BUSINESS ECONOMICS
Course unit partition: Cognomi A-D

Academic year 2020/21
1° year of course - First semester
Professor
ANDREI Paolo, FORNACIARI Luca
Academic discipline
Economia aziendale (SECS-P/07)
Field
Ambito aggregato per crediti di sede
Type of training activity
Base
70 hours
of face-to-face activities
10 credits
hub: PARMA
course unit
in ITALIAN

Course unit partition: BUSINESS ECONOMICS

Learning objectives

Knowledge and understanding: students will acquire the basic knowledge of the interpretative models to assess, with regard to the different kinds of enterprises and the most important internal and external problems in terms of management. The course also analyses the reasons behind the determination and reporting processes of financial results of enterprises.
Applying knowledge and understanding: students will be able to interpret and apply the most important models of business analysis, as well as the methods of quantitative determination related to internal and external disclosure. Student will also be able to draft, read and understand financial statements, as well as to address subsequent studies relating to analyse the key performance indicators related to the financial reports of the companies.
Making judgments: students will be able to successfully solve the logical interpretation of the dynamics of the enterprises, including the acquisition of an interpretative model suitable for the continuation of the studies.
Communication skills: at the end of the course, students will acquire the ability to analyse problems (problem solving skills), the interpersonal skills and the communication skills in written and oral form in an effective way, using an appropriate language to discuss those issues with different stakeholders.
Learning skills: the course aims to support students learning through a correct approach to the individual study and through the development of classroom exercises.

Prerequisites

None

Course unit content

The course is composed by two parts. The first part of the course will cover the following topics: characteristics of the various types of companies; corporate structure: institutional order, technical structure and assets; overview of the organizational structure; economic, financial and patrimonial equilibrium; accounting systems. The second part of the course will cover the following topics: - the methodology of double-entry bookkeeping applied to income theory; - transactions analysis; - end-of-period analysis; - preparation of financial statements.

Full programme

Bibliography

ANDREI P. (a cura di), Introduzione all'economia d'azienda, Giappichelli, Torino, 2019.
ANDREI P. – FELLEGARA A.M. (a cura di), Contabilità generale e bilancio d'impresa, Giappichelli, Torino, 2020.

Teaching methods

Acquisition of knowledge: face to face and online lectures (synchronous and/or asynchronous).
Acquisition of the ability to apply knowledge: face to face and online exercises (synchronous and/or asynchronous).
Acquisition of judgment: Specialist contributions and classroom discussions in presence and online mode (synchronous and/or asynchronous).
Acquisition of learning skills: development of guided exercises and case studies in the classroom (by face to face and online lectures).
Acquisition of technical language: The meaning of commonly used terms is explained and classroom discussions aim to encourage the correct use of terminology.
The lessons held in presence will be simultaneously delivered in streaming (synchronous mode), recorded and made available on the Elly platform.
The lessons delivered in streaming (synchronous mode) will be recorded and made available on the Elly platform.
Some lessons can be recorded (asynchronous mode) and made available on the Elly platform.

Assessment methods and criteria

The assessment of learning skills will be performed in different ways, depending on whether it is carried out in presence or in online mode.
In the case of examination in presence, the exam will be carried out with a written test held in two parts.
The first part concerns the theoretical aspects and consists of open questions (for which a wide answer is required) and short questions. The second part is relating to the accounting aspects and consists of exercises regarding the application of accounting methods. The questions concern the whole program.
a. Knowledge and understanding: the broad questions are intended to assess the knowledge of the topics and the student's ability to make links between them, the short questions cover a wider range of contents and are aimed at testing the knowledge of all the topics covered by the program.
b. Ability to apply knowledge and understanding, c. Autonomy of judgment, e. Ability to learn will be determined through the open questions formulated to require the student to make links between the topics and through the exercises that require the application of accounting notions.
d. Communication skills will be ascertained through open questions for which an appropriate language is required and through specific (short) questions aimed at verifying the correct comprehension and the appropriate use of the terminology used.
The two parts will be evaluated in 30/30, the final mark will be the average of the single evaluations obtained in the two parts. 18/30 is needed in both parts of the exam. Laude will be given to those particularly deserving students who, in addition to having complied with the requirements necessary to obtain a full assessment, in carrying out the exam have demonstrated an overall appreciable systematic knowledge of the subject, an excellent ability to apply the knowledge acquired to the specific problem in question, a significant autonomy of judgement, as well as special care in the formal drafting of the report.
In case of online exam, the content of the test will depend on the available computer applications. About this, complete information will be given through the Elly platform.
Moreover, the assessment of learning skills will consider the incurrence of intermediate tests during the course
The results will be communicated via the Esse3 platform. Any further information will be provided at the beginning of the course through the Elly platform.

Other information