GBS International Memberships

As a local and international participant in global business education, GBS maintains memberships with the following organizations:

FEDEFEDE The European Federation of Schools (FEDE) is an International Non- Governmental Organization (INGO) with participatory status in the European Council. Since 1963 it has been dedicated to the promotion and application of fundamental educational rights by federating universities and independent teaching establishments around a common goal: to create a genuine European space for higher education, an ideal that has taken form thanks to its concrete objectives.

fsepSwiss Federation of Private Schools The Swiss Federation of Private Schools (SFPS) is comprised of 260 schools, including some of the most significant and oldest in the country. About 100,000 pupils, students and apprentices from Switzerland and from over 100 countries attend Swiss private schools. The schools and colleges belonging to the SFPS each offer innovative and personalized services, oriented towards students’ educational goals.

fer The Fédération des Entreprises Romandes Genève (FER Genève) is a Swiss (Romand designate Swiss Cantons where people speak French) employer’s organization based in Geneva, Switzerland. It groups 26,000 members, including multinational corporations as well as 9,000 independent workers and 75 trade associations. It’s involved in negotiations with the trade unions, political lobbying and the provision of services and business networking opportunities for its members.

 agepGeneva Association of Private Schools Geneva prides itself on a long tradition in the field of education. With 45 schools, Geneva is an important member of the Swiss Federation of Private Schools. The stability and security of Switzerland create an ideal environment for serious study. Geneva offers an ideal setting for the academic and personal preparation of a student to live in today’s world.

ccigCCIG A private association, CCIG aims to represent, promote and defend the interests of commerce, industry and services of the Township as part of the general interest of the Swiss economy.

CEEMAN The Central and East European Management Development Association (CEEMAN) was established in 1993 with the aim of fostering management development and management education development in CEE region.

The main activities of the association include educational programs for faculty and staff of management development institutions. You can view our Certification on this CEEMAN page:

ecis-newECIS ECIS is a global membership organization that provides professional development opportunities to its members who are comprised of international schools, individuals and educational organizations.

ECIS is the leading collaborative global network promoting and supporting the ideals and best practices of international education.

mais_logoMAIS The Mediterranean Association of International Schools is a professional organization that strives to improve the quality of education in its member schools as well as effect communication, dialogue and facilitate international understanding.

At present, MAIS is composed of schools in Spain, Italy, Portugal, France, Morocco, Tunisia, Egypt, Cyprus and Abu Dhabi. In addition, several Associate Members, such as schools, colleges, universities, publishers and businesses specializing in education, support MAIS endeavors.

CEESACEESA CEESA sponsors a wide variety of activities. Student activities include a Cultural Arts Festival, celebrations and sports of all kinds, and more. CEESA supports the teachers of its member schools with Teachers’ Job-Alikes (JALs), and all kinds of resources. In addition, there is the Annual Conference, bringing together 250 teachers for professional growth and social interaction. CEESA organizes several meetings in the year for school administrators for collaboration, planning and conversation.

Tri Association The – Tri Association The Association of American Schools of Central America, Colombia, Caribbean and Mexico seeks to improve the quality of teaching and learning opportunities for the schools in this region by exploring ways to achieve better understanding through international education, provide an avenue for communication and cooperation among member institutions, and facilitate cooperation with national, state, local, and non-governmental agencies in the field of international education.


Eduniversal Ranking The Eduniversal Best Masters ranking classifies the 4,000 best masters programs in the world.

EURAS - Eurasian Universities Union MembershipEURAS – Eurasian Universities Union Membership EURAS is an international association that promotes cooperation among over 90 universities from all across West and Central Europe, Balkans, Caucasus, Middle East as well as the whole of Asia and works for the global advancement of educational standards in the Eurasian region.

AGEP - Geneva Association of Private SchoolsAGEP – Geneva Association of Private Schools With 45 schools, Geneva is an important member of the Swiss Federation of Private Schools, the stability and security of Switzerland create an ideal environment for serious study. Geneva offers an ideal setting for the academic and personal preparation of a student to live in today’s world.

Swiss Association for QualitySAQ is the largest and most influential association in the “quality” sector with approximately 1,600 corporate and individual members (80% of company members), which are distributed throughout Switzerland. 
SAQ members have access to a first-class network for quality professionals in Switzerland and Europe. This guarantees current and practice-oriented information and consultations.