Business Management


The course is based on the premise that knowledge about business management is essential for creating successful, competitive organizations, adding business value, effectively and efficiently, with and through people. The main purpose is to provide students with an in-depth understanding of the theoretical as well as practical aspects of management. Students will learn how important it is to learn business management and gain knowledge about planning, organizing, leading, and controlling business activities that are required to manage and run a business efficiently.

General characterization





Responsible teacher

José Carlos Ferreira Caiado


Weekly - Available soon

Total - Available soon

Teaching language

Portuguese. If there are Erasmus students, classes will be taught in English


Not aplicable


Robbins, S., Decenzo, D, Coulter, M.: Fundamentals of Management: Essential concepts and Applications, 10th edition, Pearson, 2017

Teaching method

This course will be led by theoretical and practical sessions, associated with group developed project.

Evaluation method

Regular examination period (1st Call)

a) Group project: Pitch video (10%) + Suitable report (40%) - (however, min. 8 value)

b) Exam: 50% - (however, min. 8 value)


Resit examination period (2nd call)

a) Group project: Pitch video (10%) + Suitable report (40%) - (however, min. 8 value)

b) Exam: 50% - (however, min. 8 value)


Special examination period (only for students who can apply for this evaluation period, previously accepted by the Academic services)

a) Pitch video & report (50%)  - (however, min. 8 value)

b) Exam (50%)  - (however, min. 8 value)

Subject matter

LU1. Characteristics and components of Business Management.

LU2. Foundations of planning and decision making.

LU3. Organizing the structure and managing human resources.

LU4. Leading, managing work teams, motivating and rewarding employees, managing the communication and information.

LU5. Foundations of control management.