Double Degree in Law and Business Administration (Spanish)

Double Degree
366 ECTS
Admission process open for 2020/2021 academic year

In an increasingly competitive world, and with ever more highly trained professionals, having two university qualifications becomes a huge advantage. Which is why at CUNEF we offer the option of studying for a Double Degree in Law and Business Administration, a programme which combines financial, business and legal knowledge.

The highly demanding level of these studies and the qualifications they provide make for an extremely desirable employability profile, and as the business and legal sectors are inseparable and mutually complementary, it also gives students the chance to turn their ideas into reality, equipping them with the tools they need to set up their own enterprise.

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The Double Degree in Law and Business Administration is a highly demanding programme which calls for substantial inputs of organisation, planning and effort from students. In return, this dual qualification offers participants outstanding professional opportunities in national and international company management, private and investment banking, strategic consultancy, major international business service firms (auditors and consultants) the leading national and international legal practices and public authorities. 

Qualification title: Double Degree in Law and Business Administration

Centre Responsible: CUNEF

Academic year of launch: 2010-2011

Minimum number of ECTS per enrolment and teaching period

Full-time students

Part-time students

First Year

  • Minimum ECTS: 30
  • Maximum ECTS: 74

Other Years

  • Minimum ECTS: Credits for the year 30
  • Maximum ECTS: Credits for the year + 36

First Year

  • Minimum ECTS: 74
  • Maximum ECTS: 74

Other Years

  • Nº Mínimo de ECTS 30
  • Nº Máximo de ECTS Créditos del curso + 36

Teaching language(s): Spanish/English (for bilingual mode)


The CUNEF Double Degree in Law and Business Administration provides students with professional training, knowledge, skills and abilities that are highly sought after in a professional context. The fundamental goals of the double qualification are as follows:

  • First of all, students acquire a sound understanding of the nature of a company and its relationship with the immediate, national and international economic context.. Students likewise acquire a sound knowledge of the legal system fully entitling them to practise as a lawyer in the public sector and the world of business, performing functions such as legal advice, legal representation and defence, notarial functions, public management, responsibility for public registers, defence of citizens’ rights, management and coordination in both the private and public spheres, mediation, reconciliation and arbitration, all the way up to judgment and enforcement. The aim in this regard is to train professionals who combine knowledge of legal theory and a comprehensive understanding of all areas connected with the Law, and an ability to lead project development and efficiently adapt to a rapidly changing environment.
  • The second aim is to explore in greater depth the methods and techniques of business management and administration: Theory of organisation. Strategic management. Policy and commercial strategy decisions. Financing structure. Tactical and strategic decisions connected with the production/operations area Setting of targets, policies and human resource planning. Information and management support systems.The necessary legal training is also provided to hold positions of responsibility  at the legal departments of national and international companies in industry, trade, banking, insurance, development cooperation, etc.
  • Students are thirdly trained in the quantitative skills required to perform in the world of business: basic elements of linear algebra, differential and integral calculus, mathematical optimisation, mathematics of financial operations, descriptive statistics, probability, statistical inference, simple regression and explanatory variable models.
  • Participants also gain familiarity with the processes of decision-making, analysis and summary skills, communication and teamwork. As well as the abilities needed to analyse and resolve legal problems, to apply knowledge in practice, receive and convey information in other languages, and use information and telecommunications technologies.
  • Students have the chance to supplement their training with practical placements at a company through the educational cooperation programmes, and international training periods through exchange programmes established with a range of international institutions and universities.
  • One final aim is to raise participants’ awareness of socially committed values and principles in accordance with the demands of stakeholders and of society at large.


The skills acquisition process takes place through the modules and subjects that make up the Double Degree course. How aptitudes are acquired will of course depend on the student’s stage on the Double Degree course, with skills being learned at initial, intermediate and advanced levels, as is standard practice within the European university system.

The horizontal and specific skills acquired by students focus on preparing them to engage in professional pursuits corresponding to the qualification offered.

The way the skills are designed likewise complies with the provisions of the ‘MECES’ framework for higher education qualifications in Spain.

The CUNEF Double Degree in Law and Business Administration is structured as follows:

  • In the first year (first and second semesters) the basic ECTS credits are covered.
  • These will be followed by the mandatory subjects, running from the second year to the fifth year.
  • Part of the eleventh semester (sixth year) will be spent on placements at a company/legal practice or elective subjects, and the Final Degree Project. Students are nonetheless able to complete the Double Degree earlier by covering these subjects in their fifth academic year.

