General information

Subject type: Mandatory

Coordinator: Monica Juliana Oviedo León

Trimester: First term

Credits: 4

Teaching staff: 

Alexander Kucel
Luisa Del Carmen Martínez García 

Teaching languages

  • Spanish
  • English


Basic skills
  • CB3. That students have the ability to gather and interpret relevant data (usually within their area of ​​study) to make judgments that include reflection on relevant social, scientific, or ethical issues.

  • CB4. That students can convey information, ideas, problems and solutions to both specialized and non-specialized audiences.

Specific skills
  • CE1. Recognize the environment in which the organization operates, the operation of the company and its functional areas and the instruments of analysis.

  • CE8. Synthesize ideas to make them feasible and profitable business understanding the current market.

  • CE10. Analyze and evaluate the role of digital communities and social media in business.

  • CE12. Apply the English language in different cultural environments of business negotiation.

  • CE14. Apply the knowledge acquired to the management of digital communities.

  • CE7. Manage in a timely and convenient manner the resources available in the work environments in which it is to be directed.

General competencies
  • CG1. Be able to work in a team, actively participate in tasks and negotiate in the face of dissenting opinions until reaching consensus positions, thus acquiring the ability to learn together with other team members and create new knowledge.

  • CG2. Be able to innovate by developing an open attitude to change and be willing to re-evaluate old mental models that limit thinking.

  • CG3. Integrate the values ​​of social justice, equality between men and women, equal opportunities for all and especially for people with disabilities, so that the studies of Marketing and Digital Communities contribute to training citizens for a a just, democratic society based on a culture of dialogue and peace.

Transversal competences
  • CT5. Develop tasks applying the knowledge acquired with flexibility and creativity and adapting them to new contexts and situations.


This course aims to familiarize students with the economic implications of social media on personal decisions through various, and often non-trivial, channels. Social media affects our lives directly and indirectly, through education, work, consumption, health or decision making. It therefore seems important to know the mechanisms of this influence in order to be able to predict its economic effects.



Topic 1. Education as a process that involves social networks

Subject 2. Selective pairing and the social networks

Topic 3. Health and its relationships with social networks

Item 4. Work, entrepreneurship and social networks

Subject 5. Politics in the social networks

Subject 6. Consumption in the context of the social networks

Subject 7. Security, terror in the social networks

Topic 8. Conclusions

Evaluation system

  • Partial exam 1 in groups of 3 people = 20% of the final grade
  • Partial exam 2 in groups of 3 people = 20% of the final grade
  • Individual final exam = 60% of the final grade
  • It is necessary to pass the final exam with a minimum of 5/10 to pass the subject regardless of the previous grades.



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