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IFM studies / FAQ

At Undergraduate level, IFM offers a Bachelor of Business Administration with specialisations in International Business, Management, Banking and Finance, Communication and Marketing, Family Business Management. > undergraduate programmes
At postgraduate level, IFM offers a Master of Business Administration with specialisations in International Business, International Finance, International Trading > postgraduate programmes

• IFM undergraduate programs are usually 3 year long (9 terms).

• IFM postgraduate programs are usually 9 month long (3 terms). 

• IFM part-time postgraduate programs are usually 14 month long (6 terms). 

Bachelor & Master : courses are taught in English. 

Please note that IFM also offers a bilingual section (English-French), as well as an undegraduate French speaking section.

Our passionate professors have excellent academic credentials and real-world business experience. > faculty list

Bachelor : approximately 15 to 20 students in core courses. 10-15 students in elective courses. 

MBA : approximately 15 to 20 students per class.

Our personalised approach and our small classes allow us to offer you a ratio of 7 students for 1 professor. 

Yes, IFM offers a part-time MBA programme (postgraduate). Our MBA schedules offer the possibility to combine studies and job.

1. Full-time MBA : 4 courses / week from 5.30pm to 8.30pm I 2. Part-time MBA : 2 courses / week from 5.30pm to 8.30pm.

• Please kindly note that the part-time MBA is available for students residing in Switzerland and the European Union only.

Career services : At IFM, we work with you to achieve your personal career goals and aspirations. We help you to secure future employment by offering essential training through practical career workshops in key areas. We also individually advise students. We provide a job and an internship search system. What’s more, IFM offers a unique programme of visits to local businesses, and presentations by experts in different sectors. Our graduates have an excellent employment record. > career


Internships : IFM's curriculum does not require any compulsory company internships. However, we regularly receive excellent internship offers from top companies and we relay them to our students.

IFM admissions / FAQ

We offer 3 intakes a year in January, April and October.

Students can submit their application before each start date. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis. > next deadlines.

International students living outside of Europe should submit their complete file at least 3 months before the chosen intake.

1. Send a completed application form together with all documents and pay the application fees.

2. We will then make you an offer or notify you that you have been unsuccessful.

3. If you wish to accept the offer, you must fill out the final registration form, send it back to us and  pay the fees.

Most candidates will be assessed for admission on the basis of their submitted application material. However, IFM reserves the right to invite candidates for an interview and to reject those who decline to attend.

BBA / Bachelor : IFM welcomes transfer students from accredited institutions. Students must request a credit transfer when they apply and submit their official transcripts and a description of the credited courses. > more info

MBA / Master : IFM does not accept credit transfers at postgraduate level. 

What are the tuition fees ? we offer competitive tuition fees in Switzerland > see information


International Students : tuition fees for international students are the same as for local students. 


What are the living costs in Geneva ?

This varies according to housing costs and your personal expenses. Information can be found in the international student section.


Does IFM offer scholarships or financial aid ?

IFM is a private university and does not offer scholarships or financial aid. Students who need a scholarship or a loan to pay for their studies must make their request well before their planned entry to IFM. 

IFM environment / FAQ

IFM welcomes students and professors from 50 different countries. The majority are Swiss and European. Main nationalities : Swiss, French, English, Italian, German, Russian, American.

Yes, different activities are offered by IFM and its Student Club : Ski trips, cocktail parties, trips, theatre or cultural visits > student life