BBA France & UK (3-YEAR DEGREE)

  • PARIS
  • NICE
  • NOTTINGHAM

Intake

  • January
  • September

Pace

  • Full time

Graduation diploma

  • 3-year Bachelor degree
  • Dual degree

Teaching languages

  • English English

Presentation

The Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) that can be tailored as a 4-year degree in the United States or 3-year degree in the United Kingdom. IPAG has chosen to base its BBA programme on the United Kingdom model.

This programme is recommended for those who are considering a career abroad or in an international environment. The training is general but the third year allows students to specialise in two areas, which they can then pursue further by studying for an MBA.

All courses are taught in English and the environment of the programme is multicultural, as IPAG’s BBA brings together student body of more than 30 nationalities.

IPAG’s BBA also, and above all, allows students to obtain a dual degree on the 3 year, the IPAG one and a Bachelor of Arts (BA with Hons) from a prestigious British university which can open the way to a Master’s degree.

Admissions

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The 1st year, is subject to obtaining the baccalaureate or equivalent
The 2nd year, is subject to obtaining 60 ECTS credits (first-year university level)
The 3rd year, the single diploma is subject to obtaining 120 ECTS credits (second-year university level) or the dual diploma is 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 previous two school years
• Results of the baccalaureate or transcript of exams and tests
• 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)

Contact:
• Head of Admissions: Rayane Belhabri
Mail: international@ipag.fr

  • Description

  • Programme

  • International

  • Career

  • Fees and funding

BBA France & UK

1st & 2nd Years
  • Full time

1st year

The first year is dedicated to acquiring the basics of management from a theoretical understanding as well as practical activities.

2nd year

The second year is devoted to go into more-depth within the academic topic and master “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 which is EQUIS and AACSB accredited, and is one of the most renowned in the UK.

3rd year of the South Wales path
On the Nice campus, it is possible to enroll in a UK Top Up Program  without leaving France at all! This degree is offered in partnership with the University of South Wales, the 6th largest university in the United Kingdom, whose professors come straight to IPAG to teach the BBA France based.

In Short

Degrees

  • Bachelor in Business Administration (BBA France) 3-year degree
  • Bachelor of Honours with the University of South Wales
  • Bachelor of Honours 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 for the single diploma, subject to obtaining 120 ECTS credits (second-year university level) or the dual diploma, which is 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 work 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

Standard curriculum - Single Diploma:

  • €8,900 per year

3rd year dual degree - University of South Wales path:

  • €10,000 for the third year, for EU students
  • €13,000 for the third year, for non-EU students

3rd year dual degree Notthingham Trent University:

  • €11,000 for the third year, for EU students
  • €14,000 for the third year, for non-EU 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 touring the campus, IPAG and settling your BBA France or UK course, you then partake in a three-day business game run by your tutors. This is a great way to get to know your new classmates and take on your first challenges together.

Seminar

A week-long seminar of academic courses taught by a visiting Professor who has come specially from one of our partner universities to IPAG. This is an opportunity for students 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

Again, during your welcome week, after a day devoted to touring the campus, IPAG and settling into your BBA France or UK course, you then partake in a three-day business game run by your tutors. This is a great way to get to know your new 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

As part of the BBA France course, students 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 don’t have to be in France to do your BBA FRance. For the final project, you will conduct 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
End of Study Paper

The BBA France is part of the South Wales course and includes a dissertation module. To carry out this work, you will first learn the research methodology, then you will be supervised by a tutor, who will accompany you from the development stage of your subject to the presentation of your thesis, including the writing.

  • Semester 1

    Courses

  • Semester 2

    Internship of 4 to 6 months, in France abroad

International experiences is at the heart of the programme

The BBA France & UK course 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 France course at IPAG, you evolve alongside students of more than 30 nationalities.

International work experience

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

Dual degree and Top-Up program

In the 3rd year, one dual diploma and a Top-Up program allow you to obtain a Bachelor of Arts (Hons) in International Business Management at the same time as IPAG’s BBA France or UK based:

  • Bachelor of Honours with the University of South Wales: on the Nice campus, you get a Top-Up program 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 straight to IPAG to teach the course.
  • Bachelor of Honours with Nottingham Business School: you study a full year on the campus of Nottingham Business School which is EQUIS and AACSB accredited, and one of the most renowned business schools 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 BBA France 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 and more.

Career Opportunities

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

Fees and
funding

Tuition fees

Standard curriculum - Single Diploma:

  • €8,900 per year,

3rd year - University of South Wales path:

  • €10,000 for the third year, Top-Up program, for European students
  • €13,000 for the third year, Top-Up program, for non-European students

3rd year Notthingham Trent University:

  • €11,000 for the third year, dual degree curriculum, for European students
  • €14,000 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

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