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Syllabus 2018-19 - 14511007 - Business administration (Organización de empresas)

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DEGREE: Grado en Ingeniería telemática (14511007)
FACULTY: SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING OF LINARES

DEGREE: Grado en Ingeniería de telecomunicación (14311007)
FACULTY: SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING OF LINARES

DEGREE: Doble Grado Ing. de tecnologías de la telecomunicación e Ing. telemática (15211010)
FACULTY: SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING OF LINARES

ACADEMIC YEAR: 2018-19
SYLLABUS
1. COURSE BASIC INFORMATION
NAME: Business administration
CODE: 14511007 (*) ACADEMIC YEAR: 2018-19
LANGUAGE: English LEVEL: 2
ECTS CREDITS: 6.0 YEAR: 2 SEMESTER: PC
 
2. LECTURER BASIC INFORMATION
NAME: NÚÑEZ-CACHO UTRILLA, PEDRO VICTOR
DEPARTMENT: U136 - ORG. DE EMPRESAS, MÁRKETING Y SOCIOLOGÍA
FIELD OF STUDY: 650 - ORGANIZACIÓN DE EMPRESAS
OFFICE NO.: D - 157 E-MAIL: pnunez@ujaen.es P: 953648602
WEBSITE: www.ujaen.es
LANGUAGE: - LEVEL: 2
 
3. CONTENT DESCRIPTION

BLOCK I: GENERAL FOUNDATIONS AND NOTIONS ABOUT THE COMPANY

 

UNIT 1.- THE COMPANY AS A REALITY.

 

1.1.- The company.

        1.1.1- Concept.

        1.1.2.- Evolution.

1.2.- Elements of the company.

1.3.- The company as a system.

         1.3.1.- The business subsystems.

1.4.- Classes of Companies.

         1.4.1.- Legal forms of business.

         1.4.2.- Other company classifications.

 

UNIT 2.- COMPANY, ENTREPRENEUR AND BUSINESS ENVIRONMENT.

 

2.1.- Historical evolution of the figure of the entrepreneur.

2.2.- Theories about the entrepreneur and the benefit.

2.3.- The environment of the company.

        2.3.1.- The generic environment.

        2.3.2.- The specific environment.

        2.3.3.- The environment and the strategic direction.

2.4.- Social responsibility of the company.

 

UNIT 3: THE OBJECTIVES OF THE COMPANY.

 

3.1.- The role of the objectives in the company: concept.

3.2.- Several theories about the objectives.

        3.2.1.- Classical conception: profit maximization.

        3.2.2.- Conception directivist.

        3.2.3.- Current conception.

3.3.- Main business objectives.

        3.3.1.- Economic-Financial.

        3.3.2.- Economic-social.

3.4.- The creation of value as an objective.

 

 

 

TOPIC 4: THE BUSINESS STRATEGY

 

4.1.- Definition of business strategy.

4.2.- Components and levels of strategy.

4.3.- Design of strategies.

4.4.- Competitive strategies.

        4.4.1.- Leadership in costs.

        4.4.2.- Differentiation

        4.4.3.- Segmentation.

 

BLOCK II: THE MANAGEMENT FUNCTIONS

 

ITEM 5: INTRODUCTION TO THE BUSINESS DIRECTORY.

 

5.1.- Introduction: the managerial functions.

5.2.- Decisions: concept and types.

5.3.- The decision-making process

        5.3.1.- Decision criteria.

5.4.- Management levels.

5.5.- The nature of managerial work.

 

ITEM 6: PLANNING AND CONTROL IN THE COMPANY.

 

6.1.- Planning in the company.

6.1.1.- Concept and need of planning in the company.

            6.1.2.- Types of plans.

6.2.- Stages of the planning process.

6.3.- Control in the company:

6.3.1.- The control process: phases.

6.3.2.- Control requirements

6.4.- Types of control

 

UNIT 7: ORGANIZATION.

 

7.1.- The organizational structure.

         7.1.1.- Concept.

7.1.2.- Differentiation of activities: Departmentalization.

7.2.- Structural dimensions.

7.3.- Types of organizational structures.

        7.3.1.- Simple structure.

        7.3.2.- Functional structure.

        7.3.3.- Divisional structure.

        7.3.4.- Matrix structure.

        7.3.5.- New organizational forms: organization in network, virtual organization, company in real time.

7.4.- Informal organization.

 

UNIT 8: HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT

  8.1.- The role of human resources management

8.2.- The process of integration of personnel

8.2.1.- Human resources planning

8.2.2.- The recruitment process

8.3.- Performance evaluation

8.4.- The role of leadership: communication, motivation and leadership.

8.4.1. The communication.

8.4.2. The motivation.

8.4.3. The leadership.

 

BLOCK III: THE COMPANY'S SYSTEMS

 

UNIT 9: THE FINANCIAL SYSTEM OF THE COMPANY.

9.1.- Objectives of the financial system of the company.

9.2.- The cycles of the company.

