Degree in Business Administration

240 credits - Faculty of Economics and Business

Title
Official
Start Year
2009-10
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The Degree in Business Administration aims to provide the necessary knowledge and skills for business administration and management. The programme intends to train professionals who, with solid economic knowledge, are able to carry out administration and management, analysis, and advisory tasks whether at SMEs or at TNCs. In turn, the programme is aimed at both general management and each of the functional areas in a business: production, human resources, finances, marketing, administration and accounts. The skills graduates will attain include: the ability to analyse a business in its environment and identify and anticipate market opportunities; assign and distribute available resources; gather, organise, interpret and transmit relevant information; hire and motivate staff, take decisions and teamwork, and adapt to new technologies and new economic realities. In order to ensure success in an ever more globalised world, students will acquire the ability to understand, speak and write in English.

Credit Summary

Core Training Mandatory Elective Subjects External Practicum Final Degree Project Total
  60   120   30   18   12 240

Subject list by year and semester

Subjects

First Year

First Year

Basic Notions of Law*
Economic Environment*
Mathematics*
Introduction to Markets and Financial Operations*
Financial Accounting I*

Second Semester

Tax System*
Microeconomics*
Analysis of Economic Data*
Introduction to Business*
Financial Accounting II*

Second Year

First Semester

Financial Economics
Economic History of Enterprises
Production and Operations Management
Econometrics
Cost Accounting

Second Semester

Corporate Investment and Financing Decisions
Design of Organisations
Industrial Economics
Spanish and World Economics
Corporate Law

Third Year

First Semester

Financial Risk Management
Business Strategy
Macroeconomics
Financial and Corporate Accounting
Commercial Management I

Second Semester

Financial Management
Human Resources Management
Commercial Management II
Account Analysis and Auditing
Market Research and Consumer Behaviour

Fourth Year

Annual

Final Degree Project
Practical Placements
Electives


* Core Training

  Skills

Specific Skills

  1. Acquiring and understanding knowledge in the area of business administration and management from a basis of general secondary education to a level which, although based on advanced textbooks, also includes some aspects that involve knowledge of business administration and management at the vanguard.
  2. Knowing how to apply business and tourism administration and management knowledge in the workplace professionally and having the skills that are generally shown in producing and defending arguments and problem solving.
    1. Analysing a business in its environment by using different technical tools.
      1. Being able to apply different marketing and commercial technical research tools to analyse a business and its environment.
      2. Particularly in terms of account statements, analysing a business and its environment by using different technical tools.
      3. Knowing how to use different technical financial analysis tools and taking on knowledge about how domestic and international financial markets work so as to be able to analyse a business and its environment.
      4. Knowing how to use different technical tools to analyse operations and taking on the main business theories so as to be able to analyse a business and its environment.
      5. Knowing the most common strategical analysis tools to analyse a business and its environment.
      6. Knowing and applying different technical financial analysis tools to study a business and its environment.
      7. Based on relevant business-financial data, being able to apply suitable statistical and econometric tools to analyse a business and its environment.
      8. Knowing at a basic level the legal regulatory framework that enables this aspect to be included when analysing a business and its environment.
      9. Consolidating basic mathematical knowledge to be able to understand and work with analysis techniques and tools developed in different areas.
    2. Becoming a part of any functional area at a mid- to large-sized business or organisation and easily perform any management task you are charged with.
      1. Becoming a part of the commercial department at a business and easily perform any management task you are charged with, as well as understanding commercial activities related to functional areas and the business's competitive strategy.
      2. Becoming a part of the accounts department at a business and easily perform any management task you are charged with.
      3. Becoming a part of any functional area at a mid- to large-sized business or organisation and easily perform any management task you are charged with, especially all those related to the financial economy and corporate finance.
      4. Becoming a part of any functional area at a mid- to large-sized business or organisation and easily perform any management task you are charged with, especially in terms of operations, human resources, and planning, organisation, management and control.
      5. Understanding the necessary economic theory and analysis principles to become a part of any functional area at a mid- to large-sized business or organisation and easily perform any management task you are charged with.
      6. Understanding the necessary main economic and business data sources, and analysis techniques to become a part of any functional area at a mid- to large-sized business or organisation and easily perform any management task you are charged with.
      7. Knowing the basic legal framework to enable you to become a part of any functional area at a mid- to large-sized business or organisation and easily perform any management task you are charged with.
    3. Preparing decision-making at businesses and organisations, especially in terms of operations and tactics.
      1. Preparing commercial decision-making at businesses and organisations, especially in terms of operations and tactics.
      2. Preparing administrative and accounting decision-making at businesses and organisations, especially in terms of operations and tactics.
      3. Preparing financial or financially linked decision-making at businesses and organisations, especially in terms of operations and tactics.
      4. Preparing decision-making at businesses and organisations at different stages of the administration process, especially in terms of operations and tactics, and approaching the taking of strategic decisions.
      5. Preparing decision-making in operations and in everything linked to human resources at businesses and organisations, especially in terms of operations and tactics.
      6. Knowing economic analysis fundaments and tools to prepare decision-making at businesses and organisations, especially in terms of operations and tactics.
      7. Knowing relevant economic and statistical data sources, and suitable analysis tools to prepare decision-making at businesses and organisations, especially in terms of operations and tactics.
      8. Knowing the basic legal framework to enable the preparation of decision-making at businesses and organisations, especially in terms of operations and tactics.
    4. Defending proposed solutions articulately based on acquired theoretical knowledge and techniques.

Core Skills

  1. Ability to work in a team.
  2. Ability to adapt to new situations.
  3. Ability to communicate in English.
  4. Ability to gather and interpret relevant data to issue opinions that include a reflection on relevant social, scientific or ethical topics.
  5. Being able to transmit information, ideas, problems and solutions to both a specialised and general audience.
  6. Having developed the necessary learning skills to be able to undertake later studies with a high level of independence.