International Accreditation and Members

UMEF is recognised for its outstanding level of management and educational system from three leading accreditation agencies. It is also a member of several outstanding accreditation agencies in the USA. UMEF is also proud to maintain academic excellence.

Legal status

UMEF was founded in 1984, in accordance with Swiss Law, as a higher education institution in the Canton of Geneva and is still currently registered as such. It offers programmes from continued education to doctoral programmes in both English and French.

International Accreditation Council for Business Education

IACBE has accredited all UMEF programmes (bachelor’s, master’s and doctorate) in its business school.

Council for Higher Education Accreditation

IACBE is recognised by CHEA, which is one of the world’s largest institutional organisations for higher education accreditation in the USA.

Accreditation Service for International Schools Colleges

ASIC has accredited all UMEF programmes (bachelor’s, master’s and doctorate) in its business school.


In addition to being accredited by IACBE, UMEF is accredited by EduQua, the Swiss System of Quality and Management organisation.


UMEF is member of SWISS LABEL, the association for the promotion of Swiss products and services, an association in accordance with Art. 60 et seq. of the Swiss Civil Code. SWISS LABEL’s mission is to provide support, in the broadest sense, to various brands and labels.

SWISS LABEL’s origin dates back to 1917 (founding of ‘Schweizer Woche’). Its trademark is the crossbow, which is protected in Switzerland and other important export destination countries.

Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs

UMEF is member and candidate of the ACBSP.

ACBSP is a global business education accrediting body and the only organization to offer accreditation to all levels of collegiate business educational degree programs from associate to doctoral.

We offer exchange programmes for students and faculty between our different campuses and other partners located across three continents (Africa, Asia and Europe).

This programme gives students the opportunity to obtain a double degree by following a year of study in one of the universities that are a part of our partnership programme.

This allows them to attain the prospects for further education and professional integration. Several universities and institutions of higher learning are a part of our network.

The main objective of our partnership projects is to develop strong links between universities, which not only covers teaching and pedagogy developments but also the training of faculty and staff, research, documentation and administration.

Student affairs can provide more detailed information regarding this depending on the agreements between the various universities.

Universidad Cardenal Herrera

Spain, Valencia

Université de Paris Sud 11
Paris, France

  Henan Polytechnic University,

East European University
Tbilissi, Georgie

Armenian State University of Economics, Armenia
Yerevan, Arménie

Synergy University
Moscou, Russie

Kaboul, Afghanistan

Institut international des droits de l’homme

Fondation René Cassin

France, Strasbourg

Global Business School Barcelona
Barcelona, Espagne

S Baishev Aktobe University
Aktioubé, Kazakhstan

Université de Lomé
Lomé, Togo

EFTG Business School
Alger, Algérie

Kastamonu University
Kastamonu, Turquie

International Black Sea University
Tbilissi, Georgie