Degree in Economics

240 credits - Faculty of Economics and Business
Start Year
Minimum number of credits to be taken in the first year
  • 48 first-year subject credits for full-time students.
  • 24 credits for part-time students.
  • After the first year of registration, there is no minimum number of credits to take.
Public tuition prices per credit . Academic Year 2019-20
  • 1st registration : 13,53¤
  • 2nd registration : 30,05¤
  • 3rd registration : 65,06¤
  • 4th registration : 90,15¤


Core Skills

  1. Possess and understand the field of economics from a basis of general secondary education to a level which, although based on advanced textbooks, also includes some aspects that involve knowledge arising from the latest thinking in economics.
  2. Know how to apply economic knowledge in the workplace professionally and possess the skills that are generally shown in producing and defending arguments and problem solving.
  3. Be able to gather and interpret relevant data in the field of economics to issue opinions that include a reflection on relevant social, scientific or ethical topics.
  4. Be able to transmit economic information, ideas, problems and solutions to both a specialised and general audience.
  5. Have developed the necessary learning skills to be able to undertake further studies with a high level of independence.

Specific Skills

  1. Contribute to good resource allocation management at private and public organisations.
  2. Spot important economic problems linked to resource allocation in general, and plan for them accordingly in private and public organisations.
  3. Provide a rational approach to analysing and describing any aspect linked to economic realities.
  4. Assess the impact of different types of activity and select the best options based on the objectives.
  5. Produce assessment reports on specific economic situations (international, national or regional) or their sectors.
  6. Undertake international, national or regional economic management projects.
  7. Join a business management team.
  8. Identify relevant economic information sources and their content.
  9. Comprehend economic and financial institutions as resulting from the application of theoretical or formal approaches to how the economy functions.
  10. Detect important information that non-financial experts would find impossible to spot.
  11. Analyse the economic reality by using a proposed theoretical framework whilst being aware of its strengths and weaknesses.
  12. Contextualise economic issues by using formal models, knowing how to incorporate wide aspects or variations into the basic model starting points that comply with the established base hypotheses, whilst being aware of their strengths and weaknesses.

General Skills

  1. Habitually use information and communication technology in the professional workplace.
  2. Read and communicate in English in the workplace.
  3. Apply professional criteria to analysing problems using technical tools.
  4. Communicate fluently in the workplace and teamwork.
  5. Analyse problems with critical reasoning, without preconceptions, precisely and thoroughly.
  6. Defend a standpoint by demonstrating and appreciating the basis for other, contrary viewpoints.
  7. An ability to summarise.
  8. Contribute in your professional capacity to progress in Human Rights, democratic principles, equal opportunities and universal access, peace, solidarity and environmental protection.