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 2010-2011
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Coordinator: Prof. Dr. Mrs. Susana Romero Sanz
What will I learn by studying this degree?
Theoretical and practical knowledge regarding the different aspects related to the marketing management, understanding, and decision-making in a company. Details:
- 1. Knowledge of the different organizations on which the social, political and economic life of a society is built.
- 2. Business knowledge, skills, and more specifically, “business and marketing skills,” as well as knowledge in areas related to business management, mastery of statistical and mathematical techniques (as instrumental tools for the development of marketing activities), markets, customers , information and control systems, and mastery of computer tools.
- 3. Knowledge of the improvement of personal development, incorporating in the programs the promotion of human and ethical values and corporate social responsibility.
Where will I be qualified to work upon graduation?
The main professional opportunities for the degree on Marketing and Market Research are related to:
- Strategic Management: strategic management staff, deputy director.
- Marketing Management: marketing assistant, product manager, brand manager, head of marketing strategic management, marketing manager, marketing consultant.
- Distribution Channels: channels expert, category manager, trade marketing manager, shopping center manager.
- Management of integrated communication in marketing: expert in marketing communication, head of marketing communication, accountant executive, accountant planner.
- Commercial management: analyst of market intelligence, analyst of marketing databases, intelligence market manager, market research consultant, market research analyst, head of market research projects.
- globalmarketing: analyst of global markets, export manager, head of online marketing, CRM manager.
- Commercial management: commercial technician, sales inspector, team manager, sales manager, commercial delegate, commercial manager.
Is this degree official in accordance with the regulations of the European Higher Education Area?
What topics will be covered in this Degree?
The ones related to: market commercialization and research; financial economics and accounting; business organization; civil, commercial, and labor laws; applied economics; psychology; sociology; and humanities.
Given the multidisciplinary character of the Marketing degree, it is difficult to design a specific and suitable access profile. It would be desirable for the student to be aware that what the Marketing degree intends is to offer the most competitive training possible in the area of business activities. As a consequence, the degree should be approached with the following attitudes:
- Responsibility. Daily work is what will allow students to achieve the objectives and the level of effort will mark the level of the results.
- Receptivity. Open to all new ideas that will be introduced during the degree. This receptivity includes possessing the skill and disposition to plan and organize activities, as well as ease of interaction with others and teamwork.
- Curiosity, dynamism. You must be an entertaining person willing to discover new aspects on your own, and be creative and innovating.
The main objective of the degree in marketing is to offer the student adequate scientific training oriented towards company knowledge, which will be the principle field of action for graduates in marketing, although they will also be able to develop their work activity in other sectors. Once this basic knowledge is acquired, the main objective of the degree in Marketing is to get the student to go more deeply into the wide knowledge of marketing elements, components, and market research.
In order to do that, the syllabus is done through multidisciplinary study programs, whose main objective is:
- The study of different organizations, their management, and the analysis of changes in the national and international environment in which they are immersed.
- Theoretical and practical training which qualifies them for marketing and business management, as well as a humanistic training and personal development.
- The development of general skills capable of being transferred to a wide range of organizational typologies and not exclusively limited to the business profession.
TRANSVERSAL OR GENERIC COMPETENCE
- Analysis and synthesis ability.
- Organization and planning ability.
- Oral and written skill in your native language.
- Computer knowledge related to the study area.
- Skill in analyzing, searching for, and differentiating information from different sources.
- Schematization and extrapolation ability.
- Ability in problem solving.
- Ability in decision-making.
- Ability in applying analysis of problems and professional criteria based on the use of technical tools.
- Motivation for quality and rigorous work.
- Creativity, initiative and an entertaining spirit.
- Communication skill and ability.
- Interdisciplinary teamwork.
- Work in an international context.
- Personal relations skill.
- Skill in working in different and multicultural environments.
- Critical and self-critical ability.
- Ethical commitment at work.
- Working under pressure.
- Self learning.
- Adaptation to new situations.
- Initiative and enterprising spirit.
- Motivation for quality.
- Sensitivity towards environmental and social issues.
- Put knowledge into practice.
- Skill in research.
- Project design and management.
- Communication skills in business and economic issues.
PROFESSIONAL – SPECIFIC COMPETENCE
- Management and administration skill regarding the commercial role of a company.
- Ability to integrate in the functional marketing area of a company.
- Skill in knowing how to evaluate, from the relevant sources of information, the situation and predictable development of a company, especially in the area of marketing and market research.
- Skill in writing assessment reports concerning specific situations of companies and markets.
- Skill in drafting global management projects or functional areas of a company related to marketing and market research.
- Ability to understand the impact of the historic-legal-economic environment on a company, especially in the marketing area, and in a national and international context.
- Ability to apply fundamental concepts related to the legal regulation which affects the market, and more specifically, the company and its decisions.
- Ability to select and use the computer applications necessary for business diagnosis and analysis and for its application in marketing management within the company.
- Ability for decision-making related to business variables.
- Ability to accomplish strategic marketing planning.
- Ability to correctly identify and analyze the factors that influence consumer behavior from the marketing perspective.
- Ability to know and develop commercial research projects.
- Ability to make marketing decisions in specific areas of activity.
- Ability to understand the importance of integrated communication in marketing.
- Ability to design and implement an integrated communication marketing plan.
- Ability to use adequate software applications for the resolution of commercial communication problems.
