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Accelerated Bachelors Degree in Business Administration



Bachelor of Business Administration


180 ECTS

Course Duration

12-18 Months

Study Fees


This program is offered to those who have earned some University credits and those who have more than two (2) years of professional experience. The main purpose of this course offering is to bridge the gap between the European Diploma and students who have professional experience and/or have already earned academic credits.

Specialization / Concentration

International Finance

This course focuses on international financial management and international trade. Topics in financial management, viewed primarily from the perspective of managers doing business overseas, include the management of foreign exchange exposure, foreign direct investment decisions, and multinational capital budgeting. Other topics covered include trends in international banking, the balance of payments, the determination of exchange rates, the LDC debt crisis, and the Asian meltdown.

MKT430 :
Strategic Marketing

This course examines the development and implementation of marketing strategies by providing a framework from which to identify and evaluate strategic options and programs. Topics: forecasted and contextual possibilities, product-market definition, relationships with channels of distribution, relationships with customers, competitive analysis, financial models for marketing strategists, portfolio models, strategic assessment of offerings, marketing strategy implementation systems. This course requires that students have a strong foundation of marketing knowledge gained from Introduction to Marketing (in particular a knowledge of market segmentation).

ICT400 :
Information Systems

This course will give you the following insights:

  • Demonstrate and gain overview of IT Systems relevant for Business Management including ERP systems
  • Overview of Projects and Project Management
  • Methods in the content of IT Systems
  • Display a critical awareness of best practice in relation to information systems development projects.
  • Demonstrate an appreciation of information systems used at different levels, and systems that span different business areas.
  • Demonstrate a deep understanding of the impact of centralized information systems on a variety of business divisions.
  • Conduct appropriate research into the use of information systems; understand the full life cycle of an integrated system.
FOL400 :
Foreign Language

You’ll be facing a challenge by getting to approach a new language among following: German, Italian, Russian, Chinese, Hindi or Spanish.

FIN420 :
Financial Planning and Budgeting

This course will give you the following insights:

  • Understand the strategic planning process
  • Translate strategic plans into financial plans and budgets
  • Appreciate the significance of the complimentary roles of both budget approvers and holders
  • Distinguish among various types of budgets, and apply budget variances for controlling costs
  • Realize the impact of financial plans and budgets on the business’s cash flow management
  • Explain the step-by-step preparation of the master budget
  • Apply capital budgeting techniques to assess the viability of capital investment projects
MGT410 :
Organizational Behavior

This case and experience-based course focuses on behavioral aspects of the firm and its employees. It strives to trace a path that is informed by various science-based disciplines (most notably social psychology) and is directly relevant to the practice of management in firms of today and tomorrow.

The course is organized into four modules:

  • Leadership and Transformation
  • Motivation, Incentives, and Organizational Control Systems
  • Team Effectiveness
  • Decision Making

The first three are extensive and in-depth, while the last is shorter. The readings and class assignments are serious and challenging. It is not simply a master class on steroids, but a rigorous and demanding graduate level course.

LEA450 :
Strategic Leadership & Change

The goal of this course is to help you develop a mental map of how to think about businesses and organizations strategically. The emphasis will be on exerting influence through strategy, organizational design, organizational culture and leading change efforts. F2F leadership influence is addressed in Tactical Leadership. More specifically, this course is intended to help you:

  1. Develop a set of mental maps about strategic thought, organizational culture, and leading strategic change.
  2. Practice strategic thinking and strategic change planning.
  3. Enhance your model of leading and managing change.
  4. Develop a charter for an organization.
GLB410 :
Business in a World Economy

Business today participates directly or indirectly in the global economy. Purely domestic markets have almost ceased to exist. In your career, you will be interacting with businesses and managers across the world. International Business is a survey of the global business environment and its effects on the operation of service and product organizations. The subject examines the impact of international economic activities and financial institutions on international management, as well as the challenges of the global environment including governments, customs, and cultures.

GRD499 :
Thesis / Business Plan

By the end of the BBA program you will be able to apply what you have learnt to your company and elaborate your own business project. You will raise your own questions, decide which methods can be used and, by a comprehensive analysis, conclude to your own recommendations. The summary of the business project, or thesis, should present an original argument, business case or business plan that is carefully documented from primary and/or secondary sources.

The thesis must have a substantial research component and a focus that falls within the scope of topics studied during your specialization. It must be written under the guidance of an advisor who is knowledgeable in this area of study. As the final element in the bachelor’s degree, the thesis gives you an opportunity to demonstrate expertise in the chosen research area. The thesis should present and investigate a hypothesis or a research question.

