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BBA in International Business Administration and Entrepreneurship

  1. A higher education accredited program at Level “6” of the Malta Qualifications Framework and the European Qualifications Framework for Lifelong Learning

Our BBA in International Business and Entrepreneurship is an innovative program , designed mainly for professionals as it allows them to integrate up to 50% of the skills and expertise they have accumulated over time into accademic credits, of the entire degree course. This means that students who proceed with the Recognition of Prior Learning Process, might  be able to complete the Bachelor Program in one year plus the period of the thesis, out of 3 years which is the duration of the entire course. 


Students enrolled in the program have the possibility to request GY ACADEMY the recognition of previous knowledge and skill the student has  gained through formal learning (training, workshops, seminars, etc. ) and non – formal learning (workplace-related), allowing them to reduce the time of studying for the bachelor degree for up to 50% ( from 3 years to 1year  and half)

The course is  held entirely online as we think that this will be the future of higher education since it allows students to be more flexible and to work and study at the same time wherever they are.

The qualifications issued by GY Academy are recognized at European level  and they have facility of recognition in 30 countries of the Commonwealth, Malta being a member state of the Commonwealth.

Obtain a double degree GY - Higher Education Institution with the University of Torino

GY Academy will allow a maximum of 25 selected students  registered in our Bachelor program (including those who will receive recognition of prior learning) to be able to acquire 31 ECTS (online) out of a total of 185, at the University of Torino (of which 5 ECTS related to an exam in Spanish or French or Dutch), and to obtain the double degree: in addition to the Bachelor in International Business Administration and Entrepreneurship of GY, also the Degree in Management of Information and Corporate Communication, issued by the University of Torino.


If you are interested in the double degree with the University of Turin, please contact GY directly for more information about the cost and the enrolment and selection procedures.

Thesis Delivery Event and Networking reserved for international entrepreneurs and investors

The awarding of the degree by the highest Maltese authorities will take place with an ad hoc ceremony to be held in Malta, in an international context. Afterwards, those who have benefited from NAVIGO / ISYL scholarships will be able to register for free for a networking event reserved for international entrepreneurs and investors.

Partnership and Scholarship Opportunities with NAVIGO/ISYL

The course includes some ad hoc additions with specific seminars on the subject of business, management and pleasure boating.

Employees and collaborators of Navigo and ISYL and former ISYL students benefit from a NAVIGO / ISYL scholarship of 2000 euros per year. They will also have the right to participate for free in the networking event reserved for international entrepreneurs and investors that will follow the graduation ceremony

Recognition of Prior Learning

In line with innovative and increasingly applied educational policies at European and international level, it is possible for students to request that both qualified work experience gained over the years, as well as the courses and contents they have studied previously (as long as they are in line with our program), to be recognized at university level. This process is called “Recognition of Prior Learning” and it will allow the candidate, already in possession of technical and managerial experiences, to obtain a bachelor’s degree with European value by integrating the training credits deriving from his own experience with managerial skills.


In order to recognize the work experience already accumulated and relevant to the Bachelor’s contents and transform it into academic credits (ECTS), it is necessary to ask GY Academy – HEI to open the “Recognition of prior learning” process. This is an official and in-depth process conducted by a commission of experts and academics, which can allow for the recognition of up to a maximum of 50% of the credits necessary to obtain the degree.


Therefore, those who obtain 50% of recognition will have to integrate their knowledge with a year of course and the thesis.


Who can apply?

Freshers young students entering their first undergraduate degree and who are interested in securing the knowledge and networks that will help them to develop and idea from concept to a business. They will also be interested in understanding how to identify opportunities, explore targeted customers’ problems, build business strategies, test and validate a variety of assumptions, why failing fast and early is critical to success, locate and negotiate funding, execute their plan(s), and launch their new venture, product, or project.


Graduatesfor those students who already have a previous degree and are looking for a career change and aspire to become an entrepreneur.


Professionals – People who have gained professional certificates or diploma and want to improve their knowledge and abilities on the topics offered by this Bachelor.

How will the course unfold?

1. The course will be held in Italian, entriely online.

2. Attendance of the lessons is not compulsory

3. Most of the lessons will be asynchronous and therefore can be viewed at will, and some lessons and seminars will instead take place synchronized and therefore, live to encourage interaction with the teacher or speaker.

4. The duration of the program is 3 years, which can be reduced to a maximum of 1 year and the thesis by virtue of the recognition of previous learning.

Registrations for the Bachelor Program are now opened

GY Academy – Higher Education Institution, jointly with NAVIGO and ISYL, have opened the possibility for those interested in the bachelor’s in international business administration and Entrepreneurship to enrol in the course.


To request registration forms or direct information, and the privacy attachment, the email is or the phone is +39 348.3510999





  • Completed a secondary school education, a matriculation examination, or a vocational qualification (level 5 MQF); Applicants might ask GY Academy relevant staff to assess their educational and professional profile  in order to evaluate whether they have the right ability to succeed as well as  recognition of prior learning, in line with GY Academy IQA and RPL Policy.


  • Level of English requested is B2 for the English Language Edition of the course; The level of English can be assessed by an independent commission composed by language experts or, alternatively, can be proved with independent English evaluations (e.g. IELTS, TOEFL etc.). The English language proficiency requirement may be waived if you are a native speaker of English and you have completed your secondary education in a country where English is the official language and English was the language of instruction where you graduated.


