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 4th in the world and 2nd in Switzerland - CEO Magazine 2021


ranked among the best business schools - CEOWORLD Magazine 2021

1st class

Among top 1% of Business Schools worldwide with triple accreditation


Most Innovative Business School (CH) - Global Brands Magazine 

• Accreditations : ACBSP, IACBE, EDUQUA

• Degree awarded : Master of Business Administration

• Format : 2 : traditional on-campus or hybrid

• Duration : 11 months I Courses (9 months) + Action learning project (2 months)

• Schedule : 3 days per month (Thursday, Friday, Saturday)

• Number of courses : 12

• Excellent ratio : professor / student : 1 / 6

• Language : courses taught in English.

• Small classes : our classes average 20 students to promote exchange, class interaction, team work.

• 2 intakes per year in October and March

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

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.

Geneva offers a world-class business environment and amazing career opportunities.

Application deadline : see


Session 01* : October 21st - 23rd, 2021
Session 02 : November 18th - 20th, 2021 
Session 03 : December 9th - 11th, 2021 
Session 04* : January 13th - 15th, 2022 
Session 05 : February 03rd - 05th, 2022 


Session 01* : March 10th - 12th, 2022 
Session 02 : March 31st - April 02nd, 2022 
Session 03 : May 05th - 07th, 2022 
Session 04* : June 02nd - 04th, 2022 
Session 05 : June 24th - 26th, 2022 

* Hybrid EMBA : on-campus sessions
This calendar may be modified without prior notice.

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 resume / curriculum vitae showing your profile and a minimum of 4 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, tuition fees, international students on web pages concerning admissions : see

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

Your Executive MBA competitive advantages

• You will follow a curriculum carefully designed to give our students’ careers a competitive edge and create career opportunities.

• You will study towards earning your accredited and top-ranked MBA degree in a short period, while enjoying an amazing transformational experience.

• You will maximise your return on investment (ROI), thanks to the content, the new electives and options, the duration, the flexibility of the programme.

• You will grow personally and obtain a life-changing qualification to fast-track your career.

• You can take all of your classes during the afternoon, which makes it easier to balance studies, personal life, career objectives, start a business project or even work part-time. 

• 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.

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.

Digital platform

Your in-class experience will be supported by our cutting-edge digital platform. You will be able to attend live virtual classes. You will learn how to work on projects remotely. You will acquire new skills in virtual collaboration and in working with remote teams.

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