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MBA in International
Trading

Master of Business Administration

MBA in International Trading

Geneva is one of the leading cities in the world for commodity trading and trade finance. Trading companies in Geneva trade the majority of oil, sugar, coffee, wheat, rice, metals, minerals or commodities worldwide.

This concentration of trading companies relies on the infrastructure of banks, insurance, law firms, fiduciaries, charterers, shipowners and inspection services. This dynamic sector is constantly shifting due to geopolitical, economic or climate factors.

Designed with industry experts, this MBA prepares you for the challenges and risk management inherent to the trading sector. The programme gives you the opportunity to learn high level management skills and provides you with the knowledge of the commodities market and trade management to understand how the industry works.

A unique combination of a renowned MBA with a specialisation in Commodities Trading.

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 Trading)
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

This MBA programme in Trading prepares you for exciting executive careers in trading companies, international companies, import-export, consulting firms, investment banks or international organisations.

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.

Admissions

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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