  • Level of Italian requested is B2 for the Italian Language Edition of the course; The level of Italian can be assessed by an independent commission composed by language experts or, alternatively, can be proved with independent Italian evaluations (e.g. CELI, CILS etc.).      The Italian language proficiency requirement may be waived if you are a native speaker of Italian and you have completed your secondary education in a country where Italian is the official language and Italian was the language of instruction where you graduated.

Course Details

Program Length:

  • Full time: 3 years
  • Part-time: 4 years

Type of course

  • Qualification

Credits needed to earn the bachelor’s degree:

  • 185 ECTS


  • Online

Study Plan

First Year – 60 ECTS

  1. Mathematics and Statistics (11 ECTS)
  2. Introduction to Economics (10 ECTS)
  3. International Business Communication (4 ECTS)
  4. Business Management and Organizational Behavior (8 ECTS)
  5. Entrepreneurship (5 ECTS)
  6. Digital Business Transformations (6 ECTS)
  7. Marketing (8 ECTS)
  8. Business English (8 ECTS)

Second Year -60 ECTS

  1. Financial Accounting (6 ECTS)
  2. Social Innovation and Entrepreneurship (6 ECTS)
  3. Information and Technology Management (5 ECTS)
  4. Business and Company Law (12 ECTS)
  5. Principles of Finance (10 ECTS)
  6. Project and Operations Management (7 ECTS)
  7. People Management (6 ECTS)
  8. Funding (5 ECTS)
  9. European General Data
    Protection (3 ECTS)

Third Year – 60 ECTS

  1. Corporate Social Responsibility and Sustainable Development (6 ECTS)
  2. Business Process and Management Techniques for Operations (5 ECTS)
  3. Business and Corporate Strategies (6 ECTS)
  4. Marketing Strategies and Skills (8 ECTS)
  5. Behavioral Economics (elective1, 5 ECTS)
  6. Business Research Methods (elective1, 5 ECTS)
  7. Dissertation2 (30 ECTS)

1 Elective – you choose one

2 Final Project which can be one of the following:

a) Research Dissertation: using a typical thesis structure and research methods associated with academic scholarship

b) Business Project: in which the student researches and analyses an issue currently experienced by an industry

Program Learning Outcomes

By attending this program, the students will gain the following skills, knowledge and competences:


a) Entrepreneurial and Business Skills

  1. The students develop an entrepreneurial mindset and a commercial way of thinking on how to apply new ideas, methods, and perspectives to businesses and projects with an international vision;

  2. The students gain the ability to see a vision through completion, having the skills to manage a project from conception to launch, as they develop their project management skills;

b) Leadership and Management Skills:

  1. Students will learn about their strengths and limitations and will be able to identify which methods of working are characteristic to them;
  2. Students will gain organizational skills and forward planning skills as they will learn how to prepare the necessary international entrepreneurial strategies.


  1. Students will peruse the theories surrounding the international business world, entrepreneurship, management, innovation, globalisation, accounting, economics and data and information analysis

  2. Students will learn about strategies and their implementation, as well as how to adapt leadership apporaches/practices in various business and international organizational context

  3. Students will acquire detailed knowledge on how companies operate, what constitutes their finances and the distribution of profit;

  4. Students will acquire critical knowledge on how international economies operate


  1. Students will acquire the autonomy to open their own international business, approaching complex challenges, identifying, analysing and evaluating situations, ideas and information in order to formulate responses to problems
  2. Students will be able to responsibly manage global business practice being aware of economic, environmental, political, ethical, legal and regulatory contexts;
  3. Manage a business project, responsibly and autonomously, in their own organization as entrepreneurs or in a different one as intrapreneurs.
  4. Students will be able to share leadership and responsibility, work cooperatively, and get along with co-workers having acquired proper tools and mindsets;

Career Perspective

The BBA is targeting the ‘entrepreneurship generation. Entrepreneurs may be employed in a wide variety of occupations, including but not limited to:


  • Business or economic development;
  • Business owner or operator;
  • Corporate Innovation;
  • New product or business development;
  • Product, brand, or portfolio management;
  • Event’s organisers, sales managers, advertising entrepreneurs; business consultants,
  • Other positions include production manager, product manager, publishing director, sales manager, salesperson, and so on.


Furthermore, entrepreneurial skills are valued in many occupations, if not all, and thereby this course will be of benefit to the future of all participating students.

Teaching and Assessment

Teaching methods

GY academy will utilise a flipped methodology whereby learners are directed to self-study and follow online instruction material on the platform. This will ensure that all material is covered adequately.

Lectures could mix theory and action learning methodologies such as term project assignment, i.e. case studies, papers, analytical works and so on.

Peer learning” will be strongly encouraged and proper virtual environment will be available to this end, provided by the online learning platform. Moreover, Learners will be able to be supported, tutored or supervised by teachers (or supervisors or tutors), according to what the single teacher will consider as most profitable for her/his specific module or discipline.


Each module could employ one or more of the followings:

  1. Portfolio:A portfolio is a collection of student works that exhibits her/his efforts, progress and achievements assessed on individual basis.

  2. Projects assignments: a project, a work (e.g. a numerical analysis on a spreadsheet) or a paper could be assigned to a student on an individual or team basis and evaluated individually.
  3. Examinations: classical evaluation form to assess individual outcomes. Each teacher could define proper details according to the particular discipline and teaching method.

Portfolios as well as Projects, Work or Paper assignments will be designed with a formative assessment perspective in order to support students to achieve relevant learning outcomes;



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