Program Structure & Content
A true international experience focused on the corporate world
The TBS Bachelor in Management program
The TBS Bachelor in Management program has a three-year structure. During the first year, you will learn the fundamentals of business. In the second year, you will consolidate these fundamentals and internationalize yourself through a semester-long exchange. In the third year, you will choose a specialization.
High-Employability Business Subjects
The future employability of international business degree students guides all our pedagogic activities. The Bachelor in Management creates competent professionals who can successfully take on a wide range of roles in companies. The program’s subjects cover the followingt topics:
- Management control
- Economics, finance and law
- Human resources
- Comunication, Digital & Big Data
- Innovation & Entrepreneurship
- Career Starter
Program Structure Year by Year
Year 1: Business Fundamentals
During the first year, you will build a foundation with basic concepts of the most relevant areas of companies and start language classes. At the end of the year, you will test your newly acquired knowledge with a Business Game: a simulation of a company involving competing teams, which emphasizes business development and accounting.
1st semester subjects
- Marketing fundamentals
- Financial accounting
- Digital tools
- Sales: effective methods and behaviors
- Economics for managers
- Career Starter/My Communication
2nd semester subjects
- Operational product marketing
- Cost accounting and budgeting
- Statistics and mathematical tools
- Organizational behavior and intercultural management
- Law as a business resource
- Career Starter/My Communication
- Business Game
Finally, you will perform an internship in customer relations of minimum 8 weeks.
Year 2: Consolidation & Internationalization
During the second year, you will deepen your knowledge of the fundamental areas of a company and continue the language courses and Career Starter.
You will complete an international exchange semester at one of our partner universities or on another of our campuses. If you are an international student, you can also choose to remain in Toulouse or Barcelona. Spending time abroad is essential for a degree in international business.
At the end of the academic course, you will also perform a minimum of 8 weeks of internships as an assistant in a functional area of a company.
3rd semester subjects
- Financial analysis
- Service marketing
- Supply chain management and purchasing
- Law and business
- Business negotiation
- Human resource management
- Career Starter
4th semester subjects
If you are an international student at the Toulouse campus during the 4th semester, you will continue your studies on the subjects mentioned for the 3rd semester. If you are an international student at the Barcelona campus during the 4th semester, you will pursue the Social Innovation & Change course. Nevertheless, we encourage you to choose an exchange semester abroad.
Year 3: Specialization
During the third year you will choose your specialization. In addition to continuing the language classes and the Career Starter, you will be able to tailor your academic program and select one of our professional itineraries, a functional area of a company and an international elective subject.
Through the professional itinerary you will specialize in a sector or business area by choosing from the following:
- Hospitality and tourism management (in English)
- Aviation management ( in English)
- International business management (in English)
- Innovation management (in English)
- Event management (in French)
- Wine marketing and oenotourism (in French)
- Real-estate management (in French)
- Digital business (in French)
- Business Development (in French)
- Luxury and fashion management (in English)
- Digital marketing (in English)
- Digital & social entrepreneurship (in English)
- International Business Management (in English)
- Digital Business (in French)
You will also have the opportunity to deepen your knowledge of a functional area of a company that you have an affinity for:
- Human Resources
- Corporate Finance
- Operational Marketing
- International Business (only in Toulouse)
- Performance Management (only in Toulouse)
Finally, you must select an international elective subject which will be delivered by guest professors from around the world to strengthen your specialization and internationalization.
You will end the academic year with a 16-week internship (minimum) in a company to collaborate on project management.
The Bachelor in Management includes compulsory internships every year of the program. This adds up to three internship periods, which are full-time and take place after lessons have ended. In addition, these internships are progressive, which means that they increase each year in terms of duration and the responsibility you are given within the company.
As a consequence, graduates will have accumulated about a year of professional experience by the end of the Bachelor in Management program (the mandatory minimum to graduate is 8 months).
The internships enrich the curriculum for the students and significantly facilitate their integration into the job market. As students work in various departments and sectors, internships also help them to discover what they do and do not like,
As long as the internships match all the school’s requirements, they can be completed in any type of company, sector of activity or country.
- Year 1: sales or customer relations internships – minimum 8 weeks
- Year 2: internships as an assistant in a functional area of a company – minimum 8 weeks
- Year 3: end-of-degree internships in project management – minimum 16 weeks
During the internships, students have follow-up sessions with their Career Starter coach. At the end of each internship, an assessment of the internship will be conducted.
TBS shares offers and company contacts with students, along with a list of contacts for the internships carried out by former students. However, it is the student’s responsibility to find their internships; an important learning experience before taking the plunge into the working world.
The Citizen Service aims to instill a sense of responsibility and an awareness of the reality of today’s society in our students through volunteering at solidarity organizations.
Students must dedicate a total of 50 hours to support an NGO or association with social aims.
Teaching & Assessment Methodology
The teaching methods at TBS are diverse and combine presentations, professional and academic conferences, workshops for the development of management skills, case study work sessions, intensive use of teamwork and project development.
There is no single method of evaluation, a combination of assessment instruments are used for each subject, including exercises, short tests, projects, essays, case studies and exams. Less conventional methods, such as participation assessment, peer assessments between students and self-assessment are also used.