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
The general objectives of this curricular unit are:
– acquisition of skills on general programming concepts
– plan and develop solutions in the form of algorithms for solving different types of problems
– know the syntax of a programming language and implement the developed algorithms.
More specifically, after concluding this Curricular Unit, the student should be able to:
1. Have basic skills for analyzing problems and structuring algorithms to solve them
2. Know and use a software development environment and a programming language
3. Know the syntax of a programming language
4. Implement algorithms according to the imperative paradigm
5. Critically analyze a program to detect syntax, execution, and semantic errors
6. Develop programs for processing, inputting, and consulting information.
a. Algorithm development
b. Programming basic concepts
2. Software development environment
a. Working environment
3. Variables and operations
a. Data types
b. Variables and constants
4. Control structures
a. Logic and relational operators
b. Conditional control structures (if and switch)
c. Repetitive control structures
5. Structure of code
c. Collection API
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 Differential Calculus in Rn
C2 – Topics of Integral Calculus in R
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 analyse and understand the companies# financial reporting produced in the scope of the financial accounting.
At the end of this curricular unit, students should be able to:
OE1: understand the bookkeeping of the several patrimonial changes of the companies;
OE2: analyse and understand the several financial maps produced by financial accounting;
OE3: prepare and interpret the several financial statements;
OE4: analyse critically the content of the companies’ financial reporting;
OE5: understand the importance of the financial reporting to support the internal and external decision-making process.
CP1. The context and role of accounting in business
CP2. Basic concepts of accounting
CP3. Accounting standards
CP4. Specificities of financial Accounting in manufacturing companies
CP5. Financial statements and other financial maps
CP6. Financial statements interpretation
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.
GENERAL OBJECTIVES (GO):
GO1 – To develop fundamental knowledge in order to be able to analyze, implement and improve processes in industrial enterprises;
GO2 – To develop practical skills through the application of knowledge acquired over the real situations course;
G03 – To manipulate mathematical models to support decision making using interdisciplinary.
SPECIFIC OBJECTIVES (SO): Upon completion of this course, the student should be able to:
SO1 – To recognize the importance of operational research in solving problems in the management of organizations;
SO2 – To perform the formulation and modeling of linear programming problems, integer and mixed integer programming;
SO3 – To recognise the appropriate methodologies for solving concrete problems;
SO4 – To solve simple problems by applying the right methods and software
C1 – Introduction to the IO decision making approach
C2 – Algebraic Modeling Languages
C3 – Linear Programming
C4 – Whole and Mixed Entire Programming
C5 – Modelling: Affection and transport problems, traveling salesman problem, backpacking problem, vehicle routing problem, etc.
C6 – Using Software
OG1 – Understand the importance of data collection, manipulation and processing in the construction of decision support models
OG2 – Develop the ability to select the most appropriate quantitative methodologies for solving decision-making problems in the industrial context
OG3 – Know and use software in the development of decision support models
GL4 – Develop practical skills by applying knowledge to real situations
SO1 – Identify decision support problems in industrial context that can be solved using industrial data
OE2 – Know and apply data characterization and pre-processing techniques
SO3 – Understand and apply classification and forecasting methods
SO4 – Recognize appropriate methodologies for problem solving
OE5 – Solve simple real problems by applying the right methods and software
SO6 – Critically analyze the results obtained
C1 – Big Data in Decision Making
C2 – Data characterization and pre-processing
C3 – Logistic Regression and Multinomial Logistic Regression
C4 – Clustering: k-Means Clustering, Hierarchical Clustering
C5 – Time series analysis: forecasting, clustering and classification
1. Understand the fundamental concepts of business and transport law
2. Apply the theoretical knowledge acquired in solving concrete problems that arise in the field of business and transport law
1. Characterize and distinguish company and commercial establishment
2. Characterize the individual entrepreneur
3. Identify the types of commercial companies
4. Know the procedures associated with insolvency
5. Characterize sources within the scope of transport law
6. Know the general framework of transport contracts
7. Understand international transport law
Part I – Business Law
2. Companies and commercial establishment
3. The individual entrepreneur
4. Commercial companies
Part II – Transport Law
2. The sources
3. General framework for transport contracts
4. International transport law
4.1. International conventions
4.2. Community guidelines
OG1. Develop students’ skills in order to be able to respond to a business need such as ?Process Analysts?, ?Process Automation Technicians? or ?BPM solution programmers?
