Learning outcomes of the course unit
I) Knowledge and understanding: at the end of the course the student will know the essentials of business administration, the characteristics of measurement, management, plan and control in an organization.
II) Competences: at the end of the course the student will be able to read and comment the main accounting and extra-accounting information, to read and comment a balance sheet, to define a simple performance assessment process.
III) Making judgements: at the end of the course the student will be able to comment the efficiency and efficacy of a production process or an organization on the whole.
IV) Communication skills: at the end of the course the student will be able to use specific terminology in the field of economical evaluation and business management; he/she will also be able to communicate properly with management.
V) Learning skills: through examples and discussions, the student will be
able understand in depth the process of analysis, measurement,
controlling and planning in the organizations.
Course contents summary
The course aims at explaining the students the main elements of business administration, discussing the following topics:
1. Introduction to business administration: the idea of “organization” and the relationship between organization and environment
2. The economical accounting and the balance sheet
3. Managerial accounting: process and tools
4. Performance assessment process
5. Introduction to business organization
Educational material given to students during the lesson and uploaded on the courses’ web page.
Lectures and discussion
Assessment methods and criteria
All the educational objectives (I, II, III, IV, V) will be assessed trough a written exam with 4 open questions (20 points) and 1 exercise (10 points).