Why choose this program?

Saigon Business School – Member of EQuest Education Group – the largest foreign-invested education organization in Vietnam;

A globally recognized bachelor's degree in international business administration from prestigious partner schools selected by SBS;

Opportunities to transfer to universities in the UK, Australia, Singapore, and Canada are open during the course of study if desired;

100% of students are supported in finding jobs at Vietnam and other countries

100% of students receive 1-on-1 mentoring from industry experts in a variety of fields during their studies.

100% of subjects have practical projects with SBS partner businesses;

Studying in a multicultural environment with international lecturers and students;

Ngoài kiến thức nền tảng về Quản trị Kinh doanh, sinh viên được lựa chọn tích lũy các chứng chỉ chuyên sâu đa dạng về các ngành Sales & Marketing, Quản trị Nhân sự, Tài chính – Kế toán, Logistic & supply chain, Phân tích dữ liệu (Data analytics).

Program

Students in the Bachelor of International Business Administration program at SBS will complete a four-year program with 3 phases. The first phase is an English Preparatory phase, lasting from 1 to 2 semesters, for students who have not yet reached a level equivalent to IELTS 6.0. The second phase is a Foundational phase, lasting 6 semesters, with core courses that follow the SBS curriculum. The third phase is an Advanced phase, lasting 2 semesters, with narrower specialized courses that follow the programs of international partner universities. The list of courses by year is as follows:

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The theme of the first year of study is "Getting started" with foundational courses that provide a solid foundation for students to grasp the latest trends in Business and Business Administration. In addition, students learn important soft skills that will help them succeed in their university studies and in a global work environment. 

Typical courses in Year 1: 

  • Business and the Business Environment
  • Marketing Processes and Planning
  • Human Resource Management
  • Leadership and Management
  • Accounting Principles
  • Managing a Successful Business Project
  • Business Law
  • Digital Business in Practice
  • Data analytic for Business
  • Capstone Project
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In the second year of study, students "take off" with specialized courses and real-world projects with businesses. 

List of typical courses in Year 2:

  • Organizational Behavior
  • Tapping into New and International Markets
  • Product service and development
  • Launching a new venture
  • Operations Management
  • Identifying Entrepreneurial Opportunities
  • Managing and running a small business
  • Statistics for management
  • Business strategy
  • Developing Individuals, Teams and Organisations
  • Customer Value Management
  • E-commerce and strategy
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Courses in the 3rd and 4th year of the Bachelor of International Business Administration program at SBS provide students with the skills and knowledge they need to succeed in a global workplace. The program is provided by SBS's international partner universities in a hybrid format.

List of typical subjects in Tier 3 & 4: 

  • Operations and Project Management
  • Leadership, Innovation and Change
  • Organizational strategy & Decision Making
  • International Marketing
  • Developing an organizational based project
  • Business Project & Advanced subjects: Các dự án thực tế & môn học chuyên sâu theo từng chuyên ngành hẹp (Sales & Marketing, Quản trị nhân sự, Tài chính – Kế toán, Logistic & Supply chain, Data analytics)

In addition to their coursework, students in this face also have the opportunity to participate in internships at businesses for up to four months and to write their thesis. 

MENTORS & LECTURERS

The Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) Transfer Program provides a comprehensive overview of contemporary business management, and also equips students with problem-solving skills in a competitive economic environment, economic instability, and changing global markets.

Dr. Holger Siemons

Dr. Holger Siemons

Ph.D. from the University of Delhi (India), Faculty of Management Studies;
MBA degree from University of Newcastle (UK) and Diplom-Kaufmann – equivalent to BA (Hons) Aachen University of Applied Sciences, Germany;
Research interests: virtual team development, cross-cultural integration strategies, the culturally infused preferences for the difference in the selection of communication tools, the culturally different application of personal development strategies, etc.

Mentor Hương Nguyễn

Mentor Hương Nguyễn

Co-founder & COO PHA Creatives (Film, scoring & game studio complex)
Co-founder Artisan Journeys (Luxury event & private club) Bachelor of Professional Communication (RMIT)
Bachelor of International Economics (Vietnam National University - HCMC)
Bachelor of Arts (University of Fine Arts - HCMC)
Field of interest: Marketing, Media technology, Contemporary art, and Multimedia communication.

Mentor Thao Nguyen

Mentor Thao Nguyen

Master of Marketing, Master of Media & Communication – Macquarie University;
Product Marketing Associate - Cover Genius (Sydney, Australia);
Over 3 years of B2B marketing experience (marketing communications to businesses) in Vietnam and Australia markets;

Tuition fees

English Language Preparation Program
$1500/semester (lasts 1-2 semesters, depending on the results of the student's entrance English test. Students from English-speaking countries or with an IELTS score of 6.0 or higher will be admitted directly to the official program without having to go through the English Language Preparation Program.)
Annual fee
4500$/year, 3 semesters/year

Scholarship opportunities

Currently, SBS offers a variety of scholarship programs for all students. For more information about scholarship programs, please contact admission@sbsedu.vn and hotline +84 287 300 8068 (local admission) or ++84941078269 Mrs. Huyen Vu Stephanie (international admission).

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ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

To ensure the best output quality after participating in the program, students must meet the following admission conditions: Note: English entry condition is not required (if students from English speaking countries or have an IELTS certificate 6.0 or equivalent, they will be admitted directly to official studies). If students do not have an IELTS certificate or do not meet the above level, the school will provide an entrance test and organize preparatory English classes within 1-2 semesters before they can enter the official program.

Graduated from highschool (or equivalent)
Grade point average (GPA) for at least 1 semester of 7.0/10 or higher (for Vietnamese students only)
Either the results of the National High School Graduation Examination or the results of the aptitude test of Hanoi National University and Ho Chi Minh City National University will be considered for admission (the specific cut-off scores will be announced by SBS each year) (for Vietnamese students only)

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I work part-time while studying at SBS?

We will assist students in finding part-time jobs while they are studying at SBS. Students can also pursue part-time jobs on their own, but they must report to school. Following immigration law, students are not permitted to work while studying, so we will apply a "get-paid internship" for students, which will be regarded as a part-time job with school supervision.

Does SBS support students in obtaining a visa to Vietnam? How long does it take to receive a visa?

Yes, after we receive the payment from students, we will start to prepare visa application documents and submit them to the Vietnam Immigration Office. It will take around 3 weeks to one month for the visa approval letter to be issued. After that, the students can bring the letter to the Vietnam Embassy in their home country to have their visa stamped. 

Is the cost of living in Ho Chi Minh City expensive?

The cost of living in Ho Chi Minh City is very affordable compared to many other major cities around the world. The cost of accommodation, food, transportation, and entertainment is generally lower, making it an attractive destination for both tourists and expatriates. For example, the accommodation fee will be around 150 USD, the food expenses can range from 2–5 USD per meal, and transportation costs are relatively low with options like buses and motorbike taxis available.

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