Bachelor's degree in International Business Economics - Syllabus

Branch of knowledge Social and legal sciences
Duration Four academic years
Schedule This is a full-time study programme. Students are taught 2 hours of theory and attend a 90-minute seminar per subject per week. The rest of the training process takes place through personal work (each credit corresponds to 25 hours of training). There are 10 teaching weeks in each term.
Academic year From September to June
Fee €1,656.63
Languages All subjects are taught in English. It is essential that students' level of English be equivalent to B2 as defined by the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages, although passing a specific English language proficiency test is not an admission requirement.
Credits 240 ECTS credits Basic subjects: 60; compulsory subjects: 120; optional subjects (including external internship): 54; bachelor's degree final project: 6
Number of places on programme 90
Venue Ciutadella Campus
Organizer Faculty of Economic and Business Sciences
Application Online at www.accesnet.gencat.cat, from June to July

Credits

1st year

2nd year

3rd year

4th year

Total

Basic subjects (B)

35

25

 

 

60

Compulsory subjects (O)

25

35

60

120

Optional subjects (including internships) (Op)

 

 

54

54

End-of-Degree Project/Dissertation

 

 

 

6

6

Total

 

 

 

 

240

 

First year

NOTE
Codes corresponding to the Type Column
B: Basic subject matter
O: Compulsory subject matter

Term

Subject

Type

Credits

Description

Contents Competencies Field

1st

Introduction to Microeconomics

B

6

This subject will enable students to:
- Understand the fundamental concepts and regulations in a market economy: demand and supply, equilibrium prices and quantities, elasticities, etc. The dynamics of seminars and experiments will help students become familiar with these concepts.
Introduction to the bases of economics.
Supply and demand.
Determining prices and quantities: market equilibrium.
Comparative statics and elasticities.
Economic efficiency and welfare.
Imperfect markets and public economics: monopoly, externalities, minimum wages...
The role of the state in the economy. 
G1, G2, G3, G6, G9, G10, G11, G12, G16, G18, G21


Economics

1st

Data Analysis

B

6

This subject will enable students to:
- Handle databases and resources available at the university.
- Become familiar with the basic statistical concepts using computer applications, statistics and graphics. 
Computer tools to search for, store, process and communicate statistical and economic data.
Advanced use of spreadsheets.
Analysis and description of numerical or categorical univariate data.
Concept of centre and dispersion.
Calculation and interpretation of simple and complex indexes, of rates and of percentages.
Graphs and elementary analysis of time series.
The relation between numerical variables (correlation and regression line), between a numerical variable and a categorical variable and between categorical variables; graphs, tables and interpretation. 
G1, G5, G6, G10, G11, G12, G25  Statistics

1st

Mathematics I

O

5

This subject will enable students to:
- Understand the notation and algebraic manipulation in the context of univariate calculus.
- Acquire the basic concepts on the real line, real functions and univariate calculus.
- Understand the properties of real functions.
- Identify mathematical models applicable to the economy. 
Real functions of a variable.
Univariate differential and integral calculus. 
G5BIS, G10, G11  -

1st & 2nd

Business Economics

B

9

This subject will enable students to:
- Get a general overview of the company and its key functional areas.
- Analyze news on current affairs and related to the company.
- Prepare a business case and public presentations. 
Decision making within organisations.
Behavioral assumptions for the analysis of organisations.
The relation between enterprise and its economic environment.
Organisations and markets.
Decision and business strategy.
Introduction to the functional areas: production, investment, financing and commercialization.
Corporate finances: types of companies and the role of limited liability.
The management of organisations: coordination and motivation. 
G2, G3, G7, G8, G10, G11, G12, G17, G18, G20, G21, G22  -

2nd

Introduction to Macroeconomics

B

6

This subject will enable students to:
- Acquire the tools for a rigorous macroeconomic analysis and the use of models, and evaluate the economic and monetary policies. 
Production, distribution and use of the GDP.
Economic growth.
The labour market.
Money and inflation.
The IS-LM model.
The Phillips curve. 
G1, G3, G6, G9, G10, G11, G12, G14, G15  Economics

2nd

Mathematics II

O

5

This subject will enable students to:
- Understand the notation and algebraic manipulation in the context of linear and matrix algebra and its application to differential calculus in several variables.
- Acquire the basic concepts on matrix algebra and Euclidean spaces.
- Understand the properties of differential functions, as well as the techniques of differential calculus. Also, concepts and optimization (without restrictions) on several variables.
- Identify mathematical models applicable to the economy 
Introduction to linear algebra and differential calculus with different variables.
Techniques of comparative statics.
Introduction to mathematical programming. 
G5BIS, G10, G11 

2nd & 3rd

Introduction to Business Law

B

8

The course will allow students  to have  a first contact with the law and their economic implications. In particular, insist on contract law in economic relations. Students will be introduced to the diversity of legal systems and the specificity of international transactions.

Alternative legal system: Civil Law and Common Law.
General legal framework of economic and business activity: rules and actors.
Legal status of the property. Real Estate. Intellectual property.
Meal contracts. Contract in general. Main types of contract.
Company Law. Structure and governance of the main types of companies. And capital markets law.
Labor system of the company.
Elements of taxation of the company.
Elements of private and public international law.
G1, G2, G7, G8, G10, G11, G12, G20, G21 

3rd

Microeconomics I

O

5

This subject will enable students to:
- Understand the consumer's decision making process.
- Become familiar with the microeconomic variables that affect the performance of firms.
- Study the firm's decision making process under different market structures.
Consumer decisions: preferences and budget constraint.
Revealed preference, consumer surplus and aggregate demand.
Producer decisions: technology, profit maximization and cost minimization.
Perfect competition and market equilibrium.
Comparative statics, efficiency and welfare.
Theory of demand and production for the study of econometric applications.
-G7, G9, G10, G11, G16, G18, G20 

3rd

Introduction to Financial Accounting

O

5

This subject will enable students to:
- Carry out an accounting cycle.
- Elaborate a balance sheet and an income statement.
- Understand the workings of the double-entry accounting.
- Account the most common financial transactions.
Balance sheet.
Profit and loss account.
Drawing up the accounting cycle. 
G2, G3, G9, G10, G11, G13, G17, G20 
3rd Mathematics III

- Understand the notation and basic concepts on mathematical programming.
- Acquire the basic concepts on difference and differential equations, and their resolution methods.
- Interpret the graphical and symbolic form of constrained optimization problems.
- Identify mathematical models applicable to the economy.
Theory of optimization.
Difference and differential equations.
G5BIS, G10, G11

 

Second year

Term

Subject

Type

Credits

Description

Contents Competencies Field

1st

Macroeconomics I

O

5

- Become familiar with the main macroeconomic aggregates and how they relate with each other.
- Analyze and synthesize when using macroeconomic models.
Solow and Ramsey models.
Overlapping generations models.
Endogenous growth models.
Industrialization and development.
1, G2, G6, G9, G10, G11, G13, G14, G15, E2, E4 -

1st

Financial Statements Analysis

O

5

- Analyze the financial and patrimonial situation of a company.
- Analyze a firm's profitability.
- Study the different tools to contextualise (sector, size...) the previous analysis.
Analysis of financial and patrimonial structure.
Profitability analysis.
The main ratios.
G2, G3, G9, G10, G11, G13

1st & 2nd

Probability and Statistics

B

10

- Acquire the basic concepts of probability and statistical inference.
- Understand the basic statistical calculations and helpful IT tools.
- Identify the elements of a univariate statistical model.
- Use statistical packages and correctly interpret them.
Probability and mathematical expectation.
Conditional probability.
Distributions.
Descriptive statistics.
Estimation.
Contrast of hypotheses.
Simple regression model.
Use of statistic programmes.
G5, G9, G10, G11, G12, G19 Statistics

