The central objective of the Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration and Management, belonging to the Branch of Social and Legal Sciences, is to train professionals capable of carrying out management, advisory, and evaluation tasks in productive organizations. These tasks can be carried out in the global scope of the organization or any of its functional areas: production, human resources, finance, marketing, investment, administration, or accounting. Specifically, they must know how to identify and anticipate opportunities, allocate resources, organize information, select and motivate people, make decisions, achieve proposed objectives, and evaluate results. The BOE-A-2010-17372 establishes the official nature of the Degree and its registration in the Register of Universities, Centers, and Degrees.
The study plan that leads to the Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration and Management, taught by the Faculty of Economics, Business, and Tourism of the University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, has been designed so that the student can take a total of four years of 240 ECTS credits, organized into semester subjects of 6 and 3 European ECTS credits. The ULPGC Regulation establishes the value of each credit in 25 hours of student work.
The minimum number of European enrollment credits per student and academic year in the Degree follows the Rules for Progress and Permanence in official degrees of the University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, which establish the modalities of enrollment on time complete and complete and partial. Full-time students, the regular dedication regime of ULPGC students, must enroll in all the first year’s ECTS credits; from the second enrollment, they will have to enroll between 48 and 60 ECTS credits. Part-time students, for their part, must register for 30 ECTS credits in the first year and from the dual enrollment for between 24 and 30 ECTS credits. The student may request the modification of these limits in the Administration of the Building within the periods established for this purpose and according to the conditions included in the regulation.
The languages used throughout the training process are Spanish (95% of the credits that make up the Degree) and English (5% of the credits of the Bachelor’s Degree). To obtain the Degree, the student must have the equivalent of level B1 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages in a foreign language.
Information for the student
Profile, requirements, outings, and enrollment
Regarding the admission profile, the student must be integrated into the training project that this Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration and Management entails with the following attitudes and personal and academic qualities:
- Motivated and interested in human and productive organizations.
- Mastery of the knowledge acquired in the LOGSE baccalaureate or equivalent studies.
- Ability to study, comprehend, analyze, and synthesis.
- Capacity for logical and abstract reasoning.
- Ability to use and apply quantitative techniques.
- Ease of communication and teamwork.
- Responsible, receptive, adaptable, and improving.
- Creative, innovative, entrepreneur, organizer, and planner.
- A good dose of curiosity and dynamism.
RD 861/2010, which modifies RD 1393/2007, establishes that access to official Bachelor's degrees will be governed following the provisions of RD 1892/2008, of November 14, which regulate the conditions for access to official university degree courses and admission procedures to Spanish public universities, modified by RD 558/2010, of May 7.
The Governing Council of the ULPGC, in a session of April 27, 2010, agrees to approve the Regulations for Access and Admission of the ULPGC for Official Degrees created in the application of Royal Decree 1393/2007 of October 29. In session On September 27, 2010, the Permanent Commission of the Governing Council of the ULPGC approved the modification of said Regulation.
Establishing specific entrance tests is not considered for access to the Degree in Business Administration and Management. However, it is recommended that the minimum level of English required is B1.
For more information, you can visit the ULPGC Access website.
University education in Business Administration and Management enables the graduate student to be incorporated into the different functional areas of the company (economic-financial management, human resources management, commercial and marketing management, logistics management, etc.); their incorporation into audit and consultancy companies, the creation of their own companies or entry into the higher bodies of the Public Administration. Likewise, the Graduate in Business Administration and Management enables access to official Master's degrees as established in RD 861/2010, which modifies RD 1393/2007 on the organization of official university education.
Point 6 of article 4.1 of Decree 168/2008, of July 22, which regulates the procedure, requirements, and evaluation criteria for the authorization of the implementation of university education leading to obtaining official titles of Degree, Master, and Doctorate of the Autonomous Community of the Canary Islands, the provision of an external internship period for the degrees is established, which can have a variable duration of not less than 12 credits and that must preferably be offered during the last two years of the degree.
This article specifies that the practices can refer to very diverse activities, but they must contribute to developing competencies that favor the occupation of future graduates. In compliance with this Decree, in the fifth section of the verification report of the Degree in Business Administration and Management of the University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, the professional module with 18 credits is described, which includes external practices with 12 ECTS.
The training and learning objectives of the External Practices subject are:
Get to know a company or public or private institution.
