Topic outline

  • General description

    This course aims, in its first part, to provide students with an introduction about business administration, the historical evolution of the administrative thought through a review of the reasons for the emergence of this science, its relationship with the other sciences, and schools of administrative thought that emerged, its chronological order and the correlation with the economic conditions and the business environment. As an application of these theories, some modern administrative methods and approaches have been reviewed (Management by objectives, Japanese management, Agile approach). In its second part, the course focuses on explaining the basic knowledge and skills related to the administrative process that allows the organization to invest in its resources in the best way. This course explains the basic principles of how to implement administrative functions (planning, organizing, directing, controlling), the decision-making process in the Organization, and technical functions (production and operations – purchasing and materials - finance - marketing - human resources - research and development - public relations - management information systems) within the organization.