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Bachelor’s Degree in International Business

The IQS Bachelor’s Degree in International Business gives you a truly international experience in which you will gain knowledge of cultural and business realities in three different European countries. You will have the opportunity to spend two full academic years abroad at IESEG in France and Sheffield Hallam University in the UK, thus earning three European degrees. You’ll earn a unique triple degree from three AACSB-accredited international business universities.

Triple International Degree

This programme prepares you to take on leadership and management roles in global environments. Through its multidisciplinary curriculum, the Bachelor’s Degree in International Business offers you the possibility to learn how different international markets work, thus attaining a highly-valued profile for the business world.

You’ll be able to earn a unique triple degree from three AACSB-accredited international business universities.

Key information

Years

4 academic years

Credits

240 ECTS credits

Start

September 2024

Timetable

Monday to Friday 1st and 2nd year: 8:30 am to 2:00 pm 3rd and 4th year: 3:00 pm to 9:00 pm

Language

100% in English or progressively from Spanish to English

International Degree

Apart from the official IQS degree, you will earn a total of three European degrees by spending two years abroad at two universities in the UK and France.

Why study the Bachelor’s Degree in International Business at IQS?

Triple International Degree

Two teaching tracks (100% in English or progressively from Spanish to English)

Possibility of doing internships abroad

Neuro & Digital Marketing Lab and Finance Lab

Multicultural environment and international teaching staff to experience a 100% international education

Access to the job exchange at three universities

Facilities

Management laboratories with cutting-edge technology.

Dual degrees

Students who do not qualify for the triple degree can spend the first three years at IQS in Barcelona then study abroad for their last year at Kedge Business School (France) or Pforzheim University (Germany), thus earning a dual degree with the university they have chosen. Students enjoy an international experience and earn a dual degree at a prestigious European university.

Bachelor in International Business

Pforzheim University (Germany)

The areas of International Marketing, International Business, and Global Economy are worth highlighting. It is the 6th ranked business school in Germany in the EXCELLENT business school category with reinforcing international influence according to the Eduniversal ranking.

Bachelor in Management

Kedge Business School (France)

With an innovative and entrepreneurial focus, Kedge Business School is home to four campuses in France, two in China, and four partner campuses (Avignon, Bastia, Bayonne, and Dakar). It boasts the triple crown of accreditation (AACSB, EQUIS, Amba).

Objectives and competences

Subject ECTS
Fundamentals of Marketing 6
Advertising and Public Relations 6
Innovation and Entrepreneurship 7
Information and Communications Technology 6
Data Analysis 6
International Sales Management 3
Human Resources and Organizational Behaviour 5
Accounting 3
Business Economics 3
Communication Techniques 6
Social Ethics 6
Subject ECTS
Global Economic Environment 6
Global Digital Economics 3
Finances 6
Legal International Environment 3
Project Management 6
Foreign Language I (English) 3
International Trade 3
Pricing & Sales Promotion 6
Global Marketing 3
Market Research 6
Marketing Planning 3
Information Management and Customer Relationships 6
Subject ECTS
Geopolitics 6
Country Risk Management 6
Finance in a Global Economy 6
Foreign Language II 6
Business Ethics and Sustainability 6
Strategy in International Business 6
Cross Cultural Management 6
Logistics and International Transport 6
International Negotiation Skills 6
Global Talent Management 6
Subject ECTS
Electives 30
In-company internship 18
Final Degree Project 12

Electives

Advantages of studying International Business at IQS: 3 international qualifications

 

With the Degree in International Business at IQS you will have the chance to live a 100% international experience by being able to study in 3 different countries: Spain, United Kingdom and France. After the stay in Barcelona, Spain, Sheffield, UK and Paris, France, students will be able to obtain an official European triple degree.

If you decide to study the international business degree in 2 complete courses in 2 European universities, you will obtain your Bachelor’s Degree in International Business issued by:

All three Business Schools are at the forefront of business schools in their respective countries and are accredited by the AACSB.

