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    Who We Are


    International Management School Geneva is a business school which prepares students for the job market. We are delivering Bachelor & Master degrees, in English, French and mixed English/French pathways. Our team are hand-picked to ensure we can deliver the highest standards and connect to students on their individual professional journey.


    WE INSPIRE – WE EMPOWER – WE CARE


    • Highly Experienced educators with a passion for our mission.
    • Highly qualified : More than 40% of our professors hold a doctorate or a PhD and some are also professionals with a rich high level experience (MDs, CEOs).
    • Highly supportive : Structuring the way each student will develop their own personal learning outcomes.
    • Highly individual : Recognising that every student is different.
    • Highly diverse : All Business students need a strong, technical expertise, but we think they need more than that.

    Reflecting tradition family and cultural values, we also put a strong emphasis on social and behavioral skills.

    Why Study in Switzerland ?


    A GLOBAL LEADING ECONOMY

    Switzerland is the most competitive economy in the world, according to the World Economic Forum Global Competitiveness Report 2015-2016: ” The country’s most notable strengths are related to innovation and labour market efficiency, as well as the sophistication of its business sector.”
    Many large multinational corporations such as Nestlé, Novartis, Rolex and ABB have their headquarters in Switzerland.

    The thriving, financial sector, including international banking and insurance (UBS, Crédit Suisse, and many other Private Banking institutions), also play an important role, contributing approximately 10% of the GDP. Switzerland also has a strong export economy driven by pharmaceuticals/chemicals, engineering, electronics and precision instruments, including many world leading premium watch brands.

    “Brainforce” is also highly valued, and Switzerland ranks second place, only to Singapore, in Education and is the number one on “on-the-job-training” location for students.


    lacAN INTERNATIONAL COUNTRY

    Switzerland is a multilingual country, as seen by its adoption of four national languages. Whilst English isn’t one of those, most locals speak good English and embrace global culture. There’s no better place to develop foreign language skills for business thanks to the endless opportunities to practice in a language rich environment. There are also lots of opportunities to learn non-Swiss languages due to the breadth and depth of the international student and working population.

    Students come from all over the world to study in Switzerland, promoting the development of a rare international perspective. The International Olympic Committee, the Red Cross and the World Economic Forum are just a few of the global organizations located in Switzerland. Additionally, the cross-cultural management skills fostered in this global setting are key assets in the 21st century workplace.


    STUDYING BUSINESS AND WORKING

    Switzerland is home to some of the world’s best business minds — particularly in the fields of hospitality, banking, pharmaceuticals and chemicals — making it a premiere venue to learn and work. The country is committed to investing in both education and research and boast 15 Fortune 500 companies headquartered in Switzerland.

    Our location, Campus Biotech, is a brand new, modern building, featuring the latest technology to support business education. It hosts a diverse group of educational institutions, research institutes & start-up companies. It is easily accessible by bus and tramway (15 minutes from the main train station and the international airport) and is set in a beautiful park near the Leman Lake.

    Geneva is a truly international city with 300 international Non-Governmental Organizations such as the United Nations, the World Health Organization (WHO) and the International Labor Organization (ILO). It’s a multicultural city with a high quality of life and a wide variety of social activities. Geneva is an extremely safe place to live, study and work in.


    PEACE OF MIND

    Based on the research site ValuePenguin, Switzerland is the safest country in the world! Switzerland took top place in the 2015 analysis ahead of Singapore, Japan and Cyprus. Switzerland came out on top due it’s extremely low crime rates, high quality policing, air quality and long life expectancy.
    Switzerland has a long history of political neutrality which means it stays out of any international conflicts. It also means, the country is not a target for terrorism, with no terrorist acts recorded on Swiss soil in modern history.
    So Switzerland offers student and their families peace of mind, allowing students to remain focussed on their studies and families relaxed and secure.

    7 Reasons to join us

     


    1. PERSONALIZED EDUCATION meeting individual needs

    2. CHALLENGING AND CARING SCHOOL setting the bar high and helping you get there


    3. PROFESSOR/ STUDENT RATIO WELL ABOVE INDUSTRY STANDARD providing better access to teachers


    4. COMMITTED TO DEVELOPING YOUNG PROFESSIONALS that are more than ready for the executive workplace


    5. INNOVATIVE PEDAGOGY with the “Problem Based Learning” teaching method


    6. DEVELOPING CREATIVE THINKING AND PROBLEM SOLVING ABILITIES by achieving real case studies


    7. THE OPPORTUNITY TO WORK PART-TIME to gain experience and be ready for the job market

     

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    Getting Ready for the Job Market


    JOB MARKET INTEGRATION

    In an increasingly competitive job market, we support students at key stages to ensure they have the best and most compelling Business Professional proposition. We do this by facilitating:

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    • Internships

    We have developed a strong network of partner companies and organized job-dating events on campus every month, giving our students the opportunity to make new professional contacts and find a job.


    FIELD TRIPS

    Locally, during the program terms :  Organized visits to highly successful Swiss based companies and Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs).

    Optionally, during school holidays (and for a fee) : Discovery trips around a theme, for exemple Oil & Banking Industries in Pointe-Noire – Congo. The trips combine companies visits and conferences with local business, political and NGOs figures.

    Pedagogy


    International Management School Geneva takes pride in delivering a high level of business management education through a variety of modern methodologies. These methodologies are integrated throughout the curriculum and prepare our students for professional life in the real business world.


    PROBLEM BASED LEARNING (PBL)

    Problem-Based Learning is a pedagogical approach and curriculum design methodology frequently used in high performance, higher education institutions. Some of the defining characteristics of PBL are:

    • dreamstime_xl_42272589Learning is driven by challenging, open-ended problems with no one “right” answer.
    • Problems/cases are context specific.
    • Students work as self-directed, active investigators and problem-solvers in small collaborative groups.
    •  Teachers adopt the role as facilitators of learning, guiding the learning process and promoting an environment of inquiry. Rather than having a teacher provide facts and then testing students’ ability to recall these facts via memorization, PBL attempts to get students to apply knowledge to new situations.

