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Organization and Business Entrepreneurship

Code 12625
Year 1
Semester S2
ECTS Credits 6
Workload OT(15H)/TP(45H)
Scientific area Science and Technology
Entry requirements not applicable
Mode of delivery Presential
Work placements not applicable
Learning outcomes General Objectives and Learning Outcomes
1. Provide students with a broad set of concepts and methods of analysis that allow them to have a systemic view of any kind of organization (both profitable and non-profitable).
2. Provide the student with the whole framework on entrepreneurship: importance, conditioning factors (limiters and drivers), entrepreneurial process, process of creation of company, environment, Portuguese reality,
3. To enable the student in the design and elaboration of a business plan,
4. Provide the student with investment analysis methods
5. To enable the student to prepare the economic and financial maps that are part of the investment project and its evaluation
Syllabus 1. Entrepreneurship
1.1. Economic development and entrepreneurship
1.2. Entrepreneurial process
1.3. The motivation
1.4. Starting a Business
1.5. Surrounding factors
1.6. Cultural characteristics
1.7 Entrepreneurship in Portugal

2. Business plan
2.1 Importance of the business plan
2.2 Choice of business idea
2.3 Importance, Objectives and to whom the business plan is intended
2.4 Elaboration and structure of a business plan

3. Elaboration of the Business Plan
3.1 Personal Information
3.2 Executive summary
3.3 Presentation of the business
3.4 Sector framework
3.5 Products and services
3.6 Production
3.7 Organization and management, human resources
3.8 Marketing Strategy
3.9 Value chain analysis and external analysis

4. Investment Decision Rules
4.1- Time value of money and net present value
4.2- Internal rate of return
4.3 Incremental Cash Flows and Other Investment Criteria

5. Economic and Financial Study of the project
5.1 Forecast sales, cash-flows and break-even projection
5.2 Structure for the evaluation of the business
5.3 Economic and financial analysis program
5.4 Economic and financial feasibility study of the project
Main Bibliography 1. Duarte, C., Esperança, J.P., (2014) Empreendedorismo e Planeamento Financeiro, 2º edição, Edições silabo, Lisboa.
2. ANJE (1997) “Manual da Apoio à criação de Empresas”, Edição da Associação Nacional de Jovens
Empresários.
3. Baranger, P. (1993). “Gestão”, Edições Silabo - ISBN: 9789726180890
4. Carvalho, J.E. (2009). “Gestão de Empresas - Princípios Fundamentais: O futuro da gestão é a gestão do futuro”, Edições Silabo - ISBN: 9789726185550.
5. Firmino, M.B. (2010). “Gestão das Organizações: Conceitos e tendências actuais”, 4ª Edição, Escolar
Editora - ISBN: 9789725922873.
6. Freire, A. (2008): “Estratégia – Sucesso em Portugal”, Verbo - ISBN: 9789722218290.
Teaching Methodologies and Assessment Criteria A) Assessment by frequency:

Elements of assessment Weighting
Frequency 60% Penultimate class
Group work: preparation of Business Plan 40%

For the granting of frequency it is required:
• Minimum mark of 6 values (considering all moments of evaluation);
• Attendance of 75%.
• Assiduity control is done in person by signing the attendance sheet in each class;
• Students are exempt from this requirement in special schemes (student-workers).

Final classification frequency = [(0.6 x Frequency) + (0.4 x Working Group)] and attendance equal to or greater than 85%
Language Portuguese. Tutorial support is available in English.
Last updated on: 2020-05-30

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