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..

Definition of lesson periods
Period From To
primo semestre (lauree) Sep 28, 2020 Dec 23, 2020
secondo semestre (lauree) Feb 15, 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
Holidays
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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Academic staff

B C D G L M O P R S V Z

Bonfanti Angelo

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Broglia Angela

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Brunetti Federico

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Campedelli Bettina

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Campolmi Alessia

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Cantele Silvia

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Cicogna Veronica

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Confente Ilenia

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De Mari Michele

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Gaudenzi Barbara

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Lai Alessandro

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Leardini Chiara

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Minozzo Marco

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Omodei Sale' Riccardo

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Pellegrini Letizia

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Peretti Alberto

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Roffia Paolo

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Rossignoli Cecilia

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Roveda Alberto

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Salomoni Alessandra

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Scricciolo Catia

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Simeoni Francesca

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Stacchezzini Riccardo

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Svaluto Ferro Sara

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Virginia Vannucci,  October 25, 2020

Vannucci Virginia

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Zago Angelo

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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 enrollment year.

1° Year

ModulesCreditsTAFSSD
9
A
IUS/01
9
A
SECS-P/01
9
A
SECS-S/06
English B1 level
3
E
-

2° Year  activated in the A.Y. 2021/2022

ModulesCreditsTAFSSD
9
B
SECS-S/01

3° Year  activated in the A.Y. 2022/2023

ModulesCreditsTAFSSD
9
B
SECS-P/01
1 module to be chosen between the following
1 module to be chosen between the following
9
B
SECS-P/03
1 module to be chosen between the following
Training
6
F
-
Final exam
3
E
-
ModulesCreditsTAFSSD
9
A
IUS/01
9
A
SECS-P/01
9
A
SECS-S/06
English B1 level
3
E
-
activated in the A.Y. 2021/2022
ModulesCreditsTAFSSD
9
B
SECS-S/01
activated in the A.Y. 2022/2023
ModulesCreditsTAFSSD
9
B
SECS-P/01
1 module to be chosen between the following
1 module to be chosen between the following
9
B
SECS-P/03
1 module to be chosen between the following
Training
6
F
-
Final exam
3
E
-
Modules Credits TAF SSD
Between the years: 1°- 2°- 3°

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.




S Placements in companies, public or private institutions and professional associations

Teaching code

4S00121

Credits

9

Language

Italian

Scientific Disciplinary Sector (SSD)

SECS-S/01 - STATISTICS

Period

primo semestre (lauree) dal Sep 20, 2021 al Jan 14, 2022.

Location

VERONA

Learning outcomes

The course aims to provide the basic techniques of descriptive statistics, probability calculus and statistical inference for undergraduate students in business and economic sciences, who have acquired the necessary preliminary mathematical notions. Overall, these techniques provide the necessary toolkit for the quantitative analysis of processes related to the observation of collective phenomena. From a practical point of view, these techniques are necessary for descriptive, interpretative and decision-making purposes for conducting statistical surveys related to economic and social phenomena. In addition to providing the necessary mathematical statistics apparatus, the course aims at providing conceptual tools for a critical evaluation of the methodologies considered. At the end of the lessons, the student must be able to use the tools learned to conduct statistical analyses relating to economic and social phenomena.

Program

a) DESCRIPTIVE STATISTICS

• Data collection and classification; data types.

• Frequency distributions; histograms and charts.

• Measures of central tendency; arithmetic mean, geometric mean and harmonic mean; median; quartiles and
percentiles.

• Variability and measures of dispersion; variance and standard deviation; coefficient of variation.

• Moments; indices of skewness and kurtosis.

• Multivariate distributions; scatterplots; covariance; variance of the sum of more variables.

• Multivariate frequency distributions; conditional distributions; chi-squared index of dependence; Simpson’s
paradox.

• Method of least squares; least-squares regression line; Pearson’s coefficient of linear correlation; Cauchy-Schwarz
inequality; R^2 coefficient; total, explained and residual deviance.


b) PROBABILITY

• Random experiments; sample space; random events and operations; combinatorics.

• Conditional probability; independence; Bayes' theorem.

• Discrete and continuous random variables; distribution function; expectation and variance; Markov and
Tchebycheff's inequalities. Special discrete distributions: uniform, Bernoulli, Binomial, Poisson and geometric.
Special continuous distributions: continuous uniform, Gaussian, exponential.

• Multivariate discrete random variables; joint probability distribution; marginal and conditional probability
distributions; independence; covariance; correlation coefficient.

• Linear combinations of random variables; average of independent random variables; sum of independent, Gaussian
random variables.

• Weak law of large numbers; Bernoulli’s law of large numbers for relative frequencies; central limit theorem.


c) INFERENTIAL STATISTICS

• Sample statistics and sampling distributions; Chi-square distribution; Student's t distribution; Snedecor's F
distribution.

