Online Business Bachelor with 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

Online

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ANNUAL INTAKES

OCT | JAN | APR

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FORMAT

Mornings | Afternoons

Earn your Online Bachelor of Business Administration and Digital Innovation with Management (General) (hereinafter - Online Business Bachelor with Management) from the worldwide accredited institution, GBSB Global Business School. This specialized degree offers students from across the globe the opportunity to transform the way business is conducted today. Arming students with the skills to work and lead teams in an ever-changing digital age, our tech-focused management degree focuses on agility and innovation as major factors to one’s success.

Considering the current state of uncertainty in the world where countries are adapting markets to circumvent economic hardship and businesses are having to pivot, looking at new digital models, in order to meet the demands of their customers and stay afloat, there is no better time to study for your Online Business Bachelor with Management. Even before the pandemic, it was becoming clear that artificial intelligence, data science and cyber security were among many fashionable career paths that would be here to stay in light of our newfound digital revolution. Now with a vast majority of the workforce working remotely, there is a greater need, more so than ever before, for highly competent business leaders able to take the reins and navigate our new digital-driven reality, empowering and inspiring teams at distance.

Throughout the Online Business Bachelor with Management, students will look at a range of business topics from design thinking and product innovation to business model design and knowledge management. These subjects prepare students for the challenges that lay ahead. Online Business Bachelor with Management students graduate with the aptitude to navigate international negotiations, conduct market research and development, and operate with sustainable and ethical business practices in mind. Taking management to a whole new level, our ingeniously designed curriculum recognizes the volatility in the market today and focuses on nurturing tomorrow’s business execs, life-long learners and doers able to acclimate to unpredictable markets, detect problems and facilitate innovative solutions.

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QUALIFICATION

Higher Education Program: Bachelor of Business Administration and Digital Innovation with Management
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 acbsp accredited

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

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

Designated a Five Star Business School for Teaching & Student Quality

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

Online Bachelor in Management ASIC accredited

Fully accredited by ASIC
Approved by Ofsted and an affiliate of ENQA

TESTIMONIALS

AIDAN MCKEVITT, USA

Aidan McKevitt, a GBSB Global Business School graduate from our Bachelor’s program was able to capitalize on his learnings to better his business operations and expand his two Spanish-based marketing firms. As a small business owener, Aiden began his studies with one company and gained the busines know-how to successfully take his operations to a higher level and open a second. Learning to negotiate with investors, speak with lawyers and accountants and various professionals in the field of marketing, Aiden felt comfortable communicating in a language they could all understand.
As an American expat living in Barcelona, Aidan McKevitt established a solid foundation in business studying and working alongside a dynamic community of professionals, both his peers and professors. It has been through his studies at GBSB Global that he has furthered his objectives working across borders and with multinational companies. 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 HIGHLIGHTS

Bachelor in Management official state recognized business degree

An official state recognized business degree

Online Bachelor in Management Multicultural faculty with worldwide experience

International faculty with real-world business experience in digital innovation

Bachelor in Management Visiting speakers and workshops from professional experts

Visiting speakers and workshops from upstanding business professional

Online Bachelor in Management International student body

Student body represents more than 85 nationalities

PROGRAM STRUCTURE

Earning your Online Business Bachelor with Management, you will gain the knowledge and the skills to lead teams in a new age of information technologies, a period we have never charted before. As a part of the Online Business Bachelor with Management, our students secure top internships with major, international companies and are exposed to changing business practices, obtaining a novel appreciation of the new digital challenges and realities faced by organizations across the globe today.

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)

ONLINE BUSINESS BACHELOR WITH MANAGEMENT
AVAILABLE ELECTIVES

A student will complete three 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 fascinated by the digital revolution sweeping the globe? Do you love tech? Maybe you are interested in the digital age of business and what influence you can have on markets? Are you a leader, ready to manage teams at distance, inspiring them remotely? If your answer was a resounding yes, then an Online Business Bachelor with Management is just what you need to set your career on the path to success. Today, with digital advancements changing the landscape of busines, this degree is one of the most popular majors that freshman students choose for their undergraduate degrees. These trends are understandable – with the onset of the pandemic and the impact it has had on business at large, it is no wonder professionals are being asked to step into new roles, ones focused on the advancement in technology and how they can better serve digital objectives. Don’t be left behind.

Today’s digital revolution is not so different than those in the past. Technology has now become the name of the game very similar to the impact the Industrial Revolution had on life as we know it. We are in for great change and don’t you want to be at the forefront? Every aspect of a business from operations to management is run using digital tools and platforms that were not readily available 5 or even 10 years ago and remote work has now become commonplace. This fast-paced digital transformation has left no industry untouched, from their operations, digital business management is revolutionizing the way businesses serve their customers. It is cultivating a new form of competitiveness within the realm of business. Every corner of the globe has been affected.

With an Online Business Bachelor with Management, students and graduates can secure employment in many facets of 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 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

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 Business Bachelor with 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)

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.

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