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Pages: 6573-6583
Publication year: 2009
ISBN: 978-84-613-2953-3
ISSN: 2340-1095

Conference name: 2nd International Conference of Education, Research and Innovation
Dates: 16-18 November, 2009
Location: Madrid, Spain

A CASE OF PLANNING AND A PRACTICUM MODEL: BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION STUDIES IN UCAM, MURCIA

This communication explains the planning and a Practicum model developed by the management team of the Degree in Business Administration from the Catholic University in San Antonio Murcia. This model applies to students attending the third year of a bachelor's degree with a value of ten credits. The Practicum is also intended for students with the new degree European plan in the fourth year with a total of 7'5 ECTS credits, that it is equivalent to a total of 187'5 hours. As a prerequisite, it is recommended that the student has passed all subjects and compulsory basic training in grade. Practices are conducted in a company, entity or agency with which the UCAM has an agreement for Educational Cooperation. Students apply in the secretary of the degree their preferences as the preferred sector, in which period for its implementation and the location of choice. Students must attach an updated curriculum with their ratings and the average achieved. The Dean merits a resolution taking into account the preferences of students and issues that states the company awarded to the student. The university management practices office, SOIL (Service of tuition and job placement), is responsible for managing the practice.

The Practicum is designed to allow the student to acquire a range of skills, specific skills of the degree, MECES skills and specific competencies established by the university.

As a subject seeks that the student learn various competences including the implementation of organizational and planning skills, development of basic knowledge of the profession, the oral and written communication skills, basic office skills, search and management information from various sources, problem solving, decision making, and self-critical capacity, the capacity for teamwork, appreciation of diversity and multiculturalism to prepare you for team work in an international context if necessary, the ethical commitment, the ability to apply knowledge to practice, the ability to adapt to new situations, creativity, ability to self-employment, concern for quality, achievement motivation, knowledge of business and business functions, the economic and business environment, information technology, legal aspects of the company, capabilities and management of human resources, accounting and financial techniques and marketing knowledge.

The training activities consist of four activities. First, fifteen hours of lectures given by professionals in the business where students have to take notes and write a summary report from them. At least the students write about main ideas of seven lectures. Second, they get a practical lesson to facilitate their integration into the company. Third, they receive mentoring help which assesses their progress in the practices and resolve any incidents which may arise. Fourth, they complete a total of 140 hours of practice in the company. Fifth, students should prepare a final report on practices.

The evaluation system for the acquisition of skills is done by the BAS (Business Administration Studies) internal tutors based on the report submitted by the students, written and oral reports from the mentors, internal and external student, and abstracts of the lectures.

The percentage of the final grade is:

1 Report of the internal mentor of BAS: 30%
2. Report of the external supervisor of the company: 30%
3. Memory practices: 30%
4. Abstracts of lectures: 10%
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title = {A CASE OF PLANNING AND A PRACTICUM MODEL: BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION STUDIES IN UCAM, MURCIA},
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G. Wandosell Fernández de Bobadilla, C. Parra Meroño, B. Peña Acuña (2009) A CASE OF PLANNING AND A PRACTICUM MODEL: BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION STUDIES IN UCAM, MURCIA, ICERI2009 Proceedings, pp. 6573-6583.
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