MBA in International Business

Master of Business Administration

• Accreditations : ACBSP, IACBE, EDUQUA

• Degree awarded : Master of Business Administration (with specialisation in International Business)
• Ranking 1 : ranked in the top Tier One for Global and European MBA Programs by CEO Magazine > more

• Ranking 2: ranked #3 in Switzerland and #71 among the top Business Schools in the World in Ceoworld survey
• Credits : 50 CH / US (60 ECTS)

• Duration : 1 academic year (9 Months)

• 12 courses : 10 core courses and 2 electives. 
• Workload : 6 courses / week

• Schedule : Mon - Fri, from 2pm

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

• Excellent ratio : professor / students : 1 / 6

• Language : taught in English

• MBA students : 70% International & 30% local &, 70% speak at least 2 languages

• 2 intakes per year in March and October.

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. You will follow a curriculum designed to create career opportunities 

01. Accounting for Managers
02. Business Project Management
03. Competitive Business Strategy
04. Global Management
05. Marketing & Consumer Behaviour
06. Managerial Economics
07. Managerial Finance
08. Managing & Leading Organisation
09. Negotiating Globally
10. Sustainable Business Strategies

Choose 2 elective courses from the following to tailor your degree. 

• International Business
• International Finance
• International Marketing
• Leading Innovation & Change
• Essentials of AI for Business
• Entrepreneurship & Bus. Dev.


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. 

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

• 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 : Modern career workshops, one-to-one counselling sessions, real business exposure and networking opportunities.  

• Jobs & Internships : We provide access to a variety of useful information : job ads, internship ads, job portals and guidance.  

• Excellent place to work : Geneva is 7th worldwide in career opportunities - Global Talent Competitiveness Index

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

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.
• 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, tuition fees, international students on web pages concerning admissions : see

Why choose an IFM MBA?

• Our curriculum, dedicated to excellence and regularly updated, is crafted for creating opportunities and ensuring significant career impact.

• Earn an accredited, highly-ranked MBA in a brief period, coupled with an extraordinary, transformative experience.

• Maximize your investment stemming from the quality of course content, diverse elective options, optimal duration, and program flexibility.

• Sharpen essential skills and learn to present your competencies and accomplishments compellingly to prospective employers.

• Experience personal growth, immense satisfaction, and gain a life-changing qualification that accelerates your career.

• Benefit from afternoon classes, offering a harmonious balance between studies, personal life, internships, or part-time work.

• If required, we can customise a schedule to align with your professional obligations and academic requirements.