ISASS stands for International School of Applied Social Sciences. We are an international educational institution duly registered in Barcelona, Spain. We offer Diploma and Degree courses in partnership with different educational institutions in Europe and Asia. We bring our courses wherever our learners are and we work with them based on their learning curves and work phase.
Our curriculum is problem based. We empower our learners to create sound solutions addressing the challenges of their industry or community. In the process, we are enhancing their critical thinking skills, strengthening their self-confidence and developing teamwork abilities. We are interested in what our learners want to improve in their lives or profession.
We have implemented a blended learning approach, which successfully enables learners to work at their own pace and become a part of an international community through real-life interactions with other students and working professionals. An educator monitors the online learning progress per student- making our approach highly personalized.
Mission & Vision
ISASS is building an inclusive community of learners in which welcomes all types of learners without any reservation against age, race, educational background or current stage in their career. What we are offering is for lifelong learners who are striving to be the best versions of themselves and this concept knows no boundaries.
ISASS aims to provide a platform for non-traditional students to hone their talent and showcase their skills. Through our innovative and modern approach to education, ISASS aims to be the “go to” learning institution for lifelong learners at any stage in their educational journey. ISASS aspires to be the premier international school that inspires visionaries and prepares future leaders in their fields who will shape our world for a better tomorrow.
Delivery of Lectures
ISASS implements a blended learning approach. We combine two learning strategies – the flexibility of an online degree with the rewards of face-to-face interaction, either via live online lectures or physical presence). Studies suggest that student achievement was higher in blended learning experiences when compared to exclusively online classes or a face-to-face classroom setting. What makes this model perfect for ISASS is the fact that our learners come from different learning situations. They are either working, already have educational achievements or are located in different countries with little chance to transfer should they decide to further their study. This context is the very foundation of the design of the ISASS curriculum and delivery of our lectures.
Problem Based Curriculum
ISASS’ curriculum is specifically designed to answer the needs of the learners and the community in which they operate. Real world problems are at the center of our curriculum design and implementation. In this scenario, teachers act as moderators, facilitators of learning and academic guides and mentors instead of merely providers of facts. Our learners are trained to identify problems, investigate and then provide creative, up-to-date, practical and applicable solutions.
This strategy is expected to increase the critical thinking and creative skills, motivate the learners to be self-sufficient and self-reliant and apply new knowledge to real life scenarios.
* Series of ministerial meetings and agreements between European countries to ensure comparability in the standards and quality of higher-education qualifications.
ISASS is currently offering degree and diploma courses in partnership with UNIES (United Institutes for International and European Studies) and SSM (Swiss School of Management)
European Diploma Courses
Our European Diploma, in cooperation with the United Institutes for International and European Studies, Business School of CH – Warsaw Management University (WMU), Poland, was founded to promote and to deliver WMU´s programmes of studies at offshore-campus and training centres in Asia, Africa and Europe. This is a 6 month, intensive online program using the European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System. It is held 100% online with 40% of the time including online, live faculty facilitated discussions and lectures.
We are offering European Diploma in the following:
MBA Degree Programs
Our International MBA Degree, in cooperation with the Swiss School of Management, an accredited private institute of higher education founded in the last century in Switzerland. This is a 1 year, online program with the option of studying in Barcelona for 10 weeks in an intensive, face-to-face learning environment.
We are offering degrees in the following:
Additionally, we offer a PhD in Business Management (3 years), Doctorate in Business Administration (2 years), Accelerated BBA + MBA (1.5 years), and MBA Equivalency Program, for those who have the work experience, but would like to validate their professional career with an MBA.
Academic Support Group
Elizabeth Soliday-Naui, PhD.
Dr. Elizabeth Soliday-Naui earns her Doctorate degree (Magna Cum Laude) in Information and Communication from University de Nice Sophia Antipolis in Nice, France. She is an Educator and Academic Manager and currently serving as the President and Academic Director of Barcelona Center for Applied Sciences (BCAS). She has years of experience as a professor and she prides herself for being a perpetual student. She teaches Communication, Marketing and Sociology courses; a perfect trifecta that prepares her to be the President of the International School of Applied Social Sciences (ISASS). Her pioneering effort in bringing education to the underprivileged members of the Barcelona community and now internationally, paved the way to the formal creation of BCAS and ISASS. A true Filipino pride making waves in the international stage.
Ms. Fernanda Maria Bonini
Ms. Bonini is both an Academician and Marketing and Advertising Practicioner specialized is Digital Marketing.
Mr. Sidney Wuo
Sidney is a creative and passionate professional with more than 15 years of experience in research, strategy, entrepreneurship, development and training for the private sector and none-profit organisations. His main skills are related to business design, business strategy, creative thinking, marketing and digital transformation. He has a Bachelor of Business Administration (B.B.A.), a Master in High Management in Policy and Strategy and a certificate on Global Entrepreneurship (MITx).
