Management

Diário da República, 2nd Series - No. 14 - January 19, 2023, Announcement No. 7/2023

ENTRANCE TESTS

One of the following tests:

  • 04-Economy
  • 17-Mathematics Applied to Social Sciences
  • 18-Portuguese

The Degree in Management at UAL, adapted to the Bologna Process, is characterized by the implementation of innovative methodologies, eminently practical and oriented towards best practices in the area of business sciences. In this way, in an environment of great proximity between students, professors and the department, the teaching of management is based on high quality professors, both from an academic point of view and from a business/organizational experience. The active methodologies correspond to the most recent teaching trends in the area, with frequent involvement of students in extracurricular projects.

At the same time, efforts are constantly made to adapt the course and its methodologies and syllabus to the demands of the labor market, with bodies specifically for this purpose, composed of specialists and managers from large national companies.

In this context, the Management course intends to assert itself in the national panorama as a project based on the quality and currentness of the subjects and methodology used.

Areas covered by the degree in Management:

  • Finance;
  • Strategy;
  • Marketing;
  • Accounting and taxation;
  • Human Resources;
  • Statistic;
  • Economy;
  • Organization of companies.

 

    SYLLABUS

    Economy I
    6 ECTS

    - Arlindo Donário - Ricardo Borges Santos

    The objective of the discipline of Economics I is to present a rigorous treatment of the fundamental concepts of Economics as a basis for the development of Microeconomics, where theories of supply and demand, elasticities, consumer and producer theories, competition markets will be developed. perfect and imperfect, with graphical treatment as well as using the appropriate mathematical calculation, as analytical skills are required for problem solving.
    The course will also introduce critical views of neoclassical microeconomics.

    - Anja Bothe

    The main objective of the Course Unit is to provide economists and managers with the essential tools to professionally interact with jurists in the exercise of their functions, namely:
    • Being able to perceive/intuit that there is a legal issue in a certain matter or that the intervention of a jurist can be useful;
    • Understand the area of law in question;
    • Understand the lawyer's response/different solutions that are presented in the resolution of the question (see the specific vocabulary (legal jargon difficult to grasp/handle by non-jurists);
    • Familiarize students with a certain vocabulary/certain approach to problems.

    Mathematics I
    6 ECTS

    - Bruno Maia

    • Review and consolidate the prerequisites for differential calculus;
    • Consolidate the Differential Calculus with one variable;
    • Extend Differential Calculus to multi-variable functions;
    • Introduction to Integral Calculus and the Fundamental Theorem of Calculus;
    • Whenever possible, relate each topic to its application to Economics;
    • Use technologies: scientific or graphing calculator, spreadsheet, Geogebra.

    - Jorge Vareda Gomes

    Provide an introduction to the main theoretical foundations of Management, accompanied by the respective practical exemplification and skills training. The perspective adopted here is that of the multidisciplinary vision of the organization in the value creation process, allowing an awareness of the specificities of each function (vertical level) and a transversal view of the various functions of an organization (horizontal level). The general learning objectives are:

    • Know the main management terminology;
    • Acquire basic management skills: planning, organizing, leading and controlling;
    • Identify and understand organizational models;
    • Understand the role of different organizational structures and their surroundings;
      Master control and performance indicators.

    - Sérgio Pontes - Daniela Monteiro - Luis Alves Rita

    General:

    • Understand the basic concepts of accounting, acquiring skills that allow knowing how to read and interpret financial statements.

    Specifics:

    • To assimilate the economic and social importance of financial accounting, relating it to the professional activities possibly carried out by a future graduate in Management and Economics;
    • Know the institutional framework of accounting, identifying the national and international bodies that regulate it;
    • Identify the financial statements and the main characteristics of each one. Understand the process of preparing them;
    • Know the conceptual framework of financial reporting and, consequently, the objectives of financial statements, their users, the assumptions that govern their preparation, as well as the existing recognition and measurement criteria;
    • Knowing how to account for the operations inherent to the main business cycles, namely: financing; investment; purchases, suppliers and payments; folks; sales, customers and receipts.

