Frequently Asked Questions - BBA, BBM, MBA, PHD, MBA Programs

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What are the admission requirements for students who would like to earn a Diploma under the Swiss School of Management? ​

Diploma in Business Administration
Students seeking admission to the Diploma in Business Administration program must have completed their secondary education equivalent to:

  • Swiss Matura, German Abitur, French Baccalaureate, English ‘A’ levels or Italian Liceo
  • International Baccalaureate, a US High School Diploma, or equivalent
  • Certificate in Administrative Management (Level 3)
  • Sound command of English; spoken and written. Minimum 5.5 IELTS score

Bachelor of Business Administration
Students seeking admission to the final year of the Bachelor of Business Administration Degree must have:

  • Completion of the SSM Higher Diploma in Business Administration
  • Two years of undergraduate Business Administration (Level 5 or equivalent) studies at a reputable university
  • Sound command of English: spoken and written

What are the admission requirements for students who would like to take higher Diploma under the Swiss School of Management?

Students seeking admission to the Higher Diploma in Business Administration program must have completed their first year of university / college studies equivalent to:

  • One year of undergraduate Business Administration (Level 4 or equivalent) studies at a reputable university
  • SSM Diploma in Business Administration
  • Sound command of English: spoken and written

Full time MBA Degree Admission & Tuition

The full time MBA Program can be completed within 4 academic terms which equals a full academic year.

  • Candidates seeking admission to the MBA program should hold a Bachelor’s degree or relevant Undergraduate degree.
  • All MBA candidates must have a sound command of the English language; both spoken and written.
  • Work-Experience is not necessary.
  • The final decision concerning acceptance in the MBA degree program rests with Swiss School of Management.

What is the cost of the MBA program?

Total Cost for the MBA Program is 14,900€ with the following schedule of payments:

  • Application Fee: 200€ (Due immediately upon registration and non-refundable)
  • Enrollment Fee: 4,600€ (Due after Provisional Acceptance)
  • First Installment: 3,500€ (Due after three (3) Months
  • Second Installment: 3,400€ (Due after six (6) Months)
  • Third Installment: 3,400€ (Due after nine (9) Months)

What are the details of the PhD Program?

  • 3-year Program, 6 semesters
  • 5,000 Euros per semester
  • No admission deadlines
  • No travel required
  • Entry requirements: Master’s degree from an (inter)nationally accredited institute
Internationally Accredited by IACBE

IACBE accreditation helps to ensure that the business degree is of high-quality. IACBE-accredited programs have undergone a rigorous self-evaluation and on-site evaluation by highly-trained reviewers. In addition, the institution and its academic business unit have demonstrated a commitment to excellence in business education and are involved in a continuous quality improvement process based on the assessment of student learning outcomes. Our DBA program holds the IACBE accreditation so you can trust that the paperwork is in order.

What are the details of the DBA Program?

  • 2-year program, 4 semesters
  • Total fee is 30,000 EURO payable in 4 semester-based installments of 7,500 EURO. A lump-sum payment comes with a 5% discount.
  • No admission deadlines
  • No travel required
  • Entry requirements: Master’s degree from an (inter)nationally accredited institute
  • Each candidate gets an experienced and dedicated supervisor
Internationally Accredited by IACBE

IACBE accreditation helps to ensure that the business degree is of high-quality. IACBE-accredited programs have undergone a rigorous self-evaluation and on-site evaluation by highly-trained reviewers. In addition, the institution and its academic business unit have demonstrated a commitment to excellence in business education and are involved in a continuous quality improvement process based on the assessment of student learning outcomes. Our DBA program holds the IACBE accreditation so you can trust that the paperwork is in order.

Do you have Academic Accreditation for validation of work experience?

Yes we do. If you have been working in your industry in a managerial position for a few years and you wanted to earn a Master’s Degree, all you need to do is submit your Bachelor’s Degree Academic Credentials and your proof of work. ISASS will then review your industry experience and will determine if you have the equivalence of a Master’s Degree. This of course is depended on the decision of the Review Committee.

The total tuition fees of the program include all study materials (except for the books), examination fees, wi-fi access, access to the library, company visits, excursions and Personal Success Profile Analysis and Adventure Day. All fees except the Application Fee are fully refundable in case of rejection of the study visa. Once the enrolment is confirmed, all paid-in fees are not refundable.

NOTE: We offer a Tuition Fee discount OR Special Payment options. Ask us how.

What is the application procedure?

Here are the steps on how to apply for the MBA program:

  • Fill out the digital Application Form and send it to us
  • You will receive a confirmation once we have received it
  • ISASS will schedule an oral interview to determine your level of English
  • ISASS will require a certificate of English Proficiency (Minimum 5.5 EITS)
  • You will receive an email from ISASS with the result of your application

If I am required to apply for a Student Visa to come to Barcelona campus to study, will I be provided with the necessary documents ?

Yes, ISASS will assist in your Student Visa application. You just need to pay a minimal fee for this process. Please note that for the application of Student VISA, the decision of the course rests in the hands of the Spanish Embassy in your country.

How much is the fee that I need to settle to ISASS for the processing of the Visa?

The student needs to pay Three Hundred and Ninety Euros (390€) for the processing of Visa papers. Please take note that this is non-refundable.