IDENTIFYING DATA 2015_16
Subject (*) COMPANY ORGANIZATION Code 16204003
Study programme
Bachelor's Degree in Finances and Accounting
Cycle 1st
Descriptors Credits Type Year Period
6 Basic Course First 2Q
Language
Anglès
Castellà
Català
Department Gestió d'Empreses
Coordinator
VAZQUEZ LABELLA, INMACULADA
VIRGILI FONT, JOAN CARLES
VALLDUVÍ BOTET, GERARD
LÓPEZ PANISELLO, MA. BELÉN
E-mail mabelen.lopez@urv.cat
gerard.vallduvi@urv.cat
joancarles.virgili@urv.cat
inmaculada.vazquez@urv.cat
Lecturers
LÓPEZ PANISELLO, MA. BELÉN
VALLDUVÍ BOTET, GERARD
VIRGILI FONT, JOAN CARLES
VAZQUEZ LABELLA, INMACULADA
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General description Introducció als conceptes d'empresa i empresari. Ubicar l'empresa en un entorn on la competitivitat és determinant a l'hora de prendre decisions. Aproximació als subsistemes empresarials: conceptes i mètodes inicials.

Competences
Type A Code Competences Specific
 A2 Manage the financial and / or accounting area of any organization, public or private, and provide an interrelated overview of both areas.
 A5 Find, analyze and interpret quantitative and qualitative information of a financial, accounting, economic, social and legal nature that is relevant to the taking of business decisions.
Type B Code Competences Transversal
 B4 Autonomy, responsibility and initiative
 B5 Teamwork, collaboration and sharing of responsibility
 B6 Clear and effective communication of information, ideas, problems and solutions in public or a specific technical field
Type C Code Competences Nuclear
 C1 Have an intermediate mastery of a foreign language, preferably English
 C4 Be able to express themselves correctly both orally and in writing in one of the two official languages of the URV

Learning outcomes
Type A Code Learning outcomes
 A2 Analyze the influence of the context on the company.
 A5 Explain the concept of company and entrepreneur.
Explain the concept of business competitiveness.
Type B Code Learning outcomes
 B4 Present results in the appropriate way in accordance with the bibliography provided and before the deadline.
 B5 Participate actively and share information, knowledge and experience.
 B6 Intervene effectively and convey relevant information.
Draft documents with the appropriate format, content, structure, language accuracy and register, and illustrate concepts using the appropriate conventions: formats, titles, footnotes, captions, etc.
Type C Code Learning outcomes
 C1 Understand routine information and articles.
 C4 Produce well structured, clear and effective oral texts.
Produce well-structured, clear and rich written texts

Contents
Topic Sub-topic
CHAPTER 1. COMPANY AND MANAGER


1.1. The company and the economic system
1.2. Functions of the company
1.3. The definition of company
1.4. Types of companies
1.5. The business planning process
CHAPTER 2. COMPANY SUBUNITS 2.1. Company subunits
2.2. Management
2.3. Operations
2.4. Comercial
2.5. Human Resources
2.6. Investment and Financing
CHAPTER 3. THE ENVIRONMENT OF MANAGING 3.1. What is environmental analysis?
3.2. Identifying environmental factors
3.3. Strategy as a plan that guides companies
3.4. Stakeholders
3.5. Managing ethical and social responsibility
CHAPTER 4. BUSINESS COMPETITIVENESS 4.1. Key terms and concepts
4.2. Competitive forces
4.3. Competitive advantage and strategy
4.4. Competitive industry environment analysis
4.5. Resources and capabilities


Planning
Methodologies  ::  Tests
  Competences (*) Class hours
Hours outside the classroom
(**) Total hours
Introductory activities
2 0 2
Lecture
A2
A5
35 0 35
Assignments
A2
A5
B4
B5
C1
C4
2 20 22
Previous studies
A2
A5
B4
B6
C4
2 50 52
Practicums/Case studies
A2
A5
B4
B6
C4
12 0 12
Problem solving, classroom exercises
A2
A5
B4
B6
2 0 2
Personal tuition
A2
A5
B4
B6
C4
2 0 2
 
Mixed tests
A2
A5
B4
B6
C1
C4
3 20 23
 
(*) On e-learning, hours of virtual attendance of the teacher.
(**) The information in the planning table is for guidance only and does not take into account the heterogeneity of the students.

