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Second cycle
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School of Engineering
Course unit
INM0017897, A.A. 2019/20

Information concerning the students who enrolled in A.Y. 2019/20

Information on the course unit
Degree course First cycle degree in
IN0509, Degree course structure A.Y. 2011/12, A.Y. 2019/20
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Number of ECTS credits allocated 6.0
Type of assessment Mark
Department of reference Department of Management and Engineering
Mandatory attendance No
Language of instruction Italian
Single Course unit The Course unit can 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 CIPRIANO FORZA ING-IND/35

ECTS: details
Type Scientific-Disciplinary Sector Credits allocated
Core courses ING-IND/35 Engineering and Management 6.0

Course unit organization
Period Second semester
Year 1st Year
Teaching method frontal

Type of hours Credits Teaching
Hours of
Individual study
Lecture 6.0 48 102.0 No turn

Start of activities 02/03/2020
End of activities 12/06/2020
Show course schedule 2019/20 Reg.2011 course timetable

Prerequisites: No prerequisite
Target skills and knowledge: Students will learn fundamental elements of business administration. Particularly, students will develop the ability a) to map the main activities carried out in a company onto its functional areas and business processes and b) to determine both standard and actual production costs and to use them to make short-run decisions as well as for budgeting and variance analysis.
Examination methods: Written exam and, if necessary or requested by the student, oral exam. The written exam is composed of closed-ended questions, open-ended questions, and one or more exercises.
Assessment criteria: Assessment will be based on the student’s understanding of the proposed concepts, models and methods as well as on his/her ability to apply them in an autonomous and conscious manner.
Course unit contents: Introduction to organizations: What is an organization? Fundamentals of organizational structure and internal coordination mechanisms.

Functional areas of a company. Operations; R&D and new product development process; marketing and sales; staff functions.

Cost accounting. Cost terms, concepts and classifications. Full costing and direct costing. Cost-volume-profit analysis. Short-run decision analysis: differential costs and revenues. Standard costing and variance analysis.
Planned learning activities and teaching methods: Lectures. Attendance is not mandatory but strongly recommended for the understanding of the proposed concepts, models and methods as well as for the development of the ability to apply them in an autonomous and conscious manner.
Additional notes about suggested reading: Further readings:
Anthony R.N., Hawkins D.F., Macrì D.M., Merchant K.A., 2008. Analisi dei costi. Milano: McGraw-Hill.
Grillo M., Silva F., 1989. Impresa, concorrenza, organizzazione. Lezioni di economia e politica industriale, Roma: La Nuova Italia Scientifica.
Textbooks (and optional supplementary readings)
  • Forza C., L'impresa e le sue “aree funzionali”. Introduzione all’azienda e all’organizzazione aziendale. Padova: Edizioni Libreria Progetto, 2008. Cerca nel catalogo
  • Forza C. e Manfrin M., I costi di produzione. Padova: Edizioni Libreria Progetto, 2009. Cerca nel catalogo

Innovative teaching methods: Teaching and learning strategies
  • Lecturing
  • Interactive lecturing
  • Active quizzes for Concept Verification Tests and class discussions
  • Use of online videos
  • 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