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Assessment of Adequacy of Personal Readiness

What is

The Assessment of Adequacy of Personal Readiness is the tool provided by the Educational Regulations to assess your preparation for the purpose of matriculation to the Master's Degree.

Who should conduct the Verification

You must conduct the personal readiness test if:

-   you are a graduate in Economics of Maritime Companies, Logistics and Transport (CLEALMT), class L-18, from the University of Genoa with a grade of less than 99/110

-   you are graduatingin Economics of Maritime Companies, Logistics and Transport (CLEALMT), class L-18, from the University of Genoa, have completed all exams and anticipate a grade of less than 99/110

-   you have obtained the outcome of the curricular requirements assessment and graduated with a vote of less than 99/110

Where and when

To find out the dates and modalities of the upcoming tests visit the dedicated page of the Department of Economics website.

How it works

The "Verification of Personal Preparedness" consists of ten written questions, open-ended, on the following content indicated and is designed to ascertain the personal preparedness of prospective EMMP students.

The duration is one hour.


To prepare you

Test content

1.   Introduction to decision models: formulation, solution, validation. Linear programming models: main components
2.   Linear programming problems. Graphical solution of a linear programming problem. Fundamentals of the Simplesso method. The planning problems of production activities and services. The problems of transportation. Assignment problems.
3.    Optimization problems on network. Basic definitions. The minimum path problem. The support tree problem.
4.   The sources of transportation law
5.   Ports and port services
6.   The contract of maritime transport of persons and goods
7.   The ship charter contract
8.   Definitions of: voyage, scheduled and demand service
9.   Production costs in the short run and long run
10.   Price formation
11.   The transportation infrastructure
12.   The interpretative tools of economic-financial balances: the reclassification of the income statement and balance sheet and financial statement ratios
13.   Management planning and the corporate budgeting process
14.   The classification and measurement of costs and major cost configurations
15.   Corporate reporting
16.   The shipping divisions: the tramp and the line
17.   Containerization
18.   The main investment evaluation criteria (NPV, IRR and PBP)
19.   The relevance of cash flows for shipping companies
20.   The sources of financing in the shipping industry

Reference texts

► For points 1 to 3: F.S. Hillier, G.J. Lieberman, "Operations Research. Fundamentals," MC Graw Hill, 2010, chapters: 1, sections 1.4 (pages 5-13); 2, sections 2.1-2.3 (pages 17-35), it is useful to read section 2.4 for additional examples to linear programming problems (pages 35-51); 3, sections 3.1, 3.2 (pages 63-77), 3.4 (pages 83-87); 6, sections 6.1-6.3, 6.5, 6.6 (pages 217-233, no 224-225, no 247, 248)

► For points 4 to 7: M. Casanova, M. Brignardello, "Short Course in Transport Law," Giuffrè, 2020, edition II, chapters 1, 2, 11 and 12

► For points 8 to 11: U. Marchese "Lineamenti e problemi di Economia dei Trasporti," ECIG: Genoa, 2000 (Chapters: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 10) and/or material on the course Aulaweb page

► For items 12 to 15: L. Fadda, R. Garelli, "Management control in shipping companies" - Giappichelli Editore, 2010 (excluding par. 6.7). Topics can be explored or studied in depth on the material available on aulaweb in the course "Management Control in Shipping Enterprises."

► For items 16 to 17: R. Midoro, F. Parola, "Enterprise strategies in liner shipping and ports," Franco Angeli, 2011, Part 1

►For points 18 to 20: GIFAT course slides found on the course Aulaweb page