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Taking this four-year degree course will get your studies off to a flying start. The course includes a foundation year where we offer students from a variety of backgrounds and skills, a broad subject knowledge base that will introduce them to practical skills, research techniques and ways of thinking which have traditionally been out of reach.

The additional foundation year gives students the opportunity to grow academically and personally in a university environment. This allows students to have more time to reinforce and complement existing understanding and perform to their full potential over the course of the four-year degree.

Secure your place on this programme by applying today for October 2020 or 2021 intakes- Find out how to apply here.

What will you experience?

Throughout the four-year programme, you’ll cover a multi-disciplinary range of subjects to develop your knowledge in areas such as finance, marketing, human resources and much more. You’ll have ample opportunity to work with your tutors and fellow students to discuss topics and work on interactive projects.

You’ll learn in well-facilitated classrooms with access to all the resources required for your studies including textbooks, academic trade journals, online lectures and much more. Additionally, all students have access to the Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) which has many e-resources. You’ll also participate in experience field trips and practical workshops.

All students have the option to learn the German language.

Why study this course?

This is the ideal programme for you if are looking to improve your knowledge as well as your practical skills in business. The one-year foundation diploma will bring you up to speed in terms of technical and industry skills, therefore you will be ready for the following three years of your bachelor’s degree. This four-year programme is perfect for those who want to reach their full potential and kick-start their career.

Who should take this course?

This programme has been designed for international students coming from non-English speaking countries aiming to gain the knowledge, skills and tools to succeed in a bachelor's degree. Proactive and ambitious students, interested in acquiring practical insight in economics and business are ideal candidates for this four-year degree.

Course Price

International Students Price: Foundation Diploma €6,500 plus annual fee for BA €9,500

EU Students Price: Foundation Diploma €6,000 plus annual fee for BA €6,500

*Partial scholarships are available.

The School's admissions process is subject to the Consumer Contracts (Terms and Conditions). Information on your Right of Withdrawal and our Refund Policy can be found in the BSBI study agreement.

Programme Structure

The majority of your work will be completed in groups and on-going support will be provided through the use of structured, targeted individual tutorials and online tutorials.

The learning and teaching will consist of a variety of elements such as lectures, tutorials, workshops, animated/non-animated video, practical work, seminars and trips. The assessment strategy will include individual/group reports and/or presentations, case studies, essays, open/closed book exams, portfolio development, reflective journals and experiential work based activities.

The modules of this programme are offered via the blended learning method. Students will attend the online modules via the UNINETTUNO University platform and face-to-face at the BSBI campus in Berlin.

Please note: each year is divided into three terms.

Foundation Year
  • Introduction to the Business Environment
  • Employability Skills and Professional Development
  • Introduction to Marketing
  • Managing Financial Accounting
  • Introduction to the German Language
  • Academic English
BA 1st Year
  • Economics
  • Introduction to Business Administration
  • Mathematics
  • Introduction to Law
  • Business Management
  • Organisational Dynamics and Behaviour
  • Information Management
  • Introduction to the German language
  • Strategic Management and Leadership (in partnership with LSBF Executive Education)
BA 2nd Year
  • Monetary Economics
  • Statistics and Business Statistics
  • International Contract Law
  • Banking and Finance
  • Financial Accounting
  • Marketing
  • Advanced German language
  • Design Thinking and Innovation (in partnership with LSBF Executive Education)
BA 3rd Year
  • Public Economics
  • Management Accounting
  • Industrial Organisations
  • Business Law
  • Financial Mathematics
  • Business German Language
  • Management Consulting and Project Management (in partnership with LSBF Executive Education)
  • Research Methods and Dissertation

Learning Outcomes

Graduates will be able to:

  • Develop a detailed understanding of the key functions and responsibilities of organisations and their interaction with external factors
  • Demonstrate a detailed knowledge of the main concepts, models and tools of marketing and understanding of various ways to meet the needs of customers
  • Use a variety of tools and techniques to self-evaluate, plan and review their own personal and professional development
  • Demonstrate specialist subject knowledge and practical aspects of managing people in the process of organisational development
  • Devise and sustain arguments and solve problems affecting organisations using ideas and techniques learnt during this course
  • Research, analyse and evaluate a range of concepts and operational issues which affect business organisations
  • Develop a range of key skills (academic writing, literacy, numeracy and ICT skills)

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Career Progression

After successful completion of the BA in Economics and Business Administration with Foundation Diploma programme, students will have opportunities to work in areas such as banking, finance and accounting. 

