Bachelor in Barcelona

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DURATION

FULL TIME - 3 YEARS
PART TIME - UP TO 6 YEARS

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LANGUAGES

English

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LOCATION

Multicampus Approach:
Barcelona | Malta | Online | Blended

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ANNUAL INTAKES

OCT | JAN | APR

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FORMAT

Face-to-face | Online

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TUITION FEE

€8,750 per year
TRANSFER TO ONLINE LATER, FEES REMAIN THE SAME

The undergraduate Bachelor program in Barcelona (EQF Level 5) leads to the official state-accredited Bachelor of Business Administration and Digital Innovation (EQF Level 6) – a comprehensive program intended to engage international students invested in learning with the digital business practices shaping the world today.

Bachelor of Business Administration and Digital Innovation students will gain an in-depth understanding of global markets and learn how to build and manage inclusive teams, operating effectively at distance across Europe, Asia, Latin America, and other regions worldwide.

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QUALIFICATION

YEAR 1 AND 2:
Higher Education Program: Undergraduate Higher Diploma in Business Administration and Digital Innovation (120 ECTS, EQF Level 5)
Accreditation Status: An officially recognized qualification awarded by GBSB Global Business School, licensed as Higher Education Institution by the Malta Further & Higher Education Authority (License number: 2020-012).
Additionally accredited by the Catalan Department of Education and The Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP: CHEA/USA).

L6 PATHWAY YEAR 3:
Malta & Online Higher Education Program: Bachelor of Business Administration and Digital Innovation (180 ECTS, MQF/EQF Level 6)
Accreditation Status: An officially recognized qualification awarded by GBSB Global Business School, licensed as Higher Education Institution by the Malta Further & Higher Education Authority (License number: 2020-012).

Barcelona: Bachelor (B.A.) of Business Administration and Digital Innovation (180 ECTS, EQF Level 6)
A Bachelor’s degree (titulo propio) awarded by GBSB Global Business School Switzerland, accredited by The Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP: CHEA/USA).

RANKINGS, ACCREDITATIONS AND PARTNERSHIPS

Bachelor in Barcelona acbsp accredited

Accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP)

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Accredited by Malta Further & Higher Education Authority

bachelor in Barcelona Awarded as a Five Stars Business School by QS Ranking System

Awarded as a Five Stars Business School for Teaching & Student Quality

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Ranked as a Leader in Business Education by Newsweek Magazine

LIFE IN BARCELONA

Despite being one of the most popular tourist cities in Europe, Barcelona is ranked 1st for quality of life and cleanliness of environment*. Offering a typical Mediterranean climate with mild winters and warm, sunny summers, Barcelona has numerous beaches along the Mediterranean Sea coast, and is surrounded by beautiful mountains, parks, and small towns perfect for weekend getaways. As the second largest city in Spain, and the capital of Catalonia region, Barcelona is home to world’s leading arts and sports arenas, on top of its rich history and culture. Also known for its business ambitions and entrepreneurial spirit, the city is home to over 1500 start-ups, and regularly holds various world-renowned networking events, including the World Mobile Congress, gathering over 2000 international companies annually.

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*European Cities Monitor 2011, 2012 Quality of Life City Rankings – Mercer Survey

 

STUDENTS PROFILE

GBSB Global’s student body comes from around the world to earn their Bachelor (B.A.) of Business Administration and Digital Innovation in Barcelona and learn how to become agile leaders ready to meet the demands of today’s marketplace. Equipped with the competencies to be competitive in the world of business, graduates are ready to step out into the ever-evolving landscape and be successful. Through communication and collaboration, international students acquire, develop, and transform ideas and information that they have learned in class. They connect with their peers, professors and professionals in the field to share their ideas, express their views, expand their knowledge, and meet deadlines.

GEOGRAPHY OF OUR STUDENTS

Geography of our Bachelor Students at GBSB Global

SUCCESS STORY

Introducing Nicolas Bekhazi - a young entrepreneurial mind from Lebanon, currently studying Digital Marketing on our Barcelona campus. Nick has always been passionate about living abroad, Barcelona in particular. Having found GBSB Global with its academic and extracurricular offerings, and great, world-renowned accreditations and rankings, Nick knew this Business School was the right choice for him, seeking further personal and professional development.