- Ability to identify problems related to distribution channels and organization management which form the commercial system.
- Ability to manage sales within organizations.
- Ability to jointly apply theoretical and methodological knowledge and marketing and market research techniques acquired through the training process, working as a team, and developing the skill and expertise of a marketing and market research professional.
- Ability to submit and defend a full project which integrates marketing activities, or a marketing plan.
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 (Vicalvaro):||65 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||Interpersonal Marketing and Communication Techniques||BE||6|
|1||Introduction to Corporations||BE||6|
|1||Mathematics Applied to Marketing||COM||6|
|1||Economic and Marketing History||BE||6|
|2||Applied Statistics to Marketing||COM||6|
|2||History of Commercial Culture and Society||BE||6|
|2||Computer Science Applied to Marketing||BE||6|
|2||Introduction to Marketing||COM||6|
|Total Credits: 60|
|1||Economic-Financial Analysis in Marketing I||COM||4,5|
|1||Commercial Law: Legal Regulation of the Market||COM||4,5|
|1||Economics I: Microeconomics||BE||6|
|1||Psychology Applied to Marketing||COM||4,5|
|2||Economic-Financial Analysis in Marketing II||COM||4,5|
|2||Labor and Social Security Law||COM||4,5|
|2||Economics II: Macroeconomics||COM||6|
|2||Decision Making Methods Applied to Marketing||COM||4,5|
|2||Responsibility and Corporate Social Marketing||BE||6|
|Total Credits: 60|
|1||Communication Policy and Digital Advertising||COM||6|
|1||Market Research II||COM||4,5|
|1||Industrial and ServicesMarketing||COM||4,5|
|2||Distribution Policy and Ecommerce||COM||6|
|2||Price and Cost Policy||COM||6|
|2||Market Research II||COM||4,5|
|2||Commercial Negotiation Techniques||COM||4,5|
|2||Relational, Direct and Interactive Marketing||COM||4,5|
|2||Applied Information Systems and Data Driven Marketing||COM||4,5|
|Total Credits: 60|
|1||Academic Recognition of Credits||EL||6|
|Annual||End of Degree Project||COM||6|
|Total Credits: 60|
|1||Human Resources Management||EL||4.5|
|1||Marketing and Communication Management||EL||4.5|
|1||Analysis and Forecast of Sales||EL||4.5|
|1||Analytics and Metrics of Digital Marketing (blended)||EL||4.5|
|1||Globla and International Marketing and Foreign Trade (blended)||EL||4.5|
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:
Student Support Programs
Future student orientation. The university has various orientation programs for future students: visits to high schools, guided tours of the campuses, visits to classrooms, and, at the beginning of each academic year, the university organizes a Welcoming Day in order to orient new students.
Academic tutorials. Each teacher offers, within his/her teaching plan, tutorial sessions related to his/her subject.
Comprehensive tutorial programs. These programs are aimed at improving the learning process of the students, helping them to plan and organize their efforts in order to obtain the best academic results.
Degree coordinator. The degree coordinator works to favor the coherence and balance of the different subjects and the workload of the students.
Mentor Program. URJC has a Mentoring Program, where students from previous academic years act as tutors.
Disabled students. The Assistance for Disabled Persons Office offers guidance and help to students with special needs.
Scholarships and financial aid. Rey Juan Carlos University processes the principle grants and annual financial aid programs, both their own and those from other official agencies such as ministries, the regional government of Madrid, international organizations, and other entities. The university also publishes and disseminates information about grants and financial aid of interest to students and graduates. During the year, students receive information about these through the established communication channels.
Labor insertion program. URJC, through the Internship Unit and the Graduate Office, organizes events, workshops, and diverse services directed at helping and supporting students seeking employment. This is designed to improve students' employability and to favor their incorporation into the labor market. The university has job listings, a platform at the disposal of companies and graduates where the organisms can carry out their selection process.
*The rates corresponding to double degrees with different degrees of experimentality will be applied as established in the new Decree 43/2022, of June 29, of the Government Council, which establishes the public prices for university studies leading to official degrees and services of an academic nature in the public universities of the Community of Madrid*
- Enrollment and permanence in undergraduate studies at URJC
- Regulation of refund of academic fees
- Admission due to change of campus or modality, university and/or partial Spanish university studies of Degree and Double Degree of the URJC
- Public Prices
- joint degrees
- academic waiver
- External internships (in force during the 21/22 academic year)
- External internships (applicable from the 22/23 academic year)
- Academic Recognition of Credits (RAC)
- TFG Framework Regulation (Approved Governing Council May 26, 2023)
- Extraordinary End of Degree Award
- Extraordinary procedure for the completion of degree studies (advance call)
REVIEWS AND REVIEWS
- Review and claim of continuous assessment in URJC degree studies
- Request for review and claim of continuous evaluation
- compensation court
Validation, adaptation of studies, recognition of credits and homologation of foreign qualifications
- Validations / Recognition degrees
- Partial validation of foreign studies
- Complementary training requirements prior to the recognition of foreign qualifications
VISITING STUDENTS AND FUNCTIONAL DIVERSITY
- Coexistence Regulations of the Rey Juan Carlos University for the Development of Law 3/2022, of February 24, on University Coexistence, approved by Agreement of March 30, 2023, of the Governing Council of the University
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.
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.