Academic year
2018/2019 Syllabus of previous years
Official course title
Course code
ET0114 (AF:259619 AR:155354)
On campus classes
ECTS credits
Surnames Dl-Pas
Degree level
Bachelor's Degree Programme
Educational sector code
2nd 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 the fundamentals of business management, with a particular focus on production processes and management of supply chain relationships.
Moreover, the course introduces the concept of business model, and analyzes how the choices that a firm makes in relation to the configuration of its business model can influence competitive advantage.

After completing the course, the students will understand the main concepts of operations management, and they will have learned the basic concepts for the analysis of supply chain relationships. In addition, students will have learned the main choices that a firm can take to set up its business model, and how these choices can influence business performance.
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 the management of operations, and the meaning of the main types of business model
- know how to exemplify the main theoretical concepts related to operations management and business models;
- know how to apply the main indicators for the analysis of internal processes, and for the performance of business models;
- know how to determine the most appropriate method for analyzing the performance of production processes and of a firm’s business model.
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. Process analysis
2. Just-in-time and lean system
3. Supply chain management
4. Strategic management of operations
5. The business idea and the value proposition
6. The business model
7. Business model configurations and performance implications
- Gestione delle Imprese, Create della MCGraw-Hill, capitoli 5, 11 (Fontana-Caroli), 4, 12 (Chase, Jacobs, Grando).
- Womack, Jones e Ross (2007). “The rise and fall of mass production” (second chapter of the book “The Machine that Changed the World”).
- 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: 6 multiple choice questions, 2 points each question; 4 open questions or exercises, 4-5 points each question; the test will last 1 hour).
Lectures centered on theoretical issues and discussions of case studies, seminars from business representatives.
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mobility, visual, hearing and other disabilities (Law 17/1999), and specific learning impairments (Law 170/2010). If you have a disability or impairment that requires accommodations (i.e., alternate testing, readers, note takers or interpreters) please contact the Disability and Accessibility Offices in Student Services:

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: 01/06/2018