​UK - ​Accredited BA (Hons) ​in:

​​Business Administration
​Business Management

YEAR 3 - Top Up L6DB

Accredited by Hertfordshire University
Accredited by Anglia Ruskin University

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Online or at the UK Cambridge Campus

​September / February

7,900€ / year

BA​ (HONS) > YEAR 3 - Top Up L6DB

You can choose to study your Top Up L6DB online or in the UK with Anglia Ruskin University or the University of Hertfordshire, both public universities in the United Kingdom.

The top benefits of applying through Esei Business School are:  

1. Direct Entry to both universities
2. Access to ESEI events including workshops, guest speakers, career fairs & social events
3. Career & coaching advisors will be available for you
4. Combine work and study by doing your internship in Barcelona
5. Become part of our community & professional network 

Option 1: University of Hertfordshire

Bachelor of Business Administration
Fully online OR
Go to the UK and study offline
High school diploma - 3 x A levels or equivalent
L4 & L5 diploma
50% average grade in L5 diploma
50% Pass in ESEI English Proficiency Test
How it works:
8 modules (no thesis)
Access to the UoH online L6 BBA top up if you fulfil above requirements.
All assessment done online, only coursework (no exams).

Option 2: Anglia Ruskin University

Bachelor of Management
Fully online OR 
Go to the UK (Cambridge campus) and study offline, including the Bachelor of Business Administration top up

High school diploma - 3 x A levels or equivalent (if they don’t have this, need 2 year relevant work experience)
L4 & L5 diploma

How it works:
4 modules, including a work-based project and a work-based project review.
All assessment done online, only coursework (no exams).

“After studying the first two years of my bachelor at ESEI in Barcelona, I went to Anglia Ruskin University to finish my bachelor degree in their top up program, which was in Cambridge (UK) and lasted a year. The University was much larger than ESEI but there was a good combination between lectures and seminars. In the lectures there were large groups and in seminars it was focused on small working groups. I really liked the "UPCD modules" the school offers, which are are extra non-core courses you can follow. I took one in Leadership and Negotiation and learnt a lot. Aside from the academic programme, it was easy to find a room because ARU has many different campus accommodation options. Furthermore, there are over ten different kinds of sports teams you can join and during the first two weeks of university you can try out what you like. I joined the rowing team which was a lot of fun and a great way to meet people. I would definitely recommend the ARU Business Administration top up year over in the UK because the level of education is very good and there are so many additional opportunities.”

Ole Kramer


October – January

The modules for the Hertfordshire top up are:

• Business and Commercial Awareness

• Business Strategy

• Global Marketing, Ethics and Culture

• International Human Resource Management

• Issues in the Global Economy

• Leadership and Organisations

• Digital Economy

• Contemporary Issues in Business and Management

Management  of the Programme

The programme is managed and administered through:

• The Hertfordshire Business School (HBS) Deputy Dean
• An HBS Programme Leader who is responsible for the day to day management of the programme
• HBS Module Leaders and Tutors who are responsible for the delivery of individual modules
• A Programme Committee, to which students contribute via the online programme forum. The membership of which includes student representatives from each level of study and key members of UH staff, including the Programme Leader.

Support for Student Learning

Students are supported by Hertfordshire Business School providing:

• A dedicated Programme Leader
• Student programme handbook provided online to explain the programme and give calendar of events for an academic year
• Academic module support and programme management
• Student pastoral support through the Student Support and Guidance Office
• Student representation in the procedures for management and delivery of the programme, through the online programme forum, the University’s managed learning environment and the student feedback mechanism
• An online skills module entitled Academic Skills Enhancement (0WBS0001)

Students are support by University of Hertfordshire Online providing:

• Online Induction material to assist in starting the programme and settling into it  
• Module materials
• First line support
• Technical support
• A designated UHO programme administrator  

Students are support by University of Hertfordshire providing:

• StudyNet, a versatile online interactive learning environment, with many built in features to support accessibility for both able and disabled students.
• Access to extensive digital collections of information resources  
• A substantial Student Centre that provides advice on issues such as finance, University regulations, legal matters, international student support available on-line etc. 
• Office of the Dean of Students, incorporating Chaplaincy, Counselling etc.
• A University-based Disabled Student Co-ordinator
• An Equal Opportunities Officer
• The Students’ Union
• Guided student-centred learning through the use of StudyNet
• An on-line Careers Service for all current students and graduates
• Extensive guidance for overseas students about studying in the English language, provided online at http://www.uefap.co.uk

