Business administration and organization

A.Y. 2020/2021
Overall hours
Learning objectives
The "Business Administration and Organisation" course has been designed for students of the Bachelor of Science in Legal Science to understand what a company is (whether it is a production company or a private company or a production and consumption company or a public institution), what its role in the economic system is, how it can best fulfil it, what the fundamental principles and concepts of economic accounting are, understood as the language of the company and, finally, what the main organisational and relational processes that develop within these institutions are.

More precisely, the aim of the course is not only to make people learn an appropriate business language, but also to develop their knowledge of:
- the institutional structures of companies of different kinds;
- the decision-making logic with regard to operational and strategic choices, the methods for aligning them and the effects they have on the company's profitability;
- economic accounting, and in particular the logic of double-entry bookkeeping and double-entry bookkeeping, the construction of balance sheet summaries and analysis of the same;
- the logic of work organisation in companies and the management of interpersonal dynamics.
Expected learning outcomes
· Ability to apply knowledge and understanding: the student will have tools to apply economic logic in decisions and in particular concerning: the basic elements related to corporate governance and corporate strategy decisions, the ability to read a company report, the ability to do organizational planning and management of change processes.
· Autonomy of judgement: learned the basic logics and techniques inherent developed first skills to observe with "critical spirit" the business phenomena in particular with reference to the paradoxes that can be created in the governance of enterprises and public institutions.
· Communication skills: the student will learn the economic language, which is a useful complement to the legal language related to economic and organizational phenomena.
· Learning ability: the student will develop the ability to read business phenomena in economic terms in such a way as to give a correct interpretative line to the legal aspects applied in companies and public administrations.
· Knowledge and comprehension: the student will have the tools to apply economic logic in decisions and in particular concerning: the basic elements related to corporate governance and corporate strategy decisions, the ability to read a company report, the ability to do organizational planning and management of change processes.
Course syllabus and organization

Single session

Lesson period
Second semester
In case of health emergency, the teaching activity will be carry out in accordance with the provisions of the academic authorities.
Course syllabus
The course is divided into three parts.
The first part is institutional and introductory to corporate governance, the second focuses on business and the accounting information system, the third develops the analysis of work organization decisions.
The business administration part of the course aims to teach the basic principles and tools for the government and development of companies of all kinds such as corporations, public administrations and organization with ideal motive. To this end, it develops
· the fundamental principles and concepts of the logic and instruments of corporate governance;
· the fundamental choices of company management;
· the basic method for the formulation and management of strategies and collaboration between companies;
· the main methods of analysis of the efficiency of the company's production systems.

The accounting part of the course aims to know how to apply
· the fundamental principles and concepts of accounting as the language of the company;
· the double-entry accounting method through a gradual series of practical applications;
· the accounting processes necessary to prepare the financial statements (balance sheet, income statement).

The organization part of the course aims to give tools in order to make decisions on the subject of:
· design of the organisational structure;
· design of performance control systems;
· design of human resources management systems.
Prerequisites for admission
The course is a basic course, therefore there are no prerequisites of knowledge to access it other than those already required to access the degree course.
Teaching methods
Teaching is provided through lectures aimed at presenting the fundamentals of business theory, including through the analysis of practical cases and exercises carried out with the participation of students.
Teaching Resources
Airoldi, Brunetti, Coda, Business administration, Il Mulino, Bologna, Latest editions on the market. In particular: the following chapters, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6(6)(1) to (6.6), 7(7)(1)(2), 9, 10, 11, 13.3, 15, 16.
Assessment methods and Criteria
The examination takes place in a written test lasting 75 minutes. The text is composed of three open-ended questions that will cover the different topics covered in the course and a set of 10 multiple-choice questions. The evaluation of the open-ended answers will take place in relation to the correctness of the economic language adopted, the correctness of the answer and its completeness. The grade is expressed in 30 maximums, while the closed questions weigh one third of the total grade. The results will be communicated through the online recording that provides for the possibility of rejection of the vote.
Lessons: 42 hours
Professor: Ruffini Renato