Over the course of eleven semesters, students will also receive supplementary training in such subjects as IT, Personal Skills, Information Management and Business English.

First term
012900003 Roman Law: History and Institutions Spanish 8 Basic PDF
012900005 Fundamentals of Business Management Bilingual 6 Basic PDF
012900006 History of Law Spanish 6 Basic PDF
012900007 Introduction to Economics Bilingual 6 Basic PDF
012900008 Business Mathematics I Bilingual 6 Basic PDF
012900009 Theory of Law Spanish 6 Bssic PDF
Total 38
Second term
012900000 Financial Accounting I Bilingual 6 Basic PDF
012900001 Civil Law I Spanish 6 Basic PDF
012900002 Constitutional Law I Spanish 6 Basic PDF
012900010 Fundamentals of Financial Administration of a Business Bilingual 6 Basic PDF
012900011 History of Economics Bilingual 6 Basic PDF
012900020 Business Mathematics II Bilingual 6 Basic PDF
Total 36
Total first year 74
First term
012900072 Financial Accounting II Bilingual 6 Mandatory PDF
012900013 Civil Law II Spanish 7 Mandatory PDF 
012900015 Constitutional Law II Spanish 8 Mandatory PDF
012900004 Business Statistics I Bilingual 6 Basic PDF
012900022 Microeconomics Bilingual 6 Basic PDF
012900023 Industrial and Enterprise Sociology Bilingual 3 Mandatory PDF
Total 36
Second term
012900012 Accounting Management Bilingüe 6 Mandatory PDF
012900016 Ecclesiastical State Law Español 5 Mandatory PDF
012900017 International Public Law Español 6 Mandatory PDF
012900018 Criminal Law I Español 7 Mandatory PDF
012900019 Macroeconomics Bilingüe 6 Mandatory PDF
012900021 Financial Mathematics Bilingüe 6 Mandatory PDF
Total 36
Total second year 72
Primer cuatrimestre
012900025 Administrative Law I Spanish 8 Mandatory PDF
012900026 Civil Law III Spanish 6 Mandatory PDF
012900028 Criminal Law II Spanish 7 Mandatory PDF
012900031 International Economic Context Bilingual 6 Mandatory PDF
012900032 Business Statistics II Bilingual 6 Mandatory PDF
Total 33
Second term
012900014 EU Law Spanish 6 Mandatory PDF
012900027 Employment Law Spanish 8 Mandatory PDF
012900029 Procedural Law I (Civil) Spanish 5 Mandatory PDF
012900030 Spanish Economy Spanish 3 Mandatory PDF
012900033 Organisation and Design Bilingual 3 Mandatory PDF
012900069 Economic Policy Bilingual 3 Mandatory PDF
012900034 Asset Valuation and Investment Analysis Bilingual 5 Mandatory PDF
Total 33
Total third year 66
First term
012900036 Financing Decisions Bilingual 5 Mandatory PDF
012900037 Administrative Law II Spanish 8 Mandatory PDF
012900038 Civil Law IV Spanish 6 Mandatory PDF
012900041 Procedural Law II (Civil) Spanish 6 Mandatory PDF
012900043 Business Econometrics Spanish 3 Mandatory PDF
012900044 Fundamentals of Marketing Bilingual 6 Mandatory PDF
Total 34
Second term
012900073 Accounting Analysis and Consolidation Bilingual 6 Mandatory PDF
012900039 Financial and Tax Law I Spanish 6 Mandatory PDF
012900040 Commercial Law I Spanish 8 Mandatory PDF
012900042 Human Resources Management Bilingual 6 Mandatory PDF
012900045 Commercial Research Bilingual 6 Mandatory PDF
Total 32
Total fourth year 66
First term
012900047 Financial Planning and Analysis Bilingual 5 Mandatory PDF
012900049 Financial and Tax Law II Spanish 6 Mandatory PDF
012900051 Commercial Law II Spanish 8 Mandatory PDF
012900052 Procedural Law III (Criminal) Spanish 6 Mandatory PDF
012900053 Production Management Bilingual 6 Mandatory PDF
012900057 Tax System I Spanish 3 Mandatory PDF
Total 34
Second term
012900048 Consumer Behaviour Bilingual 6 Mandatory PDF
012900050 International Private Law Spanish 6 Mandatory PDF
012900054 Strategic Management Bilingual 6 Mandatory PDF
012900055 Philosophy of Law Spanish 6 Mandatory PDF
012900058 Tax System II Spanish 6 Mandatory PDF
Total 30
Total fifth year 64
First term
012802296 Consolidation of Financial Statements Spanish 4 Elective PDF
012802304 International Business Management Spanish 4 Elective PDF
012900157 Corporate Bylaws for SMEs: SRL and SPEX companies Spanish 6 Elective PDF
012802300 National and International Financial Markets Spanish 4 Elective PDF
012900155 Protection of Credit and Special Processes Spanish 6 Elective PDF
012900070 External Placements-BMA Spanish 12 Elective PDF
012900071 External Placements-Law Spanish 6 Elective PDF
012900074 Final Degree Project-BMA Spanish 6 Mandatory PDF
012900059 Final Degree Project-Law Spanish 6 Mandatory PDF
Total 24
Total yearly credits 24