Ms. Paula Navarro
Atty. Daniel Vacarro Pérez
Paz H. Diaz, PhD.
Paz H. Diaz, PhD. has worked for over 40 years in the field of communication and small business entrepreneurship in the Philippines and abroad. She worked as a consultant with the UN-International Labour Organisation in Africa and Asia, World Vision, Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (German Technical Cooperation Agency GTZ), TECHNONET ASIA, the World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts (WAGGGS), Children’s International Summer Villages (CISV), the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (ICRC), and the World Bank. She served in various countries, including Bangladesh, Botswana, Fiji, the Gambia, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Kenya, Korea, Lesotho, Malaysia, Myanmar, Nepal, Papua New Guinea, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Tonga, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe. She received training on entrepreneurship in India, the UK, and Switzerland while she trained to be a trainer in Ireland. She co-edited four volumes containing 15 case studies per volume on Information and Communications Technology for Development (ICT4D) published in 2008 and 2009 by the Department of Science and Technology (DOST). She participated as Knowledge Management Specialist in the World Bank Project: Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery, City-to-City Sharing Initiative for Developing Countries, in Quito, Kathmandu, and Makati, from 2010 – 2013.
Ms. Christine Ross
Mr. Greg Radzki
Mr. Cosme Marin
Cosme Marin is an Industrial Engineer by profession and a restaurateur at heart. He is currently the CEO of CM Integral Engineering. He has work in several well respected companies in his field like Lymet SA, Sun May SL, Todo Balear Sl and many more.
Currently he is also the owner of the restaurant and tienda called Los Bellotas located in the near the famous landmark Barcelona, La Sagrada Familia.
Ms. Helene Weiss
Helene Weiss is a professional of Hospitality Industry, highly specialized in Distribution. She had worked major hotel chains in France including Concorde La Fayette now Hyatt Regency Etoile as Sales (950 rooms) and Median Porte de Versailles, 128 rooms, as Director. She also worked as Deputy Director for Operations for JW Marriot (21 hotels) for which she had redefined their distribution strategies. At the same time, she also worked for GTA as Market Manager for French Market then for Paris Market.
Ms. Carmen Gomez
Mr. Patrick Naui
Patrick is currently serving as the Executive Director of the Instructional Designer of the Philippines. Through this, he was able to develop a network of instructional designers from various Philippine industries allowing their expertise to define the standards of Filipino instructional design.
Patrick founded his own enterprise called ANIA DESIGN LAB and served as its Chief Executive Officer. With his leadership, his team designed, developed and delivered the Disaster Preparedness Simulator, a virtual reality simulator of various disaster situations and their effect. This project was funded by TUKLAS Innovations Labs.
Karen Barranon, PhD.
Ms. Barranon earned her Doctorate in Entrepreneurship and Management, IDEM from the Autonomous University of Barcelona, SPA.
She holds a double Masters Degree. One is in Applied Research in Entrepreneurship and Economics, MAREB from University of Barcelona and Master in Business Entrepreneurship and Technology MBET from University of Waterloo in Canada.
She is connected to International School of Applied Social Sciences (ISASS) and Barcelona Center for Applied Sciences (BCAS) as a lecturer and as our Official Representative to Mexico. She is encouraging learners from Mexico to join our Diploma and summer programs.
- International Doctorate in Entrepreneurship and Management (IDEM), Autonomous University of Barcelona
- Master of Applied Research in Economics and Business (MAREB), Autonomous University of Barcelona
- Master of Business, Entrepreneurship & Technology (MBET), University of Waterloo
- Master in Marketing (MMT), Monterrey Tech
Hadje C. Sadje
Hadje is a well published scholar with several Masters Degree under his belt. He traveled far and wide presenting papers, lecturing and being a lifelong learner in the area of Religion, Faith and general Sociology academic issues.
His Masters Degrees include: Master in Economical Studies, Bonn Germany, Master of Arts in Theology and Religious Studies Leuven, Belgium, Master of its in Cross-Cultural Studies The Netherlands, One year Post-Graduate program Migrant Pastor and Church Leader The Netherlands. He also holds a certificate in International Relations and Diplomacy from Foreign Service Institute – Department of Foreign Affairs Manila, Philippines.
Kamila Ortiz earned a Bachelor’s in Communication Design from Parsons School of Design in New York City where she worked as a content creator and graphic designer for universities, non-profit organisations, and start-up companies.
Since moving to Barcelona, she has completed a Master’s in Photography and Design at Elisava Escuela Universitaria de Diseño e Ingeniería de Barcelona. Throughout her studies, Kamila has curated, designed, and exhibited work at the Can Framis Museum, Las Arenas Centre Comercial, La Virreina Centre de la Imatge, and Biblioteca Esquerra de l’Eixample – Agustí Centelles.
Ms. Merry Joy San Jose
Ms. Abba Pastor Orit
Ms. Jocelyn Pontanares
Mr. Hadje Sadje
The Netherlands & Belgium