Bachelor’s Degree in Economics
The Bachelor’s Degree in Economics (ECO) at the School of Economics and Business Administration Sciences in Albacete aims to train professionals capable of working in the management, consultancy and evaluation of any type of organization, public or private, profit or non- profit. This training is required for market analysis and business management, taking into account the growing dynamism and continuous changes existing in the economic, social and institutional context, the increasing globalisation of the world economy and the advances in technology and ICT.
The Bachelor’s Degree in Economics provides students with the theoretical and practical knowledge required for the analysis of economic relations and their influence in social, labour, political and environmental worlds. The skills acquired by Economics graduates will give them access to a long list of career opportunities: market analysis; business entrepreneurship; management of financial and non-financial organisations; accountancy and tax consulting services; general consultancy services; access to the civil service and to international organisations and non-profit institutions, etc. Students may also enter the world of teaching or research in both the public and private sectors.
Knowledge and values
The main objective of the Economics degree responds to the need to rely on professionals in the market, who can provide consultancy, management and evaluation to the economic issues that are present in the different organizations of the public services and in those others where the private sector (businesses, households, associations) is the recipient of such services.
To achieve the described objective, it is necessary, to achieve previously an adequate knowledge of the functioning of economic institutions and its consequences; of the different alternatives to achieve an efficient allocation of resources and forms of accumulation of wealth, as well as its distribution, and to what extent these aspects can be improved. In this way, economic problems relevant to a particular situation can be identified and anticipated and the different alternatives that allow their resolution can be analyzed; choosing the most appropriate according to the pursued objective and the forecasted results. Finally, graduate studies promote continuous learning, as well as personal development so that the graduate participates in the improvement of the welfare of the society throughout his life.
Number of credits: 240 ECTS
Economic and social interests
New students should be interested in contemporary economic and social issues. This will enhance their motivation and adaptation to the teaching-learning process. Future students should be aware that they will receive high quality training which requires them to show responsibility and a positive attitude towards learning, change and innovation.
Students may enter this degree programme via the following access routes: Science and Technology, Social Sciences or Health Sciences, together with the core knowledge acquired in the High School Diploma (Bachillerato) or equivalent, a foundation in mathematics and/or numerical reasoning is recommended. New students should also possess a capacity for analysis and logical and abstract reasoning, which allows them to understand situations and suggest the solutions and initiatives needed for problem solving.
Students will receive an education oriented towards providing a series of new competences and capacities. It will also facilitate the development of the skills they already possess, and will enhance and develop the previously mentioned skills throughout the whole of the degree programme.
As set out in article 14 of Royal Decree 1393/2007 in order to gain access to this degree programme students must hold a High School Diploma (Bachillerato) or equivalent diploma and must have passed the entry exam described in article 42 of the organic law 6/2001 on universities, amended by law 4/2007 of 12th April, notwithstanding the other access routes provided for in the current legislation. Any future amendment to the university entrance exams or to the Royal Decree regulating university access, will be used as a basis to establish access routes, taking into account the subjects studied and assessed in the High School Diploma (Bachillerato) which are related to the contents of the degree programme.