IÉSEG | France

Founded in 1964, IÉSEG School of Management is one of the best business schools in France. It has received recognition from three prestigious international accreditations, the AACSB, AMBA and EQUIS. The school currently has 6,100 students spread over its two campuses: the historic Lille campus and Paris La Défense.

77% of the teaching staff is international and the university has agreements with more than 300 universities in 75 countries.

Sheffield Hallam University | United Kingdom

Sheffield Hallam, named University of the Year for teaching quality in the Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2020, is one of the UK’s largest higher education institutions, with over 30,500 students.

The university is committed to the Sheffield city region, providing leadership to drive improvements in social mobility, health and the economy.

Faculty

Albert Rof Bertrans

Department of Business Management

Albert Fornells Herrera, PhD

Department of Quantitative Methods

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Alberto Pallarès Sole

Department of Business Management

Antoni Olivé Tomàs, PhD

Department of Business Management

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Francesc de Paula Martori Adrian, PhD

Department of Quantitative Methods

Gilda Hernández Maskivker, PhD

Department of Tourism and Hospitality Management

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Jan Peter Robrecht Jonckheere

Department of Economics and Finance

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Jean-Philippe Charles

Professor at IQS School of Management

Joaquín Solana Oliver, PhD

Department of Business Management

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José Carlos Hermida Congosto

Department of Business Management

Mª Belén Derqui Zaragoza, PhD

Dean’s Office of the IQS School of Management and Department of Business Management

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Manel Arribas Ibar

Department of Business Management

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Marc García Gauchía

Department of Business Management

Marta Tena León, PhD

Communication and Corporate Marketing  and Department of Business Management

Mihály Tamás Borsi, PhD

Department of Economics and Finance

Mònica Martínez Blasco, PhD

Department of Economics and Finance

Narcís Vidal Borrell

Communication and Corporate Marketing  and Department of Business Management

Noelia Jiménez-Asenjo de Pedro, PhD

Department of Business Management

Oriol Quintana Rubio, PhD

Department of Ethics and Christian Thought

Ricard Santomà Vicens, PhD

Dean’s Office of the IQS School of Management and Department of Tourism and Hospitality Management

Tom Van der Heyden

Department of Business Management

Your career starts here

The Bachelor’s Degree in International Business offers multiple career opportunities for your future. Thanks to the international and multicultural education, which prepares you to take on management, leadership, and decision-making roles in global environments, you will have more professional opportunities in the fields of business and international markets.

Thanks to this degree, you will have the necessary skills to become a leader who is capable of working in an international context.

Career opportunities

  • International department manager

  • Head of international expansion

  • Head of international marketing

  • Head of international commerce

  • Export manager

  • International account manager

  • Country manager / Head of subsidiaries abroad

  • Analysis and management of international organizations and NGOs

  • International controller

  • Investment consulting and international projects

In-company Internship

As part of the curriculum of the Bachelor’s Degree in International Business, all students conduct in-company internships within the sector equivalent to 18 credit hours. Students can also take advantage of doing in-company internships abroad.

IQS features a specialized service to advise and help students search and conduct internships thanks to the IQS Career Services department.

  • Internships represent an initial contact with the labour market
  • They guide students based on their professional interests
  • They offer a real opportunity to apply the theoretical knowledge and skills acquired
  • They make it possible to find a job
  • They distinguish a graduate’s curriculum vitae
IQS Career Services

Admissions process

Apply for admission

To apply for admission to one of our bachelor’s degrees, you must submit various documents to us so we can assess your application. Create an account and sign in here. You must save and remember your username and password as they will enable you to continue the process you have started.

Documentation to upload

  • Valid ID/Passport
  • Passport-style photograph in colour with a white background in jpg format (176×220 pixels).

