GO1 – To master the analysis and techniques that allow to understand and to solve real problems;
GO2 – To develop a critical culture and problem-solving capacity in the economic-business area.
SO1 – To characterize the main economic concepts;
SO2 – To understand the behavior of the consumer and his decision-making process;
SO3 – To understand the behavior of producers, analyzing his decisions of production in the two aspects: production and costs;
SO4 – Identify and understand the mechanisms of the main market structures;
SO5 – To understand the national and international economic system;
SO6 – To understand the theoretical concepts and mechanisms economies.
Part I: Introduction to Economics
1.1 Introductory Concepts: Thinking Like an Economist
1.2. The 10 Principles of Economics: Micro and Macroeconomics
Part II: Macroeconomics Topics
2.1 National Accounting
2.2 The labour market
Part III: Topics of Microeconomics
3.1 – Theory of consumer behaviour
3.2 – Production theory
3.3 – Cost theory
3.4 – Market structures
OG1: To know and discuss key concepts of management
OG2: To acknowledge the management role in companies? performance.
At the end of this curricular unit, students should be able to:
OE1.understand and explain concepts and fundamental principles of management;
OE2.analyse the companies? surrounding context and its articulation with the internal environment;
OE3.acknowledge the way companies organize themselves;
OE4.evaluate planning and developing strategies;
OE5.acknowledge the importance of management in the productive process;
OE6.develop skills do find organizational and industrial solutions.
1. Organizations management.
2. Organizational theories
3. From the industrial company to the innovative company
5. Corporate social responsibility
6. Manufacturing Foundations
7. The organizations and their surrounding context
8. Planning and Control
GO1 – To analyze problems and problematic situations in an in-depth way
GO2 – To know and apply mathematical knowledge in the resolution of problems in the context of industrial management and logistics, in particular in the remaining Curricular Units (CU) of the course
GO3 – To analyze, criticize and explain the obtained results
Upon completion of this course, students should be able to:
SO1 – Apply the concepts and solve integral calculus problems in R and differential calculus in Rn within the scope of other CU of the course
SO2 – Identify and classify matrices and perform matrix operations
SO3 – Recognize and apply methods of solving systems of equations
SO4 – Make use of algebraic, matrix and vector structures applied to management
SO5 – Know and use mathematical software and spreadsheets to solve problems
C1 – Topics of Integral Calculus in R
C2 – Topics of Differential Calculus in Rn
C3 – Matrices
C4 – Systems of linear equations
C5 – Determinants of matrices and its properties
C6 – Eigenvalues and eigenvectors
C7 – The use of mathematical software
To demonstrate knowledge and ability to understand the economies and business in an international context;
To discuss policies to support internationalisation
To understand the mechanisms that influence business operating on an international scale.
Understand the workings of international markets;
Identify the theories that explain international trade;
know in depth the mechanisms that are associated to international negotiation;
to operate at an international level both within firms and on the development of policies to support the internationalization of business.
1. Globalisation and the evolution of the international trade.
2. Supranational Institutions: Objectives and functions.
b. European Union
3. Trade Blocks and international trade agreements
II. Theories of International Trade
1. Adam Smith
2. David Ricardo
III. International Trade Indicators
b. Exports cover
c. Balassa Coefficient
d. Dissimetric Indicators
e. Indicators of relevant comparative advantages
IV. The international financial system
a. The Evolution of the IMS
b. Exchange rate determination
V. Commercial Policy
1. Policies in promotion of international trade
2. Trade barriers
VI. Strategies for International Entry
1. Strategic theories of international entry
2. Behavioural theoris of international entry
3. International strategies of positioning and segmentation
4. Risks associated to international entry
5. Forms of entry.
O1. Understand the importance of operations management.
O2. Categorize operations and processes of the supply chain.
O3. Understand what sales and operations planning is and how it coordinates manufacturing, logistics, service, and marketing plans.
O4. Build aggregate plans that employ different strategies to meet demand.
O5. Understand what yield management is.
O6. Describe and define the Material Requirements Planning (MRP).
O7. Determine production lot sizes using different techniques.
O8. Describe what Manufacturing Resource Planning (MRPII) is.
O9. Understand typical priority scheduling rules and the impact they have on performance measures.
O10. Recognize task allocation procedures.
O11. Recognize the main functions in shop floor control.
O12. Understand the basic concepts of the Theory of Constraints (TOC).
O13. Model processes using TOC concepts.
CP1. Introduction to Operations Management Concepts.
CP2. Sales and Operations Planning.
CP3. Material Requirements Planning (MRP).
CP4. Lotsizing Techniques and Manufacturing Resource Planning (MRP II).
CP6. Constraint Management.
