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International University in Geneva

  • Geneva,
  • Private
  • Urban
  • 47%53%
    student ratio
  • 112
    total students
  • $32,250 | $32,250
    in-state tuition | out-of-state tuition
  • Rolling
    fall application deadline
  • Not Reported
    acceptance rate
  • Moderately Difficult
    admission difficulty
  • Average test scores for all first-year students that were accepted and enrolled.
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    sat math
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    sat reading
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Top Swiss University in International Business Education

The International University in Geneva (IUG) specializes in international business education, media and communication and the international relations and computer science at the undergraduate and graduate level and is one of the top 10 universities in Switzerland. Its location at the center of Europe places students from more than 60 countries at the dynamic hub of international politics and business.

Founded in 1997, the International University in Geneva is known for providing an outstanding learning experience that combines both theoretical and practical learning in a real-world, multicultural environment. The university offers a comprehensive business curriculum that positions students for successful business careers in the modern international workplace.

The university has educated more than 700 alumni who work in over 100 countries. It draws on the wealth of international experience and resources of faculty members, visiting speakers, and researchers, and has 18 exchange programs with 13 universities worldwide. Current student population totals about 300.

The International University in Geneva holds dual accreditation with the Association of Collegiate Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP) and the International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education (IACBE).

Undergraduate Degree Program Overview

The International University in Geneva offers three undergraduate degrees: Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA), Bachelor of Arts in International Relations (BA-IR), and Bachelor of Arts in Media and Communication (BA-MC) and a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science (BSc-CS). Each of the degree programs comprises 43 courses taken fulltime over 3 years.

Bachelor of Business Administration

Designed for high school graduates interested in pursuing careers in global business,

the BBA program focuses on essential aspects of business management, including finance, accounting, economics, management, marketing, human resources, organizational behavior, and corporate strategy. The curriculum includes visits to major international companies in Geneva.

Students enrolled in the program may select elective courses from the following 6 areas of concentration to complete their degrees: marketing and international business, international media and communications, finance and accounting, luxury management, and general management.

Graduates with a BBA degree from IUG go on to careers in marketing, management, finance and banking, project management in multinational corporations, private banking, government and international organizations, and family businesses.

Bachelor of Arts in International Relations

As host to the United Nations and specialized agencies such as the World Trade Organization, Geneva -- often referred to as the "capital of peace and diplomacy" -- is the ideal place to study international relations.

The Bachelor of Arts in International Relations degree program was developed for students interested in studying politics and global governance. Students learn in a dynamic multicultural environment with faculty members from academia, international institutions, diplomatic services, and field missions. Students also gain insight into the United Nations systems while attending international conferences and meetings in Geneva.

Core international courses focus on: the United Nations, international organizations, and regional cooperation; globalization and the nation state; security, peace, and conflict resolution; sustainable development and environmental diplomacy; and the role of civil society, media, and non-profit organizations in the 21st century.

Graduates of the BA-IR program go on to decision-making careers in international organizations, diplomatic services, corporate business, and non-profit organizations.

Bachelor of Arts in Media and Communication

The Bachelor of Arts in Media and Communication degree program at IUG provides an overview of essential communications theories combined with practical negotiation skills for the modern international workplace. Students explore media communications and trends with the latest media tools and concepts.

The curriculum covers key aspects of media and communication, including new media, multimedia, communication theory, journalism, public relations, corporate communications, image management, crisis management, advertising, and marketing.

Graduates of the BA-MC program pursue communications careers in advertising, management, public relations, journalism, publishing and media, multinational corporations, government, and international organizations.

The Bachelor of Science in Computer Science (BSc ?CS)

The Bachelor of Science in Computer Science (BSc -CS) is designed for high school graduates interested in pursuing careers in Information systems programming and IT management. The BSc-CS program covers all key aspects of systems analysis, design, implementation, testing, deployment as well as IT service, security and project management.

BSc-CS graduates engage in systems analyst/programmer/manager careers in software/technology companies, computer services companies, and organizations of all kinds (industry, government, banking, healthcare, non-profit, etc.).

Faculty and Distinguished Guest Speakers Bring Global Perspective

Small classes, with an approximate 7-to-1 student-to-faculty ratio, ensure close interaction with IUG faculty. Classes are limited to a maximum of 30 students.

Professors at the International University in Geneva provide students with an unparalleled global perspective. Many hold advanced degrees in their fields and are recognized internationally for their published works and honors.

Their extensive knowledge and experience in the public and private sectors and the insights gained from their research contribute to a high standard of education for future international leaders in business and politics.

Distinguished guest speakers at IUG have included world figures, global citizens from every industry, and some of the most respected names in business and diplomacy. Among them are aeronaut, explorer, and innovator Dr. Bertrand Piccard; Queen Noor of Jordan; H.S.H. Prince Albert II of Monaco; and the late actor and former UNICEF ambassador Sir Peter Ustinov.

