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Bachelor of Business Administration (Hons)

Get ready for the world of business with this three-year, industry-focused programme

Key Facts

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Faculty:
School of Business

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Study Options:
Full/Part Time

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Start Date:
Sept '21

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Level:
Undergraduate

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Course Length:
3/6 Years

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Fees:

Home Full-time: £9,250
Home Part-time: £4,625
International and EU: £12,500

(For 2021, international and EU fees will be the same as Home fees)

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Application Deadline: For students requiring a visa the application deadline is 30th June. For all other students’ application deadline is 31st July.

About this programme

Today’s business world requires graduates with an understanding of all aspects of business, who are able to think critically and act decisively.
Designed in collaboration with the University’s Business Key Advisory Group, high-profile academics and industry experts, this programme prepares you for business challenges by providing you with high level skills across key aspects of business as well as deeper knowledge in an area of chosen specialisation.
The programme also offers invaluable experience of working within industry through annual placements. Students can also choose one major from the following: Management, Finance, Accounting, Marketing, Tourism.
There are few fields of study that open up as many career opportunities. All organisations, public and private, need individuals with business administration skills.
The Bachelor of Business Administration (Hons) is a full-time, three-year programme on offer at the University of Gibraltar’s School of Business.
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Covid-19 vaccine: Staff and Students

Gibraltar was the first country in the world to vaccinate its entire population from Covid-19. As part of the nationwide vaccination programme, all University of Gibraltar teaching staff and students – including non-residents and international students – were offered a Covid 19 vaccine.

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What is a BBA (Hons)?

A BBA is strongly associated with business. It is practically orientated, providing a grounding in all key aspects of business (e.g., accounting, marketing, management, organisational skills), with a view to developing a business professional rather than knowledge in one particular discipline.

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Face to face teaching

We are committed to providing an excellent learning experience that is personal and participative. That’s why we have decided to continue the face-to-face delivery of our programmes.

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Modules

Delivered by expert teaching staff and industry experts, the full-time BBA (Hons) is a three-year programme that typically requires a commitment of sixteen hours class time a week. The part-time study mode is offered over a period of up to six years and typically requires a commitment of eight hours class time a week. The schedule below outlines a typical study plan.

Semester 1

Accounting for managers

This module introduces the basic concepts and principles of accounting with an emphasis on their use in business decision-making. As a minimum, understanding the basic format of financial statements, the development of financial budgets and costing of products and services is essential to being an effective business decision maker and manager. The module focuses on the practical and functional nature of business decisions from the perspective of financial accounting; managerial costing and budgetary policies; profit-planning; capital investments and management; and financing of business operations.

Business Data Analysis

This module is designed as a first formal course in basic statistical methods. It aims to provide recognition of situations where statistical analysis may be of benefit and the range of methods that may apply to a given situation. Students will learn to use statistical methods to extract useful information from a set of data, and to utilise the information gathered appropriately in the business decision making process.

Principles of Management

The module seeks to ensure that all graduating students have an understanding of broad management concepts and their inter-relationships in a global context. Effective management is essential for the success of all private, not-for-profit and public organisations no matter where in the world they are located. A pre-requisite for effective management is an understanding of the origins of management and its main theoretical perspectives; how to plan and make decisions, organise, lead and control, how to motivate staff, and manage change in different business environments.

This module provides students with a general introduction to organisations and the functions of management. Topic areas will address issues related to organisations, management, and society. The module will cover the core management functions of leading, planning, controlling and organising.

Management Information Systems

This module provides the theoretical framework that will allow students to understand the importance of management information systems in an organisation and how this moulds future strategic decisions.

Semester 2

Business Economics

Economic factors can play a vital role in influencing individuals, businesses and governments’ decision-making process. This module aims to provide students with an understanding of such roles by providing students with the basic principles and concepts of macroeconomics and building upon microeconomic foundations.

Principles of Marketing

This module provides knowledge and practice in the analytical, creative and strategic functions of marketing.

