Top-up (Bachelor) Economics & Management

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Course Name: 
IBA Economics & Management (FY)
Course Type: 
Bachelor (Final Year Top-up degree)
Course Sector: 
Business & Finance
Course Duration: 
1-2 Years
Credits: 
80

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Entry Points Per Year: 
6 x entry per year possible
Next Starting Date(s): 
October 2017, 4 December 2017, 12 February 2018 ...MORE DATES
Degree or Qualification: 
Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA)
Location: 
Apeldoorn
Tuition Fee: 
€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

This Final Year Top-up Programme 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. 

 

Block

Module / Subject

Code

Lesson Hours

Examination type

EC Credits

1&5

Cost Accounting & Management

FN53

24

Written Exam

5

2&6

Business Plan

BL53

24

Project / Plan

4

2&6

Research Methodology & Quantitative Methods

RM23

24

Written Exam

5

 

- (seminar) Business Research Methods

 

3

Paper

Pass

3&7

International Marketing for SMEs

MA73

24

Written Exam

4

 

- (seminar) International Marketing in Practice

 

3

paper

Pass

1-3 or 5-7

2nd Foreign Languages /
Intercultural Business Communication for Managers

FL63/

MC34

24

Language tests

2

1 to 8

PDP 3 - Personal Development Plan & Tutoring

PDP3

n/a

Portfolio

Pass

1&5

International Labour Relations

EM34

24

Written Exam

5

 

- (seminar) Labour Negotiation & Work's Council

 

3

Paper

Pass

2&6

Strategic Marketing

MA64

24

Written Exam

5

 

- (seminar) Marketing in Turbulent Times

 

3

Paper

Pass

3&7

Quality Management

MO74

24

Written Exam

5

 

- (seminar) Quality & Change: Auditing/Certification

 

3

Paper

Pass

1&5

Advanced Corporate Strategy

EM24

24

Written Exam

5

 

- (seminar) Corporate Social Responsibility

 

3

Paper

Pass

3&7

Human Resource Management

EM44

24

Written Exam

5

 

- (seminar) Strategic Human Resources Management

 

3

Paper

Pass

 

Work Placement Module

WP24

n/a

Portfolio, Paper

20

 

Graduation Assignment

GA14

n/a

Dissertation

15

 

Entry Requirements

Entry Requirements Final Year Bachelors DegreeDirect Entry to IBA Final Year (Top-up) degree programmes (Advanced Placement)

Students with successful study experience equivalent to 160 European Credits (2 - 3 Years Higher Education) in a related business or economic field are able to enter directly into the Final year programme (80 credits, 1-2 years). The judgement of entry qualifications for non-Dutch applicants is based on NARIC - UK NARIC and / or  the Nuffic Country Modules and a Nuffic evaluation, if required. 

In some individual cases, the Graduation and Examination Board will also decide on entry based on credit transcripts and qualifications presented.

Examples:

UK qualifications:

For top-up courses we can consider the BTEC Higher National Diploma (3 year Diploma) holders for entry into IBA Final Year (Top-up) degree programme depending on subjects studied.

Note: we can consider the BTEC National Diploma (2 year Diploma), combined with MBO4 Certificate holders for entry into IBA Phase 2 degree programme depending on subjects studied.

Chinese Qualifications:

For top-up courses we can consider Dazhuan (Zhuanke - 3 year Diploma) holders for entry into the IBA Final Year (Top-up) degree programme if the Dazhuan has been completed in a field of Business & Economics.

Swiss Colleges:

Students transferring from Swiss Colleges will always be required to present their transcripts to the Graduation and Examination Board, through the admissions office at Wittenborg. The Graduation and Examination Board will make an independent decision on entry based on an individual students previous study.

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

NB: Students who receive Advanced Placement are not entitled to any Exemptions and applications for Exemptions to the Examination and Graduation Board will not be accepted.

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.

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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