🎓 Double degree Business + Economics | Universitat Abat Oliba CEU

The double degree in Business Management + Economics and Management provides the knowledge for business management at an international level.

Double degree in Business Mgmt + Economics and Mgmt (International Business)
Title/Academic field

Double Degree in Business Management + Economics and Management (International Business) -Business and Economics

*Minor in International Business

Proprietary programme

Expert in Digital Business Management

Expert in Digital Marketing Management




327 ECTS


100% (Labour market survey by AQU, 2020).



Student profile

Interest in aspects related to the economy, the functioning of companies and management.

Admissions and enrolment

Application via website, submission of documentation and formalisation of admission at the University.

calendar and timetable

Academic Calendar


Timetable: New Plan
Timetable: Old Plan

100% of our students find a job at the end of their studies (AQU 2020 job placement survey).

Why study at UAO CEU?

1. Employability 

100% of our students find a job at the end of their studies (AQU 2020 job placement survey).

2. Experience

Abat Oliba CEU University has been teaching Business Administration and Management for more than three decades. Our degree in Business Management offers students excellent professional prospects, as it allows them to learn about the various activities carried out in the field of business and companies.

In today's globalised world, people with initiative, knowledge, teamwork skills, ability to deal with others and knowledge of the different social, economic and political environments in which they will carry out their business activities are needed. The UAO CEU trains students to be able to successfully assume managerial tasks in the business world.

3. Double degree programme

Abat Oliba CEU University has been teaching Business Administration and Management for more than three decades. This double degree provides a comprehensive and in-depth vision of the business structure, which is highly valued in today's job market. It combines business, legal and economic issues. It also provides the necessary knowledge for the analysis and investigation of the factors involved in economic processes, using mathematical, statistical and sociological techniques.

Students will acquire skills in the areas of commerce, accounting, finance, taxation, economics, logistics and marketing, all in an international environment. The curriculum of this double degree is structured around four main pillars: quality academic training, development of personal and collective skills, internationalisation of the curriculum and professional work placements and entrepreneurship.

This double degree trains future professionals in the field of business organisation, management and administration, emphasising key aspects that must be taken into account when making decisions in companies working in global markets. Abat Oliba CEU University is a pioneer in the methodology that allows students to obtain two official degrees in five years.

4. Digital Business Management

New proprietary programme in Business Management and Marketing and Commercial Management to enable students to master the applications of big data in the business world and lead digital marketing strategies.

5. International Programmes

- International Business Certificate Program CEU - Boston University: students have the opportunity to take this programme at the Metropolitan College of Boston University in which they receive international training linked to their official Business Management degree studies.
- International Dual Degree Program Augsburg University: students also have the chance to obtain a double degree along with the Bachelor in International Management from the Augsburg University of Applied Sciences.

- University of California Riverside
programmes: UAO CEU students will have the option to take subjects of their choice from a wide range of options in the business and communication fields and earn a certificate from UCR. The credits obtained will also be recognised by UAO CEU. 

*Special terms for UAO CEU students


6. Learning by doing

New teaching methodology combining learning by doing and flipped classroom methodologies. The student becomes the center of the teaching model and the classroom generates professional experiences. 

Business in Catalonia Forum: meeting and forum for debate around the business sector in Catalonia.
University Stock Exchange Conference: organised jointly with the Barcelona Stock Exchange.
BCN Thinking Challenge: Interuniversity hackathon organised by the Entrepreneurs’ Club.
Bloomberg platform: integrated platform used by financial and economic professionals.

7. Aula Emprende Programme

UAO CEU is committed to fostering the entrepreneurial spirit in all studies in the field of Business, through numerous initiatives, including:

  • Women Entrepreneurs Workshop
  • Events connecting family business and entrepreneurship
  • Experience-based Entrepreneurship Conferences
  • CEU Emprende Summer Camp
8. Work & Talent Area 

We enhance careers through a system of work placements and job offers that aim to meet the needs of companies while promoting the best in each of our students. 

• Professional Careers Guidance
• Work Placement and Employment Service
• Entrepreneurship Area
• Innovation Area
• Company Relations

9.  Progressive International Development

New international experience that encourages students to internationalise their studies, from the first year to the fourth.

1st year: Students will be able to experience online interaction and research with universities in Germany and the United Kingdom. 
2nd year: This first international experience consists of a short trip to one of our partner universities in Europe, and we also set up opportunities for interaction with events such as the BCN Thinking Challenge. 
3rd year: We prepare students for cross-cultural economic challenges in collaboration with European universities. 
4th year: We broaden horizons through the Erasmus programme, along with semester-long placements at one of our partner universities in Europe and America (New York, Boston, Toronto, Santiago, Dublin, Mexico City, Florida, etc.). 