9.3.- Investment in the company.

9.3.1.- Concept and classes of investments.

9.3.2.- Evaluation and selection of investments.

9.4.- The financing of the company.

9.4.1. Internal financing.

9.4.2. External financing.

 

ITEM 10. THE COMMERCIAL SYSTEM OF THE COMPANY.

 

10.1.- Concept, content and marketing functions.

10.2.- Decisions about product.

10.3.- Decisions on prices.

10.4.- Decisions on communication and distribution of the product.

 

ITEM 11. THE COMPANY'S PRODUCTION SYSTEM.

  11.1.- The production system in the company: concept and elements

11.2.- Classes of productive systems.

11.3.- Objectives and decisions in the production system.

11.4.- Relations of the productive system with other areas of the company.

 

BLOCK IV: ORGANIZATION OF PRODUCTION

 

UNIT 12: COSTS IN THE COMPANY.

  12.1.- Concept and classification of costs.

            12.1.1.- Amortization as cost

12.2.- The formation of the cost in the company.

12.3.- Cost analysis.

         12.3.1.- Dead center or profitability threshold.

         12.3.2.- Operational leverage.

12.4.- Production costs and their control.

12.5.- Concept and measure of productivity.

12.6.- The first decision. Produce or buy.

 

13: ECONOMIC PROGRAMMING OF PRODUCTION: LINEAR PROGRAMMING

  13.1.- Introduction.

13.2.- Fundamental concepts

13.3.- Problem statement

13.4.- Solving the problem using the simplex method.

 

ITEM 14: INVENTORY MANAGEMENT

  14.1.- The function of the warehouse in the company 

14.2.- Inventory costs

14.3.- Warehouse and quality management in the company.

14.4.- Material requirements planning (MRP)

14.4.- Inventory control models

14.4.1.- Deterministic models

14.4.2.- Probabilistic models

14.5.- Alternative systems of inventory control; The ABC analysis TOPIC 15: TOTAL QUALITY MANAGEMENT: TOOLS.

15.1.- Quality in the company.

15.1.1.- The concept of quality.

15.1.2.- Evolution of the concept of quality.

15.2.- Measurement of quality. 15.2.1.- Costs of quality.

15.2.2.- Current and traditional view on total costs of quality.

15.3.- Total quality management.

15.3.1.- Basics and basic concepts related to total quality management.

15.3.2. Continuous improvement.

15.4. Basic tools of total quality management.

15.4.1.- Control Sheets.

15.4.2.- Scatter diagrams.

15.4.3.- Stratification.

15.4.4.- Cause-effect diagram.

15.4.5.- Pareto diagram.

15.4.6.- Histograms.

15.4.7.- Control charts.

15.5.- Statistical control of processes.

15.5.1.- The capacity of the process.

15.5.2.- Construction of control charts.

15.5.3.- Interpretation of control charts.

4. COURSE DESCRIPTION AND TEACHING METHODOLOGY

For lectures in a large group, the most generic concepts will be used for master classes, while for the most applied concepts the theory will be exposed along with real examples related to the telecommunication grades to which they are being taught.
For the class in group of practices will apply different methodologies:
There will be a seminar with a speaker outside the University.
There will be 4 computer practices on:
    A) Cost analysis

    B) Linear programming.

    C) Material requirements planning.

    D) Quality control.

Students with special educational needs should contact the Student Attention Service (Servicio de Atención y Ayudas al Estudiante) in order to receive the appropriate academic support

5. ASSESSMENT METHODOLOGY

PEARANCE

CRITERIA

Subject concepts and problem solving

Mastery of theoretical and practical knowledge related to the subject

Application tools or operational techniques

Evaluation of practices in the computer classroom

Business Decision Making

Evaluation of proposed solution to problems or business situations

Ability to express ideas

Participation in forums, summary of expert conferences, short work, report visit company

 

The qualification system will be governed by what is established in Royal Decree 1125/2003 of 5 September establishing the European credit system and the system of qualifications in university degrees of an official nature.

With the first criterion, the student is expected to acquire CBB6 competence and achieve learning outcomes 2,7, 14 and 15.

With the second criterion, the student is expected to acquire CBB6 competence and achieve learning outcomes 7, 8, 13 and 15.

With the first criterion, the student is expected to acquire the CBB6 competence and achieve the learning outcomes 1,7, 8, 13 and 15.

With the first criterion, the student is expected to acquire CBB6 competence and achieve learning outcomes 8, 13 and 15.

6. BOOKLIST
MAIN BOOKLIST:
  • Management: a global perspective. Edition: 11th ed.. Author: Weihrich, Heinz. Publisher: Singapore [etc.] : Mac Graw-Hill, cop. 2005  (Library)
ADDITIONAL BOOKLIST:
  • Production and operations management systems [Recurso electrónico]. Edition: -. Author: Gupta, Sushil (Business scholar). Publisher: Boca Raton, FL : CRC Press, c2014  (Library)