Checking date: 21/04/2024

Course: 2024/2025

Entrepreneurship and small business management
Bachelor in Statistics and Business (Plan: 400 - Estudio: 203)

Coordinating teacher: RODRIGUEZ MARQUEZ, ALICIA

Department assigned to the subject: Mechanical Engineering Department

Type: Compulsory
ECTS Credits: 6.0 ECTS


Requirements (Subjects that are assumed to be known)
Fundamentals of business administration. Knowledge about the functional areas of the company: operations, marketing and finance.
Of knowledge: - Acquire the necessary knowledge to create, develop and implement a business project. - In-depth knowledge of small businesses and their specific problems, as well as their management methods. - Learn essential aspects of the different areas of the company (legal, fiscal, financial, etc.), applicable to the creation of companies and management of SMEs. Abilities: - Recognize business opportunities - Handle with ease various sources of information. - Design, plan and start a business project - Develop management skills, negotiation skills and leadership spirit. Attitudes: - Promote and encourage entrepreneurship in the student - Print a critical vision of the different strategic decisions of an SME facing the different challenges business
Skills and learning outcomes
Description of contents: programme
1. Entrepreneurship. Qualities of the entrepreneur. 2. Business opportunities: identification and evaluation. 3. Business ideas: development of innovative ideas and initial feasibility analysis. 4. The business plan: design, structure and purpose. 5. The role of SMEs in the current economy. 6. The director-owners. The management of human resources in small businesses. 7. Financing and cash management available in SMEs. 8. Growth strategies. The role of agreements and relationships for SMEs. 9. E-business and digitalization of SMEs.
Learning activities and methodology
The training activities that are intended to be developed are aimed at stimulating and exercising students in the field of business creation and management of SMEs. To achieve this, the following resources are proposed didactic: - Theoretical classes: Clear and systematic exposition of the contents of the subject. - Practical classes of case studies, exercises and applications of different phases of the business project, in which resolution the student take an active part. - Seminars of entrepreneurs or other professionals linked to different business initiatives. - Development of a business proposal, where the student will capture the business idea, its feasibility and implementation.
Assessment System
  • % end-of-term-examination 60
  • % of continuous assessment (assigments, laboratory, practicals...) 40

Calendar of Continuous assessment

Extraordinary call: regulations
Basic Bibliography
  • Jiménez García, Alicia,Berenguer Berenguer, José Antonio,Moreno García, Virginia,Montes Soler, Rafael,. Gestión de PYMEs. IC editorial. 2020
  • Rodríguez Márquez, A., Nieto, M.J., Fernández, Z. y Revilla Torrejón, A.. . Manual de creación de empresas. De la oportunidad a la puesta en marcha. Civitas. 2014

The course syllabus may change due academic events or other reasons.