BBA (3-year degree)

  • PARIS
  • NICE
  • NOTTINGHAM

Intake

  • February
  • September

Pace

  • Full time

Graduation diploma

  • 3-year Bachelor degree
  • Dual degree

Teaching languages

  • English English

Introduction

The Bachelor in Business Administration (BBA) is an Anglo-Saxon degree, which can be 4 years in the United States or 3 years in the United Kingdom, which is the model that IPAG has chosen. IPAG’s BBA is based on the British system. It is a professionalising degree, recommended for those who wish to acquire an international managerial profile. All courses are taught in English in a multicultural environement.

Admissions

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In the 1st year, subject to obtaining the baccalaureate or equivalent
In the 2nd year, subject to obtaining 60 ECTS credits (first-year university level)
In the 3rd year, single diploma, subject to obtaining 120 ECTS credits
(second-year university level)
In the third year, dual diploma, subject to obtaining 120 ECTS credits and subject to obtaining the TOEFL (minimum level 550) or the IELTS (level 6 or 6.5 depending on the chosen dual degree)

Elements of the application file
Last three transcripts for the last two school years
Results of the baccalaureate or transcript of marks from anticipated tests
Curriculum vitæ (CV)
Personal statement
TOEFL and IELTS supporting documents for candidates for a dual diploma in the 3rd year

The 2 stages of the admission process
Evaluation of the application file
Motivational interview (30 minutes)

  • Description
  • Programme
  • International
  • Career
  • Fees and funding

BBA Bachelor in Business Administration

1st & 2nd Years

  • Full time

1st year

The first year is dedicated to acquiring the basics of management from theoretical courses but also from practical cases.

2nd year

The second year is devoted to deepening the lessons of the 1st year and mastering “essential” commercial tools.

 

3rd Year

  • Full time

3rd year in standard curriculum
In the 3rd year, the focus is on international affairs, while you choose your optional module.

3rd year of the Nottingham path
You study for a full year on the campus of Nottingham Business School. EQUIS and AACSB accredited, this business school is one of the most renowned in the UK.

3rd year of the South Wales path
On the Nice campus, it is possible to obtain a double international diploma without leaving France! This degree is offered in partnership with the University of South Wales - the 6th largest university in the United Kingdom - whose professors come to IPAG to deliver their courses. A sort of “expatriation at home”.

 

In Short

Degrees

  • Bachelor in Business Administration (BBA) 3-year degree
  • Bachelor of Honours possible with the University of South Wales
  • Bachelor of Honours possible with Nottingham Business School

Admissions

In the 1st year, subject to obtaining the baccalaureate or equivalent
In the 2nd year, subject to obtaining 60 ECTS credits (first-year university level)
In the 3rd year, single diploma, subject to obtaining 120 ECTS credits (second-year university level)
In the third year, dual diploma, subject to obtaining 120 ECTS credits and subject to obtaining the TOEFL (minimum level 550) or the IELTS (level 6 or 6.5 depending on the chosen dual degree)

 

Teaching language

English

Duration

3 years

Campus

  • Paris
  • Nice
  • Nottingham

Work Experience

Up to 12 months of cumulative experience over the course of 3 years

International

  • Classes entirely taught in English
  • The possibility of doing an internship, from 4 to 6 months abroad in the 3rd year

 

Tuition fees

  • € 8,900 per year, standard curriculum
  • € 10,000 for the third year, dual degree curriculum, for European students
  • € 13,000 for the third year, dual degree curriculum, for non-European students

 

Our 3-year BBA programme in Paris, Nice and Nottingham To find out more

A product of the North American academic system, the Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) is a bachelor's degree program accessible after the baccalaureate. Would you like to embark on an international career after three years of study? Find out what the BBA has to offer!

 

BBA: Purpose and principles of the Bachelor of Business Administration

 

What is a BBA?

The BBA is a bachelor's degree, a three-year course intended for bachelors and students who are looking for an international dimension to their professional project. Dispensed by internationally renowned Grandes Ecoles, the hallmarks of the BBA are innovation, professionalization and internationality.

The BBA is also a vocational diploma: the majority of the schools offering this program include a professional experience to be approved in order to obtain the diploma. This aspect of the program is crucial and justifies its excellent rate of insertion in the professional world.

