Bachelor Degree
University IFM Geneva
International Business School
BBA in Family Business Management

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A programme that will provide you with skills to become a successful family business entrepreneur.

Family business is the most common type of business organisation in the world. Challenges faced by family-owned companies are huge. IFM is one the first Business School in Europe to offer a major in Family Business. The curriculum of this Bachelor has been developed in interaction with family businessmen, entrepreneurs and subject experts. This programme is mainly for the next generation of family business owners so that they can get professional education in management.

This BBA is interdisciplinary and gives a solid foundation of all aspects of business. Then, the specialisation provides students with knowledge and skills to understand ways to manage family organisations and business interaction, to increase business performance, to make right investment choices, to make strategic decisions and to achieve growth of the business and sustainability. The course explores the family business continuity challenges, leadership skills, best management practices, career and personal issues found in family-owned and managed companies.

Graduates of this programme can expect to be prepared to help, revitalise, develop, and grow a family business that will thrive for future generations. You will be able to become a confident family business entrepreneur and a knowledgeable owner.

The right place to study: Switzerland is one of the few countries with AAA stable rating and has one of the wealthiest economies. Geneva offers an exceptional quality of life.Switzerland is the most competitive country. 130 multinationals have chosen Geneva for their headquarters. Geneva is a world leader in finance and remains the capital of private banking and wealth management.








Duration of the programme : 3 years

3 intakes per year in January, April and October.

Language of the programme : 100% in English

Sample courses may include
Family Business Management
International Business
International Marketing
European Business
Business strategy


“The professors are there to communicate their knowledge and their know-how, thereby enabling us to develop within the system. You need to keep in mind that they are professionals. I believe in a prosperous future, because IFM has given me the opportunity to do so.”
Alexis Bailo de Spoelberch, Main Shareholder, AB Inbev Belgium



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