Introduction

The double degree in Mathematics and Business Administration offers multidisciplinary, multi-purpose training to enable students to become high-level professionals, capable of assessing, administering, leading and managing both public and private organizations and, in so doing, of making a positive contribution to societal progress.

The double degree in Mathematics and Business Administration prepares students to hold management positions at large public- and private-sector organizations, thanks to their ability to analyse and optimize financial, organizational, human resource management, auditing and consulting, etc. in public and private organizations. Graduates can also pursue careers in the technical bodies of national, regional and local government agencies or in research and knowledge transfer.

Basic information

TypeDouble degree
Faculty or schoolFaculty of Mathematics and Computer Science
Faculty of Economics and Business
Branch of knowledge
  • Sciences
  • Engineering
  • Social Sciences
Credits396
Length of course

 5.5

academic years
Approximate price per credit17,69 €
Compulsory placementsNo
Course detailsIndicators
SpecializationsYes

Objectives and competences

Objectives

Bachelor's degree in Mathematics

Bachelor's degree in Business Administration and Management

Competences

 Generic competences 

  • Capacity for learning and responsibility (capacity for analysis and synthesis, to adopt global perspectives and to apply knowledge in practice, and capacity to take decisions and adapt to new situations). 
  • Creative and entrepreneurial skills (capacity to conceive, design and manage projects, and capacity to research and integrate new knowledge and approaches). 
  • Ability to interpret and adapt to changes in a particular sphere of activity. 
  • Ability to use information and communication technologies in professional practice. 
  • Capacity to manage time effectively in contexts of change and uncertainty. 
  • Ability to make effective use of the bibliography and other electronic resources to obtain information. 
  • Leadership skills. 
  • Teamwork skills. 
  • Commitment to ethical practice and respect for fundamental rights. 

Specific competences 

  • Ability to understand and use the mathematical method. 
  • Knowledge of rigorous demonstrations of the basic theorems of the different branches of mathematics. 
  • Capacity for abstract thought and for modelling. 
  • Capacity to analyse business organizations and the sphere of activity in which they operate. 
  • Capacity to acquire and understand basic knowledge about how markets and companies operate in the national and international contexts. 
  • Ability to use computer programs to experiment with physics and mathematics, and solve problems. 
  • Ability to solve physical and mathematical problems through calculus and other techniques. 
  • Capacity to take decisions in a business environment. 
  • Capacity to prepare, analyse and apply external and internal accounting and financial information in order to control decision-making and management. 
  • Ability to design, implement and manage business projects in different kinds of organizations. 
  • Ability to understand the basic elements of business competitiveness and how they are managed. 
  • Capacity to analyse business problems on the basis of case studies and to draft reports that address the problems in each case. 
  • Knowledge and understanding of consumer behaviour, marketing strategy and programmes, and product, pricing, distribution and communication policies. 
  • Capacity to learn the basic aspects of financial management and how companies apply them in their investment and financing strategies. 
  • Ability to identify the presence of physics and mathematics in other disciplines.  
  • Capacity for logical reasoning and to identify procedural mistakes.  

 

Access and admission

Applicant profile and access requirements

Recommended applicant profile

What you will need:

  • An interest in economics and the corporate world
  • A general interest in science and new technologies
  • A capacity for logical reasoning
  • A command of mathematics, accounting and statistics
  • A capacity for abstract thinking and criticism
  • A capacity for analysis and synthesis

Access requirements and conditions

Admission for students with studies completed outside Spain.

Applicants holding higher educational qualifications from a university outside Spain should consult the page Admission with foreign qualifications to find out about specific admission requirements.
 

Pre-enrolment

Students that have studied abroad and who wish to study at the University of Barcelona may be admitted to EHEA bachelor's degree courses. Procedures for gaining admission will depend on the qualifications held by each applicant.

For further information about admission, consult the page Admission with foreign qualifications.
 

Enrolment

As a general rule, at the UB you will be required to enrol online via the Món UB portal. To find out the date and time you have been assigned, check the specific information for your course. Remember that you can lose your place if you do not enrol on the day you have been assigned.

Academic information

Administrative procedures related to enrolment

  • Enrolment information for new students Enrolment
  • information for second-, third- and fourth-year students
  • Other enrolment procedures

 

Welcome

Support and guidance

Pre-enrolment information and events

 

Course curriculum

Subjects and course plans

Distribution of credits

Type ECTS
Basic training 114
Compulsory 210
Optional 42
Compulsory placements 0
Compulsory final project 24
TOTAL 390

