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1. General information
Course:
BUSINESS MANAGEMENT FUNDAMENTALS
Code:
42304
Type:
BASIC
ECTS credits:
6
Degree:
406 - UNDERGRADUATE DEGREE IN COMPUTER SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING (AB)
Academic year:
2022-23
Center:
604 - SCHOOL OF COMPUTER SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING (AB)
Group(s):
10  11  12  13 
Year:
1
Duration:
First quarter
Main language:
Spanish
Second language:
English
Use of additional languages:
English Friendly:
Y
Web site:
Bilingual:
N
Lecturer: VIRGINIA BARBA SANCHEZ - Group(s): 12 
Building/Office
Department
Phone number
Email
Office hours
Edificio Infante Don Juan Manuel - 1.E.1
ADMINISTRACIÓN DE EMPRESAS
8254
virginia.barba@uclm.es

Lecturer: ÁNGEL MESEGUER MARTÍNEZ - Group(s): 10  11  13 
Building/Office
Department
Phone number
Email
Office hours
Edificio Infante Don Juan Manuel - 1.E.2
ADMINISTRACIÓN DE EMPRESAS
2565
angel.meseguer@uclm.es

2. Pre-Requisites

There are no prerequisites.

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

This course provides the student with a first overview of the organizational environment, so it is useful for the professional development of future computer engineers who will have to carry out their activity in this type of business environment. All this in the context of Annex II (section 5) of the Resolution of 8 June 2009 of the General Secretariat of Universities (BOE 04-08-2009), in which the studies of the Graduate in Computer Engineering are included, and following the White Paper on Computer Engineering and the conclusions of the plenary assembly of the Conference of Directors and Deans of Computer Science (CODDI), held in Zaragoza in September 2007.


4. Degree competences achieved in this course
Course competences
Code Description
BA06 Proper knowledge about the idea of business, administrative possibilities and requirements, and legal obligations. Organization and management of businesses.
INS01 Analysis, synthesis, and assessment skills.
INS02 Organising and planning skills.
INS05 Argumentative skills to logically justify and explain decisions and opinions.
PER01 Team work abilities.
PER04 Interpersonal relationship skills.
SIS03 Autonomous learning.
SIS05 Creativity.
SIS06 Leadership skills.
UCLM03 Accurate speaking and writing skills.
5. Objectives or Learning Outcomes
Course learning outcomes
Description
The achievement of a global vision of the workings of finance areas, production, marketing and human resources.
The achievement of a global vision of the process of running a company, and of the ability to assess different strategic options and make optimal decisions via a rational approach.
Comprehension and assimilation of the concept, functioning and organization of a corporate company, and of how relationships are established between the different sections comprising  such companies.
Knowledge of the various (partial or fully) computer-oriented organizational frameworks.
Additional outcomes
Not established.
6. Units / Contents
  • Unit 1: THE FIRM
  • Unit 2: THE BUSINESSPERSON AND THE HUMAN RESOURCES
  • Unit 3: THE FIRM ENVIRONMENT
  • Unit 4: THE COMPETITIVENESS OF THE FIRM
  • Unit 5: STRATEGIC PLANNING
  • Unit 6: THE BUSINESS OBJECTIVES
  • Unit 7: PROJECT MANAGEMENT IN THE FIELD OF PRODUCTION
  • Unit 8: COMMERCIALIZATION DECISIONS
  • Unit 9: INVESTMENT AND FINANCE DECISIONS
ADDITIONAL COMMENTS, REMARKS

The classes will be held in Spanish, however the contents will be available in English.


