Accreditations, recognitions, rankings

1st class

Among top 1% of Business Schools worldwide with triple accreditation

#81

Ranked among the best business schools - CEOWORLD Magazine 2021

Awarded

Most Innovative business School in Switzerland - Global Brands Magazine

Top Tier

Ranked in the top tier one for global MBA programs - CEO Magazine 2020

At IFM, we are recognised for our excellence in business education. We are proud to be triple accredited, top-ranked and a recognised member of some world's established associations.

IFM is ranked #81 among the top business Schools in CEOWORLD Magazine’ 2021 survey.  

CEOWORLD magazine ranks the top institutions with one of the largest academic rankings of international colleges and universities. IFM is one of only 5 Business schools in Switzerland to achieve this ranking. This ranking was conducted by the magazine through surveys which were completed by 30,000 students, 28,000 industry professionals, and 4,000 recruiters around the world. The collected data focuses on seven major indicators of quality including academic reputation, job placement rate and global reputation and influence. > website & list > certificate

IFM University is ranked in the top tier one for the MBA programme - CEO Magazine 2020

IFM University is ranked 1st in Switzerland and 6th in the world for the Executive MBA programme - CEO Magazine 2020

The CEO Magazine Global MBA Rankings are designed with applicants in mind, and examine the nuts and bolts of an MBA: the learning environment, class sizes, tuition fees, faculty, delivery methods, international diversity, gender make-up and more. The objective is simple: to identify schools which marry exceptional quality with great ROI.” The ranking system is entirely geared and weighted to fact-based criteria to provide potential students with a performance benchmark for those schools under review. This year CEO Magazine reached out to business schools across North America, Europe, Australia, New Zealand and the BRICS. > website & list

IFM University has been named Most Innovative Business School in Switzerland for the year 2018 and 2019 by Global Brands Magazine. We are extremely proud of IFM’s flourishing global reputation, that we owe to our brilliant professors, students and alumni.

IFM is an Eduniversal Selected School

IFM is proud to announce that we are now an “Eduniversal Selected School” which highlights our initiative, dynamism and is an encouraging sign for the future. Inside the Best 1,000 Business Schools rankings, a new distinction of schools was created one year ago: the Eduniversal Selected Schools. Eduniversal has recognized the schools within their Eduniversal Selected list for bringing new and disruptive energy, their innovative projects and growing potential.

We will continue to strive for greater heights in the coming years whilst maintaining our standard of excellence. 


AACSB Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business

IFM is a member of this famous association of educational institutions, business, not-for-profit, and government organisations devoted to the advancement of higher education in business. AACSB has 1,400 members in 90 countries > website


FEDE European Federation of Schools

IFM is a member of this International Non-Governmental Organisation benefiting from a «participatory status» with the Council of Europe. Today, the FEDE brings together 580 independent educational institutions in Europe. > website


SAPIHE Swiss Association of Private Institutions of Higher Education

IFM University is one of the founding members of this organisation, promoting the quality of Swiss private higher education. Members have an internationally recognised accreditation.

SFPS Swiss Federation of Private Schools

IFM is a member of the largest private educational association in Switzerland. The aim of the SFPS is to promote the high standard and value of Swiss educational institutions around the world. > website

Swiss Private School Register

The Swiss Private School Register Foundation is an official and unique recognition body. It certifies that IFM is an accredited and reliable business school that complies with the highest standards and provides quality education.


IFM University, Institute of Finance and Management, is currently chartered under Swiss Law as an institution of higher learning and has been established in the Canton of Geneva. IFM has been authorized by the Public Education Department of State of Geneva, Switzerland (Private schools section) since 1971.


EDUQUA

IFM is accredited by EDUQUA. This Swiss certificate is delivered by SQS (System of quality and Management) and is nationally recognised. It guarantees the quality of education. EduQua is the first quality certification for public and private educational institutions of further education. EduQua is recognized, supported, and endorsed by the following organizations:

Swiss Federal Government, Swiss Conference of Cantonal Ministers of Education, State Secretariat for Economic Affairs, State Secretariat for Education, Research and Innovation, Swiss Federation for Adult Learning.


SWISS LABEL 

Being granted the Swiss Label guarantees the Swiss authenticity and quality of our programs. This label certification is also a symbol of professionalism, safety and reliability, while reinforcing the prestigious status of the Swiss economy. > website

SAPIHE Swiss Association of Private Institutions of Higher Education 

IFM University is one of the founding members of this organisation, promoting the quality of Swiss private higher education. Members have an internationally recognised accreditation. 

Swiss Private School Register

The Swiss Private School Register Foundation is an official and unique recognition body. It certifies that IFM is an accredited and reliable business school that complies with the highest standards and provides quality educa


SFPS Swiss Federation of Private Schools

IFM is a member of the largest private educational association in Switzerland. The aim of the SFPS is to promote the high standard and value of Swiss educational institutions throughout the world. > website 


Geneva Association of Private Schools

IFM is a member of this professional organization founded in 1959. It is a key member of Geneva’s educational community thanks to its well-known influence.

Swiss Romande Federation of Businesses

IFM is a member of this Swiss organisation. It is the only employer organisation in Western Switzerland that consults with the Swiss government.