Laurea Magistrale (Second cycle degree/Two year Master - 120 ECTS) in Business Administration and Management

Degree programme

Programme type Laurea Magistrale (Second cycle degree/Two year Master - 120 ECTS)
Academic Year 2017/2018
General policies and regulations D.M. 270
Code 8842
Course class LM-77 - Management
Years in which the programme is being held Every year
Mode of study Traditional lecture (classroom-taught)
Admission typology Restricted access
Curricula
Place of teaching Rimini
Type Course with one or more international curricula
Programme Director Paola Brighi
Teachers Teachers
Language Italian,English

Admission requirements and assessment of previously acquired knowledge/competences

Curricular requirements:

To be able to profitably follow the 2nd cycle degree programme in Business Administration and Management, students must possess the following knowledge:

- the fundamentals of business, economics, law, mathematics and statistics;

- for admission to the curricula delivered in Italian (Business Administration and Auditing and Business Management) knowledge of the English language (to level B1 PET).

- for admission to the curriculum delivered in English (Service Management) knowledge of the English language (to level B2).

Admission to the 2nd cycle degree programme, Italian curricula, is also subject to the possession of the following curricular requirements:

1. A 1st cycle degree in one of the following classes, or other suitable qualification obtained abroad:

- ex Italian Ministerial Decree 270/04:

L-18 Economic and Business Management Sciences

L-33 Economic Sciences

- ex. Italian Ministerial Decree no. 509/99:

17 Economic and Business Management Sciences

28 Economic Sciences

- Previous four-year degree programme system:

a degree obtained from a School of Economics or other degree with equivalent legal value

- Three-year first cycle university degree:

degree obtained from a School of Economics or other qualification with the same legal value. If no degree certificate is held by the candidate, admission to the 2nd Cycle Degree Programme is subject to assessment by a Board to ascertain the required skills and competencies through the assessment of the candidate's curriculum and any other documents submitted by the candidate.

If the Board considers the level of the candidates' knowledge and skills to be satisfactory, they will be allowed to enrol in a test to assess their personal competencies and skills.

Admission to the 2nd cycle degree programme, English curricula (Service Management), is also subject to the possession of the following curricular requirements:

1. A 1st cycle degree or other suitable qualification obtained abroad.

If the Board considers the level of the candidates' knowledge and skills to be satisfactory, they will be allowed to enrol in a test to assess their personal competencies and skills.

Assessment of knowledge and language skills

Admission to the degree programme, Italian curriculum, is subject to the assessment of knowledge and skills in the English language, to level B1 by the University Linguistic Centre.

Admission to the degree programme, English curriculum, is subject to the assessment of knowledge and skills in the English language, to level B2, in the methods laid down in the call for admissions.

Students already in possession of a corresponding language certification, graduates from programmes delivered in the English language, mother-tongue English speaking graduates and graduates in English language and literature or equivalent qualification are exonerated from this requirement.

The Degree Programme may require students to recover any initial deficit if they are assessed on admission to below level B1 for the Italian curriculum and B2 for the English curriculum.

Restricted access

The second cycle degree programme may adopt restricted access set at local level (pursuant to art. 2 of Italian Law 264/99) depending on the available resources.

The number of places and the selection methods are published annually in the relative call for applications.

Assessment of personal competencies and skills

Admission to the 2nd Cycle Degree Programme is subject to the possession of the described curricular requirements and to the passing of a test to assess the students' personal competences and skills, which will be done in one of the following ways:

- For the curricula in Italian:

- Assessment of CV and qualifications, to check the possession of the curricular requirements, the letter of motivation and any other documentation listed in the call for admissions

- For the curriculum in English:

- Assessment of CV and qualifications, to check the possession of the curricular requirements, the letter of motivation and any other documentation listed in the call for admissions

- Interview in English via Skype, aiming to check the effective consistency of the candidate's profile with the outcomes of the AEGI Degree Programme in Service Management.