It presents a set of approaches and frameworks centred upon the “4Ps” (Product, Price, Place, and Promotion), to develop the student’s competence to create a marketing plan, one of the major tools of business. Marketing starts with understanding consumer’s preferences for products and services and attempts to satisfy their different wants and needs in a profitable manner.

Principles of Finance

An understanding of finance principles is an essential component of operating or managing a successful business. This module aims to provide students with an understanding of the basic principles of finance contextualised with real-life case studies.

Placement with Employability Skills

This module gives year 1 students the opportunity to conduct a six-week work placement in the local business community within or closely related to their field of study and is in support of the employability aims of the BBA (Hons).

The work placement is designed to assist students to build their levels of employability and their commitment to continuing professional development. Prior to undertaking the work placement, students will have the opportunity to enhance their skills, ensuring that they make the most of their potential and will then have the opportunity to apply these skills in their workplace organisation.

Semester 1

Organisational Behaviour

Managers need to develop their interpersonal or people skills if they are going to be effective in their jobs. Organisational behaviour is a field of study that investigates the impact that individuals, groups, and structure have on behaviour within an organisation, and then applies that knowledge to make organisations work more effectively. Specifically, Organisational Behaviour focuses on how to improve productivity, reduce absenteeism and turnover, increase employee citizenship and job satisfaction and can offer guidance in creating an ethically healthy work climate.

Introduction to International Business

This module focuses on the study of international business in a cross-cultural environment. It provides a survey of the key issues and relationships in the field of international business and provides students with the basic foundations to deal with specialised modules in trade, economics, international marketing and finance, in a dynamic international business environment.

Furthermore, the module offers guidance to conceptual frameworks covering public policy perspectives on international trade, direct foreign investment and external debt, functions and forms of the global monetary system, the impact of multilateral institutions and trade blocs on international business, and the management of multinational companies.

Entrepreneurship

This module provides students with an in-depth understanding of the entrepreneurial process. It includes how to recognise new business opportunities, screen these for commercial and/or social viability, unlock market potential, and assess the potential customer demand in the context of competitive environments and financial constraints. This module requires students to identify a market opportunity and to develop ideas using a variety of tools to assess the viability of new business ideas.

Major Module

Depending on your Major, you will be studying one of the following modules:

  • Corporate Finance
  • Human Resource Management
  • Marketing Globally
  • Tourism Management Principles

Semester 2

Business Law

The module will cover an introduction to Gibraltar and UK law, including company and insolvency law; the impact of civil, criminal and general law on businesses and professional services; and will also introduce students to employment law and practices in the Gibraltar context.

Consumer Behaviour

Successful marketing decisions require a sound understanding of consumer behaviour, whether in the context of commercial firms, non-profit organisations, or government departments.

This core module provides students with a thorough appreciation of the complexities of consumer decision-making to ensure that their future marketing decisions achieve their objectives in their target market. This module is based on the premise that the consumer is the key to the success of any marketing effort and, hence, marketers need to know how and why consumers behave the way they do towards marketing-related stimuli.

Placement with employability skills

This module gives year 2 students the opportunity to conduct an eight-week work placement, either within the local business community or internationally. The placement is within or closely related to their field of study and is in support of the employability aims of the BBA (Hons). It is designed to assist students to build their levels of employability and their commitment to continuing professional development. Prior to undertaking the work placement, students will have the opportunity to enhance their skills, ensuring that they make the most of their potential and will then have the opportunity to apply these skills in their workplace organisation.

Major Module

Depending on your Major, you will be studying one of the following modules:

  • Investment Analysis
  • Comparative Management
  • Market Research
  • Financial Accounting and Reporting
  • Event Management Essentials: Planning, Concept and Design

Semester 1

Management Strategy

Strategy, both at the level of corporations and that of strategic business units, provides the framework within which business operates by setting goals and establishing the means (tactics, plans, policies, and actions) to achieve those goals. As organisations and their environments are continually changing, this requires the mastery of a wide range of topics and the ability to analyse, synthesise, and integrate information and concepts quickly to ensure effective management decision-making.

