Why Study in Switzerland?
A Global Leading Economy
Switzerland is the most competitive economy in the world, according to the World Economic Forum Global Competitiveness Report 2015-2016: «The country’s most notable strengths are related to innovation and labour market efficiency, as well as the sophistication of its business sector.» Many large multinational corporations such as Nestlé, Novartis, Rolex and ABB have their headquarters in Switzerland. The thriving, financial sector, including international banking and insurance (UBS, Crédit Suisse, and many other Private Banking institutions), also play an important role, contributing approximately 10% of the GDP. Switzerland also has a strong export economy driven by pharmaceuticals/chemicals, engineering, electronics and precision instruments, including many world leading premium watch brands. “Brainforce” is also highly valued, and Switzerland ranks second place, only to Singapore, in Education and is the number one on “on-the-job-training” location for students.
A Multilingual, International Country
Switzerland is a multilingual country, as seen by its adoption of four national languages. Whilst English isn’t one of those, most locals speak good English and embrace global culture. There’s no better place to develop foreign language skills for business thanks to the endless opportunities to practice in a language rich environment. There are also lots of opportunities to learn non-Swiss languages due to the breadth and depth of the international student and working population. Students come from all over the world to study in Switzerland, promoting the development of a rare international perspective. The International Olympic Committee, the Red Cross and the World Economic Forum are just a few of the global organizations located in Switzerland. Additionally, the cross-cultural management skills fostered in this global setting are key assets in the 21st century workplace.
Studying Business and Working in Switzerland
Switzerland is home to some of the world’s best business minds -particularly in the fields of hospitality, banking, pharmaceuticals and chemicals- making it a premiere venue to learn and work. The country is committed to investing in both education and research and boast 15 Fortune 500 companies headquartered in Switzerland.
Studying in Geneva
Our location, Campus Biotech, is a brand new, modern building, featuring the latest technology to support business education. It hosts a diverse group of educational institutions, research institutes & start-up companies. It is easily accessible by bus and tramway (15 minutes from the main train station and the international airport) and is set in a beautiful park near the Leman Lake. Geneva is a truly international city with 300 international Non-Governmental Organizations such as the United Nations, the World Health Organization (WHO) and the International Labor Organization (ILO). It’s a multicultural city with a high quality of life and a wide variety of social activities. Geneva is an extremely safe place to live, study and work in.
MASTER – 18 months
The Masters at International Management School Geneva prepare graduates for demanding careers in private, public or non-profit organizations by integrating global understanding, entrepreneurial thinking and business fundamentals with key items for any manager’s success, such as the importance of managing information and information resources effectively using scarce resources and understanding human behavior. International Management School Geneva emphasizes all the functional areas of business in a case-based and action-based learning environment.
We are offering one MBA and 5 MSc :
MASTER OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION (MBA)
The 21st century demands original approaches championed by a new breed of business leader-innovative, resourceful, pragmatic, and intrepid. These leaders must possess the knowledge and insight to creatively and effectively address the challenges of tomorrow—including those not evident today. The International Management School Geneva MBA was created to meet these demands. Engaging, forward-thinking, and responsive, we are aiming at educating a new generation of business leaders who are also global citizens.
MASTER OF SCIENCE IN NETWORK & CYBERSECURITY
Our MSc in Network & Cybersecurity program enable people who are working, or who want to work, in the fields of information management and cyber security, to gain experience and expertise through practical and operational training and certification. Roles covered: Consultants, Information Security Officers, Chief Information Security Officer, and also Managers working with IT and Legal departments.
MASTER OF SCIENCE IN SALES & MARKETING IN THE LIFE SCIENCES INDUSTRY
International Management School Geneva MSc in Sales & Marketing for the Life Sciences Industry is preparing our students to find great roles in Product Management, Marketing Management, Marketing Communication, Sales across the whole diversified Health Sector. Although the emphasis is on the Life Sciences curriculum, we also deliver highly practical professional skills classes such as Presentation skills, Digital proficiency, Agency briefs, Data analysis and Management tips.
MASTER OF SCIENCE IN INTERNATIONAL FINANCE
The Master in International Finance at the International Management School Geneva is designed for students who are interested in an international and interdisciplinary programme in Finance. The Master programme comprises advanced finance courses enabling students to expand and deepen their theoretical and practical skills in both traditional and innovative financial management methods. The programme focuses equally on the two areas of corporate and capital market finance. Graduates of the Master in International Finance will have acquired extensive expertise in finance and the skills to effectively take on demanding financial management tasks in a variety of sectors.
MASTER OF SCIENCE IN MARKETING & DIGITAL COMMUNICATION
The Master of Science in Marketing & Digital is aiming to prepare graduates from any discipline to manage the methods and techniques of both traditional and digital media in an industry currently undergoing a continuous revolution.
MASTER OF SCIENCE IN INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS & NGOs
The Master of International Affairs & NGOs is a genuinely multi-disciplinary professional degree that explores the political, economic, strategic, cultural and legal forces that shape our region and world. Taking advantage of International Management School Geneva location in Geneva, the world
“capital” of NGOs, the degree equips students with the knowledge and skills for careers in a wide variety of sectors including government and foreign affairs, international organisations, national and international NGOs, and the private sector.
Starting Date 2016/2017: October 1 for first intake or March 6 for second intake