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


A.Y. Credits
2021/2022 8
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Francesca Sgrò
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

Modern Languages and Civilisations (L-11)
Curriculum: AZIENDALE
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Learning Objectives

At the end of the course, students have a basic knowledge of business phenomena. They know the different classes of firms and organizations (for-profit firms, public organizations, and non-profit firms) and their specific configurations and groups of companies. They know the characteristics of the firm as a system and the elements that compose it. They can verify the presence of economic and financial equilibrium conditions, being familiar with the appropriate business administration vocabulary and concepts. Finally, they can describe the elements of financial statements and read a financial statement.


  • Business economics as a social science
  • Firm: concept and classification.
  • The firm as a system and its relations with the economic and social environment
  • Business operations
  • Different models of corporate governance
  • Tangible and intangible resources
  • Conditions of economic and financial equilibrium
  • Financial statement
  • Corporate Social Responsibility
  • Business performance analysis

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 a firm's behavior and decision-making process in the context of Business Administration. 

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

Making judgments: Students should have the ability to integrate knowledge gained during the course and to handle complexity and formulate judgment independently about the economic 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

Didactics, Attendance, Course Books and Assessment




Strongly Recommended.

Course books

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

Chapters 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 (excluding paragraphs 5.4 e 5.5), 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). 


Written and oral examination.

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


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Course books

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