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ADMISSIONS 2020

04.09.2020

Book you seat today! We are still accepting admission requests for the next intake. This fall, the number of students per class will be limited. Kick-start and develop a successful career with our accredited programmes. Do not hesitate to contact our admission office if you need any information > Info. & deadlines

INFORMATION: COVID

04.09.2020

We are actively preparing for the fall intake. We confirm that the classes will be given on-site. Classes will be also available online. We carefully follow the evolution of the sanitary recommendations and have taken all the necessary measures. If required, IFM is ready to give all classes online without interruption, as we already did in March 2020.

SEE US IN TOWN

Summer 2020

Throughout the Summer, a fleet of trams and buses flying IFM’s colors throughout Geneva and Lausanne to inform prospective students and the public at large, mentioning "Success Builder"and "Talent activation" which reflects what IFM University does best.

SUMMER PARTY

19.06.2020 @ Geneva

IFM summer party took place on the terrace of the Fairmont Grand Hotel’s Floor Two Bar. The students and faculty enjoyed the magnificent view over the famous “Jet d’eau” and the unique atmosphere of the area. This yearly event beautifully concluded the academic year for the students.  

Career and Internship

08.06.2020

The career of our students is our priority. Two personalized career sessions (online and on-site) took place in June. The students received 80 internship offers from companies such as Nestlé, PMI, Richemont, EY, UBS, P&G… During the COVID-19 period. Our students improved their digital skills.

MEDIAONE

27.05.2020 @ IFM

Mr. Jérôme March and his team gave an online conference (Webinar) on the role of the medias during the pandemic period. Mediaone Groupe represents 8 radio stations (One FM, Rouge FM, LFM, NRJ, etc.), 3 TV channels and various digital channels > website. 

AMONG BEST BUSINESS SCHOOLS

2020 Rankings

IFM is ranked 84th among the top business Schools in CEOWORLD Magazine’s 2020 survey. IFM is one of only 5 Business schools in Switzerland to achieve this ranking. This ranking focuses on 7 major indicators of quality including academic reputation, job placement rate, specialization, reputation... > more

RANKED TOP TIER FOR THE MBA

2020 Rankings

IFM is ranked in the top tier one for the MBA programs in 2020 CEO Magazine rankings. This means that IFM marries exceptional quality with great ROI. This ranking takes into account the several indicators: quality of faculty, class size, accreditation, faculty to student ratio, international exposure... > 2020 rankings > IFM MBA

GRADUATION CEREMONY 2020

Graduation ceremony is postponed

We will celebrate soon the success of our talented graduates. This special event will take place at the Intercontinental Hotel and will offer an opportunity for the students to reflect on their academic journey, share their ambitions and dreams for the future. > more

RANKED 6th FOR THE EMBA

2020 Rankings

IFM is ranked 6th worldwide for the Executive MBA program in 2020 CEO Magazine rankings. This is a reflection of a top quality and a great ROI for its students. This ranking takes into account several indicators: class sizes, quality of faculty, delivery methods... > 2020 rankings > IFM EMBA

PwC CONFERENCE

15.05.2020 @ Geneva

Mr Zirakzadeh, Director at PwC gave an amazing online conference to IFM students. PwC is the leading audit and advisory company in Switzerland. They are located in 157 countries and employ more than 276’000 people. PwC Switzerland has 3’300 employees. > website

FACULTY INTERVIEW

What makes our courses unique

Hilde Gustafsson teaches Organisational Behaviour. She is Swedish and holds an MBA and a BBA from BI Norwegian School of Management, Oslo (NO). She benefits from extensive experience. She is Director of Human Growth Consulting and formerly Deputy Sales Manager, IKEA > read

VISIT OF NESTLE HEADQUARTER

Postponed

IFM students will visit the Nestlé Headquarters. Nestlé is the largest food company in the world, that has 447 factories, operates in 189 countries, and employs around 339,000 people. Twenty-nine of Nestlé's brands have annual sales of over CHF1 billion > website

PAGE PERSONNEL - JOB AGENCY

Postponed

Page Personnel consultants, specialists in job recruitment, will come back for individual interviews with students. These experts will help IFM students to perform in job interviews and increase their career opportunities. Limited number of slots! > website 

