Commencement 2022

University Degrees

At EU Business School, we offer state-recognized university degrees from the U.K. and Ireland as well as university-specific degrees (título propio) issued by a Spanish university. These university titles are highly regarded by industry and open doors to successful careers in business around the world.

1. State-recognized University Degrees

State-recognized university degrees are acknowledged by the State. As well as offering professional opportunities in business, state-recognized degrees are recommended for students who wish to pursue graduate and post-graduate studies in public universities and/or work in the public sector.

EU Business School is proud to offer state-recognized bachelor’s degrees from University of Derby, U.K.; state-recognized bachelor’s, master’s and MBA degrees from London Metropolitan University, U.K.; and state-recognized Dublin Business School bachelor’s and MBA degrees, both of which are awarded by Quality and Qualifications, Ireland. 


U.K. state-recognized university degrees:

U.K. state-recognized university degrees are acknowledged by the state, recognized by the U.K. government’s higher educational authorities. They are audited by the Quality Assurance Agency (QAA), the official quality assurance body for the Office of Students (OfS), the regulator for higher education in England.

Irish state-recognized university degrees:

The Dublin Business School state-recognized degrees are fully accredited by the Irish government through QQI (Quality and Qualification Ireland), the accrediting body of the Irish government, Degrees meet the requirements of the European Qualifications Framework (EQF).

2. Spanish University Degrees

In the Spanish education system universities offer two types of degrees: official degrees (título oficial) and university-specific degrees (título propio).


  • A título oficial university degree follows a set state-approved syllabus and structure and is often more theoretical and based on the critical-thinking learning approach. This is recommended for students wishing to pursue graduate and post-graduate studies in public universities and/or work in the public sector. It is approved by ANECA (Agencia Nacional de Evaluación de la Calidad y Acreditación), the national agency for quality and accreditation in Spain and are homologated in the EHEA (European Higher Education Area).
  • A university-specific degree (título propio) follows a syllabus and course structure designed by the university to be aligned with industry needs. It usually applies a hands-on and pragmatic learning approach and is taught by working professionals to give further insights into industry. Universities are authorized by law to design and offer these degrees.

At EU we offer university-specific degrees (titulo propios) at the bachelor's, master’s and MBA level awarded by Universidad Católica San Antonio de Murcia (UCAM). UCAM is a state-recognized university in Spain, officially authorized to accredit higher educational qualifications.

At the bachelor’s and MBA level, students have the opportunity to earn a U.K. state-recognized degree as well as their título propio.

Spanish university-specific degrees (título propio) v.
Spanish official degrees (título oficial)


University-Specific Degree

(título propio)

Official Degree 

(título oficial)

Recognition in the job market Highly regarded by industry.

Required for working in the public service.

Highly regarded by industry.
Learning approach Hands-on and pragmatic approach, in line and updated as per industry needs. Focused on scholars’ studies. Often more theoretical, applying a critical thinking approach.

Bachelor’s: from 180 to 240 ECTS.

Master’s & MBA: from 60 to 120 ECTS.

Bachelor’s (Grados): from 180 to 240 ECTS.

Master’s & MBA: from 60 to 120 ECTS.
Admission requirements

Bachelor’s: High School diploma or equivalent.

Master’s & MBA: Bachelor’s degree or equivalent.

Bachelor’s (Grados): High School diploma or equivalent.

Master’s & MBA: Bachelor’s degree or equivalent.
Admission requirements for Master’s, MBA & PhD programs In Spain, university-specific degrees do not give access to título oficial graduate degrees nor PhD programs. They give access to other master’s and MBA programs in Europe and worldwide (subject to individual admissions requirements) and other título propio master’s and MBA programs in Spain. Allows access to official and university-specific Master’s, MBA & PhD programs.
Recognition across countries

Depends on each country legislation.

Acknowledged by universities in EHEA.

Outside EHEA it depends on each country legislation.
Grants and public service In public announcements in Spain official degrees are often prioritized. Required for working in the public service in Spain.
Faculty and staffing Generally delivered by working professionals from the sector and not only academic professors. Mainly delivered by university professors.