    Economy II
    6 ECTS

    - Arlindo Donário - Ricardo Borges Santos

    The subject of Economics II aims to provide students with an in-depth knowledge, namely, analyzing the concepts of national accounting and index numbers, the various macroeconomic theories, especially referring to the conjuncture, as well as analyzing the money market, in a critical way.
    Models will be used, namely the IS/LM, in order to allow the assessment of the effects of the various policies.

    - Joaquín Quirós

    • Carry out the calculation of interest in any capitalization regime;
    • Calculate the face value of bills and promissory notes in credit sales;
    • Determining the charges for discounting and reforming bills;
    • Carry out capital equivalence;
    • Determining the various types of financial income;
    • Develop loan amortization tables;
    • Analyze the execution/non-execution of an investment project.

    - Julius Storm

    • Enable students with knowledge about fundamental aspects of Economic Law;
    • In particular, provide students with knowledge about the Portuguese Economic Constitution, the European Economic Constitution and about some key areas of Economic Law such as the public business sector and the protection of competition between companies.

    - Luis Alves Rita

    General:

    • Deepen the basic concepts of accounting and financial reporting, improving skills that allow knowing how to read and interpret financial statements.

    Specifics:

    • Identify the financial statements and the main characteristics of each one. Understand the process of preparing them;
    • Know the conceptual framework of financial reporting and, consequently, the objectives of financial statements, their users, the assumptions that govern their preparation, as well as the existing recognition and measurement criteria;
    • Know how to recognize and account for the operations inherent to the main business cycles, namely: financing; investment; purchases, suppliers and payments; folks; sales, customers and receipts.

    - Bruno Maia

    Following the previous UC, it is intended to:

    1. Generalize the study of real variable functions to functions with more than one variable, developing methods of representation and visualization in three-dimensional space;
    2. Extend the theory of differential calculus in R to functions with more than one variable, with a view to optimizing these functions;
    3. Develop integration techniques in dimensions greater than 1, with special emphasis on the calculation of volumes, areas and the theorems of Stokes and Gauss, fundamental to the study of electromagnetism;
    4. Start studying Linear Algebra through matrices and the classic algorithm for solving systems of linear equations;
    Develop the abstract study of spaces and linear transformations, and study the application of Linear Algebra to solving systems of linear differential equations.

    - Luis Alves Rita - José Brito Almas

    • Obtain basic knowledge to interpret the company's economic reality;
    • Develop capacity to value the company's industrial production;
    • Develop business decision-making capacity;
    • Understand the criteria and normative methods of management accounting;
    • Deeply understand the company's cost structure;
    • Being able to formulate CVR analyzes for business decision making.

    - José Brás Santos - Denise Santos

    General:
    • Acquire the necessary skills to critically analyze and understand the behavior of people in the organizations in which they develop their professional activity, highlighting their role in building this reality.

    Specifics:
    • Distinguish different attitudes of employees in an organizational context;
    • Design effective organizations, promoting favorable attitudes of their members;
    • Define the relationship of people with the organizations in which they work as relationships of social exchange;
    • Select different attributes and behaviors of leaders according to the characteristics of the context;
    • Discover different characteristics of the organization and of the people that condition the functioning of work teams and, consequently, their performance;
    • Demonstrate the results of adopting teams in an organizational context;
    • Analyze organizational behavior in Portuguese companies.

    Statistics I
    6 ECTS

    - Rui Neves - Luciana Barbosa

    • Use and interpret data;
    • Understand the concept of sampling;
    • Learn to apply descriptive statistics techniques on engineering, economics and management problems and interpret results;
    • Relate theoretical and practical concepts;
    • Carry out a critical analysis of the results.

    Marketing
    6 ECTS

    - Georg Dutschke - Maria Helena Proença

    • On the one hand, to know the basic concepts and fundamentals of Marketing and on the other hand, it is intended that students are deeply familiarized with the strategic development of Marketing Actions;
    • Students should develop a strategic marketing plan in collaboration with renowned companies, so that the practical component is actually carried out on the ground and in the real reality of companies;
    • Acquire a theoretical body of reference necessary for the study of other specific disciplines in the area of communication.

