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.

A.A. 2021/2022

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 magistrali) Oct 4, 2021 Dec 17, 2021
secondo semestre (lauree magistrali) Feb 21, 2022 May 13, 2022
Exam sessions
Session From To
sessione invernale Jan 10, 2022 Feb 18, 2022
sessione estiva May 23, 2022 Jul 1, 2022
sessione autunnale Aug 22, 2022 Sep 23, 2022
Degree sessions
Session From To
sessione autunnale (validità a.a. 2020/2021) Dec 6, 2021 Dec 10, 2021
sessione invernale (validità a.a. 2020/2021) Apr 6, 2022 Apr 8, 2022
sessione estiva (validità a.a. 2021/2022) Sep 5, 2022 Sep 6, 2022

Exam calendar

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Academic staff

A F M Q R S Z

Andreoli Francesco

francesco.andreoli@univr.it 045 802 8102

Fiorentini Riccardo

riccardo.fiorentini@univr.it 0444 393934 (VI) - 045 802 8335(VR)

Florio Cristina

cristina.florio@univr.it 045 802 8296

Fratea Caterina

caterina.fratea@univr.it 045 802 8858

Furno Mario

mario.furno@univr.it

Mancini Cecilia

cecilia.mancini@univr.it

Quercia Simone

simone.quercia@univr.it 045 802 8237

Ricciuti Roberto

roberto.ricciuti@univr.it 0458028417

Roffia Paolo

paolo.roffia@univr.it 045 802 8012

Rossi Francesca

francesca.rossi_02@univr.it 045 802 8098

Rossignoli Francesca

francesca.rossignoli@univr.it 0444 393941 (Ufficio Vicenza) 0458028261 (Ufficio Verona)

Russo Ivan

ivan.russo@univr.it 045 802 8161 (VR)

Stacchezzini Riccardo

riccardo.stacchezzini@univr.it 045 802 8186

Zago Angelo

angelo.zago@univr.it 045 802 8414

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°
Further language skills
3
F
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Between the years: 1°- 2°

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SPlacements in companies, public or private institutions and professional associations

Teaching code

4S003749

Coordinatore

Cristina Florio

Credits

9

Scientific Disciplinary Sector (SSD)

SECS-P/07 - BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION AND ACCOUNTING STUDIES

Language

English en

Period

primo semestre (lauree magistrali) dal Oct 4, 2021 al Dec 17, 2021.

Learning outcomes

This course aims at developing the skills in understanding and analyzing groups of companies as a form of network useful to pursue dimensional and geographical – and, thus, also international - growth of business activities.

Firstly, the course explores groups' constitutive factors, creation processes and determinants, as well as the possible forms of groups that may be realized. Secondly, the course focuses on the representation of consolidated equity and income through the preparation of the consolidated financial statement according to the International Financial Reporting Standards (IAS/IFRS). Finally, by building on the knowledge about group structure and the capability of reading a consolidated financial statement, the course explains the techniques of performance analysis at the group level, also by relying on relevant reports.

At the end of the course, the student will be able to:
- Know and understand different forms of networks and groups, and judge their consistency with business goals;
- Prepare and read a consolidated financial statement according to the IAS/IFRS;
- Develop a technical analysis and express a judgment on the group financial performance;
- Communicate effectually the strategic and managerial features, as well as the performance, of business networks aimed at internationalization purposes.

Program

The course program is structured into three parts:
Part 1 - Group of companies: Genesis and morphology
1.1 Cooperative forms
1.2 Group of companies concept, creation purposes, and
processes
1.2.1 Reasons and definition
1.2.2 Constitutive factors
1.2.3 Creation processes
1.2.4 Determinants of groups creation
1.3 Group of companies classifications

Part 2 - Principles and practice of group accounts
2.1 Consolidated financial statement
2.1.1 Objective and content
2.1.2 Logical and procedural steps
2.1.3 Technicalities
2.2 Full consolidation method
2.3 Consolidated financial statement according to IAS/IFRS
2.3.1 Sources of reference
2.3.2 Consolidation area
2.3.3 Consolidation procedure

Part 3 – Analysis of group performance
3.1 Analysis of group performance
3.1.1 Purpose and methodology
3.1.2 Profitability analysis within groups
3.1.3 Solvency analysis within groups
3.2 Segment reporting
3.3 Reconciliation statement


Teaching materials
The content of the textbook, of the lessons and the exercises carried out during the course is consistent with the programme. Both the programme and the studying materials are the same for students who attend and students who do not attend the course. Teaching slides, further readings and accounting standards will be available on the e-learning platform (teaching Dashboard). Some examples of the exam will be made available during the course.

