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Bachelor of Business Administration

The Bachelor of Business Administration educates multi-purpose professionals capable of administering and managing companies, as well as starting their own businesses. It provides broad knowledge of all the areas of the company (accounting, finance, marketing, human resources, etc.) and includes knowledge related to communication, technologies, entrepreneurship, result assessment, quality, innovation and market globalisation.

The Bachelor of Business Administration is evaluated and accredited by the AQUA (Andorran Agency for the Quality of Higher Education), which ensures its quality and European recognition. Students who pass these courses can obtain a Bachelor of Business Administration, a state qualification issued by the Andorran Government.

The syllabus was published in the Butlletí Oficial del Principat d’Andorra (Official Gazette of the Principality of Andorra) on 20 April 2011.

   European level:

EHEA’s first cycle

   Modality:

on-campus, online or blended

   Credit load:

180 European credits

   Duration:

6 semesters

   Languages:

Catalan and some subjects in English

   Calendar:

from September to June

   Contact:

Lorena Jordana Carmona (ljordana@uda.ad)

It can be studied in on-campus, online or blended format, allowing the students to combine their studies with other professional activities. Further information

Students can choose from a wide range of optional and free-elective subjects to define their own teaching pathways, focusing on accounting, financial, commercial or tourist management.

A large number of agreements with companies in the country to guarantee the internships that can be completed during the last semester.

Top-level professionals from the business fabric that enrich the teaching and connect the students with the professional world.

It includes 30 credits in English to reinforce the student’s communicative skills in this language and to encourage international mobility.

The employment rate of graduates in Business Administration at the UdA is almost 100% (according to the labour market outcomes study conducted by AQUA).

Applicants must hold one of the following qualifications:

  • Andorran high school diploma
  • Andorran Advanced Professional Diploma
  • Access test to higher education for people aged over 25

Or an equivalent qualification, recognised by Government of Andorra.

Students who obtain the Bachelor of Business Administration at the University of Andorra will be able to obtain the following competencies, among others:

CROSS-DISCIPLINARY COMPETENCIES

  • To communicate, orally and in writing, at least in Catalan and in English, including the analysis and summary of the discourse.
  • To communicate with other people by providing information tailored to the needs of the interlocutor, to establish fluent communication and to work in inter-disciplinary and networked teams.
  • To use strategies to predict and resolve problems, conflicts and changes in the professional field.
  • To search for, manage, analyse and use the information independently in a professional environment.
  • To know how to apply both analysis and synthesis to organise and plan work.
  • To use and apply information technology in the academic and professional fields, abiding by the code of ethics and the current regulations.
  • To be aware of the legal implications of professional activities.
  • To know how to learn independently and update and further knowledge on a constant basis.
  • To interpret and apply knowledge in accordance with ethical values.

 

SPECIFIC COMPETENCIES

  • To plan accounting activities.
  • To manage financial resources.
  • To plan and apply commercial and marketing initiatives.
  • To apply quality and innovation in the company’s processes and activities.
  • To undertake new business activities.
  • To perform audits and technical consultancy.
  • To manage international business activities.
  • To understand the functioning of the economy in general.
  • To understand the company’s internal operations.
  • To use the mathematical and statistical fundamentals within the field of the company.
  • To analyse the information required to make business decisions.
  • To evaluate the company’s results.

This Bachelor concentrates the optional and free-elective subjects into the sixth and final semester. On the one hand, this facilitates full-time internships within companies. The UdA has a wide range of agreements with Andorran companies in which to complete the internships, which are optional.

On the other hand, the structure of the syllabus is also designed to encourage the students’ mobility, so that they can study the optional subjects during a one-month stay at a university in another country.

Director: Josep Fortó Areny (jforto@uda.ad)

Coordinator: Lorena Jordana Carmona (ljordana@uda.ad)

The degree has a broad representation of professionals from the highest level of the Andorran business fabric, who, together with the more academic lecturers, enrich the teaching through their experience and devotion to the business world.

The list of lecturers that teach the subjects of the Bachelor can be viewed in the teaching plans of each of the subjects, which have links on the Syllabus list.

In addition, the Directory of the University of Andorra enables students to search for and access the contact information on the UdA’s teaching, technical and administrative staff.

The Bachelor of Business Administration offers a wide range of career opportunities:

  • Business management in the areas of finance, production, marketing, market research and human resources.
  • Accounting departments at private and public companies.
  • Financial institutions
  • Audits
  • Operations and logistics companies
  • Liberal professional
  • Economic analyst

This bachelor provides access to second cycle studies (master’s degrees) in the countries in the European Higher Education Area.