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

Carlos Tam Chuem Vai


Weekly - Available soon

Total - Available soon

Teaching language

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


The course will be lectured in English.


"SNC Manual de Contabilidade" 2ª edição - Eusébio Pires da Silva e Ana Catarina Pires da Silva / Rei dos Livros; "Contabilidade e Finanças para a Gestão" -4ª edição -António Borges e Azevedo Rodrigues/ àrea Editora; Elementos de Contabilidade Geral" 26ª edição - António Borges, Azevedo Rodrigues e Rogério Rodrigues / Áreas Editora; "Gestão Empresarial" Nuno Reis, Tânia Marques, Manuel Portugal Ferreira e João Carvalho Santos / Edições Lidel.; "Controlo de Gestão , Samuel Pereira / Escolar Editora

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 (40%):

  • Pitch video (10%)
  • Suitable report (30%)

b) Exam: 50%

c) Participation (10%)

Resit examination period (2nd call)

a) Group project (40%):

  • Pitch video (10%)
  • Suitable report (30%)

b) Exam: 60%



- Penalties (1 point/day) will be applied per day of delay.

- Students will only obtain approval if they score a minimum value of 9,5 on the Exam, regardless of classification attained on a) and b).


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

a) Pitch video & report (40%)

b) Exam (60%)

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.