Bachelor in Business Administration | IE University

Bachelor in Business Administration

duration4 years
languageEnglish
locationSegovia or Madrid
intakeSeptember
Mode of studyFull-time
FormatIn-person
duration4 years
languageEnglish
locationSegovia or Madrid
intakeSeptember
Mode of studyFull-time
FormatIn-person

THE BACHELOR IN BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION

The Bachelor in Business Administration is an innovative, international program that will help you develop the necessary business acumen to pursue a successful career as an entrepreneur, or in a multinational organization. We provide a diverse, dynamic, well-connected environment where you will learn from industry experts as you prepare to launch a global career in business. This prestigious program, designed by the top-ranked IE Business School (accredited by AACSB, AMBA and EQUIS), seeks to create a new generation of business professionals ready to lead international organizations.

The Bachelor in Business Administration is fully compliant with the Bologna Process, and is accredited by the Spanish government and the European Higher Education Area (EHEA).

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WHO IS THIS PROGRAM FOR

IS FOR INDIVIDUALS WHO ARE…

business-oriented, dynamic and determined to bring their game-changing ideas to life.

LOOKING FOR…

a challenging, international business program with an experiential learning approach that creates future leaders and market disruptors.

TO BECOME...

  • a consultant
  • a financial manager
  • an entrepreneur
  • a marketing manager
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You can study the Bachelor in Business Administration in Segovia and Madrid.

If you decide to start in Segovia, you will spend year one and two at the campus in Segovia, before moving to Madrid for year three and four. If you start the program in Madrid, however, you will spend all four years of the program in the Spanish capital.

FACT SHEET

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PROGRAM

Bachelor in Business Administration

DURATION

4 years

LANGUAGE

English

CENTRES OF STUDY AND NUMBER OF PLACES

Centro de Estudios Superiores IE 

Centro de Estudios Superiores IE (Madrid) – 500 places

Facultad de Ciencias Humanas, Sociales y de Comunicación (Segovia) – 200 places

CREDITS

Total number of credits: 240 ECTS*

Distribution of credits and subjects**:

Core subjects – 60 ECTS

Mandatory subjects – 102 ECTS

Elective subjects – 66 ECTS

Final Project – 12 ECTS

AREA OF KNOWLEDGE

Economic Sciences, Business Administration, Marketing, Trade, Accounting and Tourism

TEACHING METHODOLOGY

Face-to-face

SPANISH MINISTRY’S REGISTRY OF UNIVERSITIES, CENTRES AND DEGREES

RUCT

ASSURANCE AGENCY

ACSUCYL*** – Buscador Títulos Oficiales

 

*European Credit Transfer System

**The character of the subjects is defined by the Spanish legislation

***Quality Assurance Agency for the University System in Castilla y León

A SURE PATH TO SUCCESS

Five reasons to take the Bachelor in Business Administration at IE University:

01.

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.

02.

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.

03.

GAIN A GLOBAL OUTLOOK

The BBA degree is globally focused. On campus, you will be immersed in a truly diverse community, with world-renowned 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.

04.

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.

05.

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.

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AN APPLIED LEARNING EXPERIENCE

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 will encounter during their undergraduate education and beyond.

PUT BUSINESS FOUNDATIONS INTO PRACTICE

You will find the perfect balance between academic learning and real-life busi¬ness practice. From day one, you will start developing strong business foundations that you will apply to prac¬tical 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.

COMPREHENSIVE CURRICULUM

This bachelor’s degree is taught using a unique methodology that combines 

  • Fundamentals courses will provide you an in-depth understanding of the principles that underpin business dynamics.
  • The broadening options allow you to choose courses from a wide range of areas and subjects to explore the world beyond business. Explore areas beyond business like humanities and technology.
  • Through the practical courses you will apply what you learn in class to real-world projects with companies and organizations. Apply what you learn to real-world cases and scenarios.

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.

Student Stories

At IE University, more than 75% of our student body comes from outside Spain, representing an average of 130 nationalities on campus each year. We take great pride in these numbers—and in the individuals behind them. 

Our students are natural go-getters with a global outlook and a dream of a better future. Regardless of their degrees or passions, they strive every day to unleash their innovative potential and reach their goals. Driving this shared vision are people from a variety of cultures, backgrounds and life experiences. They are both united and entirely unique. These are our students. Discover their stories.

FROM THE VICE DEAN

Henry Bradford is the vice dean of the Bachelor in Business Administration, a challenging, international and experiential program from IE Business School. A global leader in innovative business education, IE Business School offers a diverse and dynamic environment where game-changing ideas can bloom. In this interview, Henry takes us through the building blocks of the Bachelor in Business Administration and explains his vision for the future of the program.

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Faculty Stories

Our 500-strong faculty guides students to unleash their potential day in, day out. Their influence across all five Schools can’t be overstated, inspiring young, energetic minds as they define their personal and professional trajectories. 

But what kind of person does it take to create such impact? The individuals that make up the IE University faculty are special. Coming from diverse, global backgrounds, they each bring distinct perspectives and innovative ideas that embody what makes IE University stand out. Their stories are personal and unique—but don’t take our word for it. Read their stories to see for yourself.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Is a bachelor's in business administration worth it?

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Yes, a Bachelor's in Business Administration (BBA) can be worth it for many students, depending on their career goals and personal circumstances. A BBA can provide students with a strong foundation in business principles, such as accounting, finance, marketing, and management, as well as valuable skills in leadership, communication, and critical thinking. IE University prepares students for a variety of career paths in fields such as finance, consulting, marketing, human resources, and entrepreneurship.

Which type of BBA is best?

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There is no one "best" type of Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) degree, as the most suitable program will depend on the individual's goals, interests, and personal circumstances. Some factors to consider when choosing a BBA program include the quality and reputation of the program, the availability of relevant specializations or concentrations, the cost of tuition and other expenses, the location of the school, and the program's curriculum and delivery format.

What is a degree in business administration good for?

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Graduates with a degree in Business Administration can pursue a variety of career paths, including roles in finance, marketing, human resources, consulting, and entrepreneurship. Additionally, a Business Administration degree can provide a strong foundation for further education, such as a Master's degree in Business Administration (MBA) or related field.

What business degree pays the most?

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A Bachelor's degree in Business Administration with a focus on Finance, Accounting, Economics, or Marketing, is often associated with some of the highest-paying jobs in the business field. However, the specific salary level can vary widely depending on the industry, company, location, and the individual's level of experience and expertise. Some of the highest-paying careers in the business field include management consultants, investment bankers, financial managers, marketing managers, and chief executives, among others. The salary potential for these roles can also increase significantly with additional education and experience, such as obtaining an MBA degree or relevant certifications.

Is it better to get a BBA or MBA?

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A Bachelor's in Business Administration (BBA) degree is typically a four-year undergraduate degree that provides a strong foundation in business principles and prepares students for entry-level roles in the field. On the other hand, a Master's in Business Administration (MBA) degree is a graduate-level degree that typically requires two years of study beyond a Bachelor's degree and provides a deeper understanding of business concepts and advanced skills in areas such as leadership, management, and strategic thinking.