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Frequently Asked Questions

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General Information

Is everything really online? Do I have to attend classes in person?

All modules are 100% online, even the exams, that means you can study from anywhere in the world! All you need is an Internet connection and a device to watch video online (PC, tablet or smartphone).

Are SBS study programs accredited?

Our MBA program have received numerous accreditations which confirm their compliance with international standards. For more information check here.

I don't have much time on my hands. How can I even manage to complete an online course on the side?

We have already taken your time restrictions into account during the conception of our study programmes. You can divide your studying time as individually as your everyday life requires, with no jeopardy of your personal life, job or family.

We give you a wide gap of time to take your courses even with limited time.

How many hours a week will I need to study?

The amount of time you spend studying each week depends on multiple factors such as your chosen program, your weekly schedule, and your strengths and weaknesses. On average, our students need about 10 to 15 hours a week of studying time. If you are having difficulties finding the time to study, please let us know so that we can find the best solution for you.

Please, find below the recommended amount of time for finishing the program in different terms:

  • To complete the program in the shortest terms (3-5 months), you will need to study around 20 hours a week.
  • To complete the program in one year, you can study around 10 hours a week.
  • If you don't have that amount of time, you can study irregularly, without any strict schedule, but you need to keep in mind that you need to finish the course in 2 years.
What if I won’t be able to complete my degree within my chosen duration of studies?

Studying only mandatory courses generally take our students from 5 to 10 months. However we provide you with longer terms - you can study up to 24 months with no extra charges.

Applying to extra courses can prolongate your period of studies (for 2-3 months each). For more information, please check the list of optional courses to find out the time provided to complete each course.

If you during the courses you face any troubles with time limits, you are free to contact us, and we can provide you some options to prolongate your terms of studies.

Course Fees and Scholarships

What are the course fees?

You can find information about the costs of our MBA program mandatory courses and optional courses on the "Fee Structure" page.

Can I pay the course fees in installments?

Yes, we do provide an option to pay the full Tuition Fee (2,990 USD) in installments up to 10 payments. Personal installment plan must be setup with your Student Advisor.

The scholarship offer allows only a one-time payment.

Which payment methods are available?

We accept credit card (MasterCard, Visa) and cryptocurrencies (BTC and others, on request) as payment methods.

Next to the course fees, are there any other charges that apply at SBS?

Mandatory fees include only Application Fee (temporary, inapplicable due to Covid-19) and Tuition Fee - and these are enough for obtaining an MBA degree from SBS.

All the other fees for extra courses and services are mentioned on the corresponding page of our website.

Are scholarships available?

Due to Covid-19 situation we were giving 83% scholarship until October 30, 2020. Apply now to check your eligibility for this scholarship.

How to Study Online

How does distance learning work at SBS?

At SBS, we emphasize maximum flexibility, modern and interactive study methods and comprehensive care. You can start your programme at any time and study when- and wherever you want. Students do not have to attend classes in person and can even choose their own exam dates. As long as you have a device (laptop/desktop/tablet/smartphone etc.) with a stable internet connection, you will have access to your LMS, where you will find everything you need.

What equipment do I need for my studies?

You only need a reasonably up-to-date PC (desktop or laptop) with a stable internet connection. Other internet-capable devices, such as a tablet or smartphone, can also assist you in your studies.

Can I get a demo?

Sure, the LMS Instruction & Demo are available on the following page. You can log in to the demo of our LMS system to check the example lectures for the mandatory courses by yourself. Login and password, along with the link to the LMS, are provided on that page.

Admission and Enrolment

What are the eligibility criteria?

We are focused on providing our educational programs to the widest variety of people as possible. That is why we have low requirements. You can find the exact admission requirements on corresponding page.

How does the application process work?

To become an SBS student, you need to follow a few simple steps.

  1. Fill application form on our website.
  2. Pay the application fee. - not applicable due to the Covid-19 situation.
  3. Receive approval from your Student Advisor.
  4. Confirm your program choice.
  5. Pay the tuition fee for the chosen courses.
  6. Begin your studies!

For the scholarship program, you can do it regularly or more shortly:

  1. Fill an application form on our website.
  2. Pay the discounted Tuition Fee in one-click.
  3. Get a scholarship automatically.
  4. Begin your studies!
Are there any application fees?

Yes, we take a small application fee of 50 USD.

However, until the COVID-19 situation resolve this fee is not applicable.

When can I start studying?

At SBS, we guarantee maximum flexibility. We do not believe in fixed enrolment dates and rigid semester structures that are always the reasons for stress.

By default, you will begin your studies right after the payment. The LMS login and password will be sent to you in 30 to 60 minutes after the payment.

Or you can choose the date, and we will postpone the starting date to the one you like, free of charge. And even if you change your mind and would like to start earlier, you will be able to do it because you will receive LMS access after the payment.

I have already taken similar courses. Can you make an exemption?

Yes, of course. We value the knowledge you received earlier, and you can transfer the credits from your previous education to automatically complete some courses at SBS.

We accept any degrees, diploma, certificates. You will need to provide us the scans of your documents with a transcript, so we will be able to make an exemption of courses that match our curriculum.

Examination and Graduation

What is the examination process?

Our examination consists of 2 stages:

During your education process, you should provide course reports upon the completion of each course. They are reviewed and graded as the first part of your examination.

The second part is the Capstone Project. This is a multi-faceted thesis assignment that serves as a culminating academic and intellectual experience for students. You need to represent all the knowledge you obtain during the course.

Most of our students prefer to research an industry or market and create a viable business plan for the realization in their country. Our tutors do their best to help students to make a relevant business plan for easy implementation in real life.

When do I take my exams?

When you finish studying your courses, you can contact our Student Center to start your examination process. We are available 24/7, 365 days a year.

Which documents will I receive?

After successfully finishing your studies and passing the exams, our students receive SBS Master of Business Administration (MBA) Degree with academic transcript which is valuable and recognizable all over the world.

You will receive electronic version of this document, and you also can apply for printed version for extra Diploma Fee.

Does SBS hold a graduation ceremony?

No, we're not holding a graduation ceremony. It's impossible to organize, when all the students start their education at different times, study at a different pace and from different countries, and they finish their education in different time periods as well. And since our education is 100% online - that means that you won't need to come anywhere in order to complete it and receive your degree. This is one of the benefits you get from studying at our school.