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MBA in International Business

Master of Business Administration

MBA in International Business

This cutting-edge MBA has been designed to provide students with the skills and mindsets to work within international markets. This programme enables students to recognise and analyse the risks and opportunities inherent to doing business worldwide.

Developed by professionals, this MBA is a combination of a top general MBA programme with a special focus on international aspects of business and management, to meet the changing needs of global industries. Students gain a deep understanding of the organisational structures of international businesses and international trade concepts and practice. This programme develops the ability to analyse, negociate and react strategically to the major challenges of current global companies.

Our programme recognises the increasing demand for intercultural awareness and skills. Our MBA combines academic excellence with real world problem solving. This specialisation provides you with a competitive advantage by using the action learning approach, completed by company visits and lectures given by industry experts.

Employability : our MBA offers an innovative approach to studies by using current industry examples, discussions, case studies, problem-solving and group work. The curriculum has been designed to give you real-life business skills.

Faculty : courses are taught by professors with excellent academic credentials and real-business 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)
Length : Full Time (9 Months) or Part-Time (14 Months)
Small classes : 15- 20 students
Language : courses taught in English, We also offer a bilingual program (EN-FR)
MBA students : 40% local & 60% 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
3 intakes per year in January, April and October.

Preparing for your career

Graduates of the programme can expect to find executive positions in a vast number of industries and professional organisations, including multinationals, import-export companies, consulting firms or even smaller-sized enterprises.

Excellent employment record : 86% 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 : our MBA provides you with vital knowledge and hard skills, but also helps you develop soft skills.

Career & development : we organise career development workshops to help you secure future employment.

Student counselling : we give you personalised advice on how to change or further your career.

Plug into the business world : industry visits and business presentations are a part of the IFM curriculum.

Internships : we guide our students to get internships or a job in local and international companies.

The right place to study : Geneva is an international business hub providing numerous career opportunities.


IFM offers 3 intakes per year : January, April 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, colour 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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