1st & 2nd

Economics and Business History

B

9

- Get a general overview of the main trends and patterns in the economy and in the company over time, with greater emphasis on the factors that generated the industrial revolution, the spread of economic growth and the instability in the global economy during the 20th century.
- Become familiar with the changing profiles in macroeconomic developments.
- Understand the relationship of these changes with the organizations and their microeconomic foundations, and how they have influenced economic change.
History of economics and business from the 17th until the 21st century.
Spanish and international economic history.
Microeconomic and business aspects, as well as macroeconomic matters (growth and current situation).
G1, G2, G3, G6, G7, G8, G9, G10, G11, G12, G13, G14, G19, G20, E4 Economics

2nd

Introduction to Game Theory

B

6

- Get a general overview of the basic concepts of strategic analysis that game theory develops.
- Analyze and evaluate the alternatives, both in static and dynamic contexts, in the fields of economy and business.
Introduction to game theory and its applications.
What is game theory and what is it used for?
Static games: Nash's equilibrium.
Applications of static games.
Dynamic games: perfect equilibrium in subgames.
Applications of dynamic games.
G2, G9, G10, G11, G12, G17, G18, G21 Economics

2nd

Economic Institutions and Markets

O

5

- Analyze the decision making process within organizations.
- Identify the environmental factors that influence the organizational design in business decisions.
- Get the methodological tools to study corporations, especially the economy of information.
- Analyze both case studies and articles.
Decision making within institutions.
The design of the institution: strategy and structure, different alternative organizational designs.
Incentives within the company: adverse selection and moral risk, design of incentive mechanisms within institutions.
Employment policy and human resources management, internal labour markets, hierarchies and promotions.
The company and its environment.
Market failures and the Coase theorem.
Corporate social responsibility and the role of business ethics.
G1, G2, G3, G6, G7, G8, G9, G10, G11, G18, G19, G20, G21

3rd

Seminar Paper

O

5

- Put the teamwork skills into practice, as well as oral and written communication.
- Carry out field work on any economic aspect that may be of interest.
Fieldwork.
Oral and written presentation.
G1, G2, G3, G4, G6, G7, G8, G9, G10, G11, G22

3rd

Financial Economics

O

5

- Study the different investment tools and its financial risks. Investment and financing.
Financial markets.
Revenue.
Financial institutions.
Risk and profitability.
Portfolio decisions and diversification.
G1, G2, G9, G10, G11, G18
3rd Econometrics I
O 5 - Become familiar with the basic aspects of regression analysis and its main problems.
All these by combining a rigorous analytical approach and some practical examples, solved using econometric packages.
Multiple regression model: validity of estimates and dynamic formulation G1, G9, G10, G11, G15, G19, G20, G22
3rd Microeconomics II O 5 - Become familiar with the different models that study the decisions of firms under competitive conditions.
- Understand the characteristics of public goods and externalities, as well as the role of the public sector in the economy.
Models of imperfect competition.
Markets of factors of production.
Models of general equilibrium: exchange economies, the fundamental theorems of welfare and the production possibilities frontier.
Social welfare and the functions of social welfare.
The problems of the aggregation of preferences.
Arrow's impossibility theorem.
Externalities and public goods.
The role of the public sector.
G7, G9, G10, G11, G17, G18, G21

 

Third and fourth years

 

Term

Subject

Type

Credits

Description

Contents Competencies

1st

International Economics I




1st

Marketing

O

5

- Become familiar with the basic concepts of marketing.
- Acquire the knowledge to analyze the environment and the market.
- Understand the main models of consumer behavior.
- Study the main marketing tools with which the company can commercialize its products and services.
Definition of marketing and the historical evolution of the concepts and of the practice of marketing.
Elements of the market and marketing tools: product, price, communication and distribution.
Systems of information and commercial research.
Analysis of the organisation, market, microenvironment and macroenvironment.
The potential market: measurement and forecast of demand.
G1, G2, G3, G6, G7, G8, G9, G10, G11, G18, G19, G20

1st

Finance

O

5

- Analyze the cash flows of the company and how to manage them. Analysis of cash flow.
Selection of investment projects in conditions of certainty and uncertainty.
Project portfolio model.
G1, G7, G9, G10, G11

1st

Cost Accounting I

O

5

- Develop the skills to calculate the cost of a product according to different systems.
- Find budget deviations and their causes.
Partial and complete costs systems
Budgets and deviations.
Decision-making.
Environmental costs accounting.
Quality costs.
Calculation of the break-even point.
G1, G2, G9, G10, G11, G13, G14, G17

2nd

International Marketing

O

5

- Learn how to manage an international brand.
- Evaluate the alternative entry strategies in foreign markets.
- Understand that both the marketing tools and the Marketing Plan need to be adapted for an optimal commercialization of products in these markets.
Analysis of segmentation and evaluation of international markets.
Entry strategies to foreign markets.
Adaptation of the product and of the line of products to foreign markets.
International communications strategies.
Distributions strategies in foreign markets.
Adaptation of prices to foreign markets.
The international Marketing Plan.
G1, G2, G3, G4, G6, G7, G8, G9, G10, G11, G12, G16, G17, G18, G19, G20, E2, E3, E4

2nd

International Finance

O

5

- Become familiar with the problems of international finance and exchange rate risk.
Forward rates.
Forecast future exchange rates.
Purchasing power parity.
Covered and uncovered interest rate parity.
G1, G4, G7, G9, G10, G11, G16, G17, G18

2nd

Strategic Management I

O

5

- Analyze the main strategic problems in a company.
- Strengthen the knowledge of microeconomics and game theory and apply it to business strategy.
- Improve teamwork skills, and oral and written communication.
Introduction: why study strategy?
The horizontal and vertical limits of the company.
Diversification and fusions.
Structure of markets and competition.
Dynamic competition.
Strategic commitment.
The threat of entry to market.
Industrial analysis.
Strategic positioning and competitive advantage.
Sustaining the competitive advantage.
G1, G2, G3, G4, G6, G7, G8, G9, G10, G11, G16, G17, G18, G19

2nd

Operations Management

O

5

- Study the different production activities and operations carried out by companies and institutions.
- Analyze how both strategic and tactical decisions are taken.
Introduction to production management.
Process design and long term capacity planning.
Location of production plants.
Quality management.
Inventory management.
JIT.
Aggregated planning.
Material requirements planning (MRP) and capacity requirements planning (CRP).
Short term scheduling techniques.
G4, G5, G10, G11, G13, G18, G19

3rd

International Financial Accounting

O

5

- Become familiar with the International Accounting Standards.
- Learn the main differences in accounting standards around the world: EU, US, Europe, South America.
- Study the main differences between accounting systems.
The IASB and the Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) in the United States: history and current functions.
International accounting rules.
Differences between Spain and the other countries.
G1, G2, G4, G9, G10, G11, G13, G14, G16, E6

3rd

International Taxation

O

5

- Get a general idea of those fiscal issues that most affect the business environment, the location of income and residence sources -both for individuals and companies-, and the international trade. Some of these aspects are related to fiscal arbitration, some others to the results of harmonization processes or fiscal competition but, in any case, relevant to the economic agents' decisions.
Taxation of international economic relations.
Processes of coordination and of conflict.
Customs duties, indirect taxation on transactions, on personal and company income under double taxation treaties, compliance with European directives and with the jurisprudence of international law courts.
G1, G2, G3, G4, G6, G7, G8, G9, G10, G11, G13, G16, G17, G18, G19, G20, E7

3rd

Human Resources I

O

5

- Elaborate organizational and individual strategies.
- Apply techniques of personnel management.
Selection.
Training.
Remuneration.
Incentives.
Promotion of personnel.
G1, G2, G3, G4, G7, G8, G9, G10, G11, G13, G16
3rd International Strategic Management O 5 - Study the key concepts of strategic management and its international implications.
- Face real business problems and develop skills to design strategic plans.
- Improve teamwork skills, and oral and written communication.
The nature and sources of competitive advantage. Positioning: advantage in costs and advantage in differentiation. The nature and sources of advantage in costs and its risks. Analysis of the advantage of differentiation with regard to supply and demand.
The competitive advantage from an international perspective: changes, challenges and opportunities.
Strategy and the environment. Strategies for emerging and for mature industries.
Implementing strategy.
G1, G2, G3, G4, G6, G7, G8, G9, G10, G11, G16, G17, G18, G19, G20, E2, E3

 

Training profile in International Relationships

Subject

Credits

Description

Introduction to International Relations                                        

4

International relations as an academic discipline and international theory. Theoretical and classical approaches. The most recent international theory. Basic concepts of the discipline. Power and structure. The international stakeholders: the State. International organisations as international stakeholders. Other international stakeholders (transnational companies; individuals, the civil society and international public opinion; transnational social movements; transnational organised crime groups; terrorist groups). The dynamics of international relations (conflict and war; cooperation and integration).

