Geneva Business School

Geneva Business School (GBS) is an international private institution founded in Geneva with  principal campuses in Geneva, Barcelona, and Madrid. Founded in 1995 as Institut de Formation de Gestionnaire de Patrimoine. Today GBS is a leader in Swiss Quality education and offers Bachelor, Master and Doctorate programs in which students build a real business network as they become future business leaders.

Top reasons to study here

  • Cutting-edge Swiss Quality Education through regularly updated Bachelor, Master and Doctorate programs.
  • Small & focused classes, highly-educated & professionally-active faculty, contact with industry experts, collaborative decision-making, innovation & leadership
  • International accreditations: GBS Global Network allows exchange programs for a semester across campuses and partner campuses and internship opportunities

About

History

Institut de Formation de Gestionnaire de Patrimoine (IFGP) was founded in 1995 to provide instruction to private bankers in Switzerland. It became Geneva Business School in 2010, to highlight its purpose of teaching business administration and finance. GBS started a global expansion opening campuses in Barcelona (2012), in Madrid (2018) and has numerous partnerships around the globe.

Education

GBS offers bachelor´s, master´s, and doctoral degrees in Finance and Business Administration with seven different majors focusing, among other specializations, on the international, geopolitical and digital aspects of management, marketing, entrepreneurship, finance and Oil & Gas.

Research

The International Research Centre is the hub for all GBS-related research activity and specifically programs looking at sports management, technology in business education and on leadership and work in the 21st century, encouraging projects that involve international collaboration primarily on: 

  • Contribution of business and corporate governance to human development and social change.
  • Corporate Social Responsibility & risk management on sustainability and environmental issues.
  • Development and impact of emerging disruptive technologies, and business models in the workplace and society.
  • Cross-cultural, cross-market and global business leadership with a focus on sports, energies and lifestyle industries.

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Services

Student services

Each GBS campus has a dedicated support services team and take pride in ensuring that every student is catered for. This starts from the point of application to GBS leading through to their graduation day and beyond, as a proud GBS Alumni.

Housing services

GBS has key partners who assist students for no cost or a small fee in: 

  • Entry visa assistance
  • Student Permit assistance
  • Local / international arrivals
  • Accommodation
  • Medical Insurance assistance,
  • Assistance with the local public transportation networks, 
  • Setting up bank accounts and other banking-related issues,
  • Cultural/sports activities
  • Career Workshop (such as Networking events, Internship offers, Professional Mentoring, Coaching, Conferences)
  • International opportunities to Study Abroad, exchange, and Summer and Winter Programs with international partner academic institutions.
  • Assistance on legal Guardian Appointment for foreign underage students.

Student Life

Campus life

With the help and assistance of the Student Council, GBS organizes and supports sports tournaments, cultural and social activities throughout the academic year, such as BBQs, International Days, and other events. 

Student clubs

As a Business School, it is paramount to maintain strong ties between students, encourage team spirit and personal development.

Every campus has its own way of organizing these activities, often through the Student Council, which also offer an alternative way to meet new people and network with organizations.

Accreditation

Geneva Business School has received specialized accreditation for its business programs through the International Accreditation Council for Business Education (IACBE), the Association of Accredited Schools of Business International (AASBI) and EDUQUA. GBS has also strong ties with partner universities, enabling exchange programs

Student Reviews

Anonymous rated 5 out of 5 stars

Studying in GBS has been very rewarding. I have developed more skills since I started and I have been using them in a practical way in each class. The program is designed for you to have more of work experience than just therotical knowledge. We work with real companies and startups which have given me real-life experience and understanding of how to manage and work on...

Real world business
Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

Geneva Business School gave me the tools to face real-world business challenges. They inspired me to start my own project and they accompanied me throughout the entire process. I feel really proud to study and complete an internship with GBS and I look forward to representing the school around the globe.

Transforming business processes
Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

The MBA program at GBS gave me a good foundation for the transition from an IT executive to a subject matter consultant, who understands every aspect of a project, manages the resources and delivers the result. The program helped me find my entrepreneurial spirit and use it towards developing my own goals and projects. I am thankful for all the professors that I’ve had....

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