Executive MBA degree

The SSM Executive MBA University Degree Program is designed to equip students with the capabilities required for a successful career management level and beyond.

Ranked among the best MBA Programs worldwide

The Swiss School of Management’s MBA University Degree is awarded in collaboration with INSEEC Business School, whose MBA Degree is ranked among the best Programs worldwide and accredited by the Association of MBAs . Further, the SSM MBA Degree is fully accredited by IACBE and CHEA-Council for Higher Education. Our MBA degree is also accredited by the Department of Veterans Affairs in the USA. SSM is a quality certified school by EduQua, the Swiss Quality Certification label (accredited by the Swiss Federal Government) for Institutions of higher and continuous education.

Professors and students actively participate in global discussions; sharing their ideas and experiences. Beyond this, learning and teaching methods, using globally relevant material, are varied and tailored; including lectures, corporate visits and visiting speakers, self-assessment exercises, and outdoor leadership exercises. Our outstanding faculty, with real work experience, exposes students to cutting-edge ideas and practices; allowing students to put their knowledge into practice from their first day in business school.

Upon successful completion of the core curriculum each student progresses towards the MBA Degree. The Executive MBA Program can be completed in various majors/specializations. Please select your preferred major below to see the corresponding curriculum.

Check out our Dual MBA program and our unique Tri-City Capital MBA Program as well.

Executive MBA Course Structure

The Executive Master of Business Administration (EMBA) 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 Executive Master of Business Administration (EMBA) is granted to participants who achieve 60 ECTS (European Credit Transfer System).

EMBA 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.

MBA SCHEDULE

Core Courses

GLB555 Globalization

This course focuses on and facilitates further discussion of the implications of globalization for businesses and investigations of the primary economic dimension connected with the proliferation of globalization. The main objective of this class is to familiarize students with ideas, concepts, and ways of analyzing globalization as well as the encouragement of thinking about the future agenda for global leaders in such a changing environment.

LSP555 Leadership 360 Degrees

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:

  1. Understand the principal components of a leader’s contribution to high performance working
  2. Understand the different ways leadership has been defined, assessed and appreciated in the academic and managerial context
  3. Practice different behavior indicators related to leadership skills in a working environment
  4. Evaluate elements of key leadership and management theories and translate theoretical constructs to practical applications
  5. Have a personal development plan, which includes the development of key leadership behaviours.

AFM555 Accounting & Financial Management

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.

LAW555 International Law And Ethics

This course will introduce students to the basic concepts and problems of public international law, ethics and of the international legal system.  The course will cover main topics in this field, such as the sources of international law, the jurisdiction of the States, international law and use of force, and the relationship between international law and the internal law of the States. It will also address more specific issues such as the international law of human rights and international criminal law. In addition, this course will review and discuss a number of international tribunals, as well as certain treaties, resolutions and other international legal instruments of importance.

GMF555 Global Macroeconomics & International Finance

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.

SECBUS555 Cyber Security & Social Media

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:

  1. Analyze security from different viewpoints
  2. Learn the basics of security in relation to business
  3. Approach business in a security perspective
  4. Acquire a thorough security culture

THS555 Final Thesis & Research Methodologies

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.

NGS555 Negotiating Globally

Students will learn how to navigate national culture when negotiating deals, resolving disputes, and making decisions in teams. Rather than offering country-specific protocol and customs, Negotiating Globally provides a general framework to help negotiators anticipate and manage cultural differences incorporating the lessons of the latest research with new emphasis on executing a negotiation strategy and negotiating conflicts in multicultural teams. We explain how to develop a negotiation planning document and how to execute the plan, how the cultural environment affects negotiators’ interests, priorities and strategies, how to distinguish good deals from poor ones and good negotiators from poor ones as well as showing how resolving disputes is different from making deals, emphasizing on how negotiation strategy can be used in multicultural teams.