Contemporary International Relations           

6

The international system after the Second World War: the east-west split. The north-south split: dependence and underdevelopment. The shaping of a new political world order: the United Nations. The evolution of the United Nations up to today. The Bretton Woods institutions and the multilateral trade system. The evolution of the Cold War: the distension (1962-1979) and the second Cold War (1979-1985). The end of the Cold War (1985-1991). Post-Cold War. Contemporary globalisation: scale, constitutive processes and consequences on political organisation. Global governance.

 

Training profile in Business Organization

Subject

Credits

Description

Contents Competencies

International Business Policy               

5

Become familiar with international business issues and get the tools to face ethical dilemmas in the company in an effective way. Global companies and international law.
Corporate social responsibility.
Economic focus of ethics and profits.
Theories of ethical rationality.
International company and national policies.
Ethics of the practice of marketing.
Enterprise and global environmental issues.
Global labour markets.
Corruption.
Financial and ethical crises.
G1, G2, G4, G6, G7, G8, G9, G10, G11, G22

Entrepreneurship

5

- Develop the creative skills required to design new business concepts.
- Understand the ethical issues which are part of the entrepreneurship activities and learn how to handle them.
- Acquire skills for the research, evaluation and recognition of opportunities that can be transformed into feasible businesses.
- Apply the different steps in the development of an opportunity to a business model.
- Develop business strategies using a systematic approach based on a business model.
- Develop strategies to manage costs and generate revenues so as to build a sustainable business model.
Who is the entrepreneur and what is entrepreneurship?
Creativity and recognizing the opportunity.
The business model.
Business strategy.
Market research and marketing strategy.
Entry strategies, legal and professional ethic matters.
The economics of new entrepreneurial actions.
The importance of the management team.
G1, G2, G4, G6, G7, G8, G9, G10, G11, G22

Current Issues in Business Policy

5

- Face real problems of business management and research articles.
- Design strategic plans to solve problems.
The individual and the companies.
Companies and institutional change.
Novelties in quality management and regulation.
New means of integration and of vertical disintegration.
The crisis of commercial brands.
Divisionalisation.
Electronic business (e-business).
The fundamental asset: professional career management.
G1, G2, G3, G6, G7, G8, G9, G10, G11, G18, G21

Sociopsychology of Institutions

5

- Understand the different organizational designs and the behavior of individuals within organizations. Analysis of the main problems of the sociopsychology of institutions from a variety of perspectives:
- The individual within the institution, basic aspects: personality, capacities, perception, ability to learn and motivation.
- The individual within the group, aspects for analysis: conflict, leadership capacity, communication, collective decision making, power and politics.
- Organizational design, organizational culture and change in organizations.
G1, G2, G3, G6, G7, G8, G9, G10, G11, G19, G20

Social Corporate Responsibility and Business Ethics

5

- Understand the impact of business activity in the society as a whole (environment, etc..).
- Study the limits of the business activity regulation.
- Understand the role of CSR as an alternative to regulation.
- Think about business activity from an ethical point of view.
- Distinguish between the different groups of interest (stakeholders): capitalists, environment, employees, customers, etc.
- Match the concepts of CSR and building a sustainable competitive advantage for the company.
- Learn the main practices of CSR.
Company and market.
Conflict between company and society.
Regulation and its limits.
The concept of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR).
Corporate governance.
CSR and business profitability.
The problem of the sustainability of the competitive edge for a responsible company.
Business ethics.
Environment.
Sustainability.
Company environmental management.
People management and development.
Human resources and the company.
Working life - family life conciliation.
Equality of sexes.
Vulnerable groups and diversity.
Occupational health prevention.
Marketing and reputation.
Activism and communications media.
Responsible marketing.
Sectorial perspectives.
Socially responsible investments.
SMEs.
Tourism companies.
The public administrations and CSR.
Reports, verification and certification.
1, G2, G3, G6, G7, G8, G9, G10, G11

International Business

5

- Understand the concept of globalization, and its scope and consequences.
- Realize how important internationalization is as a competitive advantage.
- Learn the factors that make it convenient to operate in many different locations.
- Identify the different ways to internationalize and plan the internationalization process.
- Study the current situation of internationalized companies.
International business management.
International trade and globalization.
Horizontal and vertical expansion of business in the international environment.
Models of internationalization: subcontracting, strategic alliances, etc.
New markets.
Adaptation to the market.
The internationalization of Spanish enterprise.
New markets: east Asia.
China.
Taxes.
G1, G2, G3, G6, G7, G8, G9, G10, G11, G16, G17, G19, G22

Foreign Trade I

5

- Identify the advantages, limitations, and risks a firm faces when entering foreign markets.
- Understand and evaluate the alternative ways of entry and the processes to commercialize products in these markets.
The international environment and globalization.
Advantages and disadvantages of the internationalization of the company.
Duties and customs in foreign trade.
Foreign trade documentation.
International transport.
Means of payment in international markets.
The financing of foreign trade.
The international recruitment.
Communication strategies and promotion in foreign markets.
G1, G2, G9, G10, G11, G19

Foreign Trade II

5

- Study the different entry and commercialization strategies in foreign markets.
- Evaluate the different distribution channels in foreign markets.
- Be aware of the different sources and information channels used by firms to understand and evaluate these markets.
- Identify the required investment processes.
Entry strategies in foreign markets.
Export consortia.
International commercial networks.
Commercial agents.
External networks.
International commercial information.
Investments abroad.
Commercial delegations.
Productive investments.
International negotiation.
Global communication strategies.
G1, G2, G9, G10, G11, G19
Strategic Management I 5 - Analyze the main strategic problems in a company.
- Strengthen the knowledge of microeconomics and game theory and apply it to business strategy.
- Improve teamwork skills, and oral and written communication.
Introduction: why study strategy?
The horizontal and vertical limits of the company.
Diversification and fusions.
Structure of markets and competition.
Dynamic competition.
Strategic commitment.
The threat of entry to market.
Industrial analysis.
Strategic positioning and competitive advantage.
Sustaining the competitive advantage.
G1, G2, G3, G5, G7, G8, G9, G10, G11, G18, G19, G22
Strategic Management II 5 - Deepen in the key concepts of strategic management.
- Deal with real business problems and design strategic plans.
- Improve teamwork skills and oral and written communication.
The nature and sources of competitive advantage. Positioning: advantage in costs and advantage in differentiation.
The nature and sources of advantage in costs and its risks. Analysis of the advantage of differentiation with regard to supply and demand.
Strategy and the environment. Strategies for emerging and for mature industries.
Implementing strategy.
G1, G2, G3, G6, G7, G8, G9, G18, G19, G20, G22

