Subject: Principles in Management Sciences

Scientific Area:

Scientific, Cultural, Social and Ethical Formation


77 Hours

Number of ECTS:

7,5 ECTS



Overall objectives:

1 - Provide a scientific, sociocultural and ethical perspective from business activity.
2 - Provide a body of knowledge that encompasses the discussion of management as subject area and professional practice.
3 - Allow students to identify, position yourself and act before the main business subsystems .


1 - The management, manager, enterprise and environment
2 - Planning and Decision-Making Process
3 - Organization
4 - Business Direction
5 - Control
6 - Some contemporary organizational issues


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Sousa A. , 1999 , Introdução à gestão: uma abordagem sistémica. , Verbo
CARVALHO, José , Gestão de Empresas - Princípios Fundamentais , Edições Sílabo
LISBOA, J., COELHO, Arnaldo e ALMEIDA, F , Introdução à Gestão das Organizações , Vida Económica
RODRIGUES, Ricardo Fabrício , Recursos e Organizações , ALS
RODRIGUES, Ricardo Fabrício , Empresarialização: a lógica da gestão como modelo de organização da sociedade , SOCIUS
SANTOS, António J. Robalo , Gestão Estratégica. Conceitos, modelos e instrumentos , Escolar Editora
BREALEY, Richard , MYERS, Stewart , 1988 , Principios de Finanças Empresariais , McGraw Hill.
SMITH, David , 2010 , Exploring Innovation , McGraw Hill.
BODDY, David , 2017 , Management An Introduction , Pearson
HATCH,Jo Hatch e CUNLIFFE, Ann , 2006 , Organizational Theory , OUP
MINTZBERG, Henry, QUINN James , 1991 , Strategic Process: Concepts, Context and Cases , Prentice Hall - International
JOHNSON Gary e SCHOLES. Kevan , 1993 , Exploring Corporate Strategy , Prentice Hall.

Assesssment methods and criteria:

Classification Type: Quantitativa (0-20)

Evaluation Methodology:
The unit has a set of lectures (AT) and prantical classes (ATP). In the first ones (AT), the theoretical platform of the course is exposed and discussed by the professor (with the active participation of students), while in the other kind of classes (ATP) are discussed cases/ situations and solved exercises related to the funtions of management (planning, organization, direction and control). This theoretical and practical componen tries to provide to the students an environment of reflection and contact with concrete organizational situations. In the evaluation process, the students are confronted with issues from the unit, through which they will have to denote their skills of analysus, synthesis, interpretation, critical thinking, problem solving and decision making.