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Dual Bachelor in Law and Business Administration

Derecho Ade
5 and a half years (375 ECTS credits)
Bilingual, Spanish

Vice Dean (Getafe): Mº Cruz Llamazares Calzadilla

Vice Dean (Colmenarejo): Gema Rosado Iglesias

- Bilingual option only in Getafe campus.

- The bachelor's degree in Business Administration is accredited by AACSB.



The Dual Bachelor’s Degree in Law and Business Administration is geared towards students who wish to receive a competitive education within different areas of business, public organizations and legal entities at the national and international level. Through a rigorous quality education, students acquire solid knowledge, as well as develop abilities essential for coping in the worlds of law and business.

This degree, highly competitive at the international level, can be studied in a bilingual mode and has agreements with outstanding European and North American universities to foster the international mobility of students.

Students can also participate in the Legal Clinic, where they work in legal assessment free of charge for individuals in situations of special social vulnerability, and in international competitions between law students (MOOT).

These studies include all the content that is taught in both degree programs separately. At the end of the program, students will receive two degrees, one in Law and another in Business Administration, with the professional advantages that this entails.

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



  • 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.

  • Euopean Mobility

    European Mobility

  • Non European Mobility

    Non European Mobility

Profile and career opportunities

  • Entry profile

    Entry profile

    The Dual Degrees or Double Degrees in Law-Economics and Law-Business Administration aim to offer students an education that is comprehensive but mixed or heterogeneous. Thus, due to this mixed or heterogeneous component, in the educational stage just prior to this, students need to have had a mixed focus: both humanities oriented (especially useful for the subjects corresponding to the Law degree, although not absolutely essential), and a good education in mathematics (for later development and extension in the various subjects corresponding to the degrees in Economics and Business Administration). In any case, students must have a good disposition for logical and abstract reasoning and a clear capability for critical reasoning.

    It is no less important that they enter University with an entrepreneurial spirit and clear enthusiasm for learning and applying knowledge. Therefore, it is absolutely necessary that the students are aware that daily work (and not just class attendance) is what will enable them to reach the objectives sought with the Dual Degrees. Also a good capacity for oral and written expression and analysis and synthesis are required.

    Application for a place in the degree

  • Graduate Profile

    Graduated profile

    Due to the mixed component of the Dual Degrees or Double Degrees in Law-Economics and Law-Business Administration, this comprehensive education the graduate profile is tremendously versatile.

    Dual Degree graduates can work professionally both in the public and private sectors. In this respect, they have the advantages inherent in holding two official degrees, and, depending on their preference, they can orient their professional career towards the fields of law or economics-business or both, as they have knowledge that those who only hold one degree do not have.

    Thus, the profile of graduates, on the one hand, is identical to that of Law Degree graduates and, with the exception of lawyers or prosecutors (given that as of 2011 Law graduates will no longer be able to enter these professions directly from an undergraduate degree, but will have to do a postgraduate degree), they can carry out all those professional activities related to the legal world. The enormous number of competitive examinations open to graduates is especially noteworthy. These are examinations in areas such as judicature, notaries, prosecution, state legal service, etc…. for which, in some cases, knowledge in Economics and/or Business Administration can prove very useful and place them in a privileged position in comparison with their competitors.

    Furthermore, focusing on the economics-business branch, graduates leave the University with the possibility of carrying out any job within the area of business management or management of public institutions, not to mention that they also have sufficient capability to create and manage their own companies. And, in the same way, the rigorous legal knowledge they have will make it possible for them to professionally advise companies on legal matters from a more privileged position than their competitors.

    General skills of the Bachelor’s Degree in Law

    Basic Skills: 

    CB1        Students have demonstrated possession and understanding of knowledge in an area of study that builds on the foundation of general secondary education, and is usually at a level that, while relying on advanced textbooks, also includes some aspects that involve knowledge from the cutting edge of their field of study

    CB2        Students are able to apply their knowledge to their work or vocation in a professional manner and possess the competences usually demonstrated through the development and defence of arguments and problem solving within their field of study.

