Undergraduate Program

Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA)

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The SBS Swiss Business School Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) is a full-time, 180 ECTS program that is divided into three years of two semesters each. Classes are lectured by qualified faculty and take place at the SBS Swiss Business School campus in Kloten-Zurich. Students also participate in internships, company visits and excursions, forums and symposia, guest speaker presentations, and more.

The program culminates with the submission and defense of a thesis, on a business-related subject of the student’s choosing. Students who successfully complete the program are awarded the degree of Bachelor of Business Administration from the SBS Swiss Business School.

We utilize an innovative approach to team-based learning, as we strongly believe that this approach reflects today’s progressive workplace. The SBS Swiss Business School’s Bachelor of Business Administration is the program that will open the door to the international career opportunities that you have dreamed of by preparing you for the world of global business.

Three Specializations To Choose From

International Management



Learning Outcomes


Students will demonstrate knowledge of principles of business administration


Students will demonstrate a high level of global mindedness


Students will exhibit a strong civic engagement and behave ethically in their community

Department Contact Info

Bachelor Of Business Administration

Franziska Klauser
BBA Program Manager
+41 44 880 00 88
[email protected]

Flughafenstrasse 3
8302, Kloten-Zürich

Mon – Fri 08:30 – 18:00

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Course Curriculum
Tuition Fees

You begin your business education in the first semester of your freshman year at SBS, and you distribute your study of business over six semesters. As a freshman, you’ll jump right into the basics, which positions you for the advanced options you’ll choose from later. SBS Swiss Business School’s undergraduate curriculum is designed to give you the maximum degree of choice and flexibility, while also providing insights into all the major fields and functions of management. You will take business courses from many different disciplines and have the opportunity to concentrate in one or several specialization fields.

The final degree will be awarded by SBS Swiss Business School upon completion of the Bachelor of Business Administration program.

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Specialization: International Management, Marketing, Entrepreneurship

Mode of study: full-time (3 years)

180 ECTS / (Level / EQF 6)

  • Successful completion of the Swiss Baccalaureate / High School Diploma / International Baccalaureate or equivalent
  • Or successful completion of the Swiss commercial vocational baccalaureate or any Vocational Educational Training (VET) equivalent qualification
  • English Proficiency for non-native speakers
  • Successful completion of the admissions interview
  • SBS admissions exam (when applicable)
  • Applicants can transfer credits from a recognized higher education institution if for the course they have earned a grade ‘C’ or higher. 


Equivalence Tables and details for secondary education qualifications and English are listed below – Applicants who do not meet the Bachelor Admissions Criteria will be reviewed by the SBS Admission Team.

Details on Secondary Education Qualifications

Required documentation for Bachelor Programs

    • Copy of secondary education diploma or equivalent
    • Copy of last two years transcript (grade sheet)
    • Evidence of being 18-year-old before entering into Switzerland
    • Complete CV indicating professional experiences and description of responsibilities
    • English proficiency (for non-native speakers)
      • TOEFL IBT 90, IELTS 6.5 or equivalent
    • SAT scores a minimum of 1200 total points
      • Only applicable for U.S. citizens and U.S. Secondary educations
    • Front-facing photograph, high quality in jpg/png/gif format
    • Application fee of CHF 150.- (PayPal to account [email protected] or via bank transfer)

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.-
Administration fee (non-refundable)*:CHF 3’000.-
First and second semesterCHF 8’500.- per semester
Third until sixth semesterCHF 10’000 per semester

*Administration fee: CHF 3’000.- (One-time fee, full refund if the student visa is refused by the Visa Authorities – official letter of rejection from the Visa Authorities required)

BBA - Application / Arrival

We ask all candidates to send us an e-mail confirmation about accepting the study place.

Yes, all applicants need to pay SFr. 150.-. The application fee needs to be paid at the time of applying so we can start working on your application upon receipt. The application fees are non-refundable.

