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Business Administration and Management (B.Sc.)

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Bachelor Business Administration and Management, B.Sc.

6 semester / 36 months

or part-time: 9 semester / 54 months

Study 100 % online

complete modules at your own pace.

Would you like to earn a first academic degree in business administration without interrupting your professional life? With UIS’ flexible online study model, you can master the demands of studying and working while earning your first academic degree without losing income. In addition, crediting your successful professional development training can shorten the duration of your studies. Parallel employment is possible, but not required – for high school graduates, it is recommended that you take on a student job or complete an internship at the same time. In this way, you can already gain professional experience and complete your studies in parallel.

You can start your Bachelor’s degree at UIS at any time and chose between a full-time and a part-time version of your study. In your 100% distance learning programme, you don’t waste any time traveling to the institution and you determine your own learning pace. You also decide for yourself when you want to take which exam – so you can prepare optimally for each exam and complete one module after the other.

You have a choice of four different majors to suit your professional profile. Highly qualified professors and lecturers impart their expert knowledge to you in the online lecture and are also available to you with individual advice on exam preparation.


Entry Requirements for the B.Sc. Business Administration and Management

The examination board decides on admission.

Previous education requirement:

  • A-levels or a Matriculation Certificate from Malta OR
  • a Pre-tertiary certificate from Malta OR
  • a Level 4 diploma from Chamber of Commerce and Industry from Germany OR
  • a Foundation Certificate from a UK higher educational institution OR
  • any other international equivalent that is at level 4 or 5 of the MQF.

Language requirements:

  • A certificate that prooves their mastery of the German language at the level of B2 of CEFR OR
  • A secondary school certificate for a German medium of instruction school AND
  • A certificate that prooves their mastery of the English language at the level of B1 of CEFR.

Application through Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL):

In addition, admission is also possible via additional qualifications or extensive professional experience that comply with the guidelines and procedures for the recognition of prior learning (RPL).


How could I apply for credits?

If you have already completed comparable coursework in a Bachelor’s programme or a comparable programme at another university or institution, recognition is possible in principle. For the credit check, please send us an overview of the grades of the achievements as well as a module handbook, if available, or other information about the scope and content of your prior learning by e-mail. Please note the guidelines and the procedure for the recognition of prior learning (RPL).


What will be the content of your study?

Semester 1

General Business Administration

During the module you will study the foundations in business administration, engage in the essential terminology of business administration and in the most important core interrelationships within the relevant areas of business administration.

Scientific Work and Self-Management

This module equips you with the skills to develop and undertake business research and provides the theoretical and practical preparation. The module covers the necessary skills and requirements for a literature review, qualitative and quantitative methods, and conducting a research project. It will prepare you to research different types of problems/issues in business and management as well as help you to get ready for writing your undergraduate dissertation.

Accounting I

The sessions in this module give you a complete understanding, right from scratch to bookkeeping, account management and accounting records, as well as preparation and analysis of financial statements.


This module provides you with an overview of relevant economic issues in a business context by outlining fundamental economic concepts and examining the functioning of the market system. Different market structures and their impact on organisations are examined and the role of government in the economy is reviewed.

Business Mathematics and Statistics

The module provides a grounding in mathematical techniques used in business and enables you to efficiently apply the learned skills in daily duties and future learning. The purpose of this module is to increase your maths knowledge and improve your numerical skills as it applies to many aspects of business.

Semester 2

Accounting II

The preparation of financial statements considering annual accounts policy and tax effects is treated in this module, as well as consolidation of financial statements and the analysis of financial statements. After finishing the module successfully, you also understand the importance of international accounting according to IFRS and know its specific problematic fields.

Business Management

This module will enable you to have a more strategic view towards organisational issues and hence be able to develop managerial objectives that shape the directions of organisations. You will also cover  the fundamentals of strategic management.


This module will enable you to develop a marketing perspective towards organisational processes and to further appreciate the role customers play in the longevity of every organisation. You will learn how to determin marketing objectives and marketing strategies.


The module introduces the relevant aspects of the macroeconomy with a focus on business impact and decision-making and prepares you to manage complex professional activities and projects, taking responsibility for decision-making in the context of economic uncertainty.

Business Law I

This module covers some of the main aspects of German business and law that you may encounter as business managers by applying principles affecting the legal relationship between businesses and individuals. You will be able to analyse legal rules related to property rights and consumer rights, which will enable you to practice business more efficiently.

Semester 3

Cost Accounting and Controlling

You will gain insights into how to develop and implement effective control systems to monitor and evaluate organizational performance. You will be aware of the benefits of digitization and new AI tools supporting control tasks.

Investment and Financing

This module gives you an introduction to the the principles of corporate investment and finance and their application to the usual financial issues and decision-making of business enterprises. You will be familiar with financial vocabulary, understand aspects of financial theory, and appreciate the underlying financial mindset as well as incentives involved when solving problems of finance.

Business Informatics

This module will give you an insight into the various IT systems and software which are available to support management in its role within organisations. The module will help you understand what is required from IT systems to assist in various management operations, data storage and information security. It will provide an overview to the IT systems and software that organisations use daily.

Semester 4

Project and Process Management

In this module, you will deal with the very comprehensive management disciplines of project and process management. It offers you on the one hand insights into the development and theoretical background, and on the other hand important practical tips and tried and tested methods that will help you to be able to handle your own projects even more successfully.

Human Resource Management

Human Resource Management (HRM) is an approach to the employment and development of people. The aim of this module is to introduce key areas of HRM in contemporary organisations. The module is designed to consider the most relevant issues and approaches, strategies and trends of HRM, considering developments in the business world.

