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ADMISSIONS 2021

14.01.2021

Applications BBA/MBA for March 2021 and EMBA applications for April 2021 are open. The number of students per class is limited this year. Kick-start and develop a successful career with our accredited programmes. Do not hesitate to contact our admission office if you need any information > Info. & deadline

INFO : COVID-19

14.01.2021

The courses are given online through the digital platform, according to the decision of the Federal Council (Swiss Government). The schedule, timetable and contents are respected. We would be happy to resume on-site classes as soon as the situation allows so., Latest statements and information sent by email on 14.01.2021

GENILEM - WEBINAR

12.01.2021

IFM students learnt 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 beautiful 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 shippin. 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

27.11.2020

Mirco Coccoli, CEO of MPD Partners and IFM Faculty member gave a super webinar on Private Equity. MPD Partners is a boutique corporate manager and advisor with SME investment programs in private equity. MPD manages and advises on various investment programs 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 his role in helping to label 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 the 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 allows it.

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. The distance between the tables is increased and their number is limited. Plaxiglas panes were installed on all teacher stations. Disinfection equipment is provided in each room. Each seat is equipped with a socket to charge tablets and computer.s Temperature scanner has been placed at the entrance. 

MBA AFTERSTUDY

07.10.2020

This highly appreciated event enabled a great meeting between the students of the MBA and Executive MBA programs. The students were able to exchange ideas and share their experiences over tapas and wines, in an excellent atmosphere. This Afterstudy will be organized regularly during the academic year, if the health situation allows it.

SUMMER PARTY

19.06.2020 @ Geneva

IFM summer party took place on the terrace of the Fairmont Grand Hotel’s Floor Two Bar. The students and faculty enjoyed the magnificent view over the famous “Jet d’eau” and the unique atmosphere of the area. This yearly event beautifully concluded the academic year for the students.

VISIT OF NESTLE HEADQUARTER

Postponed to 2021

IFM students will visit the Nestlé Headquarters. Nestlé is the largest food company in the world, that has 447 factories, operates in 189 countries, and employs around 339,000 people. Twenty-nine of Nestlé's brands have annual sales of over CHF1 billion > website

SWISS RADIO TELEVISION VISIT 

Postponed to 2021

IFM students will make an amazing visit to the RTS (Swiss Radio Television). It is an opportunity for them to understand how audio-visual media works and the impact of television and radio on business with a superb tour of the RTS tower > website

PORSCHE VISIT

Postponed to 2021

Amazing visit of the Porsche Center of Geneva. Porsche is an emblematic brand of sports and high-end automobiles belonging to the Volkswagen group with a turnover of more than 21 billion euros and a workforce of 20’000 employees worldwide. > website 

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. 

AMONG BEST BUSINESS SCHOOLS

2020 Rankings

IFM is ranked 84th among the top business Schools in CEOWORLD Magazine’s 2020 survey. IFM is one of only 5 Business schools in Switzerland to achieve this ranking. This ranking focuses on 7 major indicators of quality including academic reputation, job placement rate, specialization, reputation... > more

RANKED TOP TIER FOR THE MBA

2020 Rankings

IFM is ranked in the top tier one for the MBA programs in 2020 CEO Magazine rankings. This means that IFM marries exceptional quality with great ROI. This ranking takes into account the several indicators: quality of faculty, class size, accreditation, faculty to student ratio, international exposure... > 2020 rankings > IFM MBA

GRADUATION CEREMONY 2020

Graduation ceremony is postponed

We will celebrate soon the success of our talented graduates. This special event will take place at the Intercontinental Hotel and will offer an opportunity for the students to reflect on their academic journey, share their ambitions and dreams for the future. > more

RANKED 6th FOR THE EMBA

2020 Rankings

IFM is ranked 6th worldwide for the Executive MBA program in 2020 CEO Magazine rankings. This is a reflection of a top quality and a great ROI for its students. This ranking takes into account several indicators: class sizes, quality of faculty, delivery methods... > 2020 rankings > IFM EMBA

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 Director of Human Growth Consulting and formerly Deputy Sales Manager, IKEA > read

HARLEY DAVIDSON

15.01.2020 @ Geneva

IFM students had the opportunity to visit the legendary brand Harley Davidson, undisputed leader in the field of motorcycles since 1903, with CHF 5.65 billion turnover! HD has stood out by making its brands an icon and its customers a true community. > website

INNOVATION AWARD

10.12.2019 @ IFM

IFM University has been designated "Most Innovative Business School" in Switzerland for the year 2019 by Global Brands Magazine. We are extremely proud of IFM’s flourishing global reputation.

BEST WISHES

09.12.2019 @ IFM

The IFM Management and team thank you for your trust and wish you a wonderful new year filled with positive energy and success. 2020 will be ambitious with amazing opportunities, exciting and sustainable projects

CHRISTMAS PARTY

06.12.2019 @ Geneva

IFM students and professors enjoyed a wonderful Christmas evening filled with a joyous atmosphere at Rooftop 42. This annual event is a gathering moment that celebrates friendship in an intimate and friendly environment.

HOCKEY MATCH

19.11.2019 @ Geneva

IFM students attended a Hockey match of the Geneva Servette Hockey Club. It was an invigorating and exciting moment for a group  of students and professors that ended with a victory for the dynamic team. IFM supports the Geneva Servette Hockey Club.

UBS BANK

20.11.2019 @ IFM

Mr. Laurent Favre, in charge of institutional clientele, gave an amazing conference followed by a discussion. UBS is an internationally renowned bank and the world's largest wealth management bank totaling over 60 billion CHF in assets. > website

MBA AFTERSTUDY PARTY

07.11.2019 @ Geneva

A friendly event, regularly held at the Café des Bains and reserved to MBA students. This Afterstudy Party was a good opportunity for students to relax, to socialize, share a drink and network in a trendy atmosphere in the heart of the vibrant "Bains" district.

PAGE PERSONNEL

05.11.2019 @ IFM

IFM students enjoyed an amazing Workshop Career held by the team of Page Personnel (Recruitment Firm). Their objective was to help them understand how the selection process works. The advice and tips of Page Personnel will help students to find an internship or job > website

ADMISSIONS 

2019 @ IFM

Applications are now open for next 2020 intakes. At IFM, we truly believe that every student has the potential to build a successful career. We welcome open-minded students from all around the world. Admission requirements, information and deadlines > see

CONFERENCE OF MCI GROUP

28.10.2019 @ IFM

IFM students attended MCI conference given by Viktoria Garbova, HR Generalist. MCI is a B2B leader in event communication. They design and organise all types of events: seminars, product launch, conventions… MCI has 2500 experts in 31 countries. Net revenue : 450M EUR.  > website

VISIT OF HUBLOT

22.10.2019 @ Nyon

IFM students had the amazing opportunity to visit the watch manufacturer Hublot that is a Swiss Luxury watch company. Hublot is part of the Luxury brands world leader LVMH and stands out thanks to its excellency and innovation. Net revenue of 500M USD. > video

VISIT OF MAMCO

18.10.2019 @ Geneva

IFM students visited MAMCO, the biggest museum and contemporary art centre of Switzerland located in front of IFM. After the visit they partipated to the traditional Welcome Drink at the Café des Bains, where students have interacted with friends.