Dual Degree Program in Business Administration and Management [ADE] and International Relations (E-6)

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Course 2022-2023:
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Course 2023-2024:
Starting on October 1, 2022

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5 years / 359.5 ECTS

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“These studies combine both Degrees, seeking to train professionals at a global level”

What is the Dual Degree Program in Business Administration and Management [ADE] and International Relations?

The dual degree in Business Administration and Management (ADE), and International Relations offers the opportunity to study business management within a global economic and political environment; equipping students to work professionally in the field of business through a solid understanding of key global concerns.

On the Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration and Management, students will learn how to manage all types of businesses and organizations that create social well-being and prosperity. The study of international relations complements these skills by focusing on relations between States, international organizations and other economic, political and social agents within the global system, including multinationals, pressure groups and NGOs.

It highlights the importance of relations between nations and markets.

An understanding of the dynamic and fast-changing global context creates significant advantages and a highly valuable profile for future business managers, especially in terms of designing and implementing strategic company policy. Above all, students on this combined program will understand the importance of relations between States and markets, and the opportunities and threats of the globalization process. In short, this course offers a comprehensive learning experience for the professionals of tomorrow.

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Admissions Process


You may participate in Q&A Sessions and Information Days. This step is not required, but potential candidates are encouraged to delve into the Programs, learn about Study Plans and Curricula, ask questions, and gather additional information.

Applying for admission. The process begins via the web page, once the decision has been made concerning the Degree in which applicants wish to enroll. If deemed necessary, you may apply for scholarships, grants and financial aid from the University at the same time as you apply for admission.

You will find information here on everything related to the process of admission and entrance exams.

Communication and legal requirements for access to the University. Having been admitted does not exempt you from proving that you meet the legal requirements for access to the University. Meeting these requirements is an essential prerequisite in order to begin your studies at the University.

Completing the registration process. Once admitted, students must complete the registration process, which is initiated on the web page. It is necessary to submit the registration form and the additional documentation required personally to the University General Registrar´s Office before the end of June.

The Pre-University Campus, is designed for those students who wish to facilitate a smooth beginning as they start their University life. It takes place at the end of August.

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Important Dates


Submission of applications:
Course 2022-2023:
Admissions Closed
Course 2023-2024:
Starting on October 1, 2022

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Admission Exam:
Saturday, May 14, 2022

Classes start in early September.


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  • The Dual Degree Program in Business Administration and Management and International Relations requires incoming students to show proactive attitudes and skills in terms of learning the knowledge and competencies required of the professional profile in business management in a globalised world; therefore, mobility and internationalisation along with professional practice at multinational companies are key pillars of our training offering.

    Thus, the profile of the future student of of “ADE”, Business Administration and Management, and International Relations, should be that of a person broadly trained in general knowledge and languages, with great interest in knowing the current world economic and international situation and with a desire to become an agent of social transformation.


Information on Fees, Payments, Grants and Scholarships


Course fees: € 1,758.91 plus nine monthly installments of € 1,544.28 each.

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Future Students Office

C/ Alberto Aguilera, 21 - 28015 Madrid
Tel.: +34 91 540 61 32

Fax: +34 91 559 65 69

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Admission Coordinators:

Prof. Dr. Pablo Sanz Bayón

Prof. Dra. Gloria Martín Antón


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Curricullum 2021 (See curricullum 2015)

