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 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
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

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Academic staff

B F G M N P R S V Z

Baruffi Maria Caterina

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Brunetti Federico

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Bucciol Alessandro

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Fiorentini Riccardo

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Florio Cristina

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Fratea Caterina

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Gaudenzi Barbara

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Mancini Cecilia

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Menon Martina

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Minozzo Marco

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Mion Giorgio

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Noto Sergio

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Perali Federico

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Ricciuti Roberto

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Rossi Francesca

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Russo Ivan

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Signori Paola

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Stacchezzini Riccardo

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Virginia Vannucci,  October 25, 2020

Vannucci Virginia

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Zago Angelo

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Zoli Claudio

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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 enrolment year.

Modules Credits TAF SSD
Between the years: 1°- 2°
Between the years: 1°- 2°
Further language skills
3
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S Placements in companies, public or private institutions and professional associations

Teaching code

4S003749

Coordinatore

Cristina Florio

Credits

9

Language

English en

Scientific Disciplinary Sector (SSD)

SECS-P/07 - BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION AND ACCOUNTING STUDIES

Period

primo semestre (lauree magistrali) dal Oct 5, 2020 al Dec 23, 2020.

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:
1. Genesis, structure and governance of groups of companies.
1.1. The creation of groups: Purposes and processes – 1.2. Determinants of groups creation – 1.3. Groups classifications – 1.4. Governance structure in groups: The relationship between ownership and direction, and the role of minorities – 1.5. Conflict of interest within groups – 1.6. The transfer price mechanism – 1.7. Firm and group direction.

2. Theory and technique of consolidated financial statement
2.1. Introduction to the consolidated financial statement – 2.2. Integration logic and consolidation methods – 2.3. Regulation: The consolidated financial statement in Italy – 2.4. Scope of consolidation – 2.5. The consolidation process: 2.5.1. Preliminay adjustments – 2.5.2 Genesis and accounting treatment of the consolidation difference – 2.5.3. The adjustment of intragroup transactions – 2.5.4. Non-controlling interests – 2.5.5 Accounting treatment for unconsolidated participations - 2.6 Consolidated financial statement according to the International Financial Reporting Standards (Ias/Ifrs)

3. Analysis and assessment of the group’s performance
3.1. The group informative system – 3.2. Information content of consolidated financial statement and performance analysis at the group level – 3.3. Segment reporting – 3.4. The reconciliation statement – 3.5. Economic equilibrium at the group level – 3.6 Financial equilibrium at the group level: – 3.6.1. Share leverage – 3.6.2 Financial leverage – 3.7. Overall judgement on the group’s performance.

Teaching activities
In order to encourage students’ learning ability, the course adopts an integrated approach that combines theoretical lessons, practical applications, discussion of case studies and analysis of a consolidated financial statement. The course includes also some seminars with representatives of groups of companies.
During the lessons some exam simulations will be made available.
During the whole academic year, individual office hour is offered by the Lecturers (please see the Lecturers' web page for updated office hours). The Lecturers are also available on appointment (please send an e-mail).

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).

Reference texts
Author Title Publishing house Year ISBN Notes
Gallimberti C., Marra A., Prencipe A. Consolidation – Preparing and understanding consolidated financial statements under IFRS McGraw-Hill Education 2013
Ditillo A., Caglio A. Controlling Collaboration Between Firms CIMA Publishing 2008
Petersen C.V., Plenborg T. Financial Statement Analysis Prentice Hall 2012

Examination Methods

For the teaching year 2020/21 – and particularly for the winter session 2021 – the examination procedure might be still subject to the pandemic emergency safety provisions. The following examination procedures take into account the provisions of the Ministry for University and the University of Verona currently in force. Any variations resulting from changes to these provisions will be promptly communicated.

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.

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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 (Coordinatore)
Future matters D Alessandro Bucciol (Coordinatore)
primo semestre (lauree magistrali) From 10/5/20 To 12/23/20
years Modules TAF Teacher
The fashion lab (1 ECTS) D Maria Caterina Baruffi (Coordinatore)
The fashion lab (2 ECTS) D Maria Caterina Baruffi (Coordinatore)
The fashion lab (3 ECTS) D Maria Caterina Baruffi (Coordinatore)
1° 2° Introduction to the use of R - 2020/21 D Francesca Rossi (Coordinatore)
secondo semestre (lauree) From 2/15/21 To 6/1/21
years Modules TAF Teacher
Design and Evaluation of Economic and Social Policies D Federico Perali (Coordinatore)
Public debate and scientific writing - 2020/2021 D Martina Menon (Coordinatore)
Soft skills coaching days Vicenza (terza edizione) - 2020/2021 D Paola Signori (Coordinatore)
Wake up Italia - 2020/2021 D Sergio Noto (Coordinatore)
secondo semestre (lauree magistrali) From 3/1/21 To 6/1/21
years Modules TAF Teacher
Professional Communication for Economics D Claudio Zoli (Coordinatore)
Transactional skills in business law - 2020/2021 D Caterina Fratea (Coordinatore)
1° 2° Bases of data visualization. A software-free introduction - 2020/21 D Angelo Zago (Coordinatore)
List of courses with unassigned period
years Modules TAF Teacher
Business & predictive analytics for international firms with Excel applications - 2020/21 D Angelo Zago (Coordinatore)
Ciclo di video conferenze: "L’economia del Covid, Verona e l’Italia. Una pandemia che viene da lontano?" - 2020/21 D Sergio Noto (Coordinatore)
Ciclo tematico di conferenze (on-line): “Come saremo? Ripensare il mondo dopo il 2020” - 2020/21 D Federico Brunetti (Coordinatore)
Integrated Financial Planning - 2020/21 D Riccardo Stacchezzini (Coordinatore)
Marketing plan - 2020/21 D Virginia Vannucci (Coordinatore)
1° 2° Corso di lingua tedesca - livello a1 (1 cfu) - 2020 (2020/2021) D Giorgio Mion (Coordinatore)
1° 2° Corso di lingua tedesca - livello a1 (3 cfu) - 2020 (2020/2021) D Giorgio Mion (Coordinatore)
1° 2° Data Analysis Laboratory with R (Vicenza) 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 (Vicenza) D Marco Minozzo (Coordinatore)
1° 2° Excel Laboratory (Vicenza) D Marco Minozzo (Coordinatore)
1° 2° Programming in Matlab D Marco Minozzo (Coordinatore)
1° 2° Programming in SAS D Marco Minozzo (Coordinatore)

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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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Prova finale

La prova finale consiste in un elaborato in forma scritta di almeno 60 cartelle, che approfondisce un tema a scelta relativo a uno degli insegnamenti previsti dal piano didattico dello studente. Il tema e il titolo dell’elaborato dovranno essere selezionati in accordo con un docente dell’Ateneo di un SSD fra quelli presenti nel piano didattico dello studente. Il lavoro deve essere sviluppato sotto la guida del docente. La tesi è oggetto di esposizione e discussione orale, in una delle date appositamente stabilite dal calendario delle attività didattiche, dinanzi a una Commissione di Laurea nominata ai sensi del RDA. In accordo con il Relatore, la tesi potrà essere redatta e la discussione potrà svolgersi in lingua inglese.

Per maggiori informazioni e la consultazione delle scadenze e delle commissioni di laurea si rimanda all'apposita sezione del sito web della Scuola di Economia e Management