Credit summary (1 ECTS= 25 hours of work)

Basic Training Credits: 86

Mandatory Credits: 268

Elective Credits: 12

Total: 366

* In the first term of Year 6, students must complete 12 ECTS from among the elective subjects offered, or perform the External Practical Placement.

CUNEF sets out below the information of the faculty who teach this degree (academic and professional CVs for all of them), demonstrating that CUNEF has the necessary faculty required in order to deliver the teaching scheduled for the Double Degree in Law and BBA.

The academic, research and professional qualifications of the lecturers teaching this qualification at CUNEF are therefore appropriate.

Spheres of knowledge Number of Professors PhDs Accredited
Law 352511
Business Management 12107
Economics 13124
Finance and Accounting 17152
Quantitative Methods 863
Overall Total 856827

Our external academic placements are a training initiative undertaken by students and supervised by CUNEF with the aim of supplementing the knowledge acquired in class, underpinning the acquisition of skills to prepare students for professional life so as to increase their employability and expand their entrepreneurial capacity. They can be performed at the University itself or at such partner bodies as companies, institutions and public and private entities at the national and international level. Business placements represent a fundamental adjunct to training, and mark the first step in entering the professional world. They can be combined with study, and will help you:

  • Supplement your training with a practical focus applied to professional reality.
  • Acquire practical experience of the working methodologies used at the company.
  • Develop a range of technical and attitudinal skills.
  • Obtain practical experience that will then make it easier for you to enter the world of work.
  • Underpin such values of innovation, creativity, enterprise and many more.

Type of business placement

There are two formats of external academic placement:

  • Curricular: forming part of the Course Curriculum. The Practical Placement subject corresponds to this mode.
  • Extracurricular: undertaken by students on a voluntary basis during their education, without forming part of the corresponding Course Curriculum. This will however be covered by the Diploma Supplement, as established in the regulations in force.

Technical details: curricular business placements for the Double Degree in Law and Business Administration

Number of ECTS - 6 ECTS Degree in Law
- 12 ECTS Degree in BBA
Nature of the subject Elective, Degree in BBA. Elective, Degree in Law
Duration 150 hours (minimum Practical Placements in Law)
300 hours (minimum Practical Placements in BMA)
Requirements - Enrolment on any educational course delivered by CUNEF. Students must be enrolled at CUNEF throughout the duration of the practical placement.
- Students that have any fourth examination session subject pending will not be able to sign the Agreement until this has been passed.
Where do I find practical placement offers? CUNEF students can find practical placement offers through:
CUNEF Career Center
CUNEF International Career Center
When can curricular placements be performed? Once 180 ECTS have been completed.
Teaching Guide for practical placementsPDF
Specific CUNEF regulations PDF
Educational cooperation agreement format PDF
Student appendix PDF
Final report form PDF

Quality guarantee

Article 31 of the Spanish Universities Act reform (Act 4/2007) addresses Quality Assurance, laying down the need to establish quality assurance criteria to facilitate evaluation, certification and accreditation, viewing quality assurance as an essential purpose of university policy. The new organisational structure for universal education established by Royal Decree 1393/2007, and the subsequent amendment in Royal Decree 861/2010, includes quality assurance as one of the basic elements that a course curriculum must include.

