Subject: Introduction to Business
Number of ECTS:
1 - The student should develop a general perspective on the management, the manager, the firm and its relation with the environment, based on a systemic approach of socioeconomic phenomena.
2 - The student should understand and differentiate the multiple dimensions involved in business activity, namely, the scientific, sociocultural and ethical dimension.
3 - The student should be able to analyze, differentiate and understand the contents of the structuring functions of management (planning, organizing, directing and controlling) and its impact on business activity.
4 - The student should be able to recognize, select and handle some management tools to achieve the business objectives.
1 - The management, manager, enterprise and the business environment
2 - Planning and decisionmaking process
3 - Organization
4 - Direction
5 - Control
6 - Some contemporary organizational issues
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Assesssment methods and criteria:
Classification Type: Quantitativa (0-20)
The course unit (UC) consists of theoretical classes (AT) and theoretical-practical (ATP). The theoretical platform of the UC is presented and discussed with active participation of the students, in the theoretical classes are discussed cases and solved exercises. In periodic assessment students will have to denote skills in analysis, synthesis, interpretation, critical thinking, problem solving and decision making. There are 2 frequencies (multiple choice) with equal weight in the final grade. In both the minimum grade is 8 values. Students with a final average of 9.5 or higher will be approved. Any of the frequencies can be recovered at the time of appeal, although a maximum of 1. Students who are excluded or missing at the 2 moments of the evaluation of the normal time or have obtained 2 marks below the minimum mark, will fail. Worker students can recover 100% of the final grade in the exam of the resource/special times. Note enhancement encompasses all program content.