SECS-P/08 - 9 CFU - 2° Semester

Teaching Staff


Learning Objectives

Students (enrolled at the first year of their undergraduate programme in Business Administration) are requested to learn concepts and theoretical frameworks in important issues within the management of firms, as: principles of modern management; meaning of "doing business" within different governance structures, organizational forms, business typologies and competitive contexts; managerial and entrepreneurial capabilities in decision-making.

The course is taught in Italian language and both oral and written exams are held in Italian.

Course Structure

The course is structured as it follows:

Lectures, Case Analyses, Testimonials in Class. The web (website: and the main social media (facebook and twitter) will be used as well to turn the attendance in class in a more partecipative and immersive experience of learning

Detailed Course Content

Module 1, 3 CFU

Introduction to Management. Principles of Management in today context

Activities and roles of the managers: planning, organizing, leading, coordinating and controlling

The functions of management: classical, behavioral and contemporary approaches

The management as decision-making and the interpretative approaches

Module 2, 3 CFU

Economics, Business Economics and Management

The Firm: functions, types and ownership structures

The Firms: principles of economics and finance

Module 3, 3 CFU

The small and medium-sized firms

Start ups

Organizational structure and behavior

Textbook Information

Lecture Notes from the Instructor

Open in PDF format Versione in italiano