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University of Geneva MBA

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Location: Geneva
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About University of Geneva MBA

The University of Geneva (UNIGE) is highly regarded by all reliable University Rankings Tables, particularly for its international mix of both students and teachers. This international mix is particularly important to the university given the demographic of the city of Geneva. There are over 29,000 foreign civil servants working, 174 different states represented and 33 international organisations. Founded in 1559, UNIGE campus has 40% international students, and 60% international teaching staff, representing 153 nationalities.

With around 18,000 students, UNIGE is the second largest university in Switzerland and its numbers are constantly on the rise. UNIGE offers more than 290 programmes and more than 300 continuing education programmes covering a wide variety of fields such as exact sciences, medicine, humanities, social sciences, economics law, and much more. Over 100 of its programmes are taught on a bilingual or fully English platform. UNIGE experienced faculty is keenly aware of the need for today’s managers and business leaders; they use materials that help participants reflect upon learnings in the context of their organisations and that can be applied to their organisation daily challenges.

UNIVERSITY OF GENEVA MBA programs
Key principles: Multidisciplinary, Quality, International Dimension, PartnershipsThe International Organizations MBA (IOMBA) and Executive MBA (EMBA) at UNIGE, offer both full-time and part-time tracks with a cutting-edge curriculum at the intersection of business and international public affairs. UNIGE MBA programs were first developed in two distinct market demands; they experienced a myriad of changes over the last couple of decades to keep up with the ever-evolving market demands, and the strategic advantage of its location with a specialised focus on International Organizations (IOs). Geneva is home to more than 20 major international organizations.

UNIGE MBA programs help participants gain in-depth knowledge and skills to integrate various levels of the organizations, an experience which represents an important catalyst for our participants to move up the ladder or to reflect on or change their career paths. It is a challenging but also rewarding once in a lifetime learning experience.

INTERNATIONAL ORGANIZATIONS MBA (IO-MBA)
Created in 1992, IOMBA is a unique program designed to attract world-class future managers of International Organizations (IOs), International Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) and Transnational Corporations (TNCs) from around the world. The IOMBA offers a multidisciplinary curriculum taught by faculty from worldwide leading universities as well as recognized professionals from IOs and NGOs. It offers part-time and full-time programs that can be completed in two or three years.
IOMBA Program Structure (full-time): a total of 90 ECTS credits including 24 modules, a 3-month practice in a IO or NGO and MBA Project, to be completed in one year.
IOMBA Program Structure (part-time): a total of 90 ECTS credits including 24 modules in blocks of 2 or 3 modules combined with blended learning (online) modules, and MBA Project, to be completed in two or three years.

Program cost: CHF 39'500.

Programme Presentation

Accreditation: AMBA

Ranking: University of Geneva: 2nd Most International University in the World (Times); 75th Leiden Rankings; 59th Shanghai Rankings

Starting Dates:

  • One-year Full-time MBA & Part-time |: September
  • CAS & DAS: flexible | on a rolling basis

    Length of course:

  • Full-Time: 10 months + 3 month practicum + MBA project
  • Part-Time: 2-3 years + MBA project

    Student Body:

    Ratio of applicants to places: 3.5:1
    Number of nationalities: 37
    Percentage of international students: 60%
    Men/Women Ratio: 70:30
    EMBA Average Age Range: 35-45

    Length of Work Experience: Average 5 years | Minimum 3 years

    ADMISSION

  • Bachelor Degree
  • GMAT or GRE: Min 500 points for both the full-time and part-time tracks
  • TOEFL 100/IELTS 7.0 for non-native English speakers
  • Two references
  • Essays
  • International Exposure

    COSTS

    IOMBA (full-time / part-time)
    Enrollment/Registration fee CHF 1,500
    Visa Services: CHF 1,000
    Tuition fees CHF 37,000

    The UNIGE MBA Programmes are designed for aspiring Business Leaders with functional or sectorial leadership experience seeking a career change or professional development opportunities and put their practice in perspective. Thus, this postgraduate education welcomes participants who come from various professional backgrounds from industry to services and from public to private sectors.

    ADMISSION CRITERIA

  • Bachelor degree
  • Minimum of 3 years of relevant work experience
  • International exposure
  • GMAT or GRE – 500 points

    Deadlines
    The program starts in the first week of September each year. Completed applications for the 2019/20 class will be considered in accordance with the application and decision dates given below.

    2019 / 2020 intake
    Round 1: Application deadline: 15 November 2018; Admission decision by 15 December 2018; Applicants acceptance by 15 January 2019
    Round 2: Application deadline: 1 March 2019; Admission decision by 15 March 2019; Applicants acceptance by 15 April 2019
    Round 3: Application deadline: 30 May 2019; Admission decision by 15 June 2019; Applicants acceptance by 22 June 2019

    HOW TO APPLY

    Candidates are requested to register and apply online through the IO-MBA application form. A completed application includes information concerning your educational and professional background and international experience. To complete and submit an online application, the following documents have to be uploaded:

  • Motivational cover letter *
  • Complete academic and professional resume (CV) *
  • Copy of university diploma & grade transcript *
  • Copy of passport or ID card *
  • Passport style photo in electronic format (.jpg) *
  • Official GMAT or GRE results **
  • Professional reference letter **
  • Academic reference letter (1) **
  • Copy of official TOEFL results (2) **
  • Copy of AVS Card or Swiss health insurance card (3) **

    Applications may be considered after the Round Three deadline on a space available basis only.

  • What Recent Grads Say
    "I came to IO-MBA with five years of experience working in trade for development programs in Canada and abroad. IO-MBA has been one of the best decisions and most enriching experiences of my life. IO-MBA has come at a pivotal moment in my career, allowing me to grow as a professional and to fullfil a lifelong dream of working for the United Nations. I am now working on trade and labour issues at the International Labour Organization, to support global initiatives that improve working conditions in developing countries." (Katherine Mc Gregor, 2016-2017 student)
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    ACCREDITATIONS
    AMBA
    RANKINGS
    University of Geneva: 2nd Most International University in the World (Times); 75th Leiden Rankings; 59th Shanghai Rankings
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    PROGRAMME TYPE
    MBA
    DURATION
  • Full-Time: 10 months + 3 month practicum + MBA project
  • Part-Time: 2-3 years + MBA project
  • START DATE
  • One-year Full-time MBA & Part-time |: September
  • CAS & DAS: flexible | on a rolling basis
  • PROGRAMME PRICE
    Enrollment/Registration fee CHF 1,500
    Visa Services: CHF 1,000
    Tuition fees CHF 37,000
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    Admission Requirements
    WORK EXPERIENCE
    Average 5 years; Minimum 3 years
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    ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS
    Bachelor Degree, GMAT or GRE: Min 500 points for both the full-time and part-time tracks, TOEFL 100/IELTS 7.0 for non-native English speakers, Two references, Essays, International Exposure
    Student Body
    Ratio of applicants to places: 3.5:1
    Number of nationalities: 37
    Percentage of international students: 60%
    Men/Women Ratio: 70:30
    IO-MBA Average Age Range: 25 - 35
    Contacts
    ADDRESS
    UniMail, 40 Bd du Pont d’Arve, 1205 Geneva, Switzerland
    IO-MBA Program Director: Prof. Tina Ambos
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