Spanish Universities Act 6/2001, of 21 December 2001, and the reform applied to this by Act 4/2007, of 12 April 2007, Article 31 of which addresses Quality Assurance , lays down the need to establish quality assurance criteria to facilitate evaluation, certification and accreditation, viewing quality assurance as an essential purpose of university policy. Royal Decree 1393/2007, of 29 October 2007, amended by Royal Decree 861/2010, of 2 July 2010, establishing the regulations governing official university education, clearly indicates that “Quality Assurance Systems, which form a part of the new course curricula, likewise provide the basis for the new educational structure to function efficiently and to generate the trust on which the process of qualification accreditation relies”. The establishment of a Quality Assurance System is thus included in the new official university education regulations as a condition of the process of qualification verification and accreditation.

CUNEFhas defined the structure of its  Internal Quality Assurance System,  (SIGC) known as the ‘Sistema Interno de Garantía de Calidad’ or ‘SIGC’, and the procedures governing this function, in accordance with the demands of Royal Decree 1393/2007, amended by Royal Decree 861/2010.

The SIGC allows CUNEF to ascertain the development of its official qualifications, in support of transparency, the inclusion of continuous improvement strategies and the systematic organisation of actions effectively contributing to qualifications quality assurance and efficiency in processes to appraise verification, monitoring and renewal of mandatory official qualifications accreditation.

The CUNEF SIGC has the following structure: Degree Quality Committee, Master’s Programme Quality Committee and Doctorate Quality Committee, Technical Quality Unit, Academic and Management Unit.

The Quality Committees are responsible for monitoring the implementation of the degree, master’s and doctorate programmes taught at CUNEF. These Committees analyse and appraise the development of the qualifications, making proposals for review and improvement that will be submitted to the Academic Committee and CUNEF Management to be taken into account where applicable.

These committees have the following responsibilities:

  • Manage and coordinate the Internal Quality Assurance System and monitor this process.
  • Monitor and evaluate the quality targets, external practical placements and mobility programmes.
  • Draw up the regulations governing the functioning of the Quality Committees, and make the corresponding proposals to the Academic Committee and the Director of CUNEF for approval.
  • Gather information and evidence as to the development and application of the training programme for the qualification (objectives, development of teaching and learning, methodology, etc.).
  • Manage the Information System for the qualification (information, support and guidance for students, coordination of teaching staff, qualification course resources, mobility programmes, external practical placements, etc.).
  • Supervise fulfilment of the quality policy for the qualification in accordance with the CUNEF quality policy and the UCM quality policy.
  • Promote specific actions to encourage the use of new teaching methodologies and to disseminate and raise awareness of good practice in the field of quality.
  • Draw up guidelines for the development of information systems as to objectives, available resources, management and results of the qualifications course intended for lecturers, students and admin and support staff.

The Academic Committee (see composition in Table 1) is responsible for coordinating improvement proposals connected with qualifications and for decision-making in this regard. The Director of CUNEF is ultimately responsible for validating the decisions reached by the Academic Committee. Each Quality Committee comprises:

  • The coordinators/directors of the applicable official qualifications in each case (degree, master’s and doctorate programme),
  • The representatives (at least one per qualification) of the lecturers teaching each qualification,
  • The representatives (one per qualification) of students sitting for the qualification as candidates,
  • Up to a maximum of three representatives from the professional sphere of university qualifications delivered by CUNEF (where there are alumni among these representatives, they will be selected from this group), and a representative of admin and support staff.

The Degree Quality Committee is currently in operation (see composition in Table 2). It oversees the proper development of official CUNEF qualifications, and can be sent any comments connected with the quality of qualifications via the suggestions box.

The Quality Committees meet at least twice per year and are governed by the Quality Committee Functional Regulation approved on 24 November 2014.

