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Overview

The international business and management course is an innovative programme addressing the emerging trends and challenges for business and management to form new global business leaders.

The course has been designed to develop graduates capable of meeting the demands of today’s global industries. Students will be taught to implement effective techniques to respond to defined and uncertain business events and problems.

You will study a foundation year that will enable you to build your skills up to the level needed to progress onto the undergraduate study. During the second and third semesters, you’ll learn about key business topics including international business, business, management and the digital economy. In your third semester, you will select a specific pathway to help you specialise in your chosen field.

The course will conclude with a major degree dissertation to prepare you for your professional practice or postgraduate study career.

Berlin School of Business and Innovation is in partnership with University for the Creative Arts (UCA), a Gold Standard institution under the Teaching Excellence and Student Outcomes Framework (TEF). As a result of this partnership, BSBI is able to offer the BSc (Hons) International Business and Management programme. UCA is an acclaimed creative institution in the UK that ranks highly in all three of the major UK league tables. The university has also been ranked 13th out of all UK universities in the Guardian League Table 2020; and ranked no.7 in the 2021 Guardian League Tables for Business, Management & Marketing.

Secure your place on this programme by applying today for 2022 intakes- Find out how to apply here.

What will you experience?

Whether you're looking to start up your own business, or forge your way as a leader in a small or large organisation, this three or four years programme will equip you with the practical skills, entrepreneurial attributes and creativity required to make an immediate impact on global business organisations.

You’ll study in our well-equipped classrooms at our campus in Berlin. You’ll also have access to a range of learning resources including our Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) and our industry connections, allowing you to take advantage of some of the most exciting businesses in Berlin.

Who should take this course?

This three/four-year programme is aimed at anyone seeking the specialist knowledge needed to start your own business or reach managerial positions within a broad range of fields ranging from marketing and finance to human resources or tourism and hospitality.

Why study this course?

You will earn a bachelor’s degree with 120 UK credits per year (equivalent to 60 ECTS per year). This helps student mobility in the EU when it comes to transferring credits from one higher education institution to another.

The demand for international business graduates is on the rise and is expected to grow within the post-pandemic world.

According to McKinsey: “2021 will be the year of transition. Barring any unexpected catastrophes, individuals, businesses and society can start to look forward to shaping their futures rather than just grinding through the present. The next normal is going to be different. It will not mean going back to the conditions that prevailed in 2019. Indeed, just as the terms “prewar” and “postwar” are commonly used to describe the 20th century, generations to come will likely discuss the pre-COVID-19 and post-COVID-19 eras.” (www.mckinsey.com)

Course Price

International Students Price: €9,000/year | EU Students Price: €7,000/year 

LIMITED OFFER until end of December 2021 (for Paris campus only)

€6,500 for your first year (for International and EU Students for Paris campus only)

Save up to 50% reduction on your fees via our High Achiever scholarship scheme.

Terms and conditions apply*

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 pathway will be offered only if sufficient demand exists. 

Foundation Year (International Route)

This course is a programme designed to support students in developing key language and writing skills ready for undergraduate study.

  • Introduction to Creative Business and Management
  • English for Academic Purposes, Research and Study skills 
  • Marketing, Communication and Branding
  • Creative Business Project
BSc 1st Year

Developing a core understanding of how business and management works in global organisations with a focus on economics, strategy, marketing and finance and accounting.

  • International Business Administration
  • Finance and Accounting
  • Microeconomics
  • Macroeconomics
  • Strategic Management
  • International Marketing
BSc 2nd Year

Deepens your knowledge within the fields of important business activities and processes in managerial, accounting, digital economy, human resources, entrepreneurship, s ales and operations.

  • Managerial Accounting
  • Digital Economy and Transformation
  • Human Resources and Organisational Behaviour
  • Enterpreneurship and Innovation
  • Sales Management
  • Operations Planning and Project Management
BSc 3rd Year

Year 3 provides an opportunity to explore the cutting edge of international business and management and related research and innovations within a global context. Students will be able to select a specific pathway to help you specialise in your chosen fields.

