Academic year
2018/2019 Syllabus of previous years
Official course title
Course code
ET0114 (AF:259615 AR:155350)
On campus classes
ECTS credits
Surnames Pat-Z
Degree level
Bachelor's Degree Programme
Educational sector code
1st Term
Course year
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This course is one of the courses that characterize the degree in Business Economics, and is aimed at providing students an overview on the firm and the key issues related to its management. After an introduction on the methodological foundations and the context of modern firms, the course focuses on the analysis of the environment in which the firm operates, on the analysis of the firm’s competitive advantage, and on the firm’s business and corporate strategies.
After completing the course, students will understand which are the main business functions, which are the main characteristics of a firm’s environment, and what strategies the firm can implement to grow within this environment.
Attendance and active participation in the training activities proposed by the course (lectures, seminars from business representatives, group works) and individual study will enable students to:
- know the main models of business management, and the meaning of the main strategic alternatives for the firm;
- know how to exemplify the main theoretical concepts related to the firm, its business functions, strategies, and the environment in which it operates;
- know how to apply the main indicators for the analysis of the attractiveness of the industry in which a firm operates;
- know how to determine the most appropriate method for analyzing the functioning of different types of firms, the way they operate, and the environment in which they compete.
For any pre-requisites, students must refer to their study plan.
Students who have not passed the Economia Aziendale exam cannot take the Gestione delle Imprese exam (modules 1 and 2)
1. Principles of management
2. The competitive environment
3. Competitive strategies
4. Growth strategies
- Gestione delle Imprese, Create della MCGraw-Hill, chapters 1, 4, 6 (Fontana-Caroli).
- Further readings that will be downloadable from the Moodle web page of the course.
Written exam, with a mix of open-ended and multiple-choice questions.
Students will be given the opportunity to integrate the grade of the final exam with group-works that will be presented in class.
There will be a single exam at the end of the BUSINESS ECONOMICS AND MANAGEMENT-2 module [ET0114-2]. (Approximately: 5 multiple choice questions, 2 points each question; 2 open questions or exercises, 11 points each question; the test will last 1 hour).
Lectures centered on theoretical issues, discussion of case studies, seminars from business representatives
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This subject deals with topics related to the macro-area "Circular economy, innovation, work" and contributes to the achievement of one or more goals of U. N. Agenda for Sustainable Development

Definitive programme.
Last update of the programme: 31/05/2018