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Geneva Business School

In 1995, the establishment of the Institut de Formation de Gestionnaire de Patrimoine (IFGP), marked the origin of Geneva Business School (GBS). Today GBS has developed into a leader in Swiss quality education with a purpose to educate future business leaders. With an international approach and passion for excellence in business, our goal is to help students reach their full potential and build real business connections, as they become future leaders.

Top reasons to study here

  • Ensuring student success along with Swiss education academic excellence
  • Managing the institution efficiently in terms of organization and allocation of resources
  • Engaging with local and international partners through mentoring, internships, research, company placements and transfers.

Master's Programmes



Founded as the Institut de Formation de Gestionnaire de Patrimoine (IFGP) in 1995, the school’s initial mission was to provide instruction to private bankers in Switzerland. Broadening its mission and curriculum, the IFGP created in 2001 the University of Finance to provide education in international banking and finance, not only to bankers but to students as well. 

The brand name was finally changed in 2010 to Geneva Business School to highlight the importance of the campus location and its newfound purpose to teach a full business administration and finance curriculum of graduate and post-graduate courses


GBS offers bachelors’, masters’, 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, and entrepreneurship.


Geneva Business School believes that teaching and research are mutually supporting. We recruit highly qualified faculty who can bring their work alive in the classroom and bridge the gap between academia and business practice. Taking advantage of our global reach, we encourage our faculty to work on projects that involve international collaboration, exchanges, and dialogue.

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Why Apply through Studyportals?

As a trusted application partner of Geneva Business School we make sure you can apply easier to programmes from this university. By applying through Studyportals, you get dedicated application counselling, the option of applying to multiple programmes and better chances of being accepted to your programme. You can apply anytime and let us worry about the deadlines.

How to Apply?

Select a programme offered by Geneva Business School and start the application process. You will have to answer a few questions about who you are and what you want to study and create your application account. After you load your required application documents, you will be contacted by one of our application counsellors. The counsellor will make sure you’ll have the best chances of getting into the university. Finally, Studyportals will apply on your behalf.


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.

Student Life

Sports facilities

With the help and assistance of the Student Council, GBS organizes and supports sports, cultural and social activities throughout the academic year.

Student clubs

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

Every campus has its own way of organizing these activities, 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)

Le Grand-Saconnex, Switzerland