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Master in Economics and Business Administration

General information

Official Code: 6824
Acronym: EAE


  • Economics and Business Administration (120 ECTS credits)
  • Studies in Economics and Business Administration (90 ECTS credits)

Courses Units

Financial Accounting and Reporting


According to the current positioning of this master (MEAE), the course unit of Accounting and Financial Reporting is essentially oriented towards students who have not yet had contact with the subject of Financial Accounting or who have had a basic or introductory contact. Thus, with this course unit, students should:

  1. Understand the framework of the accounting information system and its role in a company;
  2. Know the most relevant aspects of the conceptual structure and accounting modeling to support financial reporting;
  3. Know and understand the main financial statements, having the ability to assess the role of each in the scope of financial reporting, accountability, and its usefulness for each of the users of financial information;
  4. Understand the role of External Audit / Statutory Audit and its limitations with regard to Accounting and Financial Reporting.

Business Economics

2MEAE03 - ECTS The main objective of the course is to show how Economics is important for decision making in firms using a contactual approach of the theory of the firm.

Human Resource Management

2MEAE05 - ECTS (a) Develop an understanding of the different theoretical perspectives and approaches to the management of people and their contribution and implications to organisational performance and to individual performance and well-being.

(b) Relate the practices of human resource management to the competitive strategy of the business.

(c) Develop the skills and abilities to analyse management problems in a context of significant changes in work relations and new emerging concepts and theoretical frameworks of human resource management.



To provide basic and supplementary Marketing concepts which allow the development of the skills needed to make informed Marketing decisions within the global process of organization management.

Applied Quantitative Methods


This course main goal is to show how quantitative methods can be applied to the analysis of management and economic problems and to the decision making process that leads to the best solution available. In a more practical and close to date framework, this course can also assist students to better appreciate published scientific research, and conveys the basic training for helping them to prepare the empirical part of their dissertations.

Information Systems


The goal of this course is to provide students with a fundamental knowledge on information systems, including  the components of technology, design and analysis of information, in order to make them capable of using them as a tool of promotion of the corporation strategy and objectives.

Management Accounting and Control

2MEAE07 - ECTS This course will explore recent discussions and advances in management accounting and control research and practice. Particular attention will be devoted to topics related with cost behaviour and management, and with decision making at an operational and strategic level.

Students will be encouraged to develop a critical approach about the course topics.

Corporate Finance


In this course we discuss some of the main financial decisions of a corporate manager. The course aims to enable to know the main problems facing the financial management and acquire skills, including the following areas: asset valuation, investment decision making funding decisions and measuring and managing the cost of capital.

Strategic Management


At the end of the course each student is supposed to handle, discuss and apply the basic concepts of strategic analysis and strategic implementation.

Leadership and Organizational Change

This course aims to analyse leadership and organizational change as joint, unseparate processes of mutual implication; and how different modes of thinking translate in distinctive conceptualizations of leadership and in how to conduct processes of change, as well as in different organizational dynamics.

Economic Policies


Global Economics and Markets



The learning objectives of this course are: to understand the functioning of the economy from a global perspective, and the way it is affected by the interactions between the different national economies; to understand how fundamental macroeconomic variables interact in the context of open economies; to understand how the international monetary system works and to become familiar with the proposals for its reform; to understand the impact of financial globalization, with its benefits and challenges; to understand the occurrence of global imbalances and global financial crises.

Amongst other topics, we will study the international capital markets and how they work, the gains from financial globalisation, crises, and global imbalances, as well as the use of future markets as an instrument to cover risk price.

This course will integrate theory with empirical evidence, while also looking at particular case studies, including the most recent ones. This will help students in their application of the theory and in identifying the relevance of the subjects studied for the important questions of the global economy.


Ethics and Corporate Governance


The objective of the discipline is to develop the subject of Corporate Governance, an issue that has been gaining growing importance within Corporate Economics in general and Corporate Finance in particular, as well as to deal with the different aspects and imensions giving form to this new academic discipline.
Real world corporate governance cases will be studied and a systematic comparison will be made between the praxis of corporate governance and the concrete situations of corporate success and failure.

International Business Management

Markets are increasingly integrated internationally. So that it is essential that all stakeholders understand the complexity and diversity of business internationally for companies be able to grow sustainably in a global world or just to survive in the domestic market with the presence of international players. So it is important develop skills , attitudes and knowledge to compete efficiently.

Financial Markets and Operations


In this course the objective is for students to acquire an in depth knowledge of both theory and practice of the operations taking place in financial markets.

Business Operations and Logistics



  • Provide an introduction to supply chain management, and its multiple areas / fields.

  • Describe several models and systems for inventory management, as well as the corresponding solution methods.

  • Describe the transportation problem, as well as a method for solving this problem.

  • Describe the traveling salesman problem, as well as various simple methods for solving this problem.

Dissertation Plan / Work Project / Internship Plan

2MEAE14 - ECTS To prepare students for the process of developing the dissertation / report.


2MEAE18 - ECTS To develop a scientific work in the areas of management and/or economics, under the guidance of one or more supervisors
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