Management of the Family Firm

5

- Translate many of the most general theories of business economics into specific assumptions -in this case in the management of the family firm.
- Deal with the dilemmas that may appear when managing a firm.
Definition, importance and characteristics of family firms.
Business community and life cycle of the family firm.
The family firm as a closed partnership.
The family partnership contract.
Statutory and extra-statutory agreements.
Governing bodies of family firms.
Ownership and management in family firms.
Competitive strategies and the family firm.
Financing the family firm.
The company and assuming risks.
Harnessing resources from without.
Succession in the family firm.
Stages in the process.
Cession of ownership and cession of management.
G1, G2, G4, G6, G7, G8, G9, G10, G11, G22

Management of Sport and Leisure Firms

5

- Translate into specific assumptions many of the general theories of business economics.
- Get the tools to deal with management dilemmas in an effective way.
Delimitation and classification.
Market services and their importance in the economy of Catalonia as a whole. Evolution of the sector.
Production, employment and productivity.
Specialisation in the services sector.
Use of free time: activities and leisure.
Details of the activities of the sector in Catalonia and in Spain. Typology.
Communications media and leisure.
Games.
Sport.
Theme parks and recreational areas.
The culture industry.
Public and private supply.
Concept and typology of sport.
Sports products.
Sports facilities and equipment, complementary services and products.
The flow generated by sport activities.
Measurement of the economic impact of sport activities.
The professional sports market.
Components of the income of sports entities.
Factors determining attendance at sports events.
Analysis of the demand for complementary products and services.
Demand and new technologies.
Sports supply.
Federative institutions, clubs and associations.
Major sporting events and their economic impact.
G1, G2, G4, G6, G7, G8, G9, G10, G11, G22

Business Games

5

- Get a general overview of business activity, and the means arranged in a changing environment that requires optimal management, decision making and conflict resolution.
- Analyze how firms achieve their goals and interact with the environment, and the positive and negative effects it may have.
- Identify the functional areas in a company, their function and the connections between them.
- Interpret and evaluate some companies' growth strategies, internationalization and relocation, considering their role in the context of a globalized economy.

Synthesis subject. G1, G6, G7, G8, G10, G11, G13, G18, G19, E2G1, G6, G7, G8, G10, G11, G13, G18, G19, E2

 

Training profile in Economics and Public Management

Subject      

Credits

Description

Contents Competencies

Public Sector I

5

- Think about what motivates public intervention, on the basis of specific assumptions of the economic situation.
- Identify if the means used are optimal for achieving the purposes of efficiency and equity.
Basic theorems of welfare economics.
Market failures.
Financial, budgetary and regulatory activity.
Analysis of intervention instruments: direct production, transfers; taxes: type and economic effects.
Multijurisdictional public treasuries (international and territorial aspects of fiscal federalism).
G1, G2, G3, G7, G8, G9, G10, G11, G13, G17, G19

Public Sector II

5

- Study the state intervention in the economy, specially from the budget management through its multiple agents (central, regional and local administration, and social security). Both costs and revenues are going to be considered in the analysis, emphasizing the effects on the economic agents' behaviour. Budgetary and regulatory policy, economic effects of public income based on the realities of western tax frameworks (contributors) and of payment for public services supplied (rates and public prices for users), of the different modalities of expenditure (from direct to contracted public production or that based on transfers and vouchers), in respect of different programmes (of unemployment, of fighting poverty, educational, health, etc.). G1, G2, G3, G7, G8, G9, G10, G11, G13, G17, G19

Analysis of Public Policies

5

- Evaluate the different forms of intervention after analyzing some cases of public policy, in which the alleged market failure is accompanied by a failure of the State itself.
- Obtain quantitative and qualitative skills for the study and assessment of specific policies and programs.
Functional classification of public spending.
Budgets for tasks, programmes and results.
Transversal policies: immigration, education, health, ageing and dependency, public-private partnerships, agreements, vouchers, contests and different ways of evaluating based on cost-profit analysis (cost-effectiveness, cost-utility, etc.), and of those other policies of an individual or collective style through the life cycle: policies with intergenerational effects, and altruism in successive generations.
G1, G2, G3, G6, G7, G8, G9, G10, G11, G13, G17, G19, G20

Spanish Fiscal System

5

- Get a general idea of those aspects of taxation that most affect the economic environment and the economic agents' decisions.
- Understand that taxation is required not only as a financial instrument of an expenditure policy, but also as a tool to prevent or correct market imperfections and a means of economic policy.
Characteristics of personal and company taxation.
Profile of direct income in multijurisdictional treasury plans.
 G1, G2, G3, G6, G7, G8, G9, G10, G11, G19, G20

Management for Public Firms

5

- Evaluate the different forms of intervention after analyzing some cases of public policy, in which the alleged market failure is accompanied by a failure of the State itself.
- Obtain quantitative and qualitative skills for the study and assessment of specific policies and programs.
Public management-private management.
Mitigable limitations in public management.
Introduction of competition and new management techniques.
Management of the public firm and business activity of the public sector.
Prices and programme contracts.
Economic-financial evaluation.
Analysis of efficiency.
Budgets for tasks, programmes and results.
New forms of management: administrative reform, privatisation, public-private partnerships, agreements, vouchers, contests...
G1, G6, G7, G8, G9, G10, G11, G18, G19, G21

Management for Health Institutions

5

- Apply many of the main theories of economic public policies to health economy, closing the gap between theory and practice, economics and management, health economy and health policy, what should be public and what should be private... Health macromanagement and public health. The burden of illness and the most efficient actions.
Institutional mesomanagement of services and techniques of business management. Health centres and their environments.
Health micromanagement: motivation and incentives in efficiency and clinical practice.
G1, G2, G3, G6, G7, G8, G9, G10, G11, G19, G21

Non-profit Organisations Management

5

- Apply many of the main theories of conventional economics to  the non-profit institutions, closing the gap between theory and practice, economics and management, profit and non-profit motivation, what should be public and what should be private ... Functions of production and product measurement.
Maximisation, satisfaction, fulfilling the targets set in the mission of non-profit organisations.
Diversity of fields and justification of actions.
Typology.
Organizational forms.
Coordination and motivation of agents and alignment of incentives.
Taxation.
International aspects.
G1, G2, G3, G6, G7, G8, G9, G19, G21

Public Sector Finance

5

- Deepen in the study of some general concepts by the analysis of topical articles.
- Do research and analysis by putting the acquired knowledge into practice.
Economic effect of the different types of tax.
Optimal taxation.
Financing the social security system.
Public debt and its consequences.
Fiscal federalism: autonomous community and local treasuries in Spain and in the comparative system.
G1, G2, G3, G6, G7, G8, G9, G13, G18, G19, G22

Public Management

5

- Learn the mechanisms of public management both from a microeconomic and a macroeconomic point of view. Management of the exchequer.
Economic analysis of tax.
Impact of fiscal policy.
Public policies.
G1, G2, G3, G6, G7, G8, G9, G13, G17, G21, E2

Management for Service Firms

5

- Study the specific problems faced by service firms. Analysis of the goals of service companies.
Organisation, structure and functions.
G1, G2, G6, G7, G8, G10, G11, G17, G21, G22

Business Taxation

5 - Identify the main taxes that have an effect on business activity and their regulation.
- Consider any fiscal implication on a firm's activity (restructuration, dissolution...) and develop the knowledge to optimize taxation in decision making.
- Develop a multidisciplinary approach in the analysis of efficiency and business decisions.
Study of the suppositions of tax matters assumed by businesses at each stage or time of their development, from their constitution, development, patrimony and transformation until their extinction.
Corporate taxation in the Spanish tax system, as a descriptive complement of the dynamic perspective: the most important legal aspects of corporate tax and VAT, as well as of the other taxes of importance for tax collection or economic importance or simply complementary to the previous ones, such as IRPF - income tax (and its retentions), IRNR (tax on non-residents) and ITP (wealth transfer tax).
Fiscal incentives of SMEs, the effects of taxation on company accounting, fundaments and/or principles that justify corporate tax., internal and international double taxation, economic bases of VAT, etc.
The effects of taxation in business decision making: optimisation of amortisation policies, taxation alternatives of business investment, tax incentives of SMEs. Effects of taxation in company accounting.
G1, G2, G3, G6, G7, G8, G9, G10, G11, G18, G19, G20

