Double Degree in Economics and Tourism (2015)
The faculty of Economics and Business along with the faculty of tourism have designed a curriculum structured over 5 years with a total of 324 credits. In this way, students have the possibility to obtain two degrees in a reasonable period of time. This proposal reflects the demands of the professional world on these islands which is made up, in large part, of large tourism institutions and companies and which focuses on the shift towards sustainable tourism and is in line with the internationalisation that the university includes as one of its core strategies. Thus, this double degree has a multilingual focus; special attention is given to English, which is the language used to teach certain subjects.
You will acquire the capacities necessary to be a practical person with a critical point of view and the abilities to: organize and adapt, identify and foresee pertinent economic problems, and discuss and select between different possible options for resolving and evaluating results. You will also learn skills specifically related to managing tourist businesses and working with tourism-based economies, as well as developing language (English, French, and/or German), law, geography, and cultural heritage management skills.
Graduates will be able to work for any type of business or organisation, especially in the tourism field, whether for public, private, national or international organisations, or even set up their own business. This means they will be able to opt for a wide selection of professional areas in high demand in today's society. In short, the choice of professions covers practically all sectors and economic activity. The main professional/academic career options include:
- Environmental advisor and consultant
- Urban planning advisor and consultant
- Tourism advisor and consultant
- Tax advisor and consultant
- Financial advisor at international organisations (UN, ECB, EU...)
- Financial advisor for development and cooperation projects and at NGOs
- Tax inspector
- Government expert
- Government economist
- Economic/Financial studies analyst
- International financial analyst
- Company director or manager
- General manager or section lead at public bodies or private enterprises
- Risk assessment expert
- Project assessment and investment expert
- Asset manager
- School teacher or university lecturer
In terms of tourism enterprises and institutions:
- Accommodation businesses: hotel manager, deputy hotel manager, department manager or coordinator (reservations, reception, purchasing, revenue management, cost management, marketing, human resources management, strategy and expansion policy director, etc.)
- Travel agencies, online agencies, tour operators: product marketing, managing and creating new products, customer management, supplier negotiations, integration and expansion processes, sales and marketing techniques, etc.
- Leisure and events companies (conferences, fairs, business meetings, product presentations, etc.)
- Transport companies (airlines, cruise lines, car hire fleets, etc.): product marketing, customer management, supplier negotiations, sales and marketing techniques, etc.
- Public administrations and bodies (Department of Tourism, City Councils and other institutions dedicated to promoting tourism, etc.): tourist destination promotion and management, running promotional campaigns, producing tourism statistics and reports, etc.
The UIB offers students the chance to take part in different exchange and mobility programmes:
- Exchange and mobility programmes: to complete part of your studies at another university in Spain, the European Union, and around the world, or to get work experience at businesses in the European Union, managed by the International Relations Service.
- Volunteer work experience and projects with university development cooperation programmes in least developed countries, run through the development cooperation programmes managed by the Cooperation for Development and Solidarity Office (OCDS).
High-quality official study
Legislation requires that official Spanish Degrees receive positive evaluations by the National Agency for Quality Assessment and Accreditation (ANECA). This process is called verification, and it serves to ensure that the development programme in which you will participate will provide the skills and learning results that it is supposed to.
The European Higher Education Area requires that a system be in place to ensure the quality of degree programmes.
Bachelor's programmes are subject to assessment and are continuously improved upon in order to guarantee their prestige and recognition within Europe. You can see the results of the assessments at results section.