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MBA in International Business

Master of Business Administration

MBA in International Business

This state-of-the-art program gives you the skills to work successfully in international markets. This master’s degree provides a global vision of business and international trade and a thorough understanding of the main challenges faced by international companies.

This course is a first-rate combination of a solid MBA and a focus on the international aspects of business and management. Our Master’s degree provides advanced knowledge of economics, finance, international management and international marketing. It improves your managerial communication and teaches you to conduct effective negotiations. The curriculum improves your skills in analysis, leadership and strategy. You will develop the right reflexes, the ability to identify and analyze opportunities, and then manage the risks for successfully conducting major projects and closing deals in the international market.

This program prepares graduates for highly rewarding managerial careers in multinationals, various industries, import-export companies, consulting firms, large corporations, institutions and international organizations.

Employability : our MBA combines academic excellence, practical skills, technology and employability. Our innovative approach to studies includes industry examples, discussions, case studies, projects, group work and our digital platform. 

Faculty : courses are taught by top professors with excellent academic credentials and solid managerial experience.

Facts & figures

Triple accreditation : ACBSP, IACBE, EDUQUA
Degree awarded : Master of Business Administration (with specialisation in International Business)
Credits : 50 credits (75 ECTS)
12 courses : 10 core courses and 2 electives
Study mode : full time or part time (executive)
• Duration, Schedule, 1 : Full-time (9 Months) 4 classes/week, from 4pm.
• Duration, Schedule, 2 : Part-time : 2 classes/week, Monday 5pm-8.50pm, Thursday 6pm-8pm. 
Small classes : 15- 20 students
• Excellent ratio : professor / students : 1 / 6
Language : courses taught in English, We also offer a bilingual program (EN-FR)
MBA students : 50% local & 50% International, 90% speak 2 languages and more
Option : a course in Entrepreneurship, if you are looking to start your own business or develop an existing business
2 intakes per year in March and October.

Preparing for your career

This program prepares graduates for highly rewarding management careers in multinationals, various industries, import-export companies, consulting firms, large corporations, institutions and international organizations.

• Excellent employment record : 90% of our MBA graduates find a job or a new job within 6 months.
Our graduates are highly sought after and benefit from the most competitive salaries.

• Employability : the curriculum gives you real-life business skills. The courses improve your capacity for analysis, reflection, organization, creativity and adaptability. They also expand and develop your relationship with others for communication, negotiation, leadership and collaboration.

• Career & workshops : we offer career development sessions and workshops. Topics covered include: strategic job search, planning your career, create winning CVs, create a Linkedin profile, make the most out of your interview.

• Plug into the business world : IFM curriculum includes industry visits, business presentations and discussions with business leaders from the most famous companies. These business events introduce you to numerous career opportunities and help you to develop a professionnal network.

Internships : we help our students to get internships in local and international companies.

• An excellent place to study and work  : Geneva offers a world-class business environment. Essential assets such as top infrastructures, a highly educated workforce in a multilingual environment and stability have attracted 1,000 multinationals, 330 organizations and 400 trading companies. Switzerland is 5th worldwide in career opportunities - HSBC Expat 2019.

Admissions

IFM offers 2 intakes per year : March and October.

To apply for the programme, you need to complete and submit the following before the application deadlines.

Postgraduate requirements
• An 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 resumé / curriculum vitae showing your work experience if applicable.
• 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.

International Students : proof of financial means to pay for the course. (letter or bank statement)

Next application deadline : see

Tuition fees : information

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