Covid Management @ IFM


Since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic, IFM has been committed to ensuring the well-being and health of students, faculty, staff and stakeholders. We closely monitor how circumstances are developing. We follow the official recommendations and respect the decisions of the Swiss Government and Swiss Federal Office of Public Health. Our priorities have always been to ensure the quality and continuity of teaching, and to keep to course programmes and calendars. Thanks to our excellent preparation and efficient management of the situation, all courses were delivered in accordance with the academic calendar without a single day of interruption.

During the Covid-19 period, IFM has created an innovative hybrid-learning model in response to these complex times, which can be adapted depending on public health circumstances and decisions made by the authorities. Students alternate in-person (on campus) and distance learning periods with live virtual classes. IFM’s integrated hybrid learning takes the best of in-class, live virtual teaching and digital learning and blends it into one cohesive experience. All virtual classes are live and face to face, taught by first-class IFM faculty members. 

Measures taken during the Covid-19 period

Our cutting-edge digital platform was launched in 2019, one year before the pandemic. Students can attend live classes, watch recorded lectures, download course materials, share documents, call/chat with classmates, use multiple apps and access virtual libraries or the career centre and more. They learn how to work on projects remotely.

• Regular press releases sent by the IFM management

• Weekly information and question-and-answer sessions

• The administration and all services remain fully operational

• Our technical support is available daily

• Academic advisor is available on-campus or online

• Career coaching is available on-campus and online

• Life coaching available on campus and online

Situation is back to normal in Switzerland. The Covid Certificate/Sanitary Pass is no longer mandatory. Wearing a mask is no longer compulsory but remains authorized for those who wish. Disinfection of hands, places and ventilation of premises are maintained. 

During the Covid-19 period (Nov. 2021 - Feb. 2022)


• All classrooms are equipped with state-of-the-art technology to ensure quality hybrid training

• Classrooms renovated to meet Covid needs

Cleaning and disinfection

• Cleaning, ventilation and disinfection of the premises 3 times a day

• Hydro-alcoholic liquid stations and wipes at the entrance of classes

• Free protective masks at reception

Information, masks and scan

• Wearing a mask was compulsory during lessons and on the premises

• Health information panels were on campus

• Temperature scanner was at the entrance of the premises

Food and drinks

• Were forbidden in classrooms and students were not allowed to share meals, food or drinks

Spring 2022

• Resumption of business meetings, company visits, student parties and cultural events with health pass.

• Books have been replaced by e-books and tablets 

• The library has been replaced by online libraries offering e-books, newspapers, videos, financial reports, etc.