🎓 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)
Course title

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

*Mention in International Business

Academic field

Business and Economics


5 years


324 ECTS


91.7% (AQU employability survey 2017)



Student profile

Students should be interested in aspects of the economy and running and managing a business.

Admission and Enrolment

Application is via the website and documentation and enrolment formalisation is at the University.

Calendar and timetables

Check the academic calendar and the class timetables of all the degree subjects

Academic calendar

Current timetable
Previous timetable

91.7% of our students find a job upon completing their studies (AQU employability survey 2017).


1. Employability and job quality

91.7% of our students find work after finishing their studies. 76.3% is the index of job quality that encompasses all aspects of job satisfaction, three points above average (AQU 2017).

2. Experience

Abat Oliba CEU University has spent more than three decades teaching business administration and management. The Degree in Business Management offers students an excellent professional perspective, teaching them about the range of activities that take place in the world of business and companies.

Today's globalised world requires people with initiative, knowledge, team working abilities, great social skills who know all the different social, economic and political environments their company will be covering. UAO CEU trains students to be able to successfully take on managerial tasks in the business world.

3. Double qualification

Throughout the whole academic year, students will be able to attend to chats, lectures and round tables with professionals in the business world in order to exchange knowledge and experience.

Students learn skills across the fields of commerce, accounting, finances, tax, economy, logistics and marketing, all in one international atmosphere. The course structure of this double degree is based on four main pillars: quality education, the development of personal and team-based skills, an internationally focused curriculum and professional internships and entrepreneurship.

This double qualification trains future experts in business organisation, management and administration, emphasising the key aspects that students should keep in mind when making decisions in companies that work in global markets. Abat Oliba CEU University is a pioneer in the methodology that allows students to combine two qualifications and gain two degrees in five years.

4. Digital Business Management

A new qualification included in our Business Management and Marketing and Commercial Management degrees to become an expert in the application of big data in the business world and leading digital marketing strategies.

5. International Programmes

- International Business Certificate Program CEU - Boston University: students have the possibility of studying this programme at Metropolitan College, Boston University, where they receive an international education linked to their studies of the Degree in Business Management.

- Dual Degree Program Augsburg University: students can also opt to get a double qualification with the Bachelor's in International Management from Augsburg University of Applied Science

- University of California Riverside
UAO CEU students will have the option to study subjects of their choice from a wide range in the fields of business and communication, earning a certificate from UCR. After the course, UAO CEU will recognise all credits earned.

*Special conditions for UAO CEU students

6. Learn by doing

New teaching methodology inspired by the Learn by doing and Flipped classroom models. The student is at the centre of the teaching method and the classroom is a generator of professional experience.

Catalan business forum: a place to meet and debate topics from the business sector in Catalonia
University Stock Market Days: organised in conjunction with the Barcelona Stock Exchange
BCN Thinking Challenge: interuniversity hackathon organised by the Entrepreneurs Club
Bloomberg Platform: an integrated platform used by experts from the finance and economics worlds
7. Classroom Entrepreneurship Programme

UAO CEU focuses on an entrepreneurial spirit in all studies in the business field, through a number of activities, such as:

  • Female entrepreneurs workshop
  • Meetings between family business and entrepreneurship
  • Experiential entrepreneurship days
  • CEU Entrepreneurship Summer Camp
8. CEU ePlus skills programme

A teaching model based on practical, personalised education that links theory to professional practice through case studies and real experiences, workshops and practical seminars.

It includes visits to national and international companies and production centres through internships.

9. Progressive International Development

A new plan that encourages students to think internationally from their first year to their fourth.

1: Students will get experience interacting and researching online with universities in Germany and the UK.
2: We offer a first international experience with a short visit to one of our associated universities in Europe and offer the chance to attend events like BCN Thinking Challenge.
3: We prepare students for the latest and/or most transcultural challenges in collaboration with European universities.
4: We broaden horizons through the ERASMUS programme and semesters with our partner universities in Europe and the Americas (New York, Boston, Toronto, Santiago, Dublin, Mexico City and Florida, etc.).

10. Research

Chairs and research groups:

- The Chair on Charitable Economy
- The Chair on Family Business and Business Creation
- Employability, youth and social exclusion (EJES) investigation group
- Entrepreneurship, strategy and business competition research group (GREECE)


Careers and internships


Students who earn the Official Degree in Business Management + Economics and Management (International Business) from Abat Oliba CEU University can pursue their careers in the following areas:

  • International business management
  • International commerce management in import/export companies
  • Economic analysis services for private (consulting, study and analysis services for businesses and banks) and public institutions (regional, national, European and international studies and analytical services)
  • Specialist consulting in taking businesses global
  • Launching businesses
  • Teaching and research


In the final year of the degree, students will do an obligatory placement year, or internship, in businesses, offices or institutions in the student's preferred industry. These practical training programmes, included in the course structure, allow students to apply and enhance what they've learned in the course while acquiring the professional skills that will make their future transition to the workplace much easier.

The work that each student will undertake during the programme will be mutually agreed between the tutor in the business and the Work Placement and Employment Service coordinator in charge of the internship.

Furthermore, students have an academic tutor who provides follow-up and evaluation of the internship to get the most possible out of the placement.

For more information, visit the Work Placement and Employment Service.