Promote students' employability and the links between the economic environment and the Faculty of Economics, Business, and Tourism of the ULPGC.
Develop, promote, and apply the skills and knowledge highlighted in the degree profile.
GADE documentation and Double Degree in Business Administration and Law (DGAD) (2022/2023)
- PEX-D-02. Student guide on external practices
- PEX-D-GADE-00. GADE practical tasks profile
- PEX-D-DGAD-00. Perfil tareas prácticas DGAD
- PEX-00-GADE. GADE previous questionnaire
- PEX-00-DGAD. Prior questionnaire DGAD
- PEX-07. Data formalization of the internship agreement. Si se necesita una versión en inglés, solicitar al Vicedecanato de Prácticas Externas
- Presentation of the subject in slides
Assignment of GADE groups to academic tutors (Course 2022/2023)
- G.01.01. José Andrés Dorta Velázquez
- G.01.02. María Lourdes Jordán Sales
- G.01.03. Manuela Dolores Hernández Sánchez
- G.01.04. Jerónimo Pérez German
- G.01.05. Lourdes Trujillo Spanish
Assignment of Law groups (DGAD) academic tutors (Course 2022/2023)
- G.01.01. Carmen Esther Falcón Pérez
Vice Dean of External Internships
The rules governing the external internships carried out in the degree are included in the ULPGC External Internship Regulation and the FEET Internship Training Project (both documents can be consulted in the Rules and Regulations section).
Teaching projects, justification, objectives and results
List of Teaching Projects of the Degree in Business Administration and Management
The Degree in Business Administration and Management constitutes the adaptation to the European Higher Education Area of the official title of Bachelor of Business Administration and Management and Diploma in Business Sciences, taught at the Faculty of Economic and Business Sciences of the University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria since the 1994-95 academic year (BOE no. 25, of October 21, 1994), with partial modifications for the 1997-98 academic year (BOE no. 1997).
Qualified professionals are required for the study and technical solution to the economy's problems. This qualification is obtained by taking a set of subjects that provide the specific knowledge and skills of the profession of business economist. The combination of these subjects will make up the study plan for the Degree in Business Administration and Management.
The academic, scientific, and professional interest has been analyzed and revealed in the White Paper on the Degree in Economics and Business, published within the ANECA European Convergence Program. The experience accumulated at the ULPGC through the Bachelor's degree in Business Administration and Management and the Diploma in Business Sciences allows us to face the design and implementation of the new degree with guarantees. The most recent data show that, despite the decrease in the number of enrollees that have been observed for the national group in Business Administration and Management Studies at the University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, the degree of acceptance of These studies remains at an acceptable level, with the incorporation of more than 400 new students in each of the last four years. In this way, the academic organization for a group of more than 2,800 students on average per year is undoubtedly an important and relevant figure in the ULPGC.
For the design of the study plan for the Degree in Business Administration and Management, references external to the University have been used, and internal consultations have been carried out.
For the design of the study plan for the Degree in Business Administration and Management, references external to the University has been used to endorse it. In this sense, the degrees in Business Administration and Management from public and private universities, both in Spain and Europe, have been analyzed. In addition, the White Paper of the ANECA European Convergence Program for Economics and Business Studies, the reports of professional associations and colleges, state and regional regulations, and that of the University of Las Vegas itself has been used as references—Palmas de Gran Canaria application for the preparation of the Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration and Management.
The internal consultation procedures used for the preparation of the study plan have responded to what is dictated in the Regulation for the practice of official titles of the University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria in its articles 30, 31, 32, and 33, and in its annex, approving, on June 20, 2008, the Board of the Faculty of Economic and Business Sciences the designation of three representatives of the Faculty to form part of the Branch Commission of Legal and Social Sciences, to which the title that is proposed. The Draft of the Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration and Management was sent on April 20, 2009, to the corresponding Departments so that they could present as many reasoned amendments as they considered, preparing the Commission the Title Draft that was sent on May 18, 2009, to the Branch Commission of Social and Legal Sciences to report on the basic subjects. The Faculty Board approved the proposal for a Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration and Management on June 29, 2009, after presentation at the CAD on June 15, 2009, submitting it to the Commission for Official and Own Titles delegated by the Council of Government of the University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria on June 12, 2009. The work of the Undergraduate Degree in Business Administration and Management Committee has been guided at all times by the applicable state, regional, and ULPGC regulations, the orientations of the same, and the Observatory of the European Area of Higher Education of the ULPGC.
