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  • From 580€ onwards
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  • 05 January 2022

Join Live Interactive Business Courses this Winter !

Seize the opportunity to earn extra ECTS credits this winter via high-quality online winter courses. Take part in an interactive learning experience with expert lecturers and expand your knowledge of the European business environment. Develop your cross-cultural awareness with our 2 week winter courses as you collaborate with students from all over the world!

Select from 12 online winter courses

TBS is offering Online Winter Courses in a wide range of business subjects:

  • Study period 1: 5th January to 19th January (exam January 19)
  • Study period 2: 24th January to 5th February (exam February 5)

All of our courses are taught Monday to Friday, 100% in English and worth 6 ECTS.

In order to encourage student interactivity, participants will be asked to work both individually and in groups from different nationalities. One of the objectives of the TBS Online Winter Courses is the strengthening of students’ cross-cultural communication skills in addition to the development of their business knowledge.

Study Period 1
Study Period 2

SEO & Web Analytics

  • Course Level: Final Year Undergraduate & Master
  • 6 ECTS credits
  • Time: 1-3pm CET (Central European Time)
  • Course Dates: 05th – 19th January

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Search Engine Optimization (SEO) is an essential part of digital marketing even more now with the predominance of online world. Companies need to master the art of entertaining an engaging online conversation with their customers as well as how to build their website accordingly. It’s not just a matter getting traffic but to get quality interactions and actions. This is achieved when the website is serving company business goals. To get there, one should also carefully and constantly monitor business metrics with the different tools provided by web analytics. Google Analytics and its companion Google Search Console are the web analytics flagships. But complementary tools also bring their share of valuable information.  This course aims at sensitizing students to the importance of SEO and web analytics for modern marketers. We bridge SEO & web analytics to make it clear how both are tightly coupled and working together. The course is evenly split between concepts and practical hands-on mostly with google analytics.  

Strategic Management in Europe

  • Course Level: Undergraduate
  • 6 ECTS credits
  • Time: 1-3pm CET (Central European Time)
  • Course Dates: 05th – 19th January

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This course will lead students to integrate and apply their prior learning to making strategic business decisions within their future organizations in a European perspective. Along with strategic planning, mission and vision statements are among the most widely used tools in the company’s business. This course will deal as well with Innovation, Investment, Integration of cultural diversity, Digitalisation, Franchising and Leadership. This course will define the key challenges when managing European teams and notably key points as communication, conflict, cultural differences, and diverse work styles. It will also explore why negotiation with European partners implies cultural intelligence and awareness. 

Neuromarketing & Emotions, doing business with neuroscientific implementations and tools

  • Course Level: Undergraduate
  • 6 ECTS credits
  • Time: 1-3pm CET (Central European Time)
  • Course Dates: 05th – 19th January

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For many years emotions were ignored in the studies and models of human behavior in economics and consumer choice. Neuromarketing is a mix between marketing and cognitive neurosciences. The course 

To explore the implementations of neuromarketing and its importance as a framework to learn relevant scientific-based insights and what are emotions and why they are important.     Real case studies are analyzed and discussed where ads use emotions in a very effective way. In addition, the course discusses methodology of ‘Face Analysis’ (also known as ‘Facial Coding’) that detects and measures the emotions expressed through facial expressions.  

Digital Marketing & International Communications

  • Course Level: Undergraduate
  • 6 ECTS credits
  • Time: 4-6pm CET (Central European Time)
  • Course Dates: 05th – 19th January

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Digital marketing leverages digital technologies and media that allow brands to promote their products and services to very targeted audiences in a highly measurable way. Digital marketing continues to grow and evolve in an ever-changing world. The focus of this course is to provide an expansive grasp of digital marketing communication tactics, including how to utilize them and how to integrate them into the marketing mix. Students will understand how and why to use digital marketing for multiple objectives in a larger business strategy as well as understanding the major digital marketing channels. In addition, this course explores global markets and intercultural communications while providing study, evaluation and application of cultural context, theories, stakeholders, and trends in media.  

Cross Cultural Management & Int. Business Leadership

  • Course Level: Undergraduate
  • 6 ECTS credits
  • Time: 4-6pm CET (Central European Time)
  • Course Dates: 05th – 18th January

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This module offers a comprehensive analysis of cross-cultural contact and leadership for International Business with emphasis on Europe and France in the national, European, but also global context. Furthermore, it will accentuate intercultural relations, cross-cultural management, and leadership in the high variety of cultures on European soil and beyond. This course wants to sensitize students to the skills involved in managing across cultural differences and to understand the importance of European cultural influences in business with links to history, society, economics, and the political life.

