The company as a system. Types of companies. Relationship between the company and its economic environment. Functional areas: production, investment, financing, and marketing.
"Fundamentals of Business Organization" is a basic course of 6 credits, equivalents to 150 hours of work by the student, is given during the first part of the course of the Degree in Labor Relations and Human Resources of the UMH. Its main objective is familiarize the future graduates with some basic knowledge of the concept, structure and functioning of business organizations, within which - self-employed or employed - or for which, they will develop their professional future.
The program deals with basic aspects about the company reality, as well as about its entrepreneurs, to concentrate afterwards in the management and business administration work, as well as the environment in which that work is developed.
Besides, the different company subsystems are introduced, as well as the decisions made in them from a functional perspective, presenting the production functions, marketing and business financing.
Methodology and grading
- Case studies: Learning through the analysis of actual or simulated cases in order to interpret and resolve them by employing various alternative solution procedures.
- Cooperative learning: Develop active learning through cooperative working strategies among students and promote shared responsibility to reach group goals.
- Learning agreement: Develop active learning through an agreement between the teacher and the student containing commitments for what will be learned, how monitoring will take place for that learning, the set period of time, and the evaluation criteria.
- Lecture: Pass on knowledge and activate cognitive processes in students, encouraging their participation.
- Problem-based learning: Develop active learning strategies through problem solving that promote thinking, experimentation, and decision making in the student.
- Solving exercises and problems: Exercise, test, and apply previous knowledge through routine repetition.
The evaluation of the course will include the following components: Final assessment : - Making a final exam of the course , consisting of a type test on theory and practice on the course content taught during issues. The test exam will mean 85% of the final grade , whether the practices raised during the course (15 % ) , or 100 % if the student does not receive any ongoing evaluation are made. Continuous assessment : practical evaluation that will take place throughout the course, with the level achieved in the different activities scheduled for the same will be measured. case studies and exercises developed during classes, with which students can obtain up to 1.5 points of the final grade (equivalent to the practical part).