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This master's degree aims to provide specialized postgraduate training in the field of sector analysis to professionals who work in different fields and wish to update and expand their knowledge.

The improvement of qualifications and professional skills, reinforcing the adequacy between supply and demand, has been identified as a need in the recent report "Professional skills and employability" of the Economic and Social Council, which also highlights the changing dynamics in the productive environment and the needs of companies, which entail a greater demand for integration between theory and professional practice and management by competencies.

The dynamics in the productive sectors, which were a key factor for European economic growth, together with the organizational evolution of both companies and public administrations, has fostered a growing need for economic knowledge applied to the different productive sectors, in very diverse People trained in the field of humanities, particularly in Geography, perform tasks in the field of Local Development and Territorial Policies; graduates from the field of environmental sciences and nature intervene in plans and programs associated with the development of areas of high ecological value; Qualified medical personnel in the field of health sciences are in charge of management tasks; the traditional participation of engineers in management tasks reaches its maximum with the incorporation of new technologies, particularly in industry, the energy subsector and construction; likewise it happens in the educational field, where graduates in Pedagogy are incorporated into the teams that govern educational policies of the autonomous communities. The aforementioned entails the need to promote training in line with the growing complexity that accompanies the globalization process, the continuous evolution of the environment and the unanimous objective of seeking to optimize the use of resources. On the other hand, independently of the training achieved during the undergraduate studies, the complement of the sectoral approach in the postgraduate course allows to conveniently deepen their knowledge and skills to those who have studied in the field of economic and business sciences.


The curriculum consists of 60 credits, of which 31 are compulsory, 8 are optional, 9 correspond to internships and 12 to Master's Thesis.

The description of the curriculum is as follows:

ENVIRONMENT AND TOOL MODULE (Mandatory, 31 credits)

  • Institutional environment and international economic relations (EIREI, 3 credits)
  • Microeconomics for the analysis of public policies (MAPP, 3 credits)
  • Foreign sector (SEXT, 3 credits)
  • Public sector (SPUB, 3 credits)
  • Analysis of economic data (ADE, 3 credits)
  • Applied Econometrics (EA, 4 credits)
  • Single market of the EU and accompanying policies (MUPA, 3 credits)
  • Methods of economic evaluation (MEE, 3 credits)
  • Prediction and simulation tools (HPS, 3 credits)
  • Advanced data analysis techniques (TAAD, 3 credits)

SECTORIAL SPECIALIZATION MODULE (Choose a sector specialization itinerary of 8 credits)

  • Itinerary 1: Education and health
    • Education sector (SED, 4 credits)
    • Health sector (SSAL, 4 credits)
  • Itinerary 2: Transport and energy
  • Transport sector (STR, 4 credits)
  • Energy sector (SEN, 4 credits)
  • Itinerary 3: Services and new technologies
  • Services sector: Hospitality and Tourism (SSER, 4 credits)
  • ICT Sector (STIC, 4 credits)

PRACTICES (Compulsory, 9 credits)

MASTER'S FINAL WORK (Compulsory, 12 credits)

The first module of Environment and tools, which includes the compulsory subjects (31 credits), will provide students with generic and instrumental competences. For its part, the sectoral specialization module has a more applied character and introduces a certain degree of flexibility by allowing students to choose one of the three routes offered (education and health, transport and energy, services and new technologies). The teaching program is completed with internships (9 credits) and Master's Thesis (12 credits).

Access requirements

In accordance with article 16 of RD 1393/2007, of October 29, which establishes the organization of official education and Royal Decree 861/2010, of July 2, which modifies Royal Decree 1393 / 2007, of October 29, to access the official master's degree programs, it will be necessary to hold an official university degree in Spain or another one issued by a higher education institution belonging to another member state of the European Higher Education Area that empowers the same for access to Master's degrees. Likewise, graduates may access according to educational systems outside the European Higher Education Area without the need for homologation. of their qualifications, after verification by the University that they accredit a level of training equivalent to the corresponding official Spanish university degrees and that they authorize in the country issuing the degree to access postgraduate education. The access by this way will not imply, in any case, the homologation of the previous title that is in possession of the interested party, nor its recognition for other purposes than that of studying the Master's degree.

Admission criteria

The student selection procedure will be carried out with full respect for the principles of publicity, equality, merit and ability. The body responsible for the master's degree is the International Postgraduate Center of the University of Oviedo, which publishes on its website all the information related to the offer of master's degrees (

Students with qualifications related to the economic field will not need to make any training supplement. More specifically, this situation extends to the following degrees:

  • Bachelor's degree in economics
  • Bachelor of Business Administration and Management
  • Degree in economics
  • Degree in Business Administration and Management
  • Degree in Accounting and Finance
  • Double Degree in Business Administration and Law
  • Degree in Tourism
  • Degree in Commerce and Marketing

In the case of students from other degrees that show formative shortcomings in statistical techniques, once the specific case of each student has been studied, training complements may be established with the objective that the students acquire the required competences. More specifically, two subjects taught in the Faculty of Economics and Business of Oviedo are established as formative complements: - Statistical and econometric methods of the Degree in Economics and - Economic analysis for the company, of the Degree in ADE, both with a teaching load of 9 ECTS credits and taught in the first semester.

The scale for the assessment of students of the Master is as follows:

  • Academic record of the accredited university degree (50%)
  • Complementary professional training (30%)
  • Other academic or professional merits of relevance in the Master's field (20%). Included as valuable merits in this section are scholarships and awards, internships in companies and stays in national and international organizations.
Program taught in:
  • Spanish

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This course is Campus based
Start Date
Sep 2019
1 year
31 EUR
€ 30.65 / credit for EHEA students and € 60.14 / credit for non-resident foreign students
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