Business administration (2020/2021)

Course code
Name of lecturer
Chiara Leardini
Chiara Leardini
Number of ECTS credits allocated
Academic sector
Language of instruction
2° periodo di lezioni - aprile/maggio 2021, 2° periodo di lezioni - febbraio/marzo 2021

Lesson timetable

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Learning outcomes

The course aims at offering an introduction to the fundamental principles of business administration, including in particular businesses operating in a competitive environment, as well as instruments for analysing and measuring business processes, with particular reference to organisational and legal implications for businesses.
The course will also aim to help students gain an ability to engage critically with constantly evolving business processes.


The course will be developed through front lessons.

-The development of business activity. Classification of companies. Firms and economic risks.
-Enterprise: The concept of business. Subjects of enterprise. Groups. The holding. The evolution of the concept of
-Administration: The operation of the enterprise. Administrative functions. Productive functions. Business functions.
-Management: Schemes of the management cycle. Credits. Phases of the management cycle. Managerial functions.
-Organization of firms: The concept of business organization. Parts of the organization. Mechanisms of coordination. Organizational configurations.
-Aspects of the management: The analysis. The monetary aspect and the monetary equilibrium. Economic aspects and the economic equilibrium. Break-even point. Financial aspects and the financial equilibrium
-Operating income: The concept of competence. Procedures for the determination of the operating income. Economic components of the income. The income and the financial management. Operating income and monetary budget.
-Assets: The capital and the management. The particular configurations of the capital. Operative capital. Relationships between operative capital and economic capital.
-From accounting to financial statement.

Reference books
Author Title Publisher Year ISBN Note
G.B. ALBERTI Lineamenti di Economia Aziendale. Dalla gestione al bilancio. CEDAM - Padova 2002

Assessment methods and criteria

Examination will be carried out through a written test represented by a multiple-choice exam and it will be followed by an oral test. It’s functional to verify the comprehension of the basic principles of business administration.
There are not different formalities of examination between attending and not attending students.

ERASMUS students
ERASMUS students are invited to contact the teacher responsible at the start of the course in order to be set a specific topic to be analysed in greater depth in a course essay. That essay will then be the object of an oral discussion in the examinations scheduled within the academic calendar.