cod. 1005586

Academic year 2018/19
1° year of course - Second semester
Academic discipline
Economia aziendale (SECS-P/07)
Discipline politiche, economiche e giuridiche
Type of training activity
30 hours
of face-to-face activities
6 credits
hub: PARMA
course unit

Learning objectives

The course aims to describe the fundamental characteristics of the functioning of an organization and its measurement and management systems.
I) Knowledge and understanding: knowledge of organizational processes, organizational integration, types of organizational structure, organizational planning and measurement and management systems in an educational context.
II) Competences: at the end of the course the student will be able to analyze the organizational structure, to use coordination and performance assessment tools, to read and comment the main accounting information and a balance sheet.
III) Making judgements: the student will be able to analyze the main characteristics of an organization, to define which coordination tools are proper and to assess the efficiency and effectiveness of an educational organization.
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.
V) Learning skills: through case studies and exercises, the student will be able to value in depth the process of analysis, measurement and management of an educational organization.


no requirment

Course unit content

The course deals with the main concepts of the business economy dropped into educational institutions. The first part of the course is dedicated to general principles, such as the definition of a company, what is meant by organization, the concept of effectiveness, efficiency and economy. The general principles are then declined in educational contexts, analyzing the particularities of the sector and some practical cases.

Full programme

The course provides for the presentation of the following general and special topics:
• Introduction to business organization
• Organizational theories
• The organizational culture
• Organizational planning
• Managing and endorsing the personnel
• Introduction to business economics
• Processes of measurement of the economic results
• Economic budgetCase histories


"I servizi dell'infanzia - Costi, forme di gestione, innovazione, percorsi di crescita", Mara Mattesini, Maggioli editoreIn addition to the above text it is necessary, both for attending students and non-attending students, to bring the teaching material available in the appropriate section of the ELLY platform. 

Teaching methods

Acquisition of knowledge: lectures.
Acquisition of the ability to apply knowledge: exercises.
Acquisition of judgment: during the course students will be encouraged to identify strengths and weaknesses of organizational models in an educational context .
Acquisition of technical language: during the course will be explained the meaning of the terms used by companies about organization and budget.The teaching material for classroom activities will be made available by the teacher on the ELLY platform

Assessment methods and criteria

The assessment of learning will take place through a written exam to open questions, but with a defined space to respond. The duration will be 1 hour. The proposed questions will be three with different degrees of difficulty that will allow to evaluate the accuracy of the study, the ability to link general concepts and specific topics and, finally, the level of autonomy of judgment.The prove will consider exceeded if the student will answer in sufficient way to all three questions posed. The overall evaluation will derive from the average of the votes of the individual questions.The results of the exam are published on the esse3 portal and the timing will depend on the number of participants. You will go from a minimum of one week up to 3 weeks for appeals with more than 200 members. Students can view the tasks by appointment with the teacher.

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