Bachelor in Malta

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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

GBSB Global’s Bachelor (B.A.) of Business Administration and Digital Innovation is designed to be an alternative to traditional business administration focusing on trends in technology and the paradigm shift businesses have taken to focus more solely on their online markets. Students will concentrate on the business areas that are of key interest while gaining a comprehensive education with a digital focus. Learn about trends in digital innovation and how to think with an agile mind adapting to the new remote reality facing the world today. Our Bachelor (B.A.) of Business Administration and Digital Innovation prepares students with the skills needed to work in a tech-focused environment where collaboration and communication will be key to quickly and effectively adapt to change.

Bachelor (B.A.) of Business Administration and Digital Innovation is an official and recognized qualification. The Malta Further & Higher Education Authority (MFHEA) deems this qualification to be at Level 6 of the Malta Qualifications Framework and the European Qualifications Framework for Lifelong Learning.

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QUALIFICATION

Name: Bachelor (B.A.) of Business Administration and Digital Innovation
Accreditation Status: An official and recognized qualification accredited by the Malta Further & Higher Education Authority.
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

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

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Accredited by the Malta Further & Higher Education Authority

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Awarded as a Five Stars Business School for Teaching Quality

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Ranked as a Leader in Business Education by Newsweek Magazine

LIFE IN MALTA

Even though it is small, this tiny Mediterranean island has a lot of might. Touted as a favorite tourist destination for its weather. Its climate is warm, sunny, and welcoming all year round. Two official languages are spoken here, and one of them is English! With a thriving economy and a generally low cost of living, Malta is an ideal location to study abroad. From prehistoric temples and medieval towns, to a grand fortressed capital city, picturesque harbors and bustling entertainment areas, it’s this unique combination of culture and history, fun and relaxation that makes Malta so popular.

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STUDENTS PROFILE

GBSB Global’s student body comes from around the world to earn their Bachelor (B.A.) of Business Administration and Digital Innovation in Malta and learn how to become agile leaders ready to meet the demands of today’s marketplace. Equipped with the competencies to be competitive in the world of business, graduates are ready to step out into the ever-evolving landscape and be successful. Through communication and collaboration, international students acquire, develop, and transform ideas and information that they have learned in class. They connect with their peers, professors and professionals in the field to share their ideas, express their views, expand their knowledge, and meet deadlines.

GEOGRAPHY OF OUR STUDENTS

Geography of our Bachelor Students at GBSB Global

SUCCESS STORY

Aidan McKevitt, GBSB Global Bachelor Alumni and Founder of Breakwater Marketing, identified a niche in the Spanish market that he knew he could fill. Breakwater Marketing, his first company, is an international 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 describes as a low-ticket marketing agency works locally in Barcelona to offer month-to-month ala carte marketing services to the hospitality and tourism sectors.

When it came to Public Worx, Aiden says the bachelor degree earned at GBSB Global was instrumental in providing the business structure. It gave Aiden the confidence to speak to his lawyers, accountants and team in a language they understood and could all capitalize on.

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.

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

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
  • Managerial Accounting
  • Leadership and Organisational Behaviour
  • Starting a New Digital Business
  • Business Economics
  • Business Research Methods
  • Three units corresponding to a chosen specialization area

3RD YEAR:

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

BUSINESS BACHELOR WITH DIGITAL INNOVATION IN MALTA
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)

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 Bachelor of Business Administration and Digital Innovation in Malta, 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

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

950 EUR

Tuition Fee for One Academic Year (60 ECTS Credits)

5,750 EUR

The above mentioned tuition fees are applicable for students who start their studies from October 2021 onwards.

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.