Branch of knowledge: Social Sciences and Law
Center in charge: Faculty of Economics and Business Sciences
Method of teaching: English
Credits: 240. Credits/year: 60. Duration: 4 years. Implantation: progressive, first year 2016-2017
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Coordinator: Prof. Dr. Ms. Nuria Elena Gómez Gómez
What will I learn by studying this degree?
Theoretical foundations of decision-making, financial accounting, model of the determination of public debt in an open economy, money, inflation, unemployment, growth and instruments of economic policy, basic business theory, national and international economic reality, productive sectors, public sectors , economic institutions and their development, basic legal legislation of civil rights institutions, mercantile laws, labor laws, and fiscal laws.
Instrumental knowledge: linear algebra, differential and integral calculus, statistics, econometrics, probability, simple and multivariable models of regression.
Where will I be qualified to work upon graduation?
With a Degree in Economics we are concerned with the training of professionals capable of developing their professional activity as much in the sphere of private business as in any kind of public organization. The graduate in Economics must be capable of determining the different economic problems that any economy shows and be able to offer possible solutions. Likewise, the graduate in Economics will be a professional capable of carrying out work in management, evaluation, and advising in the institutions or companies in which they work. Among these general functions one finds those of production, financing, investment, and accounting.
Is this degree official in accordance with the regulations of the European Higher Education Area?
What topics will be covered in this Degree?
Branch: SOCIAL AND LEGAL SCIENCES
UNESCO code of classification of titles: 31 SOCIAL AND BEHAVIORIAL SCIENCES and 34 BUSINESS & ADMINISTRATION.
The preferred access track would correspond with the high school diploma in social sciences or science-technology so that the student has had a minimum of mathematical training. Furthermore, it would be advisable that the student had interest in knowing the different relationships that are produced among the economic agents and in trying to find answers through the use of economic models to socio-economic questions that arise daily.
- 1. To respond to the necessities of existing training in economic matters, facilitating the knowledge of instruments useful for research or for decision-making, as much in the private as the public sectors.
- 2. To offer a basic overall education in the area of economics along with another, more advanced kind, which permits the specialization in areas in demand by institutions, as much public as private.
- 3. To offer training that enables students to continue on to Masters programs at any national or international university.
- 4. To offer essential material for the development of competitive advantages in the area of economics, applicable as much in the professional sphere as in research and teaching.
- 5. To create specific profiles of specialization in the different fields of economics in a way that the needs of business management, the management of collective aspects, and the economic management of resources are considered.
- 6. To create the conditions for the development of multidisciplinary lines of research in what is called unconventional economics, which today are rapidly advancing in fields like the economics of the justice system, the economic analysis of politics, or the economics of healthcare, to cite only three examples. Apart from the previous, formative objectives, a common objective to all the degrees at URJC is to promote mobility, especially internationally.
As far as competence goes, graduates in Economics must be capable of carrying out good management of resources at any business or organization in which they develop their activity, as well as identifying the principle problems, among others. They must also be able to apply rational analysis and be able to choose from among different alternatives those that are most adequate for the objectives sought.
Graduates must be able to understand and draft reports on regional, national, or international economics, as well as analyze any sector of the economy by applying different economic instruments. Likewise, the graduate will acquire competence in evaluating the current and foreseeable situation with the information available, as much in the economic situation of a company as in the national economy. They must be able to draft economic reports about companies and markets.
The capabilities that we are going to list are based on results described in the White Book of Economics (ANECA). These abilities are derived taking into account opinions from the academic and professional worlds.
GENERAL or COMMON SKILLS
The generic or transversal competence makes reference to the attributes that a particular social group should have, in this case, the university graduates in Economics and they basically refer to organizational capacity and are related to the DEGREE IN ECONOMICS. The generic competence in the sphere of Economics is obtained through interdisciplinary learning.
- CT1 Capacity for analysis and synthesis
- CT2 Capacity for organization and planning
- CT3 Oral and written communication in native language
- CT4 Oral and written communication in foreign language
- CT5 Knowledge of computer science relative to the field of study
- CT6 Ability to analyze and look for information from different sources
- CT7 Capacity for problem solving
- CT8 Capacity for decision-making
- CT9 Capacity for teamwork
- CT10 Interdisciplinary teamwork
- CT11 Working in an international context
- CT12 Skill in personal relationships
- CT13 Commitment to ethics in the workplace
- CT14 Working under pressure
- CT15 Capacity for autonomous learning
- CT16 Capacity for adaptation to new situations
- CT17 Creative
- CT18 Leadership
- CT19 Initiative and entering spirit
- CT20 Sensitivity to environmental and social issues.
Specific Professional Skills
Competence in these areas is what differentiates students with an Economics Degrees from university graduates as a whole, providing them with the necessary tools to be able to undertake their future work as economists. With regard to the basic, specific knowledge, it must be said that those that are considered most relevant are related to “macroeconomics” and “microeconomics,” “public funds,” “Spanish and world economy,” and “econometrics.”
