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Business Administration

Academic Year: 
Degree Level: 
Bachelor's Degree
Teaching Facility: 
Department of Economics and Business
Access Requirements: 
Locally scheduled
Italian Classification: 
L-18 Scienze dell'economia e della gestione aziendale
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Course Overview

Graduates in Business Administration should be able to apply, with a strong methodologic rigor, their acquired knowledge, abilities and competences in order to manage different activities (accounting, administration, organization, marketing) in various types of firms (publicly-held, governmental, NGOs or privately-held; in manufacturing as well as in service sectors; in small, medium or large size enterprises).

Therefore, graduates should: hold a multidisciplinary knowledge on business, economics, law and quantitative methods, useful to investigate business structure and dynamics, economic phenomena, and the specific processes and activities of a firm, looking at different perspectives; hold a comprehensive knowledge of the different disciplines within the field of business administration, with a special focus on: the economic context where firms work, the goals, principles and models of business administration, the domain of accounting, management and organization; acquire specific knowledge about team-work and methods of analysis that are relevant for the firms’ activities.

In conclusion, graduates will be able to: process mental maps that will help them to understand how the theoretical quantitative models work; comprehend business connections between the various functional areas of firms in order to understand the overall operative rules and corporate goals; develop knowledge of specific corporate tasks individually, in order to accomplish the most important goals of firms.

Educational Goals

All teaching modules are set in order to facilitate active and applied learning in class. Therefore students will: master quantitative methods; be able to apply accounting, auditing and control knowledge to corporate operations and dynamics; be competent in evaluating alternative competitive scenarios and develop the best solutions, also by means of simulations and role playing situations; be able to define the set of rules in various scenarios and apply it accordingly; develop good skills in building relationships and team-working.

All teaching modules are set in order to allow students to: evaluate corporate and economical processes from different viewpoints; gather and interpret typical business administration data relevant to taking corporate decisions; widen alternative corporate choices, maintaining ethical and professional responsibilities applying them in the social-economical context; consider and evaluate different alternatives and variables to solve business and economics problems. Students will be capable of effectively using codes and colloquialism of modern language, both in written and spoken form, certifying the knowledge acquired in business administration studies and, at the same time, applying what they have studied to practical corporate issues.

In detail, students will: progressively improve their capabilities to explain economical and corporate issues and learn to communicate them effectively; master the terminology of law; develop skills to report to the stakeholders, considered one of the fundamental principles of business administration; be able to develop listening skills and be attentive and cater for stakeholder's needs. Students will acquire knowledge, abilities and competences by: participating in modules activities; dedicating consistent time to individual study; participating in traineeships, working projects and other activities organized in order to facilitate connections with enterprises and business professionals.

Job Opportunities

Due to the specific training program of the course in Business Administration, graduates can be employed by a wide variety of publicly-held, governmental, NGOs and privately-held firms,  involved in the production of commodities as well as services, with organization roles in:

  • Strategic Management and Planning
  • Consulting and Training Activities
  • Front-office
  • Implementation of new technologies
  • Accounting, finance and control
  • Logistic Management
  • Marketing and Trade Sales Management
  • Human Resources Management