Having mastered his Spanish, Nick is excited about launching his own business within Digital Marketing and e-Commerce in the nearest future, as he continues to expand his theoretical knowledge, international network, and practical skills.

Meet Nicolas, our Bachelor student from Lebanon, studying Digital Marketing at GBSB Global's Barcelona Campus.

After just one term of living and studying in Barcelona, Nick has already picked up the Spanish language; able to express himself clearly, he is ready to take on professional opportunities in the nearest future.

When asked about the biggest highlights, Nick enjoys his time abroad and values exploring new cultural experiences, being part of a diverse student body, learning from influential teachers with multicultural backgrounds and vast professional experience across various business fields. Set on developing a global mindset and a comprehensive business acumen, Nick is looking forward to profiting from the many available internship opportunities, as he gets ready to launch his own business upon graduating.

PROGRAM STRUCTURE

GBSB Global’s Bachelor (B.A.) of Business Administration and Digital Innovation is designed to be an alternative to traditional business administration focusing on trends in technology and the paradigm shift businesses have taken to focus more solely on their online markets. Students will concentrate on the business areas that are of key interest while gaining a comprehensive education with a digital focus. Learn about trends in digital innovation and how to think with an agile mind adapting to the new remote reality facing the world today.

PROGRAM STRUCTURE AND POSSIBLE EXIT AWARDS:

1ST YEAR:

  • Undergraduate Certificate in Business Administration and Digital Innovation (32 ECTS, EQF/MQF Level 5)
  • Undergraduate Diploma in Business Administration and Digital Innovation (60 ECTS, EQF/MQF Level 5)

Possible Exit Award

  • Global Business Environment
  • Business Communication
  • Introduction to Digital Entrepreneurship and Innovation
  • Fundamentals of Marketing in the Digital Era
  • Principles of Accounting
  • Business Law in a Digital Context
  • Business Math and Statistics

2ND YEAR:

  • Undergraduate Higher Diploma in Business Administration and Digital Innovation (120 ECTS, EQF/MQF Level 5)

Possible Exit Award

  • Strategic Management of Enterprise and Digital Innovation
  • Managerial Accounting
  • Leadership and Organisational Behaviour
  • Starting a New Digital Business
  • Business Economics
  • Business Research Methods
  • Three units corresponding to a chosen specialization area

3RD YEAR:

  • Bachelor (B.A.) of Business Administration and Digital Innovation (180 ECTS, EQF/MQF Level 5)
  • Professional and Career Development
  • Innovative and Creative Thinking
  • Corporate Finance
  • Disruptive Technologies for Innovation and Change
  • Three units corresponding to a chosen specialization area
  • Undergraduate Dissertation

Learn more about program objectives and learning outcomes.

BUSINESS BACHELOR WITH DIGITAL INNOVATION IN BARCELONA
SPECIALIZATION UNITS

DIGITAL ENTREPRENEURSHIP (45 ECTS)

  • Valuating and Fundraising a Digital Start-up
    (7 ECTS)
  • E-Commerce Development
    (7 ECTS)
  • Knowledge Management and Learning Organizations
    (4 ECTS)
  • Talent Management in the Digital Era
    (4 ECTS)
  • Design Thinking and Agile Methodology for Innovation
    (4 ECTS)
  • Social Entrepreneurship
    (4 ECTS)
  • Dissertation in the area of Digital Entrepreneurship
    (15 ECTS)

FASHION AND LUXURY BUSINESS (45 ECTS)

  • Sustainable Fashion and Luxury
    (4 ECTS)
  • Digital Branding
    (7 ECTS)
  • Recreation, Leisure and Wellness Business
    (4 ECTS)
  • Fashion & Luxury Marketing
    (4 ECTS)
  • Event Management & Sponsoring
    (7 ECTS)
  • Management of Retail and Electronic Distribution Channels
    (4 ECTS)
  • Dissertation in the area of Fashion and/or Luxury Business
    (15 ECTS)

DIGITAL COMMUNICATION & PR (45 ECTS)

  • Digital Branding
    (7 ECTS)
  • Digital Communication Strategies and Digital Media
    (4 ECTS)
  • Principles of Public Relations
    (4 ECTS)
  • Visual Communications for Digital and Offline Channels
    (7 ECTS)
  • Reputation and Relationship Management in the Digital Era
    (4 ECTS)
  • Investor Relations
    (4 ECTS)
  • Dissertation in the area of Digital Communication & PR
    (15 ECTS)