  1. Fill out the online application form.
  2. Make sure all documents are attached to the online application. Documents in foreign languages need to be translated into English, German, French or Italian. Translations must be notarized or certified.
  3. Submit your online application. Check that it is complete. Incomplete applications will delay the application process. If you successfully submitted your online application you will receive an instant e-mail with confirmation of receipt.

Please ALWAYS go to the program site to see the most current list of required documents before sending your applications package.

Typically the following is required:

  • Filled-out online application form
  • Copy of highest degree/diploma and copy of transcripts/mark sheets in the original language (with certified or notarized English/German/French/Italian translation)
  • Official test results of English language proficiency
  • Curriculum vitae (CV) including a brief description of responsibilities
  • Copy of the identification document

Some programs also require:

  • Reference letters (professional or academic)
  • Motivation letter
  • Research proposal

A certified/notarized copy is a copy made of an original document where the “true copy” status is confirmed by a notary or by the school who issued the original document.

A certified/notarized translation is a translation of an original document into English, and confirmed by a notary or by the school who issued the original document.

The fall semester starts mid-September. There is a college preparation week for undergraduate students to introduce SBS which will help the students to get to know our environment.

For Swiss/EU applicants: 1st August, for international applicants 30th June.

Once you apply, we will contact you via email to organize all necessary steps of the application process. The official enrollment letter will be sent upon successful completion of the application process and submission of the payment upon acceptance fee.

Where should I send my application documents?

Please apply online via our website.

If you did not attach all documents with your online application, please send the remaining documents online to [email protected]

If you cannot send your documents online, please send them by postal mail to:

SBS Swiss Business School
Registrar’s Office
Flughafenstrasse 3
8302 Kloten-Zurich

BBA - Practical Aspects

International students can stay in Switzerland for the time specified on their residence permit to study. It is against the law for one to stay in the country over the permitted time period. Applications for extensions can be submitted at the local immigration office.

If after completing your studies at SBS you are looking to work/live in Switzerland long-term you need to consult with the local immigration office about the process of getting a residence permit and work permit. Your future employer should help you with this. SBS only provides assistance with getting a residence permit to study for admitted students.

Before you can start your studies in Switzerland, you have to make various arrangements with regard to accommodation, insurance, entry and residence. The conditions depend on your country of origin/nationality. It is the student, or prospective student’s, responsibility to get information on the entry formalities in due time and make the necessary arrangements.

Entry Requirements
Contact your nearest Swiss embassy or consulate for specific information. You may find more information on the website for the Staatssekretariat für Migration SEM (State Secretariat for Migration SEM):

Student Visas
IMPORTANT: A tourist visa DOES NOT allow you to pursue studies in Switzerland.

Students from EU/EFTA countries and students from other countries (so called third-country nationals) must meet several conditions to enter Switzerland:

You should apply for your visa at least four months before the start of your studies at the Swiss embassy or consulate in your home country.

English is widely spoken in Switzerland. You do not need to speak any of the native languages in order to live and study here. However, we encourage international students to take German (the local language in Zurich) as a foreign language during their studies to feel more comfortable in the country and better understand the country and its people.

Please refer to our visitor information guide.

Food and other personal expenses are an approximate minimum of CHF 2000.- per month.

If the life in the student houses (listed on our website) seems not to be of your style, you could rent an apartment. The prices range from approximately CHF 700.- in the farther parts of the town to CHF 3000.- or more in the center (1-2 rooms). Information on apartments for renting is available on our website. You could also ask for assistance from your program manager.

A student who has been issued a residence permit for study (Permit B) may take employment without a work permit in order to participate in practical training pursuant to the curriculum, and at maximum of 20 hours a week. Students awarded permit L are not able to work during their studies. Otherwise he/she may take employment in Switzerland only on the basis of a work permit, but only outside of school hours and on the condition that such employment does not interfere with studies. Application for any other type of work permit must be submitted to the local regional department of the Citizenship and Migration Office. SBS is not responsible for such action, and will not support students who would like to apply for a work permit. Additional information concerning work permits can be obtained from the Citizenship and Migration Office.

It is possible but most places would require that you speak German, French or Italian. However, many companies have English as corporate language too.

