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1st semester

Course descriptions

  • General Principles of EU Law.
  • General Overview on the Institutions of the European Union.
  • Company Law: Basic Elements.
  • The Freedom of Establishment.
  • The Freedom of Establishment in the Decisions of the CJEU.
  • The Harmonisation Programme.
  • The 1st and the 11th Company Law Directives (Disclosure, Agency and Nullity).
  • The 2nd Company Law Directive (Legal Capital).
  • The 3rd and the 6th Company Law Directives (Mergers and Divisions).
  • Cross-Border Mergers.
  • European Business Organizations.
  • Formation and Financing of EU Companies.
  • Management and Control.
  • The Influence of European Financial Markets Regulation on European Company Law (Takeover Bids and Shareholders’ Rights).

Prof. Corrado Malberti


The course is divided into units. Each unit will include a traditional lecture with an introduction of the theme of the unit, and an open discussion of the topic using cases and readings. Students are requested to present some specific techniques or case studies during class.

The course will present a selection of HR and preliminary organizational behaviour topics, such as:

  • Linking strategy and HRM.
  • Diversity management and multicultural teams.
  • HR demand and market.
  • Selection and Hiring.
  • Training methods and decision making.
  • HR assessment.
  • Motivation, performances and incentive schemes.
  • Careers management and compensation systems.

Prof. Roberta Cuel


The course aims to provide students with a general understanding of the role of information systems and information and communication technologies (ICT) in modern organizations, in order to prepare managers and staff of modern business to understand the main technological solutions available for organizations operating in the digital economy. The course aims to provide the basis for understanding the business phenomena nowadays more and more connected to the use of ICT, with a special attention to the relationship between ICT, business organization and related costs.

  • ICT, trends, convergences and consequences: the value of going digital.
  • New laws of the knowledge society.
  • Definitions of Information systems.
  • Information Technology as a Support to Strategic Management.
  • The productivity paradox.
  • Classification of Information systems.
  • Application software and its possible acquisition ways.
  • Software licensing.
  • Components of Information Systems – Networks.
  • Issues in Managing the IS Infrastructure.
  • Freeconomics.
  • Emerging computing environments.
  • Big data: characteristics, application fields and tools.
  • Data Management concerns and respective problems.
  • Database and Database Management Systems, advantages, costs and risks.
  • Data Analysis: datawarehouse, datamarts, OLAP, dataming and text mining tools.
  • OLAP, their characteristics and the comparison with OLTP.
  • Data Mining and other mining techniques.

Prof. Andrea Molinari


The course is divided into a number of topics that are designed to develop the competences outlined above:

  • Introduction to International Accounting.
  • Review of Accounting Basics.
  • Financial Reporting Standards.
  • Conceptual Framework.
  • Structure of Financial Statements.
  • Understanding Income Statement.
  • Understanding Statement of Financial Position/Balance Sheet.
  • Understanding Cash Flow Statement.
  • Financial Analysis Techniques.
  • Financial Statement Analysis: Applications.
  • Evaluating Quality of Financial Reporting.

Prof. Caterina Pesci


The module gives a comprehensive insight into of strategy models for the international competition, particularly on the characteristics of international business, strategic planning in the international context, and management of various business activities in a global environment.

The international marketing part will give an in-depth knowledge of the development factors of international marketing and of the latest areas on interest in this field. Analysis of international environment and demand, international segmentation, international marketing mix, e-business. Particular attention shall be given to relationship marketing and to the techniques of analysis of consumer behaviour (this part may be taught as a separate course by a teacher from one of the partner universities, to enhance the interaction between partners and expose the students to different didactic approaches).

Moving from an overview of international commerce to discuss the globalization of the competitive environment, the course examines the various aspects of a firm’s activity in the light of the process of internationalization. The course is divided into a number of topics that are designed to develop the competencies outlined above:

  • The process of globalization and the development of the international trade system.
  • International trade theory and theories on the internationalization of the firm.
  • Foreign Direct Investments and the multinational companies.
  • Strategies for the international firm.
  • Organization of the international firm.
  • Production strategy for international firms.
  • International Market Analysis.
  • Marketing in foreign markets.
  • International Human resources management.
  • A business simulation will be part of the programme to give the opportunity to the students to apply their acquired knowledge to (albeit simulated) reality.

Prof. Italo Trevisan


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