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 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—supports 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 the more than 2,000 highly diverse students currently enrolled in our Bachelor, Master, Ph.D., (Executive) MBA, and other degree programs, a state-of-the-art education. 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.
The Geneva Advantage
The Geneva School of Economics and Management’s Strategy 2025 centers on what we call “the Geneva Advantage” – our School’s focus on interdisciplinary areas in which our strengths match the unique opportunities that Geneva offers.
- We educate responsible leaders for a diverse and changing society.
- We create and disseminate evidence-based knowledge that makes a difference in the way organizations are sustainably led.
- We collaborate with the private and public sectors through research and executive education.
As the University of Geneva’s School of Economics and Management, we aspire to be a research and education leader in analytics, governance, and sustainability – areas in which Geneva is uniquely positioned.
Our Strategic Areas
We tackle contemporary challenges’ complexity by focusing on three interdisciplinary areas that require a concerted effort from our School and University’s faculty and staff:
Business analytics, big data, digitization, and quantitative analyses are some of our School’s key strengths. Geneva is a global financial center and the headquarters of many consumer and luxury goods companies that need to cope with their digital transformation. The GSEM is uniquely positioned to assist them with this challenge.
Our School has developed a key strength in the economics and management of complex corporations, institutions, and markets with an important global role. The GSEM is uniquely positioned to provide this expertise to the many international organizations and multinational corporations in Geneva.
Sustainability, corporate social responsibility, and public-private partnerships have traditionally been some of the key strengths of our School, which started as a social sciences faculty. Since Geneva is home to many international organizations and NGOs addressing and/or facing sustainability-related issues, the GSEM is uniquely positioned to support them.
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