Bachelor of Business Administration in Barcelona


Program Description

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The BBA - Bachelor in Business Administration in Barcelona is a comprehensive program intended to engage international students invested in learning with the fundamental business practices shaping the world today. Bachelor in Business Administration students take an in-depth look at global markets and become aware of the cultural implications of doing business in Europe, Asia, Latin America, and other regions worldwide.

The Bachelor of Business Administration in Barcelona arms students to tackle the challenges of an often fractionalized, globalized economy and the aptitude to effectively work across borders. The Bachelor in Business Administration in Barcelona incorporates modern methodologies, case studies, situational analysis, simulation games, and practical projects into the core curriculum through a pragmatic approach, readying students to meet today’s real-life challenges head-on.

Students graduating from GBSB Global with a Bachelor of Business Administration degree, additionally obtain Level 4 and Level 5 ATHE Extended Diploma in Management, officially recognized by OFQUAL in the UK, which allows students to complete a top-up year in the leading UK universities and earn a double Bachelors’ degree.

The program offers eight majors:

  • BBA in Entrepreneurship
  • BBA in Management
  • BBA in PR & Communication
  • BBA in Marketing
  • BBA in Digital Business
  • BBA in Finance
  • BBA in Fashion & Luxury Business
  • BBA in Sports Management


  • Bachelor in Business Administration
  • Extended Diploma in Management awarded by ATHE (OFQUAL UK)
  • Second Bachelor’s Degree from the UK (An Optional Top-Up Year)*

*Top-up Degree Option at the following UK Universities: Northampton University, University of Derby, University of Worcester, University of Sunderland, Coventry University.

Program Highlights

  • Student Body Representing More than 70 Nationalities
  • ACCA and Microsoft Certifications on Top of Your Degree
  • Focus on Innovation and Technology
  • Networking Opportunities with Multinational Companies
  • Practical Group: Projects and Lectures
  • Multicultural Faculty with Industry Experience

Rankings, Accreditations and Partnerships


  • Fully accredited by ASIC approved by Ofsted and an affiliate of ENQA.
  • Accredited as ATHE (Awards for Training and Higher Education) center, an awarding organization in the UK.
  • Official ACCA Partner and the only Computer Based Examination Centre in Spain.
  • The only higher education institution in Spain accredited by Microsoft as a leader in digital education.
  • Ranked as a Leader in Business Education by Newsweek Magazine.

What you will learn

  • Be in Demand: Acquire the knowledge and skills in one of the most central, dynamic yet stable fields today with a Bachelor in Business Administration in Barcelona.
  • Improve your Innovative Potential: Take courses on design thinking, creativity, and the psychology of new product development. Be at the forefront of innovation and strive to create change.
  • Embrace new Opportunities: Direct your studies and career in the direction you feel most driven to succeed. With eight in-demand specializations, invest in the career path that is right for you.
  • Gain the Tools to be Highly Competitive: Obtain the hard skills like accounting, information technologies, and financial analysis, in addition to developing the increasingly valuable soft skills such as leadership, people management, and organizational communications that will make you more marketable.
  • Build a Global Network: Earn a BBA - Bachelor in Business Administration in Barcelona degree and benefit from GBSB Global’s professional relationships and connections across borders and industries.
  • Develop a Global Perspective: Gain the aptitude and ability to traverse financial markets, international and domestic trade, and the multi-faceted legal arena in business.
  • Specialize in what Interests You: You can prepare for your future ideal career by specializing in one of the business areas. Choose from: BBA in Entrepreneurship, BBA in Management, BBA in PR & Communication, BBA in Marketing, BBA in Digital Business, BBA in Finance, BBA in Fashion & Luxury Business, BBA in Sports Management.

Career Opportunities

Invest in your future self by earning your Bachelor in Business Administration in Barcelona and take your career to an uncharted level. GBSB Global Business School in Spain offer support to help students plan and achieve career success in Europe and around the world. Take advantage of the wide range of career development services GBSB Global Business School in Barcelona offers from professional workshops and corporate presentations on campus to career evaluation resources.


Why Barcelona

  • Barcelona is a 1st in Europe for the quality of life and clearness of the environment (European Cities Monitor 2011, 2012 Quality of Life City Rankings - Mercer Survey).
  • Barcelona is the 2nd Place in Europe (after London) for being promoted as a business center (European Cities Monitor 2011).
  • 1,6 Million Residents in Barcelona (2016).
  • Barcelona has a typical Mediterranean climate with mild winters and warm, sunny summers.
  • 2,342 international companies (that work in the mobile industry) come to the yearly World Mobile Congress in Barcelona.