10. Research

Chairs and Research Groups: 
- Chair of Solidarity Economy 
- Chair of Family Business and Business Creation 
- Research Group on Employability, Young People and Social Exclusion (EJES) 
- Research Group on Entrepreneurship, Strategy and Entrepreneurial Competitiveness (GREECE)


Careers and internships


Upon completion of the Official Degree in Business Management and Economics and Management at Abat Oliba CEU University, students will be able to pursue a career in the following fields:

  • International business management
  • Management of foreign trade in companies importing and/or exporting
  • economic analysis services for private institutions (consulting firms, business and banking studies, and analysis services) and public bodies (studies and analysis at the regional, national, European and international levels)
  • specialist consulting in business internationalisation
  • Start up your own business
  • Teaching and research


During the last year of the degree, students will undertake compulsory work placements in companies, firms or institutions related to the their preferred area. These practical training programmes, which are a part of the course study plan, will give students the opportunity to apply the knowledge acquired during the course while learning new professional skills that will help them find work later on.

The set of activities that the student will carry out during the programme will be agreed by the tutor at the company and the coordinator of the Placement and Employment Service who is responsible for the practicum.

The student will also have an academic tutor who will monitor and assess the internships in order to guarantee students make the most of their placement.

For more information, don't hesitate to contact the Work Placement and Employment Service.

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universidadplazasCod. UniversidadRequisitos de idioma
Universidad Católica de Argentina4*AR UCASpanish
Universidad Católica de la Plata1*AR UCALPSpanish
Universidad Fasta2*AR UFASTASpanish


universidadplazasCod. UniversidadRequisitos de idioma
The University of Graz1*A GRAZ01German B2/English B2
Kufstein University of Applied Sciences3A KUFSTEIN01English B2


universidadplazasCod. UniversidadRequisitos de idioma
Artesis Plantijn University College Antwerp1B ANTWERP62English B2
EPHEC (École Pratique des Hautes Études Commerciales)4B BRUXEL82French B2/English B2
Howest Hogeschool2B KORTRIJ03English B2/Dutch B2
Thomas More University College4*B MECHELE14English B2


universidadplazasCod. UniversidadRequisitos de idioma
Universidad de Santo Tomás4*CL USTSpanish
Universidad Finis Terrae2*CL FTSpanish
Universidad del Desarrollo4*CL UDDSpanish


universidadplazasCod. UniversidadRequisitos de idioma
Soongsil University3*KO SOONGSILEnglish B2
EWHA Womans University3*KO EWHANOTA PONDERADA EXPEDIENTE 7,5/10 o superior


universidadplazasCod. UniversidadRequisitos de idioma
Augsburg University of Applied Sciences - Hochschule Augsburg3D AUGSBUR02German B1/English B1
Zeppelin University (Friedrichshafen)4D FRIEDRI01English B2/German B2
Fachhochschule Köln2D KOLN04English B1/German B1
Munich Business School (MBS)2D MUNCHEN12German C1/English B2


universidadplazasCod. UniversidadRequisitos de idioma
Université Montesquieu - Bordeaux IV2F BORDEAU41French B1
ESDES Lyon Business School - Université Catholique Lyon2F LYON10English B2/French B2
ESCE. École Supérieure de Commerce et de Management2F PARIS213English B2/French B2
Université Perpignan VIA DOMITIA2F PERPIGN01French B1 UFR sciences/French B2 others
Toulouse Catholic University4*F TOULOUSE09French B2/English B2
Université Nice Sophia Antipolis2F NICE 01French B2/English B2


universidadplazasCod. UniversidadRequisitos de idioma
Corvinus University of Budapest (Business School)4HU BUDAPES03English B2/Hungarian B2


universidadplazasCod. UniversidadRequisitos de idioma
Maynooth University7*IRL MAYNOOT01English B2


universidadplazasCod. UniversidadRequisitos de idioma
Università Politecnica delle Marche1I ANCONA01Italian A2/English A2
Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore6*I MILANO03Italian B1+/English: TOEFL 79 o IELTS 6.0
Libera Università di Lingue e Comunicazione IULM3*I MILANO05Italian A2/English B1


universidadplazasCod. UniversidadRequisitos de idioma
Universidad Anáhuac México4*MX UAMNSpanish/TOEFL 89 o IELTS 7.0
Universidad Panamericana2*MX UPSpanish
Universidad del Valle de Atemajac2*MX UNIVASpanish


universidadplazasCod. UniversidadRequisitos de idioma
Taylor's University2*MA KUALA01English B2


universidadplazasCod. UniversidadRequisitos de idioma
Universidad de Lima2*PE LIMASpanish
Universidad de Piura2*PE UDEPSpanish
Universidad Católica San Pablo2*PE UCSPSpanish


universidadplazasCod.UniversidadRequisitos de idioma
Universidade Catolica de Lisboa (Oporto)2P LISBOA01 (Oporto)Portugese A2/English B2
Universidade de Europeia IADE3P LISBOA08English B2
Universidade Lusófona de Humanidades e Tecnologias3P LISBOA52Portugese B2/English B2


