Admissions Overview

Admissions Overview

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Applications go through the SSBM’s admissions website.

The admissions team looks for evidence of academic ability as well as indications of past performance and future potential. 

If you have questions or would like help with your application, please feel free to contact our dedicated team at any point in your application process at admissions@ssbm.ch.



Electronic Application – Go HERE

Things To Know First

The Common Application is required for students applying to any of SSBM’s programs. 

For some of the degrees you have to fulfill some minimum requirements:

Bachelor programs

  • Successful completion of the Swiss Baccalaureate / High School Diploma / International Baccalaureate or equivalent*
  • Swiss commercial vocational baccalaureate or Vocational Educational Training (VET) equivalent qualification
  • Work experience of 1 year (100%) in a commercial environment 
  • English requirements: English Proficiency test for non-native speakers is required. If a candidate is not from a majority English-speaking country, then an evidence of English language competency is required.
  • Grade transcripts
  • Your CV or resume
  • ID or passport copy
  • One photo

For more information please get in contact with SSBM Geneva.

*Details on Secondary Education Qualifications

A foreign upper secondary school-leaving certificate must correspond substantially to the Swiss Maturity Certificate in regards to school subjects, number of hours, and length of schooling.
– It must be the highest possible upper secondary school-leaving certificate in the issuing country,
– It must entitle the holder to general access to university studies,
– It must – as a rule – be attained in an unabridged course of schooling in a school class,
– It must be in one of the following streams: classical languages, modern languages, humanities and social sciences, or mathematics and natural sciences,
– It must qualify as general education.
For more details about the secondary education qualifications you can consult the table on the following LINK.

Master program

  • Undergraduate degree (Bachelor) from a recognized university or equivalent
  • Grade transcripts
  • Your CV or resume
  • ID or passport copy
  • One photo
  • English Proficiency for non-native speakers

Applicants who do not have a Bachelor’s degree in the related field may be admitted subject to the Recongition of Prior Learning policy. 


Doctorate programs

  • MBA (or equivalent qualification) from a recognized higher education institution.
  • A Master’s degree in management (or associated discipline) with a minimum of 2 years professional work experience.
  • A Master’s degree in a field other than management (or related discipline) but with a minimum of 5 years professional work experience.
  • Grade transcripts
  • Your CV or resume
  • ID or passport copy
  • One photo

When To Apply?

If you are applying for a campus program you have to follow specifc deadlines (intakes) for each program.

If you are applying for an online program you can join our program at any moment once the Admission Committee reviews your application. Be certain that you have the necessary qualification for each of our programs. 

What is Next?

 After being admitted to our programs, you will receive a letter of admission.  Having processed the payment, you will receive an email with your login credentials and will be granted access to our Learn Management System.


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