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 Magistrali Sep 26, 2016 Jan 13, 2017
Secondo Semestre Magistrali Feb 27, 2017 Jun 1, 2017
Exam sessions
Session From To
Appelli esami sessione invernale Jan 16, 2017 Feb 17, 2017
Appelli esami sessione estiva Jun 5, 2017 Jul 7, 2017
Appelli esami sessione autunnale Aug 28, 2017 Sep 15, 2017
Degree sessions
Session From To
Sessione autunnale Nov 30, 2016 Dec 1, 2016
Sessione invernale Apr 5, 2017 Apr 7, 2017
Sessione estiva Sep 11, 2017 Sep 13, 2017
Period From To
Vacanze natalizie Dec 23, 2016 Jan 5, 2017
Vacanze pasquali Apr 14, 2017 Apr 18, 2017
Vacanze estive Aug 7, 2017 Aug 25, 2017

Exam calendar

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Academic staff


Bozzola Marco 0458312510

Broglia Angela 045 802 8240

Campedelli Bettina 045 802 8416

Corbella Silvano 045 802 8217

Duret Paolo 0458028873

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

Florio Cristina 045 802 8296

Lai Alessandro 045 802 8574

Messina Sebastiano Maurizio 045 802 8052

Minozzo Marco 045 802 8234

Mion Giorgio 045.802 8172

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

Zarri Luca 045 802 8101

Zerbato Stefania 045 8780155

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.

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 Sep 26, 2016 al Jan 13, 2017.

Learning outcomes

This course aims at developing participant’s skills in both understanding and analyzing how firms are controlled and managed, who actually exercise this control on any economic decisions and which mechanisms drive the distribution of the created value among shareholders.
Governance systems are investigated considering the rules that are part of the structure and the daily operations of firms as well as the processes that either direct strategic choices and regulate the implementation of corporate strategy, in order to create value for both shareholders and stakeholders, over time.
The course offers a robust combination of a basic knowledge, useful to develop a conscious approach to governance issues and investigation skills useful to analyze and discuss actual firm’s conditions by the mean of case studies.


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.

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 and 2 of the second part of the program; the third question regards points 3,4,5 and 6 of the second part of the program. 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"

Type D and Type F activities

Academic year:
List of courses with unassigned period
years Modules TAF Teacher
1° 2° Advanced Excel Laboratory (Verona) D Marco Minozzo (Coordinatore)
1° 2° Excel Laboratory (Verona) D Marco Minozzo (Coordinatore)

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