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Economics and Management

Code 8556
Year 3
Semester S1
ECTS Credits 6
Workload TP(60H)
Scientific area Economics and Management
Entry requirements There are no entry requirements
Mode of delivery The sessions are of theoretical and practical and the program is intended as a whole to reflect on the issues while empowering students with solid knowledge of the major theoretical-practical fundamentals. The first chapter provides a basic introduction to the issues the company and its environment. In chapter 2, we explore the essential components of entrepreneurship and business creation. In the last three chapters deals with the elements essential to encourage entrepreneurship. Students have the opportunity to identify, understand and apply the main tools of entrepreneurship and management, enabling them had developed a proposal for a business idea and develops a reporting company.
Work placements NA
Learning outcomes The objectives of this course are to increase understanding and knowledge about the start-ups, entrepreneurship, entrepreneurial organization, and governance issues in firms. The students will learn basic elements in how to start a business and governance issues in small firms.
Skills to be acquired by the student:
- Characterize the Company and it fits in its environment;
- Know the process of creating new companies, factors and conditions
- Recognize and evaluate business ideas opportunities;
- Develop and propose a business idea;
- Know the Organization, Structure and Functions of the Company;
- Develop and present a report of the Company
Syllabus Management Module
1. The Company
2. Entrepreneurship and business creation
3. General characterization of the company.
4. Organization, Structures and Functions of the Company
5. Report of the Company

Economy Module

5. Introduction to Economics
5.1 The Economic Science
5.2 The fundamental economic problems
5.3 Production factors, economic agents and the economic system
5.4 Object and method of economic science
5.5 Economic models, production possibilities, labor specialization, trade
economic and currency
5.6 The market: supply and demand curve

6. Microeconomic Analysis
6.1 Consumer theory: budget constraint, indifference curves and utility maximization,
consumer demand curve
Main Bibliography Donnelly, James, James Gibson e John Ivancevich (2000): Administração: Princípios de Gestão Empresarial, Alfragide: McGraw-Hill Portugal.
Ferreira, Manuel Portugal; Santos, J. e Serra, F. (2008): “Ser Empreendedor – Pensar Criar e Moldar a Nova Empresa” Edições Sílabo, Lisboa.
Lopes, Luís; Carvalho, Luísa; Avelar, Mafalda e Cracel, Patrícia (2007): – Casos de Excelência em Português, Booknomics, Lisboa.
Silva, Maria José (2007): “Inovação e Empreendedorismo” e “Financiamento das Empresas de Base Tecnológica” in Manual de Dinamização de Empresas de Base Tecnológica, (Eds.) M. Raposo, M.J. Silva & R. Rodrigues, Universidade da Beira Interior, Covilhã
Teixeira, Sebastião (2005): “Gestão das Organizações”, Alfragide: McGraw-Hill Portugal.
Thompson, A.; Strickland, A. e Gamble, J. (2008) Administração estratégica, 15ª Edição, McGraw-Hill Portugal.
Timmons, J.; Spinelli, S, (2007) New Venture Creation: Entrepreneurship for the 21st Century 7thEd. Prentice-Hall.
Teaching Methodologies and Assessment Criteria The following methods and forms of study are used in this course: lectures, classes, and self-study. Lectures are designed to help students to understand the main concepts of the course.
To complement and reinforce concepts, lectures will be given primarily through slides, with discussions and classroom presentations. All content in lectures are assessable through UBI-Moodle.
Language Portuguese. Tutorial support is available in English.
Last updated on: 2021-10-13

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