BACHELOR OF INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MANAGEMENT
UBI’s suite of bachelor programmes is intended for young candidates who are looking for a career in business and management in today's global commercial context. It aims to enhance candidates’ international business knowledge and leadership skills to deal with challenges in an increasingly globalised environment within a digitalised economy and society while encouraging good citizenship both at personal and corporate levels.
The programme’s structure and content have been devised to be discrete, structurally coherent, and intellectually challenging. Successful graduates can be expected as high-quality professionals who have an understanding of companies’ value creation processes as well as of the environment in which they operate to evaluate business/management phenomena within and beyond the remit of their degree programme.
Why UBI’s BIBM?
VENTURE CREATION LAB
UBI’s Venture Creation Lab is a new option for students' final project of the BIBM programme.
It gives students the opportunity to build their own 3-year stage-gate execution plan to transform a business idea into a viable new technology venture with the help of professional entrepreneurs, simulators and experienced tutors.
The UBI BIBM programme aims to train future managers who can make contributions to companies operating in an increasingly interdependent, interconnected, and globalised environment.
We provide students fruitful experience opportunities in international business and multi-cultural communications by facilitating the process of going on international trips or study abroad at affiliated universities or satellite campuses as well as by completing their internships in another country.
UBI seeks faculty members who combine a balance between academic background and practitioner experience that leads to teaching and learning activities shaped by the latest developments in the field offered to students
in the form of research and/or reflections on professional practice.
UBI’s BIBM aims to enhance candidates’ international business knowledge and leadership skills to deal with challenges in an increasingly globalised environment within a digitalised economy and society; it also encourages good citizenship both at personal and corporate levels.
The programme places emphasis on both individual and team analysis and evaluation of international business issues. The strategies to demonstrate achievements encourage participants to develop transferable skills, including oral argument, time management skills, management of complex problems, leadership skills, conceptualisation, entrepreneurial skills, independent learning, presentation skills, negotiation and teamwork in an ethical and socially responsible way.
As a result, participants should emerge from the programme with a set of skills that enable them to exercise judgement in complex, uncertain, and new environments, to communicate clearly with specialists and non-specialist audiences, and to continue to develop their skills independently in those environments. A further element complements the programme’s in-classroom learning experience; an internship or the participation in UBI’s Venture Creation Lab for the development of a new venture are included at the end to give participants the opportunity to integrate and practise what has been acquired during the programme, to get exposure to the reality and complexity of working in international contexts, and to give candidates the opportunity to build the next steps in their professional development.
The BIBM is intended for young candidates (after finishing statutory education) looking for a career in management with an international orientation. The programme will help to develop the intellectual, analytical, critical and employability skills needed to succeed as a manager and leader in careers across different sectors. In addition, participants are expected to be passionate about the opportunities that globalisation and digitalisation/technology bring and the changes in the business environment that they are creating.
These aims build upon key elements of UBI’s teaching and learning environment. The small-scale and interactive nature of its groups provides opportunities for students to work in a hands-on and practical manner to reinforce the development of transferable skills. It also caters to an active and reflective co-construction of knowledge between teachers, peers and students. Benefitting from UBI’s Brussels location, its international classroom and the Institute’s links with China, students gain an international perspective on business environments and their current challenges.