 The Swiss character has inevitably been shaped by the country’s history and its natural environment. It’s the long, dark winters that have most likely fostered their self-absorbed and silent manner.

Swiss are third-generation city people at most, so almost all families have relatives living in the country. Childhood memories will undoubtedly include summers spent in the country. The somewhat grim and reserved Swiss of the winter months undergoes a significant change in summer: s/he will ask friends out for a picnic, meet new people, get on a boat to cruise on a lake, or climb a mountain. The Swiss are also passionate skiers. A foreigner is well advised to bear in mind that in human relations, Swiss try to avoid sentimentality. Much of what other nationalities voice without hesitation, Swiss may reveal only once they know a person quite well.

BBA - Studies

The grading scale can be seen in our brochures, or can be requested from the Program Manager in charge. The system of credits in use (ECTS) is a cumulative calculation of credit points based on the workload of a student. It is a student-centred credit system to measure the workload required to achieve the objectives and learning outcomes of a curriculum. One credit point corresponds to 26 hours of studies (lectures, seminars, practice, homework or independent work, assessment of learning outcomes) performed by a student. ECTS credits (European Credit Transfer Accumulation System) are allocated to course units and are awarded to students who successfully complete the course by satisfying the assessment requirements.

Exchange and visiting students: there are no limits for the credits. Degree students: the volume of a curriculum per one official standard academic year is 60 credits in the European credit transfer system. Degree students have to gather at least 60 ECTS in order to get transferred to the next academic year of the respective full-time program.

The tuition fees at SBS are SFr. 20’000.- per academic year. SFr. 10’000.- per Semester (BBA programs).

SBS Swiss Business School offers all Bachelor students courses in German.

All our programs are taught in English.

SBS Swiss Business School is incorporated in the Canton Zurich, Switzerland. The independent higher learning institution is nationally certified and institutional accredited. Our bachelor programs are internationally accredited by the following professional accreditation bodies:

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  • My motivation was to become an expert in the management and marketing field and to build on a foundation that will benefit me for my future career.

    I chose SBS Swiss Business School for the small classes, professional experiences of the lecturers, and its location. I feel confident in the foundations of business and administration, specifically in marketing. Moreover, I feel that my education was relevant to the real world and the current issues. I feel ready for the presence and the future.

    I liked the personal approach, I could ask any questions at any time, I felt heart and that my voice as well as the ones of the others matter.

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    Sophie Hildebrandt
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  • SBS Swiss Business School has welcomed me with open arms and gave me the opportunity to study business administration in Switzerland, which I am very grateful for. SBS helped me to obtain a bachelor’s degree, which will help me start a prosperous career. The bachelor program allowed me to personalize my experience due to the support I received from the program manager, lecturer, and academic dean.

    The studying experience I believe felt like a roller coaster ride. There were lows and highs. But I believe that the highs definitely outweigh the lows. During my times the lessons, lecturers, events were great, and I really enjoyed and would like to experience it again. I would recommend SBS Swiss Business School to anyone looking for a personalized, diverse and challenging experience!

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    I would definitely recommend SBS Swiss Business School

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  • After completing my studies in the U.S I spent a number of years developing my professional career within the finance industry. Then I came to I point when I felt it was time to complete my Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration to further excel in my career and that’s how I first decided to contact SBS Swiss Business School. To me the most important thing when choosing where to study was to have the flexibility to combine my work and school work. SBS offered a program where this was possible and in addition to that, they presented an interesting program focused on an international environment that attracted me. SBS has helped me finalize my Bachelor’s degree and by doing so enhanced my competence and knowledge within business administration. Furthermore, I have broadened my perspective on every aspect of being a part of the business after studying at SBS. I like the professional focus, the international study environment, and the highly qualified professors teaching at the school. I have also made some great friends that which I am very grateful for. My experience was characterized by high-level studies in an international environment taught by motivated and competent professors. I would absolutely recommend anyone to study at SBS to excel in both their academic and professional careers.

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    Mathew John Weber
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