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MBA in International 
Trading

Master of Business Administration

MBA in International Trading

Designed with the input of industry experts, this excellent program gives you the opportunity to acquire high-level management skills and knowledge to become a successful trader or manager.

The program provides a global view of international management and gives you an in-depth understanding of the key challenges faced by companies around the world. It will also provide excellent knowledge of economics, finance, marketing, international business, international trade and strengthen skills in analysis, leadership and strategy. It improves your managerial communication and teaches you to conduct effective negotiations at an international level.

This curriculum is a unique combination of a renowned MBA and a specialization in commodities trading. This dynamic sector is subject to changes related to geopolitical, economic or climate factors. Our MBA prepares you to face these challenges and be able to evaluate and manage the inherent risks.

This MBA prepares for exciting careers as a manager in trading companies, international companies, import-export companies, consulting firms, investment banks and organizations.

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

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 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 (18 Months)
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 trading program prepares for exciting careers as a manager in trading companies, international companies, import-export companies, consulting firms, investment banks 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 is one of the world's leading markets for international trade and finance. 400 trading companies trade the majority of oil, cereals or ores, generating 800 billion francs of AT/O. These companies process 50% of the world's rice and coffee, as well as 35% of cereals and oil.
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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