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The Swiss School of Management (SSM) is an accredited private institute of higher education founded in the last century in Switzerland. The School was originally founded in 1981 under the laws of the Canton of St. Gallen, Switzerland with the name of Newport Graduate School. NGS was well-known as one of the first institutes offering American higher education in Switzerland. Later it was renamed into Swiss Management Academy and renamed again into SMAI Swiss Management Academy International with headquarters in Dubendorf, Switzerland. SMAI is the holding organization of the various Swiss School of Management campuses in Rome (Italy) and Bellinzona (Switzerland). Accredited learning centers are in Dubai (UAE), Manama (Bahrain), Yangon (Myanmar), Cairo (Egypt) and Ho Chi Minh (Vietnam). More learning centers are about to join the SSM network in the next few months and years.

SSM has a diverse student body coming from all over the world. Our programs are fully accredited by International Accrediting Bodies and moreover our school is Quality Certified: EduQua since the first day of operations. Over the years, the school managed to tie-up with numerous universities offering dual degree or top-up degree opportunities in five continents to its student body.

The School today is an international organization, having its headquarters in Bellinzona (TI), Switzerland. Its global outreach is continuously expanding and every year new learning centers add to the international network.

Why Swiss Education?

Switzerland’s reputation of excellence is due to a highly qualified labor force performing highly skilled work. The source of this reputation is what Switzerland is known for – high quality education throughout Europe. When it comes to Nobel Prize winners per capita, Switzerland is head and shoulders above the competition – Since 1901, when the first prizes were awarded for physics, chemistry, physiology or medicine, literature and peace, 24 Swiss have been honored. This continuous pursuit of excellence and perfection, has maintained both the reputation of Swiss quality and its position as a global player. Switzerland is regarded as one of the safest and cleanest countries in the world. It is ideally located in the heart of Europe with access to all major European cosmopolitan cities. The main industries are micro technology, hi-tech, biotechnology and pharmaceuticals, as well as banking, hospitality and insurance know-how. The mission of the Swiss School of Management is to represent these values of Switzerland and carry them out into the world.

The Swiss School of Management has high academic standards and seeks to maintain these standards by recruiting high caliber students. In deciding which candidates should be selected, we look for evidence of academic knowledge in diverse fields such as English Literature, Mathematics and Social Sciences that are relevant to business studies, and candidate’s interest in the subject of business, management and leadership.

Entry is competitive, and we do our best to offer a place to the applicants who are the closest match to our selection criteria on the basis of all the information available to us. This includes exam results, educational history and any other factors affecting a candidate’s performance.

Our motto is: “We create Leaders”. We do firmly believe, that in a more and more globalized world, people need serious leadership and entrepreneurial skills. Only with those skills, we can differentiate each other from the upcoming Artificial Intelligence revolution. We believe that only through serious and consistent leadership and entrepreneurial skills, we can secure employment and global wealth for future generations.

Join us in this exciting journey and grow with us.
Welcome to the future – welcome to the Swiss School of Management.

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