OBM555 HRM & Organizational Behavior

This course leads the student to understand the core management principles which apply to individuals, as well as medium and large organizations. We will cover some concepts and theories related to human resource management and organizational behavior. The field of organizational behavior is the study of human behavior within organizations. This includes what people think, how they feel and why they think, feel and act in a certain way. If we can find answers to the above questions, we can exercise better control over human behavior and create a more motivated, efficient and effective functioning organization. In this course, we will study individuals singularly, as well as in the form of teams and groups, and we will try to gain an understanding of individual characteristics and group dynamics that shape individual attitudes and behaviors. In addition, we will also talk about some system level components, including organizational culture and major management functions. The main idea behind this course is to equip students with the knowledge to understand, predict and control human behavior, and help their current or future organizations by becoming more efficient and effective managers. Furthermore, we will go into the core tasks of a Human Resource Manager and understand the daily routine in the HRM department.

CPS555 Competitive Strategy

The course intends to demonstrate that decisions affecting the expansion of the firm are neither obvious nor totally determined by the technological or economic forces generally associated with globalization. The course focuses on the concepts of Porter as well as SWOT analysis.  Comparisons are drawn between the differences of the fundamental economic, financial, and political factors affecting the international expansion of the firm from purely domestic factors. The course examines the internationalization of the firm as being a sequential decision-making process, operating at the country, industry, corporate, business, and subsidiary levels of analysis. This course introduces students to the subject of strategy and helps them better understand the overall impact of internal and external influences on the firm.  The basic purpose of the course is to provide the student broad insights into the practice of strategic management, and its real significance in contemporary multi-national corporations.

IM555 Investment Management

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:

  • provide an overview of institutional details linked to financial markets and the trading process
  • provide an overview of historical trends and innovations in financial instruments and trading processes
  • provide an overview of various financial instruments
  • provide insight into the use of finance theory in investment management
  • provide a guide to the measurement and analysis of risk of financial investments
  • provide a guide to the measurement of performance of fund management address key issues in risk management

SMK555 Dynamics Of Marketing & Research

This course is designed to serve as an introduction to the theory and practice of both traditional and digital marketing.

In the first part of the course, we will explore the theory and applications of traditional marketing. It will help students answer the fundamental question of a marketing strategy – what value to provide and to whom – using the tools of segmentation, targeting, and positioning (STP) of brands. Through a mix of cases, discussions, lectures, individual assignments and projects, the course will demonstrate how central aspects of the marketing mix programs (i.e. product, place, pricing, and promotion) utilize STP, and how marketing research, advertising, and new product development can support effective marketing decisions.

The second part of the course provides an introduction to digital marketing. Taking a practical approach, we will examine the role of digital marketing and many of the areas this terminology has grown to encompass. In addition to learning fundamental constructs and principles of the digital experience, students will focus on learning tools and skills necessary for solving business problems and exploiting business opportunities. In-class exercises will be utilized to provide insights and relevancy to this swiftly expanding area of marketing.

Specialization/Concentration Modules

The Executive MBA Program can be completed in various concentration/majors/specializations.
Please select your preferred major below to see the corresponding curriculum:

EMBA In Global Management And Leadership

GML590/HRM 590 Managing and Leading in Different Countries

Capturing the rising influence of culture and the seismic changes throughout many regions of the world, this course, over the years, is now covering more than 60 countries and every major region in the world. It continues to break new ground. The 21st century will be crunch time for Western managers in terms of meeting fierce and unrelenting competition (especially from Asia) and in attempting to gain a share of the mammoth markets that rapidly changing demographics will create in India, China, Pakistan, Indonesia, Bangladesh, Nigeria and Brazil (in 2050 their total population will be four and a half billion). One of the goals of this course is to keep pace with these emerging and changing markets.

GML 591/Individual & Organizational Leadership Skills

In today’s globalized business world, successful leaders need a global mindset. This course takes the complexity out of leadership and is based on one of the most respected leadership books written which illustrates, through inspiring stories, what research continues to reveal and how leaders understand that leadership is a relationship. Discussions range from the toughest organizational challenges leaders face today to changes in how people work and what people want from their work. Our goal is to create distinctive managers with a unique leadership-oriented career opportunity.

