Studying at the University of Verona

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 (lauree magistrali) Oct 5, 2020 Dec 23, 2020
secondo semestre (lauree magistrali) Mar 1, 2021 Jun 1, 2021
Exam sessions
Session From To
sessione invernale Jan 11, 2021 Feb 12, 2021
sessione estiva Jun 7, 2021 Jul 23, 2021
sessione autunnale Aug 23, 2021 Sep 17, 2021
Degree sessions
Session From To
sessione autunnale (validità a.a. 2019/20) Dec 9, 2020 Dec 11, 2020
sessione invernale (validità a.a. 2019/20) Apr 7, 2021 Apr 9, 2021
sessione estiva (validità a.a. 2020/21) Sep 6, 2021 Sep 8, 2021
Period From To
Vacanze di Natale Dec 24, 2020 Jan 6, 2021
Vacanze di Pasqua Apr 3, 2021 Apr 6, 2021
Vacanze estive Aug 9, 2021 Aug 15, 2021

Exam calendar

Exam dates and rounds are managed by the relevant Economics Teaching and Student Services Unit.
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Exam calendar

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Academic staff


Baruffi Maria Caterina

Bozzola Marco 0458312510

Broglia Angela 045 802 8240

Brunetti Federico 045 802 8494

Bucciol Alessandro 045 802 8278

Campedelli Bettina 045 802 8416

Corbella Silvano 045 802 8217

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

Florio Cristina 045 802 8296

Giusti Marco

Lai Alessandro 045 802 8574

Menon Martina

Messina Sebastiano Maurizio 045 802 8052

Minozzo Marco 045 802 8234

Noto Sergio 045 802 8008

Ortoleva Maria Grazia 045 802 8052

Pasquariello Federica 045 802 8233

Perali Federico 045 802 8486

Polin Veronica 045 802 8267

Rossato Chiara 045 802 8620

Rossignoli Francesca 0444 393941 (Ufficio Vicenza) 0458028261 (Ufficio Verona)

Santi Flavio 045 802 8239

Sommacal Alessandro 045 802 8716

Stacchezzini Riccardo 045 802 8186
Virginia Vannucci,  October 25, 2020

Vannucci Virginia

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.

1 module between the following
1 module between the following
2 modules among the following
Final exam

1° Year

2 modules among the following

2° Year

1 module between the following
1 module between the following
2 modules among 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 (lauree magistrali) dal Oct 5, 2020 al Dec 23, 2020.

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 under-stand the typologies of corporate governance operating in the market, laws affecting corporate gov-ernance, 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.



1. The evolution of the debate about corporate governance
1.1. The problem of governing and economic control of companies
1.2. Corporate governance studies
1.3. Thoughts on corporate governance and literature models

2. Ownership structure of International markets – european and international trends
2.1. The Anglosaxon models (USA – UK)
2.2. The German and Japanese models
2.3. The French and Latin models
2.4. The Italian Model
2.5. Evolution of Italian firms

3. The regulatory framework on governance
3.1. Main areas of interest for corporate governance
3.2. The Italian laws on corporate governance
3.3. The Governance Codes
3.4. The Italian Governance Code (2020)

4. Governance tools and roles
4.1. The actors of Corporate Governancen
4.2. Compositions, operations and roles of governance bodies
4.2.1. The board of directors
4.2.2. The President
4.2.3. Executive and non-executive directors
4.2.4. Independent directors
4.2.5. Committees inside the board
4.2.6. Nomination committee and board self-assessment
4.2.7. Remuneration committee and remuneration policy

4.3. Composition, operations and roles of control bodies
4.3.1 The internal control system – control indipendence – The Sarbanes Oxley Act (SOX)
4.3.2. The Control and Risk Committee
4.3.3. Tools to safeguard legality and correctness of governance actions - Audit on compliance of business processes
4.3.4. The “Organismo di Vigilanza” according to the Italian law (L. Decree 231/2001)
4.3.5. Risk management in governance operations
4.3.6. Internal auditing and its role in governance
4.3.7. The statutory auditors and the Control Commettee

