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Management and Entrepreneurship

Code: GES4001     Acronym: GES4001     Level: 400

Classification Keyword
OFICIAL Management

Instance: 2020/2021 - 1S Ícone do Moodle

Active? Yes
Responsible unit: Department of Computer Science
Course/CS Responsible: Master's Degree in Network and Information Systems Engineering

Cycles of Study/Courses

Acronym No. of Students Study Plan Curricular Years Credits UCN Credits ECTS Contact hours Total Time
M:CC 12 Study plan since 2014/2015 2 - 6 42 162
M:CTN 0 Official Study Plan since 2020_M:CTN 2 - 6 42 162
M:DS 16 Official Study Plan since 2018_M:DS 2 - 6 42 162
MI:ERS 36 Plano Oficial desde ano letivo 2014 5 - 6 42 162

Teaching Staff - Responsibilities

Teacher Responsibility
Catarina Isabel Marques Maia

Teaching - Hours

Theoretical and practical : 3,00
Type Teacher Classes Hour
Theoretical and practical Totals 2 6,00
Catarina Isabel Marques Maia 4,50

Teaching language



The purpose of this course is to provide students with: 

  • A global vision on organization’s management and an comprehensive knowledge on the major strategically issues that enterprises have to deal with; 
  • An understanding of financial and economical analysis needed to evaluate financial and accounting reporting information; 
  • The basic skills on entrepreneurship matters that may allow students to built their own business or financial project. 

Learning outcomes and competences

The topics presented in the theory classes aim at providing the students with the adequate background to develop and implement their own business ideas and plans.

Working method



1. A financial perspective.
1.1 Basic concepts of financial mathematics.
1.2 Basic concepts of financial analysis.
1.2 Capital budgeting and Analysis of Investment Projects

2. A strategy perspective.
Definitions of strategy. The competitive-based view: industry attractiveness, five forces model, competitive positioning, value chain model. Resource-based view. Comparing and integrating frameworks.

3. An innovation perspective.

Technology entrepreneurship. The challenges of technology commercialization. Technology-Product-Market linkages. Determinants of the appropriation of returns from innovation. Business models. Discovery-driven planning

Mandatory literature

Blank, Steve, and Dorf, Bob; The Startup Owner's Manual: The Step-By-Step Guide for Building a Great Company, K&S Ranch, Inc. Publishers, 2012. ISBN: 0984999302

Complementary Bibliography

Osterwalder, Alexander and Pigneur Yves; Business Model Generation: A Handbook for Visionaries, Game Changers, and Challengers, John Wiley & Sons, 2010. ISBN: 8126533676

Teaching methods and learning activities

Theory-practical classes. Three evaulation tests (financial analysis, capital budgeting, and strategy and entrpreneurship) and a major practical assignment with the goal of developing a evidence-based business model for a new venture.

Evaluation Type

Distributed evaluation without final exam

Assessment Components

designation Weight (%)
Teste 60,00
Trabalho escrito 40,00
Total: 100,00

Amount of time allocated to each course unit

designation Time (hours)
Estudo autónomo 80,00
Frequência das aulas 42,00
Trabalho escrito 40,00
Total: 162,00

Eligibility for exams

Individual evaluation components that are not delivered are not marked as 0 (zero).

Calculation formula of final grade

Distributed evaluation. The final classification (CF) of this course results from the sum of score obtained in the tests (CT1, CT2, and CT3) and the practical assignment classification (CTP), obtained through the following expression: CF=0,2×CT1+0,2CT2+0,2CT3+0,4CTP.

Undelivered tests are market with 0 "zero".

Classification improvement

Improvement of final grade can only be made by final exam (100% of obtained score in the final exam).
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