Business Bachelor in Malta (General Management)

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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

Malta

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ANNUAL INTAKES

OCT | JAN | APR

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FORMAT

Mornings | Afternoons

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TUITION FEE

€5,750 per year
TRANSFER TO ONLINE LATER, FEES REMAIN THE SAME

GBSB Global’s Bachelor of Business Administration and Digital Innovation in Malta (hereinafter- Business Bachelor in Malta) offers students the opportunity to become the change-makers of tomorrow. With a transformative degree based on satisfying the universal demand for tech-focused management, students gain the aptitude to work and lead teams in an ever-evolving digital age where these skills are highly sought.

Invested in the advancements of the island, Digital Malta is the national Information Communication Technology strategy. In short, its vision is for “a digitally-enabled country empowering its people, communities and entrepreneurs through the intelligent and universal use of Information Communication and Technology”. It’s about making citizens' lives better, improving community services and helping enterprises to flourish and become more competitive through Information Communication and Technology. In light of Malta’s ambitions, GBSB Global complements these initiatives by graduating students with the skill set and know-how to be highly effective in seeing this mission come to fruition.

Considering the current state of the world where businesses have pivoted tremendously to adapt to changing online behaviors, there is no better place to study. Throughout the Business Bachelor (General Management) in Malta, students cover a variety of business topics looking at design thinking, product innovation, business model design, and knowledge management to prepare students for the challenges that lay ahead. The Business Bachelor in Malta (General Management) students graduate ready and able to meet global demands, navigating international negotiations, conducting market research and development, and acting in accordance with sustainable and ethical business practices.

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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

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Get a Tax Credit with Get Qualified Scheme (MEDE)
Benefit from a tax credit (up to €12,500) enabling you to recover part of the costs incurred during the studies in Malta. Claim your Tax Credit Certificate via Get Qualified scheme, administered and controlled by the National Skills Council within the Ministry for Education and Employment (MEDE) of Malta.

RANKINGS, ACCREDITATIONS AND PARTNERSHIPS

Bachelor Listed as one of the Leaders in Global Education by Newsweek Magazine

Listed as one of the Leaders in Global Education by Newsweek Magazine

Bachelor in Management in Malta Awarded as a Five Stars Business School by QS Ranking System

Named a Five Star Business School for Teaching & Student Quality

Bachelor in management in Malta accredited by Malta Further and Higher Education Authority

Accredited by the Malta Further & Higher Education Authority

Bachelor in Management in Malta ASIC accredited

Fully Accredited by ASIC
Approved by Ofsted and an Affiliate of ENQA

TESTIMONIALS

AIDAN MCKEVITT, USA

As a small business owner in Spain, Aiden was looking to gain the aptitude to take his operations to another level, able to negotiate and operate with the skills and ability to speak to various professionals in the field and feel comfortable communicating with them in a language they would understand.
As an American expat, Aidan McKevitt developed a solid foundation in business studying and working alongside a diverse community of people. It has been through these studies that he has furthered his ambitions working across borders and has fostered a cultural empathy that would give him the ability to work with multi-national companies.
The flexibility of the bachelor’s degree studies offered at GBSB Global gave Aidan a chance to focus on his businesses and their growth in an international market.

PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS

Bachelor in Management official state recognized business degree

An official and recognized European undegraduate business qualification (EQF Level 6)

Bachelor in Management in Malta Multicultural faculty with worldwide experience

Multicultural faculty with real-world business acumen & experience in digital innovation

Bachelor in Management Malta Visiting speakers and workshops from professional experts

Visiting speakers and workshops from business experts

Bachelor in Management in Malta International student body

Student body representing more than 100 nationalities

PROGRAM STRUCTURE

Earning your Business Bachelor in Malta (General Management), you’ll not only realize the benefits of a renowned business education, but you will also gain the aptitude to lead teams in a new age of digital technologies, an era we have never navigated before. As a part of the Business Bachelor in Malta (General Management), our students acquire top internships with major, multinational companies and are exposed to varying business practices, acquiring a better understanding of the new digital realities faced by organizations across the globe.

