Business Bachelor with Management in Barcelona

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DURATION

FULL TIME - 2 + 1 YEARS
PART TIME - 4 + UP TO 2 YEARS

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LANGUAGES

English

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LOCATION

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

€10,750 per year
TRANSFER TO ONLINE LATER, FEES REMAIN THE SAME

GBSB Global's Business Bachelor with Management in Barcelona is a contemporary take on historic business administration. This expansive program suits changemakers who are passionate about digital business practices and technology and want to inspire and innovate in the modern corporate world. The curriculum leans into tech trends and new, modern business processes. As we move further into a highly digitized world, this program gives students the keys to unlock new ideas and concepts, work across global fields and leverage technology in business.

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With the Bachelor of Business Administration and Digital Innovation, graduates leave with a sound grasp of global business skills and practices and the know-how to manage diverse teams. Expect to learn about managerial and analytical subjects, including operations, financial accounting, and strategic planning, as well as the new advancements in technology and how the pandemic and globalization have influenced business trends across the globe.

During this innovative BA program students are invited to concentrate on specific fields of their key interest while gaining a comprehensive business education with a digital focus. Explore the latest trends in digital innovation, reinforce theoretical knowledge through practical approach, learn to think with an agile mind, all while easily adapting to the new remote reality facing the world today.

QUALIFICATIONS

GBSB Global Business School is accredited by the Government of Catalonia’s Department of Education and delivers Undergraduate Higher Diploma in Business Administration and Digital Innovation (120 ECTS, EQF/MQF Level 5) face-to-face from our campus in Barcelona, Spain. Once you’ve obtained your Undergraduate Higher Diploma in Business Administration and Digital Innovation, tailor your final year to your needs, culminating in your Top-Up Bachelor (B.A.) of Business Administration and Digital Innovation with Management (60 ECTS, EQF/MQF Level 6) delivered by GBSB Global Business School either online, in Malta, or stay in Barcelona to combine your online studies with an additional Diploma in Applied Business Innovation.

YEAR 1 & 2

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QUALIFICATION

Higher Education Program: Undergraduate Higher Diploma in 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) and accredited by Government of Catalonia’s Department of Education.
MQF/EQF Level: MFHEA deems this qualification to be at Level 5 of the Malta Qualifications Framework and the European Qualifications Framework for Lifelong Learning.
Number of ECTS Credits: 120 ECTS

YEAR 3

International Immersion, Study Abroad, and Multi-Campus Experience

RANKINGS, ACCREDITATIONS AND PARTNERSHIPS

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Accredited by the Catalan Department of Education

BA Management in Barcelona accredited by National Commission for Higher Education in Malta

Accredited by National Commission for Further and Higher Education in Malta

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

GBSB Global awarded as a Five Star Institution by QS Ranking System

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Accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs

TESTIMONIALS

Aidan McKevitt, a GBSB Global Business School graduate from the Bachelor’s program, was able to capitalize on his learnings to better his business operations and expand his two Spanish-based marketing firms. Learning to negotiate with investors, communicate with lawyers and accountants and various professionals in the field of marketing, Aiden felt comfortable as both business owner and marketing professional.

As an American expat living in Barcelona he established a solid foundation in business studying and working alongside a dynamic community of professionals, both his peers and professors. He has fostered a cultural empathy that has paved the way for his company’s success.

GBSB Global’s bachelor’s degree studies offered Aidan flexibility and support, enabling him to focus on his businesses and their growth.

PROGRAM STRUCTURE

Earn your Business Bachelor with Management in Barcelona to gain the knowledge and the skills essential to lead multicultural teams in a new digital era. Get ready to seek internship opportunities with large international companies during the Business Bachelor with Management in Barcelona studies, where you will be exposed to changing business practices, obtaining a novel appreciation of the new digital challenges and realities faced by organizations across the globe today.

This Business Bachelor with Management in Barcelona is made up of 180 ECTS credits. The curriculum covers the fundamental business acumen and management specific courses needed to succeed in this dynamic industry.