SWISS RADIO TELEVISION VISIT 

Postponed

IFM students will make an amazing visit to the RTS (Swiss Radio Television). It is an opportunity for them to understand how audio-visual media works and the impact of television and radio on business with a superb tour of the RTS tower. > website 

PORSCHE VISIT

New date to confirm

Amazing visit of the Porsche Center of Geneva. Porsche is an emblematic brand of sports and high-end automobiles belonging to the Volkswagen group with a turnover of more than 21 billion euros and a workforce of 20’000 employees worldwide. > website

HARLEY DAVIDSON

15.01.2020 @ Geneva

IFM students had the opportunity to visit the legendary brand Harley Davidson, undisputed leader in the field of motorcycles since 1903, with CHF 5.65 billion turnover! HD has stood out by making its brands an icon and its customers a true community. > website

INNOVATION AWARD

10.12.2019 @ IFM

IFM University has been designated "Most Innovative Business School" in Switzerland for the year 2019 by Global Brands Magazine. We are extremely proud of IFM’s flourishing global reputation.

BEST WISHES

09.12.2019 @ IFM

The IFM Management and team thank you for your trust and wish you a wonderful new year filled with positive energy and success. 2020 will be ambitious with amazing opportunities, exciting and sustainable projects

CHRISTMAS PARTY

06.12.2019 @ Geneva

IFM students and professors enjoyed a wonderful Christmas evening filled with a joyous atmosphere at Rooftop 42. This annual event is a gathering moment that celebrates friendship in an intimate and friendly environment.

HOCKEY MATCH

19.11.2019 @ Geneva

IFM students attended a Hockey match of the Geneva Servette Hockey Club. It was an invigorating and exciting moment for a group  of students and professors that ended with a victory for the dynamic team. IFM supports the Geneva Servette Hockey Club.

UBS BANK

20.11.2019 @ IFM

Mr. Laurent Favre, in charge of institutional clientele, gave an amazing conference followed by a discussion. UBS is an internationally renowned bank and the world's largest wealth management bank totaling over 60 billion CHF in assets. > website

MBA AFTERSTUDY PARTY

07.11.2019 @ Geneva

A friendly event, regularly held at the Café des Bains and reserved to MBA students. This Afterstudy Party was a good opportunity for students to relax, to socialize, share a drink and network in a trendy atmosphere in the heart of the vibrant "Bains" district.

PAGE PERSONNEL

05.11.2019 @ IFM

IFM students enjoyed an amazing Workshop Career held by the team of Page Personnel (Recruitment Firm). Their objective was to help them understand how the selection process works. The advice and tips of Page Personnel will help students to find an internship or job > website

ADMISSIONS 2020

01.11.2019 @ IFM

Applications are now open for March and October 2020 intakes. At IFM, we truly believe that every student has the potential to build a successful career. We welcome open-minded students from all around the world. Admission requirements, information and deadlines > see

CONFERENCE OF MCI GROUP

28.10.2019 @ IFM

IFM students attended MCI conference given by Viktoria Garbova, HR Generalist. MCI is a B2B leader in event communication. They design and organise all types of events: seminars, product launch, conventions… MCI has 2500 experts in 31 countries. Net revenue : 450M EUR.  > website

VISIT OF HUBLOT

22.10.2019 @ Nyon

IFM students had the amazing opportunity to visit the watch manufacturer Hublot that is a Swiss Luxury watch company. Hublot is part of the Luxury brands world leader LVMH and stands out thanks to its excellency and innovation. Net revenue of 500M USD. > video

VISIT OF MAMCO

18.10.2019 @ Geneva

IFM students visited MAMCO, the biggest museum and contemporary art centre of Switzerland located in front of IFM. After the visit they partipated to the traditional Welcome Drink at the Café des Bains, where students have interacted with friends. 

EAIE CONFERENCE 2019 

24.09.2019 @ IFM

IFM attended Europe's largest international higher education conference, organised by the European Association for International Education in Helsinki. A super opportunity to developp new contacts but also to attend conferences and workshops on latest business education topics.

JOBS & INTERNSHIPS

06-08.2019 @ IFM

During summer, the IFM students have received no less than 200 jobs and internships offers. These selected offers include most of the best Swiss companies in finance, management and communication. Ex: Hermès, BNP Paribas, Crédit Suisse, EY, Nestlé, Philip Morris, PwC, Total, UBS, Richemont, P&G, Deloitte, Expedia, Swisscom. 

