Bachelor of Business Management Online Program

Program Description

The Bachelor of Business Management (BBM), sometimes known as a Bachelor of Management Studies, is an undergraduate program of three years. The BBM degree is designed to teach students the skills necessary to perform leadership roles in the business and corporate world. And it is usually classified into 4 majors: Marketing Management, Financial Management, Operational Management and lastly Human Resource Development Management.

This Program is subdivided into three steps: Year one, which is made up of 10 modules awarding 60 ECTS. Year two, which is made up of another 10 modules awarding 60 ECTS and finally Year three, which is made up of 10 online modules awarding 52 ECTS. Each module consists of approximately 40 guided learning hours of material with an additional 30-50 hours of optional learning material. These materials comprise of recommended exercises, recommended readings and internet resources.

In order to graduate with the Bachelor of Business Management, you have to write a final thesis, project, business plan or case study according to the Swiss School of Management’s ”Thesis Handbook”. 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.

How will you be assessed?

Assessment at Swiss School of Management is a very straightforward process:

  • After you have completed an online module, you will have an online assessment to complete. This assessment contains 30 multiple-choice questions. You will have one hour to complete these questions which are answered in sets of five so you will have plenty of time to review and edit your answers. After an hour the test will automatically time out.
  • After you have completed the test, your results will be displayed immediately. If you have passed, you will receive a Certificate of Completion. If you didn’t pass, you will receive a notification of a “refer’’ where you will be told how to retake a module assessment. You can complete these modules at your own pace, as there is no deadline to complete the course.

What is included in my course?

  • All course material, including online modules and written assignments
  • Personal tutor support with 1-2-1 Skype sessions
  • Assignment marking and feedback

Entry Criteria

  • Students seeking admission to the Diploma program must have completed their secondary education equivalent to:
  • Swiss Matura, German Abitur, French Baccalaureate, English ‘A’ levels or Italian Liceo.
  • International Baccalaureate, a US High School Diploma, or equivalent
  • You need a sound command of English: spoken and written

First Year

The first year of your Bachelor of Business Administration explores, in more depth and in more complex contexts, how businesses design and operate internal structures and systems that support the businesses’ goals, ensuring that these gain and maintain their competitive advantage. This program is equivalent to the Junior level of the three years Bachelor of Business Administration Program. The program awards 60 ECTS.

Course Curriculum

You begin your business education in the first year of your freshman year at SSM, and you distribute your study of business over three years. As a freshman, you’ll jump right into the basics, which positions you for the advanced options you’ll choose from later. Swiss School of Management’s undergraduate curriculum is designed to give you the maximum degree of choice and flexibility, while also providing insights into all the major fields and functions of management. You will take business courses from many different disciplines and have the opportunity to concentrate in one or several major fields.

The final degree will be awarded by Swiss School of Management upon completion of the BBA program.

Modules during your first year:

An introduction to finance

This unit introduces learners to practical accounting and financial reporting techniques used by managers in business organisations.

An introduction to leadership skills

The aim of this unit is to provide the learner with an introduction to leadership skills, and how they can be identified and developed, and to show the importance of providing motivation for others.

Fundamentals of accounting

On completion of this module, learners will understand accounts and how they can be used to give insight into the health of the organisation.

Managing business operations

Effective management of the business operations undertaken within an organisation is the key to its overall success. No organisation will be able to achieve its objectives without effective management of its operations. This module is divided into six sections, each of which deals with one aspect of the management of business operations.

Organisational culture

To understand aspects of an organisation’s culture and their effects on its activities and its management, as well as the significance of an ethical business approach.

Maximising resources

An organisation that fails to dedicate sufficient attention to its use of resources will prove to be unprofitable over time. By being observant and prudent, any organisation can achieve significant gains from the management of its resources.

The business environment

A sound understanding of the environment in which an organisation operates is a valuable asset in management. In order to make effective decisions, it is important for managers to be aware of the factors that influence the environment and the benefits which can be achieved from using the nature of the environment to good effect. Without such knowledge, it is easy to misjudge the consequence of any actions taken.

Managing people in organisations

Effective management of people within an organisation is essential if the objectives of the organisation are to be achieved. People represent the single most important resource of the organisation and their needs must be understood and respected.

The marketing mix

Exploring and using the marketing mix as part of the business planning process.

Strategic HRM

This module looks at employees and people as a business’ most valuable asset. Recruit the best, reward the best and retain the best.

Second Year

You begin your business education in the first year of your freshman year at SSM, and you distribute your study of business over three years. As a freshman, you’ll jump right into the basics, which positions you for the advanced options you’ll choose from later. Swiss School of Management’s undergraduate curriculum is designed to give you the maximum degree of choice and flexibility, while also providing insights into all the major fields and functions of management. You will take business courses from many different disciplines and have the opportunity to concentrate in one or several major fields.

The final degree will be awarded by Swiss School of Management upon completion of the BBA program.

Modules during your second year:

Customers and customer service

This module looks at customers as the fulcrum of any business.

Budgetary control

This module aims to explain methods of financial control using budgets. This includes development and implementation of departmental budgets, which are combined to form a master budget.

Financial performance

This module aims to demonstrate how financial performance can be assessed in organisations. This includes the use of financial statements, and accounting standards. It also examines ways for raising finance over different periods of time.

Financial management and control

In this module, learners will compare and contrast some examples of good and bad financial decision making and the impact on the business.

Practical accounting analysis

Learners will complete exercises in accounts throughout this module to understand what they are telling us and the actions that analysis can precipitate.

Business planning and goal setting

What is the business trying to achieve? What will it do? How will it do it? This module focuses on the creation of clear goals and clear plans to achieve a clear objective.

