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Facultad de Ciencias Económicas y EmpresarialesFacultad de Ciencias Económicas y Empresariales

Summer School of Economics and Business

6 or 12 ECTS credits, June 12th - July 20th, 2017

One or two subjects chosen from the following:  


A) Economics Track:

  1. Environmental Economics and Policy Analysis: This subject studies the main issues related to public environmental policies and management. In particular, the course deals with the role of the Public Sector for internalizing environmental externalities through public policies. The subject also studies the valuation of the benefits and costs of those policies. Some issues will be analyzed in depth: environmental taxation and ecological tax reforms, climate change economics, and some applications. As a result, students will be able to understand the justification and effects of environmental public policies, as well as to formulate them, and analyze them. Students will also develop useful abilities for their professional life, and they will learn methodological tools valuable for careers in the public and private sectors or in Academia.
  2. Natural Resource Economics:  This course aims to analyze the main issues related to the mutual interrelation of the economic activity and the stocks of natural resources. The extraction of natural resources for economic production reduces que size of stocks, and the changing sizes of stocks affect economic production possibilities. Dynamics, uncertainty and information issues are present in almost all natural resource problems. Relevant examples include the extraction of oil and minerals, but also the management of fisheries and forest. All these problems suffer from overexploitation in the absence of regulations, and the role of public and private institutions is crucial in modifying incentives to solve these problems. Students will learn to reflect critically on the economic dimension of natural resource problems, as well as to understand how these problems can be solved. The course provides valuable analytical tools for the professional development in both the public and private sectors, as well as in Academia.

 B) Business Track:  

  1. Global Marketing: This course will provide the participating students with a decision-oriented framework for the development and implementation of global marketing programs. Consequently, students will learn to analyze, select, and implement appropriate conceptual frameworks pertaining to five broad management decisions related to global marketing management: Whether or not going International; deciding which market to enter; deciding how to enter a foreign market; designing the global marketing program; and implementing and coordinating the global marketing program. At the end of the course, students will be better equipped to understand how firms can achieve international competitiveness by designing, implementing, and controlling global marketing programs.
  2. International Finance: This course aims to provide students with the skills and knowledge that will allow them to develop tasks linked to financial management in internationalized firms, and, more specifically, in multinational firms. In particular, the course will analyze the operative segments of the international financial markets, as well as its products, in order to get financial resources and financial instruments to hedge risks to which the internationalized firm is exposed. Furthermore, the course will deal with specific issues that are relevant for the financial management of the multinational firm. Likewise, the course will analyze how the international environment affects the internationalized firm and how to cope with it. The course is primarily based on a combination of lectures (theory) and case studies (concepts in action). A number of related readings are proposed alongside the topics. Some group assignments will allow students to put learnings into practice.

Location & contact

Faculty of Economics and Business Studies

Universidad Autónoma de Madrid

Campus de Cantoblanco

C/ Francisco Tomás y Valiente 5

28049 Madrid



How to arrive


Phone: (+34) 91 497 50 38  

Fax: (+34) 91 497 43 13

Facultad de Ciencias Económicas y Empresariales  · C/ Francisco Tomás y Valiente, 5 · Universidad Autónoma de Madrid · 28049 Madrid · España