Frequently asked questions

Which programmes do you offer?

We offer Bachelor’s, Master of Business Administration (MBA),degrees with various specializations and Doctorate of Business Administration (DBA) or Doctorate of Philosophy in Management (Ph. D). ALL OUR PROGRAMS ARE 100% ONLINE AND IN ENGLISH.

How long is the Bachelor degree?

Bachelor is a 3 year programme but CAN be completed in 2 years or even less depending on the students efforts.

How long is the MBA degree?

The MBA degree takes 1 academic year, and is self paced so you can finish in 9 months if you have the time.

How long is the Doctorate degree?

The PhD/DBA, can be completed in 2 years with a dedicated effort by the student, but MAY take longer.

What is a DBA degree?

A Doctorate in Business Administration (DBA) combines some theory with research to solve a current business problem. A DBA will help you solve a current business issue and make a tangible contribution to the field in which you work. Aimed at individuals who are looking for an opportunity to deep dive into a problem or idea that requires research, analysis, and guidance from industry experts to develop recommendations and solutions.

What is a PhD degree?

A PhD is focussed on academic research to contribute to the body of academic literature on a topic, whereas the Doctorate of Business Administration focusses on applied research to solve a business problem or develop an idea.

How can I prove my English level if I have not taken any exams?

If an official English exam certificate is not available we will consider proof of any previous study in an English-speaking environment for a minimum of 3 years or by conducting an official interview with our admissions department.

Can I do a Master without a Bachelor degree?

It’s recommendable to have a Bachelor degree in a related field. However, you may be able to apply without a Bachelors if you can demonstrate relevant experience and your overall postgraduate application is very strong.

How long does the admissions process take?

Once you have submitted your application and have paid the app fee, your file will be reviewed within 2-3 business days.

How much is the app fee?

The application fee is Eur. 200 to all programmes. The application fee is not refundable.

How much is the Bachelor programme?

Application fee : Non-refundable, paid with application : € 200 Tuition Fees : € 1950 per semester

How much is the MBA?

Application fee : Non-refundable, paid with application : € 200 Tuition Fees : € 2450 per semester

How much is the Doctorate programme?

IF completed in 2 years the cost is €5,900 per year plus a one off registration fee of €200 for a total cost of €12,000 over the two years.

Does the School offer flexible payment plans?

Yes, please contact our admissions department for more information Email: admissions@ssbr-edu.ch 

Does the School offer scholarships? Yes, please click on the link below to get more information: https://www.ssbr-edu.ch/scholarships/

What accreditations does the school have?

EduQua Swiss quality label for further education institutions (EduQua) , is the Swiss national quality assurance body and the first Swiss quality label geared towards adult continuing education. EduQua is an accreditation body recognized and supported by the Swiss Confederate Government; it’s the first quality certification for public and private educational institutions in Switzerland. EduQua is the premier quality assurance body accreditation scheme for continuing education. 

OTHM SSBR is a registered OTHM centre, OTHM courses are approved and regulated by the UK Government’S Ofqual (Office of the Qualifications and Examinations Regulation)

Do I need a student visa?

Our programs are 100% online so you don’t need a visa or move to Switzerland to get your Swiss degree.

Do you have specific topics for the PhD or DBA programmes?

NO. The Doctorate programmes are research based, so you can choose your topic and we will support you with the mentoring needed for each field.

Are there any scholarships available?

SSBR is a private institution with no public funding. The majority of our scholarships cover up to 50% of the tuition fees and are based on individual merit of the applicant.

Can I refer a friend?

If you refer a friend to study at SSBR and is accepted to one of our programmes you will receive a 10% discount for the following semester tuition fees per each student.

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