Geneva, Switzerland

MBA in International Finance

Language: English Studies in English
Subject area: economy and administration
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Designed by professionals, this excellent program prepares you to meet the challenges of the world of banking and finance.

The international environment is changing and managers face important issues with new market realities and new regulations. The financial market increasingly seeks individuals who not only have the best education in general management, but also a competitive understanding of financial markets, new financial products, risks control and the current financial architecture.

This MBA is a combination of a top general MBA program and advanced knowledge in the field of finance. This versatile and industry-relevant degree develops a comprehensive understanding of managerial finance, economics, management, financial markets and provides solid skills in risk analysis, negotiation and portfolio management. Our MBA provides the students with the tools for dealing with important practical issues. You will become a knowledgeable professional capable of performing at the top of the international banking and finance industry.

This program prepares graduates for outstanding managerial positions in financial institutions, banks, financial companies, brokerage firms, investment banks, insurance companies and multinationals.
Our employment record is excellent : 86% of our MBA graduates find a job or a new job within 6 months.

Our MBA offers an innovative, employability-focused approach to studies by using current industry examples, discussions, case studies, problem-solving and group work. The curriculum has been designed to give you real-life business skills. Courses are taught by professors with real-business experience.


  • Triple accreditation: ACBSP, IACBE, EDUQUA

  • Length: Full Time (9 Months)

  • Small classes: 15-20 students

  • Language: courses taught in English.

  • MBA students: 50% local & 50% International, 90% speak 2 languages or more

  • 3 intakes per year: January, April, and October.


“IFM has provided me with the tools necessary to face professional life. Courses are realistic and close to the requirements of the business market. Today I am proud and entirely satisfied to have been a part of IFM.”
Jean-Frédéric Voumard, Senior Vice President, Kwanza Invest Bank

“When I started at IFM, I already had an interesting position and significant experience behind me. The MBA helped to fill the gaps and see the same activities from a different perspective.”
Alla Ferreiro Hermida, Director, UBS, Switzerland


  • An online application form and a 300-400 word motivation letter

  • Official Undergraduate diploma: Bachelor’s degree or equivalent.

  • For non-native English speakers, provide proof of your English proficiency.
    (IELTS (6.0), TOEFL (80 ibt) or equivalent. In-house IFM / online English test)

  • A resumé / curriculum vitae showing your work experience if applicable.

  • A non-refundable application fee of CHF/EUR 150.

  • International Students: proof of financial means to pay for the course (letter or bank statement).

Finance is a field that deals with the study of investments. It includes the dynamics of assets and liabilities over time under conditions of different degrees of uncertainties and risks. Finance can also be defined as the science of money management. Market participants aim to price assets based on their risk level, fundamental value, and their expected rate of return. Finance can be broken into three sub-categories: public finance, corporate finance and personal finance.
International mostly means something (a company, language, or organization) involving more than a single country. The term international as a word means involvement of, interaction between or encompassing more than one nation, or generally beyond national boundaries. For example, international law, which is applied by more than one country and usually everywhere on Earth, and international language which is a language spoken by residents of more than one country.
International Finance
International finance (also referred to as international monetary economics or international macroeconomics) is the branch of financial economics broadly concerned with monetary and macroeconomic interrelations between two or more countries. International finance examines the dynamics of the global financial system, international monetary systems, balance of payments, exchange rates, foreign direct investment, and how these topics relate to international trade.
Nothing in finance is more fatuous and harmful, in our opinion, than the firmly established attitude of common stock investors regarding questions of corporate management. That attitude is summed up in the phrase: "If you don't like the management, sell your stock." [...] The public owners seem to have abdicated all claim to control over the paid superintendents of their property.
Benjamin Graham, World Commodities and World Currencies (1944)
The real reason that physicians are rotten investors is that it never occurs to them that finance is a science, just like medicine.
William J. Bernstein The Four Pillars of Investing (2002), Introduction, p. ix.
There’s no longer any reason to believe that the wizards of Wall Street actually contribute anything positive to society, let alone enough to justify those humongous paychecks. ... It’s hard to think of any major recent financial innovations that actually aided society, as opposed to being new, improved ways to blow bubbles, evade regulations and implement de facto Ponzi schemes.
Paul Krugman, "Money For Nothing," The New York Times, April 26, 2009
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