Università degli Studi di Urbino Carlo Bo / Portale Web di Ateneo


A.Y. Credits
2018/2019 8
Lecturer Email Office hours for students
Annalisa Sentuti
Teaching in foreign languages
Course with optional materials in a foreign language English
This course is entirely taught in Italian. Study materials can be provided in the foreign language and the final exam can be taken in the foreign language.

Assigned to the Degree Course

Foreign Languages and Cultures (L-11)
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Learning Objectives

Upon completing this course, students will be able to:

  • Be familiar with the appropriate business administration vocabulary and concepts

  • Define the concept of a company and its institutional and legal framework.

  • Analysing decision-making process and functional areas in the company.

  • Identifying sources of funding in a company.

  • Analysing the company from an economic, patrimonial and financial perspective.

  • Read a financial statement.


This course examines fundamental concepts and principles of Business Administration.

After defining economic and business administration, emphasis is placed on the company, their features and the specific conditions that delineate their institutional and technical structure. Lectures will embrace all business aspects that are of importance, such as the various types of companies, relationship between company and environment, how a company works and how it is structured (roles, processes, activities, etc.). The course will also introduce the main concepts and measurement systems about corporate economic, financial and patrimonial equilibrium. Besides the course will concern with fundamental cost concepts and analysis. Finally, structure and contents of financial statements will be introduce.

Learning Achievements (Dublin Descriptors)

Knowledge and understanding: At the end of the course students should have acquired knowledge and understanding about the concept of a company and its institutional and legal framework and the basic patterns of firm behavior and decision-making proces in the context of Business Administration. 

Applying knowledge and understanding: Students should be able to appropriately and flexibly apply their knowledge in order to analyse the company from an economic, patrimonial and financial perspective. Students should also be able to read and correctely interpret an annual report.

Making judgements: Students should have the ability to integrate knowledge gained during the course and to handle complexity and formulate judgment independently about the economic, patrimonial and financial perspectives of the business.

Communication: Students should be familiar with the appropriate business administration vocabulary, terminology and concepts.

Lifelong learning skills: Students should have good learning skills and be able to independently deepen knowledge gained during the course and acquire new knowledge, skills and abilities about models and tools of Business Administration.

Teaching Material

The teaching material prepared by the lecturer in addition to recommended textbooks (such as for instance slides, lecture notes, exercises, bibliography) and communications from the lecturer specific to the course can be found inside the Moodle platform › blended.uniurb.it

Supporting Activities

The teaching material and specific communications from the lecturer can be found, together with other supporting activities, inside the Moodle platform › blended.uniurb.it

Didactics, Attendance, Course Books and Assessment


Lectures and exercises.


Strongly Recommended

Course books

Favotto F., Bazzolan S., Parbonetti A., 2016, Economia Aziendale. Modelli, misure, casi, McGrawHill Education, Milano. 

Chapters 1, 2, 3 (excluding paragraph 3.4.4), 4, 5 (excluding paragraphs 5.4 e 5.5), 6, 7, 8, 9 (excluding paragraphs 9.2 e 9.3), 10 (excluding paragraphs 10.2.3 e 10.2.4), 11 (excluding paragraph 11.4). 

Please contact the professor for using alternative text.


Written and oral examination.

The written examination (1 hour and a quarter) involves three questions and one exercise concerning the entire examination program.

The oral examination (which only takes place after one has passed the written part) involves questions on the entire examination program

Additional Information for Non-Attending Students


See information for attending students.


The student can request to sit the final exam in English with an alternative bibliography.

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