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General information

 

Course unit name: Business Practices

Course unit code: 573239

Academic year: 2021-2022

Coordinator: Paloma Miravitlles Matamoros

Department: Faculty of Economics and Business

Credits: 5

Single program: S

 

 

Estimated learning time

Total number of hours 125

 

Supervised project

25

Independent learning

100

 

 

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

At the end of the placements, students will be able to:

— Acquire specialist knowledge of labour practice.
— Learn how to integrate new workers in existing working teams in companies of any sector or create one’s own business.
— Apply the theoretical knowledge acquired in the master’s degree to the business environment.
— Make decisions in real contexts and uncertain environments individually.
— Learn to work in teams, as well as to communicate, discuss, negotiate and interact with other people. Make decisions in situations with different levels of information, promoting behaviours focused on developing the professional activity, critical abilities, and creative and proactive abilities.
— Be aware of a more holistic vision of business, integrating and relating other subjects of the master’s degree with professional activities.

 

 

Teaching blocks

 

 

 

Teaching methods and general organization

 

Content is based on external placements in a company. They provide students with the framework to develop and apply the specialisation, knowledge and abilities acquired in the master’s degree in the real context of a business.

During placements, students apply different methodologies such as problem-solving, projects and practical work.

 

 

Official assessment of learning outcomes

 

The assessment of the subject follows the instructions established by the Academic Council. The final grade is composed of the following evidence:

Assessment by the tutor at the placement centre: 40% of the final grade (questionnaires)

Assessment by the academic tutor, based on the monitoring process: 20% of the final grade (questionnaires and personal interviews)

• Assessment by the academic tutor based on the student’s final report: 40% of the final grade (interviews and final report)

The assessment process is carried out through: https://www.ub.edu/CarreresProfessionalsFEE/apps/avaluacio/index.php 

Further instructions and characteristics are detailed at the beginning of the course.

 

Examination-based assessment

The assessment of the subject follows the instructions established by the Academic Council. The final grade is composed of the following evidence:

Assessment by the tutor at the placement centre: 40% of the final grade (questionnaires)

Assessment by the academic tutor, based on the monitoring process: 20% of the final grade (questionnaires and personal interviews)

• Assessment by the academic tutor based on the student’s final report: 40% of the final grade (interviews and final report)

The assessment process is carried out through: https://www.ub.edu/CarreresProfessionalsFEE/apps/avaluacio/index.php 

Further instructions and characteristics are detailed at the beginning of the course.