  • List of companies

International outlook 



UniversityPlacesUniversity CodeLanguage Requirements
Universidad Católica de Argentina2*AR UCASpanish
Universidad Católica de la Plata1*AR UCALPSpanish
Universidad Fasta2*AR UFASTASpanish


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The University of Graz1A GRAZ01German B2/English B2
Kufstein University of Applied Sciences3A KUFSTEIN01English B2


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Artesis Plantijn University College Antwerp1B ANTWERP62English B2
EPHEC (Ecole Pratique des Hautes Etudes Commerciales)2B BRUXEL82French B2/English B2
Howest Hogeschool2B KORTRIJ03English B2/Dutch B2
Thomas More University College2B MECHELE14English B2


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Universidade de Ribeirao Preto2*BR UNAERPPortuguese


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Centennial College4*CAN CCADE/MKT: TOEFL 80


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Universidad del Pacifico Chile4*CL PACIFICOSpanish
Universidad de Santo Tomás5*CL USTSpanish
Universidad del Desarrollo1*CL UDDSpanish


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Augsburg Hochschule3D AUGSBUR02German B1/English B1
Zeppelin University (Friedrichshafen)4*D FRIEDRI01English B2/German B2
Fachhochschule Köln2D KOLN04English B1/German B1


UniversityPlacesUniversity CodeLanguage Requirements
Université Montesquieu - Bordeaux IV2F BORDEAU41French B1
ESDES Lyon Business School - Universite Catholique Lyon2F LYON10English B2/French B2
ESCE. École Supérieure du Commerce Extérieur2F PARIS213English B2/French B2
Université Perpignan VIA DOMITIA2F PERPIGN01French B1
Toulouse Catholic University4*F TOULOUSE09French B2/English B2


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Corvinus University of Budapest2HU BUDAPES03English B2/Hungarian B2


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Università Politecnica delle Marche1I ANCONA01Italian A2/English A2
Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore1I MILANO03Italian B1/English: TOEFL 79/IELTS 6.0
Libera Università di Lingue e Comunicazione IULM3*I MILANO05Italian A2


UniversityPlacesUniversity CodeLanguage Requirements
Instituto Tecnológico de Monterrey3*MX ITESMSpanish
Universidad Anáhuac del Norte4*MX UAMNTOEFL 89/IELTS 7.0
Universidad Panamericana3*MX UPSpanish
Universidad de la Vera Cruz2*MX UVCSpanish
Universidad del Valle de Atemajac1*MX UNIVASpanish


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Universidad de Piura2*PE UDEPTOEFL 70
Universidad Católica San Pablo1*PE UCSPSpanish


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Universidade Catolica de Lisboa ADE2P LISBOA01Portuguese A2/English B2
Universidade Lusófona de Humanidades e Tecnologias1P LISBOA52Portuguese B2/English B2


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John Paul II Catholic University of Lublin1PL LUBLIN02Polish B1/English B2
Nicolaus Copernicus University1*PL TORUN01English B1
Lazarski University2*PL WARSZAW14English B2


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Kristianstad University2S KRISTIA01Swedish A2/English B1


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Lomonosov Moscow State University1RU MSURussian B2/English C1


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Laurea University (Espoo)3SF VANTAA06English B2


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University of Glasgow Caledonian6UK GLASGOW08English C1 (Consult GCU certificates)
London South Bank University2UK LONDON066IELTS 6.0/TOEFL 550 (PBT)/213 (IBT) 80/CAE


UniversityPlacesUniversity CodeLanguage Requirements
Florida International University2*US FIUTOEFL 550 (PBT)/80 (IBT)/IELTS 6.5
University of Missouri - St. Louis4*US UMSLTOEFL 61 (iBT)/500 (PBT)/173 (CB)/IELTS 5.5
Saint Thomas University Houston2*US USTTOEFL 550
Whitewater University2*US UWWTOEFL 500 (PBT)/61 (iBT)/ IELTS 5,5
*: Places are split between different courses.

Fees and funding




You can reserve your place at Abat Oliba CEU University by paying €1,500 (discounted from the total cost of the course). This guarantees your place while you complete other entry requirements.


Once the place has been reserved, the remaining amount can be paid in the following ways:

  • Single payment

    The single payment method features a 3% enrolment discount.

  • Payment in instalments

    In 5 instalments per academic year.


  • Monthly payment

    In 10 instalments with special-offer 0% interest, no arrangement fee financing. These also include a 3% enrolment discount.

  • Financing agreements

    With Banco Santander, CaixaBank, BBVA and Banc Sabadell. These also include a 3% enrolment discount.


Please contact the Information Service to arrange personalised economic plans.
Tel. +34 932 53 72 00

Quality and regulation 


Students should be interested in aspects of the economy and running and managing a business. They must be aware of the social role of businesses and how to analyse, diagnose and propose solutions to problems. Furthermore, they must be able to analyse, synthesise and work in a team, understand and abstract ideas, express ideas clearly, be sociable, broaden their world view and have a perspective on their own possible evolution.

Knowledge of another language (preferably English) is desired and required, as is a flair for communication.


  • To have a refined business and economic language and a solid knowledge of the basic management concepts and tools applicable to businesses.
  • To have a global vision of the organisations and environment they work in and are built on.
  • To understand how the economy works and how changes within it affect business decision-making.
  • To develop the skills necessary to apply the knowledge gained and to be prepared to carry out professional tasks in all kinds of areas in business management.
  • To be able to evaluate, criticise, discuss, build on and present legal ideas based on an understanding of social, economic, international and other contexts.
  • To acquire a humanist education on to use as a base in both life and the professions they have trained for. One that is compatible with the values of sustainability, and social responsibility of any kind within a company or organisation.
  • To become an impartial, responsible and diligent worker who understands the commitment involved in their work – directing businesses – which is so important for the personal and common good.
  • To develop their initiative and leadership, as well as their interest in economics and business.
  • To acquire the linguistic skills that good business management demands.