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Business Project

Code 14022
Year 3
Semester S2
ECTS Credits 18
Workload OT(30H)/TP(60H)
Scientific area Management
Entry requirements Not applicable
Mode of delivery face to face
Work placements no
Learning outcomes It is intended that either one learns to elaborate a project of investment or that it involves all analogous a priori, or project, and, finally, to appreciate two of its forecast results. Being a course discipline course, or somebody will be able to integrate a critical perspective, the acquired characteristics, or a long-term bachelor's degree (elaboration of a research project) that is intended or more practical and applied possible.

This curricular unit seeks to develop the following competitions:
i) Know the entrepreneurial process and provide some theoretical tools on the preparation and evaluation of a research project;
(ii) Preparing for the collection of relevant information for the preparation of two research projects (quantitative and qualitative information), covering various sources of information;
iii) Apply several evaluation methods of an investment project, in order to base it correctly on the decision to invest.
Syllabus 1. Entrepreneurship and Business Creation
2. Entrepreneur/Businesswoman
3. Business Idea
4. Business Model
5. Business Plan
6. Legal procedures for the creation of the company
7. Promotion of Business Activity
8. Economic-Financial Projections – Practical exercise
9. Economic and Financial Analysis - Indicators
10. Feasibility Analysis
11. Sensitivity Analysis and Sales Critical Point
Main Bibliography Bamford, C. E., & Bruton, G. D. (2019). Entrepreneurship: The Art, Science, and Process for Success. 3rd Edition. McGraw-Hill Education.
Carvalho, L., & Costa, T. (2015): Empreendedorismo Uma visão global e integradora. Edição Sílabo.
Duarte, C.; Esperança, J. (2012) “Empreendedorismo e Planeamento Financeiro”, Sílabo
Hisrich, R. Peters and M. Shepherd, D. (2016): Entrepreneurship. 10thEd McGraw-Hill.
Madeira, M.J. e outros (2016): Manual de Empreendedorismo Social: Da Ideia aos Planos de Negócio, Projeto IDEARIA, Universidade da Beira Interior, Covilhã. ISBN: 978-989-20-6523-6.
Ries, Eric (2011). The Lean Startup : How Constant Innovation Creates Radically Successful Businesses, Penguin Books London.
Sarkar, S.(2014): Empreendedorismo e Inovação, 3ªedição, Escolar Editora.
Scarborough, N. and Cornwall, J. (2019) – Essentials of Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management , 9th Edition, Pearson Prentice Hall.
Teaching Methodologies and Assessment Criteria The final grade will correspond to the classification awarded: 1) Individual work on a real case study (15%) [20/4]; 2) Business Idea Value Proposition (10%) [28/3]; 3) delivery of the theoretical part of the project (5%) [28/4] and 4) investment project and respective presentation/discussion (75%). The investment project is prepared in a group, with a recommended number and maximum of 3 students.
Frequency will only be granted to students
- whose projects are duly accompanied by the teachers of the discipline and;
- Have a minimum attendance of 70% for the initial TP and OT classes
- Students attending special courses do not require attendance at classes, but a minimum of six accompaniments is required for the project to be considered properly accompanied.
Dates of delivery of the works:
- Projects submitted by May 29;
- Projects submitted until June 19;
- Projects delivered until July 03.
Language Portuguese. Tutorial support is available in English.
Last updated on: 2023-03-31

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