- CS1 Capacity for putting knowledge of economics into practice
- CS2 Ability in the search for information and research
- CS3 Design and management of projects applied to the different areas of economics
- CS4 Capacity for the disclosure of economic questions
- CS5 Understanding the legal framework that regulates economic activities
- CS6 Knowing and applying different quantitative techniques used in economics
- CS7 Understanding and evaluating the analysis of an economic situation
- CS8 Knowing the behavior of the different economic agents
- CS9 Knowing the functioning of markets
- CS10 Knowing the objectives and instruments of economic policy
- CS11 Knowing the functioning of the public sector of an economy
- CS12 Understanding and evaluating financial investments
- CS13 Knowing the functioning of companies and their decision-making
- CS14 Converting an empirical problem into an object of research and drawing conclusions
- CS15 Written and spoken communication in a foreign language at professional meetings on economics
- CS16 Critically analyzing, synthesizing, and summarizing the economic situation and assets of a company
- CS17 Knowing the Spanish economic situation and environment within the European Union
- CS18 Analyzing the development of the international economy
- CS19 Making forecasts from the different economic variables.
It must not be forgotten that a general objective of the Rey Juan Carlos University is to promote international mobility, as much for students as for the professors and researchers who take part in its degrees.
Minimum requirements for stay
- For full-time students doing an undergraduate degree, the maximum period of time allowed to complete the degree is eight years. Part-time students can request an extension of up to two years from the Rector.
- In the degrees that have more than 240 credits (4 years), the maximum stated in the previous section will be increased by one year for each 60 ECTS that are added to the 240 ECTS.
- Students have to pass a minimum of two subjects in the first year. Students who are studying part-time have to pass at least one subject in the first academic year.
- Students who are studying an official degree at Rey Juan Carlos University have a maximum of four enrollments in each one of the subjects in the study program, without counting previous cancellations of said subjects.
For further information see: Permanence regulations
Minimum number of ECTS credits per type of registration and academic year
|1st year||48 ECTS||60 ECTS|
|other courses||48 ECTS||78 ECTS|
|1st year||24 ECTS||47 ECTS|
|other courses||24 ECTS||47 ECTS|
Access and Enrollment
Access to official degrees requires holding a high school diploma or equivalent and passing the exam referred to in Article 42 of the Organic Law 6/2001 of Universities, modified in the Law 4/2007 (12 April), taking into account other mechanisms of access Foreseen in existing regulations.
The maximum number of 1st year students accepted in the academic is:
|Madrid Campus (Building Quintana):||60 places (including transfer admission places)|
Enrollment in the Rey Juan Carlos University is online, using the computers on campus or any computer with web access. Dates and deadlines can be consulted in enrollment, as well as the requirements and necessary documents. If any questions arise, ask at the Student Telephone Assistance Center (TASTING).
BE: Basic Education
|1||Eeconomic and Social Hhistory||BER||6|
|1||IIntroduction to Eeconomics||BER||6|
|1||Mathematic Methods in Eeconomics I||COM||4,5|
|1||Pprofessional Etics, BASIC Pprinciples of Laww and Equality (IIntroduction to Lwow)||BEC||6|
|2||Mathematic Methods in Eeconomics II||COM||4,5|
|Total Credits: 60|
|1||Public Finances I||COM||4,5|
|1||Spanish and world economics I||COM||4,5|
|2||Macro economics II||COM||4,5|
|2||micro economics II||COM||4,5|
|2||Public Finances II||COM||4,5|
|2||Sspanish and World Eeconomics II||COM||4,5|
|Total Credits: 60|
|2||European Economic Integration||COM||7,5|
|2||History of Economic Thought||COM||6|
|2||Monetary and Financial Economics||COM||6|
|Total Credits: 60|
|1||Academic Recognition of Credits||COM||6|
|ANNUALLY||End of Degree Project||COM||6|
|Total Credits: 60|
|2||Applied Econometrics (blended)||EL||6|
|2||Economy of the Welfare State||EL||6|
|2||Growth and Development Economics||EL||6|
The subject Internships is a curricular subject whose fundamental objective is to encourage the comprehensive training of the student through the practical application of the knowledge acquired in the degree, which facilitates direct contact with the professional activity and offers the opportunity for students to incorporate themselves in the professional world with a minimum level of experience. All the internships are designed so that students who participate in them acquire professional experience in real situations and conditions, applying the knowledge, skills, and attitudes that are acquired in the educational process during the degree. These internships are an important opportunity for the personal and professional development of the students.
The internships are activities that the students undertake in companies, institutions, and organizations; that is, in centers external to the university, and that have as their objective to enrich and complement their university studies, while also offering deeper knowledge related to the skills that will be needed once they graduate.
