IFM Executive MBA

Top-ranked, accelerated, accredited

Our Executive MBA delivers an intense transformational experience, provides new perspectives, changes your mindset, boosts careers and prepares you for the challenges of the modern business world.


Ranked 6th in the world and 1st in Switzerland - CEO Magazine 2020


ranked among the best business schools - CEOWORLD Magazine 2020

1st class

Among top 1% of Business Schools worldwide with triple accreditation


Most Innovative Business School (CH) - Global Brands Magazine 2019

IFM Executive MBA (EMBA)

Our Executive MBA format is designed for professionals, executives, high-potential managers and entrepreneurs who want to take their career to the next level. This accredited programme is ranked 6th in the world and 1st in Switzerland by CEO Magazine 2020.

The IFM EMBA is a highly practice-relevant programme that focuses on your success. The IFM pioneering curriculum provides you with global advanced perspectives, new concepts, transferable skills, practical tools, a digital and sustainable mindset as well as a distinct way of approaching business. This new knowledge will give you an immediate impact in your organisation. Among other things, this programme develops leadership and strategic skills and transforms you into a modern and successful manager. You will be able to think differently, manage projects, implement changes, create strategies and make decisions. You will be fully prepared to meet the challenges of a complex international business environment.

The IFM EMBA opens doors to senior management and entrepreneurial excellence. It delivers the experiences and skills needed to become an effective leader. Did you know that 42 CEOs of the Fortune top 100 companies hold MBA degrees? Are you ready to invest in yourself and become part of an exclusive club?

EMBA Facts & figures

Accreditations : ACBSP, IACBE
• Degree awarded : Master of Business Administration
• Format : Executive / Part-time
• Duration : 11 months   I  Courses  (9 months) + Action learning project (2 months)
• Schedule : 3 days per month (Thursday, Friday, Saturday)
• Number of courses : 12 
• Language : courses taught in English.
• Small classes : our classes average 25 students to promote exchange, class interaction, team work.
• 2 intakes per year in October and March

EMBA Curriculum

Our EMBA curriculum has been revamped and now offers a mix of unmissable and new modern MBA courses to provides you with new skills and boost your career. It includes 12 courses and an action learning business project.

01. Business Negotiation
02. Business Strategy
03. Business Project Management
04. Digital Transformation
05. Global Management
06. Global Marketing
07. International Business
08. Leadership & Organisation
09. Managerial Accounting
10. Managerial Finance
11. Managing Change & Innovation
12. Sustainable Business & Finance

EMBA Academic Calendar 2020-2021

3 days per month : Thursday (Start at 10am), Friday, Saturday (End at 4pm)

01. October 15th - 17th, 2020
02. November 05th - 07th, 2020
03. December 03rd - 05th, 2020

04. January 14th - 16th, 2021
05. February 04th - 06th, 2021
06. March 11th - 13th, 2021

Spring Intake : application deadlines

07. April 22nd - 24th, 2021
08. May 06th - 08th, 2021
09. June 10th - 12th, 2021

Calendar 2021-2022 : see

Boost your career

Our unique real business approach provides you with new business perspectives. You will be able to think differently, manage projects, implement changes, create strategies, lead a team and make decisions. You will be prepared for any challenge you will face in your career.

• Invest in yourself : You will increase your earning potential and create career opportunities.

• Experiential learning : Our MBA 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 & network : Modern career workshops, one-to-one counselling sessions, real business exposure. You will develop a network and relationships with peers, faculty, leaders and industry experts.

• Excellent employment record : our graduates hold key roles in industries and organisations in some of the world’s leading companies. 

• Excellent place to work : Switzerland is 5th worldwide in career opportunities - HSBC Expat Index 2019.
Geneva offers a world-class business environment and amazing career opportunities.

EMBA Admissions

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.

Postgraduate requirements
• A completed application form
• A 300-400 word cover letter.
• Official Undergraduate diploma : Bachelor’s degree or equivalent.
• Copies of academic transcripts and certificates (in English or French)
• A resumé / curriculum vitae showing your profile and a minimum of 3 years of professional experience.
• For non-native English speaker, provide proof of your English proficiency.
• A copy of your passport photograph (ID) page.
• One recent passport-sized, color 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, interviews, tuitions fees, international students on web pages concerning admissions : see

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Your Executive MBA competitive advantages

• You will follow a curriculum tailored for students focused on having an immediate impact on their organisations and career.

• You will obtain a life-changing qualification and re-think the way you see the world.

• You will study towards earning your world-class accredited MBA degree in the same length of time and follow the same number of courses, as you would in our full-time programme.

• You don’t need to put your career on hold. You can take all of your classes, once a month, at the end of the week, which makes it easier to work while you earn your degree.

• You will only be away from your job 2 weekdays per month.

• You can easily attend the program even if you are not located in Geneva or Switzerland.

• You can fly or drive in Thursday morning and fly or drive back Saturday afternoon.

• You have a top opportunity to balance work, career objectives, personal life and studies.

• You will maximise your return on investment (ROI), thanks to the duration, the new content, the affordable tuition fees and the monthly part-time format.

Transformational experience

This Executive MBA provides transformative knowledge and improves your skills. You will re-think the way you see the world, master new concepts and develop a global perspective. You will develop your personality and gain self-confidence.

Experiential learning

Our Executive MBA is interactive and experiential, using a combination of case studies, group exercises, company projects and business simulations. The high-impact learning approach challenges you to turn modern management concepts into action.

Excellent faculty

You will learn from a top international faculty who are industry experts, entrepreneurs and senior managers selected from around the world to ensure educational excellence. They will share their passion and real-world expertise with you.

Online platform

Your in-class transformative experience will be supported with online tools. You will learn how to collaborate on projects, case studies or in group work using a professional virtual environment. You can also attend courses and lectures online.

Top location

IFM is located in Geneva city centre, close to major transportation routes by air, rail or road. Geneva is one of the world’s most international and business-focused cities. Geneva is ranked top ten for the quality of life. > Life in Geneva