Program structure - World Bachelor in Business
|FIRST YEAR @USC|
- Seminars on soft skills
The first year includes foundational business courses like Microeconomics for Business, along with classes designed to build essential business skills like Writing and Critical Reasoning.
In Leading Organizations, which focuses on leadership and management skills, students put theory into practice and develop leadership, negotiation and communication skills.
Learning About International Commerce (LINC) is a course combining classroom study in international business with a 10-day trip abroad to meet with executives and political leaders.
In both the first and second years, students can select from a variety of humanities courses (literature, music, philosophy, art, anthropology, religion, history, etc.) designed to encourage an appreciation of Western and/or Chinese cultures and to develop analytical and communication skills.
|SECOND YEAR @HKUST|
- Business in Asia
- Chinese communication
- Math and statistics
- Science and Technology
During the second year, students will gain professional and technical knowledge while developing a strong entrepreneurial spirit and innovative thinking. Courses will offer unique insights into the way business works in China and Asia and provide an introduction to the Chinese languages.
Other courses such as Mathematics for Economists, Business Statistics and Introduction to Information Systems emphasize mathematical and analytical skills. Students will take their first Accounting class and develop critical-thinking skills studying Science and Technology and other subjects.
|THIRD YEAR @BOCCONI|
- Economic History
- Business in Europe
- Public Management
- Second foreign language
Courses in the third year will include Corporate Finance, Financial Markets and Institutions, and European Economic Policy. Students will examine the fundamentals of Italian civil law within the broader framework of European legal culture in Introduction to the Legal System, and analyze economic developments in Western nations in Economic History. The course in Public Management will explore the complex relations between private businesses and the government bodies for whom they supply products, services and management know-how at the national and local levels.
In additional classes, students will learn about the specifics of doing business in the European Union and build introductory Italian language skills.
|FOURTH YEAR @OPEN|
- 3 electives on specific individual interests and objectives
- Business Communications
The fourth and final year reinforces an integrated view of business with courses in Business Communications, Ethics and Strategy.
Year four also allows students to focus on specific interests and objectives, not only in the choice of which school to attend, but also through the selection of 3 elective courses.