|SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR||SECS-P/07|
|SECTIONING||This unit is divided into 4 sections:|
Prerequisites (for future units)
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.
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.
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:
By the end of this course, students will acquire competence in the main issues of business administration, such as:
Knowledge and comprehension: students will acquire solid knowledge and factual ability to explain the logics of business operations, including a focus on the nature and activities of businesses, as systematic economic entities that generate wealth and require economic and financial stability to stay viable.
Ability to apply knowledge: Students will be able to apply their acquired knowledge to understand and solve simple and more complex problems concerning business management, organisation and accounting, especially in consideration of the company’s financial and economic stability.
Critical judgment: Students will be able to apply the acquired knowledge using their own judgment and critical reasoning, both theoretically and practically.
Learning capability: Students will develop appropriate learning capabilities that will support their independent learning of other subject in business administration, accounting and management, especially in their future job positions.
The course entails:
In the learning activities, students may be supported by digital apps that allow for self-assessment.
It is available on Aulaweb.
If face-to-face lectures are not possible, further information will be available on Aulaweb.
Selected chapters from the textbook:
Marchi L., Introduzione all’economia aziendale, Giappichelli, Torino
A list of the chapters that are covered in the final exam is provided on Aulaweb.
Additional materials are uploaded on Aulaweb at the beginning of and during the semester.
Office hours: Thursday at 15:00 Via Microsoft Teams (code on Aulaweb) or by booking an appointment via email (at the Department of Economics and Business Studies, first floor, office I1035).
ELISA BONOLLO (President)
FRANCESCO GIOVANNI AVALLONE
The final exam includes a written test of verification of learning, identical for attending and non-attending students.
This test consists of a mix of practical and theoretical questions based on exercises, open questions and multiple choice questions.
During the semester when the course is offered, the final written exam can be replaced by intermediate written tests. The calendar, the details and the contents of such intermediate tests will be lodged on Aulaweb during the same semester.
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.
More details regarding the final exam will be provided to the students at the beginning of the semester via Aulaweb, especially if the case of pandemic.
The 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.