YOUR BACHELOR JOURNEY AT A GLANCE

Year of Study EQF Level Location Government
Accrediting Body
Qualification
1
2
L5 Barcelona MFHEA + the Catalan Department of Education Undergraduate Higher Diploma in Business Administration and Digital Innovation (120 ECTS, EQF/MQF Level 5)
3 L6
Option 1Malta
Option 2Online
Option 3Online + Barcelona
MFHEA
MFHEA + Private Professional Diploma (GBSB Global Spain)
Top Up Bachelor of Business Administration and Digital Innovation with Management (60 ECTS, MQF/EQF Level 6)
Top Up Bachelor of Business Administration and Digital Innovation with Management (60 ECTS, MQF/EQF Level 6) + Diploma in Applied Business Innovation (GBSB Global Spain)
Year of Study
1
EQF Level
L5
Location
Barcelona
Government
Accrediting Body
MFHEA + the Catalan Department of Education
Qualification
Undergraduate Higher Diploma in Business Administration and Digital Innovation (120 ECTS, EQF/MQF Level 5)
Year of Study
2
EQF Level
L5
Location
Barcelona
Government
Accrediting Body
MFHEA + the Catalan Department of Education
Qualification
Undergraduate Higher Diploma in Business Administration and Digital Innovation (120 ECTS, EQF/MQF Level 5)
Year of Study
3 (Option 1)
EQF Level
L6
Location
Malta
Government
Accrediting Body
MFHEA
Qualification
Top Up Bachelor of Business Administration and Digital Innovation with Management (60 ECTS, MQF/EQF Level 6)
Year of Study
3 (Option 2)
EQF Level
L6
Location
Online
Government
Accrediting Body
MFHEA
Qualification
Top Up Bachelor of Business Administration and Digital Innovation with Management (60 ECTS, MQF/EQF Level 6)
Year of Study
3 (Option 3)
EQF Level
L6
Location
Online + Barcelona
Government
Accrediting Body
MFHEA + Private Professional Diploma (GBSB Global Spain)
Qualification
Top Up Bachelor of Business Administration and Digital Innovation with Management (60 ECTS, MQF/EQF Level 6) + Diploma in Applied Business Innovation (GBSB Global Spain)

PROGRAM STRUCTURE AND POSSIBLE EXIT AWARDS:

1ST YEAR:
BARCELONA

  • Global Business Environment (7 ECTS)
  • Business Communication (6 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)

Possible Exit Award

  • 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)

2ND YEAR:
BARCELONA

  • Strategic Management of Enterprise and Digital Innovation (13 ECTS)
  • Managerial Accounting (6 ECTS)
  • Leadership and Organizational Behaviour (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

Possible Exit Award

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

3RD YEAR:
ONLINE/MALTA

  • 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)

Final Qualification

  • Top-Up Bachelor (B.A.) of Business Administration and Digital Innovation with Management
    (60 ECTS, MQF/EQF Level 6)

BACHELOR OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION AND DIGITAL INNOVATION
IN BARCELONA ELECTIVE 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)

LEARN MORE

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:
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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;

b.

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;

c.

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;

d.

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;

e.

Demonstrates professional understanding of issues of digital business and how it can be interpreted with different theoretical approaches;

f.

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:
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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;

b.

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;

c.

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;

d.

Works effectively as a member of a team, continually reflecting on the group process to evaluate the management of projects and people;

e.

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;

f.

Demonstrates mastery in using digital tools for business administration and innovation purposes in various media and different modes (autonomous, collaborative, exploratory, designing).

COMPETENCIES:
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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;

b.

Manages complex professional activities efficiently and professionally to put managerial decisions into practice taking into account the organizational context together with different constraints;

c.

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;

d.

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;

e.

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;

f.

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

Graduates with a Business Bachelor with Management in Barcelona degree qualify for all sorts of careers and benefit from high levels of demand in virtually every industry due to their extensive business acumen. Enterprises of all sizes and types require the expertise and strong leadership form well-trained, educated business managers.

