Given today's complexity of economic information, the Specialist Diploma in Economic Information offers university graduates the training that qualifies them as an expert, providing them with the specific competences to analyze and comment on documents and reports with economic content, while familiarizing them with the relevant sources and statistics, through the use of new technologies applied to the field of economic information, series of indicators and reference works.
Currently, economic information is not only gaining in importance but also in complexity; its social significance is broadened, as is the educational demands that its adequate treatment requires. Social interest and academic reasons, in short, are intertwined when evaluating economic information.
This course is intended for students with a university degree and, preferably, graduates in Information Sciences who already have professional experience.
The program prepares to access the jobs that require specific training for the processing of economic information.
The objective of this program is to offer university graduates the necessary education to acquire high competence in economic journalism.
Currently, the importance and complexity of economic information require greater educational and instrumental demands from the professionals who deal with it. Hence, in this program, in addition to the theoretical and conceptual basis, the sources of economic information -documentary, statistical, literary- and journalistic writing techniques are studied.
The Specialist Diploma in Economic Information must get along equally well in the field of macroeconomic analysis as in that of the company analysis. Therefore, it begins with an introduction to the basic concepts of macro and microeconomics, as well as the main currents of economic thought, the program systematically addresses the situation and prospects for the Spanish economy within the framework of the European Union. For this, the sectoral (energy sector and financial sector…) and institutional (labor market, public sector, foreign sector…) areas of greatest importance and significance are selected.
In turn, as the company and the entire business fabric constitute the object of a fundamental part of professional economic information, almost a third of the program deals with the study of its main components, both from the perspective of economic theory and from the point of view of legal-commercial analysis and accounting and financial analysis, paying special attention to current trends (internationalization, mergers and acquisitions, new business models) and to the values and practices that legitimize the business function and the role of the entrepreneur in an open society.
16 days (Monday). Each day consists of a theoretical lecture, lasting five hours, given by prestigious professors and teachers of Economics and Law from seven Spanish universities, and an applied session, lasting an hour and a half, by relevant professionals in the field of the economic information represented by journalistic information companies.
January: 22 and 29.
February: 5 and 12, 19 and 26.
March: 4, 11.
April: 8, 15, 22, 29.
May: 6, 13, 20 y 27.
The schedule established for the Lectures, from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. and from 4:30 to 6:00 p.m., may vary in the event that complementary activities are scheduled, such as conferences or visits to the entities that support the postgraduate degree.
Supervised by eight professors-tutors who provide the students with the didactic material corresponding to the syllabus of this section of the program, and send them the exercises that they must do and present for evaluation.
The student will carry out a Specialist Final Project, guided by a tutor, and will defend it before a tribunal made up of the directors of the Degree.
Classroom attendance teaching, at a rate of 6 and a half hours a day, for 16 Mondays, between January and May 2024, will be taught on the Nebrija University Campus in Madrid-Princesa, with the following schedule*:
* It may suffer some variation when complementary activities to academic ones are scheduled.
Non-face-to-face teaching takes place over the 6 months between January and June 2024.
The course is intended for students with a university degree and, preferably, graduates in Information Sciences who already have professional practice.
It is an access requirement to be in possession of a university degree or another expressly declared equivalent, which qualifies for postgraduate studies.
Obtaining the Economic Information Specialist Title, in addition to having attended and actively participated in the face-to-face sessions and debates, will require:
The admission application form, accompanied by the requested documentation, must be delivered to the Nebrija University before December 22 2023.
Those interested must send by email to FIE, before October 20, 2023, the scholarship application form along with the required documentation.
Those interested in obtaining a Training and Economic Information (FIE) scholarship can contact Raquel Marín by email, [email protected] or by calling: 660 07 26 71 where they will be informed of the Bases of FIE scholarships as well as the necessary documentation to qualify for scholarships.
Former director of CAPITAL, EL ECONOMISTA, METRO and lainformacion.com, and more than ten years in EL MUNDO as chief editor.
Professor of the subject "Economic information"
Editor-in-chief of Economics at EL PERIÓDICO DE CATALONIA.
Professor of the subject "Economic information"