GML 592/NPM 592 Managing Business Ethics

This course is designed to equip students with a pragmatic approach. They need to identify and solve ethical dilemmas, understand their own and others’ ethical behavior, and promote ethical behavior in their organization. We prepare students for a range of roles in the business world across business functions. We assess how a business is doing, and how it should affect our individual and social lives, and ask what role business and its values (could) play in our society as a whole. This course presents the concept of Corporate Social Responsibility, and explores its relevance to ethical business activity, as well as considering the moral obligations of businesses to the environment and to people in other countries.

EMBA In Finance

FIN 590 Investing & Private Equity

This course offers an introduction to understanding and managing investment portfolios. It examines investment valuation, investor objectives, risk and return, sources of information, security analysis, and portfolio theory with a focus on Equity investments. This course will also expose the student to the difference between public investing and Private Equity. Specifically, students should understand the essentials of portfolio theory, differentiate between the major types of equity investments, understand how the stock market works and know how to purchase securities, understand the determinants of risk and return, and understand the difference between different sectors of Private Equity and raising equity by the end of the course.

FIN 591 Mergers and Acquisitions

This course focuses on the primary valuation methodologies currently used on Wall Street: comparable companies analysis, precedent transactions analysis, discounted cash flow analysis, and leveraged buyout analysis. The goal of the course is to cover key aspects of the M&A business process including corporate strategy, target selection/screening, deal negotiation/valuation, and due diligence. We will focus our study on current M&A best practices including the key tools, techniques and trends embraced by the modern dealmaker. The course will seek to apply basic finance principles and analytical techniques to actual problems likely to be encountered by senior management of major corporations or those who are the advisors to such management in the context of an M&A transaction. At the end of the course, the student will have gained an appreciation for the role M&A plays on today’s corporate landscape, as well as forming an opinion as to whether or not an M&A transaction “makes sense” for the firm.

FIN 592/ENT 592 Entrepreneurial Financial Management

In this course, students are taught the financial aspects of entrepreneurship. These include drafting of the business plan and its essential sections – financial, operational, markets. Additionally, students learn methods to build and manage entrepreneurial ventures. Specific topics include new venture creation, business development, finance for startups, and Marketing, Management and HR specific to new ventures. Other financial-related areas are also studied, including the operating agreement, forms of organization, venture capital, other financing sources and valuation. Students form and develop a new business idea, a business plan and operating agreement.

EMBA In Entrepreneurship

ENT 591/GML 591 Individual & Organizational Leadership Skills

In today’s globalized business world, successful leaders need a global mindset. Focusing on cultural issues and using international examples, international management behavior helps managers develop the skills and knowledge to lead successfully in the global business environment. Designed for tomorrow’s leader, the MBA in Leadership and Sustainability creates distinctive managers with a unique leadership-oriented career opportunity. Topics covered consist of Interpersonal Skills for International Management, Managing Global Teams and Networks, Executing Global Strategy and Talent Management: Selecting and Developing Global Managers.

ENT 592/FIN 592 Entrepreneurial Financial Management

In this course, students are taught the financial aspects of entrepreneurship. These include drafting of the business plan and its essential sections – financial, operational, markets. Additionally, students learn methods to build and manage entrepreneurial ventures. Specific topics include new venture creation, business development, finance for startups, and Marketing, Management and HR specific to new ventures. Other financial-related areas are also studied, including the operating agreement, forms of organization, venture capital, other financing sources and valuation. Students form and develop a new business idea, a business plan and operating agreement.

ENT 593 Innovation and Entrepreneurship

This course features contemporary applications, such as services (public and private), innovation for sustainability, social entrepreneurship, innovation for development, and creating and capturing value from innovation and entrepreneurship. We will challenge you to think in new ways. Successful innovation involves the dynamic dance of two questions: what is needed and what is possible? What is needed means understanding customer needs and ensuring product design accommodates and responds to them. What is possible depends on resources, technology, social and economic conditions, behaviour of competitors and networks of connections. The relationship between the two is constantly changing. Students have the opportunity to explore the way in which many innovations involve crossing boundaries, why some innovations fail, what forces lead to diffusion of innovation, how entrepreneurs innovate to survive and the extent to which innovation is a networking activity.