This module addresses the practice of strategic decision-making through an intensive examination of key topics including the nature of strategy; competitive strategies and frameworks for analysis; strategies in different industry environments, including mature and new or innovative industries; strategy and organisation; and strategy in an international competitive environment.

Business Ethics, Corporate Governance

Ethics is more than a descriptive study of morality. Rather, this module considers ethics as a normative study of morality that requires people to make judgments. When a person begins questioning their own, or society’s, moral standards they begin to engage in ethical decision making. Students will be introduced to ethical and governance issues in the context of business ethics, and will learn how to use ethical theories and frameworks to better support their analysis of ethical issues and subsequent conclusions/decisions.

Major Modules

Depending on your Major, you will be studying one of the following modules:

  • Advanced Corporate Finance
  • International Finance
  • Intercultural Management
  • Services Marketing

Major Modules

Depending on your Major, you will be studying one of the following modules:

  • Operations Management
  • Auditing and Assurance
  • Destination Management
  • Digital and Social Media Marketing

Semester 2

Placement with employability skills

This module is designed to assist students to successfully transition from university to the workforce and aims to guide student’s application of knowledge gained through previous modules to the work environment.  A key focus of the module will be to assist students with their career development and preparedness through a combination of personal, professional and career enhancement activities. The module will specifically cover job search and interviewing skills which will help students prepare for employment, and future career advancement. This module also gives year 3 students the opportunity to conduct a ten-week work placement within or closely related to their field of study, either within the local business community or internationally.

Dissertation

Students will carry out an independent research study on a topic of their choice relevant to their field of study.

*Students can choose one major from the following: Management, Finance, Accounting, Marketing, Tourism

Our Bachelor of Business Administration degree includes local and international placements that get you networked and ready for the workplace.

Choose an industry-focused course that puts you first. Choose Gibraltar’s University.

Why choose this programme?

Meet the students

Zainab Seddeki

Bachelor of Business Administration (Hons)

“Gibraltar is a wonderful place to study and live. I received good support from lecturers and staff, meaning I could focus on the programme.”

Andrew Hernandez

Bachelor of Business Administration (Hons)

“I studied at a UK University and managed to directly transfer over to the University of Gibraltar’s Bachelor of Business Administration.”

Entry Requirements

Typically, all applicants should have:

  • BCC at ‘A level’ (104 UCAS) points or international equivalent

All applicants should have:

  • 5 GCSE’s A*– C (grade 4 or above post 2017) including English Language and Mathematics (or international equivalent).
  • Strong communications skills with the ability to communicate your ideas effectively in discussions, presentations and writing.
  • Basic IT skills, such as word-processing, email and Internet.
English Language Requirements:
  • An overall IELTS test result of 6.5, including a minimum of 6.0 in all sub-tests. Equivalent awards will be considered (e.g. Pearson’s Test of English, Cambridge Certificate of Advanced English, Duolingo English Test, City & Guilds International ESOL 8984, or the TOEFL- IBT test of English proficiency). If you do not meet our entry requirements, you can still apply as we will consider your application.
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Offers are based on a combination of qualifications or predicted grades, the applicant’s personal statement and references. For guidelines on personal statements and references please click here.

Fees

Programme Fee (per annum) Years
Home Full-Time £9,250 3
Home Part-Time £4,625 6
International and EU £12,500 3 (For 2021, international and EU fees will be the same as Home fees)

Note: the above fees are for the Academic year 2021/22 and are subject to indexation.

Business and Scholarships

The University of Gibraltar hosts or directly offers a number of scholarship programmes to support your studies. Scholarships are available to support undergraduate, Master’s degree and PhD programmes and are made available to students based on certain criteria.

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Application Deadline: For students requiring a visa the application deadline is 30th June. For all other students’ application deadline is 31st July.

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