History, Vision and Mission

Our History

Geneva Business School (GBS) is an international private educational institution registered in the Canton of Geneva. Its principal campuses are situated in Geneva, Barcelona, and Madrid.

GBS 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 Patrimoine (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.

Looking Forward…

From 2012 onwards, GBS underwent significant global expansion opening campuses in Barcelona in 2012, and in Madrid in 2018.

Similarly, GBS is also currently creating numerous higher education partnerships and inaugurating several partner campuses in Kazakhstan and other economically strong and diverse areas.

2019 will mark a new milestone for Geneva Business School as it brings its trusted, highly-ranked business education expertise to new frontiers, inaugurating its first fully-online, digital MBA in International Management, allowing students from all over the world to benefit from the school’s experience and innovative teaching methods that have proven successful for close to two decades.

Our Vision

A 21st-century Swiss education institution contributing to a sustainable society.

Our Mission

Our mission is driven by three Educational Pillars:

  • Ensuring student success along with Swiss education academic excellence
  • Managing the institution efficiently in terms of organization and allocation of resources
  • Engaging with local and international partners through mentoring, internships, research, company placements and transfers.