In addition, graduates on this programme can apply for exemptions from relevant professional examinations of the Chartered Institute of Marketing, the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants and the Institute of Chartered Accountants. Students on this programme may also become student members of the Institute of Management.

Alternatively, successful graduates on this programme will be eligible to progress in their academic studies by choosing one of BSBI's master's degrees. They will receive a 50% discount when opting for a postgraduate course two months before graduating from their BA.*

*The advertised discount applies to the current fee of the chosen postgraduate course on the day of the application. The offer is valid up until six months before the end of the BA. In order to be entitled to the discount, students must apply two months before their graduation. Students must complete and pass their BA in order to be eligible.

  • Delivery: Blended (on campus and online)*
  • Duration: 4 years
  • Intakes 2020: October
  • Intakes 2021: February | May | October
  • Campus: Berlin, Germany
  • Degree awarded by Università Telematica Internazionale UNINETTUNO
  • Official Italian title: Laurea
    For more information about the Italian Higher Education System please visit cimea.it/en
  • Price: Foundation Diploma €6,500 plus annual fee for BA €9,500 (international students)| Foundation Diploma €6,000 plus annual fee for BA €6,500 (EU students)

*The modules of this programme are offered via the blended learning method. Students will attend the online modules via the UNINETTUNO University platform and face-to-face at the BSBI campus in Berlin. 

The School's admissions process is subject to the Consumer Contracts (Terms and Conditions). Information on your Right of Withdrawal and our Refund Policy can be found in the BSBI study agreement.

Minimum age

17 (titles awarded upon completion of at least 11 years of schooling)

Academic Qualifications

NARIC equivalent to GCSE

English Language requirements

IELTS – minimum score of 5.0 (minimum 4.5 in each component);

PTE – minimum score of 42 or equivalent.

English proficiency requirements can be waived for:

  • Native English speakers;
  • Applicants who completed their education in English (such as a high school diploma or IB).

You can apply now to study with BSBI! It’s quick and easy, here’s how it works:

  1. Create an account here
  2. Select the programme and intake you want to apply for
  3. Complete all sections of the online application
  4. Submit online application
  5. Our Admissions Team will liaise with you with regards to next steps

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FREE Executive Education Courses

Thanks to the recent partnership between BSBI and London School of Business and Finance Executive Education (LSBF EE), you have access to a fantastic opportunity. As a BSBI bachelor’s student you will have the chance to complete three LSBF Executive Education courses completely FREE of charge across your three-year degree programme, starting from the first year of your BA.

  • Year one: Strategic Management and Leadership
  • Year two: Design Thinking and Innovation
  • Year three: Management Consulting and Project Management

These five-day courses will provide you with pivotal practical skills in business and management.

With this course you will grasp key strategies to improve your management and leadership skills.

You will learn about:

  • Different types of leadership styles
  • How to manage conflict within your team and in the wider organisation
  • The correlation between leadership and organisational performance
  • Team development strategies
  • Change management processes
  • How the organisation’s culture can change with different leadership and management styles
  • How the right management and leadership skills can motivate employees

A successful innovation strategy will help your organisation stay competitive. With this short course you will understand the key factors of business innovation and how it can help businesses thrive.

You will learn about:

  • Turning ideas into successful products and/or services;
  • Best practices and frameworks for innovation;
  • Designing innovative ideas and creating a prototype;
  • The meaning of learning transfer;
  • How innovation can lead to organisational growth;
  • How to identify good business opportunities and how to create and test prototypes.

This short course will help you develop a winning combination of consulting and project management skills.

You will learn about:

  • Tools and techniques to identify inefficient processes
  • Management of timescales, costs and resources
  • Budgeting strategies
  • Well-substantiated recommendations
  • Management of full life-cycle projects
  • How to improve your interpersonal and leadership abilities