Business management (2017/2018)

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Name of lecturers
Claudio Baccarani, Angelo Bonfanti
Claudio Baccarani
Number of ECTS credits allocated
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Language of instruction
Secondo Semestre Triennali dal Feb 19, 2018 al Jun 1, 2018.

Lesson timetable

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Learning outcomes

The course aims to provide students with the basic knowledge in the field of business management and decision-making process.


The corporation and its identity: what is a corporation, aims, role, vision, mission, strategy, social responsibility, profit, risk, short and long term
The firm's life cycle: birth, evolution, and survival
The company and its environment: complexity, pace of change, shareholder and stakeholder approach
Human resources in the company: entrepreneur, entrepreneurship, manager, leader and leadership
Creativity and Innovation
Corporate strategy and competitive strategy
Decision-making in the firm

The module involves a range of teaching strategies including lectures, case studies and guest lectures. Additional material will be in the form of web-based reading and research, selected texts, journal articles and contemporary magazine and press articles. Independent research and study will be encouraged throughout to complement group work activities.

Reference books
Author Title Publisher Year ISBN Note
Claudio Baccarani, Federico Brunetti, Elena Giaretta (a cura di) Impresa e management tra competitività e progresso (Edizione 2) Giappichelli 2015 9788834859384
Claudio Baccarani Pensieri per il management nel tempo dell'imprevedibilità e delle sorprese Giappichelli 2011

Assessment methods and criteria

1 hour written examination made up of open questions to test basic knowledge. If passed, oral examination to test critical analysis skills will take place.