IFM Business School

Executive MBA

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This Executive MBA format is designed for professionals, executives, high-potential mana­gers and entrepreneurs who want to take their career to the next level. This accredited programme is ranked 1st in Switzerland and 6th in the world by CEO Magazine.

Our Executive MBA delivers an intense transformational experience, provides new perspectives, changes your mindset, boosts careers and prepares you for the challenges of the modern business world.

The IFM EMBA is a highly practice-relevant programme that focuses on your success. The 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. This new knowledge will give you an immediate impact in your organisation. Among other things, this programme develops leadership and strategic skills and transforms you into a modern and successful manager. You will be able to think diffe­rently, manage projects, implement changes, create strategies and make decisions. You will be fully prepared to meet the challenges of a complex international business environ­ment. The IFM EMBA opens doors to senior management and entrepreneurial excellence. It delivers the experiences and skills needed to become an effective leader.

About IFM Business School, Geneva Switzerland

Established in 1971, IFM Business School (IFM University) is an accredited and innovative institution located in the heart of Geneva, Switzerland. We specialise in helping students reach their goals and achieve a successful career – our half a century of education and business expertise is testament to that. A pioneering curriculum designed by experts with input from business leaders gives our graduates’ careers a genuine competitive edge. Our passion for innovation is reflected in our unique real-business teaching approach: a combination of academic excellence, essential skills, and a digital mindset. Our transformative programmes include all key management skills required by modern businesses. IFM’s excellence in business education is recognized by 3 major accreditation bodies, international rankings and 2 innovation awards. IFM cutting-edge curriculum encompass all key skills by modern businesses.


• Accreditations : ACBSP, IACBE
• Rankings : programme ranked 6th worldwide & 1st in Switzerland by Magazine 2020, Ranked #81 among the top business Schools in CEOWORLD Magazine' 2021 survey.
• Degree awarded : Master of Business Administration
• Type : Executive / Part-time
• Duration: 11 months I Courses (9 months) + Action learning project (2 months).
• Format : 2 formats of studies : traditional on-campus or hybrid
Schedule: 3 days per month (Thursday, Friday, Saturday)
• Small classes : our classes average 20 students to promote exchange, class interaction, team work.
• Language : taught in English
• 2 intakes per year in March and October.


• You will follow a curriculum tailored for professionals who are focused on having an imme­diate impact on their organisations and careers.

• You will obtain a life-changing qualification and rethink the way you see the world.

This accredited EMBA is the same length and has the same number of courses as the MBA.

• You have the ultimate opportunity to balance work, career objectives, personal life and studies.

• You will maximise your return on investment (ROI) thanks to the length of the course, the new content, the affordable tuition fees and the monthly part-time format.

• You don’t need to put your career on hold. You can take all of your classes once a month at the end of the week, which makes it easier to work while you earn your degree.

• You will only be away from your job two weekdays per month.

• You can easily attend the programme even if you are not located in Geneva or Switzerland.

• You can choose from two formats: 1. Traditional on campus. 2. Hybrid-learning model that alternates on-campus (4 x 3-day sessions) and distance-learning periods with live virtual classes.

Entry Requirementsneither GMAT nor GRE
BeginOctober and March
Length11 months  
Program TypeExecutive MBA (EMBA)
Application Procedure


• 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 and a minimum of 4 years of professional experience.
• 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.-

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