Admissions

Build and develop a successful career

At IFM, we truly believe that every student has the potential to build a successful career.  We welcome open-minded students from all around the world with different backgrounds. With our excellence in business education and your eagerness to succeed, the business world can be your oyster; we would love to hear from you about your goals.

Undergraduate requirements


To apply for the programme, you need to complete and submit the following before the application deadline.

• A completed application form

• A 300-400 word cover letter

• Copy of your official secondary school diploma: Baccalaureate, A levels, Maturite or equivalent

• Copies of your academic transcripts and certificates (translated in English or French)

• For non-native English speakers, please provide proof of your English proficiency (see language test requirements below)

• A letter of reference from your school or one of professors (if possible)

• 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.-
International Student : proof of financial means to pay for the course (official letter or bank statement from your guarantor), 


Language test requirements: IELTS (6.0), TOEFL (80 ibt) or equivalent, In-house IFM / online English test (fees apply)

Please note that you may be exempt from taking an English language test, if you studied in English.


Interviews: Most candidates will be assessed for admission based on their submitted application material. However, IFM reserves the right to invite candidates for an interview and to reject those who decline to attend. We can organise an online interview.

You are waiting for results or a diploma: we will make you a conditional offer. The procedure is the same, but you attach your provisional results and you will send your final results or your diploma later.


If you have followed a different academic path: We can evaluate your level and provide guidance.

Postgraduate requirements

To apply for the program, you need to submit the following before the application deadline.

• A completed application form

• A 300-400 word cover letter

• Copy of your official undergraduate diploma or certification/proof of degree completion : Bachelor’s degree or equivalent

• A copy of your undergraduate transcript and copies of certificates (translated in English or French)

• A resume / curriculum vitae showing your professional experience if applicable*

• For non-native English speakers, please provide proof of your English proficiency (see language test requirements below)

• 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.-

• International Student : proof of financial means to pay for the course (official letter or bank statement from your guarantor), 


Language test requirements: IELTS (6.0), TOEFL (80 ibt) or equivalent, In-house IFM / online English test (fees apply)

Please note that you may be exempt from taking an English language test, if you studied or worked in English.

*Professional experience

- Full-time MBA: professional experience is considered an asset but not a prerequisite. If you do not have work experience, you may attach a letter of reference from your school or one of your professors (if possible).

- Executive MBA: a minimum of 4 years of professional experience is required.

You are waiting for results or a diploma: we will make you a conditional offer. The procedure is the same, but you attach your provisional results and you will send your final results or your diploma later.

Interviews: Most candidates will be assessed for admission based on their submitted application material. However, IFM reserves the right to invite candidates for an interview and to reject those who decline to attend. We can organise an online interview.


If you you have followed a different path: We can evaluate your level and provide guidance.

TUITION FEES 2023-2024


UNDERGRADUATE / BACHELOR / BBA


Annual tuition fees

1st year

First installment: CHF 5,500.-

Semester 1: CHF 12,700.-

Semester 2: CHF 12,700.-

2nd & 3rd year

First Installment: CHF 5,500.-

Semester 1: CHF 13,700.-

Semester 2: CHF 13,700.-


POSTGRADUATE / MBA

First installment: CHF 5,500.-

Semester 1: CHF 14,900.-

Semester 2: CHF 14,900.-


POSTGRADUATE / Executive MBA

First installment: CHF 5,500.- 

Semester 1: CHF 15,500.- 

Semester 2: CHF 15,500.-


For complete information: see pdf info

The tuition fees for on-campus and hybrid programs are the same.
All fees are payable in Swiss Francs to "IFM Business School"

You can pay by bank transfer, credit card or in-person.


BANK DETAILS

Bank name : Banque Cantonale de Genève

Address : 1211 Genève 2

Account name : IFM Business School SA

Account no : L 3228.72.60

BIC / Swift : BCGECHGGXXX

IBAN : CH 32 0078 8000 L322 8726 0

International students


At IFM, we welcome students and faculty from around the world (50 nationalities).

1. We have extensive experience with applications from around the world and each application is looked at carefully, taking into account results, professional experience, age etc.

2. Admissions requirements: are the same for all students

3. Deadlines: completed applications must be received at least 3 months before the chosen entry period if you are an international student living outside of Europe.

4. Financing: Tuition fees are the same for all students. International students must show evidence of sufficient financial means (letter and / or bank statement) to study, while applying.

Scholarships: please note that IFM is a private institution. IFM offers a limited number of partial scholarships. For more information, please contact admissions@ifm.ch or call us.

5. Full acceptance & visa: if you need to apply for an international student visa to study in Switzerland, we will send you the relevant visa support documentation, once we receive the completed registration form and the payment of the tuition fees.

IFM welcomes transfer students from other institutions.


Students must request a credit transfer when they apply and submit their official transcripts and a description/syllabus of the credited courses. Credit transfers are granted if the courses previously studied match those of our curriculum.

We also welcome applications from students with an associate degree, a higher diploma or having completed 2 years of post-secondary studies.


IF you have followed a different academic path: We can evaluate your level and provide guidance.

To obtain more information, please contact admissions@ifm.ch or call us.

Call IFM Admissions (direct) : +41223222583
IFM WhatsApp : +41795360231
Call IFM (central) : +41223222580

Email : admissions@ifm.ch

Opening hours
Monday to Friday
9am-12pm / 1:30pm - 5:30pm

Application process


We explain the different steps to apply
  • Prepare your application

    Step 1

    a. Choose your programme.
    b. Gather the supporting documents for your application mentioned above : copy of diploma, copy of transcripts, motivation letter, passport, photo, proof of financial meansapplication fee... > details

  • Send your complete file 

    Step 2

    Fill out the application form, upload your documents and pay the application fee. If you need help, contact IFM.   > online application

  • Admissability & offer

    Step  3

    A decision will be communicated within 10 days
    After assessing whether you meet our entry requirements, we will either make you an offer, or notify you that you have been unsuccessful. Check your email !

    a. If you have graduated and met all entry requirements you will receive an unconditional offer.
    b. If you have not completed your exams, or are waiting for your diploma and/or the results, or have yet to submit supporting documentation, the offer will be conditional.

  • Accept the admission offer & enroll

    Step 4

    How to accept your offer
    To secure your seat in the program, you must then complete the following steps:

    a. Fill out the final registration form and send it back to us via upload or email
    b. Proceed to payment of the registration fee and the advance tuition fees. Upon receipt of your acceptance and the completed registration form, we will send a confirmation and issue the final set of documents.

  • If you are an international student

    Step 5

    If you need to apply for an international student visa to study in Switzerland, we will send you the relevant visa support documentation after step 4 only. Note: the letter of admission does not allow you to obtain a visa.
     Housing: start your search right after enrollment.

    > international student information.

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