The implementation of the European Higher Education Area (EHEA) involves new methodological changes in university teaching via the implementation of a process of continuous assessment. This means being aware of the importance of class attendance and of doing work set by lecturers. It is therefore important to look at the contents in the teaching guides, which contain information on the subjects: credits, objectives, assessments, and recommended reading. In turn, lecturers will explain the methodology, grading structure, etc. on the first day of class. In any event, the key to success lies in perseverance, willingness, and in-class participation.
The European Credit Transfer System (ECTS) provides a system for measuring the required commitment to subjects. It is structured around in-person activities and activities that don't require attendance.
- In-person: theory lectures, internships, lab work, group and individual tutorials, examinations, presentations, etc.
- Attendance not required: activities carried out independently by students without the help of lecturers
The ECTS standard is 25 hours, 10 of which are in-person and 15 of which are not. So, a 6-ECTS subject equates to 60 in-person hours and 90 hours where attendance is not required, per semester. It is therefore also important that you take advantage of tutoring sessions with subject lecturers where they can help you with any queries you might have regarding the subject.
If you have any problems or doubts about your degree or the programme in general, a tutor will be assigned to you during the early weeks of your first term.
Keep in mind that oral and written communication skills in English are a required in order to be awarded a degree. Students must prove that they have at least a B2 level of English to graduate.
You should also be aware that the UIB's Academic Regulations set out student and lecturer rights and obligations. These include information on registration and cancellation policies and procedures, conditions regarding disclosures and the contents of study programmes, assessment conditions, conditions for reviewing examinations, how to obtain part-time student status, attendance requirements, etc.
In turn, students also have several services available to them such as library and documentation services, reprographics services, cultural services, international relations services, student associations, sports facilities, medical services, the careers guidance and placement department (DOIP), the student residence, the ombudsman, etc.
We also recommend taking an active part in university life as delegates, in university associations, as student assistants, or by participating in conferences and activities organised by the FEE.
Finally, the university also expects you to follow a code of respectful conduct towards other members of the academic community so as to avoid any preferential treatment during assessments, inappropriate behaviour during lectures, or any type of disrespectful attitude towards fellow students and lecturers.
Would you like to study your degree in English?
Given the increasing level of globalization in economics and business, and the importance of the English language in this process, the Faculty of Economics and Business at the UIB has made a commitment to increasing the international scope of its courses and as such offers students a PATHWAY IN ENGLISH in the degree programme in economics (GECO) and the degree programme in business management (GADE). The PATHWAY IN ENGLISH will help students improve and apply their language skills in the area of economics and business. In turn, taking the PATHWAY IN ENGLISH will provide you with a wider international perspective and will eventually help you when it comes to getting a job, both in the Balearic Islands and around the globe.
Click on the following link for more information about the Pathway in English
Would you like to study other languages at theUIB?
The UIB's Office of Language Services offers a wide range of modern language courses (German, English, French, Italian, Portuguese, and Russian). Information on these courses can be found at the following link:
Courses available at the Cultural Activities Service (SAC) in English
- Information can be found at the following link: Information on courses
The Bachelor's Thesis is a compulsory subject that is taken during the last year of the GADE and GECO degree programmes.
It is a year-long subject that counts for 12 ECTS. This means students need to show that they have spent 300 hours working on it.
The end result of the course will be the production of a supervised project that applies and integrates the knowledge, skills, and approaches that were stressed throughout the degree programme and, in turn, enables students' learning to be assessed according to that which is set out in the curriculum.
Students may only enrol in the Bachelor's Thesis if they are also enrolled in the rest of the credits required for them to be awarded the degree in economics or the degree in business administration and management. Credits requirements for work placements are not taken into account to this end.
Students shall be assessed by their tutor up to a mark of 8/10. In order to achieve the mark of Excellent or to be awarded Honours, the project must be defended before a panel.
Regulations regarding the Bachelor's Thesis and supplementary information can be found below.
- Support guide for the Final Degree Project
- Information Sessions:
- 26th September, 12 to 2 pm, in the meeting room in the G. M. de Jovellanos building.
- 3rd October, 12 to 2 pm, in room AV03 in the G. M. de Jovellanos building.
According to RD 1393/2007, modified by RD 861/2010, credit recognition must be in line with the following basic rules:
- As long as the degree programme that students wish to join pertains to the same area of knowledge (social and legal sciences), at least 36 credits corresponding to core education in this area will be subject to accreditation.
- The remaining credits may be accredited by the University, taking into account the suitability between skills and knowledge acquired in other subjects or courses taken by students and set out in the corresponding degree programme that students wish to take.
For example, registration, group change, certificates, examination clashes, file transfer, Erasmus, accreditation, etc.
Problems, Complaints, or Suggestions regarding Courses
Send an e-mail to the head of studies of the corresponding degree programme:
Problems with Mobility or Exchange Programmes
Problems with the Bachelor's Thesis (TFG) or Work Placements
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