The Autonomous University of Barcelona through the School of Tourism and Hotel Management, together with the Faculty of Translation and Interpretation i the Center for Studies and Research on East Asia, offer "Master European Union - China: Culture and Economy". This program has inherited the experience of previous UAB own master, enjoying great success in its four editions and has been renovated becoming an official study from the 2012-2013 course, the first of its kind in the world Hispanic-Chinese business and throughout the Spanish territory. This recognition gives it valid throughout the EHEA, which together new alliances and institutional restructuring at the organizational, methodological and competitive level, it becomes a quality study recognized in the Campus of International Excellence UAB.


Career prospects

The objective of these studies is to train specialists, academics and executives that can be integrated directly into the labor market in Spain and the EU, as well as in China, Taiwan, Singapore, Hong Kong and Macao, and even in Latin America and the Caribbean. Graduates may be introduced in both business fields (Multinational Enterprises and SMEs) and institutions and non-governmental organizations. They will also be trained for research in aspects of business administration and intercultural studies in the context of East-West dialogue. So as to better understand and master the economy of the EU and China and business management through intercultural and cross-culture study, facilitating human and cultural communication in the business world.


Description Master

The Master in EU-China: Culture and Economy consists of 60 ECTS and take place in an academic year.
The course is divided into two semesters of classroom teaching in the classroom and work to master. The structure of the modules is as follows: 54 compulsory ECTS of classroom teaching during the course (4 successive modules: Module 1, 15 ECTS Module 2, 12 ECTS Module 3, 12 ECTS, Module 4, 12 ECTS) and Module 5 6 ECTS corresponding to compulsory work to master. The module Working Final Master is teaching annually.
Mandatory Credit collect both teaching core subjects as complementary learning through which students will gain the right skills for your future career or researcher.

Structure of the curriculum


* It should take 3 credits in the first half and 12 in the second half

OB: Compulsory


Admission Profile

In case the number of entries exceeds of seats offered, the allocation of places will be made according to the following criteria of priority:

  • Academic record (50%)
  • professional experience in the field of management of cultural entities and / or business (25%)
  • mandatory personal interview for all candidates (20%)
  • B1 level or higher English Common European Framework of Reference for Languages ​​of the Council of Europe (5%)

Basic skills

  • Knowledge and understanding that provide a basis or opportunity for originality in developing and / or applying ideas, often in a research context.
  • That the students can apply their knowledge and their ability to solve problems in new or unfamiliar environments within broader (or multidisciplinary) contexts related to their field of study.
  • That students are able to integrate knowledge and handle complexity, and formulate judgments based on information that was incomplete or limited, includes reflections on social and ethical responsibilities linked to the application of their knowledge and judgments.
  • Students can communicate their conclusions and the knowledge and rationale underpinning to specialists and non-specialists in a clear and unambiguous manner.
  • Students must possess the learning skills that enable them to continue studying in a way that will be largely self-directed or autonomous.

Specific skills

  • Analyze the economic, social and cultural characteristics of the current European Union and China being able to interpret the changes they have experienced.
  • Analyze the impact of the interrelationship between the development of the emerging economy of China and the model of economic development of the EU.
  • Compare and analyze the political, institutional and legislative structures of the European Union and China current understanding its evolution and development in the XXI century.
  • Apply different theoretical models for the analysis of complex discourses (political, social, economic, business and cultural) from an intercontinental and intercultural perspective.
  • Develop proposals and plans for intercultural mediation in the context of the European Union and China.
  • Design and develop proposals and plans for the promotion and development of institutional, economic and cultural relations between the European Union and China.
  • Interculturally advise in situations of total and / or partial Spanish / European business presence in China and vice versa.
  • Design a project business, economic implementation and / or cultural autonomously and run facing problems arising during the implementation process.

Study plans

Guides teachers modules

  • Module I: Culture of the European Union and China
  • Module II: Relations between the European Union and China
  • Module III: Economy of the European Union and China
  • Module IV: General Management in the European Union and China
  • Module V: Final Master Work

Master Thesis work

Work Master's Thesis is 6 ECTS and can draw from April to July, during a period without classes. The subject of this thesis may be chosen by the student, but must conform to any of the subjects taught throughout the course.

Program taught in:
  • Catalan

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