General information

Subject type: Mandatory

Coordinator: Jesus Ezequiel Martínez Marín

Trimester: Second term

Credits: 6

Teaching staff: 

Maria Teresa Gomez-valades Gonzalez

Teaching languages

  • Spanish
  • Spanish

The use of Spanish allows the participation and mobility of foreign students in the area of ​​Logistics and Maritime Business.

There will be material and bibliography that will be in English, so a minimum knowledge of the language will be required.


Specific skills
  • Demostrar capacitat per comunicar de manera fluida en llengua espanyola, catalana i anglesa de forma oral i escrita en l'entorn de la logística i els negocis marítims


We live in a constant change, where risk and uncertainty complicate the management of our teams, we need innovative profiles, which are able to address a decision-making process that ensures the sustainability of business models

The new leadership style will have to bring together the following positive leader tools:

Positive leaders: • Behavioral decision making • Emotional regulation • Beginners mind

Workforce culture: • High quality connections • Positive communications • Innovation & Re-design

Learning outcomes

The acquisition of the managerial competences that allow the student to manage in a timely and convenient way the team of people with whom he is going to work in his professional trajectory.

Our goal: Improving collaboration, productivity and decision-making in their teams, encouraging the development and inner realization of individuals

Why do we need it? Today it is increasingly recognized that individual development, including factors such as self-knowledge, emotional intelligence, and resilience are critical to success in both life and work.

The resources and tools to deal with today’s volatile, uncertain, complex, and ambiguous world must come from within and from our own ability to collaborate with others.

Working methodology

Theoretical sessions

Master classes: expository sessions in class by part of the docent to which will be able to assist all the Alumnus mantriculados in the asignatura.

Conferences: sessions in which guest speakers will participate to share experiences from the professional world.

presentations: multimedia formats that will serve to the Alumnus of base of information and compilation of the contents treated for his back reading and learning.


Group dynamics

Debates and forums: Topics will be proposed by the teacher, which will be worked in groups to end with a presentation in defense by each working group and a subsequent discussion from which conclusions will be drawn.

Case study: dynamics that consists of the silver plating of case, so that as much individually as group it works to present / display a solution, that again will be debated in class.

Role-playing games: simulation dynamics in which each student will assume a specific role assigned by the teacher, having prior associated information to then be able to develop the specific dynamics.


Individual learning

Exercise resolutions: non-contact activity dedicated to the resolution of practical exercises based on the information provided by the teacher

Critical reading of articles: we will work during the sessions on articles written by researchers and / or professionals for their analysis and debate.

Face-to-face and non-face-to-face tutorials. Students will have telematic resources such as e-mail and the virtual campus platform to contact the teacher whenever they need it to resolve any doubts and help in the learning process.


1.-VUCA world

2.-Emotional intelligence-self-knowledge

3.- Self-regulation

4.- Motivation and teamwork

5.- Management by strengths

6.- Innovation

7.- Communication

8.- Conflict management

9.- Distributive Negotiation

10.- Integrative Negotiation

11.- Culture

12.- Diversity and Inclusion

13.- The HR function

14.- HR planning

15.- Labor relations

16.- Leadership

17.- WELL-BEING and mental health

Learning activities


Aspects that will be worked during the sessions:

• Learn to question the STATUS QUO

• Recover and encourage creative capacity as a prelude to Innovation.

• Prepare current or future managers to manage the VUCA environment

• Be aware that everything is about people

• Internalize concepts such as diversity and inclusion as a source of wealth generation for organizations and the world

• Overview and understanding of new people / team management models.

• Lead the transformation

• Enjoy the path of learning.

• Develop the skills to be able to establish projects in the field of logistics that allow the creation of new companies or the improvement of existing ones, adopting innovative and creative ideas.

Demostrar capacitat per comunicar de manera fluïda en llengua espanyola, catalana i anglesa de forma oral i escrita a l'entorn de la logística i els negocis marítims Mostra coneixements i habilitats per a la coordinació dels departaments de compres, aprovisionament, producció i distribució d' a product in any company, analyzing different types of techniques

Basic and General

Develop skills to search, process and analyze information from various sources to apply them in the issues to be resolved. Make decisions in the professional and personal field, applying the knowledge and techniques acquired throughout the academic activity.

Be autonomous in the aspect of personal planning, the selection of appropriate resources and the maturity to assume responsibilities in decision-making. Teamwork, actively participating in tasks and using the negotiation and planning tools learned

Communicate appropriately, both in writing and orally, ideas, projects, rules and decisions by properly and timely handling the diversity of media available

Evaluation system

It will consist of continuous evaluation:

10%: Participation in the activities proposed throughout the course, you must attend a minimum of 80% to calculate this evaluation criterion.

40%: Work and oral presentations in teams.

50%: final exam.

In order to be able to carry out this weighting system in continuous assessment, it will be an indispensable requirement to have passed the final exam with a minimum grade of 5, in the case of a contract, the student must take the resit exam.

In the recovery period you will only have the option to retake the final exam: Final exam: 50%

Students who have not taken the final exam in the ordinary call will not be able to present for recovery.



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