Branch of knowledge: Social Sciences and Law
Center in charge: Facultad de Ciencias Jurídicas y Sociales
Added Centers: ESIC
Method of teaching: Inglés
Credits: 240. Credits/year: 60. Duration: 4 years. Implantation: progressive, first course 2009-2010
Calendario académico Schedule Exam Teaching Guides Validations table
Coordinator: Prof.ª Dr.ª D.ª María Sonia Medina Salgado
What will I learn by studying this degree?
The theory – both basic and in-depth for understanding how the different areas of a company work and are managed and supervised
- Business Organisation
- Human Resources
The socio-economic features of the environment in which a company operates. These include:-
Additional knowledge which is needed to learn about the aforementioned and apply it in practice
- Information technologies
Where will I be qualified to work upon graduation?
The job market for Business Studies graduates tends to centre upon set-ups, internationalisation, technological innovation and change, and new models of work organisation. As such, graduates will tend to move into:-
- Organisation or company departments:- finance, sales, management control, marketing, market research, IT, international trade, purchasing, quality, R+D+I, Human Resource Management.
- Financial Services:- auditing, consulting and advice, money markets/securities, financial institutions, recruitment agencies, insurance, marketing, publicity, research institutions, distribution, tourism, health.
- Industry:- food, drinks, chemicals, iron and steel, pharmaceuticals, motoring, stationery, building, publishing, cosmetics, textiles.
- Infrastructure:- technology, transport, telephony, energy, logistics, building
- Public Administration:- international, European, National, Regional
- Teaching (at secondary, undergraduate or postgraduate levels) and research
Is this degree official in accordance with the regulations of the European Higher Education Area?
Yes (the final verification report is attached). The implementation of the degree will be carried out progressively, beginning in the first year of the degree in the academic year 2009-10.
What topics will be covered in this Degree?
Topics related to:
- Market Research and Marketing of Products
Given the fact that the Business Studies Degree covers a wide range of abilities, it is difficult to specify what profile of student it appeals, or is most suited, to. Undergraduate students seeking entry should be aware of the nature of the course aims and objectives, i.e., to train the student as well as possible to compete in the field of Business Management. Consequently, students wishing to study this course should have the following traits:-
- Responsibility. Students must realise that they need to work at their degree on a daily basis if they want to reach their objectives, and the results they obtain will be directly proportional to the amount of effort they put in.
- Receptiveness. Students must be open to all the new ideas which they will encounter as they study the course. This includes being willing and able to plan and organise activities as well as an ability to work with others and in teams.
- Be dynamic and eager to learn. Students should be entrepreneurial, willing to discover new things on their own, and also creative and innovative.
The main objective of the Business Studies Degree is to enable students to manage, advise and assess product and service organisations. Those tasks may be carried out in the organisation as a whole or in one specific department: production, human resources, finance, marketing, investment, administration or accounting.
The graduate should know how to identify and anticipate opportunities, allocate resources, organise information, select and motivate personnel, take decisions, reach specific objectives, and assess results.
To define the aims of the Business Studies Degree, the features and evolution of economic and business activity in an increasingly globalised and ever-changing world, in which the demands for competitiveness and sustainability are the norm, have been taken into account. The general training objectives are:
- To know the nature of companies and how they relate to their local, national and international environments
- To know the methods and techniques for managing and organising companies
- To obtain skills in the use of mathematics and statistics
GENERAL or COMMON SKILLS
- Ability to analyse and summarise ability to organise and plan
- Good at communicating, both in writing and orally, in their mother tongue
- Good at communicating, both in writing and orally, in a foreign language
- Study-related IT skills
- A capacity to analyse, review and classify information from different sources
- The ability to structure and project information
- Problem-solving abilities
- The ability to apply professional criteria to problem analysis, based on technical instruments
- Motivation towards quality and responsibility in the workplace
- Creativity, initiative and an entrepreneurial spirit
- The ability to work in a team with an ease of communication
- The ability to work in a team which covers a range of activities
- The ability to work in an international environment
- Skills in inter-personal relationships
- The capacity to work in diverse and multi-cultural environments: recognising and respecting diversity
- The ability to think through ideas
- An ethical commitment to work
- Good at working under pressure
- Autonomous learning
- Adapting to new situations
- Initiative and an entrepreneurial spirit
- Being sensitive to environmental and social issues
- Applying knowledge to real situations
- The ability to research
- Designing and managing projects
- An ability to develop economic and business-related issues
Specific Professional Skills
- The ability to analyse and apply accounting techniques and rules
- The ability to draw up and interpret the data contained in yearly accounts
- The ability to solve legal, political and conceptual problems which may be encountered during the running of a business
- The ability to analyse and apply the principles of constitutional, civil, business and labour law