DR. SPAINK INTERVIEW

Discover what makes our courses unique

Dr. Spaink is Dutch and holds a PhD and an MBA. He is Regional Manager Middle East and Africa at Cargill International. "I use a lot of practical examples and I like to speak about the things that are important in practice, but that you don’t find in any book."  > read the interview

SEE US IN TOWN

01.08-30.09.2019 @ Geneva

Throughout the Summer and Fall, a fleet of trams flying IFM’s colors throughout Geneva to inform students and the public at large, mentioning "Success Builder", which reflects what IFM does best. IFM’s programs are a transformational educational experience.

GRADUATION CEREMONY

28.06.2019 @ Intercontinental

Once a year, we celebrate the success of our talented graduates. This special event was held at the intercontinental Hotel and offered an opportunity for the students to reflect on their academic journey, touching moments, share their ambitions and dreams for the future. > more 

IFM SUMMER PARTY

21.06.2019 @ Kempinski

This year IFM organized an event that took place on the terrace of The Kempinski Hotel’s Floor Two Bar. The students enjoyed the magnificent view over the famous “Jet d’eau” and the unique atmosphere of the area. This event beautifully concluded the academic year for the students. 

STUDENT SATISFACTION IS HIGH

27.06.2019 @ IFM

Our students regularly evaluate the academic excellence and style of teaching. Our innovative teaching concept combines academic excellence, practical skills and real-world relevance. A survey shows that the students’ overall satisfaction rate stands between 89 - 93 %.

THOMSON REUTERS

04.06.2019 @ Geneva

IFM students visited the headquarters of Refinitiv/Thomson Reuters, leader and worldwide broker of professional and financial information. Thomson Reuters merged with Refinitiv, a financial markets data and infrastructure provider with a 6 billion USD sales revenue. > website

CARGILL @ IFM

06.06.2019 @ IFM

Dr. Spaink, Manager Middle East & Africa gave an exemplary presentation and talked with students about potential job opportunities. Cargill is a leader in trading commodities. With a Sales Revenue of 140 billion USD and 143‘000 employees throughout 67 countrie, Cargill dominates its market. > website

AMONG BEST BUSINESS SCHOOLS

11.06.2019 @ IFM

IFM is ranked 87th among the top business Schools in CEOWORLD Magazine’ 2019 survey. This ranking focuses on seven major indicators of quality including academic reputation, job placement rate and global reputation and influence. > more

AFTERSTUDY PARTY

16.05.2019 @ Geneva

A perfect evening @ Manhattan Café, the Afterstudy Party is a good opportunity for students and professors alike to relax and mingle while enjoying tapas and wine. This party mixed undergraduate and postgraduate students from all over the world. 

RANKED TOP TIER FOR THE MBA

15.05.2019 @ Global

IFM is ranked in the top tier one for global MBA programs in CEO Magazine 2019. This ranking takes in account the following indicators : Quality of Faculty, International Diversity, Class Size, Accreditation, Faculty to Student Ratio, Price, International Exposure... > website 

IBM & IA

06.05.2019 @ IFM

Our student body got the opportunity to learn of the advancements in Artificial Intelligence with IBM, thanks to Mr. Lazarevic their Technical Solution Manager. IBM is a strong player in digital transformation, with a sales revenue of 72 billion USD and 350,000 employees.  > website

EDUNIVERSAL SELECTED SCHOOL

04.05.2019 @ Global

Inside the Best 1,000 Business Schools rankings, a new distinction of schools was created : the Eduniversal Selected Schools. The schools in this list have been recognised by Eduniversal for bringing new and disruptive energy, their innovative projects and their growing potential.

GENILEM

02.05.2019 @ IFM

IFM students enjoyed an inspiring conference given by M. Cyril Déléaval, Coach for entrepreneurs, a fantastic incubator that helps young entrepreneurs. Les étudiants de l'IFM ont découvert les bases de l’entreprenariat avec M. Déléaval, Coach pour entrepreneurs > website

DIGITAL PLATFORM

15.04.2019 @ IFM

IFM has launched a professional tool for the IFM students and faculty that transform the study experience and improve exchanges through innovative technology. Chat, share and work with your Professors and classmates. New career channel just added !