Università degli Studi di Napoli "Parthenope"

Teaching schedule

Academic year: 
2018/2019
Belonging course: 
Course of Master's Degree Programme on DATA AND COMMUNICATION SECURITY ENGINEERING
Disciplinary sector: 
BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION AND MANAGEMENT (SECS-P/07)
Language: 
Italian
Credits: 
6
Year of study: 
1
Teachers: 
Cycle: 
First Semester
Hours of front activity: 
48

Language

Italian

Course description

The Course aims at a twofold objective.
From one hand, it explains the concept of process in a business economy by proposing a company interpretation according to a procedural perspective: company as a set of interrelated processes.
From the other hand, the course deals with strategic, operational and legal risk issues from a managerial and managerial point of view, and deepens risk concepts, quantitative and financial analysis and corporate governance, also offering a comparison of case history. In particular, the course aims to examine and discuss:
• different sources of risk in the enterprise;
• the most effective risk measurement systems;
• ways how to help the board to take measured risk decisions;
• the governance and pro / counter issues of Enterprise Risk Management organizational models that are outlining the industrial system.

Learning outcomes declined compared to Dublin descriptors (student has to prove):

Knowledge and understanding skills
- to understand the basic dynamics of business processes,
- to have adequate specific terminology,

Knowledge and understanding skills applied
- to interpret the type of process and its risks when you look at the content of an economic magazine,

Judgment autonomy
- to elaborate independent judgments on the type of solution adopted by the company,
- to have developed the ability to understand operational and strategic risks to undertake management choices,
- to be able to interpret the logic of functioning of the main business processes,
- to understand the significance of risk in the company and its prevailing organizational models,

Communicative Skills
- succeed in transmitting to not experts such knowledge,

Ability to learn
- to point out to people who are not familiar with the basic concepts of business administration the basilar criteria of companies strategies and choices,
- to be able to explain a short process that matches the logic of a business operating and the associated risks using an appropriate scientific language.

Prerequisites

None.
Even so, for students who do not attended a course in business administration it could be advisable to read some texts on the functioning of the economic system focused on the firms operating.

Syllabus

The course is divided into 14 teaching units, each of which lasts 2 hours. These 28 hours are added to the 20 hours dedicated to seminars, exercises and cases.
1) Presentation of the course
2) The business process
3) Business objectives and risks
4) Types of Processes
5) Corporate organizational structure
6) Business architectures
7) The entrepreneurial process
8) The Business Plan
9) The risk
10) Types of risk
11) Classification of risks
12) Risk management
13) Risk analysis
14) Identification and assessment of risks

The contents of the course cover, for the first part:
I. The concept of process in business economics
II. The representation of processes
III. Process Performance Measures
IV. The impact of variability on process performance.
V. The production capacity of processes
VI. Purchase Orders and Uncertainty of Demand
VII. Expected profit and mismatch costs.
VIII. Introduction to Stock Management.

For the second part, the topics considered in the course are related to:
1. Risk Management developments: from government control to
sustainability of risks
2. The Organizational Structure Oriented to Risk Management
3. Identification and risk assessment systems for enterprises
4. Measurement, definition and categorization tools of business risks
5. Business risk management processes and strategies
6. Risk reporting: internal sharing and dissemination outside the company
These topics are divided into 14 teaching units, each of which lasts 2 hours. These 28 hours are added to the 20 hours dedicated to seminars, exercises and cases.
1) Presentation of the course
2) The business process
3) Business objectives and risks
4) Types of Processes
5) Corporate organizational structure
6) Business architectures
7) The entrepreneurial process
8) The Business Plan
9) The risk
10) Types of risk
11) Classification of risks
12) Risk management
13) Risk analysis
14) Identification and assessment of risks

Teaching Methods

Frontal lessons. There are also forecasted 4 seminars, 3 lessons for case-studies discussions as well as 3 lessons dedicated to the exercises.

Textbooks

A) A volume between:
S. Faccipieri, Introduzione all'analisi dei processi, Giappichelli Editore, Torino, 2007.
A. Sinibaldi, 2009, La gestione dei processi in azienda, FAngeli.

B)
S. Salomone, Il governo sistemico dei rischi nella gestione d'impresa. Una balanced scorecard per il risk management, Egea, 2013.
A Di Vaio, Il rischio di combinazione delle risorse economiche, 2018

Learning assessment

To ensure the level of understanding of the topics by the students, a written and possibly oral test is planned. The latter at the discretion of the teacher.
The audit report normally includes 5 open questions throughout the course that are evaluate with a mark up to 6 point each.
The duration of the test is 60 minutes.

More information

The teacher receives tuesday from 11.00 to 13.00. But it is always available at other times by appointment.