- Founded :2001 year
- Type of University : Private
- StudyQA ranking: 1415 pts.
- Offered programms: 7 BA 2 MA 4 MBA
- Study mode: 13 On campus
- Languages of instruction: English
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GBS offers undergraduate, graduate, and research programs in Business Administration and Finance. The teachings are strongly focused on the multinational aspects of business and finance and the courses taught emphasis the global nature of their learning objectives . GBS prides itself on its larger national and international community, especially in its graduate and research programs.
THREE CITIES, THREE CAMPUSES, ONE BUSINESS SCHOOL
Geneva, Switzerland is the HQ of UN and many international organizations. It is the base to more than 450 financial and insurance institutions and multinational corporations. Voted no. 1 city for business competitiveness by World Economic Forum.
Barcelona, Spain is the center of economic dynamism in Spain. It is a modern city to live, study, and work. Home to 3,500 international companies, Barcelona is also a perfect place to enjoy life.
Moscow, Russia is a diverse and a vigours city. Moscow is a hub for skilled and educated workforce. The city is an international center dedicated in offering services related to exploitation of natural resources.
Through the strategic growth and concentrated focus, Geneva Business School is becoming a catalyst of business and financial innovation in European education. GBS is committed to higher education and carries out its mission to offer the best possible teaching and learning environment by assembling a team of able faculty with high academic and professional standards, combined with small class sizes offering the most positive experience gained of a private school
In 1995, IFGP (Institut de Formation en Gestion du Patrimoine) was established to provide instructions to mainly local Swiss private bankers. As demands for global banking and finance outpaced the local demands, University of Finance was created in 2001 to provide education in international banking and finance. As our strategic positioning shifted, the name was changed in 2010 to Geneva Business School (GBS) to emphasis the importance of our location, speciality, and specificity.
From 2012, GBS began a comprehensive expansion strategy to open new campuses in the most strategically viable regions in the world. At the current time, in addition to our main campus in Geneva, we have two other campuses in Barcelona and Moscow.
As a leading private institution in Switzerland, we work hard to ensure that Geneva Business School maintains its superior quality of education through our accreditations with some of the world’s most respected organisations.
We are proud to announce that we have three principal accreditations (IACBE,ECBE and EDUQUA).
These come from our commitment to attain high-quality education and to ensure the best future for our students. The rich mixture of international accreditations allows our students to receive a high standard of training with a keen blend of theory and practice.
We have also formed strong ties with partner Universities who meet the same standards of quality education we hold to ourselves. Our network has consistently grown over the years, ever expanding towards new horizons. These organisations enable us to work on exchange programs and dual degrees with universities and business schools that share our passion for quality education.
In line with our international accreditations, GBS has the following Broad-Based Goals:
Broad-Based Student Learning Goals:
1. Understand the major concepts of business applicable to companies of all sizes
2. Obtain business knowledge and understand the management processes involved
3. Learn the different types of effective communication skills.
4. Understand the importance of personal and professional integrity.
5. Understand the ethical ramifications of business decisions.
Broad-Based Operational Goals:
1. The curriculum will cater for students in order to prepare them for the skills required in the professional workplace
2. Students will have access to all necessary material and facilities to assist them in completing all courses successfully
3. The faculty members will be composed mainly of active professionals
4. The program will allow for students to be placed in work placements following completion of their studies
Geneva Business School has received specialized accreditation for its business programs through the International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education (IACBE) located at 11374 Strang Line Road in Lenexa, Kansas, USA. The business programs in the following degrees are accredited by the IACBE:
· Bachelor of Business Administration, with majors in: International Management, Entrepreneurship, Sport Management & Marketing, Digital Marketing, International Relations.
· Bachelor of Finance, with majors in: International Finance
· Master of Business Administration, with majors in: International Management, International Relations.
· Master of Science in Finance, with majors in: International Finance, Islamic Finance.
· Doctor of Business Administration
When applying for accommodation at GBS, you will have the possibility of sharing a room with other GBS student(s) in a flat, or even a studio if we are informed sufficiently in advance. The kitchen, bathroom, and toilet will be shared by all of the occupants (2 to 6 students).
It is also common for students to opt for Host Family accommodation. This is a network of families in Geneva who house 1 or more students and provide food. This is a fantastic option for newcomers as they provide reassurance to the parents that they will be well looked after, and the additional guarantee of rapidly learning French!
Beds, pillow, a blanket and mattresses are provided by the university. In winter, it can get quite cold in Geneva, i.e. minus 5 degrees and every apartment benefits from wireless internet access free of charge, as well a phone line.
With the help and assistance of the Student Council, GBS organises and supports sport and cultural activities during the year.
As a Business School, it is paramount for us to maintain strongs ties between students, encourage team spirit and personaldevelopment.
We propose two activities every week, football & badminton, and once per month we organise an even more sensational activity, not to forget our cultural events organised by Dr Irbah !
These activities are also a way to meet new people and organisation, we will organise tournament against other Swiss company contacts and universities for fun & networking.
Geneva Business School is proud to offer Career Workshop Services.
At a glance, we provide opportunities for:
Be it an BBA, BF, Msc F or an MBA, your education is the first step towards a rewarding career in business and finance.
While we are proud to offer our students the best academic tools to succeed, everyone still needs to put them into practice.
That is why the Geneva Business School has created the Career Center Mentoring Program.
As you prepare for an internship or your first job, the Career Center Mentors will assist you in creating your CV, writing a compelling motivation letter and preparing for interviews.
With our Mentoring Conferences, presented by some of Geneva’s finest professionals you will be given the opportunity to get invaluable insight into your future career and how to get there!
GBS also offers guaranteed internships at the end of the Bachelor and Master studies. This possibility is available to all GBS students through our partners companies Aquarius (www.aquariusabroad.org) & KingStage London (www.king-stagelondon.com) who manages all placements, visa enquiries and preparation for the practical placement.
Geneva Business School is a leading Swiss business School with an international approach, dedicated to preparing world changing leaders. GBS encourages students to develop their full intellectual potential and pursue excellence.
To attract faculty and students with high leadership and academic potential.
To provide insight that broadens the minds of our students and enables adaptability and leadership throughout their future endeavors.
To deepen the understanding of the world of business and finance, helping create innovation and inspire leadership.
To promote a well-rounded learning process, including cultural awareness and community involvement.
To keep our classes small and personal in order to remove restraints of classroom participation and strengthen the impact that our faculty has on our students.
To encourage our students to be open-minded and curious.