IFM Hybrid learning

For a new generation of students


IFM offers an innovative hybrid-learning model in response to these complex times. Discover what IFM’s hybrid-learning model has to offer to a new generation of students

IFM’s hybrid-learning model combines the curriculum of its on-campus accredited programmes with the flexibility of its cutting-edge digital platform. IFM’s integrated hybrid learning takes the best of in-class, virtual live teaching and online learning and blends it into one cohesive experience. This interactive, collaborative and dynamic approach to studying engages students with programme content and stimulates participation. 

They interact in real time with professors and classmates, either remotely or on campus. This curriculum is built to help students succeed in the ever-growing digitally driven business landscape. It provides them with the skill sets that today’s business leaders expect. Our advanced technology offers students an innovative model of studies, which is available on all existing programmes

HOW IT WORKS

This innovative learning experience alternates in-person (on-campus) and distance learning periods (online) with live virtual classes.

Virtual classes, real connectivity
All virtual classes are live and face to face, taught by first-class IFM faculty members. Our live interactive courses are equally as personal, effective and engaging as in-person classes. Our digital technology allows for immediate engagement with faculty members and fellow classmates. It creates real-time interaction during face-to-face virtual classes, back-and-forth discussions, collaborative group work, case studies, presentations and experiential activities. You can benefit from our responsive digital platform through any device, anytime and anywhere.

On-campus immersive experience
On-campus sessions provide the rigour of a traditional programme. In-person classes are all about making sure you create relationships with your colleagues, faculty members and business leaders. You will engage in discussions on advanced concepts and present project work for review and feedback. You will also socialise during scheduled networking events. IFM’s contemporary campus is well located at the heart of an amazing city: Geneva. All classrooms are equipped with state-of-the-art technology to support hybrid learning.

ORGANISATION


You begin every course in person, providing a stronger connection from the start, which students can build on throughout the programme.
• Participants complete their hybrid programme with a minimum of 30% on-campus teaching. They can choose to participate in-person more often. They also have the possibility to switch the format of their studies (ex: hybrid to 100% on-campus) each semester (deadlines apply).
- BBA & MBA hybrid programmes require a minimum of eight immersive weeks on campus during the academic year.
- EMBA hybrid programme requires a minimum of 4 three-day sessions on-campus during the academic year.
• You can easily attend the programme by means of short trips to Switzerland a few times a year.
• An online option is available, if you are unable to attend an on-campus session in person.

Digital platform
Your transformational engaging experience will be supported by our cutting-edge digital platform. You will attend live classes and be able to watch recorded lectures, download course materials, share documents, work on projects, call/chat with classmates, use multiple apps and access virtual libraries, the career centre and more.

1st class

Among top 1% of business schools worldwide with triple accreditation

#81

ranked among the World's best business schools - CEOWORLD Magazine 2021

Awarded

Most Innovative business School in Switzerland - Global Brands Magazine 

Top Tier

Ranked in the top Tier One for global MBA programs - CEO Magazine 

Features of hybrid learning

All programmes are taught by IFM professors recognised for excellence in teaching, business and/or research. Our first-class faculty will share its passion, extensive experience and real-world expertise with you. Its members are dedicated, accessible and open to building personalised and close relationships.

Our personalised and flexible learning format is ideal for students desiring on-campus education but with flexible learning needs. You do not have to live in Switzerland and you can easily attend in-person classes in Geneva by means of short trips a few times a year. You can complete coursework when and where it is most convenient for you. You will earn your degree without putting your life and/or your job on hold.

This hybrid model provides participants with an amazing opportunity to gain top skills in virtual collaboration and in working with remote teams. You will be fully prepared to work with anyone, anywhere, anytime in a technology-driven era.

The curriculum includes a range of non-traditional assignments. You will observe how things operate and meet with managers in company visits, developing insights into different industries. Senior leaders will engage with your class, providing perspective on different sectors and aspects of their business. These experiences will enrich classroom discussion while giving you a real-world sense of the concepts you learn.

At IFM, we help you achieve your career goals. You will have access to dedicated coaching, both on campus and remotely for real career impact. Our modern career workshops and one-to-one guidance sessions help you to explore the job market, plan your career and create opportunities.