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New academic partnership provides Bachelor’s students with two degrees

A new agreement with the University of Derby enhances our bachelor program.

Changes have arrived for our Bachelor of International Management program. Starting immediately, bachelor’s students will spend their sixth semester studying online with the University of Derby, thanks to a new progression agreement signed by the two schools.
The result of this change is that all of our bachelor’s students will graduate with two degrees to their name: one Swiss degree and one British degree:
  1. Bachelor of International Management from Geneva Business School.
  2. BSc in Business Management from the University of Derby.
With this development, bachelor’s students will enjoy the experience of a new culture, expand their professional networks, learn from a greater variety of business professors, and acquire more options to tailor their business education to fit their ambitions.

Further Information

We understand that our students may have a lot of questions regarding this news. We’ve anticipated the most pressing and common questions and provided answers to them below.
Moving forward, all students that commenced in September 2022, studying for a bachelor’s degree at Geneva Business School are/will be added to the program with Derby by default.
Students who started studying prior to September 2022 can make themselves eligible for the top-up program. Such students should speak to their academic advisor to find out exactly what they need to do to become eligible.

Will this involve moving to the UK?

Moving to another country is not necessary to complete the top-up semester with the University of Derby. The sixth semester will be spent studying online through Derby’s education platform. Students studying this sixth semester are encouraged to stay at their home campus of Geneva, Barcelona, or Madrid, where they will continue to receive support and mentorship from our faculty, access the campus facilities, and stay connected with their fellow students.

Will this mean a change to my specialization?

Your choice of specialization won’t be affected at all. Through the first five semesters of studying for a bachelor’s with Geneva Business School, you will learn a mixture of universal business education and courses related to your specialization.

I still have questions!

Students looking to learn more about these new partnerships should reach out to Jordi Rey ([email protected]) or Héctor Martín Sampedro ([email protected]), who will be able to discuss these changes in detail.