and 2018 by Global Brands Magazine.
  • Recognised for its positive energy and innovative project by Eduniversal Selected School

IFM has significant competitive advantages.

  • IFM is a renowned and innovative Business School established since 1971
  •  IFM is a triple accredited Business School
  • IFM is a top-ranked and award-winning Business School
  • IFM offers a cutting-edge curriculum redesigned with business leaders’ input and developed alongside industry experts
  • IFM has a unique teaching style, which combines academic excellence, practical skills, real business relevance and technology
  • IFM provides a real focus on employability and career
  • IFM digital platform makes the learning experience more interactive, collaborative and practical. It even allows to attend classes online
  • Studying at IFM is an amazing transformational experience


  • Postgraduate programs / Master / MBA / EMBA (1 Year): International Business, International Finance, Digital Transformation > more
  • 2 intakes per year: October and March


  • 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 World Intellectual Property Organization
  • Top “10” for quality of life in the world
  • Switzerland is ranked 1st for health infrastructure


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

 “IFM has provided me with the tools necessary to face professional life. Courses are realistic and close to the requirements of the business market. Today I am proud and entirely pleased to have been a part of IFM.”
Jean-Frédéric Voumard, Senior Vice President, Kwanza Invest Bank     

“My experience at IFM was very fulfilling, not only with regards to the course content but also to the networking opportunities I received. Our professors were true professionals who shared their experience and knowledge with enthusiasm.”
Ioana Steinmann, Communication Executive, Philip Morris International

“IFM is very unique in terms of the social and academic environment. Very few universities can provide the kind of memorable and successful experience that IFM offered me.”
Abdul Mazin, President, HauteCarat LLC, Chicago, USA

 “My IFM experience was fascinating. It allowed me to deepen my knowledge and develop an international approach to the reality of business. I recommend it to anyone who wants to gain solid skills.”
Laurie Berthollet, Consultant Financial Services, Swisscom, Switzerland

“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 realize my projects.”
Jon Malmezac, Sales & Implementation Associate, Sharp Focus, Inc., Los Angeles, USA


  • An application form
  • A 300-400 words cover letter
  • Official Undergraduate diploma: Bachelor degree or equivalent
  • Copies of academic transcripts and certificates (in English)
  • 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, colour photograph, jpeg format (of yourself)
  • A non-refundable application fee of CHF/EUR 150.-
  • more

Philippe Amsler, 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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