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Degree in Economics

240 credits - Faculty of Economics and Business

The Degree in Economics aims to provide the theoretical and practical skills and knowledge that enables students to analyse the prevailing economic reality, as well as to face up to its constantly changing challenges. The intention is to train professionals who are able to perform management, advice and assessment tasks in the economic and business sphere through analysing all types of organisations (businesses, the public sector, NGOs, etc.), public policies (monetary, fiscal, environmental) and the links between different economic agents (how markets work, trade, international cooperation, etc.).

Economics graduates will attain the necessary skills to become practical professionals with an ability to organise and adapt, a critical overview, an ability to spot and anticipate important economic problems, an ability to debate and select different alternatives to solve problems and to assess their results. In turn, and in order to ensure success in an ever more globalised society, graduates will be able to understand and express themselves in English, both orally and in writing.

Credit Summary

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

Pathway in English

Students have the possibility of attaining the Pathway in English if they take at least 100 degree credits in English:

  • A minimum of 60 credits in the first three years (from core and obligatory subjects).
  • A stay at an overseas university, studying in English.
  • Students knowledge of English, as required to obtain the degree, will be accredited.

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Subjects

First-year subjects
Name Type Credits Teaching
language
Period
20400 - Basic Notions of Law Core Training 6,0 Spanish 1st semester
20600 - Economic Environment Core Training 6,0 Catalan, Spanish, English 1st semester
20601 - Mathematics Core Training 6,0 Spanish 1st semester
20602 - Introduction to Markets and Financial Operations Core Training 6,0 Spanish, English 1st semester
20603 - Economic History Core Training 6,0 Catalan, Spanish 1st semester
20604 - Tax System Core Training 6,0 Spanish 2nd semester
20605 - Microeconomics Core Training 6,0 Spanish, English 2nd semester
20606 - Analysis of Economic Data Core Training 6,0 Catalan, Spanish, English 2nd semester
20607 - Introduction to Business Core Training 6,0 Catalan, Spanish, English 2nd semester
20608 - Optimisation Core Training 6,0 Catalan 2nd semester
Second-year subjects
Name Type Credits Teaching
language
Period
20609 - Games and Strategic Decisions Mandatory 6,0 Catalan, English 1st semester
20610 - Welfare Economics Mandatory 6,0 Spanish 1st semester
20611 - Economic Structure and Situation Mandatory 6,0 Catalan 1st semester
20612 - Introduction to Econometrics Mandatory 6,0 Catalan 1st semester
20613 - Macroeconomics I Mandatory 6,0 Catalan, Spanish 1st semester
20614 - Industrial Organisation Mandatory 6,0 Catalan, Spanish, English 2nd semester
20615 - Financial Economics Mandatory 6,0 Spanish 2nd semester
20616 - Public Sector Mandatory 6,0 Spanish 2nd semester
20617 - Microeconometrics Mandatory 6,0 Spanish 2nd semester
20618 - Macroeconomics II Mandatory 6,0 Catalan, Spanish 2nd semester
Third-year subjects
Name Type Credits Teaching
language
Period
20619 - Information Economics Mandatory 6,0 Catalan 1st semester
20620 - Environmental Economics Mandatory 6,0 Catalan, English 1st semester
20621 - Analysis of Accounting Information Mandatory 6,0 Spanish 1st semester
20622 - Growth Mandatory 6,0 Spanish 1st semester
20623 - Macroeconometrics Mandatory 6,0 Spanish, English 1st semester
20624 - Cycles and Policies Mandatory 6,0 Spanish 2nd semester
20625 - Economic Evaluation of Projects Mandatory 6,0 Spanish 2nd semester
20626 - Economy of Tourism Mandatory 6,0 Spanish, English 2nd semester
Fourth-year subjects
Name Type Credits Teaching
language
Period
20627 - International Economics Mandatory 6,0 Spanish, English 1st semester
20628 - Management and Incentives in Organisations Mandatory 6,0 Catalan 1st semester
20629 - Final Degree Project Final Degree Project 12,0 2nd semester
20630 - Practical Placements External Placements 18,0 Spanish 2nd semester
Elective subjects
Name Type Credits Teaching
language
Period
20632 - Survey Analysis and Multivariate Techniques Elective 6,0 Spanish 1st semester
20639 - Administrative Law Elective 3,0 Spanish 1st semester
20647 - Corporation Tax Elective 6,0 Spanish 1st semester
20648 - Consumption Tax Elective 6,0 Spanish 1st semester
20654 - European Economics Elective 6,0 Catalan 1st semester
20657 - Progress of Spain in International Order Elective 6,0 Spanish 1st semester
21145 - Business English Elective 6,0 English 1st semester, 2nd semester
20214 - History of the Current World Elective 6,0 Catalan 2nd semester
20642 - Education and Labour Market Elective 6,0 Catalan 2nd semester
20646 - Personal Income Tax Elective 6,0 Spanish 2nd semester
20650 - Accountancy Elective 6,0 Spanish 2nd semester
20656 - History of Economic Thinking Elective 6,0 Spanish 2nd semester
21211 - Comporate Law Elective 6,0 Spanish 2nd semester
20631 - Economic and Political Regulation of Competition Elective 6,0
20633 - Regional and Urban Economics Elective 6,0
20634 - Transport Economics Elective 6,0
20635 - Economic Analysis of Tourism Elective 6,0
20636 - Environmental Assessment and Consulting Techniques Elective 6,0
20637 - Evaluation of Public Policies Elective 3,0
20638 - Public Management Elective 6,0
20640 - Public Sector Budgeting Elective 3,0
20641 - Management of Public Contracting Elective 3,0
20643 - Health Economics Elective 6,0
20644 - Environmental Policies Elective 6,0
20645 - Autonomic and Local Finance Elective 3,0
20649 - International Taxation Elective 3,0
20651 - Development Economics Elective 6,0
20652 - International Cooperation Elective 6,0
20653 - Economic Internationalization and Foreign Trade Elective 6,0
20655 - Public Policies and Development Elective 6,0

Calendar, specified by time groups

Timetable group Schedule Examinations
Degree in Economics 1st year g. 20 (m) English (PATHWAY IN ENGLISH 5-English 1-Catalan 4-Spanish) schedule examinations
Degree in Economics 1st year g. 21 (m) schedule examinations
Degree in Economics 1st year g. 22 (h) schedule examinations