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Here you can find information on the organisational aspects of the Programme, lecture timetables, learning activities and useful contact details for your time at the University, from enrolment to graduation.

Academic calendar

The academic calendar shows the deadlines and scheduled events that are relevant to students, teaching and technical-administrative staff of the University. Public holidays and University closures are also indicated. The academic year normally begins on 1 October each year and ends on 30 September of the following year.

Academic calendar

Course calendar

The Academic Calendar sets out the degree programme lecture and exam timetables, as well as the relevant university closure dates..

Academic year:
Definition of lesson periods
Period From To
Primo Semestre Magistrali Oct 2, 2017 Dec 22, 2017
Secondo Semestre Magistrali Feb 26, 2018 May 25, 2018
Exam sessions
Session From To
Esami sessione invernale Magistrali Jan 8, 2018 Feb 23, 2018
Esami sessione estiva Magistrali May 28, 2018 Jul 6, 2018
Esami sessione autunnale 2018 Aug 27, 2018 Sep 14, 2018
Degree sessions
Session From To
Lauree sessione autunnale (validità a.a. 2016/17) Nov 27, 2017 Nov 28, 2017
Lauree sessione invernale (validità a.a. 2016/17) Apr 4, 2018 Apr 6, 2018
Lauree sessione estiva (validità a.a. 2017/18) Sep 10, 2018 Sep 11, 2018
Period From To
All Saints Day Nov 1, 2017 Nov 1, 2017
Festa Immacolata Concezione Dec 8, 2017 Dec 8, 2017
attività sospese (Natale) Dec 23, 2017 Jan 7, 2018
Easter break Mar 30, 2018 Apr 3, 2018
Liberation Day Apr 25, 2018 Apr 25, 2018
attività sospese (Festa dei lavoratori) Apr 30, 2018 Apr 30, 2018
Labour Day May 1, 2018 May 1, 2018
Festa Patronale May 21, 2018 May 21, 2018
attività sospese estive Aug 6, 2018 Aug 24, 2018

Exam calendar

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Academic staff


Bonfanti Angelo 045 802 8292

Bozzola Marco 0458312510

Campedelli Bettina 045 802 8416

Corbella Silvano 045 802 8217

Farinon Paolo 045 802 8169 (VR) 0444/393939 (VI)

Lai Alessandro 045 802 8574

Messina Sebastiano Maurizio 045 802 8052

Minozzo Marco 045 802 8234

Mion Giorgio 045.802 8172

Moggi Sara 045 802 8290

Mussini Mauro

Noto Sergio 045 802 8008

Pasquariello Federica 045 802 8233

Polin Veronica 045 802 8267

Stacchezzini Riccardo 045 802 8186

Testa Federico +39 045 802 8221

Zardini Alessandro 045 802 8565

Zarri Luca 045 802 8101

Zoli Claudio 045 802 8479

Study Plan

The Study Plan includes all modules, teaching and learning activities that each student will need to undertake during their time at the University. Please select your Study Plan based on your enrolment year.

2 modules to be chosen from the following
1 module to be chosen from the following
1 module to be chosen from the following
2 modules to be chosen from the following
1 module to be chosen from the following
Final exam

1° Year

2 modules to be chosen from the following
1 module to be chosen from the following

2° Year

1 module to be chosen from the following
2 modules to be chosen from the following
1 module to be chosen from the following
Final exam
Modules Credits TAF SSD
Between the years: 1°- 2°

Legend | Type of training activity (TTA)

TAF (Type of Educational Activity) All courses and activities are classified into different types of educational activities, indicated by a letter.

SPlacements in companies, public or private institutions and professional associations

Teaching code



Alessandro Lai





Scientific Disciplinary Sector (SSD)



Primo Semestre Magistrali dal Oct 2, 2017 al Dec 22, 2017.

Learning outcomes

This course aims to offer tools and conceptual categories useful to understand how corporations are governed, who influences the governance through its economic control, and what mechanisms steer the outcome distribution of their business in the context of current economic systems.
Governance systems are explored considering the rules that are pivotal part of the company structure and its daily operations, as well as the whole process of directing and controlling the business with the aim of preserve and increase the value for both shareholders and stakeholders, over time.
The course enhances the learning of the methodological basics needed to understand problems of governance and the ability to interpret real situations presented as business case studies.
At the end of the learning process and in accordance with the learning purposes of the course—which aim to integrate the methodological knowledge with the interpretation of concrete business situations—what is requested to the student is twofold. First, the student must demonstrate to know and understand the typologies of corporate governance operating in the market, laws affecting corporate governance, and related processes. Second, through the study of the cases presented during the course, the student must demonstrate to interpret, critically comment, and solve cases and related problems on corporate governance.