 

Training profile in Quantitative Techniques

Subject

Credits

Description

Contents Competencies
Econometrics II 5 - Study the main problems of the regression model and its solutions, as well as time series models. A rigorous analytical approach and some practical examples are provided for a better understanding of both models, together with the help of econometric packages. Macroeconometrics.
Simultaneous equation models.
Time series analysis and forecasts.
G1, G4, G9, G10, G11, G16, G18, G19, G20
Econometrics III 5 - Estimate economic problems by using microeconometric models. The purpose is to discuss each model with a reading and a case study with real data.
- Become familiar with the microeconometric's most common techniques.
Discrete choice models.
Censored models.
Duration models.
Data panel models.
G1, G4, G9, G10, G11, G16, G18, G19, G20

Applied Econometrics

5

- Analyze economic problems by using advanced econometric techniques and real data. All the phases in the econometric analysis are taken into account: estimation, contrasts of hypotheses and validation.
- Use the econometric software packages.
Data analysis using advanced econometric techniques.
Estimation and contrasts of hypotheses in a model.
G1, G9, G10, G11, G15, G19, G20, G22

Multivariate Analysis

5

- Learn algebraic notation within the context of matrix calculation.
- Acquire the basic concepts of statistics and matrix representation in multivariate models.
- Study the main multivariate techniques and when to apply each type of data, the necessary calculation to understand its implementation, the form of data input and interpretation of the results in statistical packages.
- Identify the elements of a multivariate statistical model.
The main components and other methods of multivariate analysis G1, G9, G10, G11, G15, G19, G20, G22

Forecasting Techniques

5

- Become familiar with time series and their characteristics. Time series analysis.
Autoregressive models.
Error analysis.
Co-integration.
G1, G5, G9, G10, G11, G15, G19, G20, G22

Computing

5

- Become familiar with the use of the main advanced computer programs. An in-depth look at the knowledge and use of the main computer programme packets for advanced users in the field of economics and business. G14, G19


Training profile in Financial Economics

Subject

Credits

Requirements

Description

Contents Competencies

Statistics for Finance

5

- Get a general overview of the statistical behavior of financial markets and risk distribution. Measurement of the profitability and risk of portfolios.
Statistical models for the analysis of finance.
Statistical models of business financing.
G1, G7, G9, G10, G11, E1

International Finance Operations*

5

It is compulsory to have completed Financial Economics - Understand the financing mechanisms of international trade, and its implications in terms of insurance, exchange rates risk and counterparty risk. International financing instruments.
Risk of exchange.
G1, G4, G7, G9, G10, G11, G16, G17, G18

International Finance

5

- Become familiar with the problems of international finance and exchange rate risk. Forward rates.
Forecast future exchange rates.
Purchasing power parity.
Covered and uncovered interest rate parity.
G1, G7, G9, G10, G11, G18

Business Valuation

5

- Study the different business valuation methods. Business valuation.  G1, G7, G9, G10, G11, G18

Banking and Financial Institutions

5

It is compulsory to have completed Financial Economics - Understand how banks and insurance companies work. Banking and the creation of money.
Deposits and other liability instruments.
Financial contracts.
Insurance companies.
G1, G7, G9, G10, G11, G18

Financial Management III

5

It is compulsory to have completed Financial Economics - Understand the mechanisms of mergers and acquisitions. The control market.
Legal and regulatory aspects.
Protection against takeovers.
G1, G7, G9, G10, G11, G18

International Finance Economics*

5

It is compulsory to have completed Financial Economics - Understand how the market exchange rates work and the relationship between currencies and macroeconomic determinants. Capital exchange and flow relations.
Problems of debt.
International financial institutions.
G1, G7, G9, G10, G11, G18

Mathematics for Finance

5

- Deal with the statistical aspects of financial contracts. Cash flow discount methods.
Net present value of a contract.
G1, G4, G5, G9, G10, G11, G16, G17, G18

Investment

5

- Learn to manage a portfolio.
- Calculate the expected return and risk, including both operational and liquidity risk.
Risk and profitability.
Choice of shares.
The efficient frontier.
Free investment funds (hedge funds).
Investment in the emerging countries.
Residual risk.
G1, G7, G9, G10, G11, G12, G18

Current Issues in Corporate Finance

5

It is compulsory to have completed Financial Economics A specific program will be annually determined, according to the latest developments in the markets and institutions. Currently, the main issue would be corporate governance. Current topics in financial management. G1, G7, G9, G10, G11, G18

 

Training profile in Marketing

Subject

Credits

Requirements

Description

Contents Competencies

Commercial Management I

5 - Become familiar with the basic concepts of marketing.
- Acquire the knowledge to analyze the environment and the market.
- Understand the main models of consumer behavior.
- Study the main marketing tools with which the company can commercialize its products and services.
Definition of marketing and the historical evolution of the concepts and of the practice of marketing.
Elements of the market and marketing tools: product, price, communication and distribution.
Systems of information and commercial research.
Analysis of the organisation, market, microenvironment and macroenvironment.
The potential market: measurement and forecast of demand.
G1, G2, G3, G6, G7, G8, G9, G10, G11, G18, G19, G20

Commercial Management II

5 It is recommended to have completed Commercial Management I - Acquire analytical skills to define the objectives of a brand.
- Understand the processes of market segmentation and product positioning.
- Acquire the knowledge to develop a Marketing Plan.
Analysis of market segmentation.
Positioning strategies.
Strategies throughout a product's life cycle.
Strategies for international markets.
The Marketing Plan.
Product strategies, product line strategies, brand strategies, price strategies, communication and distribution strategies.
G1, G2, G3, G6, G7, G8, G9, G10, G11, G18, G19, G20

Market Research I

5

It is recommended to have completed Commercial Management I - Study the different sources of information used by the company to get familiar with its markets.
- Learn the different stages that make up a market research.
- Get a better understanding of the whole process by developing a market research.
Determining the necessary information for decision making.
Type of information.
Sampling processes.
Variables measurement scales.
Questionnaire design.
Information collection process.
Sources of error.
Univariate description of populations.
Cross tables.
Introduction to multivariate analysis methods.
G1, G2, G3, G5, G6, G7, G8, G9, G18, G19, G20

Market Research II

5

It is recommended to have completed Market Research I and Commercial Management - Learn the statistical methods used in market segmentation, product positioning and new product development studies and their evaluation.
- Learn the qualitative marketing research methods.
Factorial analysis and its main components.
Drawing perceptual maps.
Cluster analysis.
Discriminant analysis.
Joint analysis.
In-depth interviews.
Group dynamics.
Commercial observation techniques.
G1, G2, G3, G5, G6, G7, G8, G9, G10, G11, G18, G19, G20

Product Management

5

It is recommended to have completed Commercial Management I and II Direcció Comercial II - Learn the analytical and managerial tools of a product manager.
- Become familiar with the activities and tasks of a product manager.
- Acquire the needed knowledge on the different stages of development and commercialization of new products.
Product management and the marketing department.
The product's life cycle model.
Strategies throughout the product's life.
Planning, development and launching of new products.
Product management and decisions concerning the line, price, communication and distribution.
G1, G2, G3, G6, G7, G8, G9, G18, G19, G20

Consumer Behaviour

5

- Understand the cognitive, learning, assessment and decision making processes carried out by consumers, and their implications for the commercialization of goods and services.
- Understand the major behavioral models that explain these processes.
The scientific study of consumer behaviour.
Consumer memory.
Assessment processes.
Decision-making processes.
Attitude development.
Social influence.
Pro-social behaviour.
Internet and the consumer behaviour patterns.
G1, G2, G3, G6, G7, G8, G9, G10, G11, G18, G19, G20

