MBA, Master of Business Administration Swiss School of Management Barcelona
Europe's Top MBA to Transform You into the Inspiring and Innovative Leader You Were Born To Be!
Employers in every corner of the world are on the lookout for MBA candidates who have international exposure, global leadership qualities, and that can succeed in the global business world.
The Swiss School of Management Barcelona MBA programs are specifically designed for working professionals and those with previous managerial experience. Our MBA Program is designed as a fast-track course equipping students with the tools and analytical framework to successfully climb the corporate ladder and take on senior leadership roles in any global organization. Students develop their business personality and hone their management skills through lectures, company visits, international student weeks at partner campuses, seminars, workshops and business simulations, among others. Students discuss topics about the modern business environment while taking an in-depth look at subjects ranging from marketing to economics.
The program, with various intake dates, lasts one year. Within the MBA path, students can choose several business specializations to dive into. In these programs, students explore, examine and analyze various topics to develop their own business personality and develop an entrepreneurial mindset.
If you’re ready to take your career to the next level and become a global business leader, then our accredited MBA is the perfect program for you.
Our dynamic, multicultural community gives you the opportunity to expand your professional network with top professionals and international students from around the world, gain access to a broad range of career advancement opportunities, and become empowered to be an agile business leader able to keep pace and stay relevant in today’s rapidly changing business environment.
The Swiss School of Management MBA Degree is fully accredited by IACBE and eduQua, the Swiss Quality Certification label (accredited by the Swiss Federal Government) for Institutions of higher and continuous education.
Our Program has 15 courses comprising 12 core courses and 3 specialization modules. A final project/thesis or business plan is a requisite for graduation, accounting for one additional core course of 4 credits. Course evaluations are through examinations, reports, assignments, and the final thesis defense (Viva Voce) for the thesis requirement. The MBA university degree is granted to participants who achieve 60 ECTS (European Credit Transfer System).
MBA classes are given mostly in the evening to accommodate professionals who work or for students who would like to work or pursue an internship.
Studying a Master of Business Administration in Barcelona gives students the opportunity to expand their business knowledge in one of the world’s most advanced smart cities. Entrepreneurs and innovators are nurtured and cultivated in this forward-thinking city, attracting outstanding tech talent and trailblazing startups. Barcelona is also home to some of the world’s largest multinational companies like Airbnb, Amazon, and the Siemens Innovation Center.
This diverse and cosmopolitan city on the Mediterranean coast boasts almost five kilometers of golden beaches and provides students with excellent opportunities for sports activities and socializing. From Camp Nou (home of the famous FC Barcelona) to Antoni Gaudi, thereś no end to what this charming Catalan capital can offer.
Validating and Accrediting Partners
The institution and programs of the Swiss School of Management are accredited by prestigious educational bodies. These endorse the quality of our business education, accrediting the academic excellence and rigor of our programs and teaching methods. The Swiss School of Management has successfully fulfilled the high-quality criteria of the following accreditation bodies:
The International Accreditation Council for Business Education (IACBE) is the leading outcome-based accrediting organization for business, management and accounting programs in student-centered colleges, universities and other higher education institutions throughout the world.
The Swiss School of Management has received specialized accreditation for its business programs through the International Accreditation Council for Business Education (IACBE) located at 11374 Strang Line Road in Lenexa, Kansas, USA.
Accreditation Certificate 2020
Public Disclosure of Student Achievement Report 2020-21
Outcomes Assessment Results 2020-21
The Swiss School of Management is certified by eduQua, the first Swiss quality label geared toward adult continuing education. eduQua is made up of over 1000 schools, institutions and academies in all of Switzerland. eduQua is a certification body recognized and supported by the Swiss Confederate Government. It is the first quality certification for public and private educational institutions in Switzerland.
The Swiss Conference of Cantonal Ministers of Education (EDK) endorses eduQua as an officially recognized quality assurance scheme. EDK highly recommends the institution of higher education certified by eduQua. In more and more cantons, the certification is a requirement for public funding. The State Secretariat for Economic Affairs (SECO) also endorses EduQua.
Swiss School of Management is listed in the CHEA Database as programmatically accredited by IACBE which is a national advocate and institutional voice for academic quality through accreditation, CHEA is a U.S. association of degree-granting colleges and universities and recognizes institutional and programmatic accrediting organizations. CHEA is the only national organization focused exclusively on higher education accreditation and quality assurance.
Swiss School of Management is recognized by CHEA-Council for Higher Education Accreditation. (At present CHEA has not updated SSM’s status granting also Bachelor and Doctoral Degrees.)
The Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) is a United States organization of degree-granting colleges and universities. It identifies its purpose as providing national advocacy for self-regulation of academic quality through accreditation in order to certify the quality of higher education accrediting organizations, including regional, faith-based, private, career, and programmatic accrediting organizations.
The organization has approximately 3,000 academic institutions as members and currently recognizes approximately 60 accrediting organizations.
CHEA is based in Washington, DC. CHEA is a member of the International Network for Quality Assurance Agencies (INQAAHE).