– Characterize the marketing environment and its actors
– Assess the strategic decisions of marketing
– Analyze the variables of the marketing mix
– Discuss advertising mechanisms
– Recognize the importance of branding
– Understand specific areas of marketing
1 Marketing and environment
2 Markets and actors
3 Marketing strategies
4 Product politics
5 Price politics
7 Communication politics
10 Introduction to: Cause Related Marketing, Social Marketing, Green Marketing
Provide students with skills that enable them to:
OG1- Understand the importance of the selection, collection, manipulation and treatment of statistical data;
OG2- Develop the ability to identify the most appropriate statistical methodologies for solving concrete problems;
OG3- Develop skills in interpreting the results obtained from the application of the various methodologies;
OG4- Know and handle statistical software to apply the studied methodologies.
Upon completion of this Course, the student should be able to:
OE1- Identify different statistical methodologies, their potential and their limitations;
OE2- Solve simple real problems using the most appropriate methods;
OE3- Use statistical software to solve the adopted method;
OE4- Critically analyze the results obtained and make your presentation, in the form of a report and orally.
C1- Introduction to the fundamentals of statistics;
C2- Random variables and probability distributions;
C3- Elements of sampling theory and estimation theory;
C4- Hypothesis tests, parametric and non-parametric;
C5- Simple and multiple linear regression;
C6- Reliability of components and systems.
O1 – Identify the principles and dimensions of Total Quality Management.
O2 – Establish the statistical control of a process and perform the evaluation of its capacity.
O3 – Understand the importance of Lean Manufacturing regarding the decrease of waste and, consequently, the increase in productivity.
O4 – Know the principles associated with Lean Manufacturing and know how to apply its main tools in real contexts.
O5 – Acquiring an integrated view of concepts, techniques, and strategies used in maintenance management.
O6 – Understand the importance of decomposition of work into activities for resource sizing and analysis of their implications on projects schedule.
CP1. Total Quality Management: concepts and fundamentals; methods and techniques of statistical process control.
CP2. Lean thinking: operations, thinking, and lean systems.
CP3. Maintenance Management: maintenance techniques; Total Productive Maintenance (TPM); reliability.
CP4. Project Planning and Control.
GO1 – To develop fundamental knowledge in order to be able to analyze,
implement and improve industrial processes;
GO2 – To develop practical skills through the application of knowledge acquired over course to real situations
G03 – To manipulate mathematical models to support decision-making.
Upon completion of this course, the student should be able to:
SO1 – To decompose complex problems using a systematic approach.
SO2 – To perform the formulation of problems, namely in the areas of Management and Logistics;
SO3 – To recognize the appropriate methodologies for solving problems;
SO4 – To solve simple problems by applying the correct methods and software
C1 – Mathematical modelling of logistics and management problems
C2 – Topics of Nonlinear Optimization
C3 – Heuristics and Meta-heuristics
C4 – Queues
C5 – Simulation
Obj.1 – Develop a comprehensive view on the theme of logistics management and global operations;
Obj.2 – To know the fundamental concepts of logistics and distribution;
Obj.3 – Understand the relevance of management in planning storage operations, production and movement of materials, transport and distribution;
Obj.4 – Understand the importance of a correct Supply Chain Management to obtain global gains;
Obj.5 – Understand the integration of different processes and phases in terms of logistics operations.
Obj.6 – To know the implications and approaches of logistic management in the context of humanitarian crises.
1. Introduction to Logistics Management and Supply Chain Management
1.1. The role of Logistics: Systemic View;
1.2 Sustainable Supply Chains
2. Planning of Logistics Operations and Supply Chain Management (SCM)
2.1 Strategic Alignment in the SCM
2.2 Performance analysis at SCM
2.3 Information Systems for SCM
2.4 Flexibility in SC
2.5 New challenges and trends.
3. Purchasing Management in SC
3.1 Purchasing Strategies and Policies in SC
3.2 Analysis and purchase of products / services
3.3 Purchasing and supplier management
3.4 Implications of purchases in stock management.
4. Inventory management in SC
4.1 Types of inventory;
4.2 Inventory management policies;
4.3 Inventory Management Models
5. Management and Planning of International Transport Operations
5.1 Types of transport – Features and Services;
5.2 Transport management: Trends in the transport sector;
5.3 Transport problems
6. Humanitarian Logistics
Upon completion of this course the student should be able to:
1. Assess the strategic importance of HRM in the current social, economic, political and organizational contexts;
2. Know how to relate HRM with all the different organizational areas of and realize HRM¿s importance and impact on the key strategic organizational decisions;
3. Perceive current HRM challenges and opportunities in these new and challenging organizational contexts;
4. Know how to apply and analyze recent and theoretical HRM frameworks;
5. Distinguish the main HRM practices, such as: management of infrastructure, management of contributions and change management;
6. Know how to critically equate HRM problems and its corresponding solutions, by relating practical tools with theoretical frameworks.
7. Learn to better communicate, lead and motivate individuals and teams.
8. Know Coaching and Team Coaching principles that potentiate the development of individuals within each organization.
– Human resource Management.
2. MANAGEMENT PRACTICES FOR HUMAN RESOURCES
– Analysis and Description of Functions
– Recruitment and Selection of Human Resources
– Hosting and Integration
– Maintenance and Human Resource Development
– Evaluation and Performance Management
– Output Management
3. LEADERSHIP AND MOTIVATION