Program Structure

Year 1 (60 ECTS)

Core Courses

  • Business Ethics
  • Business Environment
  • Communication Skills
  • Business Law
  • Marketing Principles & Practice
  • People in Organizations
  • Resource Management
  • Applying Promotional Techniques
  • Finance for Managers I

Spanish Language & Additional Workshops

  • Optional Spanish Language (A1)
  • Microsoft Office Certification Training

Year 2 (60 ECTS)

Core Courses

  • Business Organizations in a Global Context
  • People Management
  • Customer Relationship Management
  • Planning a New Business Venture
  • Managing Communication
  • Finance for Managers II
  • Research Project

Specialization Courses

A chosen Specialization (Major) allows a student to tailor BBA studies to their professional interests. The students are studying specialization courses during the second year of their BBA studies.

Year 3 (60 ECTS)

Core Courses

  • Accounting and Finance for Managers
  • Business Project
  • Social Responsibility of Business
  • The Political Economy of China
  • Strategic Human Resource Management
  • Strategic Management
  • International Money & Finance
  • Supply Chain Operations Management

BBA Thesis

The BBA Thesis allows students to reflect and integrate their learning over their three years of study, and create original work in an area of their interest related to the major. The BBA thesis represents the student’s integration of theoretical constructs drawn from course work, application of theory and the mastery of academic skills.

Specialization Courses

BBA in Digital Business

  • Online Retail for Small Business
  • Digital Marketing Strategy
  • Knowledge & Technology Management
  • Agile Methodologies & Design Thinking
  • UX & Conversion
  • Digital Operations

BBA in Entrepreneurship

  • Online Retail for Small Business
  • Knowledge & Technology Management
  • Talent Management
  • Agile Methodologies & Design Thinking
  • Premium Brand Management
  • Entrepreneurial Finance

BBA in Fashion & Luxury

  • Online Retail for Small Business
  • Sustainable Fashion & Luxury
  • Digital Marketing Strategy
  • Event Coordination & Sponsoring
  • Fashion & Luxury Marketing
  • Premium Brand Management

BBA in Management

  • Communication Strategies & Media Planning
  • E-commerce Management
  • Employment & Labor Law
  • Sales Management
  • Reputation & Relationship Management
  • Financial Statement Analysis

BBA in Finance

  • Financial Reporting
  • Employment & Labor Law
  • Cost Accounting
  • Financial Statement Analysis
  • Global Financial Markets
  • Investor Relations

BBA in Sports Management

  • Digital Marketing Strategy
  • Talent Management
  • Sports Analytics
  • Event Coordination & Sponsoring
  • Premium Brand Management
  • Sports Marketing

BBA in Marketing

  • Brand Management
  • Retailing Management
  • E-commerce Management
  • Sales Management
  • Innovative Marketing Communications
  • Consumer Behavior

BBA in PR & Communication

  • Brand Management
  • Communication Strategies & Media Planning
  • Public Relations Case Studies
  • Reputation and Relationship Management
  • Innovative Marketing Communications
  • Investor Relations

Admission Requirements

To be qualified for admission to the Bachelor in Business Administration in Barcelona, you must:

The entry profile should include one of the following:

  • A GCE Advanced level profile with achievement in 2 or more subjects supported by 5 or more GCSEs at grades C and above.
  • Other-related level 3 subjects.
  • Other equivalent international qualifications (high school diploma).

Have a high level of English language.

Complete all required forms for admission and submit all required documents.

Last updated Aug 2020

About the School

GBSB Global is an educational organization created to challenge new economic circumstances and changing times. The business school has been ranked #1 in Europe in the Guide to Sustainability Schools a ... Read More

GBSB Global is an educational organization created to challenge new economic circumstances and changing times. The business school has been ranked #1 in Europe in the Guide to Sustainability Schools and has been recognized as a Leader in Global Education by Newsweek Magazine in December 2012. GBSB Global has been the only graduate school in Spain invited to participate in the International Ethics Case Competition in California, along with such universities as Oxford, INSEAD, the University of California - Irvine, etc, where its students became finalists and won first place in the competition, thus achieving international recognition of the quality of education provided at GBSB Global. Read less
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