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Global BBA

Students can start their Global BBA studies in Sophia Antipolis​ (south of France) or Lille​ (north of France). ​​

SKEMA's Global BBA is a state-certified bachelor's degree.​​

Apprenticeship within the Global BBA is possible in the final year of the program. This curriculum is open to all students who have completed their international mobility in the third year. The training involves alternating three weeks in a company and one week of classes on the campus. The possibilities for choosing a company, location, and mission offered to students are extensive. In addition to covering tuition fees in the last year of studies, this apprenticeship provides strong professional skills that greatly enhance their employability.

Since September 2022, students of the new EADA X SKEMA Global BBA double-degree programme will be able to spend the first two years on the EADA campus in Barcelona, then spend the third year at one of SKEMA's seven campuses across the world, and do their fourth year either in Barcelona or at one of SKEMA's campuses, depending on the specialisation they have chosen.

Our Global BBA allows students to obtain a recognised double degree:

  • SKEMA's Global BBA degree and (according to your study path):

    • SKEMA's American, North Carolina-state recognised bachelor's degree for those doing the International Business course on SKEMA's Raleigh campus

    • the North Carolina State University (NCSU), USA, bachelor's degree or the Western Carolina University (WCU), Cullowhee, USA, bachelor's degree.
    • the bachelor's degree from the partner university in the case of a double-diploma transfer programme

    • a Brazilian-state recognised degree for students who do the Global Business course, spending two years on SKEMA's Brazilian campus. 

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An assured future

These qualifications lead to direct entry in the job market, or to higher levels​ of education such as masters of science degrees.

With the BBA, you will develop qualities that will stand you in​ good stead for your career.

You will:    

  • be capable of adapting to today's and tomorrow's professional challenges

  • possess all the operational skills to handle business and market requirements

  • have a taste for innovation and the entrepreneurial values which will equip you to determine your future.

By studying at one of France's prestigious business schools, you will be joining an elite collection of students, researchers and professors. 

The location

You will be living and working in some of the most beautiful places in the world: the French Riviera, or Lille in the north of France, as well as on one of our global campuses in Brazil (Belo Horizonte), ​China (Nanjing), the US (Raleigh) or South Africa (Stellenbosch – Cape Town). 


The emphasis on a truly international experience (between six months and two years internationally) gives students an important insight into cultural differences and unfamiliar business environments, making them highly employa​ble and attractive in the future business world.

The BBA degree is a first-level undergraduate degree.

This qualification is a well-recognised standard among companies which recruit in an international environment. The SKEMA BBA has the "Visa" meaning that it is officially recognised by the French state as four​ years of study. It is worth 24​0 ECTS credits. 
A bachelor's degree allows entry directly into the workplace or entry into a higher level course such as a master of science, which, after 12 to 18 months of study, leads to a master's degree.

The 4x4 mobility option

The 4x4 BBA is a global, flexible programme allowing students to spend their four years on four different SKEMA campuses (years one and two on the two French campuses, year three on an international campus, year 4 being linked to the campus specialisation).

Students can prepare progressively for international mobility, discover different countries and cultures, live an extraordinary student life and expand their CVs thanks to professional experiences in different business environments.

About this degree

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By joining the SKEMA Global BBA, graduating students obtain a degree in international business management (DESMIE) accredited by the French Ministry of Higher Education, Research and Innovation, and conferring the degree of a French "license" (four years of higher education – Level 6). For more information: RNCP n°37709​.

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