Welcome to IFM, an 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.
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, rankings and an innovation award. IFM is affiliated to prestigious associations around the world and benefits from a solid reputation among recruiters.
IFM University has been named Most Innovative Business School in Switzerland for the year 2018 by Global Brands Magazine. We are extremely proud of IFM’s flourishing global reputation, that we owe to our brilliant professors, students and alumni.
The IFM MBA is a transformative experience and provides an array of skills ready to be transferred to multiple different areas of business. Our pioneering curriculum was designed by experts with the input of business leaders and companies, to give your career a realcompetitive edge.
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.
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 offers 2 intakes per year : March and October.
To apply for the programme, 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.-
Language test requirements : In-house IFM, IELTS (6.0), TOEFL (80 ibt) or equivalent.
International Students : proof of financial means to pay for the course. (letter or bank statement)
“The IFM MBA is oriented towards business realities. It has helped me in my day-to-day tasks as a manager, such as reflection and the capacity to take a step back, allowing us to gain a bigger picture of the solutions needed by a company.” Yannick Theler, Managing Director, Ubisoft, United Arab Emirates
“IFM has provided me with the tools necessary to face professional life. Notions learnt in class are realistic and close to the requirements of the business market. Today I am proud and entirely satisfied to have been a part of a university such as IFM.” Jean-Frédéric Voumard, Senior Vice President, Kwanza Invest Bank
“During my University studies at IFM I especially appreciated being taught by professors with real world experience ready to equip us with the skills to face real situations in our professional careers. IFM offers a great environment where teamwork is put into practice.” Achraf Goneid, Senior Hedge Fund Analyst, UBS Bank