The Internship subject has two phases:
- First, doing the internship, which offers professional experience related to the profile of the graduate and that are shown in the Verification Report of the degree.
- Second, preparation of the report.
For more information: Unit internships
Academic Recognition of Credits
The Erasmus Program offers URJC undergraduate and graduate students the possibility of taking courses for one or more semesters at one of the European universities where URJC has agreements.
These exchanges traditionally involve financial assistance thanks to the Erasmus grants that the EU and the Spanish Education Ministry provide.
The Munde Program manages mobility with universities that are not included in the Erasmus Program.
The possibility of obtaining a grant or financial assistance and the amount depend, in each case, on the agreements with the universities, the countries, or the entities that subscribe to said agreements.
For more information:
SICUE is a national mobility program for GRADOS university students that allows them to carry out part of their studies at another Spanish university with guarantees of academic recognition, use and adaptation to their curricular profile.
Student Support Programs
Orientation to future students. The University offers various orientation programs for future students: we carry out visits to high schools and secondary schools, we organize guided visits to the Campuses, we are present in the Classroom and, at the beginning of each course, we carry out welcome days to guide students new students.
academic tutorials. Each teacher carries out, within their teaching planning, academic tutorials on their subject.
Coordinator of the degree. It works to promote coherence and balance between the subjects and the workloads of the students.
mentoring program. The URJC has this program, peer tutoring, in which the students of the last years act as mentors with the first year students.
Students with disabilities. The Support Office for Persons with Disabilities offers guidance and assistance to students with special needs.
Scholarships . The Rey Juan Carlos University manages the main scholarships and annual grants, both its own and from other official bodies: Ministries, Community of Madrid, International Organizations and other entities. It also publishes and disseminates those scholarships and grants of interest to its students and graduates. Throughout the course, students receive information about them through the different communication channels established.
Job placement program. The Rey Juan Carlos University, through the External Internship Unit and the Graduates Office, organizes conferences, workshops and various actions aimed at supporting and guiding students in their job search, to improve their employability and promote job placement . The University has a Job Exchange -a platform available to companies and graduates- where institutions can carry out their selection processes.
Internal System of Quality Guarantee
General information collection plan
Within the Quality Guarantee System at Rey Juan Carlos University, the following surveys are planned:
-Satisfaction of graduates
- labor insertion
- Causes of abandonment
- Second year after graduation
- Third year after graduation
- Fourth year after graduation
- Degree of satisfaction:
- Faculty with campus and university
- Teaching staff with degree
- Of the evaluators
- Incoming student mobility program
- Outbound student mobility program
- Administration and services staff with university
- student satisfaction
- External tutor satisfaction
- Satisfaction of evaluators
Steps towards Improvement
The Quality Guarantee System at URJC establishes that the Quality Guarantee Commission of the degree analyzes the information derived from the different indicators of the degree and draws up a report which includes plans for improvement, if that is what the results so indicate.
- Improvement actions 2021/2022
- Improvement actions 2020/2021
- Improvement actions 2019/2020
- Improvement actions 2018/2019
- Improvement actions 2017/2018
- Improvement actions 2016/2017
- Improvement actions 2015/2016
- Improvement actions 2014/2015
- Improvement actions 2013/2014
- Improvement actions 2011/2012
- Improvement actions 2010/2011
- Improvement actions 2009/2010
Accreditation renewal supposes the culmination of the implementation of the official undergraduate and Master's degrees registered in the University, Center, and Degree Register. The accreditation renewal of official undergraduate and Master's degrees is organized in three phases: self-assessment report, external visit, and final assessment.
In the first phase, the university describes and assesses the situation of the degree with respect to the established criteria and guidelines. The result is the Self-Assessment report that is presented. The second and third phases are carried out by a group of assessors who are external to the degree in question
Recognition of quality
The Virtual Campus at URJC has the international certification “UNIQUE” for quality in e-learning. UNIQUE is the most demanding seal of quality for the use of ICT in higher education.
In the framework of the celebration of the INNOVATION FORUM 2011 in the Portuguese town of Oeiras, the Foundation for the Quality of e-Learning gave three UNIQUe quality certifications to universities in Saudi Arabia, Russia, and Spain, and Rey Juan Carlos University was one of those chosen.
UNIQUe is the first certification of quality in all of Europe, created to offer support to universities in order to achieve excellence in the use of ICT for innovation in learning. The provides certification points of reference for the field of higher education in order to increase the speed of implementation of the Bologna reforms in the field of technology. It is centered on innovation with the aim of improving learning. At the same time, the UNIQUe seal facilitates the incorporation of the existing good practices and the valid strategies for quality, presenting a wide institutional focus that goes beyond e-learning in order to validate the efforts of the universities with regard to innovation.
This process of quality certification is based on the broad participation of the interested parties with the aim of involving the entire community of higher education, including the government, students and professors, as well as the administration and management of universities.