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Accelerated Bachelor of Business Administration (ACC-BBA)

  • The SBS Swiss Business School Accelerated BBA program is a part-time, undergraduate program designed for individuals who have not completed their undergraduate studies and who would like to continue with a degree in business.

    Candidates for this program must have, as pre-requisite, an Associate degree or the equivalent of 120 ECTS. In some cases, relevant managerial experience may be counted towards the candidate’s application.

    Students who successfully complete the Accelerated BBA program are awarded the degree of Bachelor of Business Administration from the SBS Swiss Business School.


    International Management

    Program Location

    • Dubai, UAE

    • Zurich, Switzerland

    Success Story

    • Silvan MeyenbergI decided to join SBS because of its reputation as Management institute and the well-trained and experienced lecturers. I profited from the modern learning styles of case studies and business projects. The flexible schedule allowed me both, to continue working and attending classes. I would like to give special thanks to the service provided by the Administration team of SBS. Furthermore I appreciated the support of my employer for the practical input of the final thesis required to complete the program. All in all SBS gave me the fundamentals for a career of the global economy. Silvan Meyenberg ACC-BBA

    • Fall Semester 2018

      College Prep Week: 17 – 21 Sept. 2018 (compulsory for BBA1)
      Registration Day: Friday, 21 Sept. 2018 (BBA1: 10:00-11:00, BBA2, BBA3: 11:30-12:30)
      Thesis Submission Deadline: 11 Jan. 2019
      Thesis Defense Day: 25 Jan. 2019

      Week 1 24 – 28 September  
      Week 2 1 – 5 October  
      Week 3 8 – 12 October  
      Week 4 15 – 19 October  
      Week 5

      22 – 26 October

      Week 6 29 Oct. – 2 Nov.  
      Fall Break 5 – 9 November  
      Week 7 12 – 16 November  
      Week 8 19 – 23 November  
      Week 9 26 – 30 November  
      Week 10 3 – 7 December  
      Week 11 10 – 14 December  
      Winter Holidays 17 Dec. 2018 – 4 Jan. 2019  
      Week 12 7 – 11 January  
      Week 13 14 – 18 January Make-up & Study Week
      Week 14 21 – 25 January Final Exams
      Week 15

      11 – 15 February

      Retake Exams

      Spring Semester 2019

      Registration day: Friday, 25 Jan. 2019

      Week 1 4 – 8 February  
      Week 2 11 – 15 February  
      Week 3 18 – 22 February  
      Week 4 25 Feb. – 1 March  
      Week 5 4 – 8 March  
      Week 6 11 – 15 March  
      Week 7 18 – 22 March  
      Week 8 25 – 29 March  
      Week 9 1 – 5 April  
      Week 10 8 – 12 April  
      Spring Break 15 – 26 April  
      Week 11 26 April – 3 May  
      Week 12 6 – 10 May  
      Week 13 13 – 17 May CBE Exam & Study Week
      Week 14 20 – 24 May Final Exams
      Week 15 10 – 14 June Retake Exams

      Other Important Events & Dates

      MINT Forum: 28 March 2019
      Thesis Submission: 23 August 2019
      Thesis Defense: 5 – 6 September 2019
      Graduation: 14 September 2019

      Download Academic Calendar 2018-2019

      Download Academic Calendar 2019-2020

    • Admission Requirements

      • Associate degree or equivalent of 120 ECTS (or relevant work experience)
      • The student is required to work 50% during their studies 
      • Successful completion of SBS Admissions Exam
      • Fluency in English at a TOEFL IBT level of minimum 90 or IELTS of minimum 6.5 band score (if English is not your native language)
      • Successful completion of a personal interview with our Academic Dean, either in person or by phone/Skype

      How to Apply?


      Applicants must provide the following documentation:

      Completed and duly signed application form
      Certified copy of high school degree
      Official academic transcripts
      A SAT score of minimum 1200 (if applicable)
      Proof of English proficiency (TOEFL, IELTS, or equivalent)
      Two reference letters
      Complete Curriculum Vitae
      Associate degree or 120 ECTS or relevant work experience
      Non-refundable application fee of CHF 150.-
      One high-resolution picture (passport photo style) in .JPG, .PNG, or .GIF format


      SBS Swiss Business School welcomes students who want to transfer from recognized educational institutions around the world. It is the responsibility of the student to have all official transcripts sent to the Admissions Office at SBS Swiss Business School. The admissions officer will decide on the transfer of credits based on the results of each subject. Credits can only be transferred for courses completed with grades of “C” or higher.

    • Accelerated Bachelor of Business Administration - Curriculum

      Semester 1

      Course Code Course Title ECTS
      FIN 310 International Finance 5
      MKT 315 Strategic Marketing 5
      MIS 320 Information Systems 5
      MGT 310 Negotiation Skills 4
      ACT 325 Cost Accounting 4
      ENG 310 English Language 3

      Semester 2

      Course Code Course Title ECTS
      FIN 320 Financial Planning and Budgeting 5
      MGT 330 Strategic Leadership and Change 5
      BUS 315 Business in a World Economy 5
      MKT 335 Cases in Marketing 5
      FIN 340 Cases in Finance 5
      ENG 315 Commercial Correspondence 3
      THE 350 Thesis 6
      Total ECTS   60
    • Bachelor of Business Administration
      Course Descriptions (Excerpt)


      In-depth analysis of challenging accounting areas. Topics include fixed assets, contributed capital, revenue recognition, cash flow statements, preparing and analyzing cash flows statements.

      Cases in Finance

      These courses address financial concepts and their applications to the management of an organization, and present a framework for financial decisions in organizations.

      English and Commercial Correspondence

      Introduction to writing techniques with an emphasis on correctness. Students learn to develop and structure ideas in writing through a variety of one-page or longer assignments, and through discussions concerning grammar, spelling and usage.

      International Finance

      This course focuses on the international environment in which the financial manager operates. Foreign exchange risk, working capital management, long-term investments and financing are examined.

      Strategic Marketing

      This course focuses on the tension between global product development, the needs and wants of different cultures, and the necessity of tailoring investment risk to the knowledge of specific marketplaces. There is an emphasis on relationship marketing, strategic alliances, competitive benchmarking, and new multi-functional product marketing and operations.

    • Tuition Fees

      Tuition fees at SBS Swiss Business School can be paid in full or in installments according to the payment plan below.

      Application fee (non-refundable) CHF 150.-
      Payment upon acceptance*: CHF 3’000.-
      First semester CHF 8'500.- per semester
      Second semester CHF 8'500.- per semester

      *Part of the program tuition fees. Only refundable in case of student visa rejection by the Swiss immigration authorities.

      • All fees include material and VAT, amounts are stated in the local currency of Swiss Francs (CHF).

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