Bachelor in Business Administration - Study PlanAchieve international success
A Unique Bachelor in Business Administration
The Bachelor in Business Administration aims to teach young ambitious individuals to build the proper skill set to become professionals capable of facing real-world challenges.
Through our hands-on teaching methodology, students from the Bachelor in Business Administration will find the perfect ideal balance between what is studied throughout their degree and the projects that are applied based on real-world scenarios.
This will aid them to develop profiles that are able to adapt to new trends happening now in the 21st century.
BACHELOR IN BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION STUDY PLAN
- Core Courses
- Mandatory Courses
- Elective Courses
- Final Project
- CREDITS NEEDED TO GRADUATE
*This study plan may be subject to change.FOR THE MOST UPDATED INFORMATION CONTACT THE ADMISSIONS DEPARTMENT
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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.
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.
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 applied 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.
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 choose 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.
The BBA Learning Journey
- Analyze companies’ needs to adapt instruments, products and services to their specific features.
- Organize and plan for situations that pose a challenge for decision-making in light of a company’s internal problems.
- Collect, analyze and summarize information from different sources in order to later apply it to business management.
- Ability to communicate in English orally and in writing.
- Adapt a company’s products and services using data analysis instruments.
- Define mechanisms enabling adaptation to new situations in the business environment.
- Apply solutions that are efficient in a competitive market based on national and international economic knowledge.
- Manage a small company or organization, understanding its competitive and institutional position and identifying its strengths and weaknesses.
- Understand the duties of the different management bodies of a medium or large company or organization in order to perform the management tasks entrusted to it.
- Evaluate a company’s current situation and foreseeable future in terms of specific situations and markets, using relevant records to enable decision-making.
- Create management projects for a company as a whole or its different functional units, identifying relevant economic information sources and their contents.
- Recognize a company’s economic, global and structural situation within the labor market in which it operates, including the subject and/or the company.
- Interpret the current socioeconomic context based on basic historical, philosophical and political knowledge.
- Apply the appropriate business diagnostics tools and techniques to each stage of development in order to obtain better evaluation and decision-making at a company.
- Use the most appropriate models and research methods for a given company in light of its context and normal spheres of business development.
- Use knowledge of information and communication technologies in all professional activities.
- Apply professional judgment based on using technical instruments to analyze problems.
- Identify and manage the conditions enabling employees’ personal development in everyday strategic business settings.
- Identify the differences, problems and needs present within an organization in order to properly manage them.
- Access, recognize and use relevant data and information in business settings.
- Create recommendations for action by applying the legal framework in force.
- Use cost accounting to make company decisions in collaboration with different corporate stakeholders.
- Apply novel business ideas in order to design an entrepreneurial reality.
- Use market strategies in different sectors analytically.
- Compile, distribute and present statistical data for software development in economics settings.
- Apply IT solutions to corporate issues, taking the latest advances in the sector into consideration.
- Identify the main cultural identity traits that characterize today’s world by understanding the main contemporary ideological trends.
- Behave professionally in accordance with the core principles and ethics of the profession. Manage unforeseen situations by being able to adapt to organizational changes.
Use knowledge of the discipline to analyze and evaluate current situations.
- Form a part of interdisciplinary and multicultural teams to achieve shared goals in a diverse environment.
- Work actively in an international context.