1st YEAR
1st Term
Fundamentals of Management 6.0 ECTS ICO/DESCARGA
Personal Skills 3.0 ECTS ICO/DESCARGA
History of International Relations 6.0 ECTS ICO/DESCARGA
Introduction to Accounting 6.0 ECTS ICO/DESCARGA
Introduction to International Relations 6.0 ECTS ICO/DESCARGA
Business Mathematics I 6.0 ECTS ICO/DESCARGA
Financial Mathematics 6.0 ECTS ICO/DESCARGA
2nd Term
Data Analysis and Visualization 6.0 ECTS ICO/DESCARGA
Financial Accounting 6.0 ECTS ICO/DESCARGA
Regional Studies: Europe 6.0 ECTS ICO/DESCARGA
Business Mathematics II 6.0 ECTS ICO/DESCARGA
Microeconomics 6.0 ECTS ICO/DESCARGA
2nd YEAR
1st Term
Persuasive communication 3.0 ECTS ICO/DESCARGA
Business Statistics 6.0 ECTS ICO/DESCARGA
Regional Studies: The United States 6.0 ECTS ICO/DESCARGA
Fundamentals of Marketing 6.0 ECTS ICO/DESCARGA
History of Political Ideas 6.0 ECTS ICO/DESCARGA
Idioma I: English for Business Studies I 6.0 ECTS ICO/DESCARGA
2nd Term
Regional Studies I 6.0 ECTS ICO/DESCARGA
Idioma II: English for Business Studies II 6.0 ECTS ICO/DESCARGA
Macroeconomics 6.0 ECTS ICO/DESCARGA
Quantitative Models for Business and Economics 6.0 ECTS ICO/DESCARGA
Redacción Académica 2.0 ECTS ICO/DESCARGA
Contemporary Political Theory 6.0 ECTS ICO/DESCARGA
Annual Courses
Christianity and Social Ethics 6.0 ECTS ICO/DESCARGA
Legal Framework for Business 6.0 ECTS ICO/DESCARGA
3rdYEAR (it is not taught until the 2023-2024 academic year)
1st Term
Management accounting 6.0 ECTS  
Fundamentals of Finance 6.0 ECTS  
International Economic Analysis 6.0 ECTS  
English III: English for International Relations) 4.5 ECTS  
Current Issues in International Relations (Economics y Finance) I 3.0 ECTS  
2nd Term
Spanish Economy/Commercial Law (*) 6.0 ECTS  
Organizational Behavior 6.0 ECTS  
Corporate Finance 6.0 ECTS  
Foreign Policy of Spain 3.0 ECTS  
Regional Studies II 6.0 ECTS  
Annual Courses
International Political Economy 6.0 ECTS  
Public International Law 6.0 ECTS  
Second Language II 7.5 ECTS  
(*) Students may choose to take Spanish Economy or Commercial Law.
1st Term
Strategic Analysis 6.0 ECTS  
Market Research 6.0 ECTS  
Financial Markets 6.0 ECTS  
Human Resources Management 6.0 ECTS  
European Union Instutions and Policies 6.0 ECTS  
2nd Term
Business Strategies 6.0 ECTS  
Marketing management 6.0 ECTS  
Analysis in International Politics 4.5 ECTS  
Current Issues in International Relations (Economics y Finance) 4.5 ECTS  
International Security Principles and Policy 6.0 ECTS  
International Organisations 3.0 ECTS  
Annual Courses
Second Language III 6.0 ECTS  
Learning and Service 3.0 ECTS  
1st Term
Business Administration and Management Elective itinerary courses 12.0 ECTS  
Company Internship 6.0 ECTS  
European Union Economics 3.0 ECTS  
Regional Studies III 3.0 ECTS  
Seminar on international current affairs I 3.0 ECTS  
International Cooperation and Development 6.0 ECTS  
2nd Term
Elective itinerary course: Leadership and Change Management 6.0 ECTS  
Final Bachelor's Project (ADE) 6.0 ECTS  
Ethics and Corporate Social Responsibility 6.0 ECTS  
Seminar on international current affairs II 3.0 ECTS  
Regional Studies IV 3.0 ECTS  
International Economic Organizations 3.0 ECTS  
Final Bachelor's Project (RRII) 6.0 ECTS  


In 5th year, students must choose an itinerary and take 12 credits of this Itinerary (or take Company Internships II).

Business Administration and Management itinerary courses 5th year
Management Itinerary
Innovation & Strategy  
Business Internationalization  
Sustainable Business and Corporate Governance  
Negotiating Techniques and Conflict management  
Marketing Itinerary
Sales and Retailing  
Global Trends in Marketing  
Finance and Accounting Itinerary
Consolidation of Financial Statements  
Budgetary Control  
Portfolio Management  
Mergers and Acquisitions and Business Restructuring  
Company Internships II 12.0 ECTS  
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International mobility and exchange programs allow students to study for a period of time at a foreign university, either in the European Union, through the Erasmus+ Program, or at universities in other countries with which Comillas has signed Bilateral Agreements.

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  • From August 25 to 31
  • Alberto Aguilera Campus

An offer for pre-university education made up of modules that you may select according to your needs and the studies that you have chosen. This will allow you to consolidate your knowledge at the moment of starting your studies and to enter the university environment successfully in the most enjoyable and educational way. A team of professors from the university is devoted to carrying out activities in a complete university environment.


Comprehensive and Professional Training


One of the fundamental objectives of the university is to provide a well-rounded education for students throughout their Undergraduate Studies. For this purpose, the Faculty of Economics and Business Administration (Comillas ICADE) has incorporated two of its own diplomas for personal and professional development into its programs, adapted to the real needs of ADE students, and framed within the rest of activities aimed at comprehensive training: The Diploma in Communicative Skills and the Foreign Languages Studies and the Diploma in Personal, Communicative, and Professional Skills. In addition, optionally offers a Diploma in Business Analytics and a Diploma in Entrepreneurship.


Comillas ICADE

Alberto Aguilera, 23.

Its origins date back to the year 1956, when Business Management courses were first taught at the residence, owned by the Jesuits, at calle Zorrilla. ICADE has been a reference for more than half a century, up to the present time, in the areas of Law and Business Administration and Management, playing a pioneering role in the implementation of dual degree programs in our country.



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