4.4. Other roles and relevant functions
4.4.1. CFO and Reporting processes
4.4.2. The Investor relator

5. Correlations between governance and risk system
5.1. Risk Management Measurement Models
5.2. Risk management in Italian listed companies
5.3. Risk management and performance: some empirical evidences
5.4. Enterprise risk management and market value of Italian companies
5.5. Integrated reporting and risk disclosure: evidence from the "pilot project" IIRC
5.6. The role of compliance programs in corporate governance
5.7. The “3-lines of defence model” in reducing operational risks

6. Case studies


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 study of some parts of suggested textbooks

- Alessandro Lai, Giulia Leoni and Riccardo Stacchezzini, Accounting and governance in diverse settings – an introduction, Accounting History 2019, Vol. 24(3) 325–337, just pp. 325-330, free download through University VPN from:
- Patrizia Riva (a cura di), Ruoli di corporate governance. Assetti organizzativi e DNF, Egea, Milano, 2020, prima parte: capitoli 1-13 e 15-18.
- Alessandro Lai (a cura di), Il contributo del sistema di prevenzione e gestione dei rischi alla generazione del valore d'impresa, Franco Angeli, Milano, 2013, relativamente ai capitoli: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 9
- Comitato per la Corporate Governance, Codice di Corporate Governance, 2020,

Reference texts
Author Title Publishing house Year ISBN Notes
Alessandro Lai, Giulia Leoni, Riccardo Stacchezzini Accounting and governance in diverse settings - an introduction (Edizione 24) Sage: rivista Accounting History 24(3), pp. 325-337 2019 Lo scritto è scaricabile gratuitamente attraverso la VPN dell’Università dal sito:
Comitato per la Corporate Governance Codice di Corporate Governance 2020
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
Patrizia Riva Ruoli di Corporate Governance. Aspetti organizzativi e DNF Egea 2020 9788823837607 Ai fini dell'esame ha rilievo la PRIMA PARTE del volume relativamente ai Capitoli 1-13 e 15-18

Examination Methods

The exam consists of a written test «at distance», which will be explained later, considering the evolution of the pandemic emergency.
The rules are both for people attending the lessons and for other people. For people attending the course, the exam deals mainly with issues dealt with during the lectures, while for others, a deep knowldege of texbooks is required.


Type D and Type F activities

Nei piani didattici di ciascun Corso di studio è previsto l’obbligo di conseguire un certo numero di crediti formativi mediante attività a scelta (chiamate anche "di tipologia D e F").

Oltre che in insegnamenti previsti nei piani didattici di altri corsi di studio e in certificazioni linguistiche o informatiche secondo quanto specificato nei regolamenti di ciascun corso, tali attività possono consistere anche in iniziative extracurriculari di contenuto vario, quali ad esempio la partecipazione a un seminario o a un ciclo di seminari, la frequenza di laboratori didattici, lo svolgimento di project work, stage aggiuntivo, eccetera.

Come per ogni altra attività a scelta, è necessario che anche queste non costituiscano un duplicato di conoscenze e competenze già acquisite dallo studente.

Quelle elencate in questa pagina sono le iniziative extracurriculari che sono state approvate dal Consiglio della Scuola di Economia e Management e quindi consentono a chi vi partecipa l'acquisizione dei CFU specificati, alle condizioni riportate nelle pagine di dettaglio di ciascuna iniziativa.

Si ricorda in proposito che:
- tutte queste iniziative richiedono, per l'acquisizione dei relativi CFU, il superamento di una prova di verifica delle competenze acquisite, secondo le indicazioni contenute nella sezione "Modalità d'esame" della singola attività;
- lo studente è tenuto a inserire nel proprio piano degli studi l'attività prescelta e a iscriversi all'appello appositamente creato per la verbalizzazione, la cui data viene stabilita dal docente di riferimento e pubblicata nella sezione "Modalità d'esame" della singola attività.

