The decision to take studies in different countries and cities becomes more and more typical, due to the globalization process. Accordingly, many universities try to facilitate this process of transfer for students. And Geneva Business School is not an exception. We have already integrated the ECTS grading system, so that we can accept students, who have finished one or two years in another university, as a result they will not lose their time and will not have to take the same courses. Our grading system is based on the so called “credits” – units, that give weighting to the value, level or time requirements of an academic course.  Whether it is a college or university, students typically receive credit hours based on the number of “contact hours” per week in class during one term. A contact hour includes any lecture or lab time when a student takes a class or coaching.

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European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System (ECTS) is a standardized system created in order to ease the comparison of the study attainment and performance of students of higher education across the European Union and other collaborating countries. It is mainly used to facilitate transfer and progression throughout the Union.

ECTS credits are awarded only for successfully completed studies. One academic year normally corresponds to 60 ECTS-credits (equivalent to approximately 1500–1800 hours of study) irrespective of standard or qualification type.

These standards appeared after the Bologna Process, designed to ensure comparability in the standards and quality of higher education qualifications.


Based on this Credit Transfer system, the Geneva Business School can accept the transfer of up to 60 ECTS credits (or equivalent). Allowing our new incoming students to capitalize on the credits they already obtained from an other University.

The ECTS does not replace the local grades and its acceptance is optional for each university or school, but can be used additionally to effectively “translate” and “transcript” a grade from one institution to another. The ECTS grade is indicated alongside the mark awarded by the host institution on the student’s transcript of records. The receiving institutions then convert the ECTS grade to their own system with the help of “Equivalency to other grade systems” table.