7. Activities, Units/Modules and Methodology
Training Activity Methodology Related Competences ECTS Hours As Com Description
Class Attendance (theory) [ON-SITE] Lectures BA06 0.6 15 N N Attendance to lessons in which relevant organizational concepts aiming to provide students with an overall idea on what an organisation is as well as key aspects in organisational management.
Class Attendance (practical) [ON-SITE] Practical or hands-on activities BA06 INS01 INS02 0.42 10.5 N N Consolidation of the theoretical concepts through exercises and activities applied to organisations.
In-class Debates and forums [ON-SITE] Debates BA06 INS05 SIS05 0.4 10 N N Activities focused in the discussion of the acquired knowledge with the aim of fostering critical thinking, analysis skills as well as the justification of opinions.
Writing of reports or projects [OFF-SITE] Group Work PER01 PER04 SIS03 SIS05 SIS06 UCLM03 1.5 37.5 Y N Group works in which students will arrange their teams to reach a common goal through the joint collaboration, interpersonal relations and leadership skills.
Project or Topic Presentations [ON-SITE] Combination of methods INS01 INS02 UCLM03 0.2 5 Y N Presentation of assignments based on the use of presentation tools and skills. Discussions on the presented topics will be fostered to let students apply their habilites to argue and defend their opinions.
Computer room practice [ON-SITE] Combination of methods INS01 SIS03 SIS05 0.5 12.5 Y N Students will use software to analyse organisations and for business management. During these sessions students will apply technical knowledge as well as creativity.
Study and Exam Preparation [OFF-SITE] Self-study SIS03 2.1 52.5 N N In order to consolidate the concepts reviewed in classes, assignments, etc., students will have to study autonomously the subject contents.
Final test [ON-SITE] Assessment tests BA06 INS01 INS05 0.1 2.5 Y Y The evaluation allows checking the overall knowledge gained and the consolidation of the fundamentals of business management. It also allows assessing the analysis capacity, written communication and justification of arguments.
Group tutoring sessions [ON-SITE] Group tutoring sessions PER01 PER04 SIS06 0.18 4.5 N N Tutorships intended to sharing in groups doubts and knowledge.
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
Fieldwork assessment 25.00% 0.00% Individual and/or team work will be carried out and reports will be provided (INF).
Assessment of activities done in the computer labs 10.00% 0.00% LAB. Supervision and evaluation of the work done in the laboratory (computer lab) by the student.
Oral presentations assessment 10.00% 0.00% PRES. Oral presentations will be made, either in person or online (streaming and/or video).
Final test 55.00% 100.00% ESC. A compulsory theoretical-practical examination or final test will be taken, which will be different in the continuous assessment and not continuous, being more complete in this second form of assessment.
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:
    If a student has handed 50 per cent of the activities or the class period is finalised, the student will evaluated through the continuous evaluation mode with no option to change the evaluation method. No minimum is set for any of the activities in the continuous evaluation. Hence, the subject is passed through an overall grade of at least 50 marks -addition of the weighted marks of each activity-.
  • Non-continuous evaluation:
    To choose this type of evaluation, the student must ask for it explicitly, writing the lecturers before the end of October -approximately mid-semester-.
    May the student not have asked lecturers by this time, they will have done 50 per cent of the assignments and, thus, they will be in continuous evaluation with no option to change. No minimum grade is required in any part of the subject, so, the subject is passed with an overall grade of at least 50/100 marks.

Specifications for the resit/retake exam:
In this call, the student shall be evaluated according to the non-continuous evaluation criteria. No minimum is established for any of the parts of the non-continuous evaluation, so the course is passed with a global grade of at least 50 points out of 100.
Specifications for the second resit / retake exam:
In this call, students must do the non-continuous evaluation. No minimum grade is required in any part of the subject, so, the subject is passed with an overall grade of at least 50/100 marks.
9. Assignments, course calendar and important dates
Not related to the syllabus/contents
Hours hours
Final test [PRESENCIAL][Assessment tests] 2.5
Group tutoring sessions [PRESENCIAL][Group tutoring sessions] 4.5

Unit 1 (de 9): THE FIRM
Activities Hours
Class Attendance (theory) [PRESENCIAL][Lectures] 1
In-class Debates and forums [PRESENCIAL][Debates] 2
Writing of reports or projects [AUTÓNOMA][Group Work] 2
Computer room practice [PRESENCIAL][Combination of methods] 1
Study and Exam Preparation [AUTÓNOMA][Self-study] 4

Unit 2 (de 9): THE BUSINESSPERSON AND THE HUMAN RESOURCES
Activities Hours
Class Attendance (theory) [PRESENCIAL][Lectures] 1
In-class Debates and forums [PRESENCIAL][Debates] 3
Writing of reports or projects [AUTÓNOMA][Group Work] 5
Project or Topic Presentations [PRESENCIAL][Combination of methods] .5
Computer room practice [PRESENCIAL][Combination of methods] 3
Study and Exam Preparation [AUTÓNOMA][Self-study] 4

Unit 3 (de 9): THE FIRM ENVIRONMENT
Activities Hours
Class Attendance (theory) [PRESENCIAL][Lectures] 1.5
Class Attendance (practical) [PRESENCIAL][Practical or hands-on activities] 1.5
In-class Debates and forums [PRESENCIAL][Debates] 3
Writing of reports or projects [AUTÓNOMA][Group Work] 10
Project or Topic Presentations [PRESENCIAL][Combination of methods] 2
Computer room practice [PRESENCIAL][Combination of methods] 2
Study and Exam Preparation [AUTÓNOMA][Self-study] 6

