Firm management and organisation

lbir1360  2023-2024  Louvain-la-Neuve

Firm management and organisation
3.00 credits
30.0 h + 7.5 h

The prerequisite(s) for this Teaching Unit (Unité d’enseignement – UE) for the programmes/courses that offer this Teaching Unit are specified at the end of this sheet.
Main themes
This course studies: - enterprise in the economic environment, - organisation design and framework, - fundamental aspects of enterprise analysis (variable factors, human resources, capital) - fundamental tools of enterprise management: accounting, financial analysis, risk analysis, investments profitability analysis, decision analysis, and marketing - strategic aspects of enterprise management in agricultural and food sector: enterprise/ environment, innovation-patent-intellectual ownership rights, enterprise growth, vertical versus horizontal integration.
Learning outcomes

At the end of this learning unit, the student is able to :

1 This course is an introduction of enterprises functioning and management in agricultural, food and bio-industrial sectors. The objective of this course is the study and application of fundamental concepts and tools of enterprise management. At the end of this course, the student should master fundamental concepts and be able to analyse autonomously typical problems of enterprise management in the agricultural and food sector.
2. Creation, Growth and Management of enterprises
3. Financial Management
4. Innovation and competition
5. Growth and international development
6. Governance and financing of enterprises
7. Digital transformation and Artificial Intelligence
8. Intellectual Property Management
9. Case studies
10. Conclusions
Practical works
Exercises of accounting analysis supervised by the assistant
Team Work
Analysis of an enterprise based on a specific theme. Realized in small team (e.g. 5 students)
Evaluation methods
Evaluation :
  • QCM (multiple choice) examination based on the lectures and the exercises
  • Evaluation of the Team Work of the analysis of a specific enterprise
  • More details on the evaluation process and the formulas will be communicated at the first lecture
  • Slides of the lectures
  • Notes for the exercises
  • Others
  • Professor
  • Assistant
Other information
Language : English
Faculty or entity

Programmes / formations proposant cette unité d'enseignement (UE)

Title of the programme
Learning outcomes
Master [120] in Biochemistry and Molecular and Cell Biology

Bachelor in Bioengineering