General information

Subject type: Basic

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 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

  • Interpret the economic, financial and accounting status of a company or business unit to take appropriate measures in its management

  • Identify the basic economic concepts, as well as the microeconomic and macroeconomic functioning of the markets


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, you will need to gather the following positive leader tools:

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

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


1.-VUCA world

2.-Emotional intelligence-self-knowledge

3.- Self-regulation

4.- Motivation and teamwork

5.- Management by strengths

6.- Innovation

7.- Communication - feedback

8.- Conflict management

9.- Distributive Negotiation

10.- Integrative Negotiation

11.- Culture

12.- Diversity and Inclusion

13.-The human resources function

14.- Leadership



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.

To be able to carry out this weighting system in continuous assessment, it will be an essential requirement to have passed the final exam with a minimum grade of 5, otherwise the student will have to take the make-up exam and have completed and presented the continuous assessment work.

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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