BUSINESS MANAGEMENT

BUSINESS MANAGEMENT

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Code
86801
ACADEMIC YEAR
2020/2021
CREDITS
6 credits during the 3nd year of 8719 Computer Engineering (L-8) GENOVA

6 credits during the 3nd year of 8713 Biomedical Engineering (L-8) GENOVA

5 credits during the 2nd year of 10376 CHEMICAL AND PROCESSES ENGINEERING (LM-22) GENOVA

SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR
ING-IND/35
LANGUAGE
Italian
TEACHING LOCATION
GENOVA (Computer Engineering)
semester
2° Semester
Teaching materials

OVERVIEW

This course aims to provide the student with a complement to the technical engineering/informatics curriculum related to management aspects. In this regard, the course introduces the basic notions related to how companies operate. Particular attention is given to the formalization of concepts and methodologies for organizational design, decision making and modeling of management problems, business economics and industrial accounting.

AIMS AND CONTENT

LEARNING OUTCOMES

The course aims to provide the basic notions related to the functioning of companies. Attention is devoted to the formalization of concepts and methodologies for organizational design, decision making, business economics and industrial accounting.

AIMS AND LEARNING OUTCOMES

The teaching aims to provide students with basic knowledge:
- organizational design at microstructure and macrostructure level with reference to the pursuit of organizational effectiveness in relation to the operational context, both internal and external. Particular attention is paid to the role of information technologies and how they impact both vertical and horizontal coordination within the organization;
- the decision-making process and modelling of management problems: the phases of the decision-making process, the different approaches to decisions, support techniques, the role of risk and uncertainty and the role of time;
- elements of general accounting and budget analysis tools (indices);
- elements and methods of managerial accounting
At the end of teaching the student will be able to:
- understand the basic logic of organizational design and evaluate its effectiveness; know how to evaluate the role of information technology with reference to the issues of coordination and control;
- understand how companies make decisions and the potential of different support techniques in different contexts of risk and uncertainty;
- understand the meaning of the main documents of the financial statements and provide a basic reading of the company's income, equity and financial situation based on the main balance sheet ratios;
- make short-term decisions based on the profitability of a product portfolio, make or buy decisions, perform cost-volume-results analyses (break-even), using basic concepts and managerial accounting techniques

 

PREREQUISITES

None

Teaching methods

The teaching is delivered through lectures that encourage the active participation of the student. During the course the teacher can propose in-depth activities to be carried out in small groups that allow the student to obtain a score to be added to the final evaluation. The attendance of lessons is strongly recommended. The final evaluation is made by written test. The oral test is optional.

SYLLABUS/CONTENT

The program is structured as follows:
- Organizational design: the individual in the organization, the microstructure, the macrostructure, the organization in the context;
- The decision-making process and the modeling of management problems: the decisions in organizations, the decision-making process, the role of time;
- Basic elements of general accounting and management accounting. Basic techniques for dealing with short-term decisions

RECOMMENDED READING/BIBLIOGRAPHY

G. Spina,"La Gestione dell'Impresa", Editore: Rizzoli-ETAS.
Robert N. Anthony, David F. Hawkins, Diego M. Macrì, Kenneth A. Merchant,"Il bilancio (13a ed)  Analisi economiche per le decisioni e la comunicazione della performance", McGraw-Hill

Robert N. Anthony, David F. Hawkins, Diego M. Macrì, Kenneth A. Merchant, Sistemi di controllo Analisi economiche per le decisioni aziendali, Mc Graw Hill

TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD

Ricevimento: On appointment

Exam Board

SILVIA MASSA (President)

STEFANIA TESTA

GIAN CARLO CAINARCA

SILVANO CINCOTTI

MARCO RABERTO (President Substitute)

LESSONS

Teaching methods

The teaching is delivered through lectures that encourage the active participation of the student. During the course the teacher can propose in-depth activities to be carried out in small groups that allow the student to obtain a score to be added to the final evaluation. The attendance of lessons is strongly recommended. The final evaluation is made by written test. The oral test is optional.

LESSONS START

Second semester

ORARI

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BUSINESS MANAGEMENT

EXAMS

Exam description

Written tests

Assessment methods

The exam includes a compulsory written test for all and an optional oral test. 
The written examination will assess the ability to resolve basic business organization questions, decision making questions or management problem modelling exercises, general or analytical accounting exercises and problems that may include, for example, arranging the main items in the balance sheet and income statement, calculating and evaluating the main balance sheet ratios, evaluating the profitability of a product portfolio, making or buying evaluations, and calculating the break-even point.

The oral examination, of an optional nature, will make it possible to ascertain the effective understanding of the issues proposed during the course with greater reference to theoretical and regulatory aspects.

Exam schedule

Date Time Location Type Notes
08/06/2021 14:00 GENOVA Scritto
29/06/2021 14:00 GENOVA Scritto
19/07/2021 14:00 GENOVA Scritto
10/09/2021 14:00 GENOVA Scritto