Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration
As the name implies, the degree in Business Administration is directed towards students who are looking for rigorous high-quality instruction and wish to acquire the knowledge, skills and abilities essential for developing their future careers and for equipping them to compete fully in the different areas of business and of public organisations. This degree has two fundamental characteristics:
1. The academic capacities of the faculty. The academic staff must be fully dedicated to the University, by which we refer both to their teaching responsibilities and also to complementary academic activity at the highest level.
2. International focus. The main principles which underpin the design of this new Degree is the internationalization of the qualification, through both student and teacher exchanges. The whole new structure of the course content together with the new teaching methodology, completely adapted to the European Higher Education Area, are tangible evidence of this goal. Students can verify that the course content is comparable to that of any top European university.
Furthermore, teaching methodology has been restructured to facilitate a reduction in class size to a maximum of 40 students, whose efforts are assessed through a process of continuous assessment. What do we achieve through these two features? First and fundamentally that students receive up-to-date training of the highest quality and second, a course which is highly competitive at an international level.
Likewise, these two features facilitate a range of options for the students:
a) The possibility of doing the degree in English within the university itself (Bilingual Groups).
b) A wide range of options which offer the chance to study in an international university, as a result of collaboration agreements with prestigious European and US universities.
Furthermore, the degree in Business Administration aims to provide students with values and problem-solving skills which transcend the purely professional area.
The current syllabus consists of four years of study, although outstanding students would have the chance to obtain their degree in three years. Each academic year is divided into two semesters. The first two years consist of compulsory subjects which lay the methodological and cognitive foundations within our branch of the Science.
The degree in Business Administration is a clear example of the dedication and efforts of the Carlos III University of Madrid, since its creation, to provide quality public university education. To achieve this goal, the university community who teach and offer their services within the framework of this degree are obliged to undergo a process of regular monitoring, improvement and analysis of the results obtained. This process requires dedication from faculty and students. Without their contribution it would not be possible to achieve the objectives of the degree in Business Administration.
Dr. Fernando Muñoz Bullón. Associate Dean of the Business Administration Degree program
- Study program
Course 1 - Semester 1
General subjects Subjects ECTS TYPE Language Introduction to patrimonial law 6 BC Principles of Economics 6 BC Introduction to business administration 6 BC Information Skills 3 BC Writing and communication skills 3 BC Mathematics for Economics I 6 C
Course 2 - Semester 1
General subjects Subjects ECTS TYPE Language Skills: Humanities 6 BC Macroeconomics 6 C Statistics II 6 C Game Theory 6 C Management Accounting 6 C
Course 3 - Semester 1
General subjects Subjects ECTS TYPE Language Marketing 6 C Organizational Economics 6 C Electives - choose 18 credits Financial Accounting 6 E Spanish fiscal system 6 E Organizational Design 6 E Consumer Behaviour 6 E The origins of the modern firm 6 E Multivariate techniques for data analysis 6 E Financial systems and institutions 6 E Labor Sociology 6 E Antitrust Law 6 E
Course 3 - Semester 2
General subjects Subjects ECTS TYPE Language Marketing Management 6 C Financial Management 6 C Electives - choose 18 credits Monetary and financial economics 6 E Financial statement analysis 6 E Optimization and simulation for business 6 E Markets Research 6 E Industrial Organization 6 E International Financing 6 E Innovation and technological change 6 E Financial market law 6 E Dynamic and financial econometrics 6 E
Course 4 - Semester 1
General subjects Subjects ECTS TYPE Language Strategic Management 6 C Operations Management 6 C Electives - choose 18 credits Research Techniques 6 E Bank Management 6 E Methods for quality control 6 E International Trade 6 E Human resource management 6 E Entrepreneurship and small business management 6 E Professional Internships 18 E
Course 4 - Semester 2
General subjects Subjects ECTS TYPE Language Bachelor Thesis 12 BT Electives - choose 18 credits Asset Valuation 6 E Supply chain management 6 E Prediction Techniques 6 E International business management 6 E Accounting for top management 6 E Dynamic forces in economic growth 6 E Financial and service marketing 6 E Family business management 6 E Labour law and social security 6 E
- Exchange programs
The Erasmus programme permits UC3M first degree and post graduate students to spend one or several terms at one of the European universities with which UC3M has special agreements or take up an Erasmus Placement, that is a work placement or internship at an EU company. These exchanges are funded with Erasmus Grants which are provided by the EU and the Spanish Ministry of Education.
The non-european mobility program enables UC3M degree students to study one or several terms in one of the international universities with which the university has special agreements. It also has funding from the Banco Santander and the UC3M.
These places are offered in a public competition and are awarded to students with the best academic record and who have passed the language threshold (English, French, German etc..) requested by the university of destination.
- European mobility
- Non european mobility
Non european mobility
- Exchange programs
- Student profile
- Entry profile
The new students must be aware that what he wants the Degree in Business Administration is to provide training competitive as possible in the field of management and business management. For this reason, the level of exigency to be growing along the degree and therefore you should face the degree with the following attitudes:
- Responsibility. You need to be aware that the daily work is the one that will achieve the objectives and the level of effort that will mark the level of results.