• Point estimates and estimators; unbiasedness, efficiency, consistency; estimate of a mean, of a proportion, of a
variance.

• Confidence intervals for a mean, for a proportion (large samples) and for a variance.

• Hypothesis testing; one and two tails tests for a mean, for a proportion (large samples) and for a variance;
hypothesis testing for differences between two means, two proportions (large samples) and two variances.



Textbooks

- A. AZZALINI (2001) Inferenza statistica: una presentazione basata sul concetto di verosimiglianza, 2nd Ed.,
Springer Verlag Italia.
- E. BATTISTINI (2004) Probabilità e statistica: un approccio interattivo con Excel. McGraw-Hill, Milano.
- S. BERNSTEIN, R. BERNSTEIN (2003) Statistica descrittiva, Collana Schaum's, numero 109. McGraw-Hill, Milano.
- S. BERNSTEIN, R. BERNSTEIN (2003) Calcolo delle probabilita', Collana Schaum's, numero 110. McGraw-Hill, Milano.
- S. BERNSTEIN, R. BERNSTEIN (2003) Statistica inferenziale, Collana Schaum's, numero 111. McGraw-Hill, Milano.
- F. P. BORAZZO, P. PERCHINUNNO (2007) Analisi statistiche con Excel. Pearson, Education.
- D. GIULIANI, M. M. DICKSON (2015) Analisi statistica con Excel. Maggioli Editore.
- P. KLIBANOFF, A. SANDRONI, B. MODELLE, B. SARANITI (2010) Statistica per manager, 1st Ed., Egea.
- D. M. LEVINE, D. F. STEPHAN, K. A. SZABAT (2014) Statistics for Managers Using Microsoft Excel, 7th Ed.,
Global Edition. Pearson.
- M. R. MIDDLETON (2004) Analisi statistica con Excel. Apogeo.
- D. PICCOLO (1998) Statistica, 2nd Ed. 2000. Il Mulino, Bologna.
- D. PICCOLO (2010) Statistica per le decisioni, New Ed. Il Mulino, Bologna.


Teaching methods

Course load is equal to 84 hours: the course consists of 48 lecture hours (equal to 6 ECTS credits) and of 36 exercise hours (equal to 3 ECTS credits).


Study Guide

A detailed syllabus will be made available at the end of the course on the e-learning platform.


Prerequisites

Students are supposed to have acquired math knowledge of basic concepts like limit, derivative and integral.


Exercise sessions

Exercise sessions are integral part of the course and necessary to adequate understanding of the topics.


Tutoring activities

There will be optional tutoring hours devoted to exercises during the course and before exam sessions. More detailed information will be made available in due course.

Bibliography

Visualizza la bibliografia con Leganto, strumento che il Sistema Bibliotecario mette a disposizione per recuperare i testi in programma d'esame in modo semplice e innovativo.

Examination Methods

The exam can be passed through two partial written tests or one general written test.


Contents, assessment methods and criteria for partial written tests

The first partial written test focuses on the part of the program explained until the break at the end of October, typically on Descriptive Statistics and part of Probability (cf. the program of the course). The second partial written test focuses on the rest of the program. The topics of the program on which each partial written test is based will be defined in detail in due course. The bonus earned by the student when passing the first partial written test can be used to access the second partial written test in ONLY ONE of the two exam sessions of January and February. In case of

- student's withdrawal during the second partial written test
- failing of the second partial written test
- failing of the total exam due to a final exam grade less than 18/30 (cf. assessment methods and criteria for partial written tests)

the exam can be subsequently taken ONLY through a general written test.

Both partial written tests include exercises and theoretical questions. Each partial written test is passed if the score is greater than or equal to 15/30. If both partial written tests are passed, the final exam mark results from the weighted average (eventually rounded up to the least greater integer) of the grades obtained in the single partial written tests. The exam is passed if this average is greater than or equal to 18/30. If the total score obtained is greater than or equal to 15 and less than 18, the student may take an additional oral test. There is the possibility to take an optional oral test for those who have obtained a score greater than or equal to 18/30. Date and time of the oral test will be promptly communicated after the written test.


Contents, assessment methods and criteria for general written test

The general written test covers all topics of the program and includes exercises and theoretical questions. The exam is passed if the score is greater than or equal to 18/30. If the grade earned is greater than or equal to 15 and less than 18, the student may take an additional oral test. There is the possibility to take an optional oral test for those who have obtained a score greater than or equal to 18/30. Date and time of the oral test will be promptly communicated after the written test.

Contents, assessment methods and criteria are the same for attending and non-attending students.

Students with disabilities or specific learning disorders (SLD), who intend to request the adaptation of the exam, must follow the instructions given HERE

Type D and Type F activities

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

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