Management control (2019/2020)

Course code
4S00395
Name of lecturers
Silvia Cantele,
Coordinator
Silvia Cantele
Number of ECTS credits allocated
9
Academic sector
SECS-P/07 - BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION AND ACCOUNTING STUDIES
Language of instruction
Italian
Period
Second semester bachelor degree dal Feb 17, 2020 al Jun 5, 2020.

Lesson timetable

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Learning outcomes

The course supplies the conceptual and methodological basis of management control within the context of the development of tools for business decisions.
The course aims at giving students the knowledge about the purposes and the functioning of the main tools used for planning and controlling companies’ activities, in the light of effectiveness and efficiency in management.
In particular the course focuses on the issues related to costs analysis, budgeting, cost accounting, variance analysis, information supporting short term decision making and key tools used to translate the business strategy into performance measures to improve managerial behaviours and companies’ results.

Syllabus

1. Origins and evolution of administrative control in the Italian and foreign literature
2. The administrative activity and the costs measurement system
3. Measuring the full cost per unit of product: the resources orientation and the cost centers system
4. The measurement system of full cost-based activities
5. The measurement of products cost in order productions and in continuous flow processes
6. The costs measurement system based on estimates values
7. The analytical detection of costs and revenues: methods and flows
8. The measurements systems based on direct variable costs and operative risk conditions
9. Economic information supporting short-term decision making
10. Investment decisions and capital budget
11. The economic control and the role of budget
12. Reporting for business performance measurement

Reference books
Author Title Publisher Year ISBN Note
Anna Maria Arcari Programmazione e controllo (Edizione 3) McGraw Hill 2019

Assessment methods and criteria

The final exam is a written and/or oral test and is aimed at checking the knowledge of the topics in the course program and the ability to apply the management control tools to the different cases included in the excercises.
There are no intermediate test.