Over the past 30 years, BBI has built a solid reputation through its extensive network of contacts with international companies and hotel chains - many of whom employ BBI alumni. As an international business school, our strategy is to follow Europe’s vision of knowledge development through a dynamic, open-minded and committed approach.
The courses correspond to a desire to develop real expertise in the field of management by adjusting to the specific needs of companies, such as sustainable development. They include theoretical and practical teaching, the acquisition of methodologies and languages, an introduction to applied research, and case studies in field situations in partnership with our network of companies.
BBI offers Bachelor of Art (BA) and Master of Sciences (MSc) programmes, in a truly international setting, which will ensure that creative, passionate and like-minded students are ready to meet the challenges of business management. The programmes are delivered in English and primarily reflect the Anglo-Saxon educational format, which emphasises a practical, pragmatic and interdisciplinary approach to learning.
The overall aim of our programmes is to produce graduates who have an intellectual understanding of the management disciplines and a broad understanding of professional skills and practices in business. In addition, the courses offer students the opportunity to develop a range of soft skills such as written and verbal communication, self-management, reflective learning, teamwork, project management and problem solving.
Supervision of day-to-day operations, comparison of marketing strategies, property and asset management, finance and accounting, and international development are just some of the topics taught by industry specialists. Through case studies and various projects based on fieldwork, the programmes provide an analysis of the macro and micro-economic environment. This allows the student to understand different situations with the professional eye of a strategic decision maker capable of solving problems while using the available human and financial resources to achieve the company's objectives.
The programmes also aim at a better understanding of the effects of globalisation, the mastery of change and the particular challenges it presents to a company. Communication courses sharpen skills and develop true leaders who can deal with different situations in different cultural contexts. One of our main characteristics is team spirit, which reflects everyday life in the service sector. The organisation, the teaching philosophy and the relationship between teachers and students are all based on dialogue. This encourages open discussion and helps to build the strong cohesion needed for teamwork.
Furthermore, our courses have become more valuable in other areas of business life, and BBI graduates are not only found in management positions in some of the world's largest hotels, but also in management and business consultancies as well as in marketing, sales, finance or human resources positions in companies, which are not directly related to the hospitality industry. This is the result of courses adapted to the specific needs of the business world. They focus on developing the management and leadership skills of all our students.
Each year, internships are included in the curriculum, allowing the student to evolve in a climate as close as possible to the daily reality of the company and the business world.