In addition, the commission in charge of preparing this study plan has always been aware of the need to maintain fluid communication with external agents, which is why it has kept communication channels open with different business associations, institutions, professional associations, groups of research, former students graduated in Business Administration and Management and Economic and Business Sciences from the ULPGC, employers, and professionals from various sectors.
The studies of the ULPGC and those referred to in the technical file and the ANECA White Paper reveal high activity rates of graduates in Business Administration and Management. These rates, close to 90%, indicate a high level of employability. Concerning the period of insertion in the labor market of the graduates, it is remarkable the fact that more than half of the students find a job before finishing their studies and that close to 90% of the graduates in Administration and Management de Empresas get their first job in less than six months, after completing his training at the University.
The Degree in Business Administration and Management aims to provide primary and general training that allows access in the best possible conditions to any of the various professional opportunities for which Business Administration and Management studies qualify. From this available joint training, which occupies most of the student's training effort, optional subjects are offered that aim to order homogeneous issues based on the strengths of the two most essential departments with teaching in the curriculum: Economics and Management of Companies and Financial Economics and Accounting. In this way, it is intended to cover, as a first step, the various professional opportunities, significantly reinforcing the most common employability profiles for this type of study in our environment, which are related to the following areas:
- The administration and finance area, which is related to all the remaining functions involved in the organization, controlling costs and benefits,
- The commercial area, which sells the product or service,
- The production area that manufactures the product and provides the service
- The organization's scope and human resources motivate and develop the people who carry out the work.
The central objective of the Degree in Business Administration and Management is to train professionals capable of carrying out management, advisory, and evaluation tasks in productive organizations. These tasks can be carried out in the global scope of the organization or any of its functional areas: production, human resources, finance, marketing, investment, administration, or accounting. The graduate must know the articulation of the normal development of all these functional areas with the general objectives of the productive unit, of these with the global context of the economy, and be able to contribute with their activity to the proper functioning and improvement of results. Specifically, they must know how to identify and anticipate opportunities, allocate resources, organize information, select and motivate people, make decisions, achieve proposed objectives, and evaluate results.
Following the classification indicated in the White Paper, the knowledge training and learning objectives are divided into three blocks:
Nature of the company and its relationship with the immediate and immediate national and international economic environment:
- Analyze scarcity and resource allocation, the price system, consumption and production theory, competitive equilibrium, non-competitive markets, economic efficiency, and welfare theory.
- Establish a model for income, money, inflation, unemployment, growth, and economic policy instruments in an open economy.
- Study theoretical foundations of decision-making.
- Analyze the basic theory of the company: organization and functional areas.
- Delve into essential elements of Accounting.
- Study the evolution of the national and international economic reality, productive sectors, public sector, and economic institutions.
- Examine the primary legal system and institutions of Civil, Commercial, Fiscal, and Labor Law.
Business management and organization methods and techniques:
- Define organization theory. Planning, organization, direction, and control at the strategic, tactical, and operational levels.
- Diagnose the situation and the results of the company, the cash flows that occurred in a period, and the determination of costs.
- Make policy decisions and commercial strategy: "marketing mix," pricing policies, distribution, promotion, and product policy.
- Select investment projects, portfolio models, and financing structure in terms of means and policies, cost of capital, and risk-return combination.
- Make tactical and strategic decisions about the production/operations area: planning, scheduling, and controlling production, product, processes, and facilities.
- Set objectives, policies, and planning of human resources: analyze, assess and plan jobs, carry out personnel selection, personnel training, organizational development, career planning, remuneration, and incentive systems.
- Determine management support systems and their functions: plan, analyze, design, and implement information systems.
- Study essential elements of linear algebra, differential and integral calculus, mathematical optimization, mathematics of financial operations, descriptive statistics, probability, statistical inference, simple regression models, and explanatory variables.
- In addition, graduates in Business Administration and Management should have a sufficient level of knowledge of the English language, something that is becoming a requirement for many of the jobs that our graduates may demand.
It can be concluded that the general objective of this bachelor's degree is for graduates to reach an adequate level in the development of the essential competencies listed below, taking into account that to develop these competencies adequately, it is necessary to work on the set of generic competencies and specific. To ensure the achievement of the competencies, they will be evaluated as specified in the description of each subject.