Get into sales, marketing or account management. Foster client relationships, work with sales and marketing teams to find new clients, prepare presentations and sales pitches and communicate client agendas to the rest of the company. Alternatively look into project management, non-profit management, or human resource management offering your effective communication, decision-making, and personnel management skills.

JOBS YOU CAN LAND WITH BUSINESS BACHELOR
WITH MANAGEMENT

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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

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

INNOVATION CONSULTANT

  • Specialized in different facets of innovation and only contracted for a temporary period of time
  • Works in-house at one of their clients and are likely to become promoted to an innovation manager

PRODUCT DESIGN PROTOTYPER

  • Develops products from beginning to end
  • Involved with research, concept, design, etc., and as such, needs to have a variety of skills (based on the industry), including visual design capabilities and experience with associated systems and programs

CHIEF INNOVATION OFFICER

  • Face of innovation in a large corporation
  • Defines the innovation strategy based on the overall corporate strategy and monitors if it is executed as intended
  • Leads a team of innovation managers and new business development managers, with a similar responsibility as a CEO

INNOVATION CATALYST

  • Expertise in cultural trends and insights and knows what it’s like to push a global strategy to regional teams based on various continents
  • Reliable member of the marketing team because their goal is to find consumer and innovation growth prospects in emerging markets
  • Discover what consumers are missing in their lives and helps create new products or services to solve this

ADMISSION AND FEES

to be qualified for admission to the undergraduate program in Business Administration and Digital Innovation in Barcelona, you must:

The entry profile should include one of the following:

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  • 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)

Proof of Proficiency in the English Language:

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  • 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

Fees*
Year 1
Barcelona
Year 2
Barcelona
Year 3
Malta
Online
Online + Barcelona
Registration Fee (Paid Annually for Every Academic Year of the Program) 200 € 200 € 200 € 200 € 200 €
Administrative Fee (Paid Annually for Every Academic Year of the Program) 950 € 950 € 950 € 950 € 950 €
Tuition Fee for One Academic Year (60 ECTS Credits)** 10750 € 10750 € Fee Valid in Malta at the Time 10750 €
Optional Diploma in Applied Business Innovation (ABI) 1900 €
Fees*
Year 1
Barcelona
Registration Fee (Paid Annually for Every Academic Year of the Program)
200 €
Administrative Fee (Paid Annually for Every Academic Year of the Program)
950 €
Tuition Fee for One Academic Year (60 ECTS Credits)**
10750 €
Fees*
Year 2
Barcelona
Registration Fee (Paid Annually for Every Academic Year of the Program)
200 €
Administrative Fee (Paid Annually for Every Academic Year of the Program)
950 €
Tuition Fee for One Academic Year (60 ECTS Credits)**
10750 €
Fees*
Year 3
Malta
Registration Fee (Paid Annually for Every Academic Year of the Program)
200 €
Administrative Fee (Paid Annually for Every Academic Year of the Program)
950 €
Tuition Fee for One Academic Year (60 ECTS Credits)**
Fee Valid in Malta at the Time
Fees*
Year 3
Online
Registration Fee (Paid Annually for Every Academic Year of the Program)
200 €
Administrative Fee (Paid Annually for Every Academic Year of the Program)
950 €
Tuition Fee for One Academic Year (60 ECTS Credits)**
10750 €
Fees*
Year 3
Online + Barcelona
Registration Fee (Paid Annually for Every Academic Year of the Program)
200 €
Administrative Fee (Paid Annually for Every Academic Year of the Program)
950 €
Tuition Fee for One Academic Year (60 ECTS Credits)**
10750 €
Optional Diploma In Applied Business Innovation (ABI)
1900 €

*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 valid for students starting their studies in the Academic Year 2023-2024.

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

*If payments are not paid by the deadlines, a penalty fee of 5% of the remaining tuition amount will be charged.·Payments are accepted online or by bank transfers (commission charges may apply).

*Program fees do not include accommodation, flights, insurance or program materials.·Students who wish to participate in Global Study Trips may do so by paying additional fees.

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