    CB3        Students have the ability to gather and interpret relevant data (usually within their field of study) in order to make judgements which include reflection on relevant social, scientific or ethical issues.

    CB4        Students should be able to communicate information, ideas, problems and solutions to both specialist and non-specialist audiences

    CB5        Students will have developed the learning skills necessary to undertake further study with a high degree of autonomy.


    General Skills:          

    CG1    Know how to develop personal criteria in the selection and application of knowledge.

    CG2     Know the necessary skills to search for information in different sources and media.

    CG3     Know the dynamics of participation in seminars, tutorials and other academic activities.

    CG4       Know the skills of organisation, analysis and synthesis.

    CG5       Know how to express oneself orally and in writing on specific subjects.

    CG6       Have collective discussion skills.

    CG7       Develop social, economic and environmental awareness.

    CG8      Acquire a civic, ethical and deontological commitment.

    CG9      Know and integrate the principles and values of the culture of peace and of democratic political systems.

    CG10    To become aware of the importance of the recognition and defence of fundamental rights.

    CG11    Acquire a personal and collective commitment to the respect and protection of the principles of equality between men and women, equal opportunities and universal accessibility for people with disabilities.


    Tranversal Skill:

    CT1        Be able to work in multidisciplinary and/or international teams and to organise and plan the work, making the right decisions based on the information available, gathering and interpreting relevant data to make judgements and critical thinking within the area of study.

    CT2        Be able to present and write correctly a topic or compose a discourse following a logical order, providing accurate information and in accordance with established grammatical and lexical rules.

    CT3        Be able to assess the reliability and quality of information and its sources, using such information in an ethical manner, avoiding plagiarism, and in accordance with the academic and professional conventions of the area of study.

    CT4        Acquire basic humanistic knowledge that will enable the student to complete their cross-disciplinary training profile.

    CT5       Knowing and being able to handle interpersonal skills on initiative and responsibility, negotiation, emotional intelligence, etc. as well as calculation tools that allow the consolidation of the basic technical skills required in any professional field.


    Specific Skills:           

    CE1      Knowing the techniques of public speaking and legal argumentation.

    CE2      Possess data evaluation and processing skills.

    CE3      Apply organisational and critical knowledge management skills.

    CE4     To develop critical thinking skills

    CE5     Solving complex legal problems.

    CE6     Knowing research techniques.

    CE7     Mastering the fundamental concepts and principles of the different sectors of the legal system.

    CE8     Knowing and coming into contact with professional legal practice.

    CE9     Develop skills related to the handling of legal sources (legal, jurisprudential and doctrinal).

    CE10    Knowing how to write legal documents and reports.

    CE11    Knowing how to deal with and resolve legal issues in one or more foreign languages.

    CE12   Mastering the legal techniques required for holding positions of responsibility in the different public administrations.

    CE13    To develop legal knowledge adapted to the areas of business and commercial relations.

    CE14    To develop the necessary knowledge and skills in the fields of management, auditing and consultancy.

    CE15    Knowing the phases, formalities and procedural principles specific to the different jurisdictional orders.

    CE16    Acquire the knowledge and skills required for the development of a professional activity in international and community spheres, organisations and institutions.

    CE17    Know how to analyse, develop and defend individually a problem in the disciplinary field of the degree, applying the knowledge, skills, tools and strategies acquired or developed in it.

    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 in Law

    1. Haber adquirido conocimientos avanzados y demostrado una comprensión de los  aspectos teóricos y prácticos, así como de la  metodología de trabajo en el campo del Derecho, con  una profundidad que llegue hasta la vanguardia del  conocimiento

    2. Poder, mediante argumentos o procedimientos elaborados y sustentados por  ellos mismos, aplicar sus conocimientos, la comprensión de estos y sus capacidades de  resolución de problemas en ámbitos laborales complejos o profesionales y especializados  que requieren el uso de ideas creativas e innovadoras

    3.Tener la capacidad de recopilar e interpretar datos e informaciones sobre las que fundamentar sus conclusiones, empleando el sistema de fuentes del Derecho y su metodología de interpretación e incluyendo, cuando sea preciso y pertinente, la reflexión sobre asuntos de índole social, científica o ética en el ámbito de su campo de estudio;

    4.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;

    5.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;

    6.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).

