Geneva Business School

Geneva Business School

Geneva Business School 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 Geneva Business School  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: Geneva Business School Global Network allows exchange programs for a semester across campuses and internship opportunities

Master's Programmes

Business & Management (7)
Arts, Design & Architecture (1)
Hospitality, Leisure & Sports (1)
Social Sciences (1)



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. Geneva Business School started a global expansion opening campuses in Barcelona (2012), in Madrid (2018) and has numerous partnerships around the globe.


Geneva Business School 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 and finance.


The International Research Centre is the hub for all Geneva Business School-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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Student services

Each Geneva Business School 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 Geneva Business School leading through to their graduation day and beyond, as a proud Geneva Business School Alumni.

Housing services

Geneva Business School 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, Geneva Business School 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.


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. Geneva Business School has also strong ties with partner universities, enabling exchange programs

Student Reviews

A different type of university
Marie Profanter rated 4 out of 5 stars

Overall, Geneva Business School was the best choice for me. All of the professional and competent professors supported me a lot to increase my skillset and knowledge. I would definitely recommend this business school to people who like being very independent and are able to put the needed effort into it to get the most out of their program.

Excellent opportunity
U C rated 5 out of 5 stars

Enjoyed the multicultural atmosphere and the professionalism. The education provides both theoretical and practical knowledge. Professors are quite Knowledgeable about their field and are really helpful.

Education Style
Rigo Cruz rated 5 out of 5 stars

Different styles of teaching which is great. Everything is more practical rather than theoretical. Professors are business people with plenty of experience in their industry.

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