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MBA International Finance

Master of Business Administration

MBA in International Finance

Designed by professionals, this Master’s degree prepares you to meet the challenges of the world of banking and finance. The international environment is changing and the financial sector is currently evolving, owing to organizational changes, technology, regulations and emerging new markets.

The financial sector looks for graduates who have the best management training, a good understanding of financial and corporate environments, but also solid knowledge of markets, financial products and portfolio management. This degree gives you strong skills in analysis, negotiation, leadership and strategy. The program is a perfect combination of an excellent MBA curriculum and a focus on finance. You will transform into a confident professional ready to seize opportunities and able to think differently, manage risk, make decisions, and perform at the top echelons of the banking and finance industries.

This degree prepares graduates for successful managerial careers in financial institutions, banks, financial companies, pension funds, brokerage firms and multinationals.

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 Finance)
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 successful management careers in financial institutions, banks, investment companies, financial companies, pension funds and brokerage firms.

• 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 is the capital of private and institutional finance. Switzerland is number 1 wealth management center of the world. Geneva is the world leader in financing commodities trading and also a world leader in trade finance and a sustainable finance lab. 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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“Geneva is the ideal location to study a quality degree in finance management” 
Patrick Odier, Senior Associate Director Bank Lombard Odier. Former president of the Swiss Bankers Association.