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Undergraduate Degree in Bussiness Administration and Management

1. Objectives and admission profile

The objective of the Degree in Business Administration and Management (ADE) is to train professionals to be able to create their own businesses and play any kind of role in the field of management and business administration, either in public or private institutions. Management and counselling matters may be developed in the global scope of the organization or in any of its functional departments: production, human resources, finance, marketing, tax and accounting.

Therefore, a graduate student in ADE will be able to:

  • Identify and develop entrepreneurial initiatives
  • Manage companies or other public or private institutions.
  • Get involved in any functional area (marketing, administrative and/or finance department) of an organization.
  • Solve problems related to Management.
  • Deal with counselling and consultancy matters

The profile of the students studying Business Administration and Management is usually very different, although it is advisable to have certain skills like:

  • Willingness to know and understand the world of business and our economic reality in general.
  • Entrepreneurial spirit.
  • Skills to manage and interpret quantitative information.
  • Ability for oral and written communication.
  • Proper management of computer tools.
  • Willingness to learn languages, especially English.

2. Curriculum

The Degree in Business Administration and Management lasts 4 years. The minimum number of credits required to earn the Degree is 240 ECTS credits distributed as follows:

Type of subject

ECTS credits

Basic Core






Final Degree Project



The student must choose 54 credits of elective subjects of the following table and also complete the 6 credits of the Final Degree Project:



3. English Itinerary

The Degree in Business Administration and Management of the University of Oviedo offers the possibility of undertaking the first two years fully in English. Classes in English will be available in the mornings.

To access the English itinerary, candidates must score a minimum of 7 points in the English Language Test of the University Entrance Examination (PAU). Those applicants who do not meet this requirement must certify a B1 level of English.

Furthermore, other students may also choose some subjects of the itinerary in English, even if they do not mean to complete it. In this case, if the demand exceeds the number of vacancies, preference will be given to students willing to take the full itinerary and they will be selected according to the final grade obtained in PAU.

Taking subjects in English means that students get 0,3 ECTS for every 6 ECTS completed in English and they will be highly considered in the selection process of the Erasmus grants, aimed at stays at European Universities (English).

If students complete a minimum of 120 ECTS in subjects taught in English, either through subjects offered by the University of Oviedo, or through stays at foreign universities that have an agreement with the University of Oviedo, students will be granted the Certificate of Bilingual Itinerary in the Degree in Management and Business Administration, which will be attached to the European Diploma Supplement. In the total 120 credits, students may also include Erasmus internships and the Final Degree Project. In any case, those students who take some subjects in English, but do not complete the full itinerary, (120 ECTS), will have their credits, internships in a foreign country or academic mobility, recognized in the European Diploma Supplement.

4. Mobility

Mobility in and out the Spanish territory is essential for any university student, and it is particularly relevant when considering the objectives of the Degree.

Mobility programmes allow students to complete part of their studies in a different university guaranteeing academic recognition.

The School of Economics and Business is taking part in the SÓCRATES-ERASMUS programmes of the European Union and the SICUE-SÉNECA programmes of Spain, aimed at promoting mobility among students from Spain and the European Union respectively.

In addition, the University of Oviedo has signed cooperation agreements with non EU universities, with the purpose of exchanging students, and which are usually open to different Degrees.

Through the SÓCRATES-ERASMUS programme, the School of Economics and Business has signed several cooperation agreements with more than 60 universities of 17 European countries, which allow students to complete their studies in five different languages (English, French, Italian, German and Portuguese).

Through the SICUE-SÉNECA programme, students of the School of Economics and Business may complete an academic year in any of the Spanish universities with an agreement.

More information at http://econo.uniovi.es/movilidad

6. Internships

Internships are based on the development of work activities that give students the possibility to complete their academic training acquiring certain competences related to professional experience through internships in companies or institutions that have signed an Educational Cooperation Agreement with the University of Oviedo. The main objective, in accordance to article 11 of the External Regulation Practices of the University of Oviedo (BOPA February, 25, 2009), will be to allow students to apply practical knowledge acquired in their academic training, providing them with the proper skills to develop their professional careers and facilitating their incorporation into the labour market.

The Degree in ADE offers the possibility of internships in companies in the fourth year. This internship is considered an elective subject-12 credits and it implies 240 hours of work at those companies.

Among the companies which host internship students we may find the most important companies in the region.

More information at http://econo.uniovi.es/practicasempresas


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