Contribution of the course to the overall degree programme goals
This course is an introduction to business administration. Students can learn the most useful concepts about the functioning of private and public institutions where they will work. The knowledge of the technical vocabulary will let them able to translate commercial deals in which they will be probably involved in their work.
Expected learning outcomes
At the end of the lessons, students will be able to apply what they have learned, judging and analyzing with technical language the characteristics of each company, its organization, its strategy and its economic-financial structure.
Students don't need any particular requirement in order to take part to this course.
- Business administration in institutions and society
- The company: kinds, characteristics, purposes and models of representation
- Corporate governance and operation
- Economic entity, legal entity and corporate governance
- Activities, processes and operating systems
- Introduction to accounting
- Introduction to accounting tools for economic decisions, financial statements and corporate social and environmental responsibility
Details on the course material will be given during the first introductory meeting with the teacher.
Multiple choice test consisting of 30 questions in 60 minutes; maximum 2 additional points (also for honors) will be awarded to a group work on a business case chosen by the students and presented in the classroom during the last lessons of the course.
In any case, to pass the exam, at least 18 out of 30 questions must be answered correctly (regardless of the score obtained in group work).
Discussion of business cases in the classroom
Group work with evaluation of the final result
Type of exam
2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development Goals
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
Last update of the programme: 15/08/2020
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