About Swiss School of Management

The Swiss School of Management (SSM) is an accredited private institute of higher education based in Rome, associated to Groupe INSEEC. SSM is located in Campo di Fiori on the University of Washington’s campus in Rome’s historic city center. We have a diverse student body coming from all over the world. Our programs are fully accredited by International Accrediting Bodies and moreover our Institute is Quality Certified: EduQua. The Swiss School of Management originated in Switzerland, however the School moved its campus years ago so students could take advantage of all the wonderful things Rome can offer in terms of its cultural opportunities and metropolitan atmosphere. Rome also provides a more affordable environment for our students from college to grad school. However, the brand name “Swiss School of Management” still remains, but why?

Simply put, a Swiss education carries value

Switzerland’s reputation of excellence is due to a highly qualified labor force performing highly skilled work. The source of this reputation is what Switzerland is known for – high quality education throughout Europe. When it comes to Nobel Prize winners per capita, Switzerland is head and shoulders above the competition – Since 1901, when the first prizes were awarded for physics, chemistry, physiology or medicine, literature and peace, 24 Swiss have been honored. This continuous pursuit of excellence and perfection, has maintained both the reputation of Swiss quality and its position as a global player. Switzerland is regarded as one of the safest and cleanest countries in the world. It is ideally located in the heart of Europe with access to all major European cosmopolitan cities. The main industries are micro technology, hi-tech, biotechnology and pharmaceuticals, as well as banking, hospitality and insurance know-how. The mission of the Swiss School of Management is to represent these values of Switzerland and carry them out into the world.

The Swiss School of Management has high academic standards and seeks to maintain these standards by recruiting high caliber students. In deciding which candidates should be selected, we look for evidence of academic knowledge in diverse fields such as English Literature, Mathematics and Social Sciences that are relevant to business studies, and candidate’s interest in the subject of business, management and leadership.

Entry is competitive, and we do our best to offer a place to the applicants who are the closest match to our selection criteria on the basis of all the information available to us. This includes exam results, educational history and any other factors affecting a candidate’s performance.

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Students studying at SSMROME are housed in furnished rental apartments located within walking distance of the campus. Maps and directions to/from the Rome Center are provided upon check in.

Apartments are located in residential buildings and typically have 1-3 bedrooms, living room/common area, bathroom(s), and kitchen or kitchen corner.

Bedrooms are usually shared by 2-3 people. Apartments are equipped with basic furnishings and supplies, including one single bed per student, bed linens and towels, closet/clothing storage space, and typical basic Italian kitchenware. Upon check in a small initial supplyof toilet paper, paper towels, garbage bags, and dish detergent are provided, but students are expected to replenish as needed.

Apartments have washing machines and drying racks; a few have dryers.  There is a weekly cleaning service that includes change of bed, bath, and kitchen linens; the cleaning service does not include dishes or tidying personal belongings.

Many units are located in centuries’ old palazzi, some of which might have steep staircases or other architectural elements typical of old buildings. All are in compliance with Italian safety and fire code for residential properties. Italian safety and fire codes may differ from those in the U.S.  Please note that damage to personal property is not covered by landlord/agency insurance, so if you will be bringing expensive equipment or valuables to Rome you might consider taking out personal property coverage.  Ensure the safety of your valuables by securing your apartment properly (lock doors and close windows) and by taking care not to leave delicate/valuable items such as laptops in places where damage might occur (e.g. on apartment floor).  It is also recommended that you bring a small padlock and keep your cash/valuables in a locked suitcase.

When you check in you will need to pay a refundable damage deposit (€50) and key deposit (€20). You must have exact change and will need to sign a housing agreement.

Overnight guests are not allowed in student apartments.

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What does Rome offer to International Students

Besides the obvious reasons, such as delicious food, charming streets, diverse natural landscapes and history oozing from every crevasse, studying in Rome, Italy is sure to provide more than meets the eye for any study abroad student. With a varied selection of courses and disciplines, international students in Italy can take advantage of all this country has to offer, while pursuing credits in their designated field of interest. The higher education system, student life and estimated costs are all important to keep in mind before choosing a location of study.

Rome is also a lively city at night, full of places to go, from the old Trastevere neighborhood to the very popular neighborhoods of Campo de’ Fiori (where our campus is located), Piazza Navona and Testaccio, just to name a few.

Art is everywhere in Rome. Aside from the well-known treasures of the Sistine Chapel, the Vatican Museums and St. Peter’s Basilica, collections are also housed at the Borghese Gallery and the National Museum of Modern Art.  In addition, many churches and cathedrals hide precious masterpieces.

So, why study in Rome? As a result of these higher education system sectors, it is clear that international students in Italy have plenty of options, regardless of interest. Studying at SSM Rome provides a plethora of options for students and is anything but limiting.

We’re looking forward to welcoming you in the eternal city Rome at our wonderful campus at Swiss School of Management.


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SSMROME is located within the premises of the University of Washington Rome Center http://www.washington.edu/rome/, where our students and faculty members have access to the computer lab, printing devices and the library http://www.lib.washington.edu/.

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Students will get an access code to enter the library. 

Swiss School of Management International Links

SSMROME has hundreds of collaborations with foreign institutes all around the world. But wtih only few of them, we run joint academic degree programs and student exchange. 


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