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BBA in Global Business

Truly Swiss BBA - fully recognized and internationally accredited3 UK Accredited Diploma + 1 BBA Degree from SIMI + 1 BBA Degree from HU France

The BBA in Global Business is an international program covering international business practices, management, marketing and communication. Upon completion of the BBA, students will be able to demonstrate business-oriented skills and knowledge.  Students will master a blend of theoretical and practical knowledge.  Additionally, they will identify managerial skills and requirements that they will be able to develop in future studies.

Each year, learners will receive the UK-accredited diploma from OTHM, and in the final year learners will earn a double BBA degree from SIMI Switzerland and Horizons University, France.

The objective of BBA in Global business first year is to provide learners with an excellent foundation for building a career in a range of organizations. It is designed to ensure each learner is ‘business ready’: a confident, independent thinker with a detailed knowledge of business and management, and equipped with the skills to adapt rapidly to change.

The contents of the qualifications are focused on:

  • Managing business communication
  • Understanding the business environment and organizations in a global context
  • Business functions including people management
  • Quantitative methods in business
  • Finance for managers
  • Research and academic writing.

After finishing BBA’s first year in Global Management, learners may have begun or are planning to transition into careers in the private or public sector. Having completed BBA’s first year in Global Management, learners have obtained a Level 4 Diploma in Business Management qualification from OTHM United Kingdom and will enable them to progress to the second year of their study or enter employment.

Entry requirements

For entry onto the first year of BBA in Global Business, learners must possess:

  • Relevant NQF/QCF/RQF Level 3 Award/Diploma or at the level of GCE/GCSE or equivalent qualification
  • Mature learners (over 21) with management experience (learners must check with the delivery center regarding this experience before registering for the program)
  • Learners must be 18 years or older at the beginning of the course
  • English requirements: If a learner is not from a predominantly English speaking country, proof of English language proficiency must be provided.

English requirements

  • Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR) level B2 or equivalent
  • IELTS 5.5; Reading and Writing must be at 5.5 or equivalent

Equivalences

The first year of BBA in Global Business at the Swiss Institute of Management and Innovation (SIMI) represents practical knowledge, skills, capabilities, and competencies that are assessed in academic terms as being equivalent to Higher National Certificates (HNC), and Year 1 of a three-year EU Bachelor’s degree program.

First year structure

The First Year BBA in Global Business consists of 6 mandatory units for a combined total of 120 credits, 1200 hours Total Qualification Time (TQT) and 480 Guided Learning Hours (GLH) for the completed qualification.

Mandatory units

  • Research and Academic Writing (20 credits)
  • Business Environment (20 credits)
  • Introduction to Business Communication (20 credits)
  • Introduction to Quantitative Methods (20 credits)
  • Introduction to Business Functions (20 credits)
  • Introduction to Finance (20 credits)

Duration and Delivery

BBA’s first year in Global Business is designed to allocate one academic year to full-time learning. However, due to its versatile and flexible delivery, SIMI accommodates part-time and distance learning learners.

The qualification is delivered face-to-face through lectures, tutorials, and seminars as well as by distance and online methods through SIMI-approved centers only.

Assessment and verification

All units within First Year BBA in Global Business are internally assessed by SIMI and externally verified by our accredited bodies. All the courses are criterion-referenced, based on the achievement of all the specified learning outcomes.

To achieve a ‘pass’ for a unit, learners must provide evidence to demonstrate that they have fulfilled all the learning outcomes and met the standards specified by all assessment criteria. A judgment that the learners have successfully fulfilled the assessment criteria is made by the SIMI Academic Board.

After successfully completing the First year of the BBA in Global Business, learners will earn a Level 4 Diploma in Business Management qualification of OTHM United Kingdom. This qualification is fully accredited and recognized by Ofqual.

The objective of BBA in Global business second year is to provide learners with an excellent foundation for a career range of organizations. It is designed to ensure that learner is ‘business ready’: a confident, independent thinker with a detailed knowledge of business and management, and equipped with the skills to adapt rapidly to change.

The content of the Second Year of BBA in Global Business is focused on people management, managing projects, marketing, finance for managers, business law, business ethics and social responsibility.

After finishing BBA’s second year in Global Management, students may have begun or are planning to transition into careers in the private or public sector. Having completed BBA’s second year in Global Management, students will be awarded an OTHM Level 5 Diploma in Business Management qualification, which is accredited and recognized by Ofqual and will provide learners the opportunity to progress further study or employment.

