Postgraduate courses

Integrated Management of Real Estate and Construction Companies

The Real Estate and construction sectors in all countries provide an outstanding contribution to GDP, both acting as real engines of growth and job creation, in addition to meeting one of the main basic needs of the population: access to housing and the development of safe and comfortable spaces work.

To achieve these objectives the participation of suitably qualified and trained to carry out multidisciplinary and professionals teams, due to the extreme technical, economic and organizational complexity that require both sectors, to which must be added the enormous resources required (material, human, financial) used, and the range of products that may develop in very different geographical and cultural areas.

The efficient performance of these activities requieres deep and highly specialized expertise in areas such as Urbanism and Planning Town, Architecture (preparation and interpretation of projects, management of the execution of the works), Engineering, Finance, Accounting and Management Control, Commercial and Marketing, Legal and Tax, Business Organization, Human Resources Management, Systems and Information and Communication Technologies, etc., which at the present are practically imposible to bring together in only one profesional.

This is the reason why is widespread trend towards outsourcing of activities, that do not constitute the “core business” of the developer or builder, but the definition of the strategy, the choice of the developments and control activities are undelegated, so that the heads of companies must have sufficient grounds to direct and oversee operations, regardless of the size and target market.

This course will provide you the resources, skills and tolos necessary to achieve the overall management of the company, combining a rigorous, practical and immediately applicable methodology.

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Management for Top Management

Management is the key to business success element, taking for granted the proper disposal of the capital required and borrowed funds for the exercise of the activity in question.

Even today, when companies are forced to compete in a rapidly changing global market, where the uncertainties are constant and new technologies have eliminated in practice the concepts of time and space, minimizing it as a competitive advantage.

So, why do some organizations succeed in almost all activities and markets in which they operate?. Why some grow steadly, extending its operations, developing innovative products that they are immediately accepted?. And why, even in times of crisis, not only maintain but improve their results and also obtained an enviable reputation and prestige?.
Answer is simple: because they are efficient and anticipate in making decisions, meeting the needs of its customers, have access to the capital markets on favorable terms, have the best human resources, constantly innovate and seek excellence in all its processes. And, of course, they are led by a leader who drives the organization to set and achieve goals.

This is necessary but no sufficient, if they do not use a management system suited to its organizational structure, its corporate culture and business model.

For competing in global markets, where technology is accessible to all levels, regardless the size of the organization, the real differentiator factor is knowing how to discover opportunities before others, properly assess risks adequately, measure time, planning actions and execute them in a profesional manner, using a sufficiently proven management system that facilitates the process of decision making and minimizes risks associated to the business.

This course will enable to know you the more advanced methods of management and proven success and have the appropiate tools which help drive its operations by adapting its organizational structure to compete in a complex environment and how to identify talent, to create teams and retain them.

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Corporate Governance

The Corporate Governance of companies is the set of rules governing the transparent performance of an organization, being a company or institution, and helps achieve higher levels of efficiency, based on a set of ethical principles inspiring how to manage trendy corporations, regardless their size (listed companies or not, large or small, multinational, transnational or multilatin, PYMES, family), ownership (private or public, with or non-profit, limited by shares or limited liability), activities and scope (local, national, regional, global).

Good Corporate Governance is based on four pillars:
– the world of values and principles
– the persistent value creation
– satisfaction of stakeholders
– sustainable development

Its main focus is to preserve shareholders rights and equal treatment of minority, Boards composition and development, through constitution of Committees, transparency, fluidity and integrity of information and behavior toward stakeholders.

Application of the rules and principles of Good Corporate Governance contribute to increasing reputation of organizations, foster confidence and thus facilitate their access to capital markets, because they protect the rights of investors and stakeholders too, promoting competitiveness and value creation, promoting the implementation of a strong culture os corporate responsibility and a commitment to change a recognition of multiculturalism and respect for minorities.

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Corporate Social Responsibility

The concept of CSR refers to a set of obligations and commitments to ethical and voluntary arising from their activities in the social, labor, environmental and human rights fields, and pursue to answer expectations that society has deposited in them.

Its scope goes beyond mere compliance with laws and regulation governing the activities of enterprises and institutions, assuming their respect and strict compliance, contributing to the development of the communities in which they operate, encouraging the formation of people and their professional and personal improvement.

CSR is a self-regulatory organization and its breach infringement social commitment can mean heavy criticism from the society, with media implications, as the company as a social institution that is, neeeds to be socially legitimized to fulfill its role and last in time.

Socially responsable organization involves rocognizing and integrating social, labor, environmental and respect for human rights, development of management concerns, generating policies, strategies and operating procedures that meet those concerns and theit relationships with stakeholders and society as a whole.

Assumption by organizations commitments to CSR refers to explain their actions, and they are part of an ethical and social concept, that has its basis in the institutional and business principles that the organization has approved giving herself.

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