Students from the Spanish educational system:

  • Grades from your 1st year secondary school baccalaureate studies and completed grades from your 2nd year.
  • PAU exam grades (if you already have the results).
  • If you are studying an Advanced Vocational Education Cycle (CFGS): your updated academic transcripts.
  • If you have started a degree at another university: academic transcripts.

Students from outside the Spanish educational system:

  • Grades from your last two academic years prior to accessing university.
  • Credential granting you access to the Spanish university system issued by UNEDasiss or favourable decision approving your previous studies prior to accessing university.

Admissions test:

You must select the date to take the admissions test when making your application, based on the established calendar.

Pre-registration payment

During the process, you must pay a €125 administration and processing fee for your application. Payment can be made online by credit or debit card. This amount will be refunded only in the event that a student is not admitted to the studies, notwithstanding the right of withdrawal under the legally established terms.*

The ONLINE admissions test is a psychometric test and also includes an English level test that you must take regardless of whether or not you have an official language certificate.

Admissions tests will be sent by email at 3:30 pm (Spanish time) on the date you have selected. The duration of the test is approximately three hours and you have 24 hours to take the test: from 3:30 pm on the day the test begins until 3:30 pm the following day.

The Admissions Committee will decide on your admission based on your studies, academic results, and the admissions test. The Admissions Committee will inform you on your admission by email within a maximum period of 15 days from the date you took the admissions test (not counting holiday periods such as Christmas and Easter).

A student’s admission is conditional upon meeting the academic requirements necessary for accessing bachelor’s degree studies.

The pre-enrolment payment is mandatory and is the step that must be taken before the enrolment period opens, during which time students must formalize their enrolment.

Once admitted, you have a period of two weeks to make your pre-enrolment payment on the online pre-enrolment platform by credit or debit card. Otherwise, it will understood that the student is not interested in continuing with the process and their pre-enrolment will be cancelled.

Pre-enrolment does not entail an additional cost as the sum will be deducted from the total tuition fees when payment is made. The payment is only refunded in the event that a student does not meet the requirements to access studies at IQS (not having passed the PAU exams, not passing studies prior to accessing university, or not having obtained their student visa), notwithstanding the right of withdrawal under the legally established terms.*

Pre-enrolment tuition fee for the Bachelor’s Degree in International Business: €3,000

The enrolment period will open starting the last week of June. Pre-enrolment only ensures that a student can enrol in a bachelor’s degree up to 15 days after the opening of the enrolment period. Otherwise, it will be understood that the student is not interested in continuing with the process.

We will send an email with the credentials and instructions to proceed with your enrolment.

For Bachelor’s Degree in International Business students who spend a year in the United Kingdom, tuition fees will vary the year they study abroad.

Scholarships and financial aid

IQS offers three different types of scholarships for undergraduate students. To apply for a scholarship, students must have pre-registered and have been admitted to one of our bachelor’s degree programmes. Apply for the scholarship that best suits your needs based on your situation and circumstances. Discounts are also available to students from a large family or who have a sibling studying at IQS

Quality and Accreditation

IQS is strongly committed to quality and has established different processes to ensure continuous improvement through the IQS School of Management Quality Committee.

IQS is accredited by the AACSB (Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business, USA), the premier international accrediting organization for business and accounting studies. IQS School of Management’s Bachelor’s, Master’s and Doctoral programmes enjoy international accreditation and recognition.

Accreditation by the AACSB (Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business, USA) of all IQS School of Management studies.

Degree Monitoring Report (IST) 2021-22

IQS School of Management formally applied to join the AUDIT programme on 18 July 2011, in the extension mode. To this end, it adopted the design of the Internal Quality Assurance System (IQAS) of IQS School of Engineering, which had been submitted to the Agency for the Quality of the University System (AQU) for assessment in the AUDIT 2009 call for applications and positively assessed on 22 April 2010.

On 13 December 2012, a positive assessment was received from AQU for the design of the IQAS of the IQS School of Management.

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