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Course outline

Acquired skills

These are the main competences for which this degree will qualify you:

  • An ability to extract basic aspects of economic reality via mathematical models, identifying the relevant factors in their design.
  • An ability to seek out, analyse and synthesise information from different sources with a capability for criticism, self-criticism and self-directed learning, so as to make reasoned judgement calls concerning significant matters of an economic, social or scientific nature.
  • An ability to work in multidisciplinary groups, developing the skills required for each situation: teamwork, leadership, initiative, creativity and decision-making.
  • An understanding of the principles of economic analysis in both its micro and macroeconomic facets so as to help ensure the efficient allocation of resources.
  • Analysing and solving economic problems by applying deductive and inductive logic, using a suitable theoretical framework for each context.
  • Applying the principles of economic analysis to the design and assessment of economic policies and assessing their effectiveness and limitations.
  • Applying the theoretical and practical knowledge acquired to diagnose and solve problems, using appropriate analytical tools in decision-making.
  • Continuously seeking quality and improvement in their knowledge, subject to continual changes and innovations, adopting an ethical commitment to work, society and the environment.
  • Drawing up reports and communicating ideas on any economic issue clearly and coherently for specialist and non-specialist audiences, using the language skills required in each case.
  • Handling quantitative techniques in the interpretation and qualification of economic data, and understanding the links between verbal, graphic, mathematical and econometric analyses in the study of economics.
  • Identifying the main instruments for public sector intervention and the links between policy recommendations and the debate between positive and normative economics.
  • Making effective use of information technology and IT instruments in their field of study.
  • Understanding the functions of economic actors and the role of institutions in economic and social activity at different territorial levels (from local institutions to international bodies), with the ability to identify and analyse historical, social and institutional factors that condition economic processes.
  • Using the knowledge and techniques acquired to make decisions in economic, social and political contexts subject to continual changes arising, among other factors, from globalisation, technological innovation and environmental problems.