Upon the successful completion of any of Swiss School of Management Barcelona MBA degrees, graduates have a wide array of career options and business opportunities available to them. In response to the growing demand for flexible and entrepreneurial business professionals, our MBA programs are designed to foster the skills required for a successful career in the digital and international business arena.
Swiss School of Management Barcelona graduates possess an international mindset, and multicultural awareness and are innovative thinkers. This makes them ideal candidates for positions at large, multinational companies and dynamic, disruptive entrepreneurs ready to start their own businesses.
Upon the successful completion of the Swiss School of Management MBA degree, graduates have a wide array of career options and business opportunities available to them. In response to the growing demand for flexible and entrepreneurial business leaders, Swiss School of Management programs are designed to foster the skills required for a successful career in the business arena.
Swiss School of Management Barcelona graduates possess an international mindset, multicultural awareness and are innovative thinkers. This makes them either as ideal candidates for positions at leading multinational companies or dynamic, disruptive entrepreneurs ready to start their own businesses.
As career and employability are among our students’ top priorities, we support career development from the beginning of the student’s journey with the Swiss School of Management Barcelona to his/her transition into the real world.
We guide our students by providing them with a wealth of resources and a Career Management Team that works closely with them– strategically preparing them to be market-ready throughout their time on campus and beyond.
Our Career Service is designed to ensure that our students have the best opportunities to develop their skills and pursue satisfying careers. The aim is to help them clarify their career goals, take control of their professional journey and develop their research strategy. We offer services that open the doors to an international experience and help them define a professional project while managing the competencies and skills they have acquired to meet the challenges in the business world.
We also support our students by offering them guidance and workshops where they can interact with graduates and key stakeholders of different industries and professional backgrounds.
Swiss School of Management Barcelona career advisors are constantly on the lookout for opportunities to develop strategies and career plans based on the latest trends and updates in the job market. In alignment with the student’s goals, the career advisor helps them embark on their professional journey and assists them in making decisions that can positively impact their careers.
Through tailored and valuable support, our career advisors help the students assess their values, skills, and abilities to identify employment opportunities, further study or training, and make decisions about their future so they can reach their full potential.
Career Management Team
Our Career Management team is dedicated to helping students with their transition from higher education journey to employment by providing professional and quality career and information services that empower them to chart their professional path. The team is committed to providing the students with the tools they need to evaluate their progress, enhance their employability and explore different career options.
Through the Swiss School of Management Barcelona´s network of partners, companies, and businesses looking for international talent and offering current internship opportunities, the Career Management Team supports the students in their search for an internship, assisting them in finding programs designed to help them achieve their goals. To broaden their international experience, our team updates our students of internship opportunities with companies and institutions abroad by collaborating with SSM campuses across Europe, the Middle East, and Asia.
MBA Course Structure
The Master of Business Administration program consists of 15 courses subdivided into 12 core courses and a specialization module comprised of 3 courses. It is mandatory to submit a final project/thesis or business plan in order to graduate, which will be accounted for one additional core course of 4 credits. Most courses are worth 4 credit points and are assessed by either an examination, assignment or a combination of both. The Master of Business Administration (MBA) university degree is granted to participants who achieve 60 ECTS (European Credit Transfer System).
MBA classes are given mostly in the evening to accommodate professionals who work or students who would like to work or pursue an internship.
- GLB555 Globalization
- LSP555 Leadership 360 Degrees
- AFM555 Accounting & Financial Management
- LAW555 International Law & Ethics
- GMF555 Global Macroeconomics & International Finance
- MDG555 Management in the Digital Economy
- THS555 Final Thesis & Research Methodologies
- NGS555 Negotiating Globally
- OBM555 HRM & Organizational Behavior
- CPS555 Competitive Strategy
- IM555 Investment & Wealth Management
- SMSMP555 Strategic Marketing & Social Media Planning
Specialization / Concentration Modules
The full-time MBA Program can be completed in various concentrations/majors/specializations.
- MBA in Global Management & Leadership
- MBA in Finance
- MBA in Luxury Management
- MBA in Project Management
- MBA in Marketing
Program Tuition Fee
Scholarships and Funding
While we are a private institution, at Swiss School of Management Barcelona we believe that education is the key to a successful future. We offer scholarships and information about a host of other financial aid options to support students who are committed to their personal and professional development.
The Swiss School of Management Scholarships are a way of recognizing academic, professional, and personal achievements of our students. We award up to 15% scholarships for our BBA, MBA and DBA programs for students who have demonstrated:
- Academic Excellence
- Good Citizenship
- Outstanding Ability in Sports
- Leadership in Business
Scholarships are awarded at the discretion of the schools management team on a case-by-case basis based on demonstrated merit. Please contact our Admissions team for more.
Forcibly Displaced Student Discount
Swiss School of Management Barcelona recognizes the plight of students who are forced to leave their homes due to conflict, violence, human rights violations, persecution, disasters, and the adverse effects of climate change. We offer forcibly displaced students (with official status recognized by government bodies / accredited non-governmental institutions) an opportunity of continuing their education and obtain a 15% discount on the tuition fee of our BBA, MBA, and DBA programs.
Company Tax Deductions
If your education is being funded by a company in Europe, they will be able to claim tax deductions from your school fees in their annual tax declaration.