Geneva School of Economics and Management - University of Geneva

Introduction

Providing comprehensive academic education

From the Bachelor’s degree to the Doctorate, via the Masters, Geneva School of Economics and Management (GSEM) provides comprehensive university education covering all areas of management and business administration. Its degree programmes are divided into two successive cycles: the Bachelor’s over three years, followed by the Master’s over three or four semesters. The first provides a general, multidisciplinary training whilst the second enables a specialisation to be obtained in a particular discipline.

In addition to the Bachelor’s degree in business administration, GSEM offers five Masters with various specialisations. Thus, students can expand their knowledge in the disciplines of management (international management or marketing), accounting and control, finance, statistics and international trading.

Compatible with the university systems of 45 European countries, these programmes incorporate the latest academic developments, taking account of economic realities and of the expectations of professional environments.

Offering continuing education

With two MBAs and some twenty executive programmes, GSEM Geneva offers a wide range of continuous education courses enabling any professional to enhance his/her skills in the various fields of management and business administration.

Executive programmes are the fruit of close collaboration between the academic and professional spheres. The diversity of the parties involved, who are drawn both from the University and from different business sectors, enables a high level of expertise to be achieved and the programmes to be tailored to market requirements.

To maintain a research centre

Research constitutes a core activity of GSEM. It covers all areas of management, and results each year in the publication of numerous works, articles, contributions to collective programmes and papers for scientific conferences.

Research projects undertaken at GSEM have the benefit of substantial financial grants from the FNRS, NCCR FinRisk, the Swiss Finance Institute, the CNRS and various international bodies.

The professors also provide academic continuity through their supervision of doctoral theses, of which there are currently over forty.

To encourage student mobility

In keeping with the spirit of the Bologna agreements, GSEM encourages student mobility and inter-university cooperation. By virtue of the special relationships it enjoys with other universities throughout the world, the Faculty is continually expanding the range of possible exchanges available to students.

The GSEM exchange programmes offer students a unique opportunity to undertake part of their course at a partner institution, in Switzerland or abroad. Such stays constitute a vital training stage for students aspiring to a career with an international dimension. They also provide the opportunity to discover a different culture, to develop knowledge of a foreign language, to experience different teaching methods and, sometimes, to acquire a specialization not provided by their programme.

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Programs

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EMBA

Executive MBA

Campus or Online Full time 2 years February 2017 Switzerland Geneva

The Executive MBA program (EMBA) at University of Geneva (UNIGE) provides executives with a first-class general management education without interrupting their careers. [+]

Executive MBA The Executive MBA program (EMBA) at University of Geneva (UNIGE) provides executives with a first-class general management education without interrupting their careers. It is designed to balance theory and practice, and analytical thinking and action, and is structured to ensure that participants gain leadership training through active participation, and a corporate executive perspective. It teaches participants to build foundational skills and confidence to expand their capacity to lead and face cross-functional challenges. UNIGE EMBA carefully selects the participant mix through a rigorous 4-step selection process to ensure a high quality peer-to-peer exchange. Its teaching staff is keenly aware of the need for managers and business leaders to develop and implement efficient operational solutions to complex situations. UNIGE EMBA is accredited by the Association of MBAs (AMBA). Students are led to develop their autonomy, intellectual capacity and practical skills, and acquire the necessary tools to achieve their professional goals. They also learn to use their analytical and strategic skills to develop new solutions to complex problems rather than simply adopting ready-made solutions. Faculty: The diverse origins and backgrounds of the faculty members and students guarantee an international perspective and cross-discipline input. Interaction between participants and faculty and group is highly encouraged; group work stimulates knowledge sharing. The students’ learning experience is enhanced by corporate work projects, in-class discussions, and presentations that build on their previous experience. The EMBA program encourages lively interaction between students and professors and stimulates the sharing of knowledge through group work. New Block Format: In... [-]

MBA

International Organizations MBA

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 3 years February 2017 Switzerland Geneva + 1 more

Offered as a one-year intensive MBA as well a part-time program (2 to 3 years), the IOMBA offers a multidisciplinary curriculum taught by an international faculty from worldwide leading universities as well as recognized professionals from International Organization, International (IOs) and Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs). Located in the heart of Geneva within a stone’s throw of many United Nations organizations and other prestigious international institutions, the program provides opportunities to students to pursue their career in an IO, an NGO or Transnational Corporation. [+]

International Organizations MBA Full-time (1 year) or Part-time (2-3 years) Program As a one-year intensive MBA as well a part-time program (2 to 3 years), the IO-MBA offers a multidisciplinary curriculum taught by an international faculty from worldwide leading universities as well as recognized professionals from International Organization, International (IOs) and Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs). This long-standing program (13th edition) offers 24 cutting-edge modules covering political and economic environment of multilateral organizations as well as managerial challenges existing in an international non-for-profit organization. Located in the heart of Geneva within a stone’s throw of many United Nations organizations and other prestigious international institutions, the program provides opportunities to students to pursue their career in an IO, an NGO or Social enterprises. A unique program like the IO-MBA calls for students who wish to learn skills that go beyond “business as usual.” Our candidate profile include professionals who: believe that international collaboration is the key to resolving global challenges. view partnerships between the public and private sectors as a growing area of mutual opportunity for business and international development are currently working in the private sector and are looking to transfer their skills to a career in the international development or public sectors are looking to acquire skills and experiences that will help them advance into a management role within their current non-profit or international organizations Full-time MBA in a nutshell: 24 modules over 10 months from September to June + a 3-months practicum in an international organization, NGO or in the... [-]

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