EMBA In Human Resources

HRM 590/GML590 Managing and Leading in Different Countries

Organizations thrive, or struggle, as a result of interactions among team members. To optimize the performance of teams, Group Dynamics and Team Interventions bridges the gap between the most up-to-date academic research findings about group behavior and real-life practice. The course focuses on the theories behind group and team behavior while offering proven application and intervention techniques that can be utilized in workplace settings. Topics addressed include team formation and development, understanding culture and team diversity, improving team cohesion, decision making, and problem solving, managing and reducing team conflict, team leadership, power, and influence, and others. Brief case studies and interventions that illustrate each theory help to enhance the clarity of the topics.

HRM 591 Human Resources Management

This course is designed to help students understand traditional human resource concepts within a decision-making framework. Throughout the course, we emphasize on how organizations excel when they have consistent human resource practices that align with their strategic direction. The strategic perspective is critical for both business and management majors, since most will work as managers with the charge to lead and direct others. Understanding the strategic benefits of good human resource management can help future managers better secure and motivate talented employees. Topics include; Seeing People as a Strategic Resource, Securing Effective Employees, Improving Employee Performance, and Motivating and Managing Employees.

HRM 592/NPM 593 Managing Business Ethics

This course is designed to equip students with the pragmatic knowledge they need to identify and solve ethical dilemmas, understand their own and others’ ethical behavior, and promote ethical behavior in their organization. Managing Business Ethics is perfect to prepare students for a range of roles in the business world— managers across business functions, communications professionals, compliance officers, corporate counsels, human resources managers, and senior executives. Topics include; Ethics And The Individual, Managing Ethics In The Organization, Deciding What’s Right: a Prescriptive Approach or a Psychological Approach.

EMBA In Logistics Management

Logistics Management

Logistics and Supply Chain Management (SCM) are nowadays accepted as one of the key concerns of organizations. Dedicated managers are appointed to be responsible for end-to-end pipelines that link supply to demand. The central theme of this module is to argue why and how organizations can achieve competitive advantages through SCM. Moreover, organizations compete as supply chains rather than as stand-alone organizations. This module sets the stage for developing logistics and supply chain solutions that are flexible and capable of adapting to the revolutionary changes in the business environment.

The module will zoom in on core concepts of logistics, supply chains and competitive strategies, including delivering customer value (from SCM to demand network management); management of (new) channels of distribution, including e-commerce; performance indicators; lead-time management; the role of information in the supply chain; service logistics; and management of global supply chains.

In addition to the theory, this module – like many modules – will introduce the student to practical models and tools with clear examples that have proven their usefulness to many organizations. In this module, the focus will be on tools in general management; general problem-solving tools; performance management; financial management.

Distribution Management

The logistics industry is changing rapidly and radically, and growing in importance. The required knowledge and skills of logistics managers and staff levels the increased responsibilities and the scope that working in logistics entail. This module helps (future) logistics managers in their quest to improve service and reduce cost, and makes them aware of the many different aspects of logistics and the supply chain. The module is aimed at both (future) logistics managers and logistics specialists. The module covers a broad arrange of key subject areas in logistics:

1.Concepts of logistics and distribution
2.Planning for logistics
3.Procurement and inventory decisions
4.Freight transport
5.Operational management
6.Warehouse management.

In addition to the theory, this module – like other modules – will introduce the student to practical models and tools with clear examples that have proven their usefulness to many organizations. In this module, the focus will be on tools in general management; general problem-solving tools; performance management; financial management.

Courier, Logistics & Transportation Management

The phenomenon of courier and logistics has become a global imperative in the development realities. This disposition has brought about, as a necessity, the concern to train and re-train practitioners of courier and logistics on the relevant derivatives for effective and efficient last mile delivery of goods and services. The thematic focus of this module, therefore, is how courier and logistics organizations can achieve high performance level in the delivery network through human capital development.

Consequently, this module concentrates on concepts of courier and logistics, entrepreneurship, environment, fleet management, warehousing, supply chain management, marketing, ICT, Management principles and techniques, communication and branding, business development, challenges and solutions. The focus of this module is on applications of these concepts to the urban and suburban context.

