BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION

BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION

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Code
41125
ACADEMIC YEAR
2019/2020
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

10 credits during the 1st year of 10000 CORSO DA DEFINIRE (L-18) GENOVA

SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR
SECS-P/07
LANGUAGE
Italian
TEACHING LOCATION
GENOVA (Business Administration)
semester
1° Semester
sectioning
This unit is divided into 4 sections: A, B, C, D. This page refers to the section
Prerequisites
Teaching materials

OVERVIEW

Business Administration is a core unit in the 3-year degree which addresses the principles and logics underpinning the operations of businesses. This is the first unit in the business studies area that first-year students take on in their degree.

AIMS AND CONTENT

LEARNING OUTCOMES

The course aims to provide first-year students a basic knowledge of the principles and logics underpinning the operations of businesses. In particular, you will examine the nature and roles of businesses and their administration, as economic entities producing goods and services for the market.

AIMS AND LEARNING OUTCOMES

The Business Administration course aims at providing the first-year students with a solid basic knowledge of the principles and logics underpinning the operations of businesses. In particular, the course intends to:

  • Examine the conditions for the origins and development of businesses
  • Clarify the concepts of operations continuity and management’s objective of value creation
  • Explain the necessary conditions to achieve and maintain the economic and financial stability of the business
  • Deepen the double-entry bookkeeping methodology and its application to register main business operations

Understand the profitability and financial needs of a business

By the end of this course, students will acquire competence in the main issues of business administration, such as:

  • the calculation of the net profit of the year and the invested capital, as well as the meaning of equity value.
  • the double-entry bookkeeping and its application for recording main operations in accounting
  • the company’s profitability, its financial needs and related financial resources.

Teaching methods

 

The course entails:

  • face-to-face lectures aiming at providing an overview of financial and business concepts and the functioning of the accounting and information system
  • tutorials to apply specific knowledge in practice

 

In the learning activities, students may be supported by digital apps that allow for self-assessment.

 

It is available on Aulaweb.

SYLLABUS/CONTENT

  • The business operations as the main study objects of Business Administration as a scientific discipline.
  • The business and its distinctive role in the economic and financial system. The value creation process.
  • Business administration and its main operations: financing, investments, production, sales. The economic and financial effects of operations. Profit generation and financial and economic stability of the business.
  • The invested capital and the net profit of the year. The principle of accrual accounting.
  • The double-entry bookkeeping methodology and accounting entries of the main business operations: purchase, sales, fixed assets acquisition, etc…
  • Elements of the invested capital and the net profit. The problem of accounting estimates.
  • The profitability and its determinants. The equity value.
  • Nature of the costs and their relations with the business
  • Financial needs, their determinants and coverage. Financial stability.

RECOMMENDED READING/BIBLIOGRAPHY

Selected chapters from the textbook:

Marchi L. (2018), Introduzione all’economia aziendale, Giappichelli, Torino

A list of the chapters that are covered in the final exam is provided at the beginning of the semester on Aulaweb. Additional materials are uploaded on Aulaweb at the beginning of and during the semester.

TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD

Ricevimento: Professore associato  Curriculum vitae Dipartimento di Economia - I livello - studio 1034 Telefono: (+39) 010209 5075 E-mail: francesco.avallone@economia.unige.it Orario ricevimento: Mercoledì: ore 15.00

Exam Board

FRANCESCO GIOVANNI AVALLONE (President)

ELISA RONCAGLIOLO

ELISA BONOLLO

GIULIA LEONI

LESSONS

Teaching methods

 

The course entails:

  • face-to-face lectures aiming at providing an overview of financial and business concepts and the functioning of the accounting and information system
  • tutorials to apply specific knowledge in practice

 

In the learning activities, students may be supported by digital apps that allow for self-assessment.

 

It is available on Aulaweb.

LESSONS START

Lessons start in the first semester, 17th September.

ORARI

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

Vedi anche:

BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION A

EXAMS

Exam description

Exam details

The final exam is a written assignment that is identical for attending and non-attending students.

On the regular exam dates, the written exam entails two parts:

  • a theoretical part (open questions, multiple choice questions)
  • a practical part (problem solving, calculations)

The students who pass the written exam with at least a total mark of 25 out of 30 can, on a voluntary basis, ask to sit at an oral examination within the same exam date.

In the winter and summer exam periods, if a student has seriously failed the written exam, he/she will be allowed to sit again at the exam on the second next available exam date.

During the semester when the course is offered, the final written exam can be replaced by three intermediate written tests. The calendar, the details and the contents of such intermediate tests will be lodged on Aulaweb during the same semester. The students who pass the intermediate written tests with at least a total mark of 25 out of 30 can, on a voluntary basis, ask to sit at an oral examination on the first available exam date of the next immediate exam period.

If the all the intermediate tests are failed or not undertaken, to pass the course, the students must sit at the whole written exam during the regular exam period.

For the students enrolled into the course in previous academic years who intend to take the exam in the current academic year, specific exam details can be found on Aulaweb.

Assessment methods

The written exam aims at verifying that the student is capable to effectively explain the nature of the business and its dynamics, and to apply theoretical concepts to solve problems regarding the preservation of the economic and financial stability of the businesses.

Exam schedule

Date Time Location Type Notes
08/06/2020 15:00 GENOVA Scritto
22/06/2020 15:00 GENOVA Scritto
06/07/2020 15:00 GENOVA Scritto
07/09/2020 15:00 GENOVA Scritto