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ELEMENTS OF BUSINESS ECONOMICS

CODICE 98220
ANNO ACCADEMICO 2021/2022
CFU 4 cfu al 1° anno di 10728 ENGINEERING TECHNOLOGY FOR STRATEGY (AND SECURITY) (LM/DS) GENOVA
SETTORE SCIENTIFICO DISCIPLINARE SECS-P/07
LINGUA Inglese
SEDE GENOVA (ENGINEERING TECHNOLOGY FOR STRATEGY (AND SECURITY))
PERIODO 1° Semestre
MATERIALE DIDATTICO AULAWEB

PRESENTAZIONE

Elements of Business Economics will provide you with a comprehensive introduction to businesses, their nature, their dynamics and their information. In particular, the course will consider the financial and economic aspects of the business dynamic and how we can record and use financial information to appropriately manage and understand a business. Through the course, you will learn the ways in which financial information are prepared and used to improve the quality of business decision-making. This course is specifically designed for students with little or no prior knowledge of accounting. 

OBIETTIVI E CONTENUTI

OBIETTIVI FORMATIVI

The unit aims at giving an outline of the logics and goals underlying the strategic management process and the single strategic choices of a company. The items to be covered are the following: definition of the firm: nature and goals; fundamentals of firm behaviour: efficiency, effectiveness and economic balance; corporate social responsibility and sustainability; fundamentals of the management process: assets and liabilities; revenues, costs and income; profitability; the value of the firm and the value creation process; the drivers of the value creation: competences and competitive advantages; economic value and equity market value

MODALITA' DIDATTICHE

The course will be delivered via a mix of lectures and tutorials.

PROGRAMMA/CONTENUTO

Module 1: Introduction to business economics and accounting

The main purposes and types of organisations and businesses. Nature and role of accounting: users of financial information. Non-financial information: sustainability reporting

Module 2 Managerial decision making

Business planning, capital budgeting, strategic decision-making

Module 3 Financial accounting and analysis

Financial accounting: reporting financial information; the annual report; financial statement analysis.

DOCENTI E COMMISSIONI

Commissione d'esame

GIULIA LEONI (Presidente)

AGOSTINO BRUZZONE

ALBERTO QUAGLI (Presidente Supplente)

LEZIONI

MODALITA' DIDATTICHE

The course will be delivered via a mix of lectures and tutorials.

Orari delle lezioni

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

ESAMI

MODALITA' D'ESAME

The assessment of students' learning will consist of two pieces of assessments:

1) group assignment: to be completed during the semester when the course is taught. The assignment consists of a financial statement analysis of an assigned company and it is to be submitted by a group of students. The assessment contributes to 10 out of 30 marks of the overall course assessment.

2) final exam during the official exam sessions which is intended to verify the students learning of the course content. The final exam contributes to 22 out of 33 marks of the overall course assessment.

Whether a student is unable to prepare and submit a group work (1), alternative assessments are to be arranged directly by contacting the course lecturer.

More details on the exam will be provided via AulaWeb, as well as any changes due to COVID-19 emergency.

 

 

MODALITA' DI ACCERTAMENTO

Students' knowledge and skills will be assessed via a group assignment during the semester and the final examination.

Calendario appelli

Data Ora Luogo Tipologia Note
11/01/2022 09:30 GENOVA Scritto + Orale
08/02/2022 09:30 GENOVA Scritto + Orale
07/06/2022 14:30 GENOVA Scritto + Orale
21/06/2022 14:30 GENOVA Scritto + Orale
05/07/2022 09:00 GENOVA Orale