Entry requirements

For entry onto the Second Year of BBA in Global Business, learners must possess:

  • Finished the first year of BBA in Global Business.
  • Relevant NQF/QCF/RQF Level 4 Diploma or equivalent
  • Mature learners (over 21) with management experience (learners must check with the delivery center regarding this experience before registering for the program)
  • Learners must be 18 years or older
  • English requirements: If a learner is not from a predominantly English speaking country, proof of English language proficiency must be provided.

English requirements

  • Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR) level B2 or equivalent
  • IELTS 5.5; Reading and Writing must be at 5.5 or equivalent

Equivalences

The second year of BBA in Global Business at the Swiss Institute of Management and Innovation (SIMI) represents practical knowledge, skills, capabilities, and competencies that are assessed in academic terms as being equivalent to Higher National Certificates (HNC), and Year 2 of a three-year EU Bachelor’s degree.

Second-year structure

The Second Year of BBA in Global Business consists of 6 mandatory units for a combined total of 120 credits, 1200 hours Total Qualification Time (TQT), and 480 Guided Learning Hours (GLH) for the completed qualification.

Mandatory units

  • Human Resource Management (20 credits)
  • Project Management (20 credits)
  • Strategic Marketing (20 credits)
  • Accounting for Managers (20 credits)
  • Business Law (20 credits)
  • Business Ethics (20 credits)

Duration and Delivery:

BBA’s second year in Global Business is designed to allocate one academic year to full-time learning. However, due to its versatile and flexible delivery, SIMI accommodates part-time and distance learning learners.

The qualification is delivered face-to-face through lectures, tutorials, and seminars as well as by distance and online methods through SIMI-approved centers only.

Assessment and verification

All units within Second Year BBA in Global Business are internally assessed by SIMI and externally verified by our accredited bodies. All the courses are criterion-referenced, based on the achievement of all the specified learning outcomes.

To achieve a ‘pass’ for a unit, learners must provide evidence to demonstrate that they have fulfilled all the learning outcomes and met the standards specified by all assessment criteria. A judgment that the learners have successfully fulfilled the assessment criteria is made by the SIMI Academic Board.

After successfully completing the Second year of the BBA in Global Business, learners will earn a Level 5 Diploma in Business Management qualification of OTHM United Kingdom. This qualification is fully accredited and recognized by Ofqual.

The objective of BBA in Global business third year is to provide learners with an excellent foundation for a career range of organizations. It is designed to ensure that learner is ‘business ready’: a confident, independent thinker with a detailed knowledge of business and management, and equipped with the skills to adapt rapidly to change.

The content of the qualification is focused on leadership and people management, strategic human resource management, operations management, sustainable business practice, financial decision making as well as the business research skills expected of a manager.

The qualification is ideal for those who have started, or are planning to move into, a career in private or public sector business. Successful completion of the Third Year of BBA in Global Business will provide learners with the opportunity to progress to further study or employment. The student will get the Level 6 Diploma in Business Management qualification of OTHM United Kingdom, fully recognized and accredited by Ofqual.

Entry requirements

For entry onto the Third Year of BBA in Global Business, learners must possess:

  • Finished the Second year of BBA in Global Business.
  • Relevant NQF/QCF/RQF Level 5 Diploma or equivalent
  • Mature learners (over 21) with management experience (learners must check with the delivery center regarding this experience before registering for the program)
  • Learners must be 18 years or older at the beginning of the course
  • English requirements: If a learner is not from a predominantly English speaking country, proof of English language proficiency must be provided.

English requirements

  • Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR) level B2 or equivalent
  • IELTS 5.5; Reading and Writing must be at 5.5 or equivalent

Equivalences

The third year of BBA in Global Business at the Swiss Institute of Management and Innovation (SIMI) represents practical knowledge, skills, capabilities, and competencies that are assessed in academic terms as being equivalent to Bachelor’s Degrees with Honors, Bachelor’s Degrees, Professional Graduate Certificate in Education (PGCE).

Third-year structure

The Third Year of BBA in Global Business consists of 6 mandatory units for a combined total of 120 credits, 1200 hours Total Qualification Time (TQT), and 480 Guided Learning Hours (GLH) for the completed qualification.