- Receptivity. You will need to be open to all new ideas to be addressed in the degree.
- Curiosity, dynamism. You has to be an entrepreneur, willing to discover new aspects of yourself.
The knowledge acquired in high school or equivalent studies will be necessary to start the Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration. It's advisable that students have the following capabilities:
- Numerical Reasoning. Ease of numerical calculations.
- Logical reasoning. Ability to understand causal relationships and their effects.
- Abstract reasoning. Ability to distance themselves from the problems so we can gain insights that enable its resolution.
- Concentration. Ability to focus voluntarily on an activity in isolation from other events that occur around them.
These capabilities, however, are not essential at the start of Grado, since the same ones will be acquired and worked in the right measure over the entire grade. What it is considered essential are those previously mentioned attitudes.
- Graduate profile
The overall objective of the Degree in Business Administration is to train people who are able to create their own businesses. Also be able to play any kind of role in the field of leadership and management in companies or other public or private agencies. In order to meet this objective, a student who completes the Degree in Business Administration should be able to approach any problem with scientific rigor, using all the knowledge, skills and attitudes needed in the field of study Business Administration.
Based on this objective, the overall profile of the graduate in Business Administration degree allows you to:
- Identify business initiatives
- Manage and administer companies or other public or private institutions
- Integrate in any functional area of an organization
- Solve problems in direction and management
- Perform tasks of advisory and business consulting
The student has a sufficiently wide range of electives to specialize in the following profiles:
- Financial Accounting Management
- General Organizational Management
- Marketing Management
Even the student can follow a methodological specialization to enable it to pursue a scientific career in the future.
General skills in Business Administration
The purpose of this degree qualification is for students to acquire the minimum general and specific skills and competences that they need in their studies in order to obtain their degree. In addition, the aforementioned Art. 3 contains details of the minimum competences required, however referring to Art. 3.5 of RD 1393/2007, and the attitudes students should adopt in applying these skills and competence.
Bloom's Taxonomy is the theoretical structure chosen to explain the fundamental competences required to educate students in this qualification. This theoretical framework not only defines the competence required, but classifies the learning objectives, based on the students' intellectual development. As in the case of any generic classification, this enables a detailed categorisation of a greater number of specifics which in our case result in the inclusion of an increased number of skills. However, in order to identify the skills and abilities required according to the Royal Decree and also those valued by Universidad Carlos III, an asterisk has been added to the previous section along with the following summary:
1. Art. 3.1 of Appendix I of RD 1393/2007 refers to the requisite attitude that students should demonstrate when applying any skill or competence and these have been considered specifically as follows:
- An attitude of respect to fundamental rights and equal gender rights.
- An attitude promoting Human Rights, principles of universal accessibility and equal opportunities.
- An attitude of non-discrimination and universal accessibility of disabled persons.
- Acting in accordance with the values proper to a culture of peace and democratic values.
2. Art. 3.2 of Appendix I of RD 1393/2007 requires 5 skills essential for the qualifications which we have classified as:
- Students have demonstrated that they possess and understand information and knowledge in an area that also includes some aspects implying familiarity with the latest developments in their field of study.
- Students know how to apply that knowledge to their work or professional vocation and possess the skills usually demonstrated by elaborating on and defending their arguments, and solving problems in their area of study;
- Students are able to compile and interpret relevant information for issuing opinions, including a reflection on relevant themes of a social, scientific or ethical nature.
- Students are able to transmit information, ideas, problems and solutions to both a specialised and non-specialist public;
- Students have developed those learning skills required to undertake further studies with a considerable degree of autonomy.
Summarising and specifying the ultimate goals of our qualification, these would be:
- Identifying and undertaking business initiatives
- Managing and administering companies or other public or private institutions.
- Integrating in any functional area of a business.
- Resolving management and administration problems
- Performing advisory and business consulting tasks.
- Entry profile
- Study in english
Studies with English option
This bachelor's degree is taught in spanish and english. Once you have been admitted, you will choose, at the time of enrollment, the language in which you will study in accordance with the following conditions:
- In groups in English, all works (classes, drills, exercises, tests, etc.) will be conducted in English.
- Along the first year, it must be established an English B2 level, performing a test, providing one of the supported official certificates or any way determined by the university. In the first weeks of the course will inform students how they can prove their level.
- The courses offered in English are in the studies program.
- In case there are more applications than places available in English, interested persons will be ranked according to their admission grade.
- If you are enrolled in English and exceed at least 50% of the credits offered at the UC3M, in the DS appear a mention of bilingual studies.
Facts about this bachelor's degree
Year of implementation: 2008
- Getafe Campus: 280
- Colmenarejo Campus: 50
Evaluation and monitoring
Verification report (UC3M)
Verification report (ANECA)
Monitoring report (Fundación madri+d)
System of Internal Quality Assurance
Departments involved in teaching
In the Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration teach courses the following University departments:
- Department of Private Law
- Department of Economics
- Department of Business Economics
- Department of Library and Information
- Department of Humanities: Philosophy, Language and Literature
- Department of Statistics
- Department of Social Sciences
- Department of Social Analysis
- Department of Mechanical Engineering
- Department of Social Law and Private International
Teaching staff and teaching plan