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1. General information
Course:
GROWTH STRATEGIES
Code:
54356
Type:
ELECTIVE
ECTS credits:
6
Degree:
320 - UNDERGRADUATE DEGREE IN BUSINESS MANAGEMENT AND ADMINISTRATION (CR)
Academic year:
2021-22
Center:
403 - FACULTY OF LAW AND SOCIAL SCIENCES OF C. REAL
Group(s):
20  29 
Year:
4
Duration:
First quarter
Main language:
English
Second language:
Use of additional languages:
English Friendly:
N
Web site:
Bilingual:
N
Lecturer: MANUEL VILLASALERO DIAZ - Group(s): 20  29 
Building/Office
Department
Phone number
Email
Office hours
Paraninfo/Módulo D, Despacho 3
ADMINISTRACIÓN DE EMPRESAS
3627
manuel.villasalero@uclm.es

2. Pre-Requisites

It is recommended to have passed previous subjects lectured by the Business Administration Department related to functional strategies in the firm (marketing, operations, human resource management, etc).

3. Justification in the curriculum, relation to other subjects and to the profession

Growth Strategies is a subject directly connected to the subject of the fourth course of the Degree in Business Administration "Strategic Management". It deals with issues related to the firm's corporate strategy such as diversification, cooperation agreements and internationalization, along with aspects of strategy implementation. 


4. Degree competences achieved in this course
Course competences
Code Description
E02 Develop and enhance entrepreneurship, adaptability to change and creativity in any functional area of ¿¿a company or organization.
E04 Incorporate the ability to integrate into any functional area of ¿¿a business or organization to perform and be able to lead any given task.
G01 Possession of the skills needed for continuous, self-led, independent learning, which will allow students to develop the learning abilities needed to undertake further study with a high degree of independence.
G03 Develop oral and written communication skills in order to prepare reports, research projects and business projects and defend them before any commission or group of professionals (specialised or non-specialised) in more than one language, by collecting relevant evidence and interpreting it appropriately so as to reach conclusions.
G04 Ability to use and develop information and communication technologies and to apply them to the corresponding business department by using specific programmes for these business areas.
G05 Capacity for teamwork, to lead, direct, plan and supervise multidisciplinary and multicultural teams in both national and international environments so as to create synergies which benefit organisations.
5. Objectives or Learning Outcomes
Course learning outcomes
Description
Work out problems in creative and innovative ways.
Search for information in order to analyze it, interpret is meaning, synthesize it and communicate it to others.
Know the analytical models and techniques of the economic and legal environment currently faced by enterprises, with special attention given to the search for opportunities and the anticipation of potential changes.
Know the theories and organizational models of companies from structural and behavioral perspectives to ensure their effective and efficient functioning, paying special attention to human aspects in organizations.
Work autonomously and with personal initiative.
Additional outcomes
Not established.
6. Units / Contents
  • Unit 1: The directions for strategic development
  • Unit 2: Methods of development
  • Unit 3: Internationalization strategy
  • Unit 4: Evaluation of strategies
7. Activities, Units/Modules and Methodology
Training Activity Methodology Related Competences ECTS Hours As Com Description
Class Attendance (theory) [ON-SITE] Lectures E02 E04 1.2 30 N N
Class Attendance (practical) [ON-SITE] Practical or hands-on activities G03 G05 1.2 30 Y N
Writing of reports or projects [OFF-SITE] Problem solving and exercises G01 G04 1.2 30 Y N
Study and Exam Preparation [OFF-SITE] Self-study E02 E04 G01 2.4 60 N N
Total: 6 150
Total credits of in-class work: 2.4 Total class time hours: 60
Total credits of out of class work: 3.6 Total hours of out of class work: 90

As: Assessable training activity
Com: Training activity of compulsory overcoming (It will be essential to overcome both continuous and non-continuous assessment).

8. Evaluation criteria and Grading System
Evaluation System Continuous assessment Non-continuous evaluation * Description
Final test 0.00% 100.00% Final exam
Progress Tests 100.00% 0.00% In-class activities, presentations, invidual and group problem-solving cases and tests
Total: 100.00% 100.00%  
According to art. 6 of the UCLM Student Evaluation Regulations, it must be provided to students who cannot regularly attend face-to-face training activities the passing of the subject, having the right (art. 13.2) to be globally graded, in 2 annual calls per subject , an ordinary and an extraordinary one (evaluating 100% of the competences).

Evaluation criteria for the final exam:
  • Continuous assessment:
    It is required to obtain at least a final score of 5 out of 10 points as an average (final exam + other activities).
  • Non-continuous evaluation:
    Evaluation criteria not defined

Specifications for the resit/retake exam:
It is required to obtain at least a final score of 5 out of 10 points as an average (final exam + other activities).
Specifications for the second resit / retake exam:
It is required to obtain at least a final score of 5 out of 10 points as an average (final exam + other activities).
9. Assignments, course calendar and important dates
Not related to the syllabus/contents
Hours hours

Unit 1 (de 4): The directions for strategic development
Activities Hours
Class Attendance (theory) [PRESENCIAL][Lectures] 7.5
Class Attendance (practical) [PRESENCIAL][Practical or hands-on activities] 7.5
Writing of reports or projects [AUTÓNOMA][Problem solving and exercises] 7.5
Study and Exam Preparation [AUTÓNOMA][Self-study] 15

Unit 2 (de 4): Methods of development
Activities Hours
Class Attendance (theory) [PRESENCIAL][Lectures] 7.5
Class Attendance (practical) [PRESENCIAL][Practical or hands-on activities] 7.5
Writing of reports or projects [AUTÓNOMA][Problem solving and exercises] 7.5
Study and Exam Preparation [AUTÓNOMA][Self-study] 15

Unit 3 (de 4): Internationalization strategy
Activities Hours
Class Attendance (theory) [PRESENCIAL][Lectures] 7.5
Class Attendance (practical) [PRESENCIAL][Practical or hands-on activities] 7.5
Writing of reports or projects [AUTÓNOMA][Problem solving and exercises] 7.5
Study and Exam Preparation [AUTÓNOMA][Self-study] 15

Unit 4 (de 4): Evaluation of strategies
Activities Hours
Class Attendance (theory) [PRESENCIAL][Lectures] 7.5
Class Attendance (practical) [PRESENCIAL][Practical or hands-on activities] 7.5
Writing of reports or projects [AUTÓNOMA][Problem solving and exercises] 7.5
Study and Exam Preparation [AUTÓNOMA][Self-study] 15

Global activity
Activities hours
General comments about the planning: The planning of activities will be adjusted to the Academic schedule set up by the UCLM
10. Bibliography and Sources
Author(s) Title Book/Journal Citv Publishing house ISBN Year Description Link Catálogo biblioteca
 
 
Navas, J.E.; Guerras, L.A. Fundamentals of Strategic Management Thomson Reuters 2018 http://www.guerrasynavas.com  
Villasalero, Manuel Suplementary materials uploaded to Moodle  



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