EMBA in Financial technology (Fintech)

FinTech586 Financial transformation & alternative finance

This course provides an introduction to the FinTech and financial transformation, and addresses the history of financial innovation from evolution to digitization of financial services. Focusing on these themes:

  1. Introduction to FinTech
  2. Transformation
  3. Evolution
  4. Collaboration between financial institutions and startups
  5. FinTech Typology
  6. Emerging Economics: opportunities and challenges
  7. From too-small to too-big to fail
  8. History of financial innovation
  9. Digitization of financial services
  10. FinTech & Fund
  11. P2P and marketplace lending
  12. ICOs
  13. Financial Risk Analysis

FinTech587 Payment, Cryptocurrencies and Blockchain

The course designed to introduce the fundamental building blocks of financial technologies students will learn the essential components of technology-driven financial strategies, from complex regulations to cryptocurrency to portfolio optimization. And how modern investment strategies deploy technology to produce optimal results, explore the disruptive force of changing payment methods. This course covers these topics:

  1. Indvidual payment
  2. Developing countries and DFS: The story of mobile money
  3. Developing countries and DFS: Regulation of mobile money
  4. RTGS system
  5. ABCDs of alternative finance
  6. Cryptocurrncies
  7. Intro to digital asset market
  8. Stablecoins
  9. Legal & Regulatory implications of cryptocurrencies
  10. What is Blockchain
  11. The benefits from New Payment Stake

FinTech588: Regulations & FinTech

Students will understand the following topics:

  1. FinTech Regulations
  2. Evolution of RegTech
  3. RegTech Ecosystem: Financial Institutions
  4. RegTech Ecosystem: Startups
  5. RegTech Ecosystem: Challenges
  6. RegTech Ecosystem: Regulators
  7. Regulatory Sandbox
  8. Smart Regulation

Module four: AI & FinTech
Students will understand the following topics in 12H

  1. How AI is Transforming the future of the FinTech (Microsoft)
  2. How will AI transform financial analysis? (MioTech)
  3. The Application of AI in Smart Regulation
  4. AI & governance
  5. Challenges of AI and Machine Learning
  6. Methods of data protection
  7. Cybersecurity update industry (Microsoft)

EMBA in Health, Safety and Environment (HSE)

HSE590:  HSE Management System

This course provides an introduction to the management systems and quality-assurance methods used to enhance operational and compliance effectiveness in Health, Safety and Environmental departments and programs in accordance to ISO 14000 and ISO 45001 and related quality-management approaches.
The student will understand the translation of corporate Health, Safety and Environmental Policy into viable operational functions. The student will be able to communicate Health, Safety and Environmental projects to management in a business format through understanding of cost, budget and return- on-investment considerations.

Learning Outcomes:

  1. Explain the development of occupational safety and health worldwide.
  2. Evaluate laws, standards, and best practices related to health, safety and environment.
  3. Formulate effective health, safety and environmental management initiatives and strategies that mitigate occupational injuries and illnesses.
  4. Identify the types of leading and lagging health, safety and environmental performance indicators
  5. State Health, safety, and environmental management and audit systems components and requirements (e.g., ISO 14000, 45001, 19011, ANSI Z10)
  6. Identify the applicable requirements for plans, systems, and policies (e.g., safety, health, environmental, fire, and emergency action)
  7. Compare management systems with benchmarks and conduct causal factors analyses
  8. Develop, implement, and sustain environmental, safety, and health management systems then perform gap analyses

HSE591: HSE Culture and Leadership

This course focuses on behavior-based safety management practices. Effective HSE management involves the collective support of the corporate structure and employees. Management issues involve employee motivation, company culture and hazard recognition and prevention.

This course addresses the essential strategies for understanding and managing an organization and its human resources in the area of HSE administration with examples of the strategic direction and management leadership of successful companies and also discusses the fit of corporate strategy to the organizational type, level and culture, and the employee culture.

Learning Outcomes:

  1. Identify the techniques for measuring, analyzing, and promoting organizational HSE culture
  2. Explain Management leadership techniques (e.g., management theories, leadership theories, motivation, discipline, communication styles)
  3. Apply management principles of authority, responsibility, and accountability
  4. Develop, implement, and review behavior-based safety program.
  5. Demonstrate motivational techniques to encourage all level of employees work safely.