Alternatively, you can construct a business plan. A business plan is a formal statement of a set of business goals, the reasons that are believed attainable, and the plan for reaching those goals. It includes a description of a company or small business, its services and/or products and how the business will achieve its goals.

The plan includes the overall budget, current and projected financing, a market analysis and its marketing strategy approach. In a business plan, a business owner projects revenues and expenses for a certain period of time and describes operational activity and costs related to the business.

Negotiation Skills

Students will learn how to navigate national cultures when negotiating deals, resolving disputes, and making decisions in teams. Rather than offering country-specific protocol and customs, Negotiating Globally provides a general framework to help negotiators anticipate and manage cultural differences, incorporating the lessons of the latest research with new emphasis on executing a negotiation strategy and negotiating conflict in multicultural teams. We explain how to develop a negotiation planning document and show how to execute the plan, how the cultural environment affects negotiators’ interests, priorities, and strategies, hot to distinguish good deals from poor ones and good negotiators from poor ones as well as how resolving disputes is different from making deals, as well as emphasizing on how negotiation strategy can be used in multicultural teams.

Fees and Payments

Evaluation Fee:
Due upon submission of requirements. Non-Refundable.
Registration Fee:
Due after the result of the evaluation and acceptance
Tuition Fee:
as posted in SSM’s official website www.ssm.swiss
Total Fees:
Evaluation Fee – to be paid in FULL upon submission of academic credentials and/or proof of professional experience. Payment of this fee does not guarantee acceptance to the program. This fee is NON-REFUNDABLE.

Registration Fee – To be paid after the result of the evaluation. This means that the student is accepted to the program. Should the student withdraw from the program after payment of this fee two (2) weeks after the acceptance letter is issued, the student is entitled to 50% refund. Should the student withdraw three (3) weeks after the issuance of the acceptance letter, 25% will be refunded. Withdrawal four (4) weeks after the issuance of the acceptance letter, the student will no longer be eligible for refund.
No published installment plan for this program. Please inquire directly.

Early Bird Special Discount & Installment for Filipino Learners

Calling all Filipinos in Europe! ISASS is providing exclusive discount to Filipino Learners who wishes to finally complete their degrees through this Accelerated Bachelor’s Program. Take charge and grab the opportunity as we’re temporarily slashing off the standard tuition fee rate from 10.200€ down to 7.890€. This saves you 2.310€ from the total cost and finally complete your degree with world-class, Swiss-level of education. Plus, to easily manage finances on your end, we’re offering a special installment model at the following schedule:

  • 1st Payment – 2.000€ upon enrollment
  • 2nd Payment – 996€ two months after start of class
  • 3rd Payment – 996€ three months after start of class
  • 4th Payment – 996€ five months after start of class
  • 5th Payment – 996€ six months after start of class
  • 6th Payment – 996€ eight months after start of class
  • 7th Payment – 910€ 10 months after start of class
The special installment above is applicable for tuition fee. Therefore, you will only need to prepare for the Evaluation Fee (228€), Registration Fee (198€) and the first payment of the tuition fee (2.000€) to jump start the completion of your Accelerated Bachelors Degree in Business Administration.


Application Procedure
ISASS carefully considers and reviews each application in order to ensure a smooth and optimal learning experience for our learners. Please ensure to meet all the requirements prior to filling out the Course Registration Form
Admission Requirements
Note: All submitted documents must be verifiable. The student will be asked to submit a contact person from the school or from previous employment.

Frequently Asked Questions

Yes. This program is recognized and accredited in Europe.
Yes. You can register and enroll to this program even if your academic credentials are not business related.
NO. There’s no separate payment. All of these are included in the tuition fee.
YES but minimal. Graduation fee (includes yearbook), done face to face sessions that might be required etc.
NO. As long as the student is 18 years old and above and meeting the academic and professional requirements, he/she is qualified to register.

Academic Partner

The Swiss School of Management (SSM), is a private institute of higher education based in Italy and Switzerland, associated to Groupe INSEEC. SSM is located in Campo di Fiori on the University of Washington’s campus in Rome’s historic city center. It has received specialized accreditation for its business programs through the International Accreditation Council for Business Education (IACBE) and runs undergraduate and postgraduate programmes of study.

As of June 2021, ISASS is now also Swiss School of Management (SSM) Barcelona. ISASS is officially a learning center of the Swiss School of Management (SSM) joining the long list of countries and cities where SSM is successfully operating.

Once registered to ISASS / SSM Barcelona, students can travel and study in our campuses in Rome, Brescia, Germany and Switzerland. They can even visit and take some classes in Egypt, Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Seoul, etc.

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