Curriculum of the Double Degree in Business Administration and Law

The curriculum of the Double Degree in Business Administration and Law will constantly immerse you in subjects from both degree programmes. From day one, you’ll take subjects in both law and business administration, enhancing your ability to adapt easily to legal and business settings and establish synergies between the two worlds.

 

The Program Director explain the details of the curriculum


With all the guarantees of the Professional Council

 

The ESADE Professional Council is a body consisting of representatives from distinguished law firms as well as public prosecutors, notary publics, etc. who help to design the curriculum to ensure that it meets the real demands of today’s professional reality.


YEAR 1


Laying the groundwork

 

At the educational level: In year 1, you’ll lay the foundation for general knowledge of law and business management, with a focus on practical applications.

At the experiential level: This is a very intense, challenge-filled year, during which you’ll become familiar with the examinations, the faculty, new ways of studying, etc. But it’s also a year filled with great non-academic experiences: you’ll join student associations and immerse yourself in university life at ESADE.


YEAR 2


First step toward internationalisation

At the educational level: In year 2, you’ll delve deeper into subjects from both degree programmes. English will now be the language of instruction for 30% of your subjects, in both in business and law. You’ll also have the chance to have your first international experience by participating in a summer programme in London, at the Center for Transnational Legal Studies.

At the experiential level: By this year, you’re settled in, familiar with the programme and the environment, and getting the most out of your studies and campus life generally.


YEAR 3


Legal specialisation

At the educational level: The curriculum for year 3 focuses more heavily on law: you’ll be ready to choose your favourite area of law and begin your specialisation. Meanwhile, you’ll keep taking business subjects. Half of your subjects will now be in English. You’ll begin your training in Legal English and in another language of your choice (French, German or Mandarin Chinese). In the summer, you’ll have the chance to participate in a solidarity-based internship in Latin America, Africa or Asia, through the University Development Service (SUD).

At the experiential level: This tends to be the year in which students get more involved in associations and in organising specific activities related to their academic interests. Organising activities is a good way to gain experience for the future, and it’s also viewed favourably by companies and organisations. This will be your last year on the Pedralbes campus.


YEAR 4


Management specialisation

At the educational level: In year 4, the curriculum focuses on business administration. You’ll begin your specialisation in management, while at the same time finishing your last subjects in law. By now, 70% of your subjects are taught in English, and you’ll begin your training in Business English. You’ll also have the chance to have another international experience by participating in a summer programme in the United States.

At the experiential level: In year 4, you’ll move to the Sant Cugat campus, a multicultural setting where you’ll intermingle with students and faculty members from more than 100 countries. You’ll develop a familiarity with multicultural environments that will later help you adapt to the culture of multinationals or foreign companies. You’ll choose the university where you’ll do a semester abroad the following year (from more than 100 options).


YEAR 5

Study abroad: consolidating your international education

At the educational level: Year 5 is when you’ll have the greatest international experience of the entire programme. You’ll spend one semester studying at one of the world’s top 100 business or law schools, with the chance to specialise in either business or law, depending on your career goals. During the second quarter of the year, you’ll take your last management subjects for ESADE’s Double Degree and submit your final project.

At the experiential level: In year 5, you’ll make a huge leap forward, both personally and professionally. Spending six months abroad means making new friends, living on a new campus, getting to know another culture... a vital educational experience that you’ll remember your entire life. You’ll decide where you want to do your internship the following year and start to prepare for your career. With these goals in mind, you’ll participate in workshops and rely on the help of ESADE Careers.


YEAR 6

Internships: your contact with the real professional world

At the educational level: In year 6, you’ll do a compulsory semester-long internship at a company or law firm, chosen in accordance with your preferred career orientation (business or law). The internship can be in Spain or abroad. In either case, you’ll have a privileged starting point for your definitive transition to the professional world.

At the experiential level: As an intern, you’ll hold a real job at a real company, with real goals and responsibilities. The everyday bustle of a company or law firm is the best schooling you could possibly receive as you finish the Double Degree programme.


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