Academic year
2021/2022 Syllabus of previous years
Official course title
Course code
CT0557 (AF:335282 AR:176264)
On campus classes
ECTS credits
Degree level
Bachelor's Degree Programme
Educational sector code
1st Semester
Course year
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The course integrates the objectives of the Degree Program, providing basic education in Business Administration and Management, as it provides the concepts and language useful to interpret the business and economic reality, to understand the role of economic entities in their various configurations, to draw the business strategy according with the external environment and the internal structure and evaluate and represent the attitude of an organization to thrive and fulfill its goals. Moreover, the course provides the basic knowledge for transforming an idea, a prototype or an intuition into a business initiative, by involving students in a real project work.

At the completing of this course students will know and be able to understand:

- the role of business entities in the economic activity;

- the relationship among economics and business phenomena;

- the typology of business entities and their main characteristics;

- the main activities performed by business entities and within business entities;

- the relationships between external environment, internal structure and strategy;

- the relationship between business activities and performance;

- the representation of on entity performance.


At the completing of this course the students will be able to:

- interpret real world economic phenomena in light of the concepts and model of business economics;

- understand the distinctive features of real business entities and develop hypotheses about the reasons determining their performances.
As this is an introductory course to Business Management and Accounting, no specific prior knowledge is required.
Human needs, economic activity and business economics

The typologies of business entities

The governance of business entities and their identity

The analysis of external environment

The strategy and the strategic innovation

The business system and the organizational model

The evaluation and representation of performance

Throughout the course, students will be involved in a specific project work, which will be promptly defined during the lessons.
C. Bagnoli (a cura di), Economia Aziendale tra tradizione e innovazione, 2019, Giuffré Francis Lefebvre
Slides and readings provided by the teacher
The exam consists of both a written test and an oral test. The written test has a duration of 1 hour and concerns the whole program of the course (15pt). The oral exam consists in the presentation of the results achieved in the project work activities (15pt). For non-attending students, the oral exam consists of an interview on the entire program.
Teaching method is based on lectures addressing the relevant concepts and applying them through the examination of real business cases.
ONLY students who have booked the exam by means of the online procedure within the terms will be admitted to the written exam. In case of any problem with the online booking procedure please contact the Economic Campus well in advance BEFORE the term expiry.

Ca’ Foscari abides by Italian Law (Law 17/1999; Law 170/2010) regarding support
services and accommodation available to students with disabilities. This includes students with
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:
written and oral

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: 25/08/2021