News & Events

GRADUATION 2021

02.07.2021 @ Geneva

We celebrated the success of our talented 2021 graduates. This amazing event took place at the stunning Intercontinental Hotel and offered an opportunity for the students to reflect on their academic journey and share their ambitions and dreams for the future. Students, professors and staff members were rejoiced to reunite for this very special occasion. (see video) > more 

SUMMER PARTY

18.06.2021 @ Geneva

Students and professors reunited and celebrated the end of the year at the traditional IFM Summer Party held at the elegant Floor Two Bar of the Fairmont Grand Hotel. The views were breathtaking of the lake, the Jet d'eau and mountains, offering a unique atmosphere. Small groups + sanitary measures were respected!   (video) > website 

 50 YEARS OF EXCELLENCE

10.06.2021 @ Geneva

IFM celebrates this year 50 years of excellence in Business Education, and with that, we are taking the opportunity to evolve and strengthen our brand to become IFM Business School. IFM’s excellence is recognised by 3 accreditation bodies, along with rankings and awards.

FOXSTONE 

09.06.2021 @ IFM

Mr. El-Eini, Co-founder & COO gave an excellent webinar and explained to the IFM students a new way of investing in real estate: crowdfunding. Foxstone, which specializes in real estate crowdfunding, digitizes the entire process by connecting investors, managers, mortgage providers and notaries. > website

ALTISOURCE 

08.06.2021 @ IFM

Mr. Marcello Mastioni - Chief Operating Officer of Altisource (Nasdaq listed Company) gave a unique webinar during a career session. Altisource provides real estate and mortgage services. He explained to IFM students how to run a company as a digital nomad? > website


AMONG BEST BUSINESS SCHOOLS

Spring 2021

IFM is proud to be ranked in the top 100 (81st) among the best international business Schools in Ceoworld Magazine’s 2021 survey. IFM is ranked for the 2nd year in the top 100. A number of quality parameters are used to compile this yearly ranking. > Read more about this ranking

RANKED 4th FOR THE EMBA

27.05.2021

IFM is proud to announce that it has been ranked 4th worldwide for the Executive MBA program in 2021 CEO Magazine rankings. This reflects top quality and a great ROI for candidates. This ranking considers several indicators...
> Read more about this ranking > IFM EMBA


RANKED TOP TIER FOR THE MBA

27.05.2021

IFM is ranked in the top tier one for the MBA programs in 2021 CEO Magazine Global MBA rankings. This means that IFM marries exceptional quality with great ROI. This ranking takes into account several indicators of quality...
Read more about this ranking > IFM MBA

PHILIP MORRIS

02.06.2021

IFM students had the opportunity to attend a webinar presented by Dr. Binder, Head of Life Sciences PMO and project management specialist. He covered the current transformation of the tobacco industry and the development of smoke-free products. PMI shows a sales revenue of 78 billion USD and employs over 80’000 people. > website

LIFE COACH

01.06.2021 @ IFM

At IFM, we care about students' well-being. For this reason, we thought important to offer a new service. Our life coach, Dr. Tiffany Baer holds a PhD in Psychology, a Master's of Science in applied and affective psychology. She is a professor, coach, consultant and researcher. Presentations, motivational sessions, one-on-one coaching session.

EASYJET

27.05.2021

Mr. Thévenaz, Managing Director of EasyJet Switzerland, offered a unique Webinar to IFM students. He explained its strategy and its management, the challenges of the COVID and post-COVID periods. Easyjet carries 63 million passengers over 150 different destinations. It has a sales revenue of 4.6 billion CHF and employs 11'000 people. > website

AFTERSTUDY PARTY

May - June 2021

After study parties will be organized on terraces in the city centre, if the situation permits. These are opportunities for students to get together and share a drink. A relaxed and warm atmosphere to strengthen bonds and create new ones!
Small groups + sanitary measures to be respected! 

HYBRID STUDIES

26.05.2021

IFM launched an innovative hybrid-learning model, that combines the curriculum of its on-campus accredited programmes with the flexibility of its cutting-edge digital platform. IFM’s hybrid learning takes the best of in-class, virtual live teaching and digital learning and blends it into one cohesive experience. Now available for all programmes. > more

NESTLE

12.05.2021

IFM students had the opportunity to attend an exceptional webinar given by Mrs. Anne-Marie Guarnero, Corporate Events Manager. Nestlé is a Swiss multinational, one of the world leaders in the food industry. Nestlé has 308'000 employees worldwide and a revenue of CHF 91.4 billion. Nestlé brands: Cailler, Nespresso, Buitoni, Thomy, Nestea, Haagen- Dazs, Perrier... > website

CAREER DEVELOPMENT

May - June 2021

Our career coach, Mr. Caracciolo holds an Executive Master's degree in Institutional and Corporate Communication and a Master in Economics and Social Change. Entrepreneur, professor and experimented career coach. One-on-one sessions, guest human resources managers, internship and job offers every week. Available on campus or online every Tuesday.

