The course offers a comprehensive overview on management issues in companies. It covers management issues in main functional areas of a company. Another main topic of this course is the quantitative analysis and the reporting of business activities. Therefore, appropriate systems and instruments of internal and external accounting and financial management are presented. Also, discounted cash flow techniques for investment appraisal are addressed.
KNOWLEDGE AND UNDERSTANDING: At the end of the course the student should know the main issues related to the business management area. Specifically, he should acquire knowledge on the main tools and techniques that can be adopted for accounts' analysis, costing and cost analysis, as well as capital budgeting.
APPLYING KNOWLEDGE AND UNDERSTANDING: The student should be able to draw up, read and analyze the main accounts documents, to determine the cost of a product and to evaluate the profitability of an investment.
MAKING JUDGEMENTS: The student should be able to evaluate with critical mind the trend of a company, and in particular to evaluate its accounts data, the profitability in realizing a product or an investment.
COMMUNICATION SKILLS: The student should be able to clearly present the results of the above mentioned analysis and evaluations.