Methodologies
Methodologies
  Description
Introductory activities Activitats encaminades a prendre contacte i a recollir informació dels alumnes i presentació de l’assignatura.
Lecture Exposició dels continguts de l'assignatura.
Assignments Activities designed to make contact with students, collect information from them and introduce the subject.
Previous studies Compilation and reading of documentation, proposed solutions for the exercises the student has to do in the laboratory.
Practicums/Case studies Plantejament d’una situació (real o simulada) en la que ha de treballar l’estudiant per donar una solució argumentada al tema, resoldre una sèrie de preguntes concretes o realitzar una reflexió global.
Problem solving, classroom exercises Formulation, analysis, resolution and debate of a problem or exercise related to the topic of the subject.
Personal tuition Utilització de les hores d'atenció a l'estudiant per resoldre qüestions i dubtes concrets.

Personalized attention
Description
During the implementation of the practices, the students take the appropriate tutoritzacions by teachers, both in the classroom and outside the classroom. The hours of tutoring in teacher's office will be communicated to students at the beginning of the course.

Assessment
Methodologies Competences Description Weight        
Assignments
A2
A5
B4
B5
C1
C4
There will be an assignment throughout the course. Be prepared in groups. 25%
Mixed tests
A2
A5
B4
B6
C1
C4
There will be 2 assessments including multiple choice test (with theoretical questions) and a practical part (exercices, case studies). The first test will be held in mid-course. The second test will be held on the assessments calendar and will include all the contents of the subject. The weight of the first assessment in the final grade will be 15%, and the weight of the second assessment will be 60% in the final grade. 75%
Others  
 
Other comments and second call

Second call: the examination of the second call will has two parts: theoretical and practical. The theoric part will include test questions. The practice will include exercises, short questions, cases, etc. The weight of each part will be 50%. Any account of the activities undertaken during the course.


Sources of information

Basic

FARHAD ANALOUI and AZHDAR KARAMI: Strategic Management in Small and Medium Enterprises, Thomson, GB, 2003

SCHERMERHORN, JOHN R.: Introduction to management (ISE). John Wiley & Sons. 2009

Complementary , , ,

BUENO CAMPOS, E.: Curso básico de economía de la empresa: un enfoque de organización. Pirámide, Madrid, 2002.

CASTILLO CLAVERO, A.M. (Dir. y Coord.): Introducción a la economía y administración de empresas. Pirámide, Madrid, 2003.

FLEISHER, CRAIG S. AND BENSOUSSAN, BABETTE: Busines and competitive analysis: effective application of new and classic methods. Financial Times Prentice Hall. 2007

ROBBINS, STEPHEN AND COULTER, MARY: Management. Pearson-Prentice Hall. 2008

STAIB, ROBERT: Business management and environmental stewardship: environmental thinking as a prelude to management action. Palgrave Macmillan. 2009

WILLIAMS, CHUCK: Principles of management. South Western. 2009

 

Bibliografy- exercicies:

GARCÍA DEL JUNCO, J. y CASANUEVA ROCHA, C. (Coord. y Dir.) (2000): Prácticas de la gestión empresarial, McGraw-Hill, Madrid.

GARCÍA MORENO, S.; NÁJERA SÁNCHEZ, J. J. y RICO GARCÍA, M. G. (2001): Organización y administración de empresas. Una visión práctica, ESIC, Madrid.

HERNÁNDEZ ORTIZ, M. J. (Coord.): Casos prácticos de administración y organización de empresas. Pirámide, Madrid, 2000.

MARTÍN, E.; GALÁN, J. L.; BARROSO, C. y COSSIO, J.: Problemas de economía de la empresa. Pirámide, Madrid, 1996.

PÉREZ GOROSTEGUI, E.: Economía de la empresa aplicada. Pirámide, Madrid, 1990.

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