Branch of knowledge: Social Sciences and Law
Center in charge: Facultad de Ciencias Jurídicas y Sociales
Campus: Madrid - Quintana
Method of teaching: Inglés
Credits: 240. Credits/year: 60. Duration: 4 years. Implantation: progressive, first course 2016-2017
Calendario académico Schedule Exam Teaching Guides Validations table
Coordinator: Prof.ª Dr.ª D.ª Rosa Belén Castro Nuñez
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 juridical 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 organism. 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.
What topics will be covered in this Degree?
Branch: SOCIAL AND JURIDICAL 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 existent 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 capacitates 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 necessities 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 denominated 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 organism 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 Libro Blanco 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 Creativity
- CT18 Leadership
- CT19 Initiative and enterprising spirit
- CT20 Sensitivity to environmental and social themes.
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 utilized 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 University Rey Juan Carlos 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 to 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: Normativa de permanencia
Minimum number of ECTS credits per type of registration and academic year
Full time students:
|1º Course||48 ECTS||60 ECTS|
|Other courses||48 ECTS||78 ECTS|
Part time students:
|1º Course||24 ECTS||47 ECTS|
|Other courses||24 ECTS||47 ECTS|
Access and Enrolment
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 (Edif. Quintana):||60 plazas|
Enrolment in the Rey Juan Carlos University is on-line, using the computers on campus or any computer with web access. Dates and deadlines can be consulted in enrolment, as well as the requirements and necessary documents. If any doubts arise, ask at the Student Telephone Assistance Centre (C.A.T.A.).
BE: Basic Education
|1||Economic and Social History||ber||6|
|1||Introduction to Economics||ber||6|
|1||Mathemathical Methods in Economics I||com||4,5|
|1||Professional Ethics, Basic Principles of Law and Equality (Introduction to Law)||bec||6|
|2||Mathematical Methods in Economics II||com||4,5|
|Total Credits: 60|
|1||Public Finances I||com||4,5|
|1||Spanish and world economics I||com||4,5|
|2||Public Finances II||com||4,5|
|2||Spanish and World Economics II||com||4,5|
|Total Credits: 60|
|2||european economic integration||com||7,5|
|2||history of the economic thought||com||6|
|2||monetary and financial economics||com||6|
|Total Credits: 60|
|1||academic recognition of credits||com||6|
|2||Economy of the welfare state||el||6|
|2||Growth and Development Economics||el||6|
|annual||end of degree project||com||6|
|Total Credits: 60|
La asignatura Prácticas Externas es una materia curricular cuyo objetivo fundamental es fomentar una formación integral del estudiante mediante la aplicación práctica de los conocimientos adquiridos al cursar el Grado, lo que facilita un contacto directo con la actividad profesional y la oportunidad de incorporarse al mundo profesional con un mínimo de experiencia. Todas las prácticas están diseñadas para que los estudiantes que participan en ellas adquieran una experiencia profesional en situaciones y condiciones reales, aplicando los conocimientos, competencias y actitudes que se adquieren en los procesos de formación a lo largo de la titulación. Las prácticas representan una oportunidad decisiva para el desarrollo personal y futuro profesional de los estudiantes.
Las prácticas son actividades que realiza el estudiante en empresas, instituciones y organizaciones; esto es, en centros fuera de las dependencias universitarias, que tienen como objetivo enriquecer y complementar su formación universitaria, al tiempo que le proporciona un conocimiento más profundo acerca de las competencias que necesitará una vez se haya graduado.
La materia Prácticas Externas constará de dos fases:
- Realización del periodo de prácticas que ofrezca una experiencia profesional relacionada con alguno de los perfiles de egresado que se expresan en la Memoria de Verificación del título.
- Elaboración de la memoria
Para más información: Unidad de Prácticas Externas
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 quantity depend, in each case, on the agreements with the universities, the countries, or the entities that subscribe to said agreements.
For more information:
SICUE es un programa de movilidad nacional para estudiantes universitarios de GRADOS que permite realizar parte de sus estudios en otra universidad española con garantías de reconocimiento académico, aprovechamiento y adecuación a su perfil curricular.
Student Support Programmes
Orientación a futuros estudiantes. La Universidad ofrece diversos programas de orientación a futuros estudiantes: realizamos visitas a institutos y centros de secundaria, organizamos visitas guiadas a los Campus, tenemos presencia en Aula y, a principio de cada curso, llevamos a cabo las jornadas de acogida para orientar a los nuevos alumnos.
Tutorías académicas. Cada profesor realiza, dentro de su planificación docente, tutorías académicas sobre su asignatura.
Programa de Tutorías integrales. Este programa pretende la mejora del proceso de aprendizaje de los estudiantes, ayudándolos en una correcta planificación del esfuerzo para obtener los mejores resultados académicos.
Coordinador/-a de la titulación. Trabaja para favorecer la coherencia y equilibrio entre las asignaturas y las cargas de trabajo de los/-as estudiantes.
Programa de Mentoring. La URJC cuenta con este programa, de tutorías entre iguales, en el que los/-as estudiantes de los últimos cursos actúan como mentores con los/-as alumnos/-as de primer curso.
Estudiantes con discapacidad. La Oficina de Apoyo a Personas con Discapacidad ofrece orientación y ayuda a los/-as estudiantes con necesidades especiales.
Becas y ayudas. La Universidad Rey Juan Carlos gestiona las principales becas y ayudas anuales, tanto propias como de otros organismos oficiales: Ministerios, Comunidad de Madrid, Organismos Internacionales y otras entidades. También, publica y difunde aquellas becas y ayudas de interés para sus estudiantes y egresados. A lo largo del curso, los estudiantes reciben por los diferentes canales de comunicación establecidos, información sobre las mismas.
Programa de inserción laboral. La Universidad Rey Juan Carlos, a través de la Unidad de Prácticas Externas y de la Oficina de Egresados, organiza jornadas, talleres y diversas actuaciones dirigidas a apoyar y orientar al estudiante en la búsqueda de empleo, para mejorar su empleabilidad y favorecer la inserción laboral. La Universidad cuenta con una Bolsa de Empleo -una plataforma a disposición de las empresas y los egresados- donde las instituciones pueden realizar sus procesos de selección.
Internal System of Quality Guarantee
General information collection plan
Within the Quality Guarantee System at Rey Juan Carlos University, the following surveys are planned:
- New students
- Teacher assessment
- Student satisfaction
- Satisfaction of graduates
- Labor insertion
- Causes of abandonment
- Career path:
- Second year after graduating
- Third year after graduating
- Fourth year after graduating
- 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
- External practices:
- Student satisfaction
- External tutor satisfaction
- Satisfaction of evaluators
Steps toward 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 certification provides 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.