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Business Organization and Management

Code 12080
Year 1
Semester S1
ECTS Credits 6
Workload TP(60H)
Scientific area Management
Entry requirements n.a.
Mode of delivery theoretical and practical
Work placements Not applicable
Learning outcomes To identify the processes underlying the companies' organization and management as well learn how to define, describe, analyze, compare and identify key issues affecting the modern management.
At the end of this unit the student must be able:
- To understand the emergence of organizations and the specific case of companies;
- To understand the concept of entrepreneurship and the motives related to success and failure;
- To identify the functions of management and the required abilities of a manager;
- To know the tasks undertaken within each function of management;
- To understand the challenges to the management nowadays.
In addition it is intended the student mus be able:
- To understand, to define, to apply and to discuss the concepts to practical situations whether exercises, case studies or action research about them.
- To interact, to make decisions and to argue.
Syllabus 1. MANAGEMENT IN ORGANIZATIONS
2. COMPANY AS ORGANIZATION
3. BUSINESS CREATION AND ENTREPRENEURSHIP
4. PLANNING
5. ORGANIZATION
6. DIRECTION
7. CONTROL
8. MANAGEMENT CHALLENGES
Main Bibliography - BODDY, D. (2013): “Management: an introduction”; 6ª edição; Pearson.
- CERTO, S. e CERTO, A. T. (2009); “Modern Management: concepts and skills”; Prentice Hall.
- LINSTEAD, S., FULOP, L. e LILLEY, S.; “Management & Organization: a critical text”; 2nd Edition, Palgrave Macmillan.
- ROBBINS, S. e COULTER, M. (2009); “Management”; Prentice Hall.
Teaching Methodologies and Assessment Criteria The student can choose, at the start, which evaluation method to obtain approval. Why choose:
a) Continuous assessment (CA).
b) Assessment by exam (AE) (this option can be exercised through a survey placed in Moodle and available until October 22, 2021).
(in the absence of manifestation of option, by default, continuous evaluation will be considered)
Continuous assessment will be carried out in two main assessment frequencies with the following weights:
- 1st Frequency (35%)
- 2nd Frequency (35%)
Mandatory conditions for continuous assessment: Mandatory attendance at both frequencies and a minimum score of 9 points each.
- Class participation – Bonus up to 1v.
- Complementary work to classes (TCA) – 10%
- Group work performed in the classroom (TGA) - 20%
Language Portuguese. Tutorial support is available in English.
Last updated on: 2021-10-14

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