Checking date: 18/03/2019

Course: 2019/2020

Introduction to business administration
Study: Bachelor in Employment and Labour Relations (207)

Coordinating teacher: DESENDER , KURT ACHIEL

Department assigned to the subject: Department of Business Administration

Type: Basic Core
ECTS Credits: 6.0 ECTS


Branch of knowledge: Social Sciences and Law

Students are expected to have completed
No requierements
Competences and skills that will be acquired and learning results. Further information on this link
The student will be able to: - Understand the basic functional areas of the firm. - Understand the importance of planning and use basic planning and control tools. - Understand the importance of financing and investment decisions and use basic finance tools. - Understand the differences among the main production systems. - Understand the scope of marketing and its importance for firm success.
Description of contents: programme
This is an introductory subject where the student will be exposed to basic concepts for firm management: 1. Introduction. 2. The objectives of the firm. 3. Decision trees. 4. Management 5. Introduction to finance. 6. Profitability. 7. Investment. 8. Financing. 9. Production systems. 10. Project planning. 11. Production control. 12. Production decisions. 13. Strategic marketing. 14. Operational marketing.
Learning activities and methodology
Every week there will be a theory session (in a large group) and a practical session (in a small group). Students must study the contents of each theory session before the session takes place. Exercises and cases must be solved before the corresponding practical sessions. Practical sessions will be devoted to discuss and provide solutions to the exercises that students will have previously worked at.
Assessment System
  • % end-of-term-examination 40
  • % of continuous assessment (assigments, laboratory, practicals...) 60
Basic Bibliography
  • Jeff Madura. Introduction to Business. Thomson. 2007
Additional Bibliography
  • BREALEY, R., y MYERS, S. (1998).. ¿Fundamentos de Financiación Empresarial¿. 5ª Edición.. McGraw-Hill. Madrid..
  • GÓMEZ-MEJÍA, L.R., y BALKIN, D.B. (2003).. ¿Administración¿. 1ª Edición.. McGraw-Hill. Madrid..
  • HEIZER, J., y RENDER, B. (2001a).. ¿Dirección de la Producción. Decisiones Estratégicas¿. 6ª Edición.. Prentice-Hall. Madrid..
  • HEIZER, J., y RENDER, B. (2001b).. ¿Dirección de la Producción. Decisiones Tácticas¿. 6ª Edición.. Prentice-Hall. Madrid..
  • HODGE, B.J., ANTHONY, W.P., GALES, L.M. (2003).. ¿Teoría de la organización: Un enfoque estratégico¿. 6ª Edición.. Prentice-Hall. Madrid..
  • LAMBIN, J.J. (1995).. ¿Marketing Estratégico¿. 3ª Edición.. McGraw-Hill. Madrid..

The course syllabus and the academic weekly planning may change due academic events or other reasons.