List of subjects

Subject Language Type Credits
Final project 1st semester
2nd semester
Compulsory final project 6
Final Project 1st semester
2nd semester
Compulsory final project 18
Subject Language Type Credits
Advanced Business Taxation 1st semester Optional 6
Advanced Probabilities 1st semester Optional 6
Algebraic Topology 1st semester Optional 6
Analytical Methods in Number Theory 1st semester Optional 6
Applied Statistics I 2nd semester Optional 6
Business Creation 1st semester
2nd semester
Optional 6
Business Information Systems for Management 1st semester Optional 6
Business Valuation 1st semester Optional 6
Chinese for Business 1st semester Optional 6
Commercial Distribution 1st semester Optional 6
Communication Strategies and Techniques 1st semester Optional 6
Communication Techniques and Professional Orientation 2nd semester Optional 6
Company Placement I 1st semester
2nd semester
Optional 6
Computer Applications in Businesses 1st semester
2nd semester
Optional 6
Consolidation of Financial Statements 2nd semester Optional 6
Corbes Algebraiques 2nd semester Optional 6
Corporate Social Responsibility 2nd semester Optional 6
Decision Making 1st semester
2nd semester
Optional 6
Dynamical Systems 2nd semester Optional 6
Economic History of the Firm 1st semester Optional 6
Economics of Uncertainty 1st semester Optional 6
Economy and Industrial and Technological Policy 2nd semester Optional 6
Elementary Set Theory 1st semester Optional 6
Employment Law 2nd semester Optional 6
English for Business 1st semester
2nd semester
Optional 6
European Integration 1st semester
2nd semester
Optional 6
External Audit 2nd semester Optional 6
Finance and Insurance Business Management 1st semester Optional 6
Financial Instruments and Markets 1st semester
2nd semester
Optional 6
French for Business 1st semester Optional 6
Game Theory for Businesses 1st semester
2nd semester
Optional 6
German for Business 1st semester
2nd semester
Optional 6
Graphs 1st semester Optional 6
Institutional or Company Placement I 1st semester
2nd semester
Optional 6
Institutional or Company Placement II 1st semester
2nd semester
Optional 6
Institutional or Company Placement III 1st semester
2nd semester
Optional 6
Insurance Mathematics 2nd semester Optional 6
Insurance Statistics 2nd semester Optional 6
Internal Audit 2nd semester Optional 6
International Economy 1st semester Optional 6
International Marketing 1st semester
2nd semester
Optional 6
International Taxation 1st semester
2nd semester
Optional 6
Internationalization of Businesses: Management and Strategies 1st semester Optional 6
Italian for Business 1st semester Optional 6
Management Control 2nd semester Optional 6
Market Research I 1st semester Optional 6
Market Research II 1st semester
2nd semester
Optional 6
Mathematical Modelling of Forms of Reasoning 2nd semester Optional 6
Modelling 2nd semester Optional 6
Objectives and Instruments of Economic Policy 2nd semester Optional 6
Operational research 2nd semester Optional 6
Organization Management 1st semester
2nd semester
Optional 6
Organization, Innovation and Technology 2nd semester Optional 6
Partial Differential Equations 1st semester Optional 6
Pricing Policy and Strategy 2nd semester Optional 6
Principles of Insurance 1st semester Optional 6
Product Management 2nd semester Optional 6
Public Forecasting Plans 2nd semester Optional 6
Quality Management 1st semester Optional 6
Quantitative Methods in Financial Valuation 1st semester Optional 6
Real Analysis and Functional Analysis 1st semester Optional 6
Rules of Accountancy and Audit 1st semester
2nd semester
Optional 6
Russian for Business 1st semester Optional 6
Stochastic Processes 2nd semester Optional 6
Sustainable Development: Ecology, Economy and Society 2nd semester Optional 6
Tax Law 1st semester Optional 6
Tax Procedures 2nd semester Optional 6
Teaching and Learning 1st semester Optional 6
The Social and Solidarity Economy 2nd semester Optional 6
Women, Occupations and Societies 1st semester Optional 6

Pathways and specializations

First-Year Subject Pathway
Pathway in Mathematics and Business Administration and Management with specialization in Finance and Insurance (Option 1)
Pathway in Mathematics and Business Administration and Management with specialization in Business Organization (Option 2)
Pathway in Mathematics and Business Administration and Management with specialization in Marketing (Option 3)
Pathway in Mathematics and Business Administration and Management with specialization in Accounting and Taxation (Option 4)
Pathway in Mathematics and Business Administration and Management without specialization (Option 5a)
Itinerari de Matemàtiques i Administració i Direcció d'Empreses sense Menció (Opció 5b)
Check the planning of the different pathways of the degree

Previous years

Placements

Placements in a company or another type of organization are an integral part of university studies, providing first-hand experience of working methodologies in students' chosen professional fields.They offer invaluable practical experience for the transition into work after graduation.

Placements are supervised by tutors and subject to assessment.They are therefore included in the academic record.  There is also an option to complete non-curricular placements of up to 500 hours, which can be extended to 900 hours. For both curricular and non-curricular placements, an educational cooperation agreement is signed between the UB and the company, institution or other organization at which the placement will be carried out.
 

Institutional information

Career opportunities

What can you work on ?

This training prepares you to work in the field of financial and insurance entities as a financial analyst, stockbroker in investment banks, quantitative analyst, financial controller, consultant, business auditor, and big data specialist.

You can also pursue a career in teaching and research in study services, universities or research centres.

Contact us

Faculty of Economics and Business

Diagonal, 690-696 - 08034 Barcelona
Secretary: 934 024 304
secretaria.fee@ub.edu

Faculty of Mathematics and Computer Science
Gran Via de les Corts Catalanes, 585 - 08007 Barcelona
Secretary: 934 021 598 - 934 021 597
sec.mat.inf@ub.edu

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