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MBA in International Finance

Master of Business Administration

MBA in International Finance

This industry-relevant MBA programme prepares you to meet the current challenges of the world of finance, a sector in complete evolution. You will become aware of the main industry changes fuelled by the impact that technology, sustainability, and digitalisation have. This degree provides you with a solid education in management, which consists of a detailed exploration of the business and financial environments as well as in-depth knowledge of markets, products, and investments.

The curriculum provides you with practical tools and enhances your skills in analysis, negotiation and strategy. You will become a professional who is able to think differently, analyse investments, measure risks, negotiate, create innovative strategies and achieve top performance.

This specialisation prepares graduates for outstanding managerial positions in various financial institutions, banks, funds, brokerage firms...

Faculty : You will learn from an international faculty who are industry experts, entrepreneurs and senior managers selected from around the world to ensure educational excellence.

Facts & figures

Accreditations : ACBSP, IACBE, EDUQUA
• Rankings : ranked in the top Tier One for Global MBA Programs by CEO Magazine 2020
Degree awarded : Master of Business Administration (with specialisation in International Finance)
Credits : 52 credits (78 ECTS)
12 courses : 10 core courses and 2 electives.
Study mode : Full-time
• Duration :  1 academic year (9 Months)
• Schedule : Monday - Friday, from 2pm
Small classes : 20-25 students to promote exchange, class interaction, team work.
• 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
2 intakes per year in March and October.

Curriculum of 12 courses 

IFM pioneering curriculum provides you with global advanced perspectives, new concepts, transferable skills, practical tools, a digital and sustainable mindset as well as a distinct way of approaching business. You will follow a curriculum designed to create career opportunities

CORE COURSES
01. Business Negotiation
02. Business Strategy
03. Business Project Management
04. Global Management
05. Global Marketing
06. Leadership & Organisation
07. Managerial Accounting
08. Managerial Finance
09. Managerial Economics
10. Managing Change & Innovation

Choose 2 elective courses from the following to tailor your degree.

ELECTIVES
• International Finance
• Investments & Financial Markets
• Sustainable Business & Finance
• Fintech

Take your career to the next level

Our unique real business approach provides you with new business perspectives. You will be able to think differently, manage projects, implement changes, create strategies, lead a team and make decisions. You will be prepared for any challenge you will face in your career.

• Excellent employment record : our graduates hold key roles in industries and organisations in some of the world’s leading companies.

• Experiential learning : Our MBA degree is interactive and experiential, using a combination of case studies, group exercises, discussions, project work and business simulations. The curriculum gives you real-life business skills.

• Real business exposure : The in-class experience is combined with an exposure to real business operations through guest speaker sessions, industry and company visits. These events introduce you to numerous career opportunities.

• Career & workshops : Modern career workshops, one-to-one counselling sessions, real business exposure and networking opportunities.

• Jobs & Internships : We provide access to a variety of useful information : job ads, internship ads, job portals and guidance.

• Excellent place to work : Switzerland is 5th worldwide in career opportunities - HSBC Expat Index 2019.
Geneva offers a world-class business and financial environment, and amazing career opportunities.

Admissions

IFM offers 2 intakes per year : October and March.

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

Postgraduate requirements
• A completed 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 profile.
• 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.

You can find more information about the application deadlines, procedures, interviews, tuitions fees, international students on web pages concerning admissions : see

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Why is an IFM MBA degree right for you?

• You will follow a curriculum carefully designed to give our students’ careers a competitive edge and create career opportunities.

• You will study towards earning your accredited and top-ranked MBA degree in a short period, while enjoying an amazing transformative experience.

• You will maximise your return on investment (ROI), thanks to the duration, the revamped content, the new electives and options.

• You will follow a curriculum carefully designed to give our students’ careers a competitive edge and create career opportunities.

• You will study towards earning your accredited and top-ranked MBA degree in a short period, while enjoying an amazing transformative experience. 

• You will maximise your return on investment (ROI), thanks to the duration, the revamped content, the new electives and options.

“Geneva is the ideal location to study a quality degree in finance management” 
Patrick Odier, Senior Partner,  Lombard Odier Bank. Former president of the Swiss Bankers Association.