1ST YEAR: COMPULSORY
(60 ECTS)

  • 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: COMPULSORY
+ SPECIALIZATION (60 ECTS)

  • 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: COMPULSORY
+ SPECIALIZATION (60 ECTS)

  • 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)

BUSINESS BACHELOR IN MALTA(GENERAL MANAGEMENT)
AVAILABLE UNITS

A student will complete six elective units that can be chosen from a diverse list of elective offerings in the area of business administration and digital innovation*.

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.

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

Are you interested in digital innovations and their impact on the world of business? Do you love tech? Maybe learning about the digital age of business and what impact you can make excites you? Then a Business Bachelor in Malta (General Management) earned from GBSB Global is just what you need to set you on the path to a successful future. Today, with digital advancements changing the landscape of busines, this degree if one of the most popular majors that freshman students choose for their undergraduate degrees. And this is understandable - with the onset of the pandemic and the impact it has had on the business world, there is no wonder professionals are needed to step into new roles, ones focused on the advancement in technology and how they can better serve digital objectives.

Today’s digital revolution is not so much different than those in the past, it is not just changing how businesses are perceived but also how businesses are operated. Technology has now become the name of the game. In light of the current situation, every aspect of a business from operations to management is run using digital tools and is now done remotely. This fast-paced digital transformation has altered every industry, their operations, and revolutionized the way of serving customers and cultivated a new form of competitiveness within the realm of business. Every facet of the globe has been affected.

With a Business Bachelor in Malta (General Management), students and graduates can land employment in management, operating as a business model designer, innovation consultant, chief innovation officer, new business development manager, or business development lead. Some other career options could be working as an innovation strategist, innovation catalyst, digital transformation officer, cyber securities analyst, venture architect, artificial intelligence consultant, product design prototyper, and a lean startup coach.

JOBS YOU CAN LAND WITH A BUSINESS BACHELOR

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NEW BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT MANAGER

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INNOVATION CONSULTANT

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CYBER SECURITY ANALYST

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INNOVATION STRATEGIST

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VENTURE ARCHITECT

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CHIEF INNOVATION OFFICER

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PRODUCT DESIGN PROTOTYPER

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ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE CONSULTANT

THE RANGE OF RESPONSIBILITIES WILL VARY, BUT HERE ARE A FEW EXAMPLES OF CAREERS YOU MAY CONSIDER:

NEW BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT MANAGER

  • Focuses on consumer and market research (observational studies, focus groups, surveys) by working on industry forecasts, SWOT analyses, and consumer interviews
  • Spots new opportunities (market segments, product categories -> revenue streams) for the company to work develop
  • Leads a small team to commercialize new opportunities into new markets

INNOVATION CONSULTANT

  • Specialized in different aspects of innovation and only involved for a limited period of time
  • Work in-house at one of their clients and are likely to become innovation managers

PRODUCT DESIGN PROTOTYPER

  • Develops products from start to finish
  • Involved with research, concept, design, etc., and as such, needs to have a range of skills (depending on the industry), including visual design capabilities and experience with related systems and programs

CHIEF INNOVATION OFFICER

  • Face of innovation in a large organization
  • Defines the innovation strategy based on the overall corporate strategy and checks if it is executed as planned
  • Leads a team of innovation managers and new business development managers, with a similar standing as a CEO

INNOVATION CATALYST

  • Expertise in cultural trends and insights and knows what it’s like to drive a global strategy to regional teams per continent
  • Trusted partner of the marketing team because their goal is to find consumer and innovation growth opportunities in emerging markets
  • Uncover what consumers are missing in their lives and helps create new products or services to solve this
  • Some innovation catalysts work with internal stakeholders to collect ideas, problems, and opportunities from employees

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 Business Bachelor in Malta (General Management), 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)

5,750 EUR

5,750 EUR

* Fees remain the same for students completing their 3-year Bachelor studies fully on-campus, fully online, or transferring between the two campuses throughout the academic journey.

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.

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