Master Programs

Admissions

Please carefully read the below information for all GSEM Master programs.

STEP 1/4. Information about deadlineS and procedures

Application Deadline

All applications must be submitted from 15 January to 28 February at the latest.

There is only one new intake of Master’s students each year, in September. Once you have been admitted, your attendance from day one of the Master’s program is mandatory.

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Application Procedure

The application procedure varies according to the profile and the qualifications already obtained.

Candidates must make a double application:

  • The first application must be carried out at the Admission Office of the University of Geneva. The enrollment file must be sent by regular mail and DHL is recommended for all candidates from outside Europe. To proceed, click on the following link:

> UNIGE ENROLLMENT

  • The second application must be carried out at the Geneva School of Economics and Management, by completing the online form, available online from 15 January until 28 February, by clicking on the following link:

> GSEM ONLINE APPLICATION

The application for UNIGE enrollment to the Admission Office must be undertaken prior to the online application to the GSEM.

The online application form will only be examined by the Scientific Committee of the Master program if the candidate complies with the enrollment requirements of the University of Geneva.

Only one enrollment file is necessary, whether the candidate wishes to apply for one or several Master programs at the GSEM. In other words:

  • If the candidate wishes to apply to only one GSEM Master program, the candidate must submit one enrollment file at the Admission Office and one online application form for the Master program targeted.
  • If the candidate wishes to apply to several GSEM Master programs, only one enrollment file is necessary, but the candidate must submit one application form per Master program.

Candidates must have completed their double applications before 28 February.

Incomplete applications will not be processed.

Once the application form has been submitted, the candidate can no longer modify the uploaded documents.

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Additional Information

In some cases, the Scientific Committee may require some candidates to complete:

  • Bachelor-level courses representing no more than 30 ECTS credits, during the first semester or the first year of the Master's program.
  • An additional one-year program representing no more than 60 ECTS credits and made up of advanced Bachelor-level courses (some of which are taught in French).

Once admitted, candidates will have the opportunity to ask for credits recognition, according to the Program Regulations for the Master’s Degree (Article 5).

 

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STEP 2/4. UNIGE Registration

Find out what steps you need to take at the Admission Office of the University of Geneva, depending on your situation.

If the candidate is:

  • currently a student (or other) outside of the University of Geneva who has never been enrolled at the University of Geneva in the past: the candidate must submit a ‘Request for enrollment’ to the Admission Office of the University of Geneva. The enrollment file must be sent by regular mail, DHL is recommended for all candidates from outside Europe. The request for enrollment must be submitted prior to the online application.

> REQUEST FOR ENROLLMENT

  • a student (or other) outside of the University of Geneva who has already been enrolled at the University of Geneva in the past, the candidate must submit a ‘Request for re-enrollment’ within the deadlines set by the Admission Office of the University of Geneva.

> REQUEST FOR RE-ENROLLMENT

  • currently a student at the University of Geneva, but not at the Geneva School of Economics and Management, the candidate must submit a ‘Request to change School’ within the deadlines set by the Admissions Office of the University of Geneva.

> REQUEST TO CHANGE SCHOOL

  • currently a student at the Geneva School of Economics and Management, no specific request to the Admission Office must be submitted. The student’s program will be updated within the GSEM.
    However, if for some reason the candidate is ‘ex-matriculed’, the candidate must submit a ‘Request to re-enroll’ within the deadlines set by the Admission Office of the University of Geneva.

> REQUEST TO RE-ENROLL

  • currently a student at the University of Geneva who wishes to study at the Geneva School of Economics and Management as a second School, the candidate must submit a ‘Request to enroll at a 2nd School’, within the deadlines set by the Admissions Office of the University of Geneva.

> REQUEST TO ENROLL AT A 2ND SCHOOL

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STEP 3/4. Documents required for the application file, specific to the Master program concerned

Depending on the GSEM Master Program targeted and your profile, you need to collect the requested documents to apply to one or several GSEM Master programs.

