University of Barcelona

Business Law

Objectives and competences


The master's degree is designed to provide advanced training of a specialized and multidisciplinary nature. It introduces students to research and develops their knowledge of advanced legal concepts in company and business law, from an interdisciplinary perspective.
The objective is to train specialists who can contribute to the theoretical, practical, interdisciplinary and global understanding of commercial, civil, labour, financial and tax aspects of the law as it relates to the operational activities of a company or business.


Basic competences:
Upon completion of the master's degree, students will be able to:
  • Develop and/or apply ideas in an original way, particularly in research, use ideas to solve problems in new or multidisciplinary environments related to a specific study area.
  • Integrate knowledge and make complex judgements on the basis of incomplete or limited information, taking into account the social and ethical responsibilities associated with these actions.
  • Present conclusions and the grounds on which they are based to specialists and non-specialists, in a clear and concise manner.
  • Demonstrate the learning skills to facilitate further learning requiring a more independent and self-directed approach.

General competences:
Successful students will also be able to:
  • Speak effectively in public.
  • Carry out a skilled search and selection of authoritative information on the issues under study.

Specific competences:
With regard to the specific applications of their knowledge, students will be able to:
  • Identify the most relevant and controversial areas of commercial, civil, labour, financial and fiscal legislation as it relates to the operational activities of a company or business, and formulate hypotheses that help to explain these matters rationally.
  • Identify basic criteria for making business decisions, based on the main analytical instruments in the fields of economics, finance and accounting.
  • Identify and rationalize the underlying philosophical and legal premises in the structural changes that occur in companies, the state, and law in a globalized world.
  • Analyse and compare the basic concepts of private law in legal texts of the English common law code.
  • Apply some of the teaching methods used during the programme.