    - Gonçalo Simões João

    • Promotion of student work in order to obtain, deepen and integrate basic knowledge about the role of informatics and Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) in organizations;
    • Development of skills to interpret the value of Organizational Information Systems (OIS) in order to contribute decisively to the formulation, implementation and strategic control;
    • Enable future managers to develop skills in the use of methods and techniques that ensure the validity, coherence and rationalization of technological and human resources with regard to the computerization of SIO.

    Statistics II
    6 ECTS

    - Antonio Garção Cabeças - Rui Neves

    • Consolidate and generalize the knowledge acquired in Statistics I;
    • Working with variables and multidimensional models;
    • Interpret results and apply your knowledge to practical cases in your area of work.

    - Ana Quaresma - José Brito Almas

    • Understand the elaboration of management accounting in a theoretical costing system;
    • Prepare a company's annual budget using the homogeneous sections method;
    • Understand the fundamental aspects of evaluating the financial performance of companies.

    - José Brás Santos - Denise Santos

    Develop the necessary skills for the interpretation and implementation of human resources management at an organizational level;
    • Clarify the fundamental concepts of human resources management and its role in the global management of the organization;
    • Highlight the major technical areas of intervention of a human resources manager;
    • Outline human capital management and strategic human resources management policies;
    • Develop the main themes within the scope of human resources management applied to organizations in Portugal.

    - Jorge Vareda Gomes

    • Understand the current situation of logistics and operations, from the origin to the emergence of operational research, the information technology revolution and the total quality model;
    • Define the decisions that operations managers make, as well as identify trends and challenges;
    • Describe operations in terms of inputs (inputs), processes, outputs (outputs), information flows, suppliers and customers;
    • Define and identify the elements of a process;
    • Valuing the advantages of a management system focused on processes.

    - Antonio Duarte Santos - Inacia Pacheco Pereira

    • Contribute to the knowledge of Law related to the life of commerce in general and of companies in particular, providing the necessary instruments for an easy understanding of business legal phenomena;
    • Provide solid knowledge on the concepts of entrepreneur and company, mastering the main types of company from an organic and functional point of view;
    • Understanding the relevance of other legal realities, intellectual property, competition law, etc., with relevance to commercial activity.

    Taxation
    6 ECTS

    • Support and review of theoretical knowledge about GDP;
    • Practical applications of the use and importance of economic growth;
    • Inequality in the world, income redistribution and equity;
    • Application of GDP (growth models and exercises);
    • Knowledge of Portuguese and world economic cycles since the second decade of the 20th century and business cycles;
    • Understanding the evolution of the Portuguese and world economy;
    • Portugal and the European Union: Ideas, Facts and Challenges;
    • Case Studies of economies from different continents and regions;
    • Apprehension of the sectoral analysis of the Portuguese economy and its trajectory;
    • Future Challenges: Demography, Labor Market, Inequalities, Health, Income Distribution and Technological Evolution in a (new) growing phase of globalization;
    • Organization of Conferences with external and internal guests on multiple economic and human topics.

    Finance I
    6 ECTS

    - João Adelino Ribeiro - Inês Cabral

    • Allow students to understand the role of the financial system and markets in the economy, as well as its structure and main functions, the way it is organized and how it works; it is intended, in particular, that students get to know the process of issuing and trading securities in the markets;
    • Provide the main concepts, models, techniques and other analytical tools that guide the valuation of financial assets and the decision-making process for the allocation of investors' resources, addressing, in particular, the fundamentals of the theory and structure of interest rates, the capital market theory, the risk-return binomial and the main financial asset valuation models.

    - Pedro Pires Lima

    The objectives of this curricular unit are focused on the acquisition and development of concepts and models that aim to transmit to students a set of data processing techniques that support them to formalize problems, determine problem solutions and make recommendations based on the solutions obtained and on the sensitivity analysis, which support the decision-making process, the efficient management of resources, the maximization of income and/or the minimization of costs.

