Welcome to the GSEM
The Geneva Advantage
by GSEM Dean Marcelo Olarreaga
The Geneva School of Economics and Management (GSEM) was created as the result of the merger between the departments of Economics and Hautes Études Commerciales (HEC Genève) of the University of Geneva with a history that spans over more than 100 years. The merger of the two departments led to the strengthening of our study programs, executive education programs, and research activities in the fields of economics, management, finance, statistics and information systems.
Our location in Geneva – a region that is home to many international organizations, non-profit organizations, multinational corporations, and financial institutions—helps our strategic positioning in the areas of global governance, sustainability, and business analytics. Our strength lies in the strong ties between these Geneva institutions and the school’s faculty members. Combined with a strong multidisciplinary approach we have become leaders in these three strategic areas.
Supported by a total staff of about 200 dedicated individuals, we use this Geneva Advantage to benefit students, executives and their organizations, and society at large. We offer a state-of-the-art education to more than 2,000 highly diverse students who are currently enrolled in our Bachelor, Master, Ph.D., (Executive) MBA, and other degree programs. Following our mission to educate responsible leaders for a diverse and changing society, our study programs and research activities are continuously improved through systematic quality development measures and external accreditations processes.
We invite you to experience our school’s Geneva Advantage by studying in one of our programs or collaborating with us in one of our research projects.