Università degli Studi di Napoli "Parthenope"

Teaching schedule

Academic year: 
2018/2019
Belonging course: 
Course of Bachelor's Degree Programme on INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION AND MANAGEMENT
Disciplinary sector: 
AGRICULTURAL ECONOMICS AND RURAL APPRAISAL (AGR/01)
Language: 
Italian
Credits: 
9
Year of study: 
3
Teachers: 
Cycle: 
First Semester
Hours of front activity: 
72

Language

Italian

Course description

The aim of the course is to develop students skills and abilities in order to use the knowledge acquired in the field of sustainable development within international and agri-food sector firms. In particular, the course aims to transmit the following knowledge and skills.

Prerequisites

Prerequisites:
Basic knowledge of microeconomics.

Syllabus

Study Program/Contents:
Module I (3 Cfu- 24 hours):
• Evolution of development models
• Sustainability of development
• Introduction to the dimensions of sustainability
• Economic sustainability
• Social sustainability
• Environmental sustainability
• The territorial dimension of development between competitiveness and sustainability

Module II (3 Cfu- 24 hours):
• • Sustainability and well-being
• • The main global issues
• • Sustainable governance
• • Sustainable governance and global problems
• • Global and territorial governance

III module (3 Cfu- 24 hours):

• • Discuss the concept of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR)
• • Evolution and theoretical approaches related to CSR
• • Strategy of the European Union for the knowledge and dissemination of CSR
• • Main CSR tools (code of ethics, social report, etc.)
• • Certifications
• • Case studies related to the adoption of CSR systems
• • Responsible consumption and sustainability of well-being
• • Social responsibility of the territory

The course deals with the issues of sustainable development, global problems, global governance and the corporate social responsibility 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 III there is the case studies analysis. 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 and will be available, at the beginning of the course, on the e-learning platform.

For any communication: debora.scarpato@uniparthenope.it

Learning assessment

Verification of learning for students who have not attended the course
The verification is based on a written test. The test consists of 5 questions on all program topics. The grade is out of thirty: each question can be awarded a maximum of 6 points.
The questions of the written test are aimed at assessing: the knowledge acquired, the ability to critically elaborate and the ability to argue on the issues addressed in the program.
The evaluation of each question takes into account: the completeness and accuracy of the answers as well as the clarity in the presentation of the arguments. The final grade is given by the sum of the scores of the individual questions.
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.).
Time for the written test is 1 hour and 45 minutes. The votes are published on Esse 3 the next day. If the test is insufficient (less than 18 points) or the grade is not accepted, it is possible to see the task to analyze errors and inaccuracies, during reception hours.

Verification of learning for students who have not 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 20 minutes and can have a maximum grade of 10 points.
The questions of the written test are aimed at assessing: the knowledge acquired, the ability to critically elaborate and the ability to argue on the issues addressed in the program.
The evaluation of each question takes into account: the completeness and accuracy of the answers as well as the clarity in the presentation of the arguments. The final grade is given by the sum of the scores of the individual questions.
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 which can have a maximum evaluation of 20 points. The vote, out of thirty, will be the result of the two tests.
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. The votes are published on Esse 3. If the test is insufficient (less than 18 points) or the grade is not accepted, it is possible to see the task to analyze errors and inaccuracies, during reception hours.

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Expected learning outcomes
Knowledge and understanding: student must demonstrate to understand the problems relating to the themes of sustainable developmentin a international contest, international governance and also the strategic rule of Corporate social responsibility in agri-food sector.
Applying knowledge and understanding: student must demonstrate the ability to apply the acquired knowledge to practical cases in relation to agri-food sector. 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.