Unit 4 (de 9): THE COMPETITIVENESS OF THE FIRM
Activities Hours
Class Attendance (theory) [PRESENCIAL][Lectures] 2
In-class Debates and forums [PRESENCIAL][Debates] 1
Writing of reports or projects [AUTÓNOMA][Group Work] 2
Computer room practice [PRESENCIAL][Combination of methods] 2
Study and Exam Preparation [AUTÓNOMA][Self-study] 6

Unit 5 (de 9): STRATEGIC PLANNING
Activities Hours
Class Attendance (theory) [PRESENCIAL][Lectures] 1
Class Attendance (practical) [PRESENCIAL][Practical or hands-on activities] 2.5
Writing of reports or projects [AUTÓNOMA][Group Work] 8
Computer room practice [PRESENCIAL][Combination of methods] 2
Study and Exam Preparation [AUTÓNOMA][Self-study] 6

Unit 6 (de 9): THE BUSINESS OBJECTIVES
Activities Hours
Class Attendance (practical) [PRESENCIAL][Practical or hands-on activities] 2.5
Writing of reports or projects [AUTÓNOMA][Group Work] 2
Computer room practice [PRESENCIAL][Combination of methods] 1.5
Study and Exam Preparation [AUTÓNOMA][Self-study] 8

Unit 7 (de 9): PROJECT MANAGEMENT IN THE FIELD OF PRODUCTION
Activities Hours
Class Attendance (theory) [PRESENCIAL][Lectures] 1
Class Attendance (practical) [PRESENCIAL][Practical or hands-on activities] 2.5
Writing of reports or projects [AUTÓNOMA][Group Work] 3
Computer room practice [PRESENCIAL][Combination of methods] 1
Study and Exam Preparation [AUTÓNOMA][Self-study] 8

Unit 8 (de 9): COMMERCIALIZATION DECISIONS
Activities Hours
Class Attendance (theory) [PRESENCIAL][Lectures] 4
In-class Debates and forums [PRESENCIAL][Debates] 1
Writing of reports or projects [AUTÓNOMA][Group Work] 5.5
Project or Topic Presentations [PRESENCIAL][Combination of methods] 2.5
Study and Exam Preparation [AUTÓNOMA][Self-study] 6

Unit 9 (de 9): INVESTMENT AND FINANCE DECISIONS
Activities Hours
Class Attendance (theory) [PRESENCIAL][Lectures] 3.5
Class Attendance (practical) [PRESENCIAL][Practical or hands-on activities] 1.5
Study and Exam Preparation [AUTÓNOMA][Self-study] 4.5

Global activity
Activities hours
10. Bibliography and Sources
Author(s) Title Book/Journal Citv Publishing house ISBN Year Description Link Catálogo biblioteca
 
 
Bak, O. & Stair, N. (Coord.) Impact of E-Business Technologies on Public and Private Organizations: Industry Comparisons and Perspectives. Hershey (EE.UU.) IGI Global Business Science Reference (BSR) 16-096-0501-2 2011  
Eduardo Pérez Gorostegui; Carlos Cerrada Somolinos Gestión de empresas informáticas Editorial Universitaria Ramón Areces 9788480049696 2011  
Fernández, E.; Junquera, B. y Del Brío, J.A. Iniciación a los negocios: aspectos directivos. Madrid Paraninfo CENGAGE Learning 978-84-9732-664-3 2008 Ficha de la biblioteca
Gómez Gras, J.M. et al. (Coord.) Manual de Casos Prácticos para la Creación de Empresas. Madrid McGraw-Hill 978-84-481-79919-5 2011  
Junqueras, B. y Del Brío, J.A. La empresa limpia Delta Ediciones 978-84-163-8390-0 2018  
Laratta, R. Social Enterprise. Context-Dependent Dynamics in a Global Perspective Rijeka InTech 978-953-51-2253-3 2016  
Todorov, K. y Smallbone, D. Handbook of Research on Strategic Management in Small and Medium Enterprises Hershey, PA (EE.UU.) IGI Global 978-14-666-5962-9 2014  
Trapero Arenas, J.R.; García Márquez, F.P. y Pedregal, D.J. Dirección y Gestión Empresarial Madrid McGraw-Hill 9788448190385 2014  



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