Online Top Up Bachelor of Business Administration and Digital Innovation

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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

Online

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ANNUAL INTAKES

OCT | JAN | APR

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FORMAT

Flexible 24/7 Studies

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SPECIALIZATIONS

SPECS

Tailor Your Bachelor Qualification to Your Interests

Are you wondering what opportunities would be available if only you would have that degree in hand? GBSB Global’s Online Top Up Bachelor of Business Administration and Digital Innovation was designed to provide students with the flexibility to study online from anywhere in the world, at their own pace, to earn the credentials needed to advance their career prospects. Whether you have partially completed your undergraduate studies or have gone on to gain professional work experience, the curriculum was designed as an upgrade of your current qualifications providing a foundation in managerial principles, decision making, critical thinking, finance, and eCommerce.

Being a one-year commitment, this Online Top Up Bachelor of Business Administration and Digital Innovation takes an intensive approach to learning, allowing you to earn an extra 60 ECTS credits needed to obtain an official Level 6 qualification from one of Europe’s most renown business schools. Bolster your professional qualifications and advance your business acumen in just 12 months. Acquire core business functions, incorporate digital tools and innovative thinking into practical assignments, solve real-life case studies and showcase leadership in collaborative projects.

Students will focus on technological advancements in business and will become acquainted with trends shaping markets today. Guided by a faculty of international professors, successful business professionals, students will gain firsthand insights into real-world instances of how globalization and innovation are transforming business practices. Take advantage of the Online Top Up Bachelor of Business Administration and Digital Innovation to gain a 24/7 access to resources, lectures, professors, and peers. This accessibility makes online learning highly attractive to students with existing obligations such as a full-time job, family commitment, or unwillingness to move abroad. With a diverse network of highly regarded business connections, GBSB Global students will have the opportunity to take part in online events and webinars, and seek various professional opportunities around the globe.

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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

Online Top Up Bachelor of Business Administration and Digital Innovation ASIC accredited

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

Topup year accredited by Malta Further and Higher Education Authority

Accredited by the Malta Further & Higher Education Authority

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

Awarded as a Five Stars Business School for Teaching Quality

Online Top Up Bachelor of Business Administration and Digital Innovation 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

BENEFITS OF STUDYING ONLINE

Embracing the new era of digitalized learning, GBSB Global was a forerunner in creating an accessible platform for students of all ages to learn from any corner of the world with an immense amount of flexibility. The Online Top Up Bachelor of Business Administration and Digital Innovation was tailored to meet the demand for convenience.

Combine your studies with your current commitments and easily connect with peers and experts from across the globe, expanding your professional network on an international scale. Save on the expenses of relocation and invest in your degree online. Enhance your digital literacy using the advanced tools offered from a digital pioneer. This asset will futureproof your career, increasing your employability and demand on the market.

With distance learning more popularized than ever before, you will be studying at one of the most technically advanced schools across Europe. Named a Microsoft Showcase School, GBSB Global’s Online Top Up Bachelor of Business Administration and Digital Innovation will position you ahead of the competition, arming you with the technological expertise to be highly effective in digital business.

 

STUDENTS PROFILE

GBSB Global’s student body is an eclectic array of individuals of all ages hailing from around the globe. Students invested in their Online Top Up Bachelor of Business Administration and Digital Innovation are proactive, balancing their professional endeavors with their studies. They are dynamic leaders and novel thinkers ready to expand their knowledge and attain the tech-savvy skills needed to meet market demand.

Prepared with the competencies to be competitive in the world of business today, graduates will showcase a digital acumen that will help them navigate society’s new virtual reality where business is done more online than ever before. Fostering cultural empathy and inclusivity, students embrace the imperative soft skills of communication and collaboration that will make them viable managers and team leaders. Transformative in scope, students in the Online Top Up Bachelor of Business Administration and Digital Innovation program ideate and develop ideas and information individually and collectively taking theoretical classroom learning and making it applicable to their daily professional lives.

GEOGRAPHY OF OUR STUDENTS

Geography of our Bachelor Students at GBSB Global

SUCCESS STORY

Olivier Bongrand decided to change careers in November 2020. Leaving his engineering vocation, he decided to be courageous and embark on a new professional path in Sports Management. During an era of uncertainty, the pandemic didn’t steer Olivier off course. He was able to begin his studies during the January 2021 intake, learning at distance from Paris. Passionate about sports, 2021 has proven to be Olivier’s year to flip his career on its head and pursue a field that inspires him.

Olivier’s story is one anyone can embrace at any time in their lives. Seeking a digital education offers individuals the freedom and flexibility to manage their studies their own way. In just one year, your life can change tremendously.

By earning your Online Top Up Bachelor of Business Administration and Digital Innovation students will have access to learning 24/7 with an array of peers and professors at their fingertips. Gaining an education and network at GBSB Global will pave the way for a future alight with opportunity.

PROGRAM STRUCTURE:

No matter where you live, globalization has changed the landscape of competition. By earning your Online Top Up Bachelor of Business Administration and Digital Innovation you will be able to traverse borders and seek opportunities with multinational firms. GBSB Global is the gateway to a future ripe with opportunity.

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)

ONLINE TOP UP BACHELOR OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION AND DIGITAL INNOVATION
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 Online Top Up Bachelor of Business Administration and Digital Innovation, 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.