The Universidad Autónoma de Madrid

The Universidad Autónoma de Madrid (UAM) has approximately 26,000 students and is a leading university in Spain. It is located in the north of Madrid, around the Cantoblanco Campus. The university is organized into eight schools: Philosophy and Arts, Psychology, Law, Sciences, Business and Economics, Education, Engineering and Medicine, offering a wide range of graduate and postgraduate study programmes. Classes are conducted mostly in Spanish, with an increasing number of courses taught in English, especially at the Master level, and a combination of lecture-style classes with seminars and tutorials, allowing for higher student/professor interaction.

In 2009 it was declared International Excellence Campus, together with the Spanish Research Council (CSIC). Since its establishment in 1968, UAM has had a strong research focus: 11 research institutes are located on campus, as well as the Madrid Science Park, with growing university-business collaboration (contracts, internships and sponsored chairs). Additional facilities include, among others: halls of residence, a sports centre, language services, an infant school and a primary school, all within a campus which is green and compact with tree-lined walkways, caters for disabled students, and strives to be environmentally sustainable. Campus life offers a rich variety of cultural activities, lifelong learning programmes, and opportunities for cooperation and volunteer work.

UAM has a strong international vocation, with agreements with more than 500 international institutions and around 2000 exchange students every year from all over the world. Easy access to the city centre by commuter train makes the university an ideal place for foreign students to experience life in one of Europe’s most vibrant cities.

The Faculty of Economics and Business Administration

The Faculty turned 40 in 2008 with approximately 6000 students. It has become one of the most dynamic and enterprising Faculties in the Spanish landscape. A clear sign of vitality is the growing interaction with very diverse economic and entrepreneurial institutions. All students can perform well-paid internships in business; 90% of the students find work within the first year after receiving their graduation; professors engage in important research and consulting projects that enable the community to gain better knowledge and experience of how the economic-business world functions.

Course offerings are extensive and student preferences very diverse. A common denominator in the Faculty is the interest in economic-business phenomena, entrepreneurial spirit, analytical capacity, a passion for business, and practical common sense. There is also a wide range of Masters and PhD programs with an intensive research focus.

Another sign of our dynamism is the progressive internationalization of our Faculty. The frame agreements signed with universities worldwide permit one third of the students to complete part of their degree programme in other countries. The European Higher Education Space has contributed, among other things, to making classes more participatory and bringing course contents closer to employers’ demands.


How to arrive?

The Faculty of Economics and Business Administration is located in the main Campus of the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid (Campus de Cantoblanco). The building is easily recognizable by its orange facade color, symbolic color of economists in Spain.

  • By commuter train (cercanías) from Madrid: From any of the following stations Chamartín, Nuevos Ministerios, Atocha or Sol, commuter train line (Cercanías) C4 (direction Colmenar Viejo or Alcobendas-S. Sebastián de los Reyes) and get off at station “Cantoblanco Universidad”. More information on commuter trains (Cercanías) in Madrid
  • By bus from Madrid: Line 714 departing from Plaza de Castilla (underground bus terminal, platform 13). See the bus lines leading to UAM
  • By car: take the road from Madrid to Colmenar Viejo (M-607) and turn at Km. 15 (southern access). You can also take the diversion towards Alcobendas (M-616), and at the first roundabout take the exit to the UAM (northern access). Once on campus, most convenient to leave your car in one of the main car parks. Any displacement on foot around campus is a pleasant short walk.

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