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Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) - Major in International Relations

Geneva Business School, Barcelona CampusBarcelona - SPAIN

Field(s) of study: Business Administration, International Relations
Cost of pre-eligibility application: 
  • Via Bachelorsbooking: 0 €
  • Via the regular school procedure: 150 €
Course cost: 34 380 €

Next admission round: 

Next recruitment session:

Available slots: 

Available spots: 30
Places available per academic year: 100

Program Language

  • English

Course length: 

  • 3 years (36 months)

Start of the program: 


Level of entry: 

A Level
A Level+1 year
A Level+2 years
A Level+3 years



The Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) with a Major in International Relations is designed to provide students with the necessary tools and knowledge to become a successful manager in international organizations, by understanding the principal factors that influence international politics, diplomacy, and foreign affairs.


Students will develop an understanding of international human rights, cross-border issues, international organizations, cyber diplomacy, cooperative politics, armed forces and society, natural resource conflict and more..

Over the course of this program students will:

  • Gain the capacity to work actively within the development of a diplomatic strategy.
  • Introduce realistic solutions for management of current global crises.
  • Be familiar with global cultures and social networking.
  • Build contacts with diplomatic organizations and staff to enhance global connectedness and vision.

* This program is available at Geneva Business School - Barcelona Campus until September 2019 

Core Courses

  • Communication - How to express your views and make sure they are understood.
    • Communication in Business
    • Public Speaking
    • Personal Branding
    • Cross Cultural Communication
    • World Languages
  • Creativity - How to counter the “we've always done it this way” culture and create new opportunities and new ways of doing things.
    • The Business Idea
    • Customer Relationship Management
    • Entrepreneurial Skills
    • Technology, Productivity and Change Management
    • New Business Development
    • People & Organizations
    • The Data-Driven Business
  • Collaboration - How to create and work in teams. How to develop skills of persuasion and negotiation.
    • Negotiation Techniques
    • Project Management
    • Managing Buying and Selling
    • Management Foundations
    • Human Capital
    • Business Policy and Strategy
    • Team Building
  • Global Awareness - Working in a globalised world brings many opportunities and challenges.
    • Markets & Prices
    • The Global Economy
    • International Trade
    • International Business Law
    • Foreign Market Analysis
    • Sociology: Main Issues of Contemporary Society
  • Digital Business - The 21st century offers unparalleled opportunities to exploit new technologies and ride the wave of the 4th industrial revolution.
    • Digital Tools for Business
    • E-Marketing
    • Applied Digital Marketing
    • Building a Brand
    • The Digital Revolution
  • Business DNA - The fundamentals of business that every graduate needs to possess in order to succeed.
    • Business Ethics
    • Corporate Governance
    • Mathematics of Finance
    • Budgeting and Controlling
    • Marketing
    • Financial Statement
    • Analysis
    • Finance Foundations
    • Money In, Money Out

Specialization courses

  • Security & Government Intervention
  • Becoming a Global Business
  • International Human Rights Law
  • Cross Border Issues
  • Global Causes
  • International Organizations
  • Cyber Diplomacy
  • Regional & Cooperative Politics
  • Armed Forces & Society
  • Insurgency & Terrorism
  • Natural Resource Conflict
  • Regime Change & International Security


Course format: 

On campus 

Qualifications/expertise after completing the program

  • Program Objectives
    • Gain the capacity to work actively within the development of a diplomatic strategy
    • Introduce realistic solutions for management of current global crises
    • Be familiar with global cultures and social networking
  • Career Opportunities:
    • Foreign Service Officer
    • Civil Service Officer
    • Coordinator for a charitable organization
    • Cultural Specialist
    • Director of International Programs
    • International Project Coordinator
    • Staff for Public Policy Organization
    • Interpreter/Translator
    • Leader within the European Union

Entry requirements

  • Swiss Maturité, International Baccalaureate of minimum 30 points, 3 A-levels, High School Diploma or equivalent.
  • Minimum IELTS 6.0 / TOEFL 70 or proof of studying previously in an English speaking environment for a minimum of 3 years.
  • Scanned copy of all required academic diplomas, transcripts and academic certificates obtained
  • A 500 word essay: What can you bring to the GBS community?
  • Photocopy of valid passport / National ID
  • 1 reference letter

Admission criteria: 



Other application costs: 

  • Administration fee - One time fee to be paid after being accepted and before receiving the Final Acceptance Letter: 1900 €

Course cost description: 

Application Fee: €150 (Non-refundable, paid upon application)
Administration Fee: € 1,900 (One time fee, refund of 80% if the entry visa or the residence permit is refused by the Visa Authorities)
Tuition per semester: € 5,730 (Total 3 year program / 6 semesters) (Refund of 100% if the entry visa or the residence permit is refused by the Visa Authorities)

TOTAL: € 36,430

Application cost description: 

Nonrefundable. To be paid upon application