Disciplinas em inglês



Edson Barbero, PhD (EB). – https://br.linkedin.com/in/edsonbarbero and Marcus Salusse (MS), PhD. Candicate – https://www.linkedin.com/in/marcus-salusse-744b72a/

– E-mails: ebarbero@fecap.br  – Room: MPA – 8th floor – Bloco E and marcus.salusse@fecap.br

Classes Location: “Espaço Co-Labor-Ação II – Centro de Empreendedorismo, Proatividade e Inovação ” (Bloco E)

Schedule: Some Thursdays and Fridays from 17:20 to 18:50 but also some Saturdays (for precise schedule, see table with *)


Welcome to Entrepreneurship! As you probably know, this topic is one of the most discussed – and one of the most important – topics of the modern economy and society. Many people want to entrepreneur, and it is one of the essences to really use the potential of a country and of a person individually. In this course, we intend to not only discuss theories about this theme but, notably, put it into practice. During the classes we going to debate the most important issues related to entrepreneurship and practice it with dynamics, games, cases and exercises. So, be prepared to a real student-centered course. During this course, students will develop skills for evaluating, refining and pitching a new product or service as a start-up business. This course is appropriate for all students of our school. Would you like to be an entrepreneurship? Do you think it is impossible for you? Are you in doubt? See this simple video before answering: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8NxDO6fA5rU . Above all, this course will be a great reminder that no one gets where they are without being given an opportunity to prove themselves. It’s also a great reminder that it’s not easy. However, you really need to have faith in yourself – and be prepared.

Learning Method

This course will include lectures, in-class group exercises, group discussion and notably outside-of-class research and business planning work. Students are expected to fully participate in class exercises and contribute with their knowledge and perspectives to the course. Groups will be formed to facilitate the preparation of the final business plan presentation. The final “exam” (PO) will be the presentation of group business plans in a form of a pitch. Students are expected to attend 75% of the classes and have an active participation. A business plan including the final “Pitch” at the end of the course will be the most important evaluation item (instead of our traditional “POs”, each small group will present their projects in pitch format). All project proposals must be approved. On-going advice and assistance will be available during the classes. There will not formal written test, as this course will be eminently practical. The presence evaluation (“chamada”) will occur 15 minutes after the formal time. The exception is the Saturday´s classes; in these days, the presence will not be controlled but stimulated. To attend this course, we demand an intermediate level of English. No assessment test is necessary.

Course Outcomes

  • Personal qualities and characteristics of the most-likely-successful entrepreneur;
  • Planning factors necessary to open a business enterprise;
  • Identification of various strategies possible to small firms;
  • Utilization of information, estimates and projections coupled with the logical and critical thinking to evaluate and solve business problems.


COURSE DURATION: 10-12 weeks with 4 ac.hrs per week


  • Acquire skills on using variety of concepts in international business, finance and financial services;
  • develop effective business\professional English communication skills;
  • build appropriate vocabulary related to business and finance;
  • develop confidence and fluency in the English language;
  • write abstracts, reports, and projects on business-related topics;
  • Give oral presentations on and discuss business-related topics.


Upon completion of the course the students should be able to demonstrate the ability to:

  • Discuss the purpose of the elements of financial statements and: assets, liabilities, contributions by owners, distributions to owners, equity, revenues, expenses, gains, and losses;
  • Analyze and record business transactions using original (in english) source documents;
  • Prepare financial statements;
  • Complete a loan application;
  • Prepare closing entries and the post-closing trial balance in English;
  • Compare and contrast the advantages and disadvantages of the three forms of business ownership—sole proprietorships, partnerships, and corporations;
  • Maintain employee payroll records;
  • Discuss the employment opportunities and job responsibilities in business, industry, public practice, government, education, and not-for-profit professions;
  • Read, interpret, and report financial information;
  • Write summaries of financial decisions;
  • Identify the three basic ways that firms finance operations (retained earnings, stock issues, and borrowing);
  • Compare and contrast the following forms of business organization: sole proprietorship, partnership, and corporation;
  • Identify taxes paid by companies;
  • Complete local, state, and federal tax forms;
  • Analyze the data shown on financial statements and interpret for important management decisions;
  • Analyze the income statement, owner’s equity statement, and balance sheet of a business;
  • Compare and contrast credit, savings, and investment services available to the consumer.


Economics and Trade

  • Market opportunities
  • Taxation
  • Insurance
  • Export documents
  • Incoterms
  • The company, the product and the market
  • The financial analysis


  • Auditing
  • Double-entry system
  • Depreciations and amortizations
  • Assets, liabilities and capital
  • Profit and loss accounts
  • The cash flow statements
  • Financial ratios
  • Cost accounting
  • Pricing strategies
  • Taxation


  • Personal Banking
  • Current accounts
  • Banking products and services
  • E-banking
  • Commercial and retail banking
  • Investment banking
  • Central Banking
  • Banking correspondence

Corporate Finance

  • Venture Capital
  • Stocks and shares
  • Shareholders
  • Investors
  • Dividends and capital gains
  • Speculators
  • Types of risks
  • Bonds
  • Futures, derivatives and options
  • Warrants and swaps
  • Hedge funds and structured products
  • Mergers and takeovers


  1. Professional English in Use, Finance, Ian MacKenzie
  2. “English for Business Studies”, Cambridge
  3. English for International Banking and Finance, Cambridge
  4. Accounting Reference Desktop, Steven M. Bragg, John Wiley & Sons,
  5. Essentials of investments, Zvi Bodie
  6. Accounting for Managers, William Webster