Study plan Bachelor's Degree in Business Management and Administration

Basic skills

  • Students must have and understand knowledge of an area of study built on the basis of general secondary education, and while it relies on some advanced textbooks it also includes some aspects coming from the forefront of its field of study.
  • Students must be capable of applying their knowledge to their work or vocation in a professional way and they should have building arguments and problem resolution skills within their area of study.
  • Students must be capable of collecting and interpreting relevant data (usually within their area of study) in order to make statements that reflect social, scientific or ethic relevant issues.
  • Students must be capable of communicating information, ideas, problems and solutions to both specialised and non-specialised audiences.
  • Students must develop the necessary learning skills to undertake further training with a high degree of autonomy.

Specific skills

  • Identify the economic agents that make up an economy, understanding how they have been interrelated to date, how they are currently interrelated and forecast futures according to new circumstances and their influence on a specific company.
  • Identify the positive contributions that companies make to society, developing socially responsible management and encouraging the development of objective instruments that allow for the measurement and valuation of such contributions.
  • Manage conflicts of interest and in particular conflicts involving proposals for the fair distribution of value generated.
  • Apply theoretical knowledge to improve relations with clients and suppliers, identifying the advantages and disadvantages of those relations for both sides: company and client or supplier.
  • Apply theoretical knowledge of finances to improve relations with sources of financing, identifying the different forms of financing and the advantages and disadvantages for the company and the providers.
  • Identify company competition, how they interact among themselves and the optimum strategies that can be drawn up in each case to stimulate competitivity.
  • Identify improvements in the internal management process to stimulate company productivity.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of the processes for the implementation of company strategies.
  • Transmit company, department or work objectives clearly.
  • Evaluate the usefulness of accounting information for decision-making of different users.
  • Delegate decision making to the workers and provide them with the necessary incentives so that those decision arte taken in the interest of the company as a whole.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of the structure of institutions and the state, their evolution and the consequences of possible changes, to be able to make a positive contribution to the debate about the role they play in current society.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of the interrelationships between different economies, the role of national and international economies, their evolution and the consequences that may be produced for the company.
  • Adapt professional activity and company management to the prevailing legislation.
  • Apply mathematical instruments to synthesise complex economic-business situations.
  • Identify, justify and reason the appropriate decisions according to the basic parameters of a business problem.
  • Apply the basic statistics for improving processes of analysis and systematisation of business information and learn rigorously and scientifically about the company chain of value.
  • Apply the basic statistics for improving capacity for work in situations of risk, understanding their origins and developing possible strategies for reducing or mitigating their effects.
  • Know how to handle the analytical framework and empirical knowledge that is offered by the economy on international relations and the most important economic areas.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of mathematical language and some methods of demonstration.
  • Analyse quantitative and qualitative information referring to economic phenomena and variables.
  • Identify the forces that govern demand and supply.
  • Contextualise economic problems in historical terms.
  • Identify the processes that govern the functioning of markets in different competition regimes in different scenarios of interrelation and in different timeframes.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the basic and intermediate foundations of macroeconomics.
  • Identify and apply econometric methodology to respond to the problems that appear in the empirical study of some economic data.
  • Demonstrate a capacity for integration within a work environment and apply the skills and competencies acquired during the degree course.
  • Demonstrate a capacity for analysis and synthesis in applying the skills and competencies acquired during the degree course to question in the area of economics or business.
  • Generate and transmit the appropriate accounting information at all times to the information needs of different users.
  • Using accounting information as a tool for assessment and diagnosis.

Transversal skills

  • Capacity for oral and written communication in Catalan, Spanish and English, which enables synthesis and oral and written presentation of the work carried out.
  • Select and generate the information necessary for each problem, analyse it and take decisions based on that information.
  • Take decisions in situations of uncertainty, demonstrating an entrepreneurial and innovative attitude. Organise the work in terms of good time management, organisation and planning.
  • Demonstrate initiative and work individually when the situation requires it.
  • Work well in a team, being able to argue proposals and validate or reject the arguments of others in a reasoned manner.
  • Lead multidisciplinary and multicultural teams, implementing new projects and coordinating, negotiating and managing conflicts.
  • Capacity for adapting to changing environments.
  • Use of the available information technology and adaptation to new technological environments.
  • Capacity for independent learning in the future, gaining more profound knowledge of previous areas or learning new topics.
  • Value ethical commitment in professional practice.
  • Show motivation for carrying out quality work and sensitivity to the consequences for the environment and society.