Top Up Bachelor in Business Administration and Digital Innovation in Europe

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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 | 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

Interested in doing a Master’s or boosting your career prospects in business? Gain access to graduate schemes and graduate-level jobs with GBSB Global’s Top Up Bachelor in Business Administration and Digital Innovation in Europe. The program has been uniquely designed to provide transformative learning in digital business that will be a valuable addition to your previous course of studies or professional work experience. Students will look in-depth at a variety of topics including management principles, decision making, operations management, finance, and digital innovation – fostering the business acumen needed to be successful in the tech-driven realm of business today.

GBSB Global’s Top Up Bachelor in Business Administration and Digital Innovation in Europe is ideally suited for students who are interested in elevating their current knowledge and earning an internationally accredited degree in just twelve months’ time. Choose to study at our newest physical campus in Birkirkara on the sunny island of Malta or combine education with your current commitments with flexible online learning. Complement your existing Level 5 qualification to a full undergraduate, Bachelor’s degree Level 6 qualification accredited by the MFHEA in just one academic year.

What will you gain? Expect to develop highly coveted soft skills of communications, leadership, negotiations, and time management. Using case studies, hands-on workshops, and collaborative projects, students will participate interactively through every stage of the academic process. Focusing on core business functions, from sales and marketing to research and development a digital focus on innovation will be woven through the curriculum.

Gain firsthand insight into the real world from a faculty of international professors, successful business professionals, and understand how the world of business is transforming today. With thoughtful guidance professors will help students circumvent many of the challenges that they experienced in their own careers.

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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 Europe 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

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

Ranked as a Leader in Business Education by Newsweek Magazine

CAMPUSES

MALTA
The island of Malta is a jewel in the Mediterranean. Regarded as an admired tourist destination for its beautiful weather, diverse landscape and fascinating history, Malta is easy to traverse. With two official languages, English and Maltese, navigating your everyday errands is a breeze. Proud of its thriving economy and a generally low cost of living, Malta is an idyllic place to study abroad. The government takes an active role in promoting small businesses and entrepreneurship, where the startup scene is suited for budding global minds. From antiquated fortresses to medieval villages, picturesque harbors, and bustling neighborhoods, Malta’s unmatched mingling of culture, history, quality education, entertainment, and recreation make the island nation a desirable location for students interested in earning their Top-up in Business Administration and Digital Innovation in Europe.

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ONLINE
As digitalization continues to take over the markets globally, society has come to approach online learning and at-distance work with a whole new fervor. Providing flexibility to move at your own pace and marry your current commitments with your studies, earning your Online Top-up in Business Administration and Digital Innovation is ideal for those who want to receive an upstanding Level 6 degree but don’t want to move abroad or can’t commit to studying on campus. GBSB Global brings the international experience regardless of the selected learning format. Study among a group of diverse individuals with our state-of-the-art online platform providing learners with the ability to connect with their professors and peers 24/7. Take the reins of your education, making yourself highly marketable in the new age of digital business transformation.

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STUDENTS PROFILE

GBSB Global’s student body is a diverse group of individuals representing all demographics. Educating tomorrow’s progressive leaders and agile thinkers, GBSB Global graduates foster the tech-driven skills and knowledge needed to stay relevant in the world of digital business today. Trained with the competencies to make them stand out against competition, students invested in earning their Top-up in Business Administration and Digital Innovation in Europe tap into a growth mindset and entrepreneurial spirit ready to navigate the digital landscape with ingenuity.

Embracing diversity and inclusion, students learn not only from their international professors but from one another through effective communication and collaboration, developing ideas and transforming the information they learn in the classroom to their professional careers.

GEOGRAPHY OF OUR STUDENTS

Geography of our Bachelor Students at GBSB Global

EARN A TOP UP BACHELOR IN BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION AND DIGITAL INNOVATION IN EUROPE

Whether on-campus in Malta or studying from the convenience of your home online, earn your Level 6 Top-Up Bachelor in Business Administration and Digital Innovation in Europe at one of the leading business schools in the world. Offering an interactive degree, students learn from their professors, peers, and business professionals, often CEOs, founders, and executives.

Gain the most relevant knowledge and technological expertise to navigate today’s new reality that of globalized digital business. Change your future opportunities in just 12 months.

PROGRAM STRUCTURE:

Invest in your Top Up Bachelor in Business Administration and Digital Innovation in Europe and take advantage of GBSB Global’s diverse network of domestic and international business partnerships. Participate in various internships and engage with professionals who bring a wealth of experience to the classroom. Events, webinars, and guest lectures with worldwide industry experts assure students are receiving the most up-to-date information on trends in the industry.

As a Microsoft Showcase School, GBSB Global arms students with the latest digital tools needed to be highly competitive in the employment market. Become a highly sought-after professional with advanced digital proficiencies applicable across all business domains as you earn your Top Up Bachelor in Business Administration and Digital Innovation in Europe.

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)

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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 Europe, 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.