The educational objectives of the course can be summarized as follows:
- make students aware of the dynamic complementary roles played in modern economic systems by firms and stakeholders;
- develop a critical attitude regarding the objectives and the behaviour of people engaged in economic activity;
- provide students with the fundamental concepts required for the economic analysis of firms' processes, as well as the ability to use them in basic situations;
- give a systematic picture of the wide range of decisions faced by managers and of the underlying economic analyses.
The course is designed in such a way to combine concepts and theory with the richness of firms' real life.