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Basic Management Principles

Code: CINF011     Acronym: FG

Classification Keyword
CORDIS Social sciences

Instance: 2017/2018 - 2S Ícone do Moodle

Active? Yes
Responsible unit: Department of Industrial Engineering and Management
Course/CS Responsible: Bachelor of Arts in Information Science

Cycles of Study/Courses

Acronym No. of Students Study Plan Curricular Years Credits UCN Credits ECTS Contact hours Total Time
CINF 55 Study Plan 1 - 6 56 162

Teaching - Hours

Lectures: 2,00
Practical: 2,00
Type Teacher Classes Hour
Lectures Totals 1 2,00
Alcibiades Paulo Soares Guedes 2,00
Practical Totals 2 4,00
Alcibiades Paulo Soares Guedes 4,00
Mais informaçõesLast updated on 2018-02-08.

Fields changed: Objectives, Métodos de ensino e atividades de aprendizagem, Fórmula de cálculo da classificação final, Componentes de Avaliação e Ocupação, Obtenção de frequência, Programa, Provas e trabalhos especiais

Teaching language



This course aims at introducing students to the fundamental management concepts, providing an integrated perspective of the different functional management areas. The course will combine a theoretical basis with an applied component, through the use of case studies and a group work project in an organization.

Learning outcomes and competences

After completing this course, students should:
1. Understand the different functional areas of management and how they are interconnected.
2. Be able to apply management concepts, methods and tools.
3. Be able to apply management methods and tools to analyze company’s management and identify improvements.
4. Be able to apply the management concepts methods and tools to case discussion.
5. Be able to work in teams.

Working method



1.1. Management and the role of the Manager
1.2.The evolution of management
1.3.The evolution to a service economy
1.4. Companies types and classification
1.5. Market notions and ‘marketing’
1.6. The management process: Planning, Organization, Leadership and Control
1.7. Strategic management and management functions

2.1. Marketing Management
2.2. Human resources management
2.2.1 Motivation
2.2.2 Leadership
2.3. Operations management
2.4. Quality Managment
2.5. Financial management

Mandatory literature

Carlos A. Marques Pinto... [et al.]; Fundamentos de gestão. ISBN: 972-23-3654-1
Sebastião Teixeira; Gestão das organizações. ISBN: 84-481-4617-4
Philip Kotler, Gary Armstrong, Lloyd Harris, Nigel F. Piercy; Principles of Marketing European Edition, Pearson, 2012

Complementary Bibliography

Luis R. Gomez-Mejia, David B. Balkin; Management. ISBN: 978-0-13-260433-8
Philip Kotler, Kevin Lane Keller; Marketing management. ISBN: 978-0-273--75..6-0

Teaching methods and learning activities

The teaching of this course is supported by the following components of complementary activities:

1. Lectures will focus on the fundamental management concepts and tools, which provide the basis for the case study discussion and the applied work.

2. Case Study Analysis and Discussion
The practical classes will focus on real case study analysis and discussion with an emphasis on the application of the management concepts and tools.

3. Group Assignment
This group project consists in an analysis of a company's functional management areas and identifying potential improvements


Social sciences > Economics > Marketing
Social sciences > Economics > Management studies

Evaluation Type

Distributed evaluation with final exam

Assessment Components

Designation Weight (%)
Exame 60,00
Trabalho escrito 40,00
Total: 100,00

Amount of time allocated to each course unit

Designation Time (hours)
Estudo autónomo 64,00
Frequência das aulas 56,00
Trabalho de investigação 42,00
Total: 162,00

Eligibility for exams

The frequency grade will weight 40% of final grade, and will envolve:
- Students are required to complete a group assignment, which consists in an analysis of a company's functional management areas and identifying potential improvements. This group assignment will involve an oral presentation and final report;
- Attendance of 75% of classes, where case studies are discussed, is mandatory.

The final frequency grade of each group member may vary between -2 and +2 points (ou of 20), depending of the intra-group evaluatian.

Minimum classificationy of 7,5 (out of 20).

Calculation formula of final grade

final grade= 0.4*(assignment presentation and report) + 0.6*(exam grade).

The final frequency grade of each group member may vary between -2 and +2 points (ou of 20), depending of the intra-group evaluatian.

Usage of class or other materials in the exam is not allowed.

Minimum classification of 7,5 marks (out of 20) in each of the evaluation components is required to pass.

Examinations or Special Assignments

In special terms the final classification will be obtained through the following procedures:
1. Carry out an individual assignment defined by the professor;
2. Attend an oral exam about the theme of the assignment or other themes which the professor deem necessary.
4. Do a written exam.

final grade= 0.40*( assignment presentation and report) + 0.6*(exam grade)

Minimum classification of 7.5 marks in each of the evaluation components is required to pass.

Special assessment (TE, DA, ...)

Working/special regime students who cannot attend all classes can fulfil the distributed component of the evaluation through the following procedures:
1. Individual assignment defined by Professor
2. Presentation of individual assignment on predefined dates.
3. The presence in the 2 classes of presentation and discussion of the assignment is required.
4. Working students should contact the course professor to define the work assignment in the beginning of the semester.

Classification improvement

The classification improvement of the exam follows FEUP'S regulations.

The classification improvement of the group assignment can be done by means of an addictional individual assignment along with an oral defense.

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