Learning outcomes of the course unit
The aim of the course is to highlight the features of corporate operation, their
structure and the specific conditions that delineate their institutional and technical
structure. After having analyzed the distinctive elements that characterize the
various types of company, the course will introduce the main measurement systems
that may be adopted with a view to controlling corporate economic and financial
equilibrium. The basic goal is to offer students suitable evaluation models, in
reference to the various economic departments, primary internal and external
questions and environmental issues. Through the course syllabus offered, students
will be in a position to interpret and apply a wide range of corporate analysis
models, as well as pursue their studies in relation to quantitative assessment
models that examine information internal and external to the company.
Students will be able to prepare and process accounting data and interpret the
financial statements of business enterprises. Moreover with the insights of the
course students be able to attend further accounting lectures concerning business
enterprises financial statements analysis and external financial statements valuation
Course contents summary
The course is composed by two parts.
The first part of the course will cover the following topics: characteristics of the
various types of companies; economic environment and relationship between
companies, markets and sectors; corporate structure: institutional order, technical
structure and assets; overview of the organizational structure; economic, financial
and patrimonial equilibrium; accounting systems; introduction to corporate financial
The second part of the course will cover the following topics:
- the methodology of double-entry bookkeeping applied to income theory;
- transactions analysis;
- end-of-period analysis;
- preparation of financial statements.
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ANDREI P. – FELLEGARA A.M., Contabilità generale e bilancio d’impresa,
Giappichelli, Torino, 2010.
Lectures and tutorials.
Assessment methods and criteria