Circular Economy & Sustainable Business

  • Course Level: Undergraduate
  • 6 ECTS credits
  • Time: 4-6pm CET (Central European Time)
  • Course Dates: 05th – 19th January

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A key concept for a more sustainable future is making our economy circular. As this is becoming mainstream with businesses, cities, and governments around the world, how can entrepreneurs find opportunities in this environment? 

In this high-intensity module you will learn about the principles of a circular economy, and be challenged to work in a team to develop your own solution that leverages on a business opportunity. In this introductory course, students will understand the concepts of a circular economy, and how these can be applied to business and particularly entrepreneurship. Students will learn in teams and work on short-term and long-term projects. The goal of the course is to build a concept leveraging circular principles for a new enterprise or project to be pitched. 

Students will receive more information regarding the logistics and pre-reading requirements before the start of the course.

*Courses will be opened with a minimum of 10 students.

International Human Resources Management

  • Course Level: Final Year Undergraduate & Master
  • 6 ECTS credits
  • Time: 1-3pm CET (Central European Time)
  • Course Dates: 24th January – 05th February

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As companies look abroad to achieve high performance, being able to attract, retain and reward talents on the international level becomes a priority. This course aims at presenting accurate and appropriate IHRM concepts and operational tools to understand the means by which a company can achieve high performance through a stronger human capital and a better managed workforce. In addition, participants will be encouraged to explore an interplay between business and society in a globalized world through an introduction to the topic of Corporate Social Responsibility. In an environment where companies are severely impacted by the digitalisation, this course will also aim at presenting how HR must adapt and evolve to cope with this digital evolution.  

Entrepreneurship & Social Innovation

  • Course Level: Final Year Undergraduate & Master
  • 6 ECTS credits
  • Time: 1-3pm CET (Central European Time)
  • Course Dates: 24th January – 05th February

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Entrepreneurship and innovation are the key ingredients in creating value and success for company sustainability. This course prepares you for business innovation, either as entrepreneurs or as intrapreneurs and product developers. You will learn customer development techniques, value proposition design, business modeling and the basics of new ventures valuation and investment.

Learn how to achieve tangible results, reduce uncertainty, complexity, and risk while progressing quickly towards your goals. You will learn about lean startup, design thinking and other innovative entrepreneurship methods.

New Venture Financing

  • Course Level: Final Year Undergraduate & Master
  • 6 ECTS credits
  • Time: 1-3pm CET (Central European Time)
  • Course Dates: 24th January – 05th February

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This course focuses on the financing of newly created companies (start-ups), early-stage ventures and small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs). Is your goal to start their own business or pursue a career in venture capital or private equity? Then this course is for you. This course will help students increase their overall knowledge of finance and entrepreneurship.  Students learn how to transform a business idea into a business proposal by designing a financial business plan that addresses key questions such as identifying business opportunities, valuing a business proposal with emphasis on the venture capital method, mobilizing resources through estimating financial needs and finally, raising new capital.   

International Banking & Finance

  • Course Level: Final Year Undergraduate & Master
  • 6 ECTS credits
  • Time: 4-6pm CET (Central European Time)
  • Course Dates: 24th January – 05th February

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This course aims to cover the main dimensions of International Finance from the Banking point of view, combining the study of different banking systems and international markets, recognising the globalised and dynamic modern banking industry. Banks are facing a new situation in terms of risks and regulations of financial markets. The objective is that students clearly understand how Banks use the financial markets, manage their own risks and comply with regulations. 

Fashion and Luxury Goods

  • Course Level: Final Year Undergraduate & Master
  • 6 ECTS credits
  • Time: 4-6pm CET (Central European Time)
  • Course Dates: 24th January – 05th February

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Managing a business in the ever-evolving markets of design, fashion, and luxury goods is a complicated task that involves a sophisticated handling of creativity and corporate image whilst meeting the challenges of a volatile competitive environment. Faced with new disruptive consumer trends, managers must create value for demanding fashion and luxury clients and focus on pursuing long term profitability through sound marketing strategies and efficient distribution plans.  

This course is ideal for those who want to examine the management of fashion and luxury goods sector from a business perspective, as it aims to provide students with a deeper understanding of these interrelated areas, with a key focus on specific concepts in marketing and brand management.   

Project Management

  • Course Level: Final Year Undergraduate & Master
  • 6 ECTS credits
  • Time: 4-6pm CET (Central European Time)
  • Course Dates: 24th January – 05th February

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Culture is a good business. Culture is of great use for society and cultural development is linked to economic development. For this reason, large empires and powerful countries have had an interest in financing expeditions of cultural content (think Napoleon’s campaigns in Egypt) or in using part of their budget to the development of research (think of the USA in the contemporary era). Thus, the intrinsic value of culture in fostering human growth and economic development cannot be denied. Countries, institutions, and cultural enterprises are aware that investing in culture means educating people to respect and defend common goods, as well as contributing to a richer and more human society.  

