The course aims to convey the values of sociability, mutuality, entrepreneurship, civic engagement through the knowledge of the co-operative system and the cooperative model. The project also aims to show an alternative way of doing business; the corporate structure of co-operative means in fact an investment of students’ professional potential in an institution in which employees are co-owners and in which their entrepreneurial vocation is exploited in a environment stimulating personal growth and maturation.
1) Knowledge and understanding: The course will explore the Co-operative enterprise specific regulatory, accounting, tax, governance and social responsibility aspects. The study will carried out a comparative analysis with respect to other corporate forms of business. The course will deal with the preparation of business plans, the budgeting and control and the creation of cooperatives.
2) Applying knowledge and understanding: based on the knowledge and skills acquired students will be able to prepare a business plan on the based of '"business idea", i.e. a structured and comprehensive financial plan related to the actual establishment of a co-operative company, a co-operative start-up.
3) Making judgements: students will be able to assess independently the problems related to business creation.