IBA (Bachelor) Economics & Management

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Course Name: 
IBA in Economics & Management
Course Type: 
Bachelor
Course Sector: 
Business & Finance
Course Duration: 
3-4 Years
Credits: 
240

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Entry Points Per Year: 
6 x entry per year possible
Next Starting Date(s): 
3 Apr 2017, 22 May 2017 ...MORE DATES
Degree or Qualification: 
Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA)
Location: 
Apeldoorn
Tuition Fee: 
Annual: €7.500

Introduction

The International Business Administration (IBA) field of Economics and Management is the broadest of the selection of IBA specialisations enabling students to understand management from an international and organisational, economy based perspective.

Knowledge of how the economy works has become essential to businesses around the world. The idea that the way companies and organisations, consumers and governments make decisions that will affect the operation, performance and eventual success of a firm has been imbedded within business administration, which makes the programme Economics and Management the broadest business degree offered by Wittenborg. Economics concerns the conduct of business within the local social and political environment, looking at the conduct of business, government policy-making, laws and restrictions and the enormous changes taking place within Europe, Americas, Asia, Africa and  the rest of the world.

Management looks at the skills and competencies required to effectively manage a company or organisation within the economy and the coordination of materials and labour, within the scope of the organisation’s mission, goals and defined objectives. It looks carefully at the distinct relationships between the segments of an organisation, and how these segments are united to form a successful and thriving enterprise. Management students look at the way managers function, lead, and make decisions, and they consider a managers decision making role and effect on the organisations operations.

 

Course Content

During their second year, Economics & Management students will be taught a variety of specialisation courses. Procurement   & Production, Business Philosphy  and  Manageing  Organisations  are amongst them.In the course Managing Organisations students learn to identify all organisational resources,  including financial, physical and intangible resources, and analyse how they contribute to organisational capabilities and competitive advantage.The programme covers many of the IBA fields however focuses on the management of core areas of business that are fundamental to the economics of the organisation, such as quality control and logistics as well as the comparative areas of financial management and business accountancy. Excursions to profit and non-profit organisations will be arranged and Economics and Management students will also be given the opportunity to create a start-up business, through a series of modules including Business Plan.

Key business modules include World Wide Business and Law, Logistics, and Quality Management, however the Economics and Management programme also fully prepares students for administering business through modules in Accounting, Bookkeeping and Finance.

During their second year, Economics & Management students will be taught a variety of specialisation courses. Procurement   & Production, Business Philosphy  and  Manageing  Organisations  are amongst them.

Procurement  &  Production  focusses  on   the purchasing and supply function of an  enterprise. Students   have   to   show   how   these   functions interrelate with the  rest  of the  organisation.

The  course  Business Philosophy is  concerned with the   ideas of  several economic philosophers (such as Smith,  Markx,  Keynes, etc). In class, different approaches will be  discussed in order for  students to understand the  political-economy. The  main objective is for students to develop their capacity to read management literature from  a more critical perspective and to develop their  interest for fundamental questions as  part of their  evolution as effective executives or managers.

In the course Managing Organisations students learn to identify all organisational resources,  including financial, physical and intangible resources, and analyse how they contribute to organisational capabilities and competitive advantage.

 

