Class Economics, Management and Finance for Engineering

  • Presentation


    As this Curricular Unit (UC) is intended for graduates, preferably in the field of engineering, it is intended that students acquire practical and fundamental skills in Economics, Management and Finance, which should allow them to:

    - Communicate, while graduates in the field of engineering, with economists, managers, accountants and other personnel in the financial area;

    - Acquire a critical, constructive and creative vision in future investment projects in your area;

    - Understand the Portuguese business reality;

    - Interpret fundamental indicators in the financial area;

    - Know the main indicators of macroeconomics

    - Develop skills for autonomous and group work.

  • Code


  • Syllabus


    1. Management:

    1.1. Companies, organizations, the business reality in Portugal, the importance and role of the engineer; 2.2. Organization theories; 2.3. Leadership, motivation and power; 2.4. Dimensions of the business environment, industrial structure, internationalization and sustainability.

    2. Economics:

    2.1. The Economy, the demand curve, the supply curve, market equilibrium, microeconomics versus macroeconomics; 2.2. Economic environment, National Accounting and economic growth; 2.3. Economic policy and public finances.

    3. Finance:

    3.1. Analysis and simulation of the construction of financial statements (balance sheet and income statement); 3.2. Concepts of working capital, investment, financing and cash flow map; 3.3. Economic, financial and liquidity ratios of companies; 3.4. Assessment of investment projects and the value of companies. 3.5. VAL, IRR and Payback.

  • Objectives


    The main objective of this course unit is to provide students of the master’s in industrial engineering and Management with essential knowledge about the economic system and the business world, allowing the creation of a common domain between engineers, on the one hand, and economists and managers (non-engineers) on the other. At the end of this course unit, students should be able to have a deeper understanding of the Portuguese and international economy and the functioning of companies, namely from a financial viewpoint.

  • Teaching methodologies and assessment

    Teaching methodologies and assessment

    Combination of tests and a practical work (with guidance in classes) and also the introduction of a seminar with an external guest. Content related to sustainability (an increasingly relevant topic) is also taught.

  • References


    Almeida, F. (2016). Introdução à Gestão das Organizações. Lisboa: Escolar Editora.

    Mira Amaral, L. (2018). Gestão para Engenheiros. Lisboa: nomics.

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