|Study location||Spain, Barcelona|
Business and administration (ISCED 34)
|Nominal duration||3 years (180 ECTS)|
|Tuition fee||€6,750 per semester|
High school / secondary education (or higher)
The entry qualification documents are accepted in the following languages: English.
Often you can get a suitable transcript from your school. If this is not the case, you will need official translations along with verified copies of the original.
At least 2 reference(s) should be provided.
The BA (Hons) in Business Management (International Business) program gives you a cohesive education touching upon all aspects related to the international business arena. You will analyze international environments through economics, strategy, law, finance, marketing and trade and develop your entrepreneurial thinking. The program prepares you for today’s increasingly globalized world of business from a cross-cultural perspective. As a graduate, you will be prepared to start your own international business, join an already existing company or help to expand a local company’s international reach.
The BA (Hons) in Business Management (International Business) is a six-semester, three-year program (180 ECTS). The core courses taught during the first year will give students a solid grounding in all essential business disciplines, while the second and third years incorporate their chosen pathway, in addition to the core courses.
The BA (Hons) in Business Management with a pathway in international business provides students with the skillset they need to succeed in the increasingly globalized business world. Students who successfully complete this degree may be interested in the following job positions:
Purchasing managers are responsible for creating and executing purchasing strategies within an organization. They will source and select vendors, negotiate prices and contractual terms and conditions, make orders, track deliveries and monitor and forecast future demand levels, among others. Building trust with suppliers and clearly communicating and detailing product technical information is key for success.
The skills required to become a purchasing manager include negotiation, data collection and analysis as well as leadership.
International Sales Manager
Selling products overseas is the responsibility of international sales managers. Usually in charge of a specific geographical area, they work to optimize their product’s presence, distribution and sales abroad within budget and to achieve an organization’s objectives. To succeed, these professionals need to have an in-depth understanding of the culture, laws and market dynamics of the country in which they are selling.
An international sales manager will have strong interpersonal and communication skills for establishing trust with clients. They will be analytical, proactive and detailed in research and good with numbers. Knowledge of finance is needed.
Business Development Manager
Business development managers create and implement business plans to grow a company. They look for opportunities in current markets by expanding into new sectors or overseas. To succeed in international markets, knowledge of local cultures, languages, government regulations, competitors and markets are required. These professionals look to expand current client portfolios and make new contacts. Competitor and market information must be collected and analyzed by a professional within this area.
Analytical, communication, research and numerical skills are needed for the position of business development manager.
Program managers coordinate all projects that take place within an organization to ensure that they are aligned. They work toward accomplishing the organization’s overriding long-term goals and mission statement. With a global vision of the strategic direction needed by an organization, program managers develop new project proposals and will request funding for their implementation, as well as tracking current project progress. Knowledge of industry standards and the latest state-of-the-art processes and technology are needed.
Program managers require high project-management and leadership skills. These professionals must also be highly organized and possess strong written and verbal communication skills.