In this course, students will adapt our cultural projects to the 21st century and will employ a very practical approach, as well as analyze the business models of different cultural organizations their strategic management. Of course, the tools that digitalization brings to the management of companies and cultural institutions will also be explored.  

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5 Good Reasons to Sign Up to TBS Online Winter Courses!

  1. Earn up to 24 ECTS credits over your winter break from the comfort of your own home.
  2. Learn about the European business environment.
  3. Develop your soft skills through working in multicultural teams.
  4. Study at a top ranking, internationally accredited European business school.
  5. Expand your business knowledge with interactive lectures from a diverse highly-experienced faculty delivered online to you anywhere in the world!

What format will the courses take?

All of TBS’s Online Winter Courses will take place in a distance-learning format.

  • Software used: Zoom and Microsoft TEAMS
  • Language: English
  • Class duration: from 2 to 2,5 hours

Courses with a duration of 2 hours will include four 30 minute sessions of Group Coaching organized according to student group availability.

In order to enable as many students from as many time zones as possible to be able to participate in the courses, all classes will be recorded and the recordings will be made available on the TBS student intranet for 48 hours after the class has taken place so that they can be accessed by students whatever the time zone.

Given the interactive nature of the courses, students are expected to participate live in the courses as much as possible and interact with the lecturer and other course participants.

What format will the evaluation take?

Students will be evaluated through an online final exam or a group presentation on 10th February in addition to continuous assessment and case studies.

Will I receive a certificate?

On completion of the TBS Online Winter courses, each participant will receive a certificate of attendance and a grade transcript. TBS will provide both soft and hard copies.

Who can apply?

  • The TBS Online Winter Courses are recommended for Undergraduate or Master level students enrolled in a Higher Education Institution.
  • They are also suitable for young professionals and professionals wishing to develop their skills in a specific business area.
  • English proficiency at B2-level (Common European Language Framework) is required.
  • Courses requiring pre-requisites mention the requirements in the syllabus.

How to apply?

All applications for the TBS Online Winter Courses should be completed through our online application system.

Application deadline:

  • Study Period 1: 15th December 2021
  • Study Period 2: 03rd January 2022

What documents do I need to apply?

Students will need to provide the following supporting documents during the application process:

  • Cover Letter
  • Curriculum Vitae or Resume
  • Non-native English students will be tested by TBS on their language level during the application process. Alternatively, an English language certificate can be provided. Level required: B2 / IELTS 6 / TOEFL IBT 70
  • Up-to-date Complete Grade transcript
  • Passport-sized photograph
  • Copy of passport / National ID

Course Fees

  • 1 Course: 580€
  • 2 Courses: 1080€
  • 3 Courses: 1560€
  • 4 Courses: 2000€

*Participants from TBS partner universities can benefit from a discount of up to 50€ per course.

What is included?

  • Course Tuition
  • Lecture material and access to our online library
  • Virtual Classes delivered through Zoom software
  • Student Program Handbook
  • A selection of online social and cultural activities
  • Certificate of Attendance
  • Grade Transcript 
  • Support from the TBS Winter School team throughout the courses

When will the courses take place?

The courses will be scheduled from Monday to Friday over the following dates:

  • Study Period One: 5th January to 18th January (exam 19th January)
  • Study Period Two: 24th January to 4th February (exam 5th February)

12 courses will be taught. These 12 courses will be divided into 2 Course Groups:

  • Course Group 1: Start Time 1pm CET (Central European Time)
  • Course Group 2: Start Time 4pm CET (Central European Time)

Networking Opportunities

Through our Online Courses, TBS wishes to develop connections between students wherever they are in the world. Take this opportunity to develop your international network!

We’ll also be organising a selection of cultural and social activities outside of class times in order for students to exchange about their cultural practices and traditions.

What do past students say about TBS online courses?

“I think the best thing about the whole adventure was that we created a company not only in words but in deeds. This gave me the opportunity to know how to create my own Company.”

Catherine Cabrera Cespedes, Peru, 2020

“After experiencing many such programs I can say for sure that the organization of this summer school is easily among the very best that I have seen.”

Timo Conen, Germany, 2020

“I’m very happy with the structure of TBS online teaching, the courses I chose, the fantastic professors and fellow students I have gotten to know! I wanted to take this summer break and gain more theoretical knowledge which I can now apply to both my own swimwear business and my yogawear internship. I would definitely recommend TBS and the summer courses!”

Marisa Tonros, Sweden 2020

“There are a lot of amazing things that I’ve learned from the classes and your activities. I enjoyed the TBS Summer School a lot. This kind of class was something I’d been waiting to take for a long time. Thanks for all your help and kindness.”

Sutthahatai, Thailand 2020