Public University of Navarre

Academic year: 2024/2025 | Previous academic years:  2023/2024  |  2022/2023  |  2021/2022  |  2020/2021 
International Bachelor's degree in Management and Business Administration
Course code: 174101 Subject title: BUSINESS ECONOMICS
Credits: 6 Type of subject: Basic Year: 1 Period: 1º S
Department: Gestión de Empresas
GOÑI LEGAZ, SALOMÉ (Resp)   [Mentoring ] ANZOLA ROMAN, PAULA   [Mentoring ]

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Module/Subject matter

General Management / Organization and Human Resources



This course aims to be a first approach to the knowledge of the company by addressing a series of basic and fundamental aspects that can be the object of a more in-depth study in higher courses. The general objective is to provide a global and integrated vision of the company in the more general context of the economic and social system in which it operates.

The course is divided into two parts. The first part is entitled "The company: integration of functional areas". In this part, the knowledge of a complex reality such as the company will be approached through the study of the different functional areas, focusing on operational decisions. Teaching methodologies will be proposed to provide an integrated view of the functioning of the company.

The second part of the course, entitled "The company in the XXI century" focuses on the deepening of some current aspects of the company through learning methodologies such as case studies, debates, group work, etc. Emphasis will be placed on concepts such as ownership, management and governance of the company, business evolution, analysis of the specificities of some types of companies and sustainability.


General proficiencies

Not applicable


Specific proficiencies

Not applicable


Learning outcomes

RA01: Identify relevant economic information sources for the company and their content.

RA02: Understand economic institutions as the result and application of theoretical or formal representations of how the economy works.

RA03: Derive relevant information for the company from data that cannot be recognized by non-professionals.

RA04: Understand the nature of the company as an organization with different interdependent functional areas interacting with agents with different interests.

RA18: Evaluate, based on relevant information records, the situation and foreseeable evolution of a company.

RA20: Plan, organize, and control global management projects or those of the different functional areas of the company.

RA21: Apply policies and practices aimed at improving the effectiveness and efficiency of business management.

RA25: Use personal, social, and methodological knowledge, skills, and abilities to issue advisory reports on specific situations of companies and markets.



Methodology - Activity In-class hours Outside-class hours
A-1 Theoretical sessions 46  
A-2 Practical sessions 14  
A-3 Preparing individual/group assignments   40
A-4 Individual/group tutorial sessions   6
A-5 Self-study   40
A-6 Exam   4
Total number of hours 60 90



Learning outcome Assessment activity Weight (%) It allows test resit Minimum required grade
  Evaluation tests 45 Yes (test) Minimum grade to be weighted in the final grade: Average of 3 out of 10
  Work in groups 45 No  
  Active participation 10 Yes (test)  






Topic 1: The company
Topic 2. The commercial system
Topic 3. The economic-financial system
Topic 4: The production system
Topic 5: The company's strategy




Access the bibliography that your professor has requested from the Library.

Douma, S. and Schreuder (2017) Economic Approaches to Organization, 6 edition, Pearson

Gareth R. Jones (2006). Introduction to Business: How Companies Create Value for People,  McGraw-Hill/Irwin. ISBN:0071252991

Montoro Sánchez, M.A.; Díez Vial, I; Martín de Castro, G (2020) Fundamentos de Administración de Empresas, Thomson-Civitas, Madrid

Pérez Gorostegui, E. (2017): Curso de Economía de la Empresa (Introducción). Editorial Universitaria Ramón Areces, Madrid.

Pérez Gorostegui, E. (2009): Casos prácticos de introducción a la economía de la empresa. Editorial Universitaria Ramón Areces, Madrid.





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