University of Barcelona

Economics (former plan)



Major changes in today's economic and social reality have made it necessary to develop creative skills that allow for rapid adaptation. The bachelor’s degree in Economics provides scientific training in the fundamental theoretical and applied aspects of economics and in economic analysis techniques. This training enables students to develop a comprehensive understanding of how the economy operates – whether from a global, individual or sector perspective – through which to identify problems and offer solutions.

The bachelor’s degree in Economics consists of 240 credits that provide theoretical and practical training. Basic Training subjects worth 84 credits are offered in the first two years. Compulsory subjects worth 120 credits deliver the core content and are distributed across subjects including Economic Policy and Public Policy, Public Treasury and Taxation, Econometrics, Microeconomics, Macroeconomics, Economic History and Spanish and International History. From the third year and mainly in the fourth, students may choose optional subjects worth 30 credits. Students also have the chance to complete an optional 6-credit external placement at one of a wide range of institutions and companies in many sectors. The final stage of the bachelor's degree is the completion of the Final Project.

Students wishing to broaden their mathematical knowledge may choose to complete a minor in Mathematics; they will be expected to complete 30 optional credits from a list of subjects offered in the bachelor's degree in Mathematics.

The degree structure also provides for third- and (preferably) fourth-year students to complete a stay abroad via the university mobility programmes offered by the Faculty of Economics and Business.

Basic information

Interuniversity No
Branch of knowledge Social Sciences
Credits 240
Approximate price per credit 17,69 €