Lastly, due to its North American origins, the BBA curriculum is based on fun and participatory teaching.

 

What's the difference between Bachelor and a BBA?

Although these two bachelor's degrees are mainly held at universities of applied sciences and the BBA curriculum is similar to a conventional bachelor's degree, the special feature is the emphasis on internationalisation.

Although the BBA is taught by schools with a large network of partner universities, some BBA students are even led, according to their preferences, to spend a semester or a year in an international institution in order to acquire a unique, cultural and rich experience (professional or academic).

The BBA is mainly taught entirely in English and is therefore addressed to an English-speaking public or those with an excellent command of English.

Finally, the admission procedure for a BBA will not be the same as for a Bachelor's degree: a minimum language proficiency level and an international professional project are recommended. Admissions for this program are challenging and it is this selectiveness that is also recognized by recruiters.

 

So why should I choose to do a Bachelor in Business Administration at IPAG?

At the IPAG Business School, we provide among our various management courses, a BBA over a three-year period on our campuses in Paris and Nice.

Entirely taught in English, it will firstly allow you to improve your skills in this language. But not exclusively! In fact, with more than 30 different nationalities each year, you will have the opportunity to progress in foreign languages as well!

Moreover, the courses taken in this program are tailored to international profiles thanks to the specializations taught: international marketing, international management, business development, international trade, business management, etc.

 

What do I do after a BBA?

After a BBA, there are several opportunities for you: both for further studies and for direct entry into the professional world.

You can opt to continue studying for a Master's degree, in particular by joining the  Grande École Program of the IPAG which will allow you to specialize and train for a specific job in two years and to obtain a recognized diploma with five years of higher education (Bac+5 Master's degree).

Do you want to pursue more internationally oriented studies? Why not choose a Master of Business Administration (MBA) ? Renowned for its international dimension, this diploma will allow you to improve your skills in a field while refining your professional project for an international career.

As for those who would like to quickly become part of the workforce, you should know that the BBA has an excellent rate of professional insertion! The professional opportunities offered by this program are numerous: international manager, international project manager, international consultant, export manager... as many opportunities as possible to fulfill your dreams.

1st Year

Semester 1

  • Introduction to Organisations
  • Financial Mathematics
  • Introduction to Cross-Cultural Communication
  • Principles of Marketing
  • Accounting Principles
  • Introduction to Business Law
  • Economic Conditions
  • Business IT Tools
  • Academic Writing
  • English

Semester 2

  • Introduction to Management
  • Microeconomics
  • Introduction to Statistics
  • Mix Marketing and Communication
  • Comparative Contracts Law
  • Business IT Tools (TOSA level 1)
  • Academic Presentations
  • Introduction to Geopolitics
  • English
  • Semester 1

    Courses

  • Semester 2

    Optional internship of 2 to 3 months, in France or abroad

Extra-curriculum

Business Game

During your welcome week, after a day devoted to visiting the campus and presenting the school, you start working in a group, under the watchful eye of your teachers, during a three-day business game. A way to get to know your classmates and take on your first challenges together.

Seminar

A week-long seminar of academic courses given by a Visiting Professor. You will be taught by a Visiting Professor who has come specially from one of our partner universities to teach at IPAG. The opportunity to discover other approaches and to benefit from the experience of an international professor.

2nd year

Semester 1

  • Accounting Principles
  • Cross-Cultural Management
  • International Economics
  • Market Research
  • Human Resource Management
  • Introduction to Business Law
  • Research Methods
  • Advanced Statistics
  • Business IT Tools
  • Geopolitical Future
  • English

Semester 2

  • Financial Analysis
  • International Business Environment
  • International Negotiation
  • Innovation and Digital Marketing
  • Using Social Media in Business
  • Research Methods
  • Financial Accounting
  • Project
  • English
  • Semester 1

    Courses

  • Semester 2

    Optional internship of 2 to 3 months, in France or abroad

Extra-curriculum

Business Game

During your welcome week, after a day devoted to visiting the campus and presenting the school, you start working in a group, under the watchful eye of your teachers, during a three-day Business Game. A way to get to know your classmates and take on your first challenges together.