Studying materials
Slides, case-studies, reseach reports and any file uploaded on the e-learning dashboard.
Ditillo A., Caglio A., Controlling Collaboration Between Firms, CIMA Publishing, 2008 (only Chapter 1, available on the e-learning center)
Gallimberti C., Marra A., Prencipe A., Consolidation – Preparing and understanding consolidated financial statements under IFRS, McGraw-Hill Education, Milano, 2013 (only Chapters 3-6 and 8)
Petersen C. V., Plenborg T., Financial Statement Analysis, Prentice Hall, 2012 (only Chapters 4-7)

Bibliografia

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Examination Methods

Students will be assessed through:
1. An intermediate examination, that consists in a teamwork analysis of the structure, M&A activity and performance of a group of companies. The intermediate examination provides for the drafting of a 10-15 page report (in word or pdf), which is due towards the end of the course, and a 3-5 slide presentation (in around 10 minutes per team). The teamwork can be done entirely at a distance, through software and applications made available by the University of Verona. The teamwork aims at assessing the capability acquired in performing and discussing a meaningful group analysis, both at a technical and an interpretive level. Furthermore, the capabilities will be assessed, both individually and collectively, in making judgments on the group performance, in communicating with the group members and in written and oral communications. The teamwork will provide students with maximum 3 points.
2. A final examination, that consists in an individual written test on the whole program and aims at assessing the knowledge of the topics studied during the course and the capability of solving some case-studies. The written examination is structured into three parts: the first part includes 5 multiple-choice or true/false questions; the second part includes 3 semi-open questions and may include case analysis; the third part includes 2 numerical exercises, of which one focused on the consolidated financial statement. The examination lasts 90 minutes, provides students with maximum 30/30 points, and will be held at a distance (i.e., online).
The final mark is obtained by the sum of the two partial points.

For those students who cannot take part in the team work (because of working reasons or other objective reasons), the assessment is carried out through the individual written test as describe at point 2. above.

The examination method may be subject to changes in case the emergency related with COVID-19 pandemic continues, in accordance with any provisions taken by the Ministry of the University and the University of Verona.

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Double degree

To contribute to the internationalization of the experience of students enrolled in the MSc in IEB, Double Degree agreements have been activated with the University of Bordeaux (FR) and with the University of Bamberg (D). Each agreement provides for the participation of a maximum of five students, therefore a total of (maximum) ten students can benefit from the experience.

Bordeaux 
Students selected for the Double Degree program with Bordeaux will spend the first semester of the second year at the partner university, during which they will participate in the Master Mention “Economie Internationale” - Parcours “Economie, banque et finance internationales”. Students will attend the  following courses in France (on the right the equivalent courses of the MSc in IEB):
Import/Export Techniques 8ECTS <---> International business law 9CFU
Growth and Development 7ECTS <---> International trade and economic development 9CFU 
International Trade and FDI 8ECTS <---> Export decisions, FDI, and global value chains 9CFU 
Strategic Analysis and Applications 7ECTS <---> Stage 3CFU 

Bamberg
Students selected for the Double Degree program with Bamberg, on the other hand, will participate in the Master of Science in European Economic Studies program, where they will attend the following courses:
- One course to be chosen in the MAEES1 Methods and Fundamentals module group:
Modul MAEES1.1 Advanced Microeconomics 6 ECTS
Modul MAEES1.2 Advanced Macroeconomics 6 ECTS
- Three courses (18 ECTS) with modules of the module groups MAEES Specialisation (of 6 ECTS each):
MAEES3 Internationale Wirtschaft (International Economics)
MAEES4 Empirische Mikroökonomik (Empirical Microeconomics)
MAEES5 Finanzwissenschaft (Public Economics)
MAEES7 Wirtschaftstheorie (Economic Theory)
MAEES8 Angewandte Wirtschaftsforschung (Applied Economic Research)
- 12 ECTS among the following Foreign Business Languages at master level:
German (for not German native speakers)
Business English
Business French
Business Italian (for not Italian native speakers)
Business Spanish
Business Russian
- 24 ECTS for thesis completion.

Requirements and selection procedure
Students regularly enrolled in the first year of the MSc in IEB can be admitted to the Double Degree programs. The call for applications will be published around September 2021 or later in the University web page on double degrees. The choice of students to be admitted is made during the first semester of the first year, through a multi-stage process:
- a selection of students based on the results achieved in their bachelor degree, on their CV and on a motivational interview. Following this selection, the ranking of students "admitted under condition" will be published;
- an ongoing confirmation of the above ranking, based on the academic achievement of the students in the first part of their studies at the University of Verona. Specifically, are confirmed the students "admitted under condition" which - at the end of the first semester of the first year - have achieved a weighted average score and a number of credits not lower than the average of the cohort of students enrolled in the first year (in the case of students’ transfers and career shortening, only the recognized exams for the first semester of the first year are taken into consideration).
The ranking of selected and confirmed students will be unique and the choice of destination - Bamberg or Bordeaux - will be made starting with the first classified student, then the second and so on.
Finally, the students selected and confirmed will participate in the call to obtain the Erasmus scholarships reserved for the assigned location.

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