Bachelor in Economics & Data Science

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Bachelor in Economics & Data Science

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Description

Programme:
Undergraduate
Delivery method:
Face-to-face
Language:
Spanish
Credits:
261 ECTS

This Bachelor in Economics enables students to analyse economic reality using a rigorous, quantitative and critical approach. They can apply this approach to different contexts, including macroeconomic and financial analysis, business management or public policy analysis.
Economics has evolved into an empirical science that uses theoretical frameworks to analyse and understand data. Students will develop the necessary professional skills and knowledge to identify and anticipate opportunities, allocate resources, organise information, recruit and motivate people, make decisions, reach goals and assess results. Additionally, CUNEF Universidad offers minors in International Finance & Banking or Data Science to allow students to specialise further.

A door
to a new future

Data Science studies data and how to measure and harness them, in line with business objectives, to extract valuable information that is key to making the right business decisions and increasing efficiency and profits.

This minor is designed to train specialists in Data Science. It offers a multidisciplinary approach, combining programming, analysis and decision-making with excellent business, management and communication skills, since the goal is not only to extract the information, but also to be able to communicate it effectively.

Data are today’s gold. According to IBM, an average of 2.5 quintillion bytes of data is created each day. The amount of data stored by businesses and institutions is growing day by day and, in recent years, this growth is exponential. This makes it absolutely essential for companies to have experts who are capable of managing these data efficiently.

Curriculum

CUNEF Universidad Bachelor in Economics with a minor in Data Science consists of 261 ECTS, distributed as follows:

  • 60 basic ECTS (compulsory courses)
  • 132 ECTS (compulsory courses)
  • 42 ECTS (elective courses)
  • 21 ECTS for the minor
  • 6 ECTS for the Final Degree Project

Fall Term

COURSEECTSTYPE
Introduction to Economics6Basic
Mathematics I6Basic
Economic History6Compulsory
Business Economics6Basic
Search, Treatment and Use of Information6Compulsory
TOTAL CREDITS FALL TERM 30
Decision-making under uncertainty3

Spring Term

COURSEECTSTYPE
Microeconomics: Demand, Supply and Market Structure6Basic
Mathematics II6Basic
Data Analysis and Information Extraction6Elective
Accounting Information Systems6Basic
Programming6Basic
TOTAL CREDITS SPRING TERM 30
Data visualisation and descriptive statistics3

Fall Term

COURSEECTSTYPE
Microeconomics: General Equilibrium Models and Factor Markets6Compulsory
Data Analysis6Basic
Economic Environment6Compulsory
Financial Markets6Compulsory
Organisational Economics6Compulsory
TOTAL CREDITS FALL TERM 30
R&Python programming for business and management3

Spring Term

COURSEECTSTYPE
Macroeconomics6Basic
Statistics6Basic
Game Theory6Compulsory
Banking and Other Financial Institutions6Compulsory
Critical Thinking and Argumentation3Compulsory
Communication Skills3Compulsory
TOTAL CREDITS SPRING TERM 30
Data integrity and statistical inference3

Fall Term

COURSEECTSTYPE
Neural Networks and Deep Learning6Compulsory
Public Economics6Compulsory
Econometrics6Compulsory
Banking and Monetary Economics6Compulsory
Machine Learning6Elective
TOTAL CREDITS FALL TERM 30

Spring Term

COURSEECTSTYPE
Predictive Models6Compulsory
Information Economics6Compulsory
Text Mining6Elective
Industrial Organisation6Compulsory
Visualisation Techniques6Elective
TOTAL CREDITS SPRING TERM 30
Understanding the causes of things: regression analysis3

Fall Term

COURSEECTSTYPE
Financial and Monetary Macroeconomics6Compulsory
Innovation and Technological Change6Compulsory
Behavioural Economics6Compulsory
Internships or Elective Courses12Elective
TOTAL CREDITS FALL TERM 30
Time series forecasting for business and management3

Spring Term

COURSEECTSTYPE
Regulations and Competition Policies6Compulsory
Data Engineering6Compulsory
Corporate Finance6Compulsory
Economic Growth6Compulsory
Final Degree Project6Compulsory
TOTAL CREDITS SPRING TERM 30
Delivering insights through data-based storytelling: capstone Project3

Career Outcomes

CUNEF Universidad Bachelor in Economics prepares students to meet the challenges of the “new digital economy” and figure out what field of Economics they want to focus on professionally: the legal and international aspects, or rather the technological aspects, where managing huge volumes of data has become crucial.

In terms of career prospects, there is a wide range of options for recent graduates: taxation, analysis and planning services, public administration, international organisations, foreign trade, business management, economic consulting, teaching and research. There is a broad spectrum of career opportunities, including the private sector (companies, banks, consulting firms), the public sector (government agencies), and international institutions (OECD, IMF, World Bank, European Commission, etc.).

Economics graduates find their first job within 3.6 months after graduation (well below the general average), and studies show that, on a national level, 44% of them actually get a job before graduation.