Bachelor's Degree in Urban Management


Program Description


Today, half the world’s population lives in cities. By 2030, over 70% of the world’s population will be urban and will generate 80% of the wealth globally. This makes cities the true engine of the global system.

This dizzying change is leading to new realities, such as collaborative economies, Big Data, electric vehicles, new infrastructure, changes in social relations and of course changes in the environment.

This immediate scenario requires professionals who are able to create, configure and lead the sustainable growth and development of cities.

The Bachelor’s Degree in Urban Management is ground-breaking in Spain and is spearheading the education of students with the full command of the tools necessary to achieve digital management of the environment with a holistic view of cities to shape the Urban Agenda.


The Bachelor’s Degree in Urban Management gives you the chance to lead the development of cities for the future.

The syllabus includes the Urban Agenda, a new concept that adapts to the specific needs of cities since there is no single model. This agenda details the development and sustainable development plans for cities aimed at improving the quality of life afforded to urban dwellers. You will acquire the knowledge needed to tackle innovation in different professional fields. Change can only be led by professionals capable of innovating and developing new growth and management models.


An internationally recognized qualification.

The Bachelor’s Degree in Urban Management syllabus progressively incorporates the English language over the first 3 years, for students to carry out their end-of-degree project in English and to be able to do a 3-month international on-the-job training posting. In a global world, with different types of city, there is a vast possibility for modernization, bringing constant new job opportunities all over the world.


In an interconnected world, where any decision has consequences in other fields, it is essential to provide an interdisciplinary and transversal education. An education that bears in mind new learning methods in different fields of knowledge that influence the development of cities.


The Bachelor’s Degree in Urban Management is pioneering in Spain, as is its multidisciplinary syllabus including subjects from very different schools. The School of Architecture and Technology has set this syllabus for students to learn fundamentals of Law, Economics, Communications, Health, and Education.

It will enable you to obtain international recognition through a joint international degree and is another fundamental factor in developing the international outlook of degree graduates.

The learning-by-doing method is applied to projects that ensure transversality and coworking, skills that are essential for today’s job market.


We educate professionals capable of making their way in hybrid environments and of tackling complex work tasks.

Acquire knowledge beyond your specialization and open your mind to the world and its possibilities.

Enhance your humanistic and enterprising spirit with skills related to interaction, solidarity, technology, and languages.

Share classes with students from other degrees, in a totally multidisciplinary environment.

The best ideas stem from an understanding of the world, sport can be a vehicle for cooperation and digital technologies can be essential tools for communication and teaching.

The Hive (La Colmena) programme is a fully developed syllabus for four-year degrees spaced out in 8 subjects.


Practical sessions in the best facilities

A multimedia space fitted with all the resources and technology currently used in real-life workplaces for you to learn in a simulated environment from the first day. A creative factory to invent, enjoy and learn. We have the technology for you to practice your skills.

  • A TV studio with the control room.
  • Networked multimedia rooms with the following software: Final Cut, Avid Media, Composer, Protools and the full Adobe Suite among others
  • Radio booths and mixing tables.
  • HD and 4k recording equipment
  • Photography kit


What skills are taught in this degree?

Students taking the Bachelor’s Degree in Urban Management are capable of tackling challenges and problems posed by city management from a multidisciplinary standpoint.

Graduates will be ready to successfully tackle the new reality.


Take your place in the future of cities

Graduates will be ready to work as consultants for private companies and civic bodies, including innovation departments, in urban sustainability or energy efficiency for any type of organization. Urban Management professionals are highly enterprising, developing their own business ideas.

This degree prepares students to lead the change in 2020:

  • Urban management and studies
  • Environmental management in cities and suburbs
  • Development, management, and promotion of public spaces
  • Community sociology, management, and mediation
  • Urban policies and public space management
  • City economic management
  • Geographic IT systems and urban data analysis
  • Urban investments and financial operations
  • Zoning and town planning
  • Teaching of urban management

Last updated Feb 2018

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