HSE592: HSE Risk Management

This course incorporates health, safety and environmental management considerations as a component for overall firm strategy. The course discusses the process of identification, assessment, handling and minimization of organizational risks. Students will conduct risk assessment through the process of collecting, analyzing and communicating scientific and economic information for use in policy formulation, decision making and risk management. Mathematical techniques will be used for probability determination and statistical analysis.

Learning Outcomes:

  1. Explain the concept of prevention by design.
  2. Examine important steps involved in conducting a thorough hazard analysis.
  3. Apply appropriate calculations to the hazard analysis process.
  4. Apply risk assessment results to selection of controls for workplace hazards.
  5. Recommend controls for workplace hazards.
  6. Explain hazard control technologies related to common workplace hazards.
  7. Examine risk assessment methods related to occupational safety and health.
  8. Evaluate residual risk associated with recommended controls for workplace hazards

EMBA In Luxury Management

LM 590 Fundamentals of Luxury Business Management

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-hows 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 customer and of the key players of the industry, but also the fundamentals in operating in this very special sector.

LM 592/MKT 592 International Luxury Branding

This course will specifically analyze brand power as the main challenge for luxury industry. Through case histories, 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 be faced in order to develop a superior knowledge of the world of international luxury.

LM 593 Retail and Distribution Management

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. Retail experience and management will be examined in all the different aspects of quality and service support, including the Customer 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.

EMBA In Marketing

MKT 590 Marketing Research

In this course, students explore the role of marketing research in the overall marketing effort, the research process and the most common approaches & techniques used. Marketing research is critical to helping marketers make decisions. Students explore the information needs of marketers, develop the research process, and discuss sampling techniques and data collection methods of primary data. Particular emphasis is placed on explorative research: the first key step into marketing research. Students will analyze company cases to evaluate if, when and how to use marketing research tools and they will work to complete a marketing research project. The course is aimed at allowing students to grasp the relevance and contribution of marketing research within the overall marketing and management decision making processes.

MKT 591 New Media Marketing

This course discusses and analyses how digital media technology has changed the way people and organizations communicate, and offers perspectives on how these new technologies can be used to communicate an idea or to “sell” a product. During the course, we will analyze some of the most important and common new media, describing their nature, the reason why they exist and the kinds of messages they communicate. We will critically evaluate various forms of new media and determine their uses, benefits and drawbacks to understand the importance of clear and “perfect” knowledge about the idea or product, including its identity. We will also analyze different types of public and learn how to communicate with them depending on the message or product, distinguishing between new media rules, conventions, ethics and “best practices”, as well as planning a new media strategy to communicate with the target public.

MKT 592/LM 592 International Luxury Branding

This course will specifically analyze brand power as the main challenge for luxury industry. Through case histories, 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 be faced in order to develop a superior knowledge of the world of international luxury.

EMBA In Non For Profit Organizations

NPM 590 Managing Non Profit Organizations

This essential course offers an overall understanding of nonprofits, based on both the academic literature and practitioner experience. It shows how to lead, manage, govern, and structure effective and ethical nonprofit organizations. Managing Nonprofit Organizations reveals what it takes to be entrepreneurial and collaborative, formulate successful strategies, assess performance, manage change, acquire resources, be a responsible financial steward, and design and implement solid marketing and communication plans. The goal of this course is to manage three critical things equally well: it’s comprehensive, covering all the key topics leaders of NPOs need to know about; it’s practical, providing lots of examples, case incidents, and experiential exercises that connect the content to the real world; and, best of all (and most unique compared to others), it’s research-based, drawing on the latest and best empirical studies that look into what works and doesn’t work in the world of nonprofit management.

NPM 592/ GML 592: Mainstreaming Corporate Responsibility

As managers find that they must grapple with increasingly complex social and environmental problems as an integral part of business strategy and operations, they require different knowledge, skills and competencies compared to the past. Mainstreaming Corporate Responsibility pioneers a way for business schools to equip future business leaders and managers to meet these challenges. This course utilizes a collection of texts and cases for use across business disciplines as well as corporate responsibility.

