First cycle
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Second cycle
degree courses
Single cycle
degree courses
School of Economics and Political Science
Course unit
EPP6077238, A.A. 2019/20

Information concerning the students who enrolled in A.Y. 2018/19

Information on the course unit
Degree course Second cycle degree in
EP2372, Degree course structure A.Y. 2017/18, A.Y. 2019/20
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Number of ECTS credits allocated 12.0
Type of assessment Mark
Department of reference Department of Economics and Management
E-Learning website
Mandatory attendance No
Language of instruction English
Single Course unit The Course unit CANNOT be attended under the option Single Course unit attendance
Optional Course unit The Course unit can be chosen as Optional Course unit

Teacher in charge FIORENZA BELUSSI SECS-P/08
Other lecturers PAOLO GUBITTA SECS-P/10

ECTS: details
Type Scientific-Disciplinary Sector Credits allocated
Core courses SECS-P/08 Corporate Finance 6.0
Core courses SECS-P/10 Business Organisation 6.0

Course unit organization
Period First semester
Year 2nd Year
Teaching method frontal

Type of hours Credits Teaching
Hours of
Individual study
Lecture 12.0 84 216.0 No turn

Start of activities 23/09/2019
End of activities 18/01/2020
Show course schedule 2019/20 Reg.2017 course timetable

Examination board
Board From To Members of the board
2 Commissione AA 2019/20 01/10/2019 30/11/2020 BELUSSI FIORENZA (Presidente)
GUBITTA PAOLO (Membro Effettivo)

Prerequisites: none
Target skills and knowledge: The student will be able to acquire fundamental knowledge to understand the entrepreneurial development process and to acquire the basic knowledge to organize the team work of a start-up and the evaluation of a business plan.
Examination methods: Individual written exam (60%)
Group assignment (project work) (40%)
Assessment criteria: The student must demonstrate knowledge of the issues addressed during the course and be able to interpret the analysis of the entrepreneurial process, including the ability of corporate governance, and the organization of a business model. It will also have to show good levels of autonomy in applying the knowledge acquired to different business cases, indicating the right strategies.
Course unit contents: Module A – Entrepreneurship
The entrepreneurial process (chapter 1)
Recognizing opportunities and generating ideas (chapter 2)
Feasibility analysis (chapter 3)
Choosing a form of business organization (part of chapter 7)
Assessing a New Venture’s Financial Strength and Viability (chapter 8)
Building a new venture team (chapter 9)
Preparing for and evaluating the challenges for growth (chapter 13)

Module B – Strategy for Growth
Developing an Effective Business Model (chapter 4)
Industry and Competitor Analysis (chapter 5)
Writing a Business Plan (chapter 6)
Marketing Issues (chapter 11)
The Importance of Intellectual Property (chapter 12)
Strategies for Firm Growth (chapter 14): including entrepreneurial growth, portfolio restructuring activities and firms' renewal (invited Professor)
Planned learning activities and teaching methods: In addition to traditional lectures, the student will be involved in seminar activities, case study, firm' leader presentation, and group work to be presented in class.
Textbooks (and optional supplementary readings)
  • Barringer B.R., Ireland R.D., Entrepreneurship: Successfully Launching New Ventures (5th Edition),. --: Pearson, 2016. Cerca nel catalogo

Innovative teaching methods: Teaching and learning strategies
  • Laboratory
  • Problem based learning
  • Case study
  • Interactive lecturing
  • Working in group
  • Loading of files and pages (web pages, Moodle, ...)

Innovative teaching methods: Software or applications used
  • Moodle (files, quizzes, workshops, ...)

Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)
Decent Work and Economic Growth Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure Responsible Consumption and Production