3 global leading business management institutions inspiring innovation
Source: SSBM Geneva

Employees without an educational background in management have a relatively lower career growth than those with an education in business management. That is why it is imperative to study business management to succeed in your line of work.

Subjects like finance, marketing, consumer behaviour, business law, and project management are just some topics covered when studying business management. These courses help you gain in-depth knowledge and understanding of the core domains and aspects of business operations in both national and international contexts. So, are you ready to dive into the world of business?

That is why we recommend three institutions to guide you around the world of business management. Below are the top universities you can consider joining:

Swiss School of Business and Management Geneva

Set against the largest, deepest and bluest of Swiss lakes and the soaring Alps is the global city of Geneva, home to the Swiss School of Business and Management Geneva (SSBM Geneva). The school is as compelling as the city and country it’s in. It is located within Geneva Business Centre, a professional work environment with focused services and within walking distance of shopping centres, hotels, banks, restaurants and a sports centre. The staff and faculty at SSBM Geneva, which was ranked #69 in CEOWorld Magazine’s “Best Business Schools In The World For 2023,” are equally esteemed. Seven out of 10 professors hold a PhD degree and most faculty members have over 15 years of working experience in international companies. Students represent over 147 countries and a vibrant set of backgrounds. What makes an SSBM Geneva education stand out even more is how deeply Swiss and international it is. All Bachelor, Master, MBA and DBA Degree Programmes, offered online, in person and through blended options, are defined by the high quality and excellence that Swiss education is known for. Where better to learn business than a top business school in one of the world’s wealthiest countries and home to some of the most globally competitive companies today? But it’s not just Swiss excellence that SSBM Geneva students benefit from. Online programmes are paired with the world-class learning management system used by Harvard and MIT, ensuring zero compromise on quality while providing flexibility to remote students.

Whether online or on campus, SSBM Geneva always puts students first. “When I discovered the exceptional programme at SSBM Geneva, I was captivated by its perfect blend of high-quality study materials and practical insights that align seamlessly with my aspirations for research,” says student Karina Vazhitova.

Students like Vazhitova have much to love about SSBM Geneva and the city. Geneva is named in the top 10 of the renowned New York Times list of destinations to discover in 2024 – with no shortage of Michelin stars and hidden treasures in Switzerland’s largest historical city. The campus has great access to not only the airport but the city’s many activities and unique places. This proximity to the global city, financial centre, nature haven and a reputation of a worldwide centre for diplomacy with numerous international organisations, makes it easy for students to socialise, network and live their best lives. Apply to the Swiss School of Business and Management Geneva now.

The University of Southern California’s Marshall School of Business makes full use of the many cultural and lifestyle advantages of Los Angeles. Source: University of Southern California

University of Southern California

Los Angeles is known for its entertainment, real estate, technology and more. That is why the University of Southern California Marshall School of Business (USC Marshall) takes pride in providing the city with visionary graduates who will one day drive these industries forward. 

To take advantage of these opportunities, the school ensures that its future business leaders have the cutting-edge analytical, technical, and entrepreneurial skills needed to reimagine the world of business. “Marshall is a business school that’s very hungry. There’s a drive to do big things,” says Vishal Gupta, Associate Professor of Data Sciences and Operations. “And this is both interdisciplinary across the university or trying to make a big impact in the world. For someone working in data science, this is a place where we really appreciate the role of data and AI in business and in society.” 

USC Marshall offers a Bachelor of Science degree programme that provides the right pathways for students dipping their toes into business. The areas that the programme will cover include Business Analytics, Communication, Entrepreneurship and Innovation, Finance, Marketing, Leadership and Innovation, Real Estate Finance, and Risk Management.

USC Marshall’s Trojan Network is a big help in giving a sense of real-world experience. The school takes a truly consultative approach and works closely with brands to expose its students highlighting the employment opportunities that come with it. From there, both parties can build connections and relationships prior to stepping into a professional environment.

Monash Business School is ranked the Best Global Universities for Economics and Business in Australia according to US News & World Report. Source: Monash Business School

Monash Business School

What makes Monash Business School stand out is the fact that it is among the 1% of business schools worldwide to have the elite “triple accreditation” by AACSB, EQUIS and AMBA.

As one of the world’s leading business schools, Monash is internationally recognised for excellence in research and education. From its humble beginnings with only 57 students enrolled in its Bachelor of Economics programme in 1962, the school now has seven departments and four multidisciplinary research centres. Today, they educate more than 16,000 students across 25 undergraduate and postgraduate degrees in a year.

This business school’s vision is to be recognised as one of the world’s leading academies of scholarship in business and economics; and its mission is to engage in the highest quality research and education that will make a positive impact on a changing world.

Their research is guided by a regard for human rights, social justice and by a respect for diversity in individuals, communities, and ideas. This goes hand in hand with their teaching that aims to equip students with a passion for their discipline. Programmes are designed to inspire and develop graduates who are able to look beyond their discipline to better understand the world’s problems and find solutions.

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