Business law

Explore the statutory responsibilities of managers as learners look into the legalities of business and business executives.

Marketing and sales planning

Learners will analyse how markets, customers, competitors and products can come together in a cohesive plan.

Quantitative skills

On successful completion of this module, learners will have knowledge of numeric exercises and will understand their use within the context of the business.

Financial ratios

his module aims to demonstrate the application and meaning of the commonly used financial ratio. This includes examining liquidity, solvency, gearing and profitability.

Third Year

The Bachelor Degree is designed to give a broad knowledge of the functional areas of a company, and their interconnection, while also allowing for specialization in a particular area. BBA programs expose students to a variety of “core subjects” and allow students to specialize in a specific academic area. The degree also develops the student’s practical managerial skills, communication skills and business decision-making capability. Many programs incorporate training and practical experience, in the form of case projects, presentations, internships, industrial visits, and interaction with experts from the industry.

Modules during your third year:

Practical accounting analysis

Learners will complete exercises in accounts throughout this module to understand what they are telling us and the actions that analysis can precipitate

Business planning and goal setting

What is the business trying to achieve? What will it do? How will it do it? This module focuses on the creation of clear goals and clear plans to achieve a clear objective.

IT in business

There is clear evidence that information technology provides competitive advantage, whatever the business sphere an organisation operates it, this module will assess pros and cons of using information technology within business.

Effective communications

Information is the most valuable asset in the contemporary organisation, and communication is the method by which information is shared. It is on the basis of information that business decisions are made. So without effective communications, an organisation simply cannot perform optimally.

High performance teams

This module is designed for both new and experienced managers. Using a mix of information, personal and team activities, it aims to help learners develop new team building skills or refine and expand the team building skills they already possess.

Leadership skills

Good leadership is essential for success in any organisation, whether in the private or public sector. Today, rapid change, in the form of a constantly changing competitive environment, innovations in technology and changing economic conditions, have led to the realisation that leadership is a skill to be developed.

Manager’s toolkit

There are literally thousands of management tools and models which can be used for analysis, problem solving and strategy development. The trick for the practising manager is to master a few which are versatile and which can be used in most of the situations you are likely to encounter.

Managing and using marketing

The focus of marketing is on the customer and customer satisfaction – meeting the needs of customers through the products/services we sell and offering the customer what they perceive as value. Today customers have higher and higher expectations for quality, service and value.

Personal effectiveness

So what is personal effectiveness? Personal effectiveness covers those skills and abilities that we need to have, regardless of our job, status or professional background. Personal effectiveness is about using the key skills we have identified to achieve greater productivity and successful results – whether that be on a business or personal basis.

Managing organisations

There is a great deal of focus on creating the right type of organisation today because it is recognised that the structure, culture and management of the organisation has a huge influence on organisational performance.

Cost of the program

First year


Application fee € 200 – due immediately
Enrollment fee € 3,050 – due immediately after acceptance
First Installment € 2,300 – due after two months
Second Installment € 2,300 – due after four months
Total Tuition Fees € 7,650

Second Year


Application fee € 200 – due immediately
Enrollment fee € 3,250 – due immediately after acceptance
First Installment € 2,700 – due after two months
Second Installment € 2,700 – due after four months
Total Tuition Fees € 8,650

Third Year


Application fee € 200 – due immediately
Enrollment fee € 4,000 – due immediately after acceptance
First Installment € 2,900 – due after two months
Second Installment € 2,900 – due after four months
Degree Fee € 2,000
Tuition Fee € 7,800
Total Tuition Fees € 9,800

First Year


Application fee
€ 200 – due immediately

Enrolment Fee
€ 3,050 – due immediately after acceptance

First Installment
€ 2,300 – due after two months

Second Installment:
€ 2,300 due after four months

Total Tuition Fees:
€ 7,650

Second Year


Application fee
€ 200 – due immediately

Enrolment Fee
€ 3,250 – due immediately after acceptance

First Installment
€ 2,700 – due after two months

Second Installment:
€ 2,700 due after four months

Total Tuition Fees:
€ 8,650

Third Year


Application fee
€ 200 – due immediately

Enrollment Fee
€ 4,000 – due immediately after acceptance

First Installment
€ 2,900 – due after two months

Second Installment:
€ 2,900 – due after four months

Degree Fee:
€ 2,000 – due after four months

Tuition Fee:
€ 7,800

Total Tuition Fees:
€ 9,800

Application Procedures

STEP 1

Fill out the entire application form electronically

Save word document

Send to info@ssm.swiss

NOTE: Do not fill in by hand and scan. Hand written forms will not be accepted.

STEP 2

Upon receiving an email from SSM stating we have received your application, pay the € 200 application fee

STEP 3 – SCANNED COPIES AND MAILED COPIES

SCAN and E-MAIL the following documents to info@ssm.swiss

  • All university transcripts (copies)
  • All degree certificates/diplomas (copies)
  • Electronic passport Photo (No hard copy required)

Original Documents to send via MAIL:

  • Signed application form and application attachments
  • Copy of Official transcripts
  • Official degree certificates/diplomas
  • Send all original documents to:
    Swiss School of Management – Admissions
    Via Pellandini 4
    CH-6500 Bellinzona, Switzerland

Note: Application will not be reviewed until all documents have been received electronically and the application fee has been received

Apply for a Bachelor in Business Administration

Application form

Bachelor in Business Administration Application Form
Fill out the application form for the SSM program and send it back to us at info@ssm.swiss to begin the process of applying.

Note: Application will not be reviewed until all documents have been received electronically and the application fee has been received.

Start the Program

Remember to redeem your personal code to start the online course

Start now!