3rd Year

Standard curriculum

Courses

  • Business Ethics & Corporate Social Responsibility
  • International Management
  • Business Strategy
  • Business Game

+ 2 elective subjects to choose from:

  • Advanced International Business Law
  • International HR Management
  • Financial Management
  • Geopolitics
  • Business English
  • Purchasing & Supply Chain Management
  • Marketing Tourism
  • Strategic Marketing Planning
  • Treasury and International Risk Management
  • Advanced Economic Analysis
  • Advertising & Promotion

 

  • Semester 1

    Courses

  • Semester 2

    Internship of 4 to 6 months, in France abroad

Projects

Company visits

You will take part in visits to companies, in France or abroad, to discover their organisation and the jobs specific to their industry. These visits are also intended to provide food for thought for your professional project.

3rd year

Nottingham Path

Courses

  • Global Business in a Changing World
  • International Strategic Management
  • Leadership & Employability
  • Research Project
  • Business Information
  • Communication & Learning

+ 2 elective subjects to choose from:

  • Business English
  • Language (Arabic, Mandarin, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Spanish)
  • Comparative & International Management
  • Investment & Portfolio Management
  • International Development Economics
  • Global Supply Chain Strategy
  • International Marketing & Communication

Project

End of Study Paper

You are conducting in-depth research that explores an issue related to business management. To carry out your work, you start by learning the research methodology and are then accompanied by a tutor, from the development of your topic to the writing and defence of your dissertation.

3rd year

South Wales Path

Lessons

  • Business Strategy
  • International Business
  • International Human Resource Management
  • International Issues in Accounting
  • International Strategic Marketing
  • Ethics & Sustainability
  • Semester 1

    Courses

  • Semester 2

    Internship of 4 to 6 months, in France abroad

Project

End of Study Paper

You are conducting in-depth research that explores an issue related to business management. To carry out your work, you start by learning the research methodology and are then accompanied by a tutor, from the development of your topic to the writing and defense of your dissertation.

International experiences is at the heart of the programme

The BBA is tailored to shape you for an international career.

Teaching exclusively in English in a multicultural environment

Classes are taught by bilingual teachers, all with rich international experience. By joining the BBA of IPAG, you evolve alongside students of more than 30 nationalities.

International work experience

The second semester of the 3rd year is an opportunity for you to do a 4 to 6-month internship abroad. The optional 1st and 2nd year internships can also be completed abroad.

Two dual degrees

In the 3rd year, two dual diplomas allow you to obtain a Bachelor of Arts (Hons) in International Business Management at the same time as the BBA of IPAG:

  • Bachelor of Honours with the University of South Wales: on the Nice campus, you get a dual international diploma without leaving France! This course is offered in partnership with the University of South Wales - the 6th largest university in the United Kingdom - whose professors come to IPAG to deliver their courses.
  • Bachelor of Honours with Nottingham Business School: you study a full year on the campus of this Business School. EQUIS and AACSB accredited, this business school is one of the most renowned in the UK.

Internships

Internships every year

  • In the 1st year: an optional internship of 2 to 3 months, in France or abroad
  • In the 2nd year: an optional internship of 2 to 3 months, in France or abroad
  • In the 3rd year: an internship, from 4 to 6 months

A Career Centre to support you

Whether you are looking for an internship, a job or more simply for advice, our Career Centre is there to help you. Throughout your curriculum, you can benefit from its many services: preparation for interviews, proofreading of CVs, recruitment forums, speaking workshops, control of its image, management of professional social networks…

Career Opportunities

  • International Business Executive
  • Business Developer
  • Sales Executive
  • Marketing Project Manager
  • Product Manager
  • Web Project Manager

Fees and
funding

Tuition fees

  • €8,900 per year, standard curriculum
  • €10,000 for the third year, dual degree curriculum, for European students
  • €13,000 for the third year, dual degree curriculum, for non-European students

IPAG Scholarships

Alumni Scholarship

A 10% discount on tuition fees is given to all children of our graduates, regardless of the programme.

Family Scholarship

A 25% discount on annual tuition fees is granted to students who have a sibling enrolled at IPAG in the BBA or any other programme.