Online Bachelor of Business Administration and Digital Innovation

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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

Online

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ANNUAL INTAKES

OCT | JAN | APR

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FORMAT

Flexible 24/7 Studies

GBSB Global Business School’s Online Bachelor of Business Administration and Digital Innovation is specially designed to meet the demand for tech-savvy professionals with the competencies to shape the future of business. Studying for the Online Bachelor of Business Administration and Digital Innovation, students will graduate at the forefront of this age of transformation in business and management. In becoming proficient at managing the deployment of various digital innovation projects and social media campaigns, graduates will be able to employ these skills in a variety of professional capacities and industries.

Nurture your “digital fitness” by investing in a program that focuses on current trends and the next generation of information systems and digital strategies to become a successful global leader. The Online Bachelor of Business Administration and Digital Innovation will present students with new business models and value-generating opportunities facilitated by today’s digital revolution, dealing in technologies such as artificial intelligence, digital interfaces, digital platforms, and big data. Online Bachelor of Business Administration and Digital Innovation students will delve into advanced frameworks and practical examples empowering them to use their education in digital innovation to attain a competitive edge over their peers.

This Online Bachelor of Business Administration and Digital Innovation covers what many are terming the “fourth industrial revolution”, providing new insights on how tech is developing and how this evolution is redefining the service and manufacturing industries.

Taught entirely in English by an esteemed international faculty with highly sought-after experience in the field, students will gain a wealth of practical knowledge, enabling them to navigate their careers with the acumen needed to foster change and make an impact in a progressive arena.

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QUALIFICATION

Higher Education Program: Bachelor of Business Administration and Digital Innovation
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).
MQF/EQF Level: MFHEA deems this qualification to be at Level 6 of the Malta Qualifications Framework and the European Qualifications Framework for Lifelong Learning.
Number of ECTS Credits: 180 ECTS

RANKINGS, ACCREDITATIONS AND PARTNERSHIPS

Online Bachelor recognized by Microsoft

One of the first business schools in Europe recognized by Microsoft as a leader in digital education

Online Bachelor top 10 online bachelor programs by educations

Mentioned as Top 10 popular Online bachelor programs by Educations

Online Bachelor Awarded as a Five Stars Business School by QS Ranking System

Awarded as a Five Stars Business School for Teaching Quality by QS Ranking System

Online Bachelor accredited by Malta Further & Higher Education Authority

Accredited by the Malta Further & Higher Education Authority

STUDYING ONLINE

The Online Bachelor of Business Administration and Digital Innovation provides students with the opportunity to earn a cutting-edge degree at their own pace and with the convenience of studying anytime, anywhere. The Online Bachelor of Business Administration and Digital Innovation can serve to compliment a student’s current professional activity or help shape a new career path that will lead to further advancements. There is no time like the present to jump into an online degree program, demonstrating to future employers that you have the aptitude and discipline to balance remote learning with the demands of everyday life.

Students enjoy the freedom the Online Bachelor of Business Administration and Digital Innovation provides while also reaping an international experience, studying with peers from across the globe that bring insight and wisdom to online discussions and projects. GBSB Global offers a world-class experience and prepares students to work in multinational environments, excelling at traversing cultural hurdles and leading teams.

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STUDENTS PROFILE

GBSB Global’s Online Bachelor of Business Administration and Digital Innovation students hail from around the globe, invested in advancing their digital literacy and honing their leadership skills. To stay ahead and remain competitive in a highly saturated tech-driven world of business, a landscape of rapid tech-induced change, professionals will need to constantly advance their knowledge and enhance their practical skillset.

GBSB Global students will develop a digital mindset and learn to think creatively to provide innovative solutions to the latest market challenges today. Through communication, practical application and collaboration, students will acquire, develop, and transform ideas during their Online Bachelor of Business Administration and Digital Innovation that will ultimately shape a new reality in the realm of business. These are some of the big picture initiatives students can expect to pursue.

