Geneva Business School (GBSGE)
GBSGE offers bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degrees in Finance and Business Administration with seven different majors focusing – among other specializations – on the International, geopolitical and digital aspects of management, marketing and entrepreneurship. Founded as the Institut de Formation de Gestionnaire de Patrimoe (IFGP) in 1995, the school’s initial mission was to provide instruction to private bankers in Switzerland. Furthermore, in 2001, the IFGP broadened its mission and created the University of Finance to provide education in International banking and finance, not only to bankers, but to aspiring students as well. The establishment became known as the Geneva Business School in 2010 to highlight the importance of the campus location and, above all, its newfound purpose to teach a full Business Administration and finance curriculum of graduate and post-graduate courses.
Bachelors International Relations
The Bachelor of International Management with a Specialization in International Relations is a three-year undergraduate degree designed to provide you with the tools you will need to become a successful manager in International organizations. You will graduate with a solid understanding of the principal factors that influence global politics and foreign affairs and you will be able to:
• Actively develop a diplomatic strategy
• Introduce realistic solutions to manage current global crises
• Understand global cultures and social networking
• Build contacts with diplomatic organizations and staff to enhance global connectedness and vision
Sector Analysis Courses:
• International relations
• Diplomacy and business
• Political analysis
• Intelligence gathering
• International human rights law
• International crisis management
Sector Specialisation Courses:
• Global organisations
• Multicultural management
• Natural resource conflict
• Cyber diplomacy
• Understanding global events
Admission Criteria for Bachelor’s Programs
Students who wish to apply to a Geneva Business School bachelor’s degree must have successfully completed their final secondary school examinations and any other required examinations qualifying them for university admission in their country or in the country where their secondary school studies took place.
• Swiss Maturité, International Baccalaureate of minimum 30 points, 3 A-levels, high school diploma or equivalent (Geneva Business School uses a country-specific admissions criteria for prospective bachelor’s students. Please contact our Admissions Department for more details.)
• IELTS 6.0 / TOEFL 70 (official English exam results) or proof of studying previously in an English-speaking environment for a minimum of 3 years
• A scanned copy of all required academic diplomas, transcripts, and academic certificates
A 500-word written response to a business case study
• An interview with a representative from the academic team on their chosen campus. Their response to the case study will be discussed in the interview.
• Photocopy of valid passport / national ID
• 1 reference letter from a former teacher or employer
1. APPLICATION: Applications are only reviewed once all documentation is submitted and admission criteria met.
2. ENGLISH EXAM: As English is the official language at Geneva Business School, TOEFL/IELTS test scores, or phone or face-to-face interviews, measure each student’s English proficiency level. In some cases, online English tests may be accepted.
3. PHONE INTERVIEW: After all references have been checked, students will have to conduct a final phone interview.
Requirements to get a Spanish student visa?
Before you schedule an appointment at the Spanish Embassy in your country there are a few documents you need to have ready. These visa preparation documents highly vary per nationality and sometimes even per state department of your country. See here a list of requirements that usually need to be presented.
• National visa application form
• Biometric pictures
• Passport with expiry date at least 6 months past the date you are applying for
• Health Insurance Letter from Spanish provider
• Medical Examination, following the current requirements of the Spanish Health Association
• Accommodation Letter
• Bank statement, showing that you can financially sustain yourself during your whole stay in Spain (this amount varies every year, contact us for the up-to-date requirements)
• Invitation and offer letter from a Spanish academic institution
• Visa fees paid
• Most of these documents need to be translated into Spanish by a sworn translator and legalized by the notary or Spanish authorities, depending on your country of origin.
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