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About IFM Business School

Country Switzerland
City Geneva
Number of courses 10
Year founded 1971
Number of students 150

Established in 1971, IFM Business School (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.


IFM’s excellence in business education is recognised by 3 major accredi­tation bodies, along with rankings and innovation awards. Affiliations with prestigious associations around the world give us a solid reputation among recruiters.

A pioneering curriculum designed by experts with input from business lea­ders gives our 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.> more


  • Ranked #75 among the World's best business schools - CEOWORLD Magazine
  • Ranked in the top tier one for global MBA programs - 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


  • 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


  • Undergraduate programs / Bachelor / BBA (3 years): Management, Finance, International Business, Entrepreneurship & Innovation > more
  • Postgraduate programs / Master / MBA / EMBA (1 year): International Business, International Finance, Business 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
  • Ranked 5th worldwide in career opportunities - HSBC Expat
  • Ranked 1st for innovation – WIPO

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Student reviews of IFM Business School

Find out what students say about IFM Business School

Michel Khattar, Senior Private Banker, Audi Bank

“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 recommend it to any student looking for a good academic curriculum.”

Jean-Frédéric Voumard, Senior Vice President, Kwanza Invest 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.”

Robertson Duncan, Director of Marketing and Development Swiss Education Group

“Studying at IFM brought me several key elements and skills that I now use in my current position. The international approach and numerous presentations we had to make during our courses prepared me well for these functions. The cultural diversity that was in my class was also a great experience.”

Location of IFM Business School

IFM Business School main campus location is shown on the map below:

Map showing location of IFM Business School

Accommodation Information for Students


We understand that you need to find a home in Geneva that’s right for you.

• IFM campus is located in the city center and the city has an excellent public transportation system.
• IFM does not offer on-campus housing.
• Our staff can provide basic assistance with housing. We offer a limited number of studios located 5mn away from IFM. 
• We also offer an external relocation service for this purpose (fees apply).
• Students should start their research as soon as they apply for a visa or right after receiving an acceptance letter from IFM
• A range of student accommodation, from student residences to apartments, is available below.

Facts about IFM Business School

  • Year institution founded: 1971
  • Total enrolled: 150
  • Number of Full-time students: 140
  • Number of Part-time students: 10
  • Men to women ratio: 60/40
  • Number of academic staff: 21
  • Number of Professors: 21

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