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Academic Year/course: 2017/18

29808 - Basic principles of business administration

Syllabus Information

Academic Year:
29808 - Basic principles of business administration
Faculty / School:
110 - Escuela de Ingeniería y Arquitectura
326 - Escuela Universitaria Politécnica de Teruel
440 - Bachelor's Degree in Electronic and Automatic Engineering
444 - Bachelor's Degree in Electronic and Automatic Engineering
440-First semester o Second semester
107-Second semester
444-Second semester
Subject Type:
Basic Education

3.1. Aims of the course

The basic objective of the course for the student is to know the main foundations of the firm’s management and administration. The student will be able to analyse the economic and financial structure of a firm, and to evaluate the implementation of an investment project. To do this, the student will acquire knowledge of financial operations and about sources of financing available for a company. The student will also be able to basically design the organizational structure of a firm, as well as its marketing decisions.


5.1. Methodological overview

The course is 6 ECTS credits duration in one semester, located in the first year of every engineering degree. The course methodologically combines lectures, resolution of problems and the development of a project.


5.2. Learning tasks

Lectures. In-class problem solving. Lab. Project. Personal study and problem solving.

Evaluation activities: exam and oral presentation of the project.


5.3. Syllabus

The short syllabus of the course is: Introduction to economics and business. Entrepreneurship. Business environment. Economic and financial structure of the firm. The management process and decision making. Project valuation. Financing decisions. Cost of capital.  Marketing.


5.4. Course planning and calendar

3 hours of classes per week (15 weeks). They combine lectures and in-class problem solving. Along the semester, the students will have 5 lab classes (10 hours total) and will develop a firm or investment project (oriented by the teacher), with a final oral presentation.