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GBS is awarded a third Palme of Excellence by Eduniversal Business Schools Ranking

The 2018 Palmes of Excellence awards held during the Eduniversal World Convention this past week in Dubrovnik were the opportunity to celebrate the culmination of another landmark year for Geneva Business School.



During the event, which played host to members of the top business schools in the world, GBS was officially awarded a third Palme of Excellence, securing our place as one of Switzerland’s top business schools. Even more impressive, GBS was one of only 11 business schools out of Eduniversal’s list of 1000 best business schools worldwide to be awarded an additional Palme this year!

Mr. Mark Hatton, Geneva campus Director at GBS, was present in Dubrovnik, on behalf of the school, to accept the award which was presented to him by Mr. Martial Guiette, founder and CEO of Eduniversal. 


In order to compile its final list of best business schools in the world, Eduniversal undergoes a meticulous selection process, reviewing schools from each of the 154 countries according to a quota method using both quantitative and qualitative criteria.

Palmes are awarded according to criteria such as accreditations, major rankings, and memberships in academic or professional associations or partnerships. Then, each school undergoes a peer recognition review by the deans of other schools within the same Palme Level and within the school’s geographical area, taking into account the expertise of the deans of the best business schools worldwide.

Geneva Business School’s achievement in receiving the widely coveted third Palme is the result, namely, of our high-quality assessments from accrediting bodies, our widening international presence – with a new campus inaugurated this year in Madrid – and increased worldwide recognition and voting from deans of leading business schools.

Eduniversal has been a trusted higher education ranking and rating agency since its first international ranking in 2007 and continues to establish the benchmark in evaluating academic institutions and programs worldwide.

GBS is honored by this achievement and by the recognition of its efforts to consistently raise the quality of its school, its campuses, and its services. Let this award be the stepping stone toward a fourth and eventually fifth Palme of Excellence and a testament to our mission of offering the highest seal of quality of education.