Master in Economics
  • If you obtained or will obtain:
    A Bachelor degree in Economics and Management from the GSEM, with a concentration in economics, you will have consecutive access to the Master in Economics. You must submit an online application by providing your personal data.
  • If you obtained or will obtain:
    A Bachelor degree in Economics and Management from the GSEM, with a concentration in management, you must submit an online application, by providing:
    - Your personal data
    - Transcript of grades of previous studies (Bachelor degree and other university studies, if any)
    - Copy of the Bachelor degree if already obtained (and other degrees, if any).
    Note: Students who can justify a minor in economics or 30 ECTS credits of free courses (cours libres) in economics have direct access to the Master in Economics.
  • If you obtained or will obtain:
    A Bachelor degree in International Relations (BARI) from the University of Geneva, with a concentration in international economics, you must submit an online application containing the following documents:
    - Curriculum Vitae (1 page A4) or Europass CV
    - Transcript of grades of previous studies (Bachelor degree and other university studies, if any)
    - Copy of the Bachelor degree if already obtained (and other degrees, if any).
    Note: If you hold a Bachelor's degree in International Relations (BARI) at the University of Geneva with a concentration in international economics, you will be directly admitted to the Master in Economics provided that you obtained at least 60 ECTS credits in economics.
  • If you obtained or will obtain:
    A Bachelor degree in a field related to economics (with at least 60 ECTS credits in economics) from a Swissuniversities - outside the University of Geneva (list of Swissuniversities) - you will be directly admitted to the Master in Economics.
    You must submit an online application containing the following documents:
    - Curriculum Vitae (1 page A4) or Europass CV 
    - Transcript of grades of previous studies (Bachelor degree and other university studies, if any)
    - Copy of the Bachelor degree if already obtained (and other degrees, if any).
  • If you obtained or will obtain:
    - A Bachelor degree from the University of Geneva, neither from the GSEM nor from the International Relations (BARI) with a concentration in international economics OR;
    - A Bachelor degree from a Swissuniversities - outside the University of Geneva - in a non-related field of economics OR;
    - A Bachelor degree abroad or outside a Swissuniversities;

    You must submit an online application containing the following documents:
    - Curriculum Vitae (1 page A4) or Europass CV     
    - Transcript of grades of previous studies (Bachelor degree and other university studies, if any)
    - Copy of the Bachelor degree if already obtained (and other degrees, if any), translated into a Swiss official language or English
    - Motivation letter in English (1 page A4)
    - GRE (test results)
    - TOEFL (95-120), IELTS (6.5-7.5), or Cambridge Advanced Certificate (C1), unless the university degree was obtained in a program entirely taught in English or if English is the mother tongue.

    > List of Swissuniversities

    The Scientific Committee may first require you to complete additional courses in economics, representing no more than 30 ECTS credits.
Master in Responsible Management
  • If you obtained or will obtain:
    A Bachelor degree in Economics and Management from the GSEM, with a concentration in management, you will have consecutive access to the Master in Responsible Management. You must submit an online application by providing your personal data.
  • If you obtained or will obtain:
    A Bachelor degree in Economics and Management from the GSEM, with a concentration in economics, you must submit an online application, by providing:
    - Your personal data
    - Transcript of grades of previous studies (Bachelor degree and other university studies, if any)
    - Copy of the Bachelor degree if already obtained (and other degrees, if any).
    Note: Students who can justify a minor in management or 30 ECTS credits of free courses (cours libres) in management have direct access to the Master in Responsible Management.
  • If you obtained or will obtain:
    A Bachelor degree in a field related to management from a Swissuniversities - outside the University of Geneva (list of Swissuniversities) - you must submit an online application containing the following documents:
    - Curriculum Vitae (1 page A4) or Europass CV  
    - Transcript of grades of previous studies (Bachelor degree and other university studies, if any)
    - Copy of the Bachelor degree if already obtained (and other degrees, if any).
    Note: If you hold a Bachelor's degree in management or a similar field (with at least 60 ECTS credits in management), you may be directly admitted to the Master in Responsible Management.
  • If you obtained or will obtain:
    - A Bachelor degree from the University of Geneva, but not from the GSEM OR;
    - A Bachelor degree from a Swissuniversities - outside the University of Geneva - in a non-related field of management OR;
    - A Bachelor degree abroad or outside a Swissuniversities;

    You must submit an online application containing the following documents:
    - Curriculum Vitae (1 page A4) or Europass CV
    - Transcript of grades of previous studies (Bachelor degree and other university studies, if any)
    - Copy of the Bachelor degree if already obtained (and other degrees, if any), translated into a Swiss official language or English
    - Motivation letter in English (1 page A4)
    - Proof of English language proficiency at a minimum level of B2, as evidenced by recognized examinations or documents deemed equivalent such as, for example, certificates or proof of previous studies in English
    - A reference letter.

    > List of Swissuniversities
Master in Statistics

You must submit an online application containing the following documents:

  • Curriculum Vitae (1 page A4) or Europass CV
  • Transcript of grades of previous studies (Bachelor degree and other university studies, if any)
  • Copy of the Bachelor degree if already obtained (and other degrees, if any), translated into a Swiss official language or English
  • Motivation letter in English (1 page A4)
  • Description of previous Bachelor or Master level statistics/probability/computing-related courses, if courses taken outside the GSEM.