universidadplazasCod. UniversidadRequisitos de idioma
John Paul II Catholic University of Lublin6PL LUBLIN02Polish B1/English B2
Nicolaus Copernicus University1*PL TORUN01English B1
Lazarski University2*PL WARSZAW14English B2


universidadplazasCod. UniversidadRequisitos de idioma
Kristianstad University2S KRISTIA01Swedish A2/English B1


universidadplazasCod. UniversidadRequisitos de idioma
Lomonosov Moscow State University1RU MSURussian B2/English C1


universidadplazasCod. UniversidadRequisitos de idioma
Laurea University (Espoo)3SF VANTAA06English B2


universidadplazasCod. UniversidadRequisitos de idioma
Canterbury Christ Church University16UK CANTERB03English B2
University of Glasgow Caledonian12UK GLASGOW08English C1 (Consulta certificados GCU)
Liverpool John Moore University4*UK LIVERPO02English B2
London South Bank University2UK LONDON066IELTS 6.0/TOEFL 550 (PBT)/213 (IBT) 80/CAE
Coventry University4*UK COVENTR02English B2


universidadplazasCod. UniversidadRequisitos de idioma
Catholic University of America10*US CUATOEFL 80 (IBT)
Florida International University4*US FIUTOEFL 550 (PBT)/80 (IBT)/IELTS 6,5
Manhattan College10*US MCTOEFL 80 (internet based exam), 213 (computer based exam), 550 (paper based exam)
University of Missouri - St. Louis4*US UMSLTOEFL 61 (iBT)/500 (PBT)/173 (CB)/IELTS 5.5
Saint Thomas University Houston2*US USTTOEFL 550
Whitewater University, Wisconsin2*US UWWTOEFL 500 (PBT)/61 (iBT)/ IELTS 5,5
*: Places are distributed across degree programmes.

Fees and scholarships



Price based on the current distribution of credits of the double degree for the 1st year.

Tuition fees correspond, solely and exclusively, to the provision of teaching as part of the programme enrolled on, and this is the only service offered in exchange for the payment of those fees. By enrolling, the student accepts that decisions made by the competent authorities may, directly or indirectly, render it necessary to carry out teaching, tutoring, work placements or assessment tests either in person or via distance learning.

The student accepts that they remain obliged to pay any such fees in full even if, for reasons beyond the control of the University, some of the educational activities included in the degree cannot be carried out as initially provided for in the course guides at the beginning of the academic year. If restrictions are part in place, the University will provide the student with a guarantee that the activity will be rescheduled when possible, taking into consideration the interests of the student and any other applicable academic criteria.


By paying €1,500 (deductable from the total course fees), you can reserve your place at Abat Oliba CEU University, guaranteeing you a place on the course, pending your passing the exams to enter university or other applicable requirements.

Cancelling your place after reservation: Students have until 30 June to cancel their reserved place. This way, you can book your place now and be free to cancel if your circumstances change*
*Deadline for cancelling subject to changes in the official enrolment calendar


Once you have formalised reservation of your place, the remaining amount can be paid in the following ways:

One-off payment

A one-off payment entitles you to a discount of 5 % of the tuition fees.

Payment by instalments

Four instalments per year.

Monthly payments

10 instalments with special 0% interest financing. This also entitles students to a discount of 5% on tuition fees.

new special financing

New financing agreements with banks with special conditions.

- Banc Sabadell

- CaixaBank

- Banco Santander

All options entitle prospective students to a discount of 5% on tuition fees.


Contact the Information Service if you want us to help you draw up a personalised economic plan.
T. +34 932 540 900 / 932 540 919

Quality and regulation


The student should have an interest in aspects related to the economy, the functioning of companies and management. They must also have the ability to understand the social function of business, analyse problems, diagnose them and propose solutions. They will also possess a capacity for: analysis, synthesis and teamwork; understanding and abstract thought; expressing themselves; social interaction; a broad general vision of the world and its future.

Knowledge of another language (preferably English) is also necessary.


  • To gain a refined grasp of the language of economics and business, with solid knowledge of the fundamental concepts and instruments of management applicable to the various functional areas of the company.
  • To gain an overview of the organisations and the environment in which they operate and are constituted.
  • To be able to understand how the economy works and how changes in the economy affect business decision making.
  • To develop the skills and abilities necessary to apply the knowledge acquired and to be in a position to carry out professional activities in the different areas of business management.
  • To be able to evaluate, criticise, discuss, elaborate and present business proposals based on an understanding of the context (social, economic, international, etc.) in which they are raised.
  • To acquire humanistic training that informs their attitude towards life and the professions for which they have been prepared, compatible with the values of sustainability and social responsibility of any type of company.
  • To become an efficient expert who takes on roles in the profession with the responsibility and dignity of someone who is aware of the commitment the task implies: directing business organisations with an eye to the common and individual good.
  • To develop initiative and leadership skills, as well as an interest in marketing and commercial management.
  • To acquire the necessary language skills required for good business management.