Contribution of the course to the overall degree programme goals
The course aims to provide students with the tools for the understanding, analysis and application of accounting and managerial methodologies to develop skills of business analysis.
Expected learning outcomes
The lessons shall guide the students to learn and use the main tools of business analysis
Usage of the tools in real cases and knowledge of the emerging technologies
Development of critical assessment skills and application of financial analytics
Curricular requirements as from the Teaching Rules of the Master's Degree Program in Data Analytics for Business and Society (EM 14).
1. What is Accounting Information System?
2. Basics of financial accounting: fundamentals of financial accounting, financial statements preparation and analysis
3. Basics of managerial accounting: cost behavior and cost-volume-profit analysis, short term decision making tools
4. Business plan development
5. Business Analysis: profitability analysis, cash flow analysis, risk analysis
6. Data analytics in accounting and emerging technologies
7. Accounting Information systems and internal control
8. Information security, cyber risk, and digital transformation
Materials: slides and real cases presented by guests during the class.
Textbooks for in-depth analysis will be suggested by the professor during class.
Learning is assessed on the basis of a case study and a written exam related to the contents of the course.
The business case will be object of presentation during the last day of class and will weight the 50% of the final exam grade. The written exam will refer to the contents discussed in class, including the topics discussed by the business guests (50% of the final grade).
The course is based on:
a) Frontal lessons (theoretical and practical);
b) business case application: data collection and analysis according to methodologies learnt during prior lessons;
c) Thematic in-depth case studies proposed to students through managers' interventions.
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: 11/05/2022
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