Accreditations and Recognitions​

International Accreditation and Memberships

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

Furthermore, IACBE (International Accreditation Council for Business Education) has accredited all UMEF programmes (bachelor’s, master’s and doctorate) in its business school.

Legal status

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



International Accreditation Council for Business Education


The School of Business at SWISS UMEF University has received specialized accreditation for its business programmes through the International Accreditation Council for Business Education (IACBE) located at 11374 Strang Line Road in Lenexa, Kansas, USA. For a listing of accredited programmes, click here. (Accredited)

CHEA – 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. (Accredited)

Accreditation Service for International Schools Colleges

“SWISS UMEF University is accredited by Accreditation Service for International Schools, Colleges and Universities (ASIC). The University has earned Premier status with ASIC for its commendable areas of operation. ASIC accreditation helps students and parents make a more informed choice and will also help a school, college, university, training provider or distance education provider, demonstrate to the international student body that they are a high-quality institution.


ASIC is recognised by UKVI in the UK, is a member of the CHEA International Quality Group (CIQG) in the USA and is listed in their International Directory, is a member of the BQF (British Quality Foundation), are affiliates of ENQA (European Network for Quality Assurance) and are institutional members of EDEN (European Distance and E-Learning Network).” (Accredited)



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

ACBSP Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs

UMEF is also a recognised member of the ACBSP (Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs). UMEF is presently a candidate for accreditation.

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

UMEF is a member of :



UMEF is a 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.

France Compétences

France Compétences is a independent French national public institution having financial autonomy.  It was created on Janury 1, 2019 to choose one's professional future of September 5, 2018.


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187 Route d’Aïre

1219 Aïre – Geneva, Switzerland

+41 (0) 22 732 07 22

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185 Route d’Aïre

1219 Aïre – Geneva, Switzerland

+41 (0) 22 732 07 12
(For admission only)

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