Mandatory units

  • Leadership and People Management (20 credits)
  • Business Research Project (20 credits)
  • Operations Management (20 credits)
  • Financial Decision Making (20 credits)
  • Sustainable Business Practices (20 credits)
  • Strategic Human Resource Management (20 credits)

Duration and Delivery:

BBA’s third year in Global Business is designed to allocate one academic year to full-time learning. However, due to its versatile and flexible delivery, SIMI accommodates part-time and distance learning learners.

The qualification is delivered face-to-face through lectures, tutorials, and seminars as well as by distance and online methods through SIMI-approved centers only.

Assessment and verification

All units within Third Year BBA in Global Business are internally assessed by SIMI and externally verified by our accredited bodies. All the courses are criterion-referenced, based on the achievement of all the specified learning outcomes.

To achieve a ‘pass’ for a unit, learners must provide evidence to demonstrate that they have fulfilled all the learning outcomes and met the standards specified by all assessment criteria. A judgment that the learners have successfully fulfilled the assessment criteria is made by the SIMI Academic Board.

After successfully completing the Third year of the BBA in Global Business, learners will earn a Level 6 Diploma in Business Management qualification of OTHM United Kingdom. This qualification is fully accredited and recognized by Ofqual.

The objective of the Final Stage of BBA in Global Business is to provide learners with excellent research and innovation skills for all the aspects of business sectors.

The content of the final stage is focused on research and capstone projects in any area that students are interested in. Based on the thesis/ capstone projects, the students will gain a BBA degree in Majors from SIMI Swiss and Horizons University, France. The students could get 2 differences major based on the differences in thesis/capstone projects.

After finishing the final stage of BBA in Global Business, students could ready for careers in the private or public sector. Having completed BBA’s Final Stage in Global Business will provide learners the opportunity to progress to Master Level.

Entry requirements

For entry onto the Final Stage of BBA in Global Business, learners must possess:

  • Finished the Third year of BBA in Global Business.
  • Relevant NQF/QCF/RQF Level 6 Diploma or equivalent
  • Mature learners (over 21) with management experience (learners must check with the delivery center regarding this experience before registering for the program)
  • Learners must be 18 years or older at the beginning of the course
  • English requirements: If a learner is not from a predominantly English speaking country, proof of English language proficiency must be provided.

English requirements

  • Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR) level B2 or equivalent
  • IELTS 5.5; Reading and Writing must be at 5.5 or equivalent

Equivalences

The Final Stage of BBA in Global Business at the Swiss Institute of Management and Innovation (SIMI) represents practical knowledge, skills, capabilities, and competencies that are assessed in academic terms as being equivalent to Bachelor’s Degrees with Honors, Bachelor’s Degrees.

The Final Stage Structure:

The Final Stage of BBA in Global Business consists of 1 mandatory thesis/capstone projects units.

Mandatory units

  • Business Thesis/ Capstone Projects
  • Defend for Thesis/ Capstone Projects

Duration and Delivery:

BBA’s Final Stage in Global Business is designed to allocate over 3 months to full-time learning. However, due to its versatile and flexible delivery, SIMI accommodates part-time and distance learning learners.

The qualification is delivered face-to-face through lectures, tutorials, and seminars as well as by distance and online methods through SIMI-approved centers only.

Assessment and verification

All units within Final Stage BBA in Global Business are internally assessed by SIMI and externally verified by our accredited bodies. All the courses are criterion-referenced, based on the achievement of all the specified learning outcomes.

To achieve a ‘pass’ for a unit, learners must provide evidence to demonstrate that they have fulfilled all the learning outcomes and met the standards specified by all assessment criteria. A judgment that the learners have successfully fulfilled the assessment criteria is made by the SIMI Academic Board.

After successfully completing the Final Stage of the BBA in Global Business, learners will obtain two academic degrees with different majors. The BBA in Global Business of Horizons University, France, and the BBA in other majors (based on other capstone projects) from the Swiss Institute of Management and Innovation.

After completing all academic requirements, learners will obtain the Accredited & Recognized Qualifications from OTHM United Kingdom, Horizons University, France, and the Swiss Institute of Management & Innovation (SIMI).

First Year

The first year of BBA in Global Business of the Swiss Institute of Management and Innovation (SIMI) represent practical knowledge, skills, capabilities, and competencies that are assessed in academic terms as being equivalent to Higher National Certificates (HNC), and Year 1 of a three-year EU Bachelor’s degree program.

After finished the First Year, learners will get an OTHM Level 4 Diploma in Business Management. Accredited & Recognition No. 603/2174/X.