ATTENZIONE: Per essere ammessi a sostenere una qualsiasi attività didattica, inlcuse quelle a scelta, è necessario essere iscritti all'anno di corso in cui essa viene offerta. Si raccomanda, pertanto, ai laureandi delle sessioni di dicembre e aprile di NON svolgere attività extracurriculari del nuovo anno accademico, cui loro non risultano iscritti, essendo tali sessioni di laurea con validità riferita all'anno accademico precedente. Quindi, per attività svolte in un anno accademico cui non si è iscritti, non si potrà dar luogo a riconoscimento di CFU.

Academic year:
primo semestre (lauree) From 9/28/20 To 12/23/20
years Modules TAF Teacher
1° 2° Future matters D Alessandro Bucciol (Coordinatore)
1° 2° Future matters D Alessandro Bucciol (Coordinatore)
primo semestre (lauree magistrali) From 10/5/20 To 12/23/20
years Modules TAF Teacher
1° 2° The fashion lab (1 ECTS) D Maria Caterina Baruffi (Coordinatore)
1° 2° The fashion lab (2 ECTS) D Maria Caterina Baruffi (Coordinatore)
1° 2° The fashion lab (3 ECTS) D Maria Caterina Baruffi (Coordinatore)
secondo semestre (lauree) From 2/15/21 To 6/1/21
years Modules TAF Teacher
Wake up Italia - 2020/2021 D Sergio Noto (Coordinatore)
1° 2° Design and Evaluation of Economic and Social Policies D Federico Perali (Coordinatore)
1° 2° Public debate and scientific writing - 2020/2021 D Martina Menon (Coordinatore)
List of courses with unassigned period
years Modules TAF Teacher
1° 2° Ciclo di video conferenze: "L’economia del Covid, Verona e l’Italia. Una pandemia che viene da lontano?" - 2020/21 D Sergio Noto (Coordinatore)
1° 2° Ciclo tematico di conferenze (on-line): “Come saremo? Ripensare il mondo dopo il 2020” - 2020/21 D Federico Brunetti (Coordinatore)
1° 2° Integrated Financial Planning - 2020/21 D Riccardo Stacchezzini (Coordinatore)
1° 2° Data Analysis Laboratory with R (Verona) D Marco Minozzo (Coordinatore)
1° 2° Data Visualization Laboratory D Marco Minozzo (Coordinatore)
1° 2° Python Laboratory D Marco Minozzo (Coordinatore)
1° 2° Data Science Laboratory with SAP D Marco Minozzo (Coordinatore)
1° 2° Advanced Excel Laboratory (Verona) D Marco Minozzo (Coordinatore)
1° 2° Marketing plan - 2020/21 D Virginia Vannucci (Coordinatore)
1° 2° Programming in Matlab D Marco Minozzo (Coordinatore)
1° 2° Programming in SAS D Marco Minozzo (Coordinatore)
1° 2° 3° Excel Laboratory (Verona) D Marco Minozzo (Coordinatore)

Career prospects

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News for students

There you will find information, resources and services useful during your time at the University (Student’s exam record, your study plan on ESSE3, Distance Learning courses, university email account, office forms, administrative procedures, etc.). You can log into MyUnivr with your GIA login details.

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List of theses and work experience proposals

theses proposals Research area
Analisi dell'Impatto della Regolamentazione: potenziale e applicazioni concrete Various topics
Costs and benefits of the new Turin-Lyon railway line Various topics
Costs and benefits of new systems for speed control on italian motorways Various topics
Il futuro del corporate reporting (COVID19) Various topics
I Modelli di Organizzazione, Gestione e Controllo ex d.lgs. 231/2001 Various topics
Contingent valuation for the quality of hospital characteristics Various topics
Evaluating occupational impacts of large investment projects Various topics
Valutazioni d'azienda Various topics


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