Greetings from the Dean
Welcome to the University of the Balearic Islands’ Faculty of Economics and Business, a renowned institution when it comes to the teaching of economics and business administration. The current faculty is the result of a merger between the former Faculty of Economic and Business Sciences and the School of Business Studies, the latter of which was originally the Palma School of Commerce, founded in 1907.
We offer two undergraduate degree programmes at the UIB’s Palma campus: one in economics and one in business administration. Then, along with the Faculty of Law, we offer a double degree in business administration and law, and with the Faculty of Tourism, we offer two double degrees: one in business administration and tourism and another in business administration and economics. The undergraduate degree programme in business administration can also be taken with us at the centres in Minorca and Ibiza.
Our objective is to offer high-quality teaching that is focused on developing students’ personal and professional skills to the maximum. Thus, the education that we offer our students incorporates internships in businesses and institutions that are related to economics. Furthermore, on top of in-person classes, the UIB and our faculty offer students a virtual campus and a myriad of resources to strengthen their abilities to educate themselves.
With regard to international aspects, we provide the option of taking the two undergraduates programmes offered wholly by our faculty in English. Specifically, 50% of all of the teaching takes place in English. Along this line, to be awarded any of our degrees, students must demonstrate that they have achieved at least a B2 level of English as established by the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages. To this end, we offer a wide variety of student exchange programmes at around 40 European, American, and Asian universities. Because of this, more than 100 students participate in exchange programmes every year. Similarly, students in the programmes that we offer come from over 40 different countries, and non-natives make up 11% of our total student body. The teaching staff also has an international background, with professors from six different countries.
Aside from teaching, our faculty participates in achieving other university-wide goals, for example, those related to research, innovation, and the dissemination of knowledge.
I would like to use this short introduction to encourage students to explore and take advantage of the numerous extracurricular opportunities offered at this university, including sporting and cultural activities, clubs, and participating in the university’s governing bodies, among others.
Please get in touch with us to get more information about our educational offering or to send us any questions or comments.
Andreu Sansó Rosselló
Dean of the Faculty of Economics and Business