- A sound working knowledge of the different tax structures
- The ability to analyse the instruments of economic policy
- Knowledge and analysis of how economic factors work
- Knowing and analysing how markets work
- Knowing how to analyse the challenge of business through the management functions (planning, organisation, human resource management and control)
- Knowing how to identify and analyse the functional areas of a company
- Knowing how to design and carry out business strategies (corporate and competitive)
- Knowing how to design and develop a financial plan
- Knowing how to formulate an investment-funding strategy in the company
- Knowing how to analyse and interpret the data which the company has at its disposal
- Knowing how to analyse the sales strategy, targets and sales policy
- Knowing how to use Information and Communication Technologies in different areas
- Knowing how to lead groups of people
- Knowing how to carry out anaylsis and diagnosis, provide back-up and take decisions in the area of organisational structure
- Knowing how to apply techniques and take decisions in the field of human resource management
Minimun 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
Minimun 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 (Vicálvaro):||75 places|
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||Introduction to Corporations I||BER||6|
|1||Professional Ethics, Basic Principles of Law and Equality||BEC||6|
|1||History of Spanish Institutions||BEC||6|
|2||Introduction to Economics||BER||6|
|2||Introduction to Corporations II||COM||6|
|2||Computer Science Applied to Corporations||BEC||6|
|Total Credits : 60|
|1||Introduction to marketing and communications in the firm||BER||6|
|1||Financial Accounting I||COM||6|
|1||Corporate Statistics I||COM||6|
|2||Financial Accounting II||COM||4,5|
|2||Corporate Statistics II||COM||6|
|Total credits: 60|
|1||Corporate Assessment and Acquisition||EL||4,5|
|1||Operations Management in Service Corporations||EL||4,5|
|1||Academic Recognition of Credits||COM||6|
|Annual||End of degree project||COM||6|
|Total credits: 60|
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 student undertakes 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 quantity 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 Programmes
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 every academic year, the university organizes a Welcoming Day in order to orient new students.
Academic tutorials. Each professor offers, within his/her teaching plan, tutorial sessions related to his/her subject.
Integral 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. firstname.lastname@example.org
Degree coordinator. The degree coordinator works to favor the coherence and balance of the different subjects and the work load of the students.
Mentoring Program. URJC has a Mentoring Program, where students from previous academic years act as tutors.
Disabled students. The Assistance for Disabled Persons Office offers orientation 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 organisms 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.
Laboral 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 disposition of companies and graduates where the organisms can carry out their selection process.
MATRÍCULA, ANULACIÓN, DEVOLUCIÓN, TRASLADOS y PRECIOS PÚBLICOS
- Matrícula y permanencia en los estudios de Grado de la URJC
- Matrícula gratuita
- Anulación de matrícula
- Reglamento de devolución de tasas académicas
- Precios Públicos
PROCESO FORMATIVO (REGLAMENTOS)
- Grados conjuntos
- Planes conjuntos (Primer y segundo ciclo)
- Dispensa académica
- Prácticas externas
- Reconocimiento académico de créditos (RAC)
- Asignaturas incompatibles
- Premio extraordinario fin de grado
- Procedimiento extraordinario para la finalización de estudios de grado
- Tribunal de compensación
Exámenes y calificaciones
Convalidación, adaptación de estudios, reconocimiento de créditos y homologación de títulos extranjeros
- Becas del Ministerio de Educación
- Se informa que para la tramitación de la Beca MECD, solo se tendrán en cuenta aquellas asignaturas que estén calificadas en el curso académico.
- Se considerará exclusivamente que el alumno posee matrícula completa cuando se encuentre matriculado de todos los créditos correspondientes al curso de su itinerario formativo. En este caso, se podrá optar a todas las ayudas de la Beca MECD. Por el contrario, si no se alcanza el número de créditos establecido, solo optarán a las cuantías de Matrícula y Variable Mínima, al considerarse matrícula parcial.
- Los alumnos que soliciten Beca MECD tendrán que tener en cuenta que las asignaturas indefinidas (TFG, Prácticas, Idioma Moderno, RAC) que matriculan en el curso activo se contabilizarán para cumplir el requisito del artículo 35 a) del Real Decreto 1721/2007 de 21 de diciembre, por el que se establece el régimen de las becas y ayudas al estudio personalizadas:
“….Los beneficiarios de dichas becas deberán, además, superar, como mínimo el 50 por ciento de los créditos o asignaturas en que se hubieran matriculado, con excepción de los becarios de enseñanzas universitarias de las ramas de Ciencias y de Enseñanzas Técnicas que deberán aprobar, como mínimo, el 40 por ciento de los mismos. El incumplimiento de esta última obligación comportará el reintegro de todos los componentes de la beca con excepción de la beca de matrícula”
- En cuanto a la asignatura de Idioma Moderno, el alumno debe tener en cuenta que la no inscripción en el grupo no conlleva la desmatriculación de la asignatura. En este caso, esta será considerada como no superada, afectando tanto a la beca del curso presente, como a la posible concesión del siguiente.
- Para los alumnos que soliciten Beca MECD, no se tendrán en cuenta a efectos del cumplimiento de los requisitos académicos las asignaturas o créditos convalidados o adaptados. Artículo 22. 6 del Real Decreto 1721/2007 de 21 de diciembre, por el que se establece el régimen de las becas y ayudas al estudio personalizadas.
RÉGIMEN DE CONVIVENCIA
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.