Programme profile

The Programme aims to provide students with the specialist scientific and technical knowledge required to work in a managerial role in a company, or in a freelance capacity, particularly using the competencies developed in the following areas: administrative and accounting, taxation, marketing and strategy, management control and planning, management and innovation and internationalisation, services management. The programme particularly investigates the topics of internal and external control of both public and private organisations of all sizes. The Programme aims to develop qualified professionals to work in the fields of administration and company management, or provide economic, legal and accounting consultancy services to businesses. The main career opportunities include roles of responsibility in the administration and management of businesses, particularly in the areas of marketing, innovation management and internationalisation, as well as Chartered Accountancy (after passing the State Exam to qualify for the profession), having mandatorily obtained the Second Cycle Degree. This Second-Cycle Degree Programme provides all the tools required to autonomously manage a range of business fields, from administration to accounting and finance, in top management positions in both public and private organisations. The knowledge acquired during the programme may be supplemented by curricular activities and seminars running regularly throughout the programme, and during an internship at one of the many local businesses and institutions. Particular importance is paid to the production of the dissertation, based on detailed case studies or frontier management topics which can be developed in collaboration with the association of chartered accountants or with local businesses and trade associations.

The programme aims therefore to train professionals able to create, manage and audit administration and management systems in public and private businesses.

The programme curriculum run in the English language also aims to train professionals working in services management in both industrial and services companies of all sizes working in national and international markets. Services are highly complex and dynamic economic activities, influenced by information and communication technologies, market globalisation and their widespread effect on the lives of both people and organisations.

The overall aim of this curriculum is to provide students with the knowledge and tools required to fully understand the key strategic and operational aspects of services management in national and international businesses.

Expected learning outcomes

Internship


International mobility


Access to further study

It gives access to third cycle studies (Dottorato di ricerca/Scuole di specializzazione) and master universitario di secondo livello.

Career opportunities

Chartered Accountant (after passing the State Exams and registering with the Professional Register)

function in a professional context:

Chartered accountants provide consulting services in accounting, fiscal and taxation fields to both physical and legal persons. Chartered accounting activities include both general consulting (to physical and legal persons and institutional bodies) and actual administrative and accounting tasks for economic operators.

The Chartered Accountant:

· provides assistance and tax representation and consulting;

· provides business and economic advice;

· holds appointments in bankruptcy procedures;

· assists in extraordinary business operations;

· holds supervisory roles in commercial companies and other private and public institutions;

  • Works both for national and international firms and institutions.

To be admitted to the State Exam to become a Chartered Accountant, students must complete a mandatory 18-month internship, which may partly be performed during the university during the course of studies. Six learning credits are assigned to the internship.

competencies associated to the function:

Chartered Accountants' competencies include updated knowledge on fiscal, economic, legal and administrative subjects, in order to correctly perform or advise on fiscal matters and perform legal, economic and accounting evaluations of the economic and asset situation of economic operators; budget planning; evaluations for company liquidations; asset evaluation for succession purposes; social security contributions for individual employees; administrative audits; investment consulting for small savers.

In the international field, they must be familiar with European Union fiscal and legal regulations as well as the specifics of international accounting principles (IAS-IFABS).

Chartered Accountants may perform audits and other specific tasks performed in their role as technical consultant for courts. To provide consulting services to businesses working internationally, they must have a strong knowledge of the English language and be able to use the most common tax and accounting computer software.

career opportunities:

- Professional firms

- Public institutions

- Private businesses

Administrative Director

Auditor (Financial Statement auditor and certifier)

function in a professional context:

Administrative Directors oversee the operations of the administrative department and manage company accounts as a whole, in connection with key company stakeholders (banks, Revenue Agency, suppliers, etc.):

· They are in charge of the administrative department, drafting financial statements, in cooperation with banks and other external stakeholders, and updating VAT records.

· They deal with goods invoicing, company finance evaluations, and maintain relations with suppliers. They draft financial statements, manage tax returns, general and industrial accounting ledgers, relations with the tax offices, reporting.

· They manage the administrative accounts, coordinate the staff of the department and maintain relations with banks.

· They coordinate the administrative staff and report to the general management of the company.

· They oversee the general business accounts, and draft the financial statements supported by other department staff. They oversee the accounting records, relations with banks, invoicing and drafting of financial statements. They manage the accounts and coordinate the accounting staff.

