Accreditations, Rankings & Memberships

Accreditations, Rankings & Memberships


SSBM Geneva has different accreditations and certifications for its educational programs that we achieved either directly or by partnering with various internationally accredited institutions. We invite you to carefully review the below accreditations for the specific programs that we are running directly or with our partners. 


ACBSP Accredited – Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs

SSBM Geneva is ACBSP accredited for its Master/MBA/DBA programs. ACBSP (Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs) is a leading specialized accreditation body for business education and considered to be one of the best accreditations for business schools. Its mission is to promote continuous improvement and recognize teaching excellence in the accreditation of business education programs throughout the world. ACBSP accredits business, accounting, and business-related programs at the associate, baccalaureate, master, and doctorate degree levels. ACBSP is recognised by the CHEA – Council for Higher Education Accreditation. 

The programs listed here and below have been accredited by ACBSP since 2022:
– Online Master of Business Administration
– Full/Flex/Blended Master of Business Administration
– Doctorate of Business Administration


Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA)

The Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) is a United States organization of degree-granting colleges and universities. ACBSP is recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) in 2001 and again in 2011, ACBSP was the first accreditor to offer specialized business accreditation at all degree levels.





Swiss quality label for further education institutions (EduQua)

EduQua is the first Swiss quality label geared towards providers of adult learning programs. The eduQua label identifies adult education institutions that fulfill basic quality standards. The criteria specify the minimum standards that must be fulfilled for the eduQua label to be awarded to an institution.


University of Applied Sciences in Security and Safety (VSS)

University of Applied Sciences in Security and Safety  (VSS), part of the SSBM Geneva group, is an accredited higher education institution in the Republic of Croatia that offers accredited Bachelor and Master degrees in Environmental Health and Safety. University of Applied Sciences in Security and Safety with the right of the public, is registered in the Register of Higher Education Institutions of the Ministry of Science and Technologies in Croatia under number 0257 (Class: UP / I 602-04 / 03-07 / 3, Reg. No .: 533-12 / 800-03-1).


OTHM Authorized Center



SSBM Geneva is an authorized OTHM center, which is a UK based Awarding Organisation approved and regulated by Ofqual (Office of the Qualifications and Examinations Regulation). 


SSBM Geneva Ranked 69th in the 2023 Business Schools Ranking – CEOWorld Magazine!!

CEOWORLD magazine surveyed 350,00 business executives, graduates, global business influencers, industry professionals, business school academics, employers, and recruiters in 156 countries and territories between September 15, 2022, and December 22, 2022.

In the latest 2023 rankings by CEOWORLD magazine, assessing the world’s business schools, the Swiss School of Business and Management Geneva (SSBM) has achieved a distinguished place among the top 100 globally acclaimed business schools for the year.

Link: Best Business Schools In The World For 2023 – CEOWORLD magazine.


5 QS Stars for online learning!

QS Stars is a rating system that helps you select the right university based on your interests. It provides a detailed look at an institution, identifying which universities rate highest in the specific topics that matter to you, like facilities, graduate employability, social responsibility, inclusiveness, and more.

A university with Five Stars rating is generally world class in almost all the categories. Such institutions enjoy a high reputation internationally, attracting a high number of international students from all over the world.

To find out more about SSBM Geneva QA Starts ranking, click here. is the number 1 website for postgraduate courses.

SSBM Geneva was listed as one of “10 Great European Universities For Online Study

To find out more about this listing, click here.


Leading student portal “Studyinginswitzerland” listed SSBM Geneva’s Online MBA program as one of the best in Switzerland. More details here.


AACSB International (AACSB), a global nonprofit association, connects educators, students, and business to achieve a common goal: to create the next generation of great leaders. Synonymous with the highest standards of excellence since 1916, AACSB provides quality assurance, business education intelligence, and learning and development services to over 1,700 member organizations and more than 900 accredited business schools worldwide. When educational, professional, and business organizations become members of the AACSB Business Education Alliance, they are part of a movement united to improve the quality of business education around the world. AACSB connects, shares, and inspires innovation and quality throughout the member network, as well as the business community. The collective strength of the organization is founded on diverse perspectives, a global mindset, and a commitment to making a difference. SSBM Geneva is member of the AACSB.



Top-Up Programmes (BBA and MBA)

The UK Bachelor and UK MBA (double degree programmes) are validated and awarded by an accredited UK University.


Swiss Notarial Validation

SSBM Geneva can assure that the diploma and transcript of the program of study will be stamped and registered by a Swiss notary or apostilled (Certification of a public notary in Switzerland)*.

We are operating under European and American educational standards.


Zagreb MBA Program

The MBA program in Zagreb is not accredited by the Ministry of Science and Education of the Republic of Croatia. 


* Final fee depends on the number of pages to be apostilled. Apostille is an option. Check additional fees here.