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On 3 April 2020 and in agreement with the President of the Government of Catalonia, the Catalan Minister of Business and Knowledge and the rectors of the other Catalan universities, the Rector of the Universitat de Barcelona decided to suspend all second-semester face-to-face teaching activities until the end of the academic year. For this reason, our university's teaching staff may need to make certain changes to the course plans of the subjects they teach, so that they can teach subjects online. When and where such changes are made, they will be explained in a new appendix attached to the end of the original course plan.



General information

 

Course unit name: Final Project

Course unit code: 573240

Academic year: 2019-2020

Coordinator: Merce Bernardo Vilamitjana

Department: Faculty of Economics and Business

Credits: 10

Single program: S

 

 

Estimated learning time

Total number of hours 250

 

Supervised project

20

Independent learning

230

 

 

Competences to be gained during study

 

General competences

CG1. Creative and entrepreneurial skills (capacity to conceive, design and manage projects, and to research and integrate new knowledge and approaches).

CG2. Capacity to propose a business project based on an original idea and to assess its feasibility.


Basic competences

CB6. Knowledge forming the basis of original thinking in the development or application of ideas, typically in a research context.

CB7. Capacity to apply the acquired knowledge to problem-solving in new or relatively unknown environments within broader (or multidisciplinary) contexts related to the field of study.

CB8. Capacity to integrate knowledge and tackle the complexity of formulating judgments based on incomplete or limited information, taking due consideration of the social and ethical responsibilities involved in applying knowledge and making judgments.

CB9. Capacity to communicate conclusions, judgments and the grounds on which they have been reached to specialist and non-specialist audiences in a clear and unambiguous manner.

CB10. Skills to enable lifelong self-directed and independent learning.


Specific competences

CE1. Capacity to apply the main concepts and management tools to resolve advanced problems and business situations related to the strategic, financial, commercial, operational and logistics management of international companies.

CE2. Capacity to adopt a strategic, integrated approach to business problems and ability to address them effectively at an international level.

CE3. Capacity to analyse and interpret the economic and financial information generated by an international company in order to make well-considered decisions.

CE4. Capacity to plan and direct the financial and accounting organization of an international company or global group of companies, to ensure solvency and profitability.

CE5. Understanding of and capacity to apply marketing tools to solve problems and generate opportunities and to use theoretical expertise and the appropriate research tools to solve problems encountered in the fields of market research and international marketing.

CE6. Understanding of the heuristics, methodologies and techniques required for decision-making in the field of international business operations.

CE7. Capacity to direct the international logistics of a company or group of companies with a view to achieving optimal supply chain management.

CE8. Capacity to manage people and teams in international organizations, in order to increase motivation and establish a multicultural working environment.

CE9. Capacity to examine the options, potential and opportunities presented by different regions in the global economy and to identify the specific features of the various markets and societies involved, with a view to improving effectiveness and complying with demands on professional responsibility.

CE10. Capacity to acquire an advanced level of competence in the writing of scientific documents, specialized reports and research papers in which value judgements are formulated, complying with standard criteria for publication or for presentation to potential stakeholders or other interested parties at the global level.

 

 

 

 

Learning objectives

 

Referring to knowledge

The objectives of the Master’s degree Final Project (FP) refer to both content and format:

— Assessment of format: presentation (capacity to present a structured text: background, references, clear and brief oral presentation).
— Assessment of content: the FP has to demonstrate the acquisition of the objectives for the Master’s degree. This FP is a summary of the competences for the Master’s degree. Students can choose between different types of projects: research projects, reports, business plans, and projects on intervention or innovation in the professional field. Students are expected to reach their own conclusions and show the capacity for critical ability and personal thinking.
— Students have to integrate and apply the competences acquired during the Master’s degree in a professional, creative and innovative way, introducing those specific, such as autonomy, initiative, practical application, etc.

 

 

Teaching blocks

 

 

 

Teaching methods and general organization

 

The Final Project is carried out under the supervision of a tutor. It consists of a written work and information research.

The FP is completed autonomously, although a tutor must accept supervising and monitoring the project. Students meet their tutor frequently. Students hand in follow-up work to the tutor.

The Academic Committee of the programme establishes, at the beginning of the course, the main characteristics and deadlines of the FP.

 

 

Official assessment of learning outcomes

 

The Academic Committee of the programme establishes, at the beginning of the course, the main characteristics, deadlines and assessment criteria of the FP. Guidelines are also published at the beginning of the course.

 

Examination-based assessment

The Academic Committee of the programme establishes, at the beginning of the course, the main characteristics, deadlines and assessment criteria of the FP. Guidelines are also published at the beginning of the course.

 

 

 

 

ADAPTATION OF THE COURSE PLAN TO ONLINE TEACHING MODE FOR THE REMAINDER OF THE ACADEMIC YEAR 2019-2020, IN RESPONSE TO THE COVID-19 CRISIS

 

In response to the suspension of second-semester face-to-face activities for the academic year 2019-2020 due to the COVID-19 health crisis, and given the need to adapt the methodology and assessment methods to the new scenario, this addendum modifies the following sections of the original course plan.
 

Methodology and alternative learning activities:


No changes as this subject consists exclusively of self-directed learning overseen by tutors.


 

Assessment of learning outcomes:

CONTINOUS ASSESSMENT

Assessment is basically unchanged, with the exception that students will be given the option to defend their Final Project before the examination panel online.

 

SINGLE ASSESSMENT

Assessment is basically unchanged, with the exception that students will be given the option to defend their Final Project before the examination panel online.