General information

Subject type: Optional

Coordinator: Núria Masferrer Llabinés

Trimester: Second term

Credits: 6

Teaching staff: 

Maria Armiñana Maristany

Teaching languages

  • Catalan
  • Catalan

L'optativa s'impartirà en català, però hi pot haver documents en castellà i anglès.


Specific skills
  • E14_Identify emerging sectors and business innovation strategies applied in these sectors and compare them with each other.


General competencies
  • G1_Be able to work in a team, actively participating in tasks and negotiating dissenting opinions until reaching consensus positions, thus acquiring the ability to learn together with other team members and create new knowledge

  • G2_Be able to innovate by developing an open attitude to change and be willing to re-evaluate old mental models that limit thinking

  • G3_Integrate the values ​​of social justice, equality between men and women, equal opportunities for all and especially for people with disabilities, so that the studies of Business Administration and Innovation Management contribute to to train citizens for a just, democratic society based on a culture of dialogue and peace


Transversal competences
  • T3_Show entrepreneurial leadership and leadership skills that build personal confidence and reduce fear of risk



The subject is based on providing students with (and putting into practice) knowledge about the Circular Economy, with the participation of various experts and professionals in the sector, to be able to incorporate knowledge about sustainability and the strategies they can apply in the his professional career. During the elective, an applied project will be carried out, with support from a tutor.

First, a theoretical sketch will be made on the circular / sustainable / social economy, and later several activities and presentations will be made where the students themselves can generate the knowledge for future application in their professional itineraries and/or in other activities academics they are taking.

The subject will also allow you to obtain the guidelines to be able to incorporate the circular vision in the TFGs, thus being able to qualify for the Tecnocampus Circular End of Degree Work awards.


Topic 1: Starting context and motivating factors for change
Topic 2. Fundamentals of Circular Economy
Topic 3: Innovation for circularity and Industry 5.0
Topic 4: Circularity of the product through Eco-design
Topic 5: Circularity applied to business models
Topic 6: Business metrics in sustainability
Topic 7: Sectoral analysis of circularity

Evaluation system

Participation in the practical cases presented in the classroom (25%)
In the various topics there will be activities related to a practical case that will help to understand the key concepts. The evaluation will depend on the practical case but to be evaluated, you will have to attend class.

Partial (25%)
On the last day of class, there will be a partial test without notes that will allow the knowledge obtained by the students to be evaluated.

Final work (50%)

  • During the course, the final work will be carried out as a group and will be presented in written format (40%).
  • On the day of the final exam, it will be presented in front of the teaching staff of the subject and the project will have to be defended (10%).



How to build a circular economy | Ellen MacArthur Foundation. (s.f.).