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Master of Business Administration (MBA) specialisation International Finance and Economics


This programme lays emphasis on the international dimension of the economy. It allows the student to understand the challenges of globalization in the areas of monetary and economic growth, international finance, and risk management.


At the end of this training programme, the student will be equipped with the theoretical  and practical knowledge to enable him/her to analyse and assess the strategy adopted by companies and by economic policymakers in the present context of economic crises in developed countries (European Union, United States, etc.) and in emerging countries (Brazil, Russia, India, China, South Africa etc.)


Positions of responsibility in financial institutions, international organizations, consultancies and companies.

Learning outcomes:

  1. The courses have been created so that each graduate, on successful completion of their programme, will have learned critical thinking, effective problem solving, effective communication, emotional intelligence skills, strategic planning and thinking, quantitative skills, innovation and critical analysis

  2. Students will be able to prepare variance analysis of cost of operation as against budgeted costs, and offer constructive advice on reasons for excess cost, and provide measure towards cost reduction and performance variation using standard costing techniques.

  3. Students will be able to make economic and management decisions that bear and consider the global economic situations, since the business units are affected by lots of exogenous factors beyond the control of managers.

  4. Students will be able to understand the economic issues as it relates to the income, employment and economic growth indexes in a country‘s economy and be able to constructively criticise and examine the government policies.

  5. Students will be able to formulate short and long-run macroeconomics policies, exploring the sources of macroeconomic fluctuations, the fiscal deficits, financial markets distress, capital immobilisation, and effective monetary policy that tends to stabilize the economy.

  6. Students will be able to analyse the entire financial system and its component parts with an expanded knowledge of the trend toward globalization of financial markets and institutions and the inter-relationships with the economy.

  7. Students will develop the research and analysis of data, and come up with new and innovative approach to solving hitherto difficult issues within the academic, business, and social environment.

Programme Brochure

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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).


SWISS UMEF is also certified by EDUQUA (the Swiss quality label) and has programme accreditation by IACBE.


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