The Faculty of Economics and Commercial Sciences of the UPNA rewards five graduates for their graduation projects


PAMPLONA, Nov. 26 (EUROPA PRESS) –

Three graduates and two graduates of the Faculty of Economics and Business Sciences of the Public University of Navarre (UPNA) were awarded for their graduation projects that they completed last year, the academic year 2021- 2022. Specifically, Anne Jiménez Fernández won the V Prize of the College of Economists of Navarre for the best graduation project; Iñaki Ugalde Azpiazu, the first prize for the best graduation project in social economy, awarded by the chair of social economy and cooperatives of the academic entity; and María Galar Labayen, Karen González Álvarez and Javier Goñi Artieda, the prizes for the best graduation projects of the Faculty of Economics and Business Sciences.

Sandra Cavero Brújula, Dean of the Faculty of Economics and Business; Ángel Chocarro Ávalos, Dean of the College of Economists of Navarre; and Ignacio Ugalde Barbería, President of the Association of Social Economy Companies of Navarre (ANEL). Members of the juries were also present, such as Icíar Arizaleta Aznárez, head of the social economy section of the Government of Navarre, and the vice-deans of the Faculty of Economics and Business Sciences Nuria Osés Eraso and Gustavo Marcos Matás.

In the case of the V Prize of the College of Economists of Navarre, the final project of Anne Jiménez Fernández, double graduate of the International Program of Administration and Business Management (ADE) and Economics, was titled “The circular economy in the fashion industry” (The circular economy in the fashion industry). It was carried out under the guidance of the professor of the Department of Business Management and researchers of the Institute INARBE Mr. Elena Aramendía Muneta, indicated the UPNA in a note.

The finalists in this category, endowed with 500 euros and two years of free membership, were Aroa Beloqui Garcés, graduate of the International Business Administration Program; María Galar Labayen, double graduate of the International Business Administration and Economics program; and Karen González Álvarez, double degree in business administration and law.

For his part, Iñaki Ugalde Azpiazu, a double graduate of the Administration and Economics of International Business program, won the first prize for the best graduation project in social economy, with his work “The cooperative management model: the person as a fundamental axis of organizational functioning” (The cooperative model: the person as a fundamental axis of organizational functioning). It was directed by Mar Rubio Varas, professor in the Department of Economics and director of the INARBE Institute.

They reached the final of this award Imanol Iriarte Bermejo, graduate in ADE; Leire Urteaga Urizarbarrena, double graduate of the International Business Administration and Economics program; and Marina Zúñiga Arrarás, double graduate of the International Business Administration and Economics program. This prize was endowed with 800 euros.

FACULTY PRIZES

Regarding the prizes of the Faculty of Economics and Commercial Sciences, awarded for the first time, there were three categories: prize for the best work on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), for that carried out in collaboration with companies or institutions and for the best interdepartmental work. In the first case, the winner was Karen González Álvarez, for “Sustainable Development Goals: is there a unique measurement alternative?”, led by two professors from the Department of Business Management and researchers from the INARBE Institute: María Cristina del Río Solano and Francisco José Lopez Arceiz.

In the case of the TFG carried out in collaboration with companies or institutions, the prize was awarded to Javier Goñi Artieda, double graduate of the International Business Administration and Economics program, for the “Warehouse Simulation Model Expedition Viscofan” Viscofan), produced under the direction of Cristina Azcárate Camio, professor at the Department of Statistics, Computer Science and Mathematics and researcher at the Smart Cities Institute (ISC).

Finally, the prize for the best interdepartmental work was awarded to María Galar Labayen for “ESG policies in the banking sector and their effects” (ESG Policies -acronyms in English that refer to environmental, social and corporate governance criteria- in banks and their effects), led by two researchers from the INARBE Institute: María Jesús Campión Arrastia, professor in the Department of Statistics, Computer Science and Mathematics, and María Isabel Abínzano Guillén, professor in the Department of Business Management.

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