Bachelor of Business Administration (Hons)


Program Description

About this course

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 course prepares you for business challenges by providing you with high-level skills across key aspects of the business as well as deeper knowledge in an area of chosen specialisation.

The course also offers invaluable experience of working within the industry through annual placements. Students can also choose one major from the following: Management, Finance, Digital Innovation, 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 course on offer at the University of Gibraltar’s School of Business.

What is a BBA (Hons)?

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.

Why choose this course?

  • Placements: Instead of just one placement at the end of your degree, you will complete a local or international placement during each year of your study.
  • Face to face learning and small class sizes: You will benefit from teaching approaches that place you at the heart of learning and ensure learning is enjoyable.
  • Future proof: You will study a curriculum that is relevant, impactful and, above all, designed to give you the skills needed in the business world of tomorrow.
  • Quality: You will benefit from teaching and learning that is aligned with the UK standards of provision, but has the advantage of a Mediterranean setting within a dynamic business environment.
  • MBA in 4 years: On successful completion of the BBA, you will have the opportunity to articulate into a one year accelerated MBA programme.
  • Post-study Employment: You will have the opportunity to stay and work in Gibraltar for up to two years following completion of your degree.

Course Structure

Delivered by expert teaching staff and industry experts, the full-time BBA Hons is a three-year course that typically requires a commitment of sixteen hours class time a week. The schedule below outlines a typical study plan.

Year One

Semester 1

  • Accounting for Managers
  • Business Economics
  • Principles of Management
  • Management Information Systems

Semester 2

  • Business Data Analysis
  • Principles of Marketing
  • Principles of Finance
  • Major related placement & soft skills*

Year Two

Semester 1

  • Organisational Behaviour
  • Introduction to International Business
  • Business Law
  • Major Module*

Semester 2

  • Entrepreneurship
  • Consumer Behaviour
  • Major Module*
  • Major related placement & soft skills*

Year Three

Semester 1

  • Management Strategy
  • Business Ethics, Corporate Governance
  • Major Module*
  • Major Module*

Semester 2

  • Dissertation
  • Major related placement & soft skills*

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


"The course is well timed and very flexible as you can study or work in the mornings. The teachers communicate in a direct manner with the students in contrast to the courses offered abroad.", Louis Requena, BBA Student

"Throughout the course, there are a variety of tasks and groups activities, if you're thinking of doing this degree you will have to put in an effort and take responsibility.", Raphael Calvo, BBA Student

"I’m very proud of it because I have found everything that I have dreamed about my university life.", Zainab Seddeki, BBA Student

Unrivalled Resources

Based at the University of Gibraltar’s award-winning Europa Point Campus, Associated Campuses and partner sites, you will have access to specialist learning resources including open study areas and cutting-edge technology. This, combined with a curriculum that blends theoretical approaches to business disciplines with practical experience, means that you will emerge from the course ready for the world of business.

Gibraltar enjoys a largely diverse, thriving economy and is the headquarters for a wealth of global businesses offering you opportunities to learn from the best and access valuable national and international networks.

Entry Profile

Typically, applicants for the BBA will have:

  • BCC at ‘A level’, and a strong GCSE profile (5 GCSEs A-C) or international equivalent.
  • Passes in GCSE Maths and English (A-C standard grade, or equivalent).
  • The ability to communicate their ideas effectively in writing, in discussions and presentations.
  • 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, City & Guilds International ESOL 8984, or the TOEFL- IBT test of English proficiency).

Offers are based on a combination of qualifications or predicted grades, the applicant’s personal statement and references.


  • UK and EU: £9,250
  • International (Non-EU): £12,500

Fees are subject to indexation


Application deadline May 2020

Last updated Sep 2019

About the School

Get ready to go further with the University of Gibraltar. Whatever you choose to study with us, you will get a more personal learning experience at a new kind of university. Our UK-aligned, industry- ... Read More

Get ready to go further with the University of Gibraltar. Whatever you choose to study with us, you will get a more personal learning experience at a new kind of university. Our UK-aligned, industry-led courses ensure you’re getting the skills that employers are looking for, while our smaller class sizes give you the space to explore big ideas. Read less