Bachelor's degree in Economics
The degree in Economics in English focuses on the study of how societies make decisions on how to allocate available resources, by choosing from different alternatives, to achieve proposed objectives in aspects such as economic growth, inflation, unemployment, income distribution, discrimination, public revenue and spending, pollution, poverty, etc.
The Bachelor's Degree in Economics provides students with skills in the two areas the degree is divided into: microeconomics, which examines the behaviour and decisions taken by individuals, homes and businesses when exchanging goods, as well as the interaction between governmental policies and the market; and macroeconomics, which offers a more global vision of the totality of economic activities. The knowledge obtained allows students later to take the most appropriate decisions when working with both public organisations and private enterprises.
One of the advantages of this degree is that students have the option of choosing one of the following minors: Economic Analysis and Quantitative Methods; growth International Economics; Public Economics and Spatial Analysis; and Economics and Management.
The Faculty of Economics and Business Studies offers students the chance to take part in exchange programmes and work placements under the prestigious University and Business Programme and the Multiregional International Business Management Programme (MIBP).
The faculty includes one of the most important departments of Applied Economics in Spain and is highly regarded thanks to its research tasks in fields such as migrations. Another entity worth mentioning is the CSIC's Institute of Economic Analysis, located at the UAB campus and with a very productive relation with the departments of the faculty.
Student ProfileCertain aptitudes are advisable for taking this degree in Economics:
- Sensitivity towards the current economic situation in general and social and political affairs.
- A facility for analytic skills.
Basic knowledge of mathematics and computer tools, as well as English, is recommendable.
Career optionsGraduates in Economics are able to opt for a variety of professional profiles. Traditionally, they have worked as economists in public administration (local, autonomous region, state and EU levels), or other public organisations (hospitals, publicly-owned businesses etc.). They are also ideally trained to work in regulatory bodies, at both national and international level, in research units at financial and other institutions and in university research. Given the versatility provided by their training, they can also opt to work in the private sector as analysts: financial, monetary, market, public policy, sectorial, etc. Other possible areas, in either the public or the private sector are: setting up businesses, purchasing, production, logistics, research, quality, administration, accountancy, auditing, finance, human resources, sales, marketing, overall business management, etc.
EvaluationContinuous assessment, taking into account all the students' work in class, in practicums and in oral and written presentations, and exams.
TimetablesMornings and/or afternoons
Number of credits: 240 ECTS
Duration: 4 years
Period of study: Four academic years divided into two semesters each.
Part-time or full-time: Full-time dedication. Part-time option available.
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