Bachelor of Arts (Hons) in Business Studies
12 months (3 trimesters), final year top-up programme
- Programme language:
- Entry requirement:
For EWS students with international programme of study = 120 ECTS credits
plus relevant professional full time work experience of 1 year minimum
- Teaching method:
- Programme delivery:
8 weekend seminars (Fri-Sun)
from a state-certified UK university
180 ECTS Credits in total
- Course start / Duration:
September 2017 until August 2018
- Tuition fees:
EUR 4, 850 (accommodation and travel expenses are not included)
Established by the German-British Chamber of Industry and Commerce in London in 1988, the European College of Business and Management (ECBM) is a leading provider of bespoke business and management training for European companies and individual students. It is one of the most successful overseas Chamber Colleges in existence. The ECBM has developed various partnerships with Chambers of Commerce within Europe and is supported by internationally renowned companies such as Bosch, Commerzbank and Siemens AG.
The emphasis is set on the importance of continuous and lifelong learning. To date the ECBM has provided more than 12, 000 students with important business, cultural and language skills to enable them to work successfully in an international environment.
Due to institutional agreements the ECBM can offer a fast-track entry into the final year of this Bachelor course. It is ideal for motivated people with above average results in their former educational career and excellent knowledge of the English language, who wish to top up their qualifications. This is an opportunity to gain an internationally recognised Bachelor qualification offered by a state-certified UK university.
For more info please visit: www.ecbm-london.de
The programme is for:
- Past part-time EWS-Vienna students who have completed the EMA Certificate (120 ECTS credits)
- Past full-time EWS-Vienna students who have completed the appropriate EMA, ESA or ITTA programmes with a minimum of 120 ECTS credits, and who have already gained a minimum of 12 consecutive months of professional full-time work experience
- Current full-time EWS-Vienna students who have completed 5 semesters of their EWS Vienna programme
- Any student who has successfully completed an undergraduate business studies programme carrying forward a minimum of 120 ECTS credits plus above-mentioned work experience
- Entry Requirement is the completion of the above-mentioned criteria. Your home institution will advise on the required grades.
The Bachelor programme is administered and delivered by ECBM staff and quality assured by a state-certified
UK university, which awards the internationally recognised qualification.
- Business Communications
This module concentrates on how to effectively communicate in business. It illustrates intercultural communication, corporate identity and reputation, PR and advertising. Students are prepared to critically understand and utilise a range of communication theories within the business sector.
- Business Research Project
This is a module provides learners with the opportunity to conduct research and leads to development of group work and research skills. Students are encouraged to adopt a more critical reflective approach to problem solving at University and in employment.
- Business Strategy
The aim is to provide students with a holistic understanding of organisations and their interaction with their environments. Tools and techniques used by strategic decision makers help to structure an organisation and connect themes such as globalisation and its impact on business strategy.
- Customer Service Excellence
In this module customer needs are discussed with a view to identifying training skills requirements for all employees going beyond just customer interfacing staff to develop a customer centric philosophy as core values in the business.
- Ethics and Sustainability
This module introduces students to the particular problems and opportunities experienced in adopting or ignoring business ethics and corporate social responsibility.
- International Business
This module develops the ability to analyse the global business environment with a systematic understanding of international trade. Case studies from different industries are referred to in this module.
The Programme – Teaching method. The programme is delivered via ‘Blended Learning’, a modern form of teaching, incorporating many different learning styles accomplished by the combination of virtual distance learning and physical resources. The studies will be delivered through self-study and classroom attendance.
Additionally, online support and email contact with tutors will be provided. Via internet platform participants are able to download course texts, learning guides and information. It is also possible to gain access to the online library of the university.
The timetables are structured over 8 weekend seminars (Fri-Sun) taking place in Vienna or Munich – depending on the group size. The programme lasts 3 trimesters and it is possible to achieve the degree within 12 months. There is no requirement for full-time attendance at ECBM in London, so students can continue to be in employment whilst they study.
The BA is issued through the cooperation with a state-certified UK university. The ECBM provides complete administration and tuition of the programme in full agreement with the university which awards the BA (Hons) Degree.
As the qualification is issued by an acknowledged state-certified university, the BA is internationally recognised and allows successful candidates to carry the BA (Hons) title Europe-wide.
The abbreviation ‘Honours’ stands for a certain standard of Bachelor course and upgrades the quality of the qualification.