Year 1 Year 2 Year 3
IT, Office Software & Automation Marketing Research Cost Accounting & Management
English Language for Work Experience Logistics International Labour Relations
Work Experience Preparation Module Sales & Export - (seminar) Labour Negotiation & Work's Council
Accounting & Bookkeeping - (seminar) International Trade Risks Advanced Corporate Strategy
Intercultural Management Procurement & Production - (seminar) Corporate Social Responsibility
Administrative Organisation Management Business Philosophy Business Plan
Small Business Environment Statistics Research Methodology & Quantitative Methods
Modern Principles of Marketing Business Accounting - (seminar) Business Research Methods
Management, Leadership & The Organisation Enterprise Technology & Innovation Strategic Marketing
Introduction to Finance - (seminar) Sustainable Business - (seminar) Marketing in Turbulent Times
European Law Economics & Corporate Strategy International Marketing for SMEs
Training in Interpersonal Skills - (seminar) The Challenge of Business Ethics - (seminar) International Marketing in Practice
TIPS - Interviewing Skills Information Management Quality Management
TIPS - Effective Meeting Supply Chain Management - (seminar) Quality & Change: Auditing/Certification
TIPS - Peak Performance - (seminar) Sustainable Procurement Human Resource Management
TIPS - Feedback & Group Interaction Marketing Plan - (seminar) Strategic Human Resources Management
Sociology & Organisational Behaviour Managing Organisations 2nd Foreign Languages /
Marketing Mix Financial & Risk Management Intercultural Business Communication for Managers
- (seminar) Digital Marketing Introduction to Entrepreneurship PDP 3 - Personal Development Plan & Tutoring
Organisational Theory Enterprise Diagnostics & Evaluation Work Placement Module
New Business Environment 2nd Foreign Languages Graduation Assignment
Project Management Basics PDP 2 – Personal Development Plan & Tutoring  
International Law in Business & Commerce PDP Seminar - Managing Diversity  
2nd Foreign Languages PDP Seminar - Negotiation  
PDP 1 – Personal Development Plan & Tutoring and Academic English PDP Seminar - Consulting Skills  
PDP Seminar - Business Presentation Skills PDP Seminar - Tapping your Creativity  
PDP Seminar - Project Management Game PDP Seminar - Conflict Management  
PDP Seminar - Leadership in Business Environment 6 Project weeks & In-company Visits  
PDP Seminar - Team Building    
PDP Seminar - Effective Time Management    
6 x Project Week & In-company Visits    

 

 

Entry Requirements

Entry Requirements - Bachelor Programmes

High School Diploma or final certificate, equivalent to the Netherlands HAVO or MBO level 4 diploma / UK AS & A Level or BTEC. Please contact the Admissions Office to receive High School diploma comparisons. Advanced Placement / Credit Transfer Possible

Direct Entry to Final Year
Students with successful study experience equivalent to 160 European Credits in a related business or economic field are able to enter directly into the Final year programme (80 credits). The examination and graduation board will decide on entry based on credit transcripts and qualifications presented.

English Language Requirements
IELTS 6 or TOEFL Equivalent. Click here for an overview of the equivalent scores.
TOEFL Code of Wittenborg is 4889.

Not got the English level requirements? Inform about our Foundation Programme here.


Entry Requirements - Master of Science Programmes

Degree and/or experience:

  • Bachelor degree, or an HND equivalent plus at least 5 years of relevant industry experience.

  • Students with non-relevant qualifications may be asked to complete a short portfolio prior to starting the course.  

  • Other applicants with extensive industry experience will be considered on an individual basis.

  • English Language Requirements
    IELTS 6.5 or TOEFL Equivalent. Click here for an overview of the equivalent scores.

The Industry

The BBA Economics & Management programme does not lead to an industry in itself as it is the broadest of programmes that encompasses literately all industries at many different levels of management.Students who choose the BBA programme of Economics and Management will specialise in the field of understanding macro and micro environments in business, looking at the production, distribution and consumption of goods and services. You learn about the management of assets and wealth, also market forces which can change a product’s outlook or a company’s market share.Students who choose the BBA programme of Economics and Management will specialise in the field of understanding macro and micro environments in business, looking at the production, distribution and consumption of goods and services. You learn about the management of assets and wealth, also market forces which can change a product’s outlook or a company’s market share.

The BBA Economics & Management programme does not lead to an industry in itself as it is the broadest of programmes that encompasses literately all industries at many different levels of management. Based on their in-depth knowledge of the commercial environment in which they operate, Business Administrators who are strong in economics can quickly become key personnel in the management of both large and small organisations, directing and driving the company towards greater turnover, bigger yields and higher profits.

Career Prospects

The career prospects of Economics and Management graduates   are   excellent,  with    around   30%    of graduates having chosen for  continued education at  Master level,  however many graduates entering business directly in sectors such as  the  Financial Services and real estate sectors, but  also  companies dealing with international trade, import and export.  Wittenborg graduates can  be  found as  logistics managers at robust SME manufacturing companies, but also as financial specialists in corporations such as Achmea Insurance and Sun MicrosystemsThe career prospects of Economics and Management graduates are excellent, with around 30% of graduates having chosen for continued education at Master level, however many graduates entering business directly in sectors such as the financial Services and real estate sectors, but also companies dealing with international trade, import and export.

Wittenborg graduates can be found as logistics managers at robust SME manufacturing companies, but also as financial specialists in corporations such as Achmea Insurance and Sun Microsystems.

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