IFM University – Institute of Finance and Management

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 2020.

The program

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.


Established in 1971, IFM University is an accredited business school 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
  • Degree awarded: Master of Business Administration
  • Format: Executive / Part-time
  • Duration: 11 months I Courses (9 months) + Action learning project (2 months)
  • Schedule: 3 days per month (Thursday, Friday, Saturday)
  • Number of courses: 12
  • Language: courses taught in English.
  • Small classes: our classes average 20 students to promote exchange, class interaction, team work.
  • 2 intakes per year in October and March
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 3 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.-