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 LM Sep 30, 2024 Dec 23, 2024
Periodo generico Oct 1, 2024 May 31, 2025
Secondo semestre LM Feb 17, 2025 May 23, 2025
Exam sessions
Session From To
Sessione invernale LM Jan 7, 2025 Feb 14, 2025
Sessione estiva LM May 26, 2025 Jul 11, 2025
Sessione autunnale LM Aug 25, 2025 Sep 19, 2025
Degree sessions
Session From To
Sessione autunnale a.a. 2023/2024 Dec 4, 2024 Dec 6, 2024
Sessione invernale a.a. 2023/2024 Apr 2, 2025 Apr 4, 2025
Sessione estiva a.a. 2024/2025 Sep 3, 2025 Sep 5, 2025

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

B C F G L M N O P R S Z

Broglia Angela

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Brunetti Federico

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Campedelli Bettina

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Cassia Fabio

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Corbella Silvano

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Farinon Paolo

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Florio Cristina

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Genovese Anna

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Lai Alessandro

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Messina Sebastiano Maurizio

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Mion Giorgio

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Mola Lapo

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Noto Sergio

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Ortoleva Maria Grazia

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Pasquariello Federica

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Polin Veronica

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Riso Vincenzo

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Roffia Paolo

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Rossignoli Francesca

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Sclip Alex

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Signori Paola

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Stacchezzini Riccardo

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Zarri Luca

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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 enrollment year.

2° Year  It will be activated in the A.Y. 2025/2026

ModulesCreditsTAFSSD
2 modules among the following
Final exam
12
E
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It will be activated in the A.Y. 2025/2026
ModulesCreditsTAFSSD
2 modules among the following
Final exam
12
E
-
Modules Credits TAF SSD
Between the years: 1°- 2°
English B2
4
F
-
Between the years: 1°- 2°
1 module between the following ("Advanced international accounting" 1st year or "Business valuation" 2nd year)
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.




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

Teaching code

4S004151

Coordinator

Alessandro Lai

Credits

9

Language

Italian

Scientific Disciplinary Sector (SSD)

SECS-P/07 - BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION AND ACCOUNTING STUDIES

Period

Primo semestre LM dal Sep 30, 2024 al Dec 23, 2024.

Courses Single

Authorized

Learning objectives

This course aims to offer tools and conceptual categories useful to understand how corporations are governed and how their control is influenced by different kinds of owners in diverse capital markets. Governance systems are explored considering rules coming from law or from voluntary adopted governance codes, as well as processes useful to increase shareholders’ and stakeholders’ value over time. The course enhances students’ knowledge about the issues useful to understand problems of governance and the ability to interpret real situations presented as case studies: at the end of the learning process and in accordance with the above declared purposes, the student must demonstrate to know the main rules and processes of corporate governance, and to interpret and solve cases and related problems on corporate governance.

Prerequisites and basic notions

Knowledge of business realities and their purposes.

Program

1. The evolution of the debate on corporate governance
1.1. The problem of corporate governance and economic control
1.2. Corporate governance studies
1.3. The concepts of corporate governance and the underlying economic-corporate models
2. The ownership structure of companies in the capital markets - European and international trends in corporate governance
2.1. Anglo-Saxon model (US - UK)
2.2. German and Japanese model
2.3. French and Latin model
2.4. The model of Italian capitalism
2.5. The structural characteristics of Italian companies and their evolution
3. The reference regulatory framework for governance
3.1. The thematic areas relevant to corporate governance
3.2. The regulatory system of corporate governance in Italy 3.3. The self-regulatory codes
3.4. The Italian Code of Corporate Governance (2020 edition) 4. The roles of corporate governance
4.1. The map of the actors of corporate governance
4.2. The composition, functioning and role of the corporate bodies
4.2.1. The management body (Board of Directors)
4.2.2. The President
4.2.3. Executive and non-executive Directors
4.2.4. Independent Directors
4.2.5. Internal Board Committees - their function, composition and activities
4.2.6. The nomination and self-assessment committee of the management body
4.2.7. The remuneration committee and the remuneration policy
4.3. The composition, functioning and role of the supervisory bodies
4.3.1. The internal control system and the importance of the independence of controls. The international context - the Sarbanes Oxley Act (SOX)
4.3.2. The Control and Risks Committee
4.3.4. The role of the Supervisory Body (SB) and corporate administrative responsibility
4.3.5. Risk management in governance activities
4.3.6. Internal auditing and its instrumentality in the exercise of governance
4.3.7. The Board of Statutory Auditors and the Management Control Committee
4.4. Other relevant roles and functions:
4.4.1. The CFO and the relevance of the reporting processes
4.4.2. The Investor Relator
5. In-depth analysis of some governance mechanisms
5.1. The "3-lines of defense model" in limiting operational risks
5.2 The safeguards put in place to protect the lawfulness and correctness of governance acts - Verification of compliance of corporate processes
5.3. The role of compliance programs in containing non-compliance risks
5.4. The organization, management and control model
5.5. Clawback clauses
6. Analysis of business cases
Textbooks
Those who attend the lessons of the entire course are invited - in addition to studying the topics covered in class - to download the slides that are made available on the course web page, together with the indication of the study of the parts of the textbooks that are indicated in support of the lessons.
- Patrizia Riva (edited by), Corporate governance roles. Organizational structures and DNF, Egea, Milan, 2020, first part: chapters 1-13 and 15-18.
- Alessandro Lai (edited by), The contribution of the risk prevention and management system to the generation of business value, Franco Angeli, Milan, 2013, relating to chapters: 1, 8 and 9
- Alessandro Lai, Giulia Leoni and Riccardo Stacchezzini, Accounting and governance in diverse settings - an introduction, Accounting History 2019, Vol. 24 (3) 325–337, limited to pages 325-330, downloadable free of charge through the University's VPN from the website: https: // journals .sagepub.com / doi / pdf / 10.1177 / 1032373219862669
- Corporate Governance Committee, Corporate Governance Code, 2020, https://www.borsaitaliana.it/comitato-corporate-governance/codice/2020.pdf

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.