The determination of competencies of the Degree in Business Administration and Management has been determined, taking as a reference the White Book for the Degree in Economics and Business of ANECA.
Concerning skills and abilities, the White Paper on Undergraduate Studies in Economics and Business indicates that, in general, business graduates must have acquired the character of an expert, a practical person with clear skills, experienced in their field, who can address management problems with professional criteria and with the management of technical instruments. Therefore he must be able to:
- Manage and administer a small company or organization, understanding its competitive and institutional location and identifying its strengths and weaknesses.
- Integrate into any functional area of a medium or large company or organization and efficiently perform any management task entrusted to it.
- Based on the relevant information records, assess a company's situation and foreseeable evolution.
- Issue advisory reports on specific situations of companies and markets.
- Draft global management projects or functional areas of the company.
- Identify the sources of relevant economic information and its content.
- Understand economic institutions as a result and application of theoretical or formal representations about how the economy works.
- It was deriving relevant information from the data that is impossible to recognize by non-professionals.
- Regularly use information and communications technology in all their professional performance.
- Read and communicate in more than one language, especially English.
- Apply professional criteria based on the management of technical instruments to analyze problems.
- Communicate fluently in their environment and work as a team.
On the other hand, the essential competencies established in Annex I of Royal Decree 1393/2007 of October 29, which shows the organization of official university education and the Spanish Framework of Qualifications for Education, have been considered. Superior (MECES) and article 11 of the Regulations for preparing official titles of the University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria. In this way, it will be guaranteed that graduated students:
- CB1: They have demonstrated knowledge and understanding in an area of study that starts from the base of general secondary education and is usually at a level that, although supported by advanced textbooks, also includes some aspects that imply knowledge from the forefront of their field of study;
- CB2: Know how to apply their knowledge to their work or vocation in a professional way and have the skills that are usually demonstrated through the development and defense of arguments and problem-solving within their area of study;
- CB3: Have the ability to gather and interpret relevant data (usually within their area of study) to make judgments that include reflection on relevant issues of a social, scientific, or ethical nature;
- CB4: They can transmit information, ideas, problems, and solutions to both a specialized and non-specialized audience;
- CB5: They have developed those learning skills necessary for further studies with a high degree of autonomy.
Likewise, the establishment of the competencies of the Degree in Business Administration and Management complies with the current norms and regulations regarding the principles of equal opportunities, non-discrimination, and accessibility, contemplated in Law 51/2003, of December 2, equal opportunities, non-discrimination, and universal accessibility for people with disabilities. To this end, the Department of Psychosocial Care of the Office of the Vice President for Students and University Extension of the University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria has established different programs and measures to integrate students with disabilities fully.
For all of the above, the competencies of the Business Administration and Management Degree from the University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria have been organized around four fundamental blocks:
Nuclear, alluding to a set of specific competencies of the University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria with which it is pursued that the people who study and finally obtain the degree corresponding to their degree present a graduate profile that reveals an authentic sense of professionalism.
General, which is those that refer to the training of a university student in a generic sense. Specific, which are those that refer to those that must be developed in a particular way by graduates in Business Administration and Management. The Specific ones of Subjects will be developed in the different training modules that comprise the study plan.The set of competencies of the first three blocks of the Graduate Degree in Business Administration and Management students is shown in detail.
- CN1.- Communicate appropriately and respectfully with different audiences (customers, collaborators, promoters, social agents, etc.), using the most appropriate supports and means of communication (especially the new information and communication technologies) so that you can understand the interests and needs and concerns of people and organizations, as well as clearly express the sense of the mission entrusted to you and how you can contribute, with your skills and professional knowledge, to the satisfaction of those interests, needs and concerns.CN1.- Communicate appropriately and respectfully with different audiences (customers, collaborators, promoters, social agents, etc.), using the most appropriate supports and means of communication (especially the new information and communication technologies) so that you can understand the interests and needs and concerns of people and organizations, as well as clearly express the sense of the mission entrusted to you and how you can contribute, with your skills and professional knowledge, to the satisfaction of those interests, needs and concerns.
- CN2.- Cooperate with other people and organizations in adequately performing functions and tasks specific to their professional profile, developing a reflective attitude about their professional skills and knowledge and an understanding and empathetic attitude towards the skills and expertise of other professionals.
- CN3.- Contribute to the continuous improvement of their profession and the organizations in which they develop their practices through active participation in research, development, and innovation processes.