NPM 593/HRM 592 Managing Business Ethics

This course is designed to equip students with the pragmatic knowledge they need to identify and solve ethical dilemmas, understand their own and others’ ethical behavior, and promote ethical behavior in their organization. Managing Business Ethics is perfect to prepare students for a range of roles in the business world— managers across business functions, communications professionals, compliance officers, corporate counsels, human resources managers, and senior executives. Topics include; Ethics And The Individual, Managing Ethics In The Organization, Deciding What’s Right: a Prescriptive Approach or a Psychological Approach.

Project Management

PRJMGT555 Project Management:

Course Description

Learning features reinforce concepts critical to project management success. Students practice effective communication while new cases inspire discussion and debate, and new real-world vignettes demonstrate how to apply concepts in the workplace. New MindTap digital resources enhance each chapter with videos, quizzes, and case animations. Students also work with today’s popular Microsoft® Project 2016. Find everything your students need to manage projects effectively in business today.

PRJMGT556 New Trends & Methodologies in Project Management:

Course Description

This course builds upon the learning outcomes of the previous course PRJMGT555. Furthermore, it enhances the skills of the students to learn the flexibility needed to lead a successful project. An “agile” margin callout at the end of each section clearly identifies when agile projects are performed differently than traditional projects or where they are emphasized further. In many cases, this adapted or enhanced performance can be used with modification for more traditional projects. With this text’s discussion of human strengths, students learn how to use positive psychology to understand the unique abilities of individuals. An appendix describes each strength theme in the project context to better prepare students to lead and manage project teams effectively.

PRJMGT557 – Project Risk Management

Course Description

Projects fail because of risks that are discovered too late, are ignored or are simply not sought. This statement seems trivial at first glance, but it is not so obvious for many stakeholders. With effective risk management, you keep your project under control and eliminate 90% of all project problems before these occur. This course is designed to explore the most important methods and tools of how to successfully apply risk management in projects in a practical and easy-to-use way. You will receive hands-on instructions and tips that you can immediately implement in your project. Identifying and analyzing uncertainties in areas such as resources, project scope, technology, and leading the project and scheduling are the most important parts of this book. All covered topics of the book are crucial elements of a sound project management strategy and a good addition to Enterprise Risk Management.

Admission Requirements

The Executive MBA Program can be completed within 4 academic terms which equals a full academic year.

  • Candidates seeking admission to the MBA program should hold a Bachelor’s degree or relevant Undergraduate degree.
  • All MBA candidates must have a sound command of the English language; both spoken and written.
  • Work-Experience of three-years is mandatory
  • The final decision concerning the acceptance in the MBA degree program rests with Swiss School of Management.

Program Details and Calendar

The Executive MBA program can be completed within 12 months. Each course is conveniently scheduled two nights a week and some two extra classes per month. The last course is a capstone thesis project which we allow 6 months from end of the last class to complete.

Executive MBA Important dates

The Executive MBA program has monthly intakes. Contact us to know when is the next intake.

Cost of the programs

Application fee € 200 – due immediately, non refundable
Enrollment fee € 4,600 – due after Provisional Acceptance
First Installment € 3,500 – due after three months
Second Installment € 3,400 – due after six months
Third Installment € 3,400 – due after nine months
Total Tuition Fees: € 14,900

Application fee
€ 200 – due immediately, non refundable

Enrollment fee
€ 4,600 – due after Provisional Acceptance

First Installment
€ 3,500 – due after three months

Second Installment
€ 3,400 – due after six months

Third Installment
€ 3,400 – due after nine months

Total Tuition Fees:
€ 14,900

The total tuition fees of the program include all study material (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 enrollment is confirmed, all paid-in fees are not refundable.

Application Procedures

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.

Application have to be sent to the following address:

Swiss School of Management
University of Washington Rome Center
Piazza del Biscione 95
00186 Rome, Italy
Phone: +39 06 4004 93 20
info@ssm.swiss

Apply for the Executive MBA Program

Application form

MBA Application
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.

 

Download the brochure

Discover More

Full Time MBA
Read more »

Executive MBA
Read more »

Capital MBA
Read more »

Dual MBA
Read more »

MBA Bahrain
Read more »