Current topics in Commercial Management

5

- Get a general overview of the latest trends in marketing and in the management of a long term relationship with customers (CRM).
- Understand the characteristics of services management and its marketing strategies.
- Become familiar with the new tools of interactive marketing.
- Acquire the skills and knowledge to develop an interactive marketing plan for an existing product or service.
The marketing of services.
Tools for customer relationship management (CRM).
Interactive marketing.
E-marketing.
Mobile marketing.
G1, G2, G3, G6, G7, G8, G9, G10, G11, G18, G19, G20

Price Policy

5

- Become familiar with the pricing policies used by companies.
- Acquire the basic knowledge to analyze the effects of pricing decisions on the results of the company.
- Learn the main pricing methods.
- Understand the interactions between pricing and the other marketing tools.
Strategic pricing.
Financial analysis: pricing to obtain profits.
Pricing strategies in conditions of competition.
Pricing for market segments.
Pricing and marketing mix: integrated strategies.
Measuring perceived value and price sensitivity.
G19, G21


Training profile in Accounting

Subject

Credits

Requirements

Description

Contents Competencies

Cost Accounting II

5

It is compulsory to have completed or Cost Accounting I - Become familiar with the different costing systems and learn their legal effect and on the result. Calculation of the costs of the elements that make up a product or service.
Systems for inputting indirect costs.
The problem of joint costs.
G1, G2, G9, G10, G11, G13

Auditing        

5

- Understand the role of external auditors.
- Learn the basic auditing techniques, as well as analyze the reports.
Internal control of the company.
Development of an accounts audit.
Basic auditing techniques.
The external auditor's report.
G1, G2, G9, G10, G11, G13

Firms and  Accounting

5

- Learn how to account legal transactions that a firm may have to deal with: constitution, variations in capital, suspension of payments.
- Account transactions according to the legal form of the company: corporation, limited liability, cooperatives, etc.
Constitution and variation of capital; transformation of companies.
Dissolution and liquidation.
Suspension of payments and bankruptcy.
G1, G2, G9, G10, G11, G13

Consolidated Financial  Statements

5

- Standardize the accounting information.
- Consolidate the financial statements according to different methods.
- Analyze the consolidated financial statements.
Regulatory framework of consolidation.
Homogenisation of the information for consolidation.
Eliminations.
Methods of consolidation.
Domains.
G1, G2, G9, G10, G11, G13

Public Accounting

5

- Study the function and procedure of public accounting.
- Understand the importance of the budget as a starting point in public accounting.
- Account the main transactions.
The budget.
The conceptual framework of public accounting.
The accounting process.
Analysis of financial magnitudes.
Accounting and public management.
Control procedures.
G1, G2, G9, G10, G11, G13

Management Control

5

- Understand the importance of indicators as elements of control and motivation.
- Implement a balanced scorecard to track and monitor.
Management control.
Objectives and strategic management.
Motivation and incentives.
Centres of responsibility.
The balanced scorecard.
G1, G2, G9, G10, G11, G13

Current topics in Financial Accounting

5

- Become familiar with the institutions that approve the accounting standards.
- Implement the sectoral adaptations of the GAAP.
- Deal with the impact than inflation has on the accounting.
Accounting standardisation in Spain: ICAC, AECA.
The influence of inflation on accounting.
Sectorial adaptations of the PGC.
Queries to the ICAC.
G1, G2, G9, G10, G11, G13

Current topics in Management Accounting

5

- Understand the importance of management accounting as a tool for control and motivation.
- Implement the most sophisticated tools in management accounting: quality costs, balanced scorecard of intellectual capital, documental management.
Intellectual capital management: measurement tools, management and limits.
Document management.
Quality and non-quality costs.
Unquantifiable costs.
G1, G2, G9, G10, G11, G13

 

Training profile in Macroeconomics

Subject

Credits

Description

Contents Competencies
International Macroeconomics I* 5 - Become familiar with the main macroeconomic aggregates and how they relate with each other.
- Analyze and synthesize when using macroeconomic models.
Inflation and monetary policy.
International macroeconomics in the Keynesian model.
The Mundell-Flemming model.
The optimal monetary system and the European monetary system.
G1, G2, G4, G9, G10, G11, G13, G14
International Macroeconomics II* 5 - Analyze macroeconomic models in an open economy. The balance of payments.
Interior and exterior equilibrium.
Macroeconomic equilibrium, competitiveness and balance of payments.
G1, G4, G7, G9, G10, G11, G13, G14

International Economics II

5

- Become familiar with the analysis of international finance models for the study of economic issues: movements and control of capital, and fixed and variable exchange rates. Movements of capital.
Determining the short and long term exchange rate.
Models of overshooting.
Fixed and variable rates.
Capital control.
Balance of payments crisis.
G1, G7, G9, G10, G11, G13, G14, G19, E2, E4

Applied Macroeconomics

5

- Develop and apply macroeconomic analysis for a better understanding of current issues in applied macroeconomics.
- Be fluent in the use of macroeconomic data and its applications.
Taxes on capital, labour and consumption in the world.
Optimal taxation in partial equilibrium model of periods.
Ramsey's rule.
Temporal consistency.
The role of public debt.
Taxes and excess job supply.
Optimal taxation in the neoclassical growth model (general equilibrium, infinite horizon).
Taxation on savings and accumulated capital.
Quantitative effects on the taxation reform.
Inflationist tax.
Redistributive effects on tax policy.
Inequality and redistribution.
Economic determinants of redistribution.
Alternative mechanisms of redistribution.
Regional policy.
Regulation and competition policies of the labour market.
Fiscal policy and macroeconomic results: empirical evidence.
G1, G7, G9, G10, G11, G13, G14, E2, E4

 

Training profile in Operations Research

Subject

Credits

Description

Contents Competencies

Information Systems

5

- Organize and implement information systems for decision making. The value of information.
Strategic planning of information systems.
Information engineering.
Information systems analysis.
Construction of information systems.
Founding technologies.
Systems architecture.
Telecommunications, networks and Internet.
Applications.
Computer assisted decision making systems.
G10, G11, G14, G19

Quality Management                

5

- Study quality management practices in industries, and apply the necessary tools to develop systems for companies of any size. Definitions of quality-related terms: Standard ISO 9000:2000.
Historical development of quality management.
Principles of quality management.
The European excellence model (EFQM).
Quality management system in industry.
Product quality standards: EC marking, customer feedback system.
Design for industrial quality.
Quality improvement groups.
Quality control.
Quality costs.
G1, G9, G10, G11, G14, G19

Business Logistics

5

- Learn how to manage the available resources so as to opitimize customer satisfaction.
- Organize and manage the purchasing and supplying processes of organizations.
- Manage and control the outcome of an industry.
- Manage stock in the most effective way, as well as transport and distribution processes.
- Study the latest technologies in logistics management.
- Design and implement tools that optimize the logistics management of an organization.
Introduction to logistics.
Logistics strategies.
Demand in logistics management.
Provisions management.
Inventory management.
Warehouse management.
Transport management.
Information systems for logistics management.
Current issues in logistics and commercial distribution.
G1, G9, G10, G11, G14, G19

Operations Research

5

- Use quantitative models to solve management and administration problems.
- Understand how some of the existing techniques can help solving problems that arise in any organization.
Introduction to optimisation.
Linear programming I: formulation of problems and applications to enterprise.
Linear programming II: obtaining solutions and practice using a computer.
Linear programming III: sensitivity analysis. Solving cases. Integer programming.
Formulation of problems and applications in business logistics. Multicriteria programming: efficient points and methods of solution.
Programming by goals.
Project administration: PERT and CPM.
Queue management.
G1, G9, G10, G11, G14, G19

Programming I

5

- Become familiar with operating systems.
- Learn the basic programming tools.
Introduction to operating systems and to programming. G1, G5, G9, G10, G11, G14, G19

