History, Vision and Mission
Geneva Business School provides Swiss-quality business education in Geneva, Barcelona, and Madrid. We offer bachelor’s, master’s, MBA, and diverse continued education options that are 100% in English, and we are committed to using innovative learning methods and new technologies to fully prepare our students for the tools and environment of the professional marketplace.
In the beginning, the focus was on providing training and professional development for bankers in Switzerland. Founder Professor Francis Kahn was approached by leading Swiss banks to create an intensive course for bank employees. The banks paid for the courses and the participants had to achieve a passing grade and owed their employers two years of fidelity after attaining their diploma.
In the early 2000s, the school developed new iterations of its offering and public persona, up until 2009 when the name Geneva Business School was made official. A focus on quality quickly led to a number of international accreditations to offer recognized degrees to its students. Over the course of the next decade, the structure of the school evolved to include undergraduate students, rising to meet the demands of a global business environment.
Professor Kahn decided to expand the business model further with his associates where each campus would be a niche institution hosting around 200 students, working with professionally active faculty members in major multinationals of prominent cities throughout Europe and other economically strong and diverse emerging business communities.
Soon, he partnered with other schools across the globe, and developed them according to the Geneva Business School model in Spain, Kazakhstan, UAE, and Myanmar.
Today Geneva Business School hosts a diverse student community and faculty with over 80 nationalities across our campuses, and a proud alumni network growing with each graduation.
With a commitment to evolving with modern educational demands, we are expanding our campus network, integrating new technology in our classrooms, and designing new courses to meet the needs of our current and future students.
We aim to open two new campuses per year and expand our partnerships to include the IT sector, import/export and deepen our entrepreneurship network.
An alumni network is being built as we celebrate Geneva Business School’s 25th anniversary. By the time we celebrate our 50th, the alumni network will be established in over 50 countries creating a professional and social hub, offering a business incubator of passionate, responsible leaders in their field.
A 21st-century Swiss education institution contributing to a sustainable society.
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.