Università degli Studi di Napoli "Parthenope"

Teaching schedule

Academic year: 
2018/2019
Belonging course: 
Course of Master's Degree Programme on QUANTITATIVE METHODS FOR ECONOMIC AND FINANCIAL EVALUATIONS
Disciplinary sector: 
AGRICULTURAL ECONOMICS AND RURAL APPRAISAL (AGR/01)
Credits: 
6
Year of study: 
2
Teachers: 
Cycle: 
Second semester
Hours of front activity: 
48

Language

Italian

Course description

The aim of the course is to develop students skills and abilities in order to enable the application of principles and tools of Sustainable Management to the strategic and operational decisions of firms, organisations and institutions. In particular, the course aims to transmit the following knowledge and skills.

Expected learning outcomes
Knowledge and understanding: the student must demonstrate to understand the problems relating to Sustainable Management issues and also to know the main tools that can be used to pursue such a strategy at the level of firms, organizations and institutions.
Applying knowledge and understanding: the student must demonstrate the ability to apply the acquired knowledge to practical cases. To this end, the teacher will follow students in applying theoretical knowledge to specific case studies, which will be identified during the course for student trainees, or within the teacher office hours even for not attending lessons students.
Making judgements: the student should be able to use the acquired knowledge also in an autonomous way, by also applying them to specific case studies.
Communication: the student must be able to present clearly a work that concerns the analysis of case studies that have been identified with the teacher, using an appropriate language to the topic, both in the written paper that oral presentation of the work.
Lifelong learning skills: the student must demonstrate a good ability to learn and deepen his/her knowledge on relevant references for the sector under investigation. This capacity is required also in order to carry out the specific insights that have been agreed with the teacher.

Prerequisites

Basic knowledge of microeconomics. For students coming from different first-level degree programs, an integration including a relevant bibliographic reference will be provided.

Syllabus

Module I (24 hours):
The first module of the course aims to develop the following knowledge especially those related to the agri-food sector:
• Definition and dimensions of Sustainable Management (6 hours);
• Innovation and resource efficiency (6 hours);
• Markets Analysis and consumer behaviour (12 hours).
Module II (24 hours):
The second module of the course aims to develop the following knowledge and skills especially those related to the agri-food sector:
• Sustainable Management tools (10 hours);
• Corporate Social Responsibility (8 hours);
• Analysis of case studies (6 hours).

The first 6 CFU of the course aims to analyse the theoretical aspects of sustainable Management, responsible consumption and social responsibility, with particular reference to the agri-food sector.

Teaching Methods

The course is delivered through face-to-face lectures during which are analyzed all the program topics. At the end of module II there is the case studies analysis of companies selected in relation to their national and international importance. These case studies are illustrated by the teacher and then they are analysed by student within specific seminars.

Textbooks

-Lecture notes by the professor. The course material is distributed in the classroom by the teacher or in teacher office hours even for not attending the lessons students. In addition, it is available through the e-learning platform Moodle.

Learning assessment

For students who have not attended the course:
The verification is based on a written test and an oral test. The written test will be supported on the Moodle platform and focuses on an open question on the program, with a duration of 35 minutes and can have a maximum score of 10 points. The oral exam is open to everyone. The oral exam consists of an interview on all the topics of the course program. The vote, out of thirty, will be the result of the vote obtained in the two tests. Cum laude may be awarded if the student shows a particular ability: to deepen the topics of the program; and/or in autonomy of judgment; and/or in communication skills. During the written test it is not allowed to consult texts and notes or use computer media (such as smartphones, tablets, PCs, etc.). Written and oral test will be held on the same day.
For students who have attended the course:
The verification is based on a written test and an oral test. The written test focuses on an open question about the program, with a duration of 35 minutes and can have a maximum grade of 10 points. The oral exam is open to everyone. The oral exam consists in the presentation of a project work agreed upon with the teacher during the course. The vote, out of thirty, will be the result of the vote obtained in the two tests. Cum laude may be awarded if the student shows a particular ability: to deepen the topics of the program; and/or in autonomy of judgment; and/or in communication skills. During the written test it is not allowed to consult texts and notes or use computer media (such as smartphones, tablets, PCs, etc.). Rehearsals will not be held on the same day.

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Expected learning outcomes
Knowledge and understanding: the student must demonstrate to understand the problems relating to Sustainable Management issues and also to know the main tools that can be used to pursue such a strategy at the level of firms, organizations and institutions.
Applying knowledge and understanding: the student must demonstrate the ability to apply the acquired knowledge to practical cases. To this end, the teacher will follow students in applying theoretical knowledge to specific case studies, which will be identified during the course for student trainees, or within the teacher office hours even for not attending lessons students.
Making judgements: the student should be able to use the acquired knowledge also in an autonomous way, by also applying them to specific case studies.
Communication: the student must be able to present clearly a work that concerns the analysis of case studies that have been identified with the teacher, using an appropriate language to the topic, both in the written paper that oral presentation of the work.
Lifelong learning skills: the student must demonstrate a good ability to learn and deepen his/her knowledge on relevant references for the sector under investigation. This capacity is required also in order to carry out the specific insights that have been agreed with the teacher.