UE Code : IL3-FENEX-FENEX Academic year : 2016-2017
Information on the course unit
Program / Education :
Bachelor and Master of Science in Engineering / Bachelor and Master of Science in Engineering
Third year of Bachelor of Science in Engineering
Total Hours :
43.50 (Hours of teaching + individual study)
To become familiar with the tools for running a business (agricultural or other).
To know how to use these tools to analyze and put together a project
To understand the unique characteristics of farming
- Planning logic for technical production systems (crops, animal production/husbandry, forage systems) /interactions
- Operations System interdependencies / productive resources / environment
- Unique characteristics: Accounting characteristics (quarterly results, etc.), legal and tax characteristics (rural law/ business law / related accounts),
The students may choose a different type of business.
The main issues remain the same as in the description above
Basic knowledge of Strategy
Technical and Economic Management
Teaching methods :
Business Project. Students, in groups of 5 or 6, choose a business whose organization must be modified for strategic reasons. They have to analyze the socio-economic environment, create a development project, infer the socio-economic consequences, study the feasibility and make an action plan, make a hypothetical forecast and recommendations, most importantly make a scorecard.
Students are provided support and are supervised during the entire process by a mentoring professor who will meet the group 4 times to ensure the project is progressing and to provide them with advice on required methodology and technical aspects. In certain cases the possibility of contacting a technical mentor at ESA will be offered
Oral Examination (Defense)