Geneva Business School

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GBS - Geneva Business School
Geneva Business School
Motto Real Business. Future Leaders
Established 2001[1]
Type Private
President Francis KAHN
Dean Brahim GACEM
Location Geneva, Switzerland
46°13′18″N 6°08′53″E / 46.221640°N 6.148155°E / 46.221640; 6.148155Coordinates: 46°13′18″N 6°08′53″E / 46.221640°N 6.148155°E / 46.221640; 6.148155

Geneva Business School (GBS) is a private business school established in 2001 in Geneva Switzerland with presences in Barcelona Spain and Moscow Russia.[2][3][4]


Geneva Business School was issued Geneva state authorization to operate in 2001, in 2002 for Languages and 2004 for Management.[1] Geneva Business School has a history of being merged into by a number of institutions. The University of Business & Finance Switzerland (UBFS) of Wettingen has transferred its programs into Geneva Business School in 2009.[5] In 2010, the name Business & Management University was replaced by the name Geneva Business School (GBS).[6][7] Dr Dominique Xardel is listed as a notable professor.[8][9]

Picture of Geneva Business School Campus - Switzerland

Academic Programs[edit]

Geneva Business School offers several undergraduate and graduate levels such as Bachelor, Master and Doctoral degree programs including Finance, Business Administration, Entrepreneurship and Digital communication, International Private Banking, Islamic Finance and Digital Marketing.[10][11][12] Geneva Business School offers summer courses in Barcelona and Geneva Campuses.[13]

Accreditation status[edit]

Picture of Geneva Business School Barcelona Campus - Spain
Picture of Geneva Business School Moscow Campus - Russia

Geneva Business School (Geneva campus) has received accreditation for its business programs through the IACBE. Accredited programs are the Master of Science in Finance, Master of Business Administration, Bachelor of Finance, and Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA). Neither Barcelona nor Moscow campuses are listed in the IACBE members accredited list.[14][15]

ECBE also accredits the same four programs.[16] Geneva Business School is labelled by EduQua, the Swiss quality label for education institutions.[17]

In Germany, The University of Business & Finance Switzerland (UBFS) of Wettingen which was transferred its programs into Geneva Business School has the status of H- Nichtanerkannte Institution (not recognized institution) in the German Anabin database, indicating it is not accredited as state university nor recognized.[18] In Russia, Geneva Business School is not recognized as higher education institution by the Federal Service for Supervision in Education and Science (National Information Center on Academic Recognition and Mobility from the Ministry of Education and Science of the Russian Federation).[19]


Geneva Business School is mentioned in the Top Ranking MBA website's list of Top MBA Programs in Europe.[20]

Affiliations & Partnerships[edit]

Geneva Business School is a member of FEDE (European Federation of Schools),[21] the Swiss Federation of Private Schools,[22] the Central and East European Management Development Association (CEEMAN)[23] and the Geneva Association of Private Schools.[24]

Geneva Business School is mentioned as having dual degrees with Inseec Alpes Savoie in Chambéry.[25] Geneva Business School is referenced as partnering with Webber University for a degree in Sports Management & Marketing.[26]

Geneva Business School is a member of WHED (World Higher Education Database)[27] provided by the International Association of Universities (IAU).[28]


  1. ^ a b "Fiche Descriptive - Service de l'enseignement privé - DIP - Etat de Genève". 
  2. ^ "Geneva Business School - Barcelona Campus". 
  3. ^ "GBS MBA (International Relations)". 
  4. ^ "Description MSSES - GBS Moscow campus". 
  5. ^ "University of Business & Finance Switzerland". University of Business & Finance Switzerland. Retrieved 14 August 2013. 
  6. ^ Universities Handbook reference & reviews
  7. ^ General Summary
  8. ^ "Dominique Xardel". 
  9. ^ "International Business / MBA School in Geneva, Switzerland". 
  10. ^ "Bachelor portal Geneva Business School". 
  11. ^ "Master portal Geneva Business School". 
  12. ^ "PhD portal Geneva Business School". 
  13. ^ "Geneva Business School Real Business Future leaders". December 2011. 
  14. ^ "IACBE member search results". 
  15. ^ "IACBE Geneva Business School". 30 April 2012. 
  16. ^ [1], ECBE Accreditation page
  17. ^ [2], Geneva Business School Listing on Official EduQua Website.
  18. ^ "ANABIN Database for Institutions". 
  19. ^ "Russian National Information Center on Academic Recognition". 
  20. ^ "Top Ranking MBA Programs". 
  21. ^
  22. ^
  23. ^ "CEEMAN". 
  24. ^
  25. ^ Inseec Alpes Website Dual Degree page
  26. ^
  27. ^ "WHED". World Higher Education Database - GBS. 
  28. ^ "WHED Home". World Higher Education Database - Home. 

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