Degree Quality Committee

Full Name Category and/or group
Mercedes Gracia Díez Degree Director (President)
José Javier Galán Ruiz Degree in Law Director
Guillermo Velasco Fabra Academic Staff Representative
Francisco Javier Sosa Álvarez Academic Staff Representative
Javier Sánchez Hernández Admin and Support Staff Representative (Secretary)
Begoña Menéndez Rodríguez Admin and Support Staff Representative
Conrado López Carbajo Student Representative
Pablo Alonso Comba Student Representative
Felipe Julián Vázquez Sánchez Student Representative
Cecilia de la Rosa González Alumni Representative


















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ICM-4 – Qualification performance rate








ICM-5 – Degree dropout rate



Not applicable

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ICM-6 – Teaching Evaluation Programme participation rate








ICM-7 – Alumni Efficiency rate

Not applicable

Not applicable

Not applicable

Not applicable




ICM-8 – Graduation rate

Not applicable

Not applicable

Not applicable

Not applicable



IUCM-1 – Success rate

Not applicable

Not applicable

Not applicable

Not applicable




IUCM-2 – First choice degree demand rate

Not applicable

Not applicable

Not applicable

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IUCM-3 – Second and subsequent choice degree demand rate

Not applicable

Not applicable

Not applicable

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IUCM-4 – Degree suitability rate

Not applicable

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IUCM-8 – Teaching Evaluation Program participation rate

Not applicable




IUCM-13 – Student satisfaction with the qualification





IUCM-14 – Lecturer satisfaction with the qualification





IUCM-15 – Centre Admin and Support Staff satisfaction





IUCM-16 – Qualification Appraisal Rate




*ICM – Madrid Regional Government Indicators
*IUCM – Universidad Complutense de Madrid Indicators

CUNEF is a highly specialised university education institution focused on the world of business management, finance and financial markets and instruments, and law. Our Degree and Postgraduate programmes set the standard in their respective fields.

To maintain this prestigious standing, CUNEF is committed to the continuous improvement of the teaching, research and services it provides as part of its quality commitment.

In accordance with its equality policy, CUNEF aims to fulfil the reasonable needs and expectations of its students, lecturers, admin and support staff, governing bodies and society at large. To this end the Centre defines the following quality objectives:

  • Pursue excellence in the education given to its students, combining cutting-edge knowledge with an eminently professional focus.
  • Offer its students the very best lecturers for their specialist qualifications in each operational sphere, combining knowledge and educational vocation with lengthy professional management experience in their respective fields.
  • Consolidate its image as a University Centre of acknowledged standing.
  • Underpin its professional network of lecturers, students, graduates/alumni and partner companies to generate benefits in the professional and managerial performance of its graduates/alumni.
  • Achieve an employability rate among graduates/alumni of close to 100%.
  • Commit to the internationalisation of its students, lecturers and programmes.
  • Ensure that the quality policy is understood and accepted by all CUNEF staff and is publicly available.
  • Ensure that the CUNEF Internal Quality Assurance System remains effective and is periodically revised. As the figure responsible for this institution, I undertake to develop and implement this quality policy in order to achieve the highest possible level of performance among our students.

Ana Isabel Fernández Álvarez

Director of CUNEF

The Degree Quality Committee meets periodically over the course of the academic year, and at least twice per year. These meetings analyse information regarding the implementation of degree studies and the data revealed by the functioning of the quality assurance system. This review and study of information serves to identify areas for improvement that the Quality Committee conveys to CUNEF Management for approval and execution together with the tasks to be undertaken to eliminate any shortcomings.

The Degree Quality Committee maintains a register of quality improvements and strengths which it reviews and updates at least once per term, in accordance with the tasks being performed and the assessment of their impact.

Numerous improvement actions have been conducted since 2013 covering a wide range of aspects, resulting in managerial improvements and enhanced satisfaction among students and other stakeholders, alongside the public information made available about CUNEF itself and its academic offering, etc. Particular mention should be made by way of example of efforts to increase teaching coordination, to incorporate diploma supplements within the degree courses, to review and enhance the website and the information published there, etc.

For more specific and detailed information about how the Degree Quality Committee functions and the improvement proposals made, you may contact the email address

The employability of CUNEF alumni represents a variable which is analysed by the Quality Committees, serving to assess professional interest in the qualification while likewise ascertaining whether alumni have acquired the skills initially defined for the course.

This analysis will allow proposals to be made to improve the qualification, or to eliminate it if the figures are below 20% for 5 consecutive years. To this end CUNEF conducts yearly surveys of alumni, asking them directly, as set out in the SIGC, whether the training they received has or has not proved useful in the pursuit of their profession, and their professional position before (if any) and after completing the qualification.

CUNEF  uses this information to conduct a study of whether the study curricula are appropriate or not, as well as the employability or professional prospects of alumni.

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