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