Second Year

The second year of BBA in Global Business of the Swiss Institute of Management and Innovation (SIMI) represent practical knowledge, skills, capabilities, and competencies that are assessed in academic terms as being equivalent to Foundation Degrees, Higher National Diploma (HND), and Year 2 of a three-year EU Bachelor’s degree.

After finished the Second Year, learners will get an OTHM Level 5 Diploma in Business Management. Accredited & Recognition No. 603/2176/3

Third Year

The third year of BBA in Global Business of the Swiss Institute of Management and Innovation (SIMI) represent practical knowledge, skills, capabilities, and competencies that are assessed in academic terms as being equivalent to Bachelor’s Degrees with Honors, Bachelor’s Degrees, Professional Graduate Certificate in Education (PGCE).

After finished the Third Year, learners will get an OTHM Level 6 Diploma in Business Management. Accredited & Recognition No. 603/2179/9

Final Stage

After finishing the Final Stage, students will get:

  • BBA in Global Business from Horizons University, France.
  • BBA in majors from the Swiss Institute of Management & Innovation (SIMI)

The BBA in Global Business is a triple degree program. Each qualification is fully accredited and recognized. This will provide the learners with more opportunities in their academic and professional pursuits.

Accreditations and Recognitions of Horizons University, France.

Ministry of Education, France

Horizons University is approved and legally authorized by the Ministry of Education of France to provide post-secondary education (Registration ID : 0451674A)

Paris Regional Professional Training Control Department

Horizons University is registered and authorized to provide professional training both in France and overseas (Reference ID : 11752996775)

Accreditation Council for Business Schools & Programs (ACBSP)

The Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs is a U.S.-based entity accrediting business programs focused on teaching and learning. ACBSP is a recognized accrediting by the Council for Higher Education (CHEA), a U.S.-based national organization recognizing degree-granting colleges and universities.

European Council for Business Education (ECBE)

ECBE is an accreditation body headquartered in Belgium that accredits higher education programs across Europe to ensure excellence in business education and teaching. All Horizons University’s BBA, MBA, and DBA degrees are accredited by ECBE.

European Association for Distance Learning (EADL)

Horizons University is a member of EADL. EADL represents European organizations offering high quality and educationally sound distance learning

CHEA - Council for Higher Education Accreditation

The Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) is a U.S.-based organization of degree-granting colleges and universities. It identifies its purpose as providing national advocacy for self-regulation of academic quality through accreditation in order to certify the quality of higher education accrediting organizations, including regional, faith-based, private, career, and programmatic accrediting organizations. CHEA carries out periodic review (“recognition”) of institutional and programmatic accrediting organizations.

Accreditation for International Schools, Colleges, & Universities, ASIC, UK

ASIC is an independent, government-approved accreditation body specializing in the accreditation of schools, colleges, universities, training organizations, online and distance education providers, both in the UK and overseas. ASIC accreditation is recognized by the UK Visas & Immigration (UKVI), part of the Home Office. Horizons University is an accredited Institution by ASIC

ATHEA - Institutional Member

The Association for Transnational Higher Education Accreditation (ATHEA) is a voluntary, non-governmental membership association dedicated to quality assurance and improvement through accreditation via peer evaluation. Accreditation by the Board of Commissioners instills public confidence in the institutional mission, goals, performance, and resources through its rigorous accreditation standards and their enforcement of those standards. ATHEA’s Standards for Accreditation are based on the European Standards and Guidelines for Quality Assurance (ESG) required for recognition by the European Quality Assurance Register in Higher Education (EQAR). Horizons University is a founding member of ATHEA.

FEDE

FEDE – Horizons University is a member of FEDE, the European School Federation
Accreditation & Recognized of OTHM United Kingdom

Ofqual United Kingdom

Ofqual is responsible for maintaining standards and confidence in qualifications. Ofqual looks after GCSEs and A levels in England, and a wide range of vocational qualifications in England. Ofqual also regulates the National Curriculum Assessments in England. OTHM is approved and regulated by Ofqual (Office of the Qualifications and Examinations Regulation)

Full member of Federation of Awarding Bodies (FAB)

FAB is the trade association for vocational awarding bodies in the UK, which represents the interests of over 110 awarding bodies by liaising with key stakeholders, including the regulators, government departments, and funding agencies. FAB also provides information, advice, and guidance to its members to support them in providing high quality and valued vocational qualifications. OTHM is a full member of FAB.
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