Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA)


IAU College's BBA degree program is offered at its Aix-en-Provence, France campus.

Program Overview

IAU College's Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) degree has been designed to incorporate the important recognition in undergraduate business studies circles that the liberal arts should be incorporated in the traditional business studies curriculum. IAU leverages its liberal arts and business studies offerings with its international identity and strategic location to provide students with an exposure to European and Mediterranean countries.

The program is 124 units of academic study over eight, fifteen-week semesters or the equivalent. While four years would be the normal time to complete the program, students can finish in three years if they take additional coursework during the summer terms.  As part of the curriculum, students can expect some unique learning opportunities including:

Field Study Trips

An integral part of the BBA curriculum, these trips will enable students to meet with EU officials in Brussels as well as UN Agency representatives in Geneva. They will visit businesses in France and other European countries. The BBA International dimension is further enhanced by a study trip to Morocco, adding a developing country experience to the other visits to the developed economies in Europe.


BBA students will take advantage of IAU’s plethora of January term/Intersession programs which are multi-country traveling seminars, many of which explore the politics, economies, histories, and cultures of the countries visited.


A key component of the BBA degree program will be student internships, an opportunity for IAU to connect the students with their vast network of internship affiliates, including large companies in industries such as banking, manufacturing, tourism, retail, and ecommerce. From a small bakery in Aix-en-Provence to a major airplane manufacturer (Airbus) in Toulouse, students will have a myriad of options for hands-on training and experience.

BBA 3-4 Year Program*


IAU's business faculty are at the top of their respective fields, have diverse backgrounds, and represent several countries including France, Great Britain, Morocco, and the United States.  

Aboubakr Jamaï, MBA, MPA
University of Oxford, Harvard University
International Business, Finance

Alice Fabre, PhD
Université d'Aix-Marseille
International Economics

Amy Mumma, MBA
Bordeaux School of Management
Wine Studies

Cécile Bozzo, PhD
Université d'Aix-Marseille

Catherine Darracq, MBA
New York University
Stern School of Business

David Coombes, Emeritus
Oxford University
European Studies

Mariana Escobar, PhD
University of Montpelier
Business Ethics
Sebastien Llorca, PhD
European University Institute 
Law & International Relations 
Philip Breeden, MALD
Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy
International Relations
Pascale Schaaf, MA
Université d’Aix-Marseille
Internship Program Coordinator/Business French

Randy Willoughby, PhD
Visiting Professor
University of San Diego 
International Relations

Kara Alaimo, PhD 
Hofstra University 
Communications Studies


For questions regarding the program or admissions, please contact IAU's U.S. Office of Admissions at or call 1-800-221-2051.