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Accreditations and Recognitions  
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 authorized 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.

Conseil suisse d'accréditation

The Swiss Accreditation Council has accredited SWISS UMEF as a University of Applied Sciences institute. SWISS UMEF is the first private higher education Institution in Geneva to have institutional accreditation by the highest federal accreditation authority in Switzerland.

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 11374 Strang Line Road in Lenexa, Kansas, USA. For a listing of accredited programmes, click here.


CHEA – Council for Higher Education Accreditation

IACBE is 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 IACBE, SWISS UMEF is certified by EduQua, the Swiss System of Quality and Management organisation.


ACBSP Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs


SWISS UMEF is also a recognised member of the ACBSP (Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs). SWISS UMEF is presently a candidate for accreditation.

ACBSP is a global business education accrediting body and the only organization to offer accreditation to all levels of collegiate business education degree programs from associate to doctoral.