  • Industrial Organisation and Business Law
  • Cross-cultural Management
  • Dissertation

Pathways

  • Leadership and Management 
  • Intersectoral Management: Government, Business and Non profits
  • Supply Chain Management and Logistics
  • TQM and Lean Management 
  • Digital Marketing 
  • Social Media
  • Tourism and Event Management
  • Hospitality and Food & Beverage
  • Healthcare Strategy and Administration 
  • Health Finance and Economics

Learning Outcomes

The BSc equips students with key transferable skills essential to a career as an international business professional. More specifically, this course aims to:

  • Develop the managerial, intellectual and practical skills necessary for students to present solutions to complex problems faced by professionals within the international business and management field
  • Provide students with in-depth knowledge and understanding of the contemporary frameworks which underpin the contemporary professions within the fields of international business and management 
  • Enable students to identify, analyse and make recommendations for a range of issues in business experienced in professional practice within the respective industries
  • Develop an understanding and sensitivity to ethical considerations that arise in the practice of international business and management particularly around the UN Sustainable Development Goals
  • Prepare students for graduate employment, research, further study and lifelong learning by developing their intellectual, practical and transferable skills 

Knowledge

  • Understand how the specific features of management  work together with   business administration in  a global context
  • Discuss and apply coherent and detailed knowledge of international business and management
  • Debate current professional opinion and research about trends in business and management and changes which may affect its development in the near or mid-term future

Application to the Industry

  • Use in-depth information to analyse complex problems and suggest creative (sometimes original) solutions appropriate to professional practice in international business and management
  • Manage operations, innovations and people management to identify and respond to changing briefs in a range of business and management delivery contexts
  • Evaluate critical arguments and information (that may be incomplete) to frame appropriate questions and make judgments regarding solutions to problems related to international business and management
  • Apply a range of methods and techniques to review, consolidate, and extend their knowledge, skills and attitudes to support decision-making within the respective industries

Skills

  • Initiate and carry out projects - exercising initiative and personal responsibility - related to international businesses and help them to formulate and achieve defined strategic goals
  • Apply high-quality managerial and professional skills to create compelling, professional communications to both specialist and non-specialist audiences
  • Plan and manage their own ongoing professional development making appropriate use of professional opportunities, networks, publications and research sources

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Career Progression

This course will provide you with the transferable skills needed to succeed in managerial roles within the global business arena. Such ‘soft skills’ that current employers are seeking will be acquired through interacting effectively in groups and teams, and additionally the ability to work independently and diligently manage your own time.

More specifically, upon successful completion of this course, students will have the practical skills and theoretical knowledge to pursue careers in consultancy, international finance, non-profit organisations and entrepreneurial ventures.

Location: BERLIN

  • Delivery: On-campus/ Online
  • Duration: 3 years/ 4 years with the foundation (International Route)
  • Intakes: February 2022, May 2022, October 2022
  • Online: February 2022
  • Campus: BSBI Berlin, Germany
  • Degree awarded by University for the Creative Arts
  • Price: €9,000/year (international students)| €7,000/year (EU students)

Location: PARIS/BERLIN

  • Delivery: On-campus
  • Duration: 3 years/ 4 years with the foundation
  • Intakes: 2022 January
  • Campus: Paris, France to Berlin, Germany
  • Degree awarded by University for the Creative Arts
  • Price: €9,000/year (international students)| €7,000/year (EU students)

LIMITED OFFER until end of December 2021 (for Paris campus only)

€6,500 for your first year (for International and EU Students for Paris campus only)


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Foundation (International Route)

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

Academic Qualifications ECCTIS UK equivalent to GCSE

English Language requirements

  • Official English Tests
    • IELTS – minimum OS 5.0 (with min 4.5 in each component);
    • Password test – minimum OS 5.0 (with min 4.5 in each component)
    • PTE (Academic) – minimum OS of 46 (with min 41 in each component);     
    • LanguageCert International ESOL SELT OS B1 Achiever High Pass
    • Duolingo test with an overall score of 95+
  • West African Certificates (WAEC AND NECO only) with a minimum of C6 in English and issued within the last 5 years. Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) is also accepted with an overall grade C or above. For Tanzania and Cameroon, we request an IELTS (or equivalent certificate).
  • Nationals of a majority English speaking country who have taken their academic qualifications in that country, do not need to sit an English test ( Antigua and Barbuda, Australia, The Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Dominica, Grenada, Guyana, Ireland, Jamaica, Malta, New Zealand, St Kitts and Nevis, St Lucia, St Vincent and the Grenadines, Trinidad and Tobago, UK and USA
  • The English language test can be waived and a Medium of Instruction Letter can be submitted if:
    • applicants who have achieved ECCTIS UK recognised High-School Certificate within the last 2 years where the medium of instruction was entirely in English (teaching and assessment). Medium of instruction letter can also be accepted if the applicants have graduated within the last 5 years but must be supported by a Duolingo test
    • you are a Canadian national who has completed studies at an English-speaking School/College/University

 

BSc (Hons):    

Minimum age: 18 years old  (titles awarded upon completion of at least 12 years of schooling)

Academic Qualifications: a school leaving certificate that allows you to pursue higher education in Germany (e.g. Abitur, Fachhochschulreife, Matura or International Baccalaureate), or International school leaving certificates, or BTEC/National Diploma, or Advanced Vocational Certificate of Education.

