Study business in a different way
Resolve all your doubts about the TBS bachelor of business management.
Find answers to the most frequently asked questions regarding our Bachelor in Management Program Content, the Bachelor admission process, and the Bachelor in Management internships. And if you are still left with doubts to resolve, you can contact us directly.
Is a Bachelor like a bachillerato?
No, the title of Bachelor that you obtain when you study Bachelor in Management at TBS Business Schol is equivalent to an official university degree qualification.
Why does TBS Business Management degree last for three years?
It lasts for three years (180 ECTS) and not four (240 ECTS) like a Spanish degree because it follows the adaptation of the Bologna plan in several European countries: three years (180 ECTS) + two years of Master (120 ECTS).
What recognition does the school and the Bachelor in Management program have?
TBS has the three accreditations that business schools can earn, EQUIS, AMBA and AACSB, a triple crown that only 1% of business schools worldwide can claim to possess.
TBS bachelor degree in business also comes in the top 10 of the French rankings:
- 1st place in the MOCI ranking of bachelor’s degrees in international business (2019/2020).
- 1st place in the L’Etudiant ranking of bachelor’s degrees in terms of quality and support for graduates (2018/2019).
- 5th place in the Le Parisien Etudiant ranking of bachelor’s degree programs (2019).
- 13th place in the L’Etudiant ranking of French business schools (2020).
- 11th place in the Challenges ranking of French business schools (2018).
- 12th place in the Figaro Etudiant ranking of French business schools (2020).
TBS Business School is also ranked 58 in the Financial Times’ Best European Business Schools ranking.
Is the qualification official?
Yes, the qualification we deliver is official (adapted to the Bologna plan), and endorsed by the French Ministry of Education.
As it shorter, is there a bigger workload than on a Spanish degree?
No. TBS adheres to the ECTS (European Credit Transfer System) standards. 60 ECTS must be earned each year. Wherever you study, an ECTS credit will correspond to the same amount of work for the student.
Is it studied in French?
No. On the Barcelona campus, the classes of the TBS business management degree are taught in English or Spanish during the first year, and completely in English during the second and third years. On the Toulouse campus, you can complete the entire program in French or English. Only a few elective subjects are available solely in French in Toulouse and Casablanca.
What level of English is required to get into the school?
Level B2 of the common European framework of reference is required.
Do you provide Spanish/French classes for foreign students?
Yes, Spanish and French classes are provided in Barcelona and French in Toulouse as part of the business management.
Can I change itinerary (Spanish/English) once I have been admitted?
No, changes of the itinerary by language are not permitted unless expressly recommended by the admission committee.
Can everything be studied in English?
Yes, the TBS business management degree can be studied in English on both the Toulouse and Barcelona campuses.
Do you have to certify your English proficiency level with an official qualification?
This is not necessary. During the admission assessment, candidates who do not have an official certificate are required to prove their level of English proficiency through our language tests.
Are there language classes?
Yes, the TBS Bachelor of Business Administration program includes a first language (English or Spanish) and a second language (English, Spanish, French, German, Italian (only in Toulouse), Arabic or Chinese).
Is it necessary to have a minimum level to study these languages?
No, at the start of the course a language test is taken and you are then assigned to a group depending on your level.
What are the conditions for being accepted onto the Bachelor in Management?
To qualify for the first year of the Bachelor’s Degree you must have completed the Bachillerato, BAC, or equivalent, be under 26 years of age on December 31 of the year when the course starts, having an English proficiency corresponding to a B2 level and finally pass TBS admission assessment.
How long does it take to find out if you have been admitted to the school?
You will be notified within two weeks of the assessment.
Where can I pass my admission exam? Do I have to move to the Toulouse or Barcelona campus?
The whole admission process is executed remotely and online.
When do I choose the campus?
The campus is selected at the start of the admission process when the online application begins.
Can I change campus along the Bachelor’s program?
You can change campus in the 2nd year for one semester and go to another TBS campus or a Partner University. Changing campus in the 3rd year will depend on your choice of the professional itinerary you want to study.
What do the admission test consist of?
A recorded video interview and an English test. The entirety of the student’s candidacy will be assessed.
If I am accepted onto the Bachelor, can I stay on a Master of Science or Master in Management at TBS?
Yes, but you will have to pass a new admission process.
Is EvAU required to enter the Bachelor?
No, as the TBS bachelor of business management is an official French degree that is not necessary, the minimum requirement is the bachillerato qualification or equivalent.
How long is the admission interview?
The pre-recorded admission interview is approximately 30 minutes. It is an oral exam.
If I go abroad in the second year, will I have to pay the fees for the course at the host univeristy?
No, the price of the course will always be that which is stated in our fees, irrespective of the price of the host universities.
Regarding the stay abroad, can I choose any partner university as I please?
You can create a list of your preferences. However, the selection of places is made according to the students’ positions in the grade rankings for the first semester of the first year. The partner universities and the number of places may vary from one year to another.
Is there a pool of internships?
We have collaboration agreements with companies, but students can also search for internships at companies anywhere in the world that are of interest to them. The Career Starter department is responsible for making sure that students get internships that match their professional project, but it is the student’s responsibility to find their internships as this is a learning experience. The TBS internship policy is very broad and the only restriction is that the company cannot be run by the student’s family.
Are they compulsory?
Yes, their corresponding credits make the internships a fundamental part of the Bachelor program, and they are evaluated as part of it. In addition, at least one internship period (in the first or second year) must be completed abroad.
Are they paid?
It depends on the company. Although the school recommends companies to give students minimal compensation, it depends on the duration of the internship and the country’s legislation.
Do you have to pay the full amount for the academic year in a single payment?
No, TBS Business School accepts part payments in three installments.
After the Bachelor
Can I apply for public sector examinations with the Bachelor diploma?
Yes, although this is not the aim of the TBS business management degree, which is a practical program and very focused on the professional world. That notwithstanding, you must homologate the qualification in Spain.
Can I access any master’s degree with the Bachelor?
Yes, half of the graduates of TBS bachelor of business administration who decide to further their education, undertake a master’s degree.
However, your admission will depend on the requirements of each master’s degree. The Bachelor is an official French qualification worth 180 ECTS and valid at an international level.