Teaching workshop

A.Y. 2021/2022
Overall hours
Learning objectives
In a market that is becoming increasingly challenging, knowing how to read and interpret a budget is a fundamental skill, in order to know the "health" of an publishing company.

The workshop aims to analyze the economic and financial strategy of publishing companies, through the examination of the financial statements: Fiscal Status, Economic Statement and Integrative Note.

The budgetary analysis will take place through the study of real cases of publishing companies, both nationally and internationally, including publicly traded companies. In addition, press releases of listed companies, which are concerned with the disclosure of financial information, which have an influence on the share price, will be examined.
Expected learning outcomes
Students who will attend this workshop will be able to make a judgment on the liquidity, solidity and cost-effectiveness of the publishing company, as well as on the reliability and credibility of the budget data that is analyzed.
The workshop will be conducted through case studies, group exercises, experienced talks and interactions with company managers.
Course syllabus and organization

Single session

Lesson period
Second semester
Didactic method:
Lectures will be delivered remotely, principally in synchronous format via Teams. Some of the lectures will be provided asynchronously and will be available on the Ariel website of the course.

Study materials:
On the course page on Ariel, students will be able to find all the information on the lectures and any changes to the programme and its related documents (bibliography etc) in case of lockdown.

Method and type of examination:
The examination will be in oral form. In case it proves impossible to hold the exam face to face, the exam will take place remotely, in ways which will be communicated on the course page on Ariel at the end of the course.
Course syllabus
The object of the laboratory is the analysis of the economic-financial strategy of the publishing companies, through the examination of the balance sheet: Financial Statements, Income Statement and Notes to the Financial Statements.
Prerequisites for admission
No prerequisites requested.
Teaching methods
The teaching method is based on case studies and balance sheet analysis of national and international companies.
Teaching Resources
Publishing companies' Balance Sheet.
Assessment methods and Criteria
Assessment methods: index analysis

The final evaluation is based on participation in the class activities and on the quality of the audiovisual products made by the students.
No grade is given, since this is a workshop.
- University credits: 3
Humanities workshops: 20 hours
Professor: Allievi Anna Maria