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THE DEGREE

Achieve international success

THE DEGREE

Achieve international success

An innovative and international program that will help you develop the business and management competencies you need to have a successful career either in multinational corporations or starting your own company.

We provide a diverse environment, with connections to the business world, where you will learn from industry experts the knowledge and leadership skills required to launch your career at a global level. Based on top-ranked IE Business School’s expertise, and accredited by AACSB, AMBA and EQUIS, this prestigious program has been designed to train the new generation of business professionals that will lead the future of international companies and organizations.

Five Reasons to study this degree

A sure path to success

1
Learn from top business leaders

IE University is internationally recognized as a leader in business education. Learn from leading professionals and academics, and benefit from the close networks that IE University has with the global business world.

Five Reasons to study this degree

A sure path to success

2
Make things happen

As a BBA student, you’ll have access to the resources you need to kick-start your business journey and map your own future. With our entrepreneurial spirit and state-of-the-art facilities, IE University is the ideal place to explore your business ideas.

Five Reasons to study this degree

A sure path to success

3
Gain a global outlook

The BBA program is globally focused. On campus, you will be immersed in a truly diverse community, with worldrenowned faculty who inspire students to consider new perspectives. Students are also encouraged to challenge their worldviews by studying abroad and doing internships at top international organizations.

Five Reasons to study this degree

A sure path to success

4
Follow a personalized path

You will be the protagonist of your learning experience. In this program, you are responsible for building your own path to success and developing your unique personal brand. Early in the program, you will be able to start choosing elective courses to more fully explore your areas of interest.

Five Reasons to study this degree

A sure path to success

5
Study at a school accredited by AACSB, EQUIS, & AMBA

The Bachelor in Business Administration and IE Business School are accredited by AACSB, EQUIS, and AMBA. These benchmarks of quality demonstrate our status as a world leader in business education.

The Pillars of Business Administration at IE University

Achieve international success

Prepare for your future with our comprehensive curriculum. This bachelor’s degree is taught using a unique methodology that combines your academic journey develops smoothly:
A.Fundamentals,
B.Broadening Options,
C.Practicals to ensure your academic journey develops smoothly.
Fundamentals will provide you an indepth understanding of the principles that underpin business dynamics. You will explore how different areas of business converge, breaking borders that have traditionally separated them in academic settings. Finally, Practicals will let you experience real-world applications of what you learn in class and how to have a positive impact in the business world.

 

Experience the personal learning journey. In this program, you will embark on a unique and personalized learning journey through which you will gain the skills needed to become a successful business professional. This learning journey, designed by the prestigious Triple-Crown-accredited IE Business School, has been built based on the real-world challenges you will face after graduating from the program, and on the competitive landscape business students encounter during their undergraduate education and beyond.

 

Challenge and explore. During the program, you will challenge yourself to explore creative approaches and new ways of thinking. You will be immersed in an international environment, exposing you to the transformative power of a multicultural setting. You will experiment with your entrepreneurial skills by working on business plans and startup projects. Studying the humanities will help you understand the world around you and develop the skills to maneuver within that world. By learning and experimenting with the latest technologies, you will be at the vanguard of the digital world, positioning yourself to become a successful international business professional.

 

Put solid business foundations into practice. You will find the perfect balance between academic learning and real-life business practice. From day one, you will start developing strong business foundations that you will apply to practical and hands-on courses and projects progressively. This unique methodology of merging foundations and practical components will allow you to experience the dynamics that define the business world throughout your academic journey at IE Business School. You will monitor your own performance through a personalized dashboard which provides you with an overview of your learning journey as you progress as a business student.

What is business administration at IE University?

BBA PROGRAM STRUCTURE

Your academic journey will take off on learning the bases of fundamentals in business. Learn how to build powerful relations in the corporate world.

Enhance your finance and accounting skills and dive into the world of programming.

You will also study the world through the lenses of the humanities.

Venture into the complex area of microeconomics, understand the impact of finance in corporate environments, and develop the tech skills needed to succeed in today’s digital world.

Develop a global understanding of economic environments. Learn how to optimize organization’s operations and continue developing technology skills.

Understand organizations and the human systems that underpin their operations. Dive deeper into technology and information systems management. Present your business plan and make your project come to life.

Understand capital markets, macroeconomics, and marketing. Gain practical experience working on real-world projects. Hone your innovation skills and make your ideas a reality.

Develop managerial skills in areas like strategy, human capital, and supply. Understand how law drives business. Participate in the IE University Challenge and compete with your peers.

Explore your favorite areas and courses, even beyond the frontier of business. Choose from a wide range of electives and tailor your program to your interests.

Go on exchange to one of our partner universities. We have agreements with some of the most prestigious universities from around the world. Take this opportunity to expand your network and learn from other cultures.

Take part in a consulting strategy project and learn how to disrupt different industries and business areas. Present your final project in front of a jury comprised of academics and business professionals.

Learn how to develop and implement strategies for multinational corporations and in a global setting.
Start working on your final project with the guidance of a tutor and in an area that you feel passionate about.

Build your own path to success by exploring different areas and choosing the right courses for you. We will guide you along the way and help you build a rigorous curriculum and set of courses.

