The Bachelor in Management Programme is an official undergraduate degree in business administration and international business
The Bachelor in Management program has a three-year structure. During the first year of the business management degree, you will learn the fundamentals of business; in the second year, you will consolidate these fundamentals and internationalize yourself through a semester-long exchange at a partner university; in the third year, you will specialize.
The future employability of the bachelor of business administration students is the principal factor that guides all our pedagogic activities. The Bachelor in Management creates competent professionals who can successfully fill the various roles at companies.
The program’s subjects are grouped in the following blocks:
- Management control
- Human resources
- Information management
- Career Starter
Content year by year
First year, business fundamentals
During the first year of your bachelor of business administration, you will build a foundation of the basic concepts of the most relevant areas of companies and also begin language classes. At the end of the year, you will put your newly acquired knowledge to the test in a Business Game: a simulation of a company involving competing teams, which emphasizes business development and accounts.
Alongside the classes, you will perform 50 hours of Citizen Service, a period of volunteer work at an NGO or non-profit association with social objectives, with the aim of training you to be a responsible and ethical professional.
Finally, you will perform a minimum of an 8-week internship in customer relations.
1st-semester subjects (2018-2019):
- Marketing fundamentals
- Financial accounting
- Digital tools
- Sales: effective methods and behaviors
- Debate and communicate
- Economics for managers
- Career Starter
2nd-semester subjects (2018-2019):
- Operational product marketing
- Costs and budgets
- Statistics and mathematical methods
- Organizational behavior and intercultural management
- Law as a resource for businesses
- Career Starter
- Business Game
Second year, solidification and internationalization
During the second year, you will deepen your knowledge of the fundamental areas of a company and continue the language courses and Career Starter. You will also perform a minimum of 8 weeks of internships as an assistant in a functional area of a company.
You will complete a semester international exchange at one of our partner universities or on another of our campuses. If you are an international student, you can also choose to remain in Toulouse or Barcelona. Spending time abroad is a key part of a business management degree.
The Social Innovation & Change course is delivered during the fourth semester at the business school in Barcelona. It requires students to design a business project with social objectives, all the way from the initial idea to the prototype. You can consult more information about this itinerary on the module page.
3rd-semester subjects in Barcelona:
- Financial analysis
- Marketing services
- Supply chain and purchasing management
- Law and business
- Human resources management
- Career Starter
4th-semester subjects in Barcelona:
Third year, specialization
The third year is when you will undertake your specialization. You will be able to tailor your academic program and select one of our professional itineraries, a functional area of a company and an international elective subject, in addition to continuing the language classes and the Career Starter.
Through the professional itinerary you will specialize in a sector or business area by choosing from the following:
- In Toulouse:
- International business
- Hospitality and tourism
- Aviation management
- Innovation management
- Events (in French)
- Wine management and marketing (in French)
- Real estate management (in French)
- Digital and social web marketing (in French)
- In Barcelona:
- Fashion and luxury management
- Digital marketing
- In Casablanca:
- Logistics (in French)
You will also have the opportunity to deepen your knowledge of a functional area of a company that you have an affinity for: Human Resources, Finance, Operational Marketing, International Business and Management Control (the last two are available only in Toulouse).
Finally, you must select an international elective subject which will be delivered by guest professors from around the world to strengthen your specialization and internationalization.
You will end the academic year with a minimum of a 16-week internship at a company, where you will collaborate on the management of a project.
Internships at companies
This bachelor in business administration includes compulsory internships in every year of the program. This adds up to three internship periods, which are full-time and happen after the lessons period has ended. In addition, they are progressive internships, which means that they increase each year in terms of duration and the responsibility you are given within the company.
As a result, graduates already have about a year of professional experience accumulated (compulsory minimum in order to graduate: 8 months) by the end of the Bachelor program.
The internships enrich the curriculum for the students and facilitate their integration into the workforce in a highly significant way. They also help students to discover what they do and do not like, as they work in various departments and sectors.
As long as the internships match all the school’s requirements, they can be completed in any type of company, sector of activity or country.
- Bachelor 1: sales or customer relations internships – minimum 8 weeks
- Bachelor 2: internships as an assistant in a functional area of a company – minimum 8 weeks
- Bachelor 3: end-of-degree internships in project management – minimum 16 weeks
During the internships, students have follow-ups with their Career Starter coach. At the end of each of the internship period, an assessment of the internship will be conducted.
The school shares internship offers and company contacts with the students, along with a register of internships carried out by former students. However, it is the responsibility of the student to seek out their internships; an important learning experience before taking the plunge into the working world.
The Citizen Service that is part of the Bachelor program aims to instill a sense of responsibility and an awareness of the reality of today’s society in our students through volunteering at solidarity organizations.
Bachelor students must dedicate a total of 50 hours to supporting an NGO or association with social aims.
Teaching and assessment methodology
The teaching methods at TBS business management degree are diverse and combine presentations, professional and researcher conferences, workshops for the development of management skills, case study work sessions, the intensive use of teamwork and the development of projects.
There is no single method of evaluation, a combination of assessment instruments are used for each subject, including exercises, short tests, projects, essays, case studies and exams. Unconventional methods like the assessment of participation, assessments from peers (between students) and self-assessment are also used.