- CN4.- Actively engage in developing professional practices that respect human rights, as well as the ethical standards of their professional field, to generate trust in the beneficiaries of their profession and obtain the legitimacy and authority that society recognizes.
- CN5.- Actively participate in multicultural integration that favors full human development, coexistence, and social justice.
- CG1.- Analysis and synthesis capacity.
- CG2.- Organization and planning capacity.
- CG3.- Oral and written communication in Spanish.
- CG4.- Oral and written communication in English.
- CG5.- Computer knowledge related to the field of study.
- CG6.- Ability to solve problems.
- CG7.- Ability to make decisions.
- CG8.- Skills in the search, identification, analysis, and interpretation of various sources of information.
- CG9.- Skills related to computer applications used in business management.
- CG10.- Communication skills through the Internet and managing multimedia tools for distance communication.
- GC11.- Regularly use information and communication technology in all their professional performance.
- CG12.- Ability to work in a team.
- GC13.- I work in an interdisciplinary team.
- CG14.- I work in an international context.
- CG15.- Ability in personal relationships.
- CG16.- Ability to work in diverse and multicultural environments.
- CG17.- Critical and self-critical capacity.
- CG18.- Ethical commitment at work.
- CG19.- Work in pressure environments.
- GC20.- Apply professional criteria for managing technical instruments to analyze problems and decision-making.
- CG21.- Mobility and adaptability to different environments and situations.
- GC22.- Responsibility and ability to assume commitments.
- GC23.- Analyze problems with critical reasoning, without prejudice, with precision and rigor.
- GC24.- Defend a point of view showing and appreciating the bases of other dissenting points of view.
- CG25.- Autonomous learning capacity.
- GC26.- Ability to adapt to new situations.
- CG27.- Creativity.
- GC28.- Leadership.
- CG29.- Initiative and entrepreneurial spirit.
- CG30.- Motivation for quality.
- GC31.- Sensitivity towards environmental and social issues.
SPECIFIC COMPETENCIES OF THE DEGREE IN BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION AND MANAGEMENT
- CE1.- Ability to apply knowledge in practice.
- CE2.- Ability to design and manage projects.
- CE3.- Ability to transmit knowledge.
- CE4.- Possess and understand knowledge about the existing economic interrelations between the different subsystems that make up the business system.
- CE5.- Possess and understand knowledge about economic institutions as a result and application of theoretical or formal representations about how the economy works.
- CE6.- Knowledge of the economic framework that regulates business activities and the corresponding regulations.
- CE7.- Possess and understand knowledge about the relationship between the company and its environment.
- CE8.- Knowledge of the main instrumental techniques applied to the business environment.
- CE9.- Identify the generality of economic problems that arise in companies and know how to use the main existing instruments for their resolution.
- CE10.- Assess, based on relevant information records, a company's situation, and foreseeable evolution.
- CE11.- Make strategic decisions using different types of business models.
- CE12.- Prepare plans and policies in the different functional areas of organizations.
- CE13.- Manage and administer a small company or organization, understanding its competitive and institutional location and identifying its strengths and weaknesses.
- CE14.- Integrate into any functional area of a medium or large company or organization and efficiently perform any management task entrusted to it.
- CE15.- Assess, based on relevant information records, a company's situation, and foreseeable evolution.
- CE16.- Issue advisory reports on specific situations of companies and markets.
- CE17.- Write global management projects or functional areas of the company.
- CE18.- Understand economic institutions as a result and application of theoretical or formal representations about how the economy works.
- CE19.- Deriving relevant information from the data that is impossible for non-professionals to recognize.
Taking into account the historical data obtained and considering that students in the new university framework will have to increase their work time considerably, the following estimate is considered foreseeable:
- Graduation rate: 10%
- Abandonment rate 35%
- Efficiency rate: 80%
Following RD 1393/2007, of October 29, which establishes the organization of official university education, the indicators mentioned above will be calculated as follows:
- Graduation rate: percentage of students who complete their education within the time stipulated in the study plan or one more academic year about their entry cohort
- Dropout rate: percentage relationship between the total number of students in a new admission cohort who should have obtained their degree the previous academic year and who have not enrolled in that academic year or the previous one.
- Efficiency rate: percentage relationship between the total number of credits in the study plan that the group of graduates of a given academic year should have enrolled in throughout their studies and the total number of credits they had to enroll in.
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