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1st semester

Course descriptions


The course provides an overview of European and international business law. After a general introduction on the legal framework governing European and international business structures, the course investigates the following topics:

  • The freedom of establishment of companies in the EU
  • The harmonisation programme of EU company law
  • National and cross-border mergers.
  • Divisions and conversions
  • The digitalisation of EU company law
  • Shareholder rights
  • Corporate sustainability
  • European business organisations
  • Formation and financing of companies
  • Management and control

Students are invited to take part in class discussions

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:

  • HR and digitalization
  • Diversity management and multicultural teams
  • Selection and Hiring
  • Training methods and personal development
  • Motivation, performances and incentive schemes
  • Careers management and compensation systems
  • Leadership and agile work
  • Work-life balance and working syndromes

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
  • Digital Ecology and sustainability of Information Systems
  • Big data, energy consumption and blockchain
  • 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 and Applications
  • Evaluating Quality of Financial Reporting
  • Understanding sustainability measurment issues

Prof. Caterina Pesci


The module gives a comprehensive insight into 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 is taught as a separate module by a teacher from one of the partner universities, to enhance the interaction between partners and expose the students to different didactic approaches).

The ISM part moves 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. Particular attention is given to the issue of sustainability in the management of international firms.

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
  • Sustainability and Business: international business environment and sustaniability-oriented practices
  • Strategies and production strategy for the international firm
  • Organization and human resource management of the international firm
  • International Market Analysis
  • Financial strategies for international firms

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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