Top Up Bachelor of Business Administration and Digital Innovation in Malta

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DURATION

FULL TIME - 1 YEARS
PART TIME - UP TO 2 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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SPECIALIZATIONS

SPECS

Tailor Your Bachelor Qualification to Your Interests

Are you interested in bolstering your current credentials by earning a full degree? GBSB Global’s Top Up Bachelor of Business Administration and Digital Innovation in Malta is specially designed to help you build on what you’ve already learned from either past study or work in the industry. Students cover a range of relevant topics including career development, creative thinking, management, finance and digital innovation – developing a sought-after set of practical business administration skills that are applicable to the demands in business today.

GBSB Global’s intensive business administration top-up is perfectly designed for students who are looking to advance their existing qualifications and earn a full degree in just one year. Students will concentrate on core business functions, gaining a highly sought-after skillset focused on digital business and innovation.

Gain firsthand wisdom and learn about real-world examples of how business is transforming today and how you can circumvent many of the challenges that your professors, successful business professionals faced developing their own careers. Study many facets of business and decide where your talents and passion lie.

GBSB Global’s strong relationships with local and national businesses are beneficial to students who can elect to participate in various internships and networking opportunities. We also invite guest speakers to lecture about their own unique experiences in business. Exercises like this ensure that students are kept up to date with the latest industry developments.

There is no time like the present to invest in your education and adapt to the technologies shaping the way business is conducted across the globe. Earn a Top Up Bachelor of Business Administration and Digital Innovation in Malta and make yourself more marketable in an incredibly competitive landscape.

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QUALIFICATION

Higher Education Program: Top Up 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: 60 ECTS

RANKINGS, ACCREDITATIONS AND PARTNERSHIPS

Top Up Bachelor of Business Administration and Digital Innovation in Malta ASIC accredited

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

Topup year in Malta accredited by Malta Further and Higher Education Authority

Accredited by the Malta Further & Higher Education Authority

Top Up Bachelor of Business Administration and Digital Innovation in Malta Awarded as a Five Stars Business School by QS Ranking System

Awarded as a Five Stars Business School for Teaching Quality

Top Up Bachelor of Business Administration and Digital Innovation in Malta Newsweek Awarded

Ranked as a Leader in Business Education by Newsweek Magazine

MQF/EQF LEVEL 6: TOP UP BACHELOR OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION
AND DIGITAL INNOVATION SPECIALIZATIONS

LIFE IN MALTA

Though small, this tiny, little Mediterranean island packs a lot of might. Flaunted as a popular tourist destination for its dreamy weather, its climate is warm, sunny, and welcoming all year. With two official languages spoken here, there is no need to fret; English is one of them! Boasting a thriving economy and a generally low cost of living, Malta is an idyllic place to study abroad. From prehistoric temples and medieval towns, to a grand fortressed capital city, picturesque harbors and bustling neighborhoods, it’s this unique combination of culture, history, fun and relaxation that makes Malta so incredibly attractive.

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STUDENTS PROFILE

GBSB Global’s student body comes from around the world to learn how to become agile leaders and original thinkers ready to advance their education and gain the tech-focused skills and learning needed to adapt to the markets today. Equipped with the competencies to be competitive in the world of business, graduates invested in earning their Top Up Bachelor of Business Administration and Digital Innovation in Malta are ready to step out into our new reality where business is done online more now than ever. Through communication and collaboration, international students acquire, develop, and transform ideas and information from theory to practical application in their professional lives.

GEOGRAPHY OF OUR STUDENTS

Geography of our Bachelor Students at GBSB Global

SUCCESS STORY

Aidan McKevitt, GBSB Global Alumni and Founder of Breakwater Marketing, recognized a calling in the marketing industry for a service he could provide. Breakwater Marketing, Aiden’s first business, is a multinational high-ticket marketing agency that focuses on Facebook ads, social media, SEO, and full-scale marketing re-designs.

His second company, Public Worx, what he designates as a low-ticket marketing firm works with smaller, localized hospitality and tourism companies to offer month-to-month ala carte marketing services.

When it came to Public Worx, Aiden says the education he earned at GBSB Global was pivotal in providing his business structure. His professors bestowed Aiden with the confidence to speak to his lawyers, accountants and team in a language they understood and could all exploit.

PROGRAM STRUCTURE:

The Malta Qualifications Framework (MQF) is a tool used to measure national and foreign qualifications and promotes quality, transparency and mobility of accreditations across all levels of education. It is mainly associated with the European Qualifications Framework (EQF) in addition to other non-European bodies of recognition mandating a standard of education be kept. The levels of reference make it simpler to understand the knowledge and capacities a student with a certain education has in relation to the Malta Qualifications Framework.

REQUIRED MODULES (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 elective modules Corresponding to the Chosen Specialization (15 ECTS)
  • Undergraduate Dissertation (15 ECTS)

TOP UP BACHELOR OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION AND DIGITAL INNOVATION IN MALTA
SPECIALIZATION UNITS

A student must select three out of seven elective modules available within the preferred specialization track, and also write an Undergraduate Dissertation in the area of the chosen specialization:

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)

*Units are subject to availability.

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

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).

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.

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 Top Up Bachelor of Business Administration and Digital Innovation in Malta, you must:
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The entry profile should include one of the following:

  1. An Undergraduate Higher Diploma in a business-related field from a Maltese institution
  2. A recognized qualification in business equivalent to MQF Level 5 with 120 ECTS of study from a recognized provider in a third country
  3. A UK Higher National Diploma (HND) in business (MQF Level 5) and 120 ECTS or 240 UK credits (Pearson’s, ATHE, NCC, SQA, OTHM)
  4. Students who completed the first two years of a 3/4-year business-related degree from a recognized provider and successfully passed 120 ECTS credits
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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

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

200 EUR

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

950 EUR

Tuition Fee for One Academic Year (60 ECTS Credits)

8,750 EUR

Tuition Fee per Quarter (20 ECTS credits)

2,917 EUR

Tuition Fee per Academic Credit (1 ECTS credit)

165 EUR

(Visiting students)

Payment Conditions:

Minimum Advanced Tuition Payment (EU Students)

4,950 EUR

Due at the time of program acceptance

Minimum Advanced Tuition Payment (Non-EU Students)

4,950 EUR

Due at the time of program acceptance and a requirement to send visa documents

The remaining Tuition Fees are due the first Friday (Week 1) of the program

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.