Didactic methods

The teaching methods consist of lectures accompanied by cases and examples.
Teamwork (optional)
Teamwork consists of analyzing the corporate governance disclosure of an Italian listed company. To this end, each group must, for the assigned case: 1. collect information relating to corporate governance using the sources indicated in class (websites, press and databases); 2. reconstruct a synthetic picture that illustrates: a. the governance model adopted by the company; b. the composition and functioning of the governing body; c. the structure and composition of the supervisory bodies; d. the control mechanisms adopted; 3. identify any extraordinary transactions or events that have led to significant changes in the corporate governance structure and illustrate, in a diachronic perspective, the impacts on the corporate governance structure; 4. identify and critically analyze the main strengths and weaknesses of corporate governance disclosure. Teamwork is aimed at evaluating the ability acquired in understanding and interpreting the roles and mechanisms of corporate governance. The teamwork includes: - the preparation of a 4/5 page report (in word or pdf), due at the end of the course; - the presentation in the classroom of 3 to 5 slides (about 10 minutes per team).

Learning assessment procedures

The exam consists of a written test divided into three open questions. The score obtained in group work will be added to the score of the written test. Teamwork will provide students with a maximum of 3 points.

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

Evaluation criteria

The written test is assessed on the basis of the following criteria: correctness, clarity and consistency with respect to the question posed; completeness in dealing with the requested topic. In order to pass the test it is necessary that the preparation is at least sufficient on the three questions posed.
Teamwork will be evaluated on the basis of the following criteria: - completeness and clarity of the presentation; - completeness and clarity of the report; - content compliance with the Corporate Governance code.

Criteria for the composition of the final grade

The final grade results from the arithmetic average of the votes of the three questions, each expressed out of thirty, with the same weight.
The score obtained in teamwork, if done, will be added to the mark obtained in the written test.

Exam language

Italiano

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 dalla Commissione didattica 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.

COMPETENZE TRASVERSALI

Scopri i percorsi formativi promossi dal Teaching and learning centre dell'Ateneo, destinati agli studenti iscritti ai corsi di laurea, volti alla promozione delle competenze trasversali: https://talc.univr.it/it/competenze-trasversali

CONTAMINATION LAB

Il Contamination Lab Verona (CLab Verona) è un percorso esperienziale con moduli dedicati all'innovazione e alla cultura d'impresa che offre la possibilità di lavorare in team con studenti e studentesse di tutti i corsi di studio per risolvere sfide lanciate da aziende ed enti. Il percorso permette di ricevere 6 CFU in ambito D o F. Scopri le sfide: https://www.univr.it/it/clabverona

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ATTENZIONE: Per essere ammessi a sostenere una qualsiasi attività didattica, incluse 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.

Primo semestre L From 9/23/24 To 1/10/25
years Modules TAF Teacher
1° 2° B-education: Sound ideas D Cristina Florio (Coordinator)
1° 2° B-education: Sound ideas D Cristina Florio (Coordinator)
1° 2° Ethical finance D Giorgio Mion (Coordinator)
1° 2° Generative AI (Artificial Intelligence) for Business Communication D Paola Signori (Coordinator)
Primo semestre LM From 9/30/24 To 12/23/24
years Modules TAF Teacher
1° 2° Methods and tools for literature reviews D Cristina Florio (Coordinator)
1° 2° Sustainable business model frameworks D Vincenzo Riso (Coordinator)
Periodo generico From 10/1/24 To 5/31/25
years Modules TAF Teacher
1° 2° Methods and tools for empirical research in management D Cristina Florio (Coordinator)
1° 2° Methods and tools for empirical research in management D Cristina Florio (Coordinator)
1° 2° Plan your future D Paolo Roffia (Coordinator)
1° 2° Marketing plan D Fabio Cassia (Coordinator)
Secondo semestre LM From 2/17/25 To 5/23/25
years Modules TAF Teacher
1° 2° Artificial Intelligence, AI and Business Operations: Methods and Techniques D Lapo Mola (Coordinator)
1° 2° The business consultant accountant D Riccardo Stacchezzini (Coordinator)
1° 2° Relational soft skills for professional presence D Federico Brunetti (Coordinator)
List of courses with unassigned period
years Modules TAF Teacher
1° 2° French B1 D Not yet assigned
1° 2° French B2 D Not yet assigned
1° 2° English C1 D Not yet assigned
1° 2° Russian B1 D Not yet assigned
1° 2° Russian B2 D Not yet assigned
1° 2° Spanish B1 D Not yet assigned
1° 2° Spanish B2 D Not yet assigned
1° 2° German B1 D Not yet assigned
1° 2° German B2 D Not yet assigned

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theses proposals Research area
PMI (SMES) and financial performance MANAGEMENT OF ENTERPRISES - MANAGEMENT OF ENTERPRISES
Corporate governance, financial performance and international business Various topics

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Modalità di erogazione della didattica

Le lezioni di tutti gli insegnamenti del corso di studio, così come le relative prove d’esame, si svolgono in presenza.
Peraltro, come ulteriore servizio agli studenti, è altresì previsto che tali lezioni siano registrate e che le registrazioni vengano messe a disposizione sui relativi moodle degli insegnamenti, salvo diversa comunicazione del singolo docente.