BBA PROGRAM STRUCTURE

Your academic journey will take off on learning the bases of fundamentals in business. Learn how to build powerful relations in the corporate world.

Enhance your finance and accounting skills and dive into the world of programming.

You will also study the world through the lenses of the humanities.

Venture into the complex area of microeconomics, understand the impact of finance in corporate environments, and develop the tech skills needed to succeed in today’s digital world.

Understand capital markets, macroeconomics, and marketing. Gain practical experience working on real-world projects. Hone your innovation skills and make your ideas a reality.

Understand organizations and the human systems that underpin their operations. Dive deeper into technology and information systems management. Present your business plan and make your project come to life.

Develop a global understanding of economic environments. Learn how to optimize organization’s operations and continue developing technology skills.

Develop managerial skills in areas like strategy, human capital, and supply. Understand how law drives business. Participate in the IE University Challenge and compete with your peers.

Explore your favorite areas and courses, even beyond the frontier of business. Choose from a wide range of electives and tailor your program to your interests.

Go on exchange to one of our partner universities. We have agreements with some of the most prestigious universities from around the world. Take this opportunity to expand your network and learn from other cultures.

Build your own path to success by exploring different areas and choosing the right courses for you. We will guide you along the way and help you build a rigorous curriculum and set of courses.

Learn how to develop and implement strategies for multinational corporations and in a global setting.
Start working on your final project with the guidance of a tutor and in an area that you feel passionate about.

Take part in a consulting strategy project and learn how to disrupt different industries and business areas. Present your final project in front of a jury comprised of academics and business professionals.

Study Plan

The hunt for knowledge

Location

Location

You can study the Bachelor in Business Administration both in Segovia and Madrid.
If you choose to start your business studies in Madrid you will study all four years in Madrid. On the other hand, if you choose to start your business studies in Segovia, then you will study the first two years in Segovia and the last two years in Madrid.

COMPONENTS CREDITS
Basic Courses 60
Core Courses 108
Elective Courses 60
Final Project 12
Credits needed to graduate 240

The first year is designed to build a foundation for a successful BBA journey through the development of essential knowledge, skills and personal insights. Students are tested for levels of development, learn about expectations and standards, and become familiar with the values of IE including humanities, entrepreneurship and international collaboration. The curriculum covers key business subjects and introduces essential context and appreciation for the wider world in which business operates.

1er Semester

  • Financial Accounting
  • Management Tools & Principles
  • Applied Business
  • Mathematics
  • Marketing Fundamentals
  • Building Powerful
  • Relationships
  • Humanities I

2nd Semester

  • Cost Accounting
  • Mathematics for Management
  • Introduction to Programming
  • Corporate Finance
  • Microeconomics
  • Research & Academic
  • Writing Skills
  • Humanities II

The second year of the BBA builds on the foundational blocks in year 1, and introduces a number of practical courses which tests and develops the student’s skills and approach to business. Fundamental subjects become more complex and there is a strong element of finance and numeracy.

 

Practical projects in entrepreneurship and marketing expose students to the world of work and delivering results in teams. Students become more aware of the choices they need to make for years 3 and 4, and are given support by our academic teams in identifying key areas for development in order to succeed in specific early career paths. The introduction of technology courses shows the University´s commitment to cross-disciplinary learning and insight into innovation.

1er Semester

  • Capital Markets
  • Marketing Management
  • Entrepreneurship & Innovation
  • Macroeconomics
  • Statistics & Data Analysis
  • Business-Driven Information
  • Technologies

2nd Semester

  • Marketing in Action
  • Financial Reporting and Analysis
  • Organizational Behavior
  • Technological Innovation
  • Business-Driven Information
  • Operations Management
  • Global Economic Environment

Students will continue the compulsory track in semester one, with subjects such as strategy and supply chain management which can build on the foundational courses of the first two years. These subjects benefit from the knowledge and experiences in the first half of the BBA.

 

A practical assignment which consists of a cross-university Challenge project will help students apply what they have learned and combine with other subjects. Students continue their journey in semester two with personal choices in electives, study abroad, and internship. They can combine from a wide range of options, to follow their passion for specific subjects and career tracks.

1st Semester

  • Management Control
  • Strategies for Competing in Industries and Markets
  • Human Capital Management
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Business Law
  • Data Analysis for Economics
  • IE University Challenge

2nd Semester

  • Elective Courses (IE/Exchange)

The final year allows for continued specialization or a broadening experience, at IE University or a partner university. Electives and internships are available in semester one, followed by a final semester which includes the thesis project, a major team assignment, and the capstone strategic course.

 

Students can also chose internships and electives as their final work in the months before graduation. The second semester brings all students on campus one last time, ensuring that the BBA is completed together as a community of learning and to celebrate the achievements from the past four years.

1st Semester

  • Elective Courses (IE/Exchange/Internship)

2nd Semester

  • Strategies for the Multinational Corporation
  • Strategies in Disruptive World
  • Final Project
  • Elective Courses (IE/Internship)

Note: this information is subject to change. Please contact the Admissions Department for the updated curriculum.

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