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BBA in International Business Administration and Entrepreneurship

Our BBA in International Business and Entrepreneurship is an innovative program that implements new learning by doing methods which will allow our students to obtain the crucial skills to succeed in their personal and professional life. The course is entirely held 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.

Furthermore, this BBA is future orientated as the students will study each module of this program as they build their start-up or their own projects. For example, they will study marketing while they prepare the marketing plan for their start-up or they will study accountancy while they prepare their project’s business plan/balance sheet. They will progress in their studies while they move in the business. Their work becomes a credit in their study plan. This is the reason why our course is very flexible and adaptable to the specific needs of the student.

The Bachelor in International Business Administration and Entrepreneurship is perfect for who wants to concentrate on their startup but doesn’t want to give up having a degree or for who is working but feels stuck because of not having one.It’s the perfect compromise to make work and education co-exist.

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.

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

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

Apply in 4 easy steps

1. Online Application form

2. Secondary School Records

3. English Language Proficiency score

4. Passport Copy

Requirements

 

  • 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

Degree Level:

  • MQF Level 6

Credits needed to earn the bachelor’s degree:

  • 180 ECTS

Delivery:

  • 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:

Skills

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.

Knowledge

  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

Competences

  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 Assesment

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.

Assessment

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;

 

 

For more information regarding the program or for requiring the application form kindly contact us through our page or via email at info@gy.edu.mt.