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Bachelor in Business Administration

Imagen Administración de Empresas
4 years (240 ECTS credits)
Spanish, English

Vice Dean (Getafe): Fernando Muñoz Bullón

Vice Dean (Colmenarejo): Gema Rosado Iglesias

English option will only be available on the Getafe Campus.



The Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration is for students who are looking for quality training in the areas of business and public organizations, at the national and international level.

Through rigorous high-quality training, students acquire sound knowledge, skills and abilities essential for problem solving in their future careers.

This degree, highly competitive at the international level, can be pursued in a bilingual modality, English and Spanish, and encourages students to study abroad through  thecollaboration agreements it has with first-rate European and US universities.

Employability and profesional internships

UC3M has agreements with over 3000 companies and institutions in which students can undertake internships and access job openings.

A total of 93.4 % of graduates from this University enter the job market the first year after finishing their studies, according to the 2019 XXIV Estudio de Inserción Profesional (Professional Placement Study).


International Excellence

QS Europe Ranking
QS Graduate Employability Ranking
The Global University Employability Ranking and Survey
Erasmus Plus


  • Language requirement: a B2 level of English language must be accredited before finishing the studies. More information.

Year 2 - Semester 1

General subjects
Game Theory6CEnglish Spanish
Macroeconomics6CEnglish Spanish
Management Accounting6CEnglish Spanish
Skills: Humanities6BCEnglish Spanish
Statistics II6CEnglish Spanish

Year 2 - Semester 2

General subjects
Commercial Law6CEnglish Spanish
Econometrics6CEnglish Spanish
Financial Economics6CEnglish Spanish
Digital skills for data procesing: advanced level3BCEnglish Spanish
Organization Behaviour6CEnglish Spanish
Soft Skills3BCEnglish Spanish

Year 3 - Semester 1

General subjects
Marketing6CEnglish Spanish
Organizational Economics6CSpanish
Electives: Recommended 18 creditsNo dataNo dataNo data

Year 3 - Semester 2

General subjects
Financial Management6CEnglish Spanish
Marketing Management6CEnglish Spanish
Electives: Recommended 18 creditsNo dataNo dataNo data

Any of elective courses could not be offered in a specific year. You can check it in schedules page.







BC: Basic Core
C: Compulsory
E: Electives
BT: Bachelor Thesis








  • Exchange programs

    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

    European mobility

  • Non european mobility

    Non european mobility

Profile and career opportunities

  • Entry 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.

    Application for a place in the degree

  • Graduate profile

    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 of the Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration


    CB1        Que los estudiantes hayan demostrado poseer y comprender conocimientos en un área de estudio que parte de la base de la educación secundaria general, y se suele encontrar a un nivel que, si bien se apoya en libros de texto avanzados, incluye también algunos aspectos que implican conocimientos procedentes de la vanguardia de su campo de estudio

    CB2        Que los estudiantes sepan aplicar sus conocimientos a su trabajo o vocación de una forma profesional y posean las competencias que suelen demostrarse por medio de la elaboración y defensa de argumentos y la resolución de problemas dentro de su área de estudio

    CB3        Que los estudiantes tengan la capacidad de reunir e interpretar datos relevantes (normalmente dentro de su área de estudio) para emitir juicios que incluyan una reflexión sobre temas relevantes de índole social, científica o ética

    CB4        Que los estudiantes puedan transmitir información, ideas, problemas y soluciones a un público tanto especializado como no especializado

    CB5        Que los estudiantes hayan desarrollado aquellas habilidades de aprendizaje necesarias para emprender estudios posteriores con un alto grado de autonomía



    CG1       Understand the body of knowledge defining Business Administration as a scientific discipline (including theories, history, methods, techniques)

    CG2       Be able to formulate, debate and defend critical argumentations, employing precise and specialized terminology on business phenomena, using concept and methodologies to analyze the different disciplines of Business Administration

    CG3       Be able to manage, identify, gather and interpret relevant information on questions related with the business sphere.

    CG4       Know qualitative and quantitative research techniques, and be able to assess which of them are the most appropriate for its application to Business Administration

    CG5       Be able to apply the scientific method to relevant entrepreneurial and economic questions, in order to state a problem in this area, and identify a method that allows to carefully interpret the available data

    CG6       Know how to give out judgements including an ethic thought on fundamental topics of business and economic character



    CT1        Know and be able to use interpersonal abilities on initiative and responsibility, negotiation, emotional intelligence, etc., as well as other computation tools that allow to consolidate the technical basic techniques needed in in the professional sphere.

    CT2        Be able to establish good interpersonal communication and work in multidisciplinary and international teams.

    CT3        Be able to organize and plan their work, taking correct decisions based on available information, gathering and interpreting relevant data in order to express judgements and critical thinking in their field of study

    CT4        Be able to dedicate themselves to autonomous long-life learning, that enables them to adapt to new situations



    CE1        Create and direct companies and organizations based on responding to the changes in the environment in which one operates.

    CE2        Know the functioning of the different functional departments in a company (production, marketing, human resources, finance, etc.), and develop with ease any management task in them.

    CE3        Elaborate, interpret and audit economic-financial information of entrepreneurial entities, and assess on them, in order to be able to contribute important data for business decision making.

