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Swiss School of Management Barcelona MBA, Master of Business Administration
Swiss School of Management Barcelona

MBA, Master of Business Administration

Online Spain

1 Years


Full time

30 Aug 2024

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EUR 15,300

Blended, Distance learning, On-Campus


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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.

Why Barcelona?

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

Accrediting Bodies

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

Accreditation Status

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).

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