Checking date: 18/04/2023

Course: 2023/2024

Managerial competencies for entrepreneurs
Master in Entrepreneurship and Business Creation (Plan: 277 - Estudio: 267)

Coordinating teacher: NIETO SANCHEZ, MARIA JESUS

Department assigned to the subject: Mechanical Engineering Department

Type: Electives
ECTS Credits: 3.0 ECTS


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.
Skills and learning outcomes
Description of contents: 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
Calendar of Continuous assessment
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 may change due academic events or other reasons.