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Old 08.03.2018, 19:32
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IMD is a business school that offers no undergraduate degrees (that I know of), and even their MBA degree doesn't accept anyone that doesn't have significant professional experience.

HEC is the economics/business faculty of the Uni Lausanne - i.e. state uni mentioned above Might be slightly ahead of Geneva, but not to an extent that it would really matter much.
I’m a Lausanne Uni alumni, albeit from a literary field. I always thought HEC was inordinately proud of their performance, and at one point it was justified. Not sure it’s still the case though. And the competition between Geneva and Lausanne is fierce among teachers in both Uni
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Old 08.03.2018, 22:09
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Amsterdam? Neither city is strong for banking/finance. Try London, Frankfurt or Zurich
Actually, Uni A’dam’s Reputation for economics is fairly strong. I think they‘re growing Behavoral Economics.
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Old 08.03.2018, 22:36
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I always thought HEC was inordinately proud of their performance
So is HSG

Nah both are good, just not sure they're significantly "better".
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Old 09.03.2018, 16:18
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Re: University of Geneva Reputation?

If you don't speak German then is it possible to study at HSG? I doubt it. And is HSG known outside of German speaking countries?
Also, Geneva and especially Amsterdam are far more interesting places to live than St. Gallen.
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Re: University of Geneva Reputation?

When living in St.Gallen - which is rather underrated and far more exciting than boring Zurich ( I live here now and still find the city veeery boring, but having friends makes it bearable), I had many friends who studied at HSG and we had lots of fun. If you like coke, Zurich might be better though. All of them got very good jobs, worked in different countries and made and make tons of money.
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Well, I grew up here and have worked with educational institutions yet have simply absolutely never heard of this "university". I don't know where it is respected, but it isn't in Switzerland. Ex-Switzerland, that may well be different - granted, no one has a clue about the educational landscape anymore anyway.

Again, different system here, also see the other thread on this very topic. A "private" university here is usually simply shady. Tuition for (excellent) public universities is some 700-1000/semester. Who in their right mind would pay 25k (!!) a semester for a private "university" except those who simply didn't fulfill the requirements to get into real universities? This is just some wannabe adaptation of the US system and most definitely not geared towards locals or (Western) Europeans, but people from elsewhere who buy into the "US/CH dual degree" sham.

Sorry, I don't mean to offend you as I'm guessing you went there, but it's simply neither a reputable nor respected nor even well-known institution.
Thank you for the very valuable information! I was accepted to a few universities in the U.S. (Georgetown, Pepperdine, Cornell...) but unfortunately the whole reason why I cannot attend any is the exorbitant tuition price (Georgetown gets as high as 73K a year!), so unfortunately I am not looking for private/American unis in Europe. Swiss public universities seem highly ranked in global rankings (UNIGE being one of the top 10 in the country) and very reasonably priced! My only concern at the moment is to compare my offers and choose the best one out of them. I was recently "admitted" to University of St. Gallen as well, but I need to take an aptitude entrance exam.

Also, if anyone has information/experience on this, I heard that being accepted to a Swiss public university is very straight-forward if you have the necessary qualifications, but most people are "filtered out" in the first year? If so, how competitive is the first year of uni? (not counting extremely competitive ones such as epfl, ethz). I can't seem to find any information online about this, but one of my teachers said that about 50% of the students are "kicked out" in the first year (quite scary, I must say).

Again, thanks a lot!!
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If you don't speak German then is it possible to study at HSG? I doubt it. And is HSG known outside of German speaking countries?
Also, Geneva and especially Amsterdam are far more interesting places to live than St. Gallen.
Yes! At least for Economics, there is a english-speaking program (however, they do require students to take German lessons throughout their Bachelor's program to at least an A2 level, which should be fairly easy living in St. Gallen and having three years to meet that requirement)
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Re: University of Geneva Reputation?

To answer your question, yes, the first year aims mostly at checking the prospective students’ qualifications. In Lausanne, roughly 80% fail or quit HEC and Psychology, 50-60% in Arts (where I used to teach). You can pass exams twice: after the second fail, you’re expelled from the faculty.
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To answer your question, yes, the first year aims mostly at checking the prospective students’ qualifications. In Lausanne, roughly 80% fail or quit HEC and Psychology, 50-60% in Arts (where I used to teach). You can pass exams twice: after the second fail, you’re expelled from the faculty.
Thanks for the info!
Isn't 80% a little bit of an exaggeration though? I'm just comparing it to EPFL (the physics program which should be the hardest has a fail rate of 50% according to wikipedia). Also, do you have an idea of what that rate would look like for University of Geneva?
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Re: University of Geneva Reputation?

hey I am new in this forum, and I desperately want to know about university of geneva and its timings as I soon plan to get admission there in their bachelors in dentistry program, I m a dentist already but to match the criteria in switzerland i have to study atleast for three years to be equivalent to dentists here.
my concern is I want to know the timings of the classes if someone has an idea? as i have a small baby n my concern is how long I have to leave him for university.keep in mind I live in a town 1 hour away from geneva.

please any information about the university will be appreciated.
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