    With the frequency of this curricular unit, it is intended to create and develop skills that allow:

    • Identify contexts in which Operations Research can be used to obtain an optimized solution;
    • The formulation, resolution and implementation of operational research models and techniques, project management, forecasting and decision models in the analysis of real problems, inherent to different areas of professional activity;
    • Critical analysis in the decision-making process;
    • The interpretation and critical analysis of the results obtained.

    Option I
    6 ECTS

    Communication and Business Models;

    Fiscal right;

    European Union Law I;

    Project management;

    International Organizations;

    European Affairs.

    - Joaquín Quirós - Carlos Freire

    • Develop skills to think strategically;
    • Develop skills to carry out strategic analysis in different sectors;
    • Develop capacities to collect, select and interpret the information needed for strategic analysis;
    • Develop capacities associated with the formulation and execution of the strategy;
    • Integrate knowledge acquired in other curricular units;
    • Develop analysis and decision-making skills;
    • Make students aware of the importance of ethical principles in management;
    • Ability to understand and analyze case studies in broader contexts and the resolution of complex or research problems;
    • Ability to carry out an apprenticeship that allows them to continue their study autonomously within the scope of business analysis.

    • Create and disseminate good practices in terms of fostering the entrepreneurial spirit (including corporate entrepreneurship), which help to build or consolidate more sustainable and effective companies and other organizations;
    • Know the concepts of entrepreneur, entrepreneurial spirit and related concepts;
    • Know how to analyze markets and opportunities;
    • Develop a taste for entrepreneurship;
    • Improve students' skills with regard to the process of detecting and analyzing business opportunities;
    • Know the criteria used by investors to evaluate investment proposals in new businesses;
    • Know the advantages associated with the protection of industrial property;
    • Improve understanding of the role of human and operational resources in the early stages of business implementation;
    • Develop a Business Plan.

    Finance II
    6 ECTS

    - João Adelino Ribeiro

    • Promote understanding of the main conceptual foundations and strategic and structural issues associated with decision-making in the context of corporate finance, as well as the respective implications in terms of value creation;
    • Address the role of financial information, both internally for making financial decisions, and externally for the preparation of decisions on the allocation of investors' resources;
    • To promote knowledge of the importance of financial diagnosis as a tool for interpreting the information contained in the financial statements;
    • Raise awareness of the importance of medium and long-term financial planning, with a special focus on models, techniques and analytical tools that allow projecting the company's activity, modeling its objectives, options and investment and financing strategies;
    • In the field of investment decisions, promote the understanding of issues associated with the estimation of relevant financial flows, the discount rate, and the main models for evaluating investment decisions in real assets.

    Option II
    6 ECTS

    Public Opinion and Market Studies;

    Organizational communication;

    Labor Law;

    Commercial societies law;

    Management control;

    Business and Organizational History.

    Audit
    6 ECTS

    - Sérgio Pontes - Rui Gonçalves - Daniela Monteiro

    General:

    • Provide students with the basic knowledge that allows, on the one hand, to understand the audit reports and, on the other hand, to start a professional activity within the scope of financial auditing and, consequently, prepare them for the beginning of the admission process to the order that governs the profession.

    Specifics:

    • Know and understand the different types of report issued by the auditor;
    • Implement the Financial Audit framework as a control mechanism within the scope of corporate governance;
    • Clarify the purpose of the review/audit work and the role of the reviewer/auditor in the business context;
    • Provide the legal framework for the financial audit activity;
    • Provide the technical framework for the financial audit activity;
    • Demonstrate the various stages that involve the technical execution of the financial audit work, until the issuance of the opinion.

    - Maria Helena Proença

    • Understand the main marketing decisions that managers have to make in today's global market;
    • Transmit to students the essential concepts and processes to deliver value to the customers of the organization where they work;
    • Understand that the organization as a whole is involved in the process of understanding the behavior of customers, competitors and other agents in the external context;
    • Know how to formulate and implement an organization's marketing strategy;
    • Know how to establish the link between the company's strategy and the marketing strategy;
    • Know how to identify alternative strategic scenarios, adapt the marketing strategy to each scenario and generate the marketing plan;
    • Know how to develop a marketing strategy control model.

    Arlindo Donário

    Inacia Pacheco Pereira

    José Brito Almas