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Geneva Business School welcomes highly motivated individuals who wish to acquire the theoretical knowledge and practical skills in order to successfully and rapidly integrate the international job market.

We are looking for motivated individuals. We are looking for future leaders. We are looking for you.

Admission Requirements
Doctorate
Completion of Masters in a relevant field.
Official English exam results
Bachelor – Minimum IELTS 5.5 / TOEFL 66
Masters and Doctorate – IELTS 6.0 / TOEFL 70
If an official English exam certificate cannot be obtained we will consider proof of studying previously in an English speaking environment for a minimum of 3 years.

For an applicant to be able to successfully pass this stage, the following documents must be submitted:

  • Copies of bachelor and master level diplomas obtained together with official grade transcripts
  • Results of the GMAT exam (optional, but encouraged)
  • Proof of proficiency in English or French (Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFRL)level C2 for either English or French, or tertiary education in an English or French speaking university).
  • Detailed Curriculum vitae including:
    – List of research work made in the intended field of research until present
    – Description of past professional experience
    – Three recommendation letters of which at least one is from the candidate’s academic professor.
  • A preliminary proposal of a thesis subject with a summary of the research to be carried out (no less than five pages)
  • One letter in support of the application/
  • One identity photo
  • Completed application form
 
Preliminary Proposal
An Assessment of the student’s readiness for thesis research is necessary to admit a student into the first stage of the program. The preliminary proposal should clearly cover the working title, objective, and a brief literature review of the topic and should be no less than five pages.
Once the Doctoral Committee accepts the student’s preliminary proposal, he or she can continue to the next stage. 
Admission Process
Complete the online application form and upload the following documentation:
1. Photocopy of all required academic diplomas academic certificates obtained.
2. 1 passport photo.
3. Photocopy of valid passport / permit.
4. Resume/C.V.
5. Introduction letter providing reasons for wishing to study in the desired program at GBS (Transfer credits request should also be included in this letter, if applicable)
6. A 400-600 word essay. (Please refer to the application form for details).
7. Reference letters. Minimum of 1 reference letter, maximum 2
8. A copy of the 150 Euro payment for the Application Fee.

Doctorate Fees for 2017-2018 (prices in Swiss Francs) 
 
  • Application Fee = €150 (Non-refundable, paid upon application)
  • Administration fee = CHF 2.000 for European Applicants / CHF 4.000 for Non-European
  • Tuition per semester = CHF 7.000 (Total 3 year program / 6 semesters)
Doctorate’s Fees for 2017-2018 (prices in Euros)
 
  • Application Fee = €150 (Non-refundable, paid upon application)
  • Administration fee = € 1.900 (Non-refundable)
  • Tuition per semester = € 6.000 (Total 3 year program / 6 semesters)
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