SPECIFIC OBJECTIVES: Upon completion of this Course, the student should be able to:
OE1. Identify the advantages and critical success factors in implementing a solution oriented to Business Process Management
OE2. Know and understand the advantages of designing business processes according to the BPMN notation
OE3. Develop process-oriented solutions based on BPMS tools
OE4. Identify and evaluate rapid development tools
OE5. Apply knowledge in the development of a practical case
CP1. What is Business Process Management?
a. How to improve and automate an organization’s processes
b. Business process analysis
ç. Discussion of case studies
CP2. BPMN (Business Process Model and Notation)
a. BPMN vocabulary
b. Business process design / modeling
ç. Using the Signavio Modeler tool
d. Application in a practical case – Business support solution
i. Design the Process model
CP3. BPMS (Business Process Management Software)
a. Use of BPMS as a rapid development tool
b. Process automation with BPM
ç. Use of the Bonitasoft tool
d. Practical case application – Business support solution
O1 – Understand the role of the logistics function and supply chain management in organizations.
O2 – Understand and plan different inventory management policies.
O3 – Understand the different trade-offs involved in the design of a supply network.
O4 – Recognize the importance of warehouses and associated activities.
O5 – Plan the distribution process.
O6 – Implement simulation models for logistic operations.
O7 – Apply knowledge of mathematical modeling, acquired in the Operational Research Units, to logistic problems.
CP1 – Introduction to logistics and supply chain management: overview;
new challenges and trends; strategy; decision making; key concepts.
CP2 – Inventory Management: overview; inventory models; continuous review; periodic review.
CP3 – Network Design: overview; cost relationships; general approach to network design; location models; data aggregation.
CP4 – Warehouse management: overview; storage and handling systems (palletized and non-palletized).
CP5 – Transportation management: overview; mode selection; road freight transportation (vehicle selection, costs and plans).
CP6 – Simulation software: types of simulation; implementation of event simulation.
To succeed in this Curricular Unit (CU), at the end of the semester students must be able to:
OB1. Understand the principles of Information Systems (IS), types and methodologies for designing and implementing an IS;
OB2. Understand how organizations use information systems and information technologies to gain competitive advantages;
OB3. Analyze information systems in the context of the organizations they support, separating the technological aspects from the organizational and management aspects.
OB4. Know the types of technical infrastructures that support an information system.
OB5. Plan the implementation of an information system, aligned with the strategy and operations of a company / organization.
OB6. Select applications in the context of Industrial Management and Logistics for the implementation of an integrated Information System.
CP1. Fundamental concepts of information systems;
CP2. Information systems planning;
CP3. Information systems architecture: Archimate modeling;
CP4. Organization and inter-organizational environment;
CP5. Information systems in organizations;
– 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
OB1. Know current database technologies;
OB2. Understand the concepts of the relational model and relational databas OB3. Query a database model using Structured Query Language (SQL); OB4. Plan, design, implement and administer a database;
OB5. Normalize a database schema;
OB6. Use of tools for database design, implementation, and administration
CP1. Introduction to Databases
CP2. Methodologies for database modeling
CP3. Enhanced Entity Relationship Diagram (EER) and Relational Model CP4. Normalization theory
CP5. Methodologies for the design and implementation of databases in real contexts
CP6. Structured Query Language (SQL)
CP7. SQL extension language for Transactions, procedures, functions, views triggers
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.
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
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
GO1 – Consolidate and develop the English used in the management area;
GO2 – Develop the ability to read, listen, write and speak with the
help with various management-related materials;
GO3 – Develop vocabulary, from a communicative perspective, and
develop the necessary strategies to participate in an environment of
GO4 – Expand knowledge related to the area of management and
needed for today’s business world.
SO1 – Identify and select relevant information from a
set of functional texts used in a business context;
SO2 – Prepare and present orally, in a well structured and
linguistically correct, information collected on a topic
related to the business context, adapting the type of speech
and the registration of language to the target audience;
SO3 – Demonstrate rigor in the identification and use of specific terminology
within the management area.
PC1 – Personal and professional identification and presentation
PC2 – Management terminology
PC3 – Analysis and interpretation of technical management texts
PC4 – Production of technical management texts
PC5 – Communication and oral presentation