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Our Programmes
  • Established in 1984 in Geneva​​

  • The first private institution in Geneva accredited by the Swiss Accreditation Council.

  • Accredited and recognised by ACBSP and IACBE for its academic excellence​

  • eduQua certification - Swiss quality label for continuous education

  • Offers a unique and friendly campus in an outstanding setting​ in a historic castle and its park by the Rhone River

  • Maintains extremely high standards of excellence​​

  • International faculty with prime academic qualifications and outstanding practical experience​

  • Focuses on student employability and career growth

  • Human-sized classes

  • Study in Geneva, a hub of international organisations in the heart of Europe

Why Choose SWISS UMEF?

Keynote speakers

SWISS UMEF allowed its students and faculty to have the privilege of attending lectures by exceptional keynote speakers of different backgrounds. Among them were former presidents, prime ministers, ministers and other personalities with distinguished careers and experience.

Students seminar

Accreditations and Recognitions

SWISS UMEF was founded in 1984, in accordance with Swiss Law, as a higher private education institution in Geneva and is institutionally accredited by the Swiss Accreditation Council, in accordance with the Higher Education Act (HEdA).


The accreditation has been granted after a thorough self-study and a rigorous quality assessment review by an authorised external organisation.


SWISS UMEF is proud to have been the first private federally accredited institution as a University of Applied Sciences Institute in the Canton of Geneva.

The Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP), Baccalaureate/Graduate Degree Board of Commissioners has awarded SWISS UMEF in Geneva, Switzerland accreditation of its business programs.

Furthermore, IACBE (International Accreditation Council for Business Education) has accredited all SWISS UMEF programmes (bachelor’s & master’s) in its faculty of management sciences.

Our Campus​

The campus is located in an old priory in Geneva that dates back to the 15th century. It is a classified monument, which was restored in 1917 and is constantly maintained in perfect order. The campus covers an area of 18,400 sq. m. It is a magnificent environment with a view of the Rhône River.