BUSINESS MANAGEMENT

Second cycle degree in CHEMICAL AND PROCESS ENGINEERING

Campus: PADOVA

Language: English

Teaching period: Second Semester

Lecturer: PATRIZIA GARENGO

Number of ECTS credits allocated: 6


Syllabus
Prerequisites: The course can be followed by students with different background.
Examination methods: A written examination (50%) and a group assignment (50%)
The written examination is organized in 10 open-ended questions to assess:
1. knowledge of the main theoretical concepts about company strategy, business models, organizational department and continuous improvement
2. clarity and ability to synthesize managerial issues
3. ability of reasoning

The group assignment require the study of a real company issue to prove the capability below
1. Critical Originality in the study of a real organizational context
2. Use of the theoretical knowledge to solve a real managerial issue.
Course unit contents: 1. The company's strategy and business models
2. Business Performance management
3. Organisational functions and managerial processes
a. Marketing and sales: Strategies and industrial marketing mix
b. Research and Development: the main phases and the new products development
c. Operational management: types of production systems and operational processes
4. Continuous improvement: from the Quality Management Lean management