For students wishing to undertake an international education, the BBAs (Bachelor of Business Administration) offer a four-year course in the world of business and management. Provided in the main business schools, these courses are formatted on a very widespread international model, particularly in Anglo-Saxon countries.
It is not easy to choose who to turn to when the traditional period of postgraduate wishes is approaching. And it is all the more difficult when the desire to see other cultures is pressing. If you opt for a BBA (Bachelor in Business Administration), you can benefit from training in business school internationally oriented with courses entirely in English e stays or internships abroad.
The BBA, a bac + 4 level training
BBAs are four-year courses, delivering a bac + 4 level diploma, most often benefiting from a visa or license. Still unknown in France and in much of Europe, these formations are widespread elsewhere, for example in the United Kingdom. In France, several business schools – ESSEC, SKEMA, emlyon, Neoma, Kedge, etc. – have chosen to develop them to offer courses conforming to international standards.
L’EM Normandy it also chose to launch a new BBA at the start of the 2022 academic year on its Paris campus. For the school, this program specifically addresses the needs of students to go abroad very quickly. “It is not always easy to say that you will go abroad immediately after the baccalaureate, with a BBA the choice is undoubtedly the most obvious.“, confirms Pascal Krupka, its program director. For € 10,000 per year (the average price for a BBA), students will be taken to study management, finance, marketing or to develop their critical thinking.
Internships and studies abroad punctuate the BBA training
This BBA EM Normandie will be offered first for two years in Paris, then students will be able to attend other universities, in Oxford (UK) in the third year – where the school has a campus – but also in Dubai (Arabia Emirates) during the first semester of the fourth year. “It is a professional training : when they are done, the students are ready to enter the job market, in France or elsewhere “, adds Pascal Krupka.
The selection to access this BBA will be on file, with an interview in English. An unusual choice, since many business schools have chosen to meet within the joint competition SESAME, before receiving suitable candidates for individual interviews. This is particularly the case with Southern Champagne BS (SCBS), in Troyes, where Wassim studied. A choice he does not regret today.
“We will study all the axes of a company, explains the one who is in the third year of the BBA. And if you are the director of a company, you will be able to follow all the work of your collaborators more easily. “In SCBS, these are students who choose where to carry out their internship and training abroad. In the recovery Wassim, for example, chose to fly to South Korea.
The BBA, a course entirely in English
In her fourth year of global BBA at Neoma BS, Rouen, Marie has been returning to Lithuania for a year. A period that she loved, just like the one that is taking place in France. “We do a lot of theory, but above all a lot of practice, teaches us to be independent when we go abroad. ”
The entire BBA course is taught in English, in order to immerse students directly in an international climate. Otherwise, after a common core to understand all aspects of the company, these courses offer many specializations always in a logic of professionalization.
For his part, Lanzo is finishing his first year at the BBA in Kedge Marseille. He chose this formation after being seduced by the “international experience” offered. If you still don’t know which field to turn to when you leave school, you are aware that there are many choices: entrepreneurship, events, finance, marketing … You just have to choose, thanks to a suitcase full of experience!
The BBA, an atypical but recognized degree
The BBA has been an atypical formation in the French and European panorama ever sincet provides a bac + 4 level diploma, between the license level (bac +3) and the master level (bac +5). In terms of academic recognition, many BBAs have a licensing visa from the Ministry of Higher Education and are entitled to a licensing degree from 2021.
This recognition is one of the guarantees of quality, knowing that many BBAs are also enrolled in the RNCP (National Yearbook of Professional Certifications)an acknowledgment from the Ministry of Labor which certifies the skills, attitudes and training knowledge necessary for the exercise of a trade or activity related to a professional field.