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 for professionals who work or for students who would like to work or pursue an internship.
This course is designed to provide students with a deep understanding of luxury culture in a global and dynamic perspective and to give them all the necessary skills and know-how to successfully manage luxury companies. A solid strategic approach coupled with a. Creative out – of-the-box attitude are key for business leaders and luxury experts. Main topics will include not only the study of the costumer and of the key players of the industry but also the fundamentals in operating this very special sector.
This course will specifically analyze brand power as the main challenge for luxury industry. Through case studies, best practices and business models, we will focus on the marketing issues related to branding in an industry where this has a very strong impact on the strategic and business decisions. Consumer attitudes, product knowledge, brand image and many other relevant topics will defaced in order to develop a superior knowledge of the world of international luxury.
This program will focus on issues related to International Distribution defining all the tools that are necessary to enter, expand, understand, and succeed in the glamorous world of luxury retail. Re-tail experience and management will be examined in all different and quality of service support, including the Costumer Relationship Management key to a successful customer experience and sales optimization. A special attention will be dedicated to digital business as in the last years, also the Internet has become an important channel of distribution in the luxury arena.
The objective of this course is to help students acquire and develop skills in relation to effective leadership within organizations. Students will understand and compare different approaches, theories and methodologies about leadership and will practice leadership behaviors through class exercises and assignments. Furthermore, students will go through the process of the “Personal Success Profile”, which is a personal goal achieving process featuring the Leadership Day at the Adventure Camp in Ostia
Goals of the course:
Students are taught the basic topics in accounting and financial management.
Accounting: Topics include accrual accounting, financial statement analysis, tax accounting, backup schedules, ratio analysis, public filing (10-K) review and other selected accounting topics. The principal focus is on those aspects of accounting most in use by decision-makers, and most useful to students.
Financial management: Topics include the function of financial markets, analysis of risk and return, time value of money, valuation of financial assets (stocks, bonds, derivatives), capital structure capital budgeting and other select corporate finance topics. The principal focus is on those aspects of analysis most in use by decision-makers, and most useful to students.
In this course students assess theories of international monetary relations (often termed by economists as global macroeconomics) and international finance concepts.
Global Macroeconomics: Topics covered include international trade, monetary theory, international finance, foreign exchange markets, balance of payments (and trade deficits), capital mobility, government fiscal and monetary policies, international macroeconomic cooperation, economic crises, and the role of international institutions.
International Finance: Students learn international finance concepts and develop skills to analyze business potential in emerging markets. We study various international finance tools including hedging, forward and futures markets, exchange rates. Political, economic, social, and legal frameworks, among others, are studied and discussed. Emphasis is put on the impact of the financial sector on economic development, performance, and crises.
The objective of this course is to help students to understand the importance of security as a core element of business and to approach it from different perspectives, including the cultural and communication aspects. The development of internet and of the virtual world is indeed a source for new business opportunities and economic growth, but as we enter the fourth industrial revolution era, great opportunities come along with even greater risks and security challenges. Security should therefore be the primary concern for any entrepreneur who wants to protect and develop his/her business in the 21st century.
Upon completion of this seminar, students will:
This course is designed to introduce students to the investment environment in the role of a private or professional investor. This course does not cover pricing, which is a major part of the Corporate Finance course. Instead, it emphasizes the use of pricing theory in investment management. It aims to:
Marketing strategy is a long-term, forward-looking approach and an overall game plan of any organization or any business with the fundamental goal of achieving a sustainable competitive advantage by understanding the needs and wants of customers.
The strategic use of Social media marketing is the use of social media platforms and websites to promote a product or service. Although the terms e-marketing and digital marketing are still dominant in academia, social media marketing is becoming more popular for both practitioners and researchers.
By the end of the MBA 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 on methods that can be used and, by a comprehensive analysis, conclude to your own recommendations. The summary of the business project, called 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 master’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 they 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.
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.
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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.
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.
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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