FINANCE & FINTECH (45 ECTS)

  • Portfolio Management and Wealth Planning
    (4 ECTS)
  • Investments
    (4 ECTS)
  • Advanced Issues in Accounting
    (7 ECTS)
  • Foundations of FinTech
    (7 ECTS)
  • FinTech in Banking: Challenges and Opportunities
    (4 ECTS)
  • Investor Relations
    (4 ECTS)
  • Dissertation in the area of Finance and/or FinTech
    (15 ECTS)

SPORTS AND ESPORTS MANAGEMENT (45 ECTS)

  • Sports and eSports Management
    (7 ECTS)
  • Business Models and Entrepreneurship in eSports
    (4 ECTS)
  • Talent Management in the Digital Era
    (4 ECTS)
  • Recreation, Leisure and Wellness Business
    (4 ECTS)
  • Event Management & Sponsoring
    (7 ECTS)
  • Sports and eSports Marketing
    (4 ECTS)
  • Dissertation in the area of Sports and/or eSports Management
    (15 ECTS)

DIGITAL MARKETING (45 ECTS)

  • Digital Branding
    (7 ECTS)
  • Management of Retail and Electronic Distribution Channels
    (4 ECTS)
  • Pricing Strategies and Digital Products
    (4 ECTS)
  • E-Commerce Development
    (7 ECTS)
  • Sales Management
    (4 ECTS)
  • Consumer Behavior and Emerging Technologies
    (4 ECTS)
  • Dissertation in the area of Digital Marketing
    (15 ECTS)

Please download the Course Outline below for full program details including module learning outcomes, learning hours, teaching, learning and assessment methods, grading system and pass rates.

ADMISSION AND FEES

To be qualified for admission to Bachelor of Business Administration and Digital Innovation in Barcelona, you must:
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The entry profile should include one of the following:

  • A/S or A levels at the appropriate level or the Matriculation Certificate Exam with three subjects exams with grades of A, B, C or D
  • International Baccalaureate Diploma with 34 points; or Mathematics at minimum score of 4 (HL/SL) and one programme related subject at minimum score of 4 (HL/SL);
  • GCSE/IGSCE "O" Levels: five subject exams with grades of A, B, C or D, and A/S or A Levels: three subject exams with grades of A, B, C or D
  • AP Program
  • Other high school leaving certificate or equivalent (other educational systems)
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Proof of Proficiency in the English Language:

  • English as a native language
  • TOEFL - Minimum score: 213 (computer based), 79/80 (internet based), or 550 (paper based)
  • IELTS - Minimum score: 6.0
  • Cambridge ESOL, Certificate in Advanced English (CAE) - Minimum score: C
  • English as the language of instruction during previous studies in the formal educational system
  • Internal English level testing at GBSB Global
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Complete all required forms for admission and submit all required documents

On Campus *

Online **

Registration Fee (Paid Annually for Every Academic Year of the Program)

200 EUR

200 EUR

Administrative Fee (Paid Annually for Every Academic Year of the Program)

950 EUR

950 EUR

Tuition Fee for One Academic Year (60 ECTS Credits)

8,750 EUR

5,750 EUR

* Fees apply to students commencing their studies on-campus. Please note, fees will remain the same should the student decide to complete their education online for the remainder of the 3-year program.

** Fees apply exclusively to online learning. If the student commences their studies online but then wishes to transfer to one of the physical campuses throughout their academic journey, fees will be subject to change (please refer to "On Campus" column).

All tuition fees are the same for EU and non-EU students.

Tuition fees for visiting students: 165 EUR per 1 ECTS credit or 2,917 EUR per Quarter (20 ECTS credits).

Bachelor´s Program Duration: 9 Quarters = 3 Academic Years

A discount may be applied if the student choses to pay
the full amount at the time of program acceptance.


If payments are not paid by the deadlines, a penalty fee of 5% of the remaining tuition amount will be charged.
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Payments are accepted online or by bank transfers (commission charges may apply).
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Program fees do not include accommodation, flights, insurance or program materials.
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Students who wish to participate in Global Study Trips may do so by paying additional fees.