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International Accreditations

As a leading private institution in Switzerland, we strive to ensure that Geneva Business School maintains its superior quality of education through our accreditations with some of the world’s most respected organisations. We are proud to announce that we have three principal accreditations (IACBE, ECBE and EDUQUA).

Successful accreditation is a result of our commitment to provide high-quality education and promote the best opportunities for our students. The rich mixture of international accreditations allows our students to receive a high standard of learning experiences with a balanced blend of theory and practice.

We have also formed strong ties with partner universities who meet the same standards of quality education we expect of ourselves. Our network has consistently grown over the years, ever expanding towards new horizons. These organisations enable us to work on exchange programs and dual degrees with universities and business schools that share our passion for quality education and our vision for helping our students get ready to lead.

Geneva Business School is a fully accredited member of the following Accrediting Bodies:

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Geneva Business School has received specialized accreditation for its business programs through the International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education (IACBE) located at 11374 Strang Line Road in Lenexa, Kansas, USA. The business programs in the following degrees are accredited by the IACBE:

Master of Business Administration | Master of Science in Finance | Bachelor of Business Administration | Bachelor in Finance

Download/View our IACBE Annual Report (2014/2015). You can download our IACBE Membership Status

GBS is accredited by ECBE

The ECBE mission is to encourage and support continuous improvement in the quality of Business Education. This impacts academic institutions, faculties, departments and employers. ECBE concentrates mainly on quality assurance and the implementation of the ECTS Bologna system which GBS has adopted. GBS has been accredited since 2005.

You can find our university in the ECBE Member’s list here.


Council for Higher Education Accreditation

IACBE is recognised by CHEA, a national advocate and institutional voice for self-regulation of academic quality through accreditation, CHEA is an association of 3,000 degree-granting colleges and universities and recognises 60 institutional and programmatic accrediting organizations.


In the EduQua certification process, institutions offering continuous adult education are eligible for certifiication. EduQua defines six criteria, which are key to the quality of an institution: The courses offered, communication with clients, value performance, staff – meaning the educators, learning success, quality assurance and development. GBS has been certified by EDUQUA since 2003.You can view our Certification on EduQua.


Geneva Business School has been a proud member of the IAU, UNESCO-based association since 2013. IAU, founded in 1950, is the UNESCO-based worldwide association of higher education institutions. It brings together institutions and organizations from some 120 countries for reflection and action on common concerns and collaborates with various international, regional and national bodies active in higher education. Its services are available on a priority basis to Members, but are also available to organizations, institutions and authorities concerned with higher education, as well as to individual policy and decision-makers, specialists, administrators, teachers, researchers and students.

Swiss private schoolsThe Swiss Private School Register was founded on August 28, 2006 by the Swiss Federation of Private Schools SFPS (Berne), hotelleriesuisse (Berne) and the Foundation for the Advancement of the Rudolf Steiner School (Stiftung zur Förderung der Rudolf Steiner Pädagogik) in Switzerland (Schaffhausen) in collaboration with the most important Swiss trade associations. The purpose of the Register is to certify high standards of educational services and to demonstrate the integrity and credibility of the private schools listed in the register as well as to protect Switzerland’s reputation as a centre for high quality educational activity. Our University is listed on this page.

GBS is accredited by Saphie Asipes

SAPIHE ASIPES (The Swiss Association of Private Higher Education Institutions) represents the interests of internationally accredited educational institutions committed to excellence and Geneva Business School is proud to be a current member of ASIPES.

In line with our international accreditations, GBS has the following Broad-Based Goals:

Broad-Based Student Learning Goals:

1. Understand the major concepts of business applicable to companies of all sizes.
2. Obtain business knowledge and understand the management processes involved.
3. Learn the different types of effective communication skills.
4. Understand the importance of personal and professional integrity.
5. Understand the ethical ramifications of business decisions.

Broad-Based Operational Goals:

1. The curriculum will cater for students in order to prepare them for the skills required in the professional workplace.
2. Students will have access to all necessary material and facilities to assist them in completing all courses successfully.
3. The faculty members will be composed mainly of active professionals.
4. The program will allow for students to be placed in work placements following completion of their studies.

Academic Partnerships

Geneva Business School is an official Local Access Partner for the London School of Marketing which gives our students access to UK university qualifications. Students at all of our campuses are able to choose a variety of top up programmes, allowing them to graduate with a degree from Geneva Business School and also from a leading UK university.

GBS is accredited by Saphie AsipesLondon School of Marketing
LSM provides accredited business and marketing qualifications in partnership with a variety of UK higher education institutions and professional training bodies and is QAA approved and BAAC accredited

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The University of Northampton is a UK public university, recognized by the Privy Council. Since achieving university status in 2005, the university has become a leader in social enterprise. Geneva Business School students have the option of gaining additional awards from this university.

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