BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION

BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION

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Code
41125
ACADEMIC YEAR
2018/2019
CREDITS
9 credits during the 1st year of 8697 Business Administration (L-18) GENOVA

9 credits during the 1st year of 8698 Maritime, Logistics and Transport Economics and Business (L-18) GENOVA

9 credits during the 1st year of 8699 Economics (L-33) GENOVA

SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR
SECS-P/07
LANGUAGE
Italian
TEACHING LOCATION
GENOVA (Business Administration)
semester
1° Semester
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This unit is divided into 3 sections: A, B, C. This page refers to the section
Prerequisites
Teaching materials

OVERVIEW

The Department of Economics and Business Studies offers undergraduate programs that provide a solid preparation in the field of management, accounting, economics, law and quantitative studies.

 

The program of Business Administration introduces the basic notions and the main topics common to the business studies.

AIMS AND CONTENT

LEARNING OUTCOMES

The course aims to provide first-year students with a common knowledge about the principles and logic of operating system systems. In particular, the nature and functions of businesses will be examined, examined in their business size as a unit of production of goods and services for the purpose of market exchange.

AIMS AND LEARNING OUTCOMES

The program aims to provide first-year students with a solid knowledge of fundamentals characterising the management of an economic organization. Specifically, the focus will be on private firms, with a special attention to corporate dynamics and to the economic and financial effects of management operations. In this respect, issues regarding capital and income, profitability and financing will be studied.

Learning outcomes

Knowledge and understanding: analysis and understanding of the fundamental corporate features, the role of companies in the economic context.
Applied knowledge and understanding: understanding of the business dynamics, analysis of management operations, and preparation of financial statements.
Making judgments: the main objective is to provide each student with the necessary tools to formulate an independent and personal judgment on the corporate dynamics, the profitability, and the economic and financial position.

Communication: the ability to present and comment content and results of corporate dynamic and management operations with appropriate and specialized terminology.
Learning ability: each student will be provided with the tools and skills to further analyze, also autonomously, specific issues related to the business field.

Teaching methods

The teaching methods are based on face-to-face lectures integrated with in-class exercises. Further information is available on Aulaweb.

SYLLABUS/CONTENT

  • Business Administration as a scientific discipline.
  • Firms and their role in the economic system. The value dynamic.
  • Management operations and their economic and financial effects.
  • Determination of assets, liabilities, equity and net income. The accrual principle.
  • Profitability and its determinants.
  • Cost-volume-profit analysis.
  • Financing decisions.

RECOMMENDED READING/BIBLIOGRAPHY

Selected chapters from the textbook:

  • P.M. Ferrando – M. Zuccardi Merli, Capitale e reddito nel funzionamento del sistema aziendale, Torino, Giappichelli, 2005

A complete list of these chapters is provided at the beginning of the semester on Aulaweb.

Additional materials are uploaded on Aulaweb at the beginning of the semester.

TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD

Ricevimento: Wednesday at 11:00 am Department of Economics and Business Studies - II floor - office n. 1004

Exam Board

ELISA RONCAGLIOLO (President)

MARA ZUCCARDI MERLI

PAOLA RAMASSA

ELISA BONOLLO

FRANCESCO GIOVANNI AVALLONE

LESSONS

Teaching methods

The teaching methods are based on face-to-face lectures integrated with in-class exercises. Further information is available on Aulaweb.

LESSONS START

Lessons start in the first semester, 18th September.

ORARI

L'orario di tutti gli insegnamenti è consultabile su EasyAcademy.

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BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION C

EXAMS

Exam description

Written exam focused both on theory and numerical exercises.

Format of questions for the theory test: open-ended questions, multiple choice questions (answer: number or sentences), true/false.

Sufficiency in both theory test and exercises is required to pass the exam (sufficiency: grade equal or higher than 18/30).

In case of failure, the written test can be sustained a maximum of two times during the winter and summer sessions.

During the first semester, two intermediate written tests could also be included. Intermediate tests cover both theory and numerical exercises. Sufficiency in the first test is needed to access the second test. Students that do not obtain sufficiency in the intermediate tests have to pass the entire written exam during the exam sessions.

Assessment methods

The written exam assesses both theoretical and practical skills.