SOLAR IMPULSE

05.05.2021

Dr. Sabrina Cipullo, Head of Operations gave IFM students an amazing presentation on the Solar Impulse Foundation, founded by the visionary Bertrand Piccard after his trip around the world with an airplane powered solely by solar energy. The Foundation's objective: to find and evaluate 1,000 solutions that combine sustainability and profitability to submit them to world leaders.

MPD PARTNER - PRIVATE EQUITY 2 

25.03.2021

Mr. Coccoli, CEO of MPD Partners and an IFM Faculty member gave a top webinar on "Private Equity". MPD Partners is a boutique corporate manager and advisor with SME investment programs in private equity. MPD manages and advises various investment programmes. > website

X BOX GAME STUDIOS

28.01.2021

IFM students participated in an amazing webinar with Matt Booty, Corporate Vice President, Head of Xbox Game Studios at Microsoft, the organization responsible for developing Microsoft games. Xbox Game Studios produces popular franchises such as Age of Empires, Forza, Gears of War, Halo, Minecraft and more > website

GENILEM

12.01.2021

IFM students learned the fundamentals of entrepreneurship during an amazing webinar with Cyril Déléaval, coach in entrepreneurship. Genilem is a business incubator that helps and coaches young entrepreneurs with their innovative projects. Genilem has helped 260 start-ups since its inception. > website


CHRISTMAS APERITIFS

18.12.2020

In December 2020, we organized 2 online Christmas aperitifs with students and teachers. IFM sent a little joy, in the form of a bottle of champagne, to students and teachers, residing in Switzerland and Europe. These events, very different from the traditional Christmas Party, took place in a warm atmosphere.

MSC MEDITERRANEAN SHIPPING

10.12.2020

Dr. Verheyde, Global Insurance Associate and IFM faculty member, gave an amazing webinar on the world leader in the sectors of cruises and container shipping. MSC, which started with only one ship, has become a world-renowned company, with over 560 ships and 70’000 employees throughout the world. > site

MPD PARTNER - PRIVATE EQUITY 1

27.11.2020

Mr. Coccoli, CEO of MPD Partners and an IFM Faculty member gave a superb webinar on "Private Equity". MPD Partners is a boutique corporate manager and advisor with SME investment programs in private equity. MPD manages and advises various investment programmes such as Blackstone. > website

CAREER - PAGE PERSONNEL

20.11.2020

IFM students have successfully carried out simulations of professional online interviews with Page Personnel, an international recruitment firm and a benchmark in the recruitment profession. A unique opportunity for students to prepare for a modern job interview and improve their career opportunities. > website

AWARD

02.11.2020

Benedicte Deryckere, independent expert for the Solar Impulse Foundation and professor at the IFM, received the award of the expert of the month. This award highlights the work of an expert who has exceeded the expectations in her role in helping labeling sustainable and cost-effective solutions. > more > Solar impulse

STUDENTS GET TOGETHER

23.10.2020

Students were happy to socialize over a drink at La Muse Gueule. The ideal opportunity to get to know classmates, to exchange and socialize. The Kraken is located in Plainpalais, the festive and student district of Geneva. This kind of event will be organized regularly during the academic year, if the health situation permits.

CULTURE : PATEK PHILIPPE

23.10.2020

IFM students really enjoyed the visit of the Patek Philippe Museum, located in front of IFM. The museum gathers the most prestigious creations of the master watchmakers of the brand. This visit will open up the students’ perspective towards the watchmaking universe. > website

REFURBISHMENT

14.10.2020

The classrooms have been renovated. Distance between the tables is increased and their numbers limited. Plexiglass panels were installed on all teacher stations. Disinfection equipment is provided in each room. Each seat is equipped with a socket to charge tablets and computers. A temperature scanner has been placed at the entrance. 

MBA AFTERSTUDY

07.10.2020

This highly appreciated event enabled students of the MBA and Executive MBA programmes to meet and socialize . Students were able to exchange ideas and share their experiences over tapas and wine, in an excellent atmosphere. This Afterstudy will be organized regularly during the academic year, if the health situation permits.

Career and Internship

08.06.2020

The career of our students is our priority. Two personalized career sessions (online and on-site) took place in June. The students received 80 internship offers from companies such as Nestlé, PMI, Richemont, EY, UBS, P&G… During the COVID-19 period. Our students improved their digital skills.

MEDIAONE

27.05.2020 @ IFM

Mr. Jérôme March and his team gave an online conference (Webinar) on the role of the medias during the pandemic period. Mediaone Groupe represents 8 radio stations (One FM, Rouge FM, LFM, NRJ, etc.), 3 TV channels and various digital channels > website. 

PwC CONFERENCE

15.05.2020 @ Geneva

Mr. Zirakzadeh, Director at PwC gave an amazing online conference to IFM students. PwC is the leading audit and advisory company in Switzerland. They are located in 157 countries and employ more than 276’000 people. PwC Switzerland has 3’300 employees. > website

FACULTY INTERVIEW

What makes our courses unique

Hilde Gustafsson teaches Organisational Behaviour. She is Swedish and holds an MBA and a BBA from BI Norwegian School of Management, Oslo (NO). She benefits from extensive experience. She is a Director of Human Growth Consulting and formerly Deputy Sales Manager, IKEA > read