October – January

Strategic Management

​Credits: 15 ECTS

Learning Outcomes

  1. Critically analyse the importance of strategic resource capabilities and competitive environment of business organisations, the organisations’ strengths and their environmental threats and opportunities
  2. Critically evaluate the strategic issues and choices facing business and organisations; and the resource implications of the strategic management process, bearing in mind recent developments in strategic thinking
  3. Critically examine the implementation issues facing business organisations; and the role of leadership and innovation in the management of change
  4. Undertake a detailed analysis and evaluation of the resource capability and competitive environment of business organisations, with a particular focus on the strategic fit of such organisations
  5. Undertake a detailed analysis and evaluation of the strategic options available to a business organisation
  6. Interpret complex analysis correctly and then report and present those findings in an appropriate manner

Work Based Major Project

Credits: 30 ECTS

Learning Outcomes

  1. Demonstrate understanding of the nature of research and different research methods
  2. Identify and critically review literature from a variety of sources and organise this information
  3. Demonstrate the broad methodological knowledge and practice skills required for the planning of research, data collection, and analysis, with an appreciation of how methods link to topics
  4. Communicate research effectively and in a professional manner

Project Impact and Review

Credits: 7,5 ECTS

Learning Outcomes

  1. Plan and present an impact study to a critical audience demonstrating systematic, coherent, and detailed knowledge, skills, and understanding addressing complex problems relevant to work-based practice
  2. Devise and sustain arguments in defence of your work whilst showing an appreciation of the uncertainty, ambiguity, and limits of knowledge
  3. Critically evaluate evidence to justify and support conclusions / recommendations from your major project dissemination
  4. Evaluate the strengths and weaknesses of the major project through critical reflection and the analysis of the systematically collected feedback from the dissemination audience

Reflections on Practice and Career Progression

Credits: 7,5 ECTS

Learning Outcomes

  1. Present a critical evaluation of the career pathways and development opportunities available to a work-based management graduate, in relation to an inappropriate context.
  2. Reflect critically on personal strengths and weaknesses against the achievement of the University’s generic graduate learning outcomes and appropriate occupational standards.
  3. Systematically establish progression routes for employment and further learning of equivalent nature.

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Level 4 and Level 5 Diplomas will be awarded by ESEI, though these are also fully recognized and authorized by the Catalan department of education. This ensures that students, parents, teachers and employers worldwide can be confident that qualifications and assessments meet rigorous quality standards.

The third year of the course (Level 6) will be delivered by one of our partner universities in the UK.

For students who have completed Level 4 and 5 ESEI diplomas, students will either receive a valid UK degree in Management (180 ECTS) by the University of Anglia Ruskin, or a valid UK degree in Business Administration (180 ECTS) by the University of Hertfordshire, as well as a private BA (Hons) in Business Administration by ESEI International Business School Barcelona.

Students will receive a valid UK degree, which is recognized and accepted by employers and institutions around the world.
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​Frequently Asked Questions

What if I apply and Covid precludes my arrival?

Do you offer scholarships?

Please refer to our Scholarship page

Do you offer internships?

Job opportunities hugely depend on your qualifications, skills and experience. Around 10 offers are provided by ESEI / month, and we are in direct contact with more than 20 companies and 2 HR agencies for offers each semester. We offer assistance with all of this through our dedicated career services.
You can find more information about our Career Services through the following link
You can read more about career opportunities for international students in the following post

Do you have dorms?

Student Accommodation Options:
1) we provide a list of student accommodation agencies that help our students find their ideal home in barcelona, with attractive promotional codes specific to our students.
2) there is a relocation package with an accommodation agency, you will pay a certain fee and they will send you the accommodation letter you will need for the visa, and they will do the apartment hunt for you and find you the specs you want. More details on both option can be accessed

What is the application deadline?

Non-EU citizens needing a student visa to study in Spain, should make sure to secure admission at least three months before the start of the courses to avoid delays in arrival to Barcelona. Late applications received one month prior to the start date of the course will be considered based on the available places left in the programme. Because of the limited number of places available in our programme, we advise you to start your application as early as possible. Applications are being received for the upcoming intake.

Will I receive administrative support from the school...

Will I receive administrative support from the school for my residency documents?

ESEI has guidelines on all administrative processes undertaken by students and the school’s staff supports students with this on a one-to-one basis.

More Questions?

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