Programming II

5

- Become familiar with the main languages ​​and techniques in programming.
- Operate and work with database managers.
Languages and techniques of scientific programming and of databases. G1, G5, G9, G10, G11, G14, G19

 

Training profile in Human Resources

Subject

Credits

Description

Contents Competencies
Labour Economics 5 - Become familiar with the factors that determine the working population, employment and unemployment. Labour supply and demand.
Economic policies and their impact on employment and unemployment
G1, G2, G4, G7, G9, G10, G11, G13, G14, G17, G19

Human Resources II

5

- Elaborate organizational and individual strategies.
- Apply techniques of personnel management.
Multidisciplinary approach: psychology, sociology and business management.
Planning of human resources, contracting, compensation, assessment and development, the separation of employees and the international management of human resources.
 G1, G2, G3, G7, G8, G9, G10, G11

 

Training profile in Microeconomics

Subjects         

Credits

Requirements

Description

Contents Competencies

Innovation and Technological Change                           

5

- Develop and apply macroeconomic analysis to a better understanding of innovation and technological change problems.
- Be fluent in the use of economic data and its applications.
Why do economists study science, technology and innovation?
The historical perspective.
What is it in a society that makes one a successful innovator?
The macroeconomic perspective.
Science and technology as growth factors.
The macroeconomic implications of the dissemination of innovations.
The microeconomic perspective.
Are innovation goods different?
The outlook of the 21st century. Is the "New Economy" new?
The market and regional perspectives.
The market as a selection mechanism.
The region as a source of information.
The perspective of enterprise and of industry.
The evolution of innovation and of industry.
The administration of innovation: which R&D and which innovation strategy should be followed by companies, and how must they be administered?
The legal point of view. Should the inventor be protected? How?
Economic policy and the perspective of public policies. Who resists innovation? How should R&D policies be designed?
The perspective of the European Union.
Empirical analysis of competition in R&D between companies.
Technological change in the functions of production.
Measuring technological change.
Scale, concentration and innovation.
Standards and network externalities.
G1, G7, G9, G10, G11, G13, G18, G19

Law and Economics

5

- Apply the tools of economic analysis to the study of law.
- Study the legal institutions and the economic implications of different legal systems.
Comparative legal systems: common law and civil law.
Economic theory of ownership.
Economic theory of the contract.
Economic analysis of the legal procedure.
Economic analysis of offence and punishment.
Law and social rules.
Discrimination and positive discrimination.
Political rights.
G1, G7, G9, G10, G11, G13, G16, G20, G21, G22

Negotiation

5

- Acquire a wide range of negotiation skills based on experiences in real environments and analytical structures.
- Improve the ability to take decisions and negotiate.
Understanding what happens during negotiations and in decision making.
Developing good habits for negotiation.
The need to take the initiative and to be active.
Negotiation, conflict, power and ethics.
G1, G2, G3, G6, G7, G8, G9, G13, G14, G15, E2, E4

Environmental Economics

5

- Become familiar with the models that study the design and economic impact of environmental policies, focusing on market imperfections that affect the environmental variables. Market failures.
Correction by means of a tax.
Correction by means of the creation of an allowance market.
Environment policies.
G1, G7, G9, G10, G11, G13, G18, G19

Experimental Economics

5

- Become familiar with the experimental methodology and its applications.
- Learn some techniques to carry out experiments.
Use of the lab for experimental economics.
Techniques for carrying out experiments.
Analysis and replication of results in classic experiments.
 G1, G7, G9, G10, G11, G17, G18, G22

Regulation and Competition Policies

5

- Get a general overview of the economic aspects on which market and firms regulation is based, as well as the antitrust policy and the economic analysis of market competition. The regulatory framework and its applications.
Competition policies: theory and applications.
G10, G11, G19, G21

Topics of Applied Economics

5

- Develop and apply economic analysis so as to understand the current issues in applied economics.
- Become fluent in the use of economic models and their applications.
In-depth analysis of current topics in the field of applied economics. G1, G7, G9, G10, G11, G17, G18, G19

Political Economics and Political Institutions Economics  

5

- Apply the analytical tools to study the behavior of economic agents and political institutions.
- Study the political and electoral institutions, and economic and social implications of different political systems.

The behaviour of stakeholders and political institutions.
Theories of social decision and of electoral competition in democratic systems.
Electoral and political institutions. The strategic choice of institutions and democrastization processes.
Implications of different political systems on economic policy, development and welfare.
G1, G7, G9, G10, G11, G17, G19, G20


Training profile in History

Subject             

Credits

Description

Contents Competencies

Present and Future of European Integration

5

- Understand the current situation of the European Union (main policies and institutions) and their most immediate projects. Historical evolution of integration.
Community institutions: make-up, functioning and attributions.
The decision making process.
The budget of the Union and its current financial outlook.
Community legal order and the legal protection system.
The free circulation of goods, people, the free rendering of services and companies and individuals' right of establishment.
Common trade policy and multilateral agreements in the framework of the WTO.
Defence of competition policy.
The common agricultural policy.
Monetary integration and the coordination of macroeconomic policies.
The integration of the financial markets.
The harmonization of taxation.
Economic and social cohesion policy and the structural base.
Cultural and consumer protection policy.
The extension of the European Union and the neighbourhood policy.
Foreign policy and common security and European policy on security and defence.
Policies on the environment and energy, on immigration and asylum, and judicial and police cooperation.
Strategic targets of the European Union: competitiveness, growth and cohesion.
EU research policy.
The Union reform process: the Treaty of Lisbon.
The concept of European citizenship: a reflection from Catalonia.
G1, G2, G3, G8, G9, G19, G20, G22, E1

History of Financial Institutions

5

- Understand the greater sensitivity of financial institutions and organizations due to systemic impacts.
- Study the foundations and evolution of financial institutions, for a better understanding of the financial system.
History of banking, savings banks, financial markets and insurance. G1, G2, G3, G7, G9, G10, G11, G15, G22, E4

History of Business Thought

5

- Understand the evolutionary and adaptive character of business management, through the knowledge of the greatest authors and schools of thought.
- Acquire a more mature business culture and become aware of its own past through direct contact with the original texts of some authors.
Major waves of business thought.
The predecessors Smith and Marx.
Taylor and the scientific organization of work.
Human resources; Mayo, Herzberg and McGregor.
Directives in the organization and in society.
G1, G2, G3, G7, G9, G10, G11, G15, G22, E4

European Economics

5

- Study the development of the European economies during the second half of the 20th century, emphasizing on the mechanisms of connection between them, and the emergence of a European economy itself. Overview of European economic growth during the 20th century.
The post-war and reconstruction.
The regionalization of economic cooperation in Europe.
The formation of the Soviet economic bloc.
The golden age of European capitalism.
The collapse of Bretton Woods.
Contrasts in economic policy during the 1980s.
From the single market to the common currency.
The transition from centralised planning towards the economy.
The European economy in globalization.
G1, G2, G4, G6, G7, G9, G15, G16, G19, G22

International Economic History

5

- Understand the different procedures of globalizing drivers and the antiglobalizing reactions in the international economy.
- Study the historical evolution of the global economy and formulate hypotheses.
International economic history.
Globalization and anti-globalization.
G1, G2, G3, G4, G7, G8, G9, G10, G11, G15, G22, E4

International Business History

5

- Understand the patterns of historical processes of business internationalization.
- Study the historical evolution of international business and become familiar with the history of the internationalization and multinationalization processes.
- Formulate and dominate historical cases.
Business organisations in theory and in history.
Medieval origins.
The international business in the modern era, between privilege and specialization.
From the first to the second industrial revolution.
The free standing company.
The emergence of modern multinationals.
Governments and international business: the era of the nationalizations; the era of regulation; the era of privatizations and of deregulation.
New multinationals in the new globalisation.
 G1, G2, G3, G4, G7, G8, G9, G10, G11, G15, G22, E4
Topics of Economic History 5 - Study a specific program based on the latest developments in the field of economic historiography. In-depth analysis of current issues in the field of economic history. G1, G2, G3, G7, G8, G9, G10, G11, E2, E4, E5, E6