Entrepreneurship and Business Creation

This module covers the main aspects of entrepreneurship, company foundation and business plan creation. It provides you with an overview of entrepreneurship, its significance in the business world, and the characteristics and traits of successful entrepreneurs. In this module, you will also learn how to develop a business plan.

Business Law II

This module covers some further aspects of German business and law that you may encounter as business managers by applying principles affecting the legal relationship between businesses and individuals, but also the formation or the termination of a company. Insolvency law provides also instruments to restructure and continue a company in difficulty.

Business English

The module covers the main aspects of English business correspondence, business vocabulary, eloquence, and grammar. You learn to perform activities like e.g. negotiating deals, making inquiries or offers, dealing with customers or giving presentations, using the proper English vocabulary.

Semester 5


In this module, you will study the basics of business taxation, such as income tax, corporate income tax and trade tax. Sales tax, inheritance and gift tax law is also explained. You will also be able to assign individual measures of the taxation procedure and decide which further procedural steps are to be initiated.

Specialisation Module I

First module of your specialisation.

Specialisation Module II

Second module of your specialisation.

Semester 6

Specialisation Module III

Third module of your specialisation.

Bachelor’s Thesis

This module requires you to complete a piece of independent/supervised dissertation. You should select a topic of interest (relevant to your area of specilization), and then research relevant academic models and literature and apply to a chosen area of study. If you like to be awarded a qualification including specialisation, you need to write the dissertation in the field of your specialisation.


How many semesters is the duration of the programme?

The programme is offered as a full-time variant (six semesters, 36 months) and a part-time variant (nine semesters, 54 months). You can switch from full-time to part-time any time. Extensions of the study time are available on request.

After you have successfully completed all examinations, UIS will award you the academic degree “Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and Management”, which also entitles you to enrol for a master´s programme in the same field.


Chose from four specialisations

You can chose between the following four specialisations, aligned with your career goals:

B.Sc. in Business Administration and Management:

Accounting and Controlling

Cost Management and Controlling

This module covers modern cost management instruments and their role within “cost management”. It also outlines how to introduce them in practice and how to implement a modern controlling system in a company to support informed decision-making.


Annual Financial Statements According to International Regulations

The module discusses development and impact of conversion of accounting to IFRS. After finishing the module successfully, you will understand the importance of international accounting according to IFRS and know its specific problematic fields. You can assess the background of internationalisation and will be aware of enforcement of regulations by national authorities.


Consolidated Financial Statements According to HGB and IFRS

This module will cover principles of the consolidated financial statements and will explain how to prepare the individual financial statements for inclusion in the consolidated financial statements. It will also teach you about capital consolidation and other consolidation methods, as well as treatment of deferred taxes.

Business Psychology

Advanced Business Psychology

This module gives you a general introduction to psychology and applied psychology, classifying business psychology as part of applied psychology. The module begins by examining the foundations of psychology as a science, providing a comprehensive overview of its historical development, various schools of thought, and different approaches within the discipline.


Occupational and Organisational Psychology

After completion of this module, you will have a comprehensive understanding of organizational psychology and its practical implications within workplace settings. You will be equipped with the knowledge and skills to contribute to the development and implementation of strategies that optimize workplace dynamics, promote employee engagement, and foster a positive and productive organizational culture.


Consumer Psychology

The module covers market psychological issues, like e.g., the importance of psychological research methodology motivated by business management during a product life cycle. For this purpose, market psychological methods and contents needed to answer numerous product and service-related questions in business management practice are taught. The module conveys methodological and thematic knowledge in the field of market and consumer research.

Digital Business Management

Digital Marketing

Marketing is an area that can benefit from digitalisation to a high extent but is also confronted with completely new technological tasks. This module deals with the change processes resulting from digitalisation and their relevance for marketing management. It outlines the contents and instruments of online marketing and their suitability for different fields of application.


Communication and Digital Marketing

This module deals with the central role of communication in the age of digital marketing, different forms of communication and their relationships to each other. It outlines the effects of communication and provides instruments measuring the success of communicative measures.


Digital Business Modelling & Digital Leadership

This module discusses the opportunities and risks of digital transformation, which represent a central challenge for most companies today. You will analyse the special features of the design of digital business models and will be enabled to accompany corresponding processes in practice. The influences of the “digital revolution” on leadership and the resulting demands on “digital leaders” require the use of appropriate leadership tools, which you will learn about in this module.

Human Resources Management

People Business Partner & New Work

This module covers the central models and concepts in the field of Human Resource Management (HRM) and their application to operational problems. This is done considering current trends and competence-oriented methods for increasing the performance of organisations and companies. It provides a holistic understanding of HR management as an internal and external service provider (business partner) for all HR matters.


Human Resource Marketing and Staff Development

This module focuses on two relevant HR areas: personnel development and personnel marketing. It outlines individual instruments for effective implementation which are useful for increasing the attractiveness of employers, and which should help employers to stand out from competitors and to attract well-trained and highly motivated employees.


Leadership & Digital Leadership

Against the background of state-of-the-art international leadership research, this module focuses on task- and employee-oriented leadership principles and social-communicative patterns in leadership behaviour. It deals with the current questions and challenges of “distance” and “digital” leadership, methods and instruments of inclusion, integration, and employee retention and outlines digital forms of work in the team.

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What is United International Schools (UIS)?

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What are the advantages of choosing distance learning at UIS?

  • You can start your studies at any time, with no fixed semester start dates.
  • Enjoy flexibility in your studies, allowing you to work while you learn.
  • Benefit from 50% free support time in addition to regular study time.
  • Receive excellent support from professors and the study support team.
  • Access optimized learning materials tailored to your needs.
  • UIS is accredited by the Malta Further and Higher Education Authority, enhancing your career opportunities in management and academia.