Accreditations and Certifications
Accreditations and Certifications
As a leading private institution in Switzerland, Geneva Business School maintains its quality of education through program accreditations with some of the world’s most respected organizations, providing its students with a distinguished education, excellent professional opportunities, and high-quality learning experiences.
The following Geneva Business School accreditations and certifications (IACBE, AASBI, and EDUQUA) are strengthened by two other academic and industry recognitions, awarded “3 Palmes of Excellence” by Eduniversal in 2019, and ranked 59th out of the world’s top 100 business schools by CEO World Magazine.
Constantly pursuing academic excellence, Geneva Business School actively seeks additional memberships and higher education accreditations in its continuing commitment to quality enhancement and to provide students with the best possible positioning in the marketplace for work or the drive to succeed as entrepreneurs.
As a result, in 2019, Swiss authorities considered Geneva Business School eligible to enter the process for Swiss Institutional Accreditation (a process made available to Swiss private schools only a few years ago). These processes may take two years for completion.
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 organizations 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.
Our programs are accredited by the International Accreditation Council for Business Education (IACBE).
IACBE is the leading outcomes-based professional accreditation agency for business and management education in colleges and universities whose primary purpose is excellence in teaching and learning.
You can see our IACBE Membership Status and the IACBE Public Disclosure of Student Achievement.
Since 2003, Geneva Business School has been certified by EDUQUA, a Swiss quality label for further education institutions.
In the EduQua certification process, institutions offering continuous adult education are eligible for certification. EduQua defines six criteria, which are key to the quality of an institution: The courses offered, communication with clients, value performance, staff, learning success, quality assurance, and development.
AASBI – Association of Accredited Schools of Business International
AASBI is a global accreditor of qualified business schools worldwide that serve the public interest with academically rich and diverse student bodies.
They provide culturally relevant professional learning experiences in stimulating environments that guarantee freedom of expression and other basic human rights.
University of Northampton
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. The University of Northampton has recently been awarded Gold – the highest possible mark – in the UK government’s Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) which is the country’s preferred rating system for higher education.
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.
In 2020, Geneva Business School became a proud member of the Business Graduates Association (BGA). BGA’s mission is to ensure that Business Schools innovate and venture beyond conventional means of teaching, where the impact and results of that teaching are stressed in their quality assurance process. The benefits of BGA membership are designed to help the institution, faculty, students, and graduates achieve excellence in their chosen roles.
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, Geneva Business School 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 materials 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.
As a private higher education institution, Geneva Business School operates under Swiss and Geneva law. All our diplomas are awarded from our institutional home, in Geneva, and are therefore governed by Swiss regulations on private higher education institutions, as outlined on the official website of the Swiss Federal Council.