Academic year
2023/2024 Syllabus of previous years
Official course title
Course code
ET0009 (AF:400753 AR:216992)
On campus classes
ECTS credits
Surnames A-Di
Degree level
Bachelor's Degree Programme
Educational sector code
1st Term
Course year
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Business Law is a core educational activity of the Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration.
The course aims at explaining the business activity and its different forms (sole proprietorship, partnership). After an in-depth analysis of the structural characteristics of the enterprise, the course is mostly concerned with company law.
1. Knowledge and understanding
1.1 Knowledge of the business activity in both forms of sole ownership and partnership.
1.2 Knowledge of the legal aspects of the business activity.
1.3 Knowledge and analysis of the organisational and functional structure of commercial companies.

2. Applied skills of knowledge and understanding
2.1 Capability of distinction of the various figures of entrepreneur on the basis of nature, dimension and form of the activity.
2.2 Capability of identification of the proper rules for every figure of entrepreneur.
2.3 Comprehension of the various forms of enterprise from the point of view of organisation and functions.

3. Evaluation
3.1 Comprehension of the text of the law.
3.2 Capability of evaluation of the legal consequences of every enterprise’s form choice.
3.3 Capability of balancing the different interests concerning the business activity in sole ownership and in partnership.

4. Communication skills
4.1 Proper reporting of the specific features of commercial law.
4.2 Critical and dialogical interaction with the examiners during the examination.
Preliminary course: Private Law
1. Entrepreneur and enterprise.
2. Commercial and non-commercial entrepreneur. The rules set forth for the commercial enterprises.
3. Business assets.
4. Trademarks and competition law.
5. The company, in general.
6. The partnership (general partnerships and limited partnerships).
7. Joint-stock companies.
7.1. Financial corporate structure (Shares. Bonds. Assets intended for a specific business affair).
7.2. Shareholders’ meeting.
7.3. Management and supervisory bodies.
8. Limited liability company.
AA.VV., Diritto commerciale, ed. by L. De Angelis, 2nd edit., Wolters Kluwer Cedam, Milan, 2020: chapters I, V, VI, VII, VIII, IX, X, XI, XV (except sect. V, parr. 14-16), XVII, XVIII, corresponding to pp. 1-102, 137-396, 431-489, 553-579.
To facilitate the study of competition law, which is integral part of the programme, a brief text is available on Moodle.


AA.VV., Manuale di diritto commerciale, ed. by M. Cian, 5nd edit., Giappichelli, Torino, 2023: paragraphs 1-14, 35-42, 43 (I, III, IV), 44, 45 (I, II.1), 46 (I, II.1, II.3, II.4, II.5, III), 47-55, 58 (I, II, IV), 59 (I-IV), 60, 65, corresponding to pp. 1-128, 305-556 (except pp. 405, 406, 427-435, 440, 441), 579-620 (except pp. 584, 599-604), 650-652.

Civil code (updated edition).

Further material may be uploaded on Moodle.
The final exam consists exclusively in an oral test in order to verify the knowledge and comprehension of the course contents, the proper reporting of them and the ability of consulting legal texts.
Frontal lecture and teacher-students interaction.
Accessibility, Disability and Inclusion
Accommodation and support services for students with disabilities and students with specific learning impairments

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:
Definitive programme.
Last update of the programme: 08/09/2023