     

    We believe that PBL:

    • Develops critical thinking and creative skills

    • Improves problem-solving skills

    • Increases motivation

    • Helps students learn to transfer knowledge to new situations.


    CASE STUDY METHOD

    Several of our courses are taught based on harvard business school cases.

    What is Case Method Teaching? 

    Case method teaching immerses students into realistic business situations. Cases provide the reality of managerial decision making — which includes incomplete information, time constraints, and conflicting goals — as students learn how to analyze business situations. The case method packs more experience into each hour of learning than any other instructional approach. It stimulates students’ thinking and encourages discussion. Several of our courses are taught based on Harvard Business School cases.



    shutterstock_218150824LANGUAGE DEVELOPMENT

    Some students may want to improve the foreign language they are going to study or work in. We support Language Training in English or French.

    Blended Learning Methodology: Innovative on-line delivery, face-to-face time with a teacher, individually tailored lessons and monthly feedback.

     

    Accreditations and Memberships

    ACADEMIC ACCREDITATIONS

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    The purpose of the Swiss Private School Register is to certify that the registered private schools provide a good educational service and to confirm their professionalism and credibility to the public, to the authorities, and to customers.The Foundation protects the good reputation of Switzerland and the private educational institutions as education locations.

    As a student or parent, The Swiss Private School Register allows you to check whether a specific Education Institution has reached our rigorous accreditation criteria and is recognised for its high quality. Its members’ list is used as a reference by the Federal Office for migration and the Swiss Diplomatic Representations abroad in the process of getting the students’ visa.


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    European Foundation For Management Development (EFMD) is an international, not-for-profit, membership organisation of business schools and corporations. It is recognized globally as an accreditation body for quality & impact assessment in management with established accreditation services for business schools.


    ACADEMIC PARTNERSHIPS

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    The IMSG has partnered with the world reference in trading qualifications, the London based CISI (Chartered Institute for Securities & Investment). We are the only non-UK school offering CISI based curriculum and a preparation for their qualifications.


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    By developing its international dimension, the IMSG has signed a MOU with the Dean of the American University of Central Asia to develop common training arrangements. Exchanges of professors, modules and double diplomas, these are the common wills translated by the agreement.


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    The International Management School Geneva has signed a cooperation agreement with the Russian Academy of National Economy and Public Service (RANEPA) to put in place the optimal conditions for exchanging students and teachers and to create paths leading ultimately to double degrees for the benefit of public and private executives. Exchanges in research and scientific publications in the fields of management, management and political science are also part of this exceptional agreement.


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    Renmin University of China, au travers de sa composante recherche « Pacific Economic Research Institute », et l’International Management School Geneva ont signé un accord de partenariat qui portera sur les échanges d’enseignants et d’étudiants dans les programmes de Bachelor, Master et DBA ainsi que le développement d’actions de recherche (fondamentale ou action) respectives à destination des étudiants et salariés d’entreprises privées comme publiques. Cela passera par la création de chaires, l’organisation de «learning expeditions» et la mise en œuvre d’une politique de publication.


    QUALITY ACCREDITATIONS

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    EFQM (European Foundation for Quality Management) is a not for profit membership foundation. EFQM inspires organisations to achieve sustainable excellence by engaging leaders to learn, share and innovate using the EFQM Excellence Model. It proposes a quality model specific to the HES (Hautes Écoles Spécialisées), making it a reference in Swiss higher education.


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    SWISS LABEL, the association for the promotion of Swiss products and services, is an association in accordance with Art. 60 et seq. of the Swiss Civil Code. SWISS LABEL’s mission is to provide support, in the broadest sense, to brands and labels.The trademark of SWISS LABEL is the crossbow. SWISS LABEL’s origins date back to 1917 (founding of “Schweizer Woche”). The crossbow is protected in Switzerland and in important export destination countries. As an addition and/or alternative to the Swiss cross, the crossbow is used to represent the Swiss brand. The crossbow stands as a symbol of confidence-building values such as quality, certainty, reliability and solidity – both for companies as well as for consumers: SWISS LABEL members therefore stand out from the competition !


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    The International Management School Geneva is a member of the SAQ since 2016. As a neutral and independant body of certification of persones, the SAQ is able to certify people & organisations in the most diverse field. The IMSG is also one of the very few schools in Switzerlang receiving this recognition.


    PROFESSIONAL PARTNERSHIPS 

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    The Fédération des Entreprises Romandes Genève (FER) is a Swiss employer’s organization based in Geneva. It groups 26 000 members, including multinational corporations as well as 9000 independants workers and 75 trade associations.


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    The IMSG is a member of the Cercle des Dirigeants d’Entreprises (Company Leaders Circle), which aim is to create links between the various economic players in Geneva :  debates and conferences, networking evenings, company visits, trainings, tournaments and meetings with politicians are on the program of the Cercle des Dirigeants d’Entreprises.

    Alumni


    THE NETWORK, REAL ASSET

    Wanting to create a strong connection between its new and former students, the Alumni Association has grown to become a place of exchange and sharing, mutual help and conviviality through meetings in Switzerland and internationally.

    Today, more than ever, being part of a lively and important network is a real asset. The Alumni Network offers everyone many opportunities to develop professional or personal relationships. The association involves all promotions within the “IMSG community” (Board, faculty, students and graduates).

    We are proud to be part of this community that vehicle common values ​​such as humility, pragmatism and openness. The entire team of IMSG Alumni is at your disposal to make you grow with our family !

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