Geneva Business School provides Swiss-quality business education in Geneva, Barcelona, and Madrid. We offer bachelor’s, master’s, MBA, and diverse continued education options that are 100% in English, and we are committed to using innovative learning methods and new technologies to fully prepare our students for the tools and environment of the professional marketplace.
In the beginning, the focus was on providing training and professional development for bankers in Switzerland. Founder Professor Francis Kahn was approached by leading Swiss banks to create an intensive course for bank employees. The banks paid for the courses and the participants had to achieve a passing grade and owed their employers two years of fidelity after attaining their diploma.
In the early 2000s, the school developed new iterations of its offering and public persona, up until 2009 when the name Geneva Business School was made official. A focus on quality quickly led to a number of international accreditations to offer recognized degrees to its students. Over the course of the next decade, the structure of the school evolved to include undergraduate students, rising to meet the demands of a global business environment.
Professor Kahn decided to expand the business model further with his associates where each campus would be a niche institution hosting around 200 students, working with professionally active faculty members in major multinationals of prominent cities throughout Europe and other economically strong and diverse emerging business communities.
Soon, he partnered with other schools across the globe, and developed them according to the Geneva Business School model in Spain, Kazakhstan, UAE, and Myanmar.
Today Geneva Business School hosts a diverse student community and faculty with over 80 nationalities across our campuses, and a proud alumni network growing with each graduation.
Geneva Business School is a global leader in Swiss quality education, dedicated to preparing world-changing leaders, ready for the fourth industrial revolution.
Above all, GBS encourages its students to reach their full potential and pursue excellence at all levels.
Watch this video for a better understanding of what we do at GBS and a snapshot of the benefits of studying with us:
PROFESSIONALLY ACTIVE FACULTY
,Our philosophy, clearly demonstrated across our campus network, is to employ highly-educated and professionally-active faculty members to teach our students. Our current faculty have excellent academic credentials and, for this reason, many leave their offices and busineses to teach students at GBS, before returning later in the day to their regular working lives.
GBS combines the US system for accreditation and quality control, the European (Bologna) system for credits (ECTS) and the Swiss grading system. The numerous international accreditations that GBS holds, allows the transfer of credits and ensures that GBS is in line with the quality-control benchmarks of other high-quality business schools around the world.
Our head office is based in Geneva, but we have other GBS campuses and partner campuses around the world. There is also an exchange program, giving students the possibility to transfer between our main campuses for a semester, allowing for a truly international experience. There are over 60 nationalities currently represented.
With the assistance of the GBS student council, students quickly recognize that participating in activities outside of the classroom is just as important as those within the classroom. We support our students in maintaining healthy lifestyles, creating an active professional network, and engaging in the wider community.
SWISS QUALITY BUSINESS EDUCATION
At Geneva Business School we provide an exclusive education in a vibrant and innovative environment, inspired by Swiss quality education. Through the concentration of core, orientation and elective courses, GBS strives to provide the best foundation for all of our students with an emphasis on small class sizes and personalized mentoring.
Our programs are regularly updated to respond to changing market conditions, because of the continuous feedback from our professionally-active professors, our alumni and our network of business and industry contacts. Students are able to cover all aspects of business but also still have the possibility to focus on their preferred specialist areas of study.