· In small and medium enterprises, they perform activities similar to those of the accounts director and the administrative manager which generally demand a higher level of training to that of the accounting staff, and also hold coordinating roles.

competencies associated to the function:

Specialist knowledge, skills and abilities are required to perform the above functions in the economic, administrative and accounting fields. They must have strong organisational and resource management skills.

Competencies are particularly required in the following fields:

- Administrative, accounting and regulatory fields. In legal areas they shall have regulatory and administrative knowledge and skills, particularly concerning regional, provincial and municipal regulations. Knowledge of European regulations is also of fundamental importance, considering the onerous consequences of procedural violations for businesses working

not only at local level.

- In the regulatory field, they will be able to adapt to the innovations introduced by modifications to the applicable regulations.

- They will be able to perform administrative and financial audits on projects and/or training actions.

- They will be able to exploit and understand the potential of new technologies.

- They will be able to use and manage new accounting and administrative application software.

- They will be able to work in a team.

career opportunities:

- Private businesses

- Public institutions

- Consultant for bodies and businesses

Auditor (Financial Statement auditor and certifier)

function in a professional context:

Auditors analyse the company accounts, checking that they are kept regularly, that the management issues are correctly reported in the accounting entries, and that the financial statements comply with the regulations reporting true and fair representation of the firm activity. They are required to express an opinion on the asset situation and the financial and economic soundness of the company, certifying the accounts as a guarantee of the economic viability of the business.

Auditors:

- Working also as external auditor, audit the accounts and accounting documents, providing technical, civil and criminal legal advice;

- Prepare financial summaries and statements as well as periodical balance sheets and annual financial statements;

- Analyse the accounts and the financial results;

- Review and organise the accounting system and procedures; provide tax advice;

- Provide legal and business advice and assistance and financial consulting services to draft investment and funding plans.

competencies associated to the function:

Auditors must possess competencies in the regulatory and accounting field used to assess the correct management of the company within national and international regulations.

They must also possess organisational skills in order to plan their work within the company.

They must be able to perform operating and management risk analyses of the company activities.

In order to assess whether the business is compliant, they may also run simulations and suitability tests using computer tools. This requires appropriate technical and computing skills.

Appropriate knowledge of the English language is required to support the internationalisation of many business activities.

career opportunities:

- Private businesses (as Director of Finance)

- Public institutions

- Auditing firms

- Independent Consultant for private businesses and public institutions.

Business Manager

function in a professional context:

Business Managers are in charge of a sector or department of a private company or a body of the public administration. They play a strategic role, allowing the organisation to achieve the important business objectives set.

Business managers:

- Support the company management in market analyses, using advanced qualitative and quantitative tools, and in strategic planning, using advanced business planning, business development and competition analysis methods.

- Support the company management in real and financial investment strategies, maintaining relations with external funding sources.

- Manage the company's internationalisation processes, also identifying the most efficient organisational methods.

- Analyse demand and adopt marketing and customer relations strategies.

- Manage the company's technological and organisational changes.

- In financial and administrative fields, they manage and coordinate the internal administration and financial transactions

- of the company or organisation, according to the instructions of the general directors and managing directors and in collaboration with the managers of other business areas or sectors.

- In small and medium enterprises they play a managerial and coordinating role, analysing the markets and the competition, overseeing sales and marketing activities, management control, planning and financial control.

They cooperate with the company management for service activities (customer relationship management, management

of business processes and HR, etc.).

competencies associated to the function:

Specialist knowledge, skills and abilities are required to perform the above functions in the economic field.

- Technical competencies including basic administrative, economic and strategic knowledge acquired during the study programme;

- Managerial skills, including the ability to motivate a group, delegate, effectively and efficiently organise the work, and planning skills;

- Interpersonal skills, and be able to work in a team;

- Strategic skills in understanding the company objectives and tactical skills to adapt the processes in place in order to achieve them;

- Language skills, particularly knowledge of the English language.

career opportunities:

- Small or medium private companies working in industrial and service sectors (as head of sales, marketing, purchasing, management control, etc.)

- Medium or large private companies working in industrial and service sectors (as head or director of sales, marketing, purchasing, management control, or as general director, financial director, services manager, etc.)

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