GEOGRAPHY OF OUR STUDENTS

Geography of our Bachelor Students at GBSB Global

SUCCESS STORY

Artem Raenok is proud to be one of the first Online Bachelor of Business Administration graduates to complete the program fully remotely from Ukraine while maintaining a full-time job. The flexibility was a huge draw. With the help of innovative technologies, GBSB Global transformed the traditional education experience online without losing any of its efficacy.

The e-learning study process was highly effective, allowing Artem the ability to stay connected with professors and students 24/7. The online degree not only delivered the specialized training needed to obtain a higher-level career, but also instituted the importance of the soft skills of time management, decision making and negotiations arming Artem with the means to be successful in an array of industries.

GBSB Global became the right fit when Artem was looking for an Online Bachelor of Business Administration program abroad. As a recognized name in business education, GBSB Global adapted the traditional framework of academia to provide the freedom and flexibility of remote learning without losing the quality.

Armed with a state-of-the-art digital platform, Artem was impressed with the interconnectedness he felt and can attest GBSB Global’s online programming is superlative to the on-campus experiences he has had at other institutions.

PROGRAM STRUCTURE

GBSB Global’s Online Bachelor of Business Administration and Digital Innovation is crafted to be a novel program that explores newfound trends in tech that are rewriting the way in which business is conducted today. As the online marketplace is evolving, the students will concentrate on alternative business concepts and modeling.

Taking a digital focus to business administration, students will develop an agile mindset able to act decisively with the latest tools and knowledge experienced using GBSB Global’s online education platform. Online Bachelor of Business Administration and Digital Innovation students will graduate with the digital proficiency able to navigate the world of remote operations developing strategies, campaigns, and initiatives entirely online.

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 (7 ECTS)
  • Business Communication (7 ECTS)
  • Introduction to Digital Entrepreneurship and Innovation (7 ECTS)
  • Fundamentals of Marketing in the Digital Era (13 ECTS)
  • Principles of Accounting (7 ECTS)
  • Business Law in a Digital Context (7 ECTS)
  • Business Math and Statistics (13 ECTS)

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 (13 ECTS)
  • Managerial Accounting (6 ECTS)
  • Leadership and Organizational Behavior (6 ECTS)
  • Starting a New Digital Business (7 ECTS)
  • Business Economics (7 ECTS)
  • Business Research Methods (6 ECTS)
  • Three units corresponding to a chosen specialization area

3RD YEAR:

  • Bachelor of Business Administration and Digital Innovation (180 ECTS, EQF/MQF Level 5)
  • Professional and Career Development (6 ECTS)
  • Innovative and Creative Thinking (4 ECTS)
  • Corporate Finance (7 ECTS)
  • Disruptive Technologies for Innovation and Change (13 ECTS)
  • Three units corresponding to a chosen specialization area
  • Undergraduate Dissertation (15 ECTS)

Learn more about program objectives and learning outcomes.

ONLINE BUSINESS BACHELOR WITH DIGITAL INNOVATION
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.

LEARNING OUTCOMES

KNOWLEDGE:

  1. Understands professional theoretical and practical knowledge related to business administration, including both broad knowledge in the field of business administration and a considerable degree of specialized managerial knowledge in digital innovation;
  2. Possesses advanced professional knowledge of business administration and digital innovation in a specific industry or functional area chosen as an elective option in the undergraduate program;
  3. Critically understands approaches to promoting the culture of digital innovation within an organization by managing talent and knowledge and by incorporating the values of entrepreneurship, continuous learning and digital transformation into organizational strategic objectives;
  4. Understands managerial methods and digital technologies that are in demand in the complex and challenging global business environment, innovation in terms of methods and technologies used, and implications of digital technologies for individuals and societies;
  5. Demonstrates professional understanding of issues of digital business and how it can be interpreted with different theoretical approaches;
  6. Critically understands the principles included in the Agenda for Sustainable Development defined by UNESCO that are associated with social welfare, business ethics, and corporate social responsibility.

