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

Degree programme

Programme type Laurea Magistrale (Second cycle degree/Two year Master - 120 ECTS)
Academic Year 2018/2019
General policies and regulations D.M. 270
Code 0897
Degree Programme Class LM-77 - Management
Years in which the programme is being held

1° and 2° year

Teaching mode Traditional lecture (classroom-taught)
Admission typology Restricted access
Curricula

Curriculum in Direzione Aziendale
Curriculum in International Management (in lingua inglese)

Place of teaching Bologna
Type Course with one or more international curricula
Degree Programme Director Simone Ferriani
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 Management students must possess the following knowledge:

- basic knowledge of mathematics;

- basic knowledge of business subjects;

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

A 1st cycle three-year degree in any class, or a degree from a previous four-year degree system, or other suitable qualification obtained abroad.

Assessment of knowledge and language skills

For Business Administration:

Only students holding a certified English knowledge equal to B1 (or an equivalent language certification) can apply to the program.

For International Management:

Only students holding a certified English knowledge equal to B2 (or an equivalent language certification) can apply to the program.

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 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 prescribed curricular requirements and to the passing of a test to assess personal competencies and skills, which will be done by setting a minimum score in the entrance exam set for this restricted access programme. The programme may set differentiated entrance exams, in terms of methods, contents and timing, for each curriculum

Programme profile

The 2nd cycle degree programme in Business Management trains Managers able to perform management tasks in single-business or diversified companies, or in any of their relative functional areas: strategic analysis, sales, marketing, human resources, strategic control, coordinating teams of experts and technical staff in charge the promotion, market development and marketing of products and services, implementing the company sales policies and intervening in all company processes. These professional figures require in-depth knowledge of economic theory, international accounting and management control, and must be able to use quantitative models to adopt a systematic approach to problem solving. The core learning activities privilege the indispensable competences of business managers and business consultants: the activities included in the study plan aim to provide the minimum skills required for starting a professional career. The programme focuses particularly on business subjects, but also provides the required skills in mathematical, statistical, economic and legal fields.

In the Italian curriculum, knowledge of the English language is consolidated during the English language course unit included in the study plan, and assessed in the relative exam. Students apply the acquired knowledge and skills to further learning activities, also for the preparation of the final examination.


Curricula

The 2nd cycle Degree programme is divided into two courses: CORPORATE GOVERNANCE, INTERNATIONAL MANAGEMENT

CLAMDA – International Management is a 2 year Master Degree conceived of as a graduate course which will prepare students for a professional career.

The Master sets high academic and intellectual standards, being based upon the latest academic research in the International Business field.

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

Business Manager

function in a professional context:

1 The expected roles are initially those of junior figures or assistant to managerial positions in national or international businesses. These roles should subsequently develop, acquiring greater responsibility, into positions such as sales manager, operations manager, finance manager, human resources manager and company director.

2 The Business Manager performs the following main functions:

- Oversees the top management of a single-business or diversified company and its single functions; in particular dealing with strategic analysis, sales, marketing, human resources management, strategic control;

- Coordinates teams of experts and technical staff in charge of promotion activities for the development and positioning of goods and services in the market;

- Implements the company's sales policies;

- Intervenes in all company processes, with all-round competency for business management;

- Supervises and monitors the company management, presenting different solutions to the demands of the strategic top management;

- Ensures the coherence of expenditure and budgets, calculating economic convenience, analysing deviations, drafting budgets and reports.

competencies associated to the function:

Competencies associated to the Business Manager:

- Specific knowledge and specialist skills in economic and managerial fields.

- Knowledge of a foreign language;

- Self-learning and lifelong learning competencies;

Internal negotiating skills within the working team (team building) and external negotiating skills with customers, suppliers, trade unions, trade associations, public and private institutions and authorities.

Closely linked to these are conflict resolution and time management skills;

Ability to source resources in order to achieve the assigned objectives;

Ability to manage multiculturalism and work profitably in different contexts;

Ability to forecast and prepare the company for social and technological changes;

Ability to maintain effective relations and public speaking skills.

career opportunities:

The main career opportunities for Business Managers are:

- Industrial concerns and service companies of different sizes;

- Medium sized companies driven by innovation;

- Companies working internationally, particularly in general management, business unit management, sales, marketing, management control;

- New businesses in manufacturing and services sectors
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Business Consultant

function in a professional context:

1 The expected roles are initially those of junior consultant in a consulting firm. These roles should subsequently develop, acquiring greater responsibility, into positions such as senior consultant.

2 The Business Consultant performs the following main functions:

- Analyses business strategies to draft medium and long-term work plans aiming to increase revenues and reduce losses;

- Analyses the internal organisation of the company and proposes possible solutions suited to the company profile.

- Proposes strategies to enhance and promote the company's products.

- Problem solving.

competencies associated to the function:

Knowledge of domestic and international markets in the different business sectors, as well as the company's internal development mechanisms;

- Knowledge of a foreign language;

Internal negotiating skills within the working team (team building) and external negotiating skills to liaise with customers, suppliers, trade unions, trade associations, public and private institutions and authorities. Closely linked to these are conflict resolution and time management skills;

Ability to source resources in order to achieve the assigned objectives;

Ability to manage multiculturalism and work profitably in different contexts;

Ability to forecast and prepare the company for social and technological changes, also adopting self-learning and lifelong learning methods; consequent flexibility and adaptability to change;

Ability to maintain effective relations and public speaking skills.

career opportunities:

The main career opportunities for Business Consultants are medium-sized international firms and large consulting firms