Checking date: 09/07/2020

Course: 2020/2021

Managerial competencies for entrepreneurs
Study: Master in Entrepreneurship and Business Venturing (267)

Coordinating teacher: NIETO SANCHEZ, MARIA JESUS

Department assigned to the subject: Department of Mechanical Engineering

Type: Electives
ECTS Credits: 3.0 ECTS


Competences and skills that will be acquired and learning results.
This subject seeks to inform students what skills and competencies that an entrepreneur must have or acquire to succeed in developing a new business project. The following competences will be acquired: - Ability to perform creative thinking that allows the generation and development of ideas that add value to new business projects. - Ability to implement a policy system and advanced human resources practices for efficient management of people that will generate better business performance. - Ability to successfully manage a business project in diverse and multicultural environments and in different institutional frameworks - Ability to critically analyze public policies to promote entrepreneurship, being able to make efficient use of support mechanisms made available to the entrepreneur by public institutions. - Ability to critically analyze cases of actual companies and draw from them conclusions relevant to business practice.
Description of contents: programme
Topics included in the programme: Introduction to social skills: learning and development. Attitudes , motivations and social styles. Assertiveness, conflict resolution and negotiation. Leadership styles and practices . Creativity and teamwork . Management of diverstiy. Knowledge management. Ethics in managing people
Learning activities and methodology
Classroom activities: a) Theoretical classes: b) Analysis of case studies and readings: Case studies, monographic lectures and articles, which have been prepared in advance by students. c) Learning through experience: Students practice different situations and reflect on their own behavior and that of their peers. Studentl work: a) Preparation of case studies and readings: b) Study:
Assessment System
  • % end-of-term-examination 40
  • % of continuous assessment (assigments, laboratory, practicals...) 60
Basic Bibliography
  • Foster, J. J.. Motivation in the workplace. En: N. Chmiel y otros (ed.). Introduction to work and organizational psychology: a european perspective. Malden. Blackwell Publishers. 2000
  • Goberna, R.. Aprender a liderar equipos. Paidós. 2001
  • Perkins, D.. Lecciones de liderazgo: las diez estrategias de Schakleton. Desnivel. 2009
  • Yukl, G.. Liderazgo en las organizaciones. Prentice Hall. 2008
Additional Bibliography
  • Campoy, D. M. . Gestión emprendedora: estrategias y habilidades para el emprendedor actual.. Ideaspropias Editorial SL.. 2005
  • Ury, W., Fisher, R. y Patton, B.. Obtenga el sí: El arte de negociar sin ceder. Penguin Group. 2011

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