Bachelor in Finance

Bachelor of Business Administration

• Accreditations : ACBSP, IACBE, EDUQUA

• Degree awarded : Bachelor of Business Administration (with specialisation in Finance)

• Credits : 126 credits us (189 ECTS)

• Length : 3 years

• 41 courses : including a wide range of subjects
• Format : 2 formats of studies : traditional on-campus or hybrid

• Study mode : full time

• Small classes : 20 students

• Excellent ratio : professor / students : 1 / 6

• Language : English.

   We also offer a bilingual program (EN-FR)

• BBA students : 50% local & 50% International, 70% speak at least 2 languages

• 2 intakes per year in March and October.

This undergraduate curriculum focuses on your success and provides you with global perspectives, real-business knowledge and a modern vision of finance You will develop a global, sustainable and digital mindset. 

The curriculum contains 38 core courses & 3 elective courses to choose from the specialisation.

Sample core courses

• Corporate Finance I

• Accounting

• Business Negotiation

• Statistics & Data Analysis

• Business Strategy

• International Economics

Specialisation : elective courses

• Investments & Financial Markets

• Portfolio Management

• Sustainable Business & Finance

• Fintech

• International Business

• Corporate Finance II

Preparing for your career

Our distinctive approach enhances your employability and helps you to become a professional who will easily adapt to the challenges of the business world. You will be ready to embrace top career opportunities.

• Excellent record : 90% of BBA graduates find a job or pursue advanced degree studies within 6 months after graduation.

• Experiential learning : Our Bachelor degree is interactive and experiential, using a combination of case studies, group exercises, discussions, project work and business simulations. The curriculum gives you real-life business skills.

• Real business exposure : The in-class experience is combined with an exposure to real business operations through guest speaker sessions, industry and company visits. These events introduce you to numerous career opportunities.

• Career & workshops : Modern career workshops, one-to-one counselling sessions, real business exposure and networking opportunities help create career opportunities for you.

• Jobs & Internships : We provide access to a variety of useful information : job ads, internship ads, job portals and guidance.

• Excellent place to work : Switzerland is 5th worldwide in career opportunities - HSBC Expat Index.

IFM offers 2 intakes per year in October and March . 

To apply for the programme, you need to submit the following before the application deadlines.

Undergraduate requirements
• A completed application form
• A 300-400 word cover letter
• High school diploma, Baccalaureate, A levels, Maturite or equivalent
• Copies of academic transcripts and certificates (in English)
• For non-native English speaker, provide proof of your English proficiency
• A letter of reference from your school or one of your 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.-

Language test requirements : In-house IFM, IELTS (6.0), TOEFL (80 ibt) or equivalent.

You can find more information about the application deadlines, procedures, tuition fees, international students on web pages concerning admissions : see

Why is the IFM Bachelor degree right for you?

• You will study towards earning your accredited Bachelor degree, while enjoying an amazing transformative experience.

• You will follow a curriculum carefully designed to give your career a competitive edge and create career opportunities.

• You will grow personally and obtain a life-changing qualification to kick-start your career

• You will benefit from a modern curriculum.

• You will be well prepared for the workplace thanks to our programmes designed with input from business leaders and industry experts..

• You can choose from 2 formats : 1. Traditional on-campus. 2. Hybrid-learning model which alternates in-person (on-campus) and distance learning periods with live virtual classes.

“Geneva is the ideal location to study a quality degree in finance management” 
Patrick Odier, Senior Associate Director Bank Lombard Odier.  Former president of the Swiss Bankers Association.