Study business in a different way
The Bachelor of Business Management program has a 3-year structure. During the first year of the business management degree, you will learn the fundamentals of business; in the second year, you will consolidate these fundamentals and internationalize yourself through a semester-long exchange at a partner university; in the third year, you will specialize.
The future employability of the Bachelor in Management students is the principal factor that guides all our pedagogic activities. This degree creates competent professionals who can successfully fill the various roles at companies.
At the TBS Business School campus in Barcelona, the subjects of the career in international business are grouped into the following blocks:
- Management control
- Economy, finance, and law
- Human Resources
- Information management
- Career Starter
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Content year by year
The TBS Bachelor in Management allows students to decide on their own trajectories through the 3 years of a program that provides them with the practical experience and technical skills that are required in the labor market.
FIRST YEAR: Business Fundamentals
SECOND YEAR: Solidification & Internationalization
THIRD YEAR: Specialization
*Non-contractual information. Courses are subject to change every academic year.
FIRST YEAR: business fundamentals
During the first year of your bachelor of business administration, you will build a foundation of the basic concepts of the most relevant areas of companies and also begin language classes. At the end of the year, you will put your newly acquired knowledge to the test in a Business Game: a simulation of a company involving competing teams, which emphasizes business development and accounts.
- Management Control, Accounting and Auditing
- Economics, Finance and Business Law
- Information Operations and Management Services
- Human Resources & Business Law
- Career Starter
Alongside the classes, you will perform 50 hours of Citizen Service, a period of volunteer work at an NGO or non-profit association with social objectives, with the aim of training you to be a responsible and ethical professional. Finally, you will perform a minimum of an 8-week internship in customer relations.
SECOND YEAR: solidification and internationalization
During the second year, you will deepen your knowledge of the fundamental areas of a company and continue the language courses and Career Starter. You will also perform a minimum of 8 weeks of internships as an assistant in a functional area of a company.
You will get international management degree experience and complete a semester exchange at one of our partner universities or on another of our campuses. If you are an international student, you can also choose to remain in Toulouse or Barcelona. Spending time abroad is a key part of a business management degree.
The Social Innovation & Change course is delivered during the fourth semester at the business school in Barcelona. It requires students to design a business project with social objectives, all the way from the initial idea to the prototype. You can consult more information about this itinerary on the module page.
- Management Control, Accounting and Auditing
- Information, Operations and Management Sciences
- Human Resources Management & Business Law
- Career Starter
- Mandatory semester at partner university
THIRD YEAR: specialization
The third-year is when you will undertake your specialization. You will be able to tailor your academic program and select one of our professional itineraries, a functional area of a company, and an international elective subject, in addition to continuing the language classes and the Career Starter.
Through the professional itinerary you will specialize in a sector or business area by choosing from the following:
- Hospitality and tourism management (in English)
- Aviation management ( in English)
- International business management (in English)
- Innovation management (in English)
- Event management (in French)
- Wine marketing and oenotourism (in French)
- Real-estate management (in French)
- Digital business (in French)
- Business Development (in French)
- Fashion and luxury management
- Digital marketing
- Digital and Social Entrepreneurship
- Digital Business (in French)
- International Business Management
You will also have the opportunity to deepen your knowledge of a functional area of a company that you have an affinity for Human Resources, Finance, Operational Marketing, International Business, and Management Control (the last two are available only in Toulouse).
Finally, you must select an international elective subject that will be delivered by guest professors from around the world to strengthen your specialization and internationalization. You will end the academic year with a minimum of a 16-week internship at a company, where you will collaborate on the management of a project.
Internship at companies
This bachelor in business management includes compulsory full-time internships in every year of the program. This adds up to three internship periods, which are full-time and happen after the lessons period has ended. In addition, they are progressive internships, which means that they increase each year in terms of duration and the responsibility you are given within the company.
As a result, graduates already have about a year of professional experience accumulated (compulsory minimum in order to graduate: 8 months) by the end of the Bachelor program.
The internships enrich the curriculum for the students and facilitate their integration into the workforce in a highly significant way. They also help students to discover what they do and do not like, as they work in various departments and sectors.
As long as the internships match all the school’s requirements, they can be completed in any type of company, sector of activity, or country.
|Bachelor 1||Sales or customer relations internship.||Minimum 8 weeks.|
|Bachelor 2||Internships as an assistant in a functional area of a company.||Minimum 8 weeks.|
|Bachelor 3||End-of-degree internships in project management.||Minimum 16 weeks.|
During the internships, students have follow-ups with their Career Starter coach. At the end of each internship period, an assessment of the internship will be conducted.
The school shares internship offers and company contacts with the students, along with a list of contacts for the internships carried out by former students. However, it is the responsibility of the Barcelona campus students to seek out their internships; an important learning experience before taking the plunge into the working world.
The Citizen Service that is part of the Bachelor program aims to instill a sense of responsibility and an awareness of the reality of today’s society in our students through volunteering at solidarity organizations. Bachelor students must dedicate a total of 50 hours to supporting an NGO or association with social aims.
These are some of the organizations in which the TBS Business School students collaborate to complete their Citizen Service project.
- Pure Clean Earth
- Amics de la Gent Gran
- Acción Planetaria
- Fundación Roure
- Sant Egidio
- Asociación Gabela
- Ohlala Festival
- Voluntaris Itinerantes
- Voluntaris 2000
To complete the number of ECTS credits of the Bachelor in Management program, students can also join the Ambassadors project and become the best representatives of the school at open days, fairs, or information sessions.
Teaching and assessment methodology
The teaching methods at TBS Business School both for TBS master and bachelor students, are diverse and combine presentations, professional and researcher conferences, workshops for the development of management skills, case study work sessions, the intensive use of teamwork, and the development of projects.
There is no single method of evaluation, a combination of assessment instruments are used for each subject, including exercises, short tests, projects, essays, case studies, and exams. Unconventional methods like the assessment of participation, assessments from peers (between students), and self-assessment are also used.
More information on our Business Management Degree
If you need more information about our business management degree do not hesitate to contact our Admissions Department.
Do you have doubts about student visas, accommodation, or the procedures you have to carry out to come to TBS in Barcelona?
When: March, 25th at 4 pm (Barcelona time) How: Zoom link Language: English Duration: 1 hour Campus: TBS in Barcelona If you want to learn more about our Bachelor in Management, do not miss out on our online information session! The Admission team will be presenting for approximately one hour about the following: TBS introduction Program content Admission process Fees & funding Q&A […]