Life on Campus

The International University in Geneva is located in the International Centre Cointrin (ICC), a modern business and secure environment. Most students live in Stud'home residence, where they can select either furnished studios or furnished rooms.

The university offers access to sports and recreational activities for students. Social events, such as dinners and ski weekends, are organized with the support of the Student Council. The university has arrangements for special student rates with nearby sports clubs for activities such as tennis, swimming, and general fitness.

World Class City

Geneva is a world class city, home to many multinational corporations because of its proximity to London, Paris, Brussels, and Milan (an hour by air to each). It is also known as one of the world's major international financial centers and showcases for the most celebrated names in fashion, jewelry, and watchmaking.

The International University in Geneva campus is conveniently located minutes away from major highways, the railway station, international organizations, Lake Geneva and the historic old town. Ideally situated on the shores of Lake Leman at the foot of the Alps, Geneva also offers excellent outdoor sporting activities.

Location & Contact

International University in Geneva

ICC 20 Route de Pre-Bois
Geneva, CH-1215 Geneva 15

Ms.Sanela Pavlovic

Admissions Officer

Phone: 41 22710-7110
Fax: 41 22710-7111

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Majors & Degrees

Degrees Offered
  • Communication/Journalism
    • Mass Communication/Media
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Social sciences
    • International Relations and Affairs
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Business/marketing
    • Business Administration and Management
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.


  • Acceptance Rate
    • Applied
    • Accepted
    • Acceptance Rate
    • Enrolled112
    • Female Applicants
    • Females Accepted
    • Female Acceptance Rate
    • Male Applicants
    • Males Accepted
    • Male Acceptance Rate
  • Applying
    • Application Fee
    • Required for All Essay or personal statement
      Transcript of high school record
      Minimum high school GPA of 2

    • Required for Some Interview
    • Average high school GPA for first-year freshman2.50
  • Application Deadlines
    • Type Application Closing Notification Date Rolling Admissions
    • Fall freshmen Yes
    • Out-of-state Fall freshmen Not Reported
    • Early decision plan Not Reported
    • Other early decision plan Not Reported
    • Transfer Yes
  • Test Scores Accepted
    • Test Average School Accepted 25th Percentile* 75th Percentile*
    • * 25th and 75th percentile is the score that 25/75 percent of students score at or below.

Tuition & Fees

  • Tuition
    • In-state tuition *$32,250
    • Out-of-state tuition *$32,250
    • In-district tuitionN/A
    • * Tuition costs are based on a full academic year typically extending from September to June.
  • Fees
    • Full-time student feesNot Reported
    • Room and board *Not Reported
    • Room only *Not Reported
    • * Room and board charges vary according to board plan selected (i.e., 12-meal plan, 19-meal plan, etc.) and student level (freshman, sophomore, etc.)
  • Other Payment Considerations
    • Guaranteed tuition plan offeredNot Reported
    • Tuition pre-payment planNot Reported
    • Tuition payment plans offeredNot Reported
    • Student groups that qualify for full or partial waiver of tuitionNot Reported

Student Body

  • Gender
    • Total Undergraduate Students112
    • Male Student Percentage53%
    • Female Student Percentage47%
  • Ethnicity
    • Hispanic/LatinoNot Reported
    • Black or African AmericanNot Reported
    • White or CaucasianNot Reported
    • American Indian or Alaska NativeNot Reported
    • AsianNot Reported
    • Native Hawaiian or other Pacific IslanderNot Reported
    • Two or more racesNot Reported
    • UnknownNot Reported
  • Other Student Statistics
    • International BreakoutNot Reported
    • Out-of-state StudentsNot Reported

Campus Life

  • Housing
    • College-owned housing available No
    • Housing Requirements Not Reported
    • Housing options Not Reported
    • Percentage of undergraduate students who live in college-owned housing Not Reported
  • Student Activities
    • Student-run campus newspaper Yes
    • Drama / theater group No
    • Student-run radio station No
    • Student-run television station No
    • Marching band No
    • Choral groups No
  • Student Services
    • Legal services No
    • Health clinic No
    • Personal / psychological counseling Yes
    • Women's center No
  • Student Organizations
    • Greek fraternities No
    • Greek sororities No
    • Local fraternities No
    • Local sororities No
    • Other organizations Not Reported
    • Most popular organizations UNICEF, United Nations Women Bazaar
  • Campus Security and Safety
    • 24-hour emergency telephone / alarm services Not Reported
    • 24-hour patrols by trained officers Not Reported
    • Students patrols Not Reported
    • Late-night transport / escort services Not Reported
    • Electronically-operated dormitory entrances Not Reported
    • Other Not Reported


  • Faculty Breakout
    • Total Faculty44
    • Full-time Percentage18%
    • Part-time Percentage82%
    • Female Percentage27%
    • Male Percentage73%
    • Student:Faculty Ratio7:1 or 98 students to 14 faculty




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