Part One – Companies and their institutional structure

1. Corporate System: bases for the understanding of firms in contemporary economic and social contexts
1.1. Corporate system dimensions and related relationships
1.2. Organizational structure and its components
1.3. Institutional framework of companies

2. The institutional framework in different typologies of companies operating in the social system
2.1. "Capitalist" companies of individual and corporate typologies
2.2. Cooperative companies
2.3. Public sector organizations
2.4. Collaboration among companies
2.5. Group of companies - pyramid groups of companies

3. Ownership structure of Italian companies
3.1. Capitalist models in the international context
3.2. Italian capitalism models
3.3. Important features of Italian companies and their evolution

Part Two – The corporate governance

1. Evolution debate on corporate governance
1.1. The problem of governing and economic control of the company
1.2. Corporate governance studies
1.3. Thoughts on corporate governance

2. The regulatory framework on governance
2.1. Main areas of interest for corporate governance
2.2. Italian laws on corporate governance
2.3. Self-Discipline Codes

3. Governance tools
3.1. Composition and functioning of the governing bodies
3.2. Composition and operation of control bodies
3.3. Tolls to safeguard legality and correctness of governance actions
3.4. Audit on compliance of business processes - the role of compliance programs in corporate governance
3.5. Risk management in governance operations
3.6. Internal auditing and its role in governance

4. Correlations between governance and risk system
4.1. Risk Management Measurement Models
4.2. Risk management in Italian listed companies
4.3. Risk management and performance: some empirical evidences
4.4. Enterprise risk management and market value of Italian companies
4.5. Integrated reporting and risk disclosure: evidence from the "pilot project" IIRC

5. Governance in small and medium-sized enterprises and family firms
5.1. Governance mechanisms in small and medium-sized enterprises and family firms
5.2. Role of the family owner in processes of business growth
5.3. The management of succession processes in family firms

6. Towards an integrated corporate governance
6.1. Transparency in governance systems
6.2. The relationship among compliance, widespread knowledge of business organization, and performance under the perspective of an integrated governance
6.3. The relationship among corporate governance, corporate information and value creation.


Participants of the whole course are invited to study the aspects presented during the course, download the slides available on the course website together with the integrative readings that support the several points of the course program, and to study the text: Alessandro Lai (edited by), Il contributo del sistema di prevenzione e gestione dei rischi alla generazione del valore d'impresa, Franco Angeli, Milano, 2013, chapters: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 9.

Those not attending lessons are invited to study the following two volumes: Alessandro Zattoni, Corporate Governance, Egea, Milan, 2015 and Alessandro Lai (edited by), Il contributo del sistema di prevenzione e gestione dei rischi alla generazione del valore d'impresa, Franco Angeli, Milano, 2013, chapters: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 9.

Reference texts
Author Title Publishing house Year ISBN Notes
Alessandro Zattoni Corporate Governance Egea 2015 9788823822016
Alessandro Lai (a cura di) Il contributo del sistema di prevenzione e gestione dei rischi alla generazione del valore d'impresa Franco Angeli 2013 9788820490034 Lo studio del volume è limitato ai capitoli:1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 9

Examination Methods

The exam consists of a written test based on 3 questions: the first question deals with the first part of the program (firms and their institutional structure); the second question deals with points n. 1, 2 and 3 of the second part of the program; the third question regards points 4, 5 and 6 of the second part of the program. Each question has a weight of one third on the final note. Optionally, a student who has passed the written test, may ask for an oral test on the whole program. Consequently to the purposes of the course (that is about the capability to make a student know the methodological bases and to make him read) actual empirical situations) a student has to demonstrate his knowledge of different kinds of firms, of corporate governance rules and processes, and to understand and comment the case studies presented in the course, together with the ability to solve empirical corporate governance problems.

Students can "gain" up to 4 points, to improve the result of their own written test, by participating to a voluntary (non mandatory) "project work" aiming at preparing a "due diligence" about the governance of a company. This work will kick off early in October and will be over until the conclusion of the course. The "project work" can be realized through the competencies and structures available thanks to "Progetto di vita. Cattolica per i giovani"

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