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Accreditations and Recognitions
Accreditations and Recognitions

SWISS UMEF was founded in 1984 in accordance with Swiss law as a private institution of higher education located in Geneva. It is accredited by the Swiss Accreditation Council, in compliance with the Higher Education Act (LEHE).

This accreditation was obtained after a thorough self-assessment and a rigorous quality evaluation by an accredited external organization. SWISS UMEF takes pride in being the first private institution in the canton of Geneva to receive federal-level accreditation as a University of Applied Sciences Institute (HES).

This achievement reflects SWISS UMEF's commitment to academic excellence and adherence to the highest standards in higher education in Switzerland.

Conseil suisse d'accréditation

The Swiss Accreditation Council has granted accreditation to SWISS UMEF as a University of Applied Sciences institute. SWISS UMEF proudly stands as the first private higher education institution in Geneva to achieve institutional accreditation from Switzerland's highest federal accreditation authority.

Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs

OVERLAND PARK, KS, USA (May 23, 2023) — The Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP) Baccalaureate/Graduate Degree Board of Commissioners has awarded Swiss UMEF University of Applied Sciences Institute in Geneva, Switzerland accreditation of its business programs. ici.


International Accreditation Council
for Business Education

The Faculty of Management Sciences at SWISS UMEF has received specialized accreditation for its business programmes through the IACBE located at 11960 Quivira Road, Suite 300, Overland Park, KS 66213 USA. For a listing of accredited programmes, click here.

CHEA – Council for Higher Education Accreditation

ACBSP and IACBE are recognised by CHEA, which is one of the world’s largest institutional organisations for higher education accreditation in the USA.



In addition to being accredited by ACBSP and IACBE, SWISS UMEF is certified by eduQua, the Swiss System of Quality and Management organisation.

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