If you do not meet the above academic requirements, applicants with professional qualifications and/or 4 or more years of full-time work experience will be considered on an individual basis.

English language requirements: 

  • Official English Tests
    • IELTS – minimum OS 6.0 (with min 5.5 in each component);
    • Password test – minimum OS 6.0 (with min 5.5 in each component);
    • PTE (Academic) – minimum OS of 56 ( with min 51 in each component);
    • TOEFL IBT OS 80 (Listening 17, Reading 18, Speaking 20, Writing 17);
    • Cambridge English Advanced (CAE) or Cambridge English Proficiency OS 69 (min 162 in each component)
    • LanguageCert International ESOL SELT OS B2 Communicator High Pass (min 33 in each component)
    • Duolingo test with an overall score of 105
  • The English language test can be waived and a Medium of Instruction Letter can be submitted if:
    • applicants who have achieved ECCTIS UK recognised High-School Certificate within the last 2 years where the medium of instruction was entirely in English (teaching and assessment). Medium of instruction letter can also be accepted if the applicants have graduated within the last 5 years but must be supported by a Duolingo test
    • you are a Canadian national who has completed studies at an English-speaking School/College/University
  • West African Certificates (WAEC AND NECO only) with a minimum of C6 in English and issued within the last 5 years. Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) is also accepted with an overall grade C or above. For Tanzania and Cameroon, we request an IELTS (or equivalent certificate).
  • Cambridge IGCSE, Cambridge AICE certificates
  • International Baccalaureate Diploma if: English Syllabus A: Standard or Higher Grade 4, or above and English Syllabus B: Standard Grade 5 or Higher Grade 4, or above
  • Nationals of a majority English speaking country who have taken their academic qualifications in that country, do not need to sit an English test ( Antigua and Barbuda, Australia, The Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Dominica, Grenada, Guyana, Ireland, Jamaica, Malta, New Zealand, St Kitts and Nevis, St Lucia, St Vincent and the Grenadines, Trinidad and Tobago, UK and USA

*Above High School Certificate can be Undergraduate Certificate, Undergraduate Diploma, HNC, HND, CertHE, DipHE, etc.

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

BSBI has launched five Professional Certificate courses in order to support students further in their employability, skills and continued development throughout their education.

These courses will also help you better understand your strengths, competencies and areas for development – helping to progress your professional development.

Save up to 50% reduction on your fees via our High Achiever scholarship scheme. Terms and conditions apply*

*Terms and Conditions:

  • Only international students are eligible for the High Achiever scholarship scheme.

  • Not applicable for European passport holders, you can apply for our current scholarships here

  • Students with high school scores from 60% will be eligible for the High Achiever scholarship scheme – from 50% for foundation programmes

  • The High Achiever Scholarship scheme is subject to approval by Admissions

  • To secure the scholarship, a minimum deposit of €2,000 must be paid before the deadline

  • The tuition fee balance must be paid before the start of the programme – unless a payment plan has been agreed

  • This scholarship cannot be used in conjunction with any other offers or scholarships.

  • Terms and conditions of the Study Agreement are still applicable

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.

The Berlin School of Business and Innovation offers students on the BSc (Hons) International Business and Management course (Paris/Berlin), awarded by the University for the Creative Arts, the opportunity to receive an additional undergraduate diploma equivalent to a bachelor’s (level 6) degree under the title of: “Responsable Marketing et Communication” as it is validated by the French authorities.

If you are interested in an international, multi-city education, please submit an enquiry, choosing the correct programme and location on offer.

Do you need to know more? You’ll start your studies in Paris, France, then finish your education and graduate in Berlin, Germany. If you want to learn more, visit our dedicated page to this international study experience.

The Virtual Student Lounge

BSBI offers you the opportunity to attend our Virtual Student Lounge to help you gain an insight into life at the school. Through a video call consultation, you’ll be able to get a virtual campus tour, learn more about our programmes, bursaries and scholarships, and get answers to any questions you might have regarding the admission procedure.

You’ll also be able to discover more about living and studying in Europe’s start-up capital, Berlin and find out more about the services on offer at BSBI.