    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

    External Internships for the Degree in Law

    Public Organizations:

    • Secretaría General Técnica del Ministerio de Justicia
    • Gabinete Técnico del Tribunal Supremo
    • Audiencia Nacional 
    • Juzgados de primera instancia
    • Consejería de Economía, Empleo y Competitividad de la CAM
    • Abogacía General de la CAM
    • Ilustre Colegio de Abogados de Madrid. Servicios de Orientación Jurídica. Extranjería

    Law firms and private entities:

    • Cuatrecasas
    • Sánchez Blanco y Ruiz-Giménez
    • International Lawyers and Legal Advisors
    • Schiller Abogados y Rechtsanwaelte
    • Boston Consulting Group
    • Garrido Asesores Fiscales
    • Ramón y Cajal Abogados

    Legal departments of NGOs:

    • CEAR
    • CERMI
    • Fundación Secretariado Gitano

    External Internships for the Degree in Business Administration:

    • 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 Santander
    • Banco de España
    • Banco Popular Español
    • Bankia S.A.
    • Caixabank Assest Management Sgiic S.A.
    • Danone S.A.
    • Deloitte
    • Dupont
    • Ey
    • Ford Motor Company
    • HP Hewllet Packard
    • Microsoft Iberica S.R.L.
    • Nestle España S.A.
    • Toshiba 
    • Toyota
    • Warner Bros Entertaiment
    • Yesos Ibericos S.A. (Grupo Uralita)
  • Career opportunities

    Career opportunities

    Career Opportunities for the Degree in Law:

    • Lawer
    • Industrial property agent
    • Legal advisor
    • Labor advisor
    • Labor auditor
    • Family mediator
    • Solicitor
    • Human resources technician
    • Compliance manager
    • Senior technician in occupational risk prevention
    • Property, mercantile and movable property register
    • Aministrative manager
    • State Lawyer
    • Public prosecutor
    • Jodge or magistrate
    • Notary public
    • Court clerk
    • Civil administrator of the State
    • Diplomat 
    • Inspector of the National Police Corps
    • Military legal corps 
    • Labor inspector
    • Treasury inspector of technician

    This degree allows access to the Master's Degree, wich qualifies for the practice od law in Spain

    Career Opportinities for the Degree in Business Administration:

    Graduates of the degree ca carry out their profesional activity in the following areas:

    • Head of personnel administration
    • Marketing manager
    • Export manager
    • Head of training and development
    • Product manager
    • Marketing director
    • Director of communication
    • Quality manager
    • CEO
    • Human resources manager
    • Logistic director
    • Purchasing manager
    • Financial or securities analyst
    • Risk analyst
    • Real state agent
    • Actuary
    • Auditor of accounts
    • Internal auditor
    • Export sales representative
    • Strategic consultant
    • Insurance broker
    • Bank clerk
    • Market research technician
    • Corporate social responsibility technician
    • Local development agent
    • State commercial diplomates
    • State Insurance inspector
    • Treasury inspector or technician
    • Specialist in baking transparency and market conduct

Study in english

Studies with bilingual option

In this degree, the university offers the opportunity to study in English more than half of the subjects of the studies program. 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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Facts about this dual bachelor

Year of implementation: 2008

Places offered:

  • Getafe Campus: 135
  • Colmenarejo Campus: 85

Official Code: 7000000

Bachelor's Degree Quality indicators (Getafe)

Bachelor's Degree Quality indicators (Colmenarejo)

Labor insertion of the Degree

Link to publication in Official universities, centres and degrees registry

Teaching staff and teaching plan

Courses of the studies plan and teaching staff