 

Training profile in Private International Law

 

Subject                                                               

Credits

Description

Contents Competencies

Conflict of Laws*               

4

Capacity for analysis and synthesis.
Ability to plan and organize.
Ability to solve problems.
Decision-making capacity.
Ability to communicate both orally and in writing.
Awareness of the importance of law as a regulatory system of social relations.
Ability to use various legal sources.
Acquire the basic knowledge for legal argumentation.
Understanding the main institutions of public and private law
.
Introduction: the legal heterogeneous.
Sources of production rules: Community private international law, conventional and autonomous.
Heterogeneous traffic regulation.
Direct regulation techniques: standard special material, the right uniform, internationally mandatory rule or law officers.
Technical indirect regulation: the rule of conflict.
The problems of application of the rule of conflict analysis: application of trade, forwarding, sending plurilegislatius systems, the preliminary question.
Determination of the content of foreign law.
Exceptions to the application of foreign law: fraud law, public order, adaptation.

International Civil Procedure

5

Capacity for analysis and synthesis.
Ability to plan and organize.
Ability to solve problems.
Decision-making capacity.
Ability to communicate both orally and in writing.
Awareness of the importance of law as a regulatory system of social relations.
Ability to use various legal sources.
Acquire the basic knowledge for legal argumentation.
Understanding the main institutions of public and private law.
Introduction to international litigation.
Sources of production rules: Community private international law, conventional and autonomous.
International jurisdiction: concept and sources.
Community system of jurisdiction.
Autonomous regime of international jurisdiction.
The system of civil element immigration process.
The International Judicial Assistance: Community schemes and autonomous relating to international judicial and extrajudicial notification and obtaining evidence abroad.
Recognition and enforcement of decisions: concept and plurality of regimes.
Foreign judgments susceptible to recognition and enforcement.
Classes recognition.
Conditions of recognition and enforcement.
The procedure for recognition and enforcement.
The abolition of exequatur.

International Trade Law*

5

Capacity for analysis and synthesis.
Planning and organization skills (time, information ...).
Ability to solve problems.
Motivation critical reasoning.
Ability to communicate and express themselves, both orally and in writing, both in the native language as a foreign language.
Appreciate the importance of law as a regulatory system of social relations.
Ability to use various legal sources.
Recognize and explain the basics for legal argumentation.
Recognize the main institutions of public and private law.
Concept and sources of law in international trade.
Subject of international trade.
International arbitration.
International contracts.
Determination of the law governing the contract.
Specific international agreements: International Sale of Goods, distribution agreements, technology transfer agreements, financing of international trade operations.

 

Training profile in Public International Law

Subject

Credits

Description

Contents

International Economic Law*    

4

Capacity for analysis and synthesis.
Motivation critical reasoning.
Ability to learn independently.
Appreciate the importance of international economic law as a regulatory system of international economic relations.
Ability to use various legal sources.
Concept, sources of international economic law.
International legal regime of trade: institutions, dispute settlement rules.
International Financial System: The Bank, IMF and other international institutions.
International legal regime for foreign investment.
International economic sanctions.

European Union Law*                     

6

The course introduces students to the development and characteristics of the European integration process, and describes and analyzes the functioning of the European Union (European Communities and to the entry into force of the Treaty of Lisbon). To do this, we examine the system of distribution of powers, organizational structure and inter-institutional relations, the set of sources of law, the rules and principles for the implementation and enforcement of EU law European, and guarantee judicial application. From this point of view, we present the general framework of European integration, without systematically develop the content of law material. The subject, however, can discern the content through an understanding of the principles and objectives of the European Union, the system of division of powers, and some actions and policies by analyzing and studying the cases that are basis of conducting seminars. In addition, the course provides students with the necessary tools for finding rules, policies and internal actions within the European Union law. The process of European integration.
Structure of the European Communities.
The normative function: the Council, Commission and Parliament.
The Court and the Court of Auditors.
The sources of the law of the European Union primary law, general principles of law, international agreements made ​​by the European Community secondary legislation.
The application of European Union law: the direct effect, the primacy of the principle of State responsibility for breach of Community law, the implementation of EU law.
The legal guarantee of the right of the European Union: The EU dispute the preliminary ruling.
The internal market and freedom of movement of persons, services and capital. The Right of establishment.
Common policies.
The area of freedom, security and justice.

International Public Law

6

The course will enable students, on the one hand, the knowledge of a new legal system, the legal system of the international community that operates within broader domestic laws, and another study requires relations between the two legal systems and their consequences. Bring students knowledge of the international legal framework governing international relations, through the analysis of the most significant social base that regulates the main legal institutions that integrate with their specific international legal order and content of international legal norms. The international community and its members.
International treaties and unilateral acts.
The relationship between international law and domestic law.
The subjects of international law: states, international organizations, non-state entities, peoples and individuals.
Relations between states: the territorial jurisdiction (the territory, airspace and sea space), personal competence.
The diplomatic and consular relations.
Diplomatic protection.
Means of dispute resolution: diplomats and legal.
International cooperation.
International responsibility of the State and individuals.

 

Training profile in Law

Subject                

Credits

Description

Contents

Corporate Law

6

Understanding of one of the main institutions of private law: the trading company as a form of legal organization of the company.
Awareness of the importance of law as a regulatory system of social relations.
Acquire the basic knowledge to negotiate legal.
Ability to draft documents.
Capacity for analysis and synthesis.
Ability to solve problems.
Ability to plan and organize.
Acquisition of critical thinking.
The partnership.
The legal status of the companies.
Trading companies: type, irregularity.
Company collectively and limited partnership: internal and external relationships.
Corporation and limited liability company: constitution, contributions, nullity, and capital stocks / shares, a partner, bodies (general meeting and administrators) and statements of profits, modifications and structural changes of statutes , dissolution and liquidation.
Sole proprietorship.
Corporate groups.
Companies apply.
Economic interest group.
Cooperative societies.

Collective Labour Law

4

General skills:
Acquisition of critical thinking.
Ethical commitment.
Ability to solve problems.
Capacity for analysis and synthesis.
Decision-making capacity.
Creativity and partnership skills.

Specific skills:
Awareness of the importance of collective Labour Law as a system regulating labor relations.
Understanding the origin and historical development of the collective right of Labor and its reality.
Ability to use the principles and constitutional values ​​as a tool in the interpretation of the constitution.
Acquire the basic knowledge for legal argumentation.
Ability to handle legal sources of the legal work.
Negotiation and mediation.
The Collective Labour Law as a historical process of the labor movement: origins, development and current framework of collective rights.
Collective Labour Law from a multilevel law and international social work and social right to irradiation nationwide.
Constitutional model of social rights.
Right to freedom of association, subject, and content protection.
Representation rights. Unitary representation of workers through committees and stewards.
The fundamental right to strike, subject, methods and effects, alternative ways of resolution.
The collective bargaining: subject, content and legal effect of the different manifestations of collective agreements.

Legal English

5

Knowledge of a foreign language.
Ability to communicate appropriately both orally and in writing.
Adaptability and ability to work in teams.
Initiative, adaptability and leadership.

Preparing students to communicate in English law.
Reading and writing of legal texts.
Understanding and oral communication of legal matters.

 

Synthesis

Subject

ECTS credits

Description

Seminar Paper      

5

Fieldwork. Oral and written presentation.

Internship

14

Students apply the competencies acquired throughout the Degree.

 

Fourth year

Subject

ECTS credits

Description

End-of-Degree Project/Dissertation

6

Students apply the competencies acquired throughout the Degree.


* These subjects are specific to the degree. A minimum of 15 such ECTS credits must be taken.