Executive MBA

Boost your career : 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 2022

#3 & #79

ranked #3 in Switzerland & #79 worlwide - Ceoworld Magazine 2022

1st class

Among top 1% of Business Schools worldwide with triple accreditation


Most Innovative Business School (CH) - Global Brands Magazine 

• Accreditations : ACBSP, IACBE, EDUQUA
Ranking : ranked 4th in the world and 2nd in Switzerland by CEO Magazine 2022

• Degree awarded : Master of Business Administration
• Credits : 50 credits CH/ US (60 ECTS)

• Format : 2 : traditional on-campus or hybrid

• Duration : 10 months I Courses (9 months) + Action learning project (1 month)

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

• Number of courses : 12

• Excellent ratio : professor / student : 1 / 6

• Language : courses taught in English.

• Small classes : our classes average 15 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 & calendars : see

Spring 2023
Session 01* : March 08th - 10th, 2023
Session 02 : March 29th - 31st, 2023
Session 03 : April 26th - 28th, 2023
Session 04* : May 24th - 26th, 2023
Session 05 : June 14th - 16th, 2023

Fall / Winter 2023-2024
Session 01* : October 18 - 20, 2023
Session 02 : November 08 - 10, 2023
Session 03 : December 06 - 08, 2023
Session 04* : January 10 - 12, 2024
Session 05 : January 31 - February 02, 2024

* 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 (EMBA) competitive advantages

• You will follow a curriculum tailored for professionals who are focused on having an immediate impact on their organisations and careers.

• You will obtain a life-changing qualification to boost your career.

• You will maximise your return on investment (ROI) thanks to the length of the course, the content, the tuition fees and the monthly format.
• You don’t need to put your career on hold. You can take all of your classes once a month. You will only be away from your job 3 days per month during 9 months.

• You have the ultimate opportunity to balance work, career objectives, personal life and studies.
• You can easily attend the programme even if you are not located in Geneva or Switzerland.

• 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 (EMBA) 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

Kerstin Stallmann (USA), EMBA Class 2022
Ceo, CDR Sarl

A testimonial from an IFM Business School student who recently graduated. Kerstin Stallmann, Executive Master of Business Administration alumna : “ Professors are there to make you a better manager.”

Quentin Theiler (Switzerland), EMBA class 2022 
Project Manager, SD Ingénierie

A testimonial from an IFM Business School student who recently graduated. Quentin Theiler, Executive Master of Business Administration alumnus : “I was really surprised by the level of the professors. There were managers from Airbus, Bayer, Procter & Gamble. So they came with a lot of practice.”