The Scientific Committee may require some candidates for the Master in Statistics to complete Bachelor-level courses representing no more than 30 ECTS credits during the first year of the Master's program.

Master in Business Analytics
  • If you obtained or will obtain:
    A Bachelor degree from the Geneva School of Economics and Management (GSEM), either with a concentration in economics or management, you must submit an online application containing the following documents:
    - Curriculum Vitae in English (2 pages A4)
    - Transcript of grades of previous studies (Bachelor degree and other university studies, if any)
    - Copy of the Bachelor degree if already obtained (and other degrees, if any)
    - Motivation letter in English (1 page A4)
    - Proof of English language proficiency at a minimum level of B2, as evidenced by recognized examinations or documents deemed equivalent such as, for example, certificates or proof of previous studies in English.
  • If you obtained or will obtain:
    - A Bachelor degree from the University of Geneva (outside the GSEM) OR;
    - A Bachelor degree from a Swissuniversities (outside the University of Geneva), outside a Swissuniversities, or abroad;

    You must submit an online application containing the following documents:
    - Curriculum Vitae in English (2 pages A4)
    - Transcript of grades of previous studies (Bachelor degree and other university studies, if any)
    - Copy of the Bachelor degree if already obtained (and other degrees, if any), translated into a Swiss official language or English
    - Motivation letter in English (1 page A4)
    - Proof of English language proficiency at a minimum level of B2, as evidenced by recognized examinations or documents deemed equivalent such as, for example, certificates or proof of previous studies in English
    - Description of previous Bachelor or Master level statistics/probability/computing-related courses, if courses taken outside the GSEM.

    > List of Swissuniversities

    The Scientific Committee may require some candidates for the Master in Business Analytics to complete Bachelor-level courses, ‘Statistical Modelling’ and ‘Business Analytics’, representing no more than 12 ECTS credits during the first semester of the Master's program.
Master in Wealth Management

You must submit an online application containing the following documents:

  • CV Europass
  • Transcript of grades of previous studies (Bachelor degree and other university studies, if any)
  • Copy of the Bachelor degree if already obtained (and other degrees, if any), translated into a Swiss official language or English
  • Motivation letter in English (no more than 1'000 words, which describes former studies, career goals, and objectives to be reached through the Master in Wealth Management)
  • GRE and/or GMAT (test results)
  • Proof of English language proficiency at a minimum level of B2, as evidenced by recognized examinations or documents deemed equivalent such as, for example, certificates or proof of previous studies in English.

The Scientific Committee may require some candidates for the Master in Wealth Management to complete an additional one-year program representing no more than 60 ECTS credits and made up of advanced Bachelor-level courses (some of which are taught in French).

The Scientific Committee may also require some candidates to complete Bachelor-level courses representing no more than 30 ECTS credits during the first year of the Master's program.

Master in Commodity Trading

You must submit an online application containing the following documents:

  • Curriculum Vitae (max 2 pages A4)
  • Transcript of grades of previous studies (Bachelor degree and other university studies, if any)
  • Copy of the Bachelor degree if already obtained (and other degrees, if any), translated into a Swiss official language or English
  • Motivation letter in English (1 page A4)
  • GMAT or GRE.

Candidates for the Master in Commodity Trading must find an internship for September in commodities trading at a company or bank in Switzerland that specializes in commodities trading, trade finance, auditing, or inspections. Once you have received confirmation from the University of Geneva that you have been admitted to the Master's program, you must start actively looking for an internship. The GSEM will assist you by posting your CV on the STSA website and organizing a speed recruiting event between mid-April and early May. Please note that the company where you complete your internship does not have to be a member of the STSA.

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STEP 4/4. GSEM online application

Reminder:

Candidates must make a double application.

  • The first application must be carried out at the Admission Office of the University of Geneva. The enrollment file must be sent by regular mail and DHL is recommended for all candidates from outside Europe.

> UNIGE ENROLLMENT

  • The second application must be carried out at the Geneva School of Economics and Management, by completing the online form, available online from 15 January until 28 February.

The application form will only be examined by the Scientific Committee of the Master program if the candidate complies with the enrollment requirements of the University of Geneva.

Incomplete applications will not be processed.

Before submitting the online application, the candidates must have carefully read:

  • Step 1: Information about deadlines and procedures
  • Step 2: UNIGE Registration
  • Step 3: Documents required for the GSEM online application, specific to the Master program concerned

Once the application form has been submitted, the candidate can no longer modify the uploaded documents.

 

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