Executive MBA

Boost your career : Top-ranked, accelerated, accredited

Redefine your perspectives and enhance your intellect with IFM’s EMBA. Pursue a curriculum designed for professionals aiming for immediate organizational impact and new career opportunities.

#1 & #4

Ranked 4th in the world and 1st in Switzerland - CEO Magazine 2024

#3 & #71

ranked #3 in Switzerland & #71 worlwide - Ceoworld 2024


Among top 1% of Business Schools worldwide with triple accreditation

Top 15

 Ranked in the top 15 in Switzerland.
 #1 in knowledge transfer, U-Multirank.

• Accreditation : ACBSP, IACBE, EDUQUA
Ranking 1 : ranked 4th in the world and 1st in Switzerland by CEO Magazine 2024 > more
Ranking 2 : ranked #3 in Switzerland and #71 in the World in CEOWORLD survey 2024 > more

• Degree awarded : Master of Business Administration
• Format : Executive
• Credits : 50 credits CH/ US (60 ECTS)
Number of courses : 11

• Duration : 18 months (4 academic semesters)

• Workload : 1 afternoon / week

• Schedule : Thursday from 2 pm
• 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

This accredited program benefits from an executive format (part-time). The program equips you with global perspectives, essential managerial skills, and contemporary insights into various organizational structures. Our curriculum is dynamically updated annually to reflect the latest in business developments, trends, challenges and innovations.

01. Accounting for Managers

02. Business Project Management

03. Competitive Business Strategy

04. Global Management

05. Managerial Economics

06. Managerial Finance

07. Managing & Leading Organisation

08. Marketing & Consumer Behaviours

09. Negotiating Globally

10. Sustainable Business Strategies

Choose 1 elective course from below to customize your degree.

• International Business
• International Finance
• International Marketing
• Leading Innovation & Change
• Real Estate Business
• Entrepreneurship & Bus. Dev.
• Investment and Financial Markets
• Essentials of AI for Business
• Luxury Business Management

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

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
• 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.-

*Exemption from an English language test is possible if you have studied or worked in English.

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 EMBA competitive edge

• Pursue a curriculum designed for professionals aiming for immediate organizational impact and new career opportunities.

• Work towards an accredited, highly-ranked MBA degree.

• Gain a transformative qualification and a mindset for success.

• Acquire the skills for a competitive edge in a challenging job market.

• Experience personal growth and immense satisfaction.

• Benefit from the right balance between work, career goals, personal life and education.

• Continue your career without interruption. Our once-a-week class schedule allows you to work while studying.

Looking for flexibility? We can offer customized schedules that fit your professional obligations. If you miss an on-campus session, you have the option to participate in live virtual classes, watch recorded courses, and access course materials from anywhere.

Hands-On Learning Approach

Our EMBA program emphasizes experiential learning, where you’ll apply business principles in real-world scenarios and share diverse experiences and backgrounds. This approach is further enriched by direct exposure to actual business operations and industry opportunities, bridging in-class theory with practical application. 

EMBA Teaching Style

Our EMBA utilizes structured lectures and case studies in a collaborative setting. Classes feature interactive activities, discussions, group projects, corporate visits, discussions with senior leaders and simulations. This effective approach lets you apply modern management theories in real-world scenarios.

High Calibre Faculty

Courses are taught by IFM international professors recognized for excellence in teaching, business and/or research. Our top-tier faculty will not only share their extensive business experience and enthusiasm with you but also foster a robust collaborative learning environment. 

Immediate Application of Learning

The structure of our EMBA allows you to directly apply and test your newly acquired knowledge in your professional setting. This program uniquely offers the advantage of simultaneous work and study, enabling immediate real-world application of in-class lessons.

Career Advancement

Enhance your earning prospects and open doors to new career possibilities. Expand your professional network through interactions with peers, faculty, industry specialists, and guest speakers. We offer guidance in navigating the job market and strategic career planning, coupled with personalized career advice. 

Kerstin Stallmann (USA), EMBA
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
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.”