SKILLS:

  1. Gathers and interprets relevant data on problems, obstacles and opportunities faced by international organizations to inform judgments that include reflection on relevant social, technological, scientific or ethical issues with the purpose to evaluate alternative approaches and strategies an organization may adopt to meet stakeholder needs and minimize risk within changing internal and external environments;
  2. Conducts research into business and digital innovation issues, which may relate to general business and innovation processes or to a specific business function or digital technology, which requires familiarity with a range of data, research sources and appropriate methodologies;
  3. Demonstrates innovative theoretical and practical responses to management of strategic, operational and transformational processes by which an organization plans and coordinates the use of resources and innovation efforts with the general objective of securing or maintaining competitive advantage;
  4. Works effectively as a member of a team, continually reflecting on the group process to evaluate the management of projects and people;
  5. Demonstrates innovation in managing intra-entrepreneurial processes and strategies to design a digital product or service by assessing the commercial viability of digital technologies and business opportunities and by planning, organizing, and executing a project or a new venture;
  6. Demonstrates mastery in using digital tools for business administration and innovation purposes in various media and different modes (autonomous, collaborative, exploratory, designing).

COMPETENCIES:

  1. Engages in critical thinking in the area of business administration and digital innovation and demonstrates independent thought and problem solving underpinned by evidenced based arguments;
  2. Manages complex professional activities efficiently and professionally to put managerial decisions into practice taking into account the organizational context together with different constraints;
  3. Demonstrates administrative design and resource in elaborating social, ethical, innovative and international approaches to complex management and digital business situations, and takes responsibility for their consequences;
  4. Shows creativity and initiative in developing digital transformation and digital intra-entrepreneurial projects by liaising and working with others to deliver high level of team performance;
  5. Has developed learning skills that are necessary to continue professional development in the area of business administration and digital innovation by critically evaluating personal strengths and weaknesses, keeping up to date with relevant management and digital business technologies, ideas and practices;
  6. Has developed proficiency and literacy in the use of digital technology needed to access learning opportunities and to pursue a managerial career in dynamic, innovative digital organizations.

ADMISSION AND FEES

BACHELOR PROFILE

Undergraduate target groups:

  • “Aspiring Academic”: Typically, a recent High School graduate with a good academic profile. They are academically driven working their way through the educational steps that they are now attending undergraduate program as the next logical steps in their academic aspiration;
  • “Career Starter”: This target group of students are predominately using this academic step to advance their specific career prospects and are extremely job oriented. They are focused on life after studying at GBSB Global and using studying at GBSB Global to reach their career position. Some of them will be working in family businesses or are interested to launch their own entrepreneurial venture;
  • “Academic Wanderer”: Simply students attending GBSB Global, these students may not have a particular focus however they believe obtaining a degree will open doors for them. Additionally, if they come from abroad, they are interested in experiencing a different culture;
  • Mature Students and Students with Non-Standard Qualifications: GBSB Global encourages applications from mature and non-standard applicants who do not possess the standard entry qualifications but have relevant skills and experience.

General Characteristics:

  • Recent high school graduates;
  • International students interested in experiencing new cultures;
  • Speak high level of English language.
To be qualified for admission to Online Bachelor of Business Administration and Digital Innovation, you must:
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For entry to year 1 of the program students should have completed:

  1. 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;
  2. 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);
  3. 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;
  4. AP Program;
  5. Other high school leaving certificate or equivalent (other educational systems).

Alternative Entry Routes

Alternative entry routes are available for applicants who do not possess the standard entry qualifications but have certain appropriate skills and experience and subject knowledge. These are detailed in the IQA Manual of GBSB Global within the “Policies for Admission of Transfer Students and Recognition of Prior Learning”.

The Admissions Committee may consider applications from suitably qualified students currently attending other universities, applicants who have achieved a lower level award, or applicants seeking admission based on Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL).

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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.