    CE4        Understand the fundamental elements of the national and international economic environment in which the company develops its activities (national and international institutions, the basic phenomena of the Spanish and international economy, the fiscal system and the basic economic laws that influence on the company).

    CE5        Address the effects of the presence of uncertainty in the problems that consumers and companies have to face, the implications of risk aversion (or risk neutrality), the role of information and its value, as well as the strategic interaction among economic agents.

    CE6        Learn how to apply statistical methods in order to run lineal regressions and contrast hypotheses, as well as understand the nature of the different variables of an economic problem

    CE7        Understand the diverse nature of the diverse variables of an economic problem, and solve it using concepts from linear algebra, matrix algebra, and differential calculus

    CE8        Understand the juridical regime of the diverse instruments of the law of industrial property for the use of companies (patents, trademarks, commercial names, or industrial designs, among others), as well as the juridical foundations of the Spanish juridical regime, and the basic rules that rule the exchange of goods and services

    CE9        Understand and summarize the functioning of the different instruments (public and private), available to the entrepreneur in order to finance his/her activities.

    CE10      Learn the main instruments for the analysis of the competitive situation of a company

    CE11      Understand the importance of technological and demographic changes, as well as the accumulation of physical capital in order to explain the observed differences in the levels of wealth across countries

    CE12      Apply the fundamental notions and techniques for the management of human resources and labor contracting, both from the point of view of the employee and the employer.

    CE13      Learn concepts related with the market behavior that are useful in the commercial management of the company

    CE14      Ability to solve the determinants that evolve in any entrepreneurial organization (need to innovate, need to constantly update knowledge, relationship with external and internal clients and suppliers, decision making under uncertainty, efficient time management, ¿), applying knowledge of theoretical-practical nature

    CE15      Become familiar with the main instruments for the analysis of the competitive situation of the company under the scenario of digital transformation

    CE 16     Develop entrepreneurial initiatives and creative capabilities for the proposal and development of innovative business ideas, using the main tolos to créate, develop and implement an innovative business addressing the challenges in current society

    CE17      To know how to analyze, elaborate and defend individually a problem and its solution within the disciplinary scope of the Degree, applying the knowledge, skills, tools and strategies acquired or developed in it.

    Learning Outcomes of the Bachelor's Degree of Business Administration

    RA1. Haber adquirido conocimientos avanzados y demostrado una comprensión de los aspectos teóricos y prácticos y de la metodología de trabajo en las diferentes disciplinas de estudio en el ámbito de la empresa con una profundidad que llegue hasta la vanguardia del conocimiento.

    RA2. Poder, mediante argumentos o procedimientos elaborados y sustentados por ellos mismo, aplicar sus conocimientos, la comprensión de éstos y sus capacidades de resolución de problemas en el ámbito empresarial, requiriendo el uso de ideas creativas e innovadoras.

    RA3. Tener la capacidad de recopilar e interpretar datos e informaciones sobre las que fundamentar sus conclusiones incluyendo, cuando sea preciso y pertinente, la reflexión sobre asuntos de índole social, científica o ética en el ámbito de la empresa.

    RA4. Ser capaces de desenvolverse en situaciones complejas o que requieran el desarrollo de nuevas soluciones tanto en el ámbito académico como laboral o profesional dentro de su campo de estudio;

    RA5. Saber comunicar a todo tipo de audiencias (especializadas o no) de manera clara y precisa, conocimientos, metodologías, ideas, problemas y soluciones en el ámbito de su campo de estudio.

    RA6. Ser capaces de identificar sus propias necesidades formativas en su campo de estudio y entorno laboral o profesional y de organizar su propio aprendizaje con un alto grado de autonomía en todo tipo de contextos (estructurados o no).

  • External internships

    External internships

    This is a selection where students of this degree can do their internships:

    • 3M España S.L.
    • Abengoa S.A.
    • AC Hoteles S.A.
    • Adidas España
    • Air Europa Lineas Aereas S.A.
    • Airbus Group
    • Apple Inc
    • Banca March
    • Banco de España
    • Banco Popular Español S.A.
    • Banco Santander S.A.
    • Bankia S.A.
    • Caixabank Asset Management SGIIC S.A.
    • Danone S.A.
    • Deloitte
    • Dupont
    • Ey
    • Ford Motor Company
    • HP Hewlett Packard
    • Microsoft Ibérica S.R.L.
    • Nestle España S.A.
    • Toshiba
    • Toyota
    • Warner bros Entertaiment
    • Yesos Ibéricos S.A.
  • Career opportunities

    Career opportunities

    Graduates of the degree can carry out their professional activities in the following areas:

    • Head of personal administration 
    • Marketing manager
    • Export manager
    • Head of training and development
    • Product manager
    • Marketing director 
    • Director of communication 
    • Quality Manager
    • CEO
    • Human resources manager
    • Logistics director
    • Purchasing manager
    • Financial or securities analyst
    • Risk analyst
    • Real estate agent
    • Actuary
    • Auditor of accounts
    • Internal auditor
    • Export sales representative
    • Strategic consultant
    • Insurace broker
    • Bank clerk
    • Market research technician
    • Corporate social responsibility Technician
    • Local development Agent
    • State commercial diplomates
    • State insurance inspector
    • Treasury inspector or tecnician
    • Specialist in banking transparency and market condut

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.

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