1st semester: The University of Trento

Course descriptions

European and International Commercial Law

  • General Principles of EU Law
  • General Overview on the Institutions of the European Union
  • Company Law: Basic Elements
  • The Freedom of Establishment
  • The Freedom of Establishment in the Decisions of the CJEU
  • The Harmonisation Programme
  • The 1st and the 11th Company Law Directives (Disclosure, Agency and Nullity)
  • The 2nd Company Law Directive (Legal Capital)
  • The 3rd and the 6th Company Law Directives (Mergers and Divisions)
  • Cross‐Border Mergers
  • European Business Organizations
  • Formation and Financing of EU Companies
  • Management and Control
  • The Influence of European Financial Markets Regulation on European Company Law (Takeover Bids and Shareholders’ Rights)

Lecturer: Prof. Corrado Malberti (University of Trento – Italy)

Information System

The course is divided into a number of topics that are designed to develop the competences outlined above:

  • IT Support of Organizational Performance.
  • Information Technologies: Concepts and Management.
  • Data Management: Data, Databases, and Warehousing.
  • Networking: Discovery, Communication, Collaboration.
  • E-Business and E-Commerce.
  • Mobile, Wireless, and Pervasive Computing.
  • Knowledge Management.
  • Business Intelligence and Corporate Performance Management.
  • IT Strategy and Planning.
  • Information Technology Economics.
  • Acquiring IT applications and Infrastructure.

Lecturer: Prof. Andrea Molinari (University of Trento – Italy)

International Accounting

The course is divided into a number of topics that are designed to develop the competences outlined above:

  1. Introduction to International Accounting
  2. Review of Accounting Basics
  3. Financial Reporting Standards
  4. Conceptual Framework
  5. Structure of Financial Statements
  6. Understanding Income Statement
  7. Understanding Statement of Financial Position/Balance Sheet
  8. Understanding Cash Flow Statement
  9. Financial Analysis Techniques
  10. Financial Statement Analysis: Applications
  11. Evaluating Quality of Financial Reporting

Lecturers: Prof. Paola Rossi (University of Trento – Italy)

International Strategic Management

The module gives a comprehensive insight into of strategy models for the international competition, particularly on the characteristics of international business, strategic planning in the international context, and management of various business activities in a global environment. The international marketing part will give an in-depth knowledge of the development factors of international marketing and of the latest areas on interest in this field. Analysis of international environment and demand, international segmentation, international marketing mix, e-business. Particular attention shall be given to relationship marketing and to the techniques of analysis of consumer behaviour (this part may be taught as a separate course by a teacher from one of the partner universities, to enhance the interaction between partners and expose the students to different didactic approaches). Moving from an overview of international commerce to discuss the globalization of the competitive environment, the course examines the various aspects of a firm's activity in the light of the process of internationalization. The course is divided into a number of topics that are designed to develop the competencies outlined above:


  1. The process of globalization and the development of the international trade system.
  2. International trade theory and theories on the internationalization of the firm.
  3. Foreign Direct Investments and the multinational companies.
  4. Strategies for the international firm.
  5. Organization of the international firm.
  6. Production strategy for international firms.
  7. International Market Analysis
  8. Marketing in foreign markets

Lecturer: Prof. Italo Trevisan (University of Trento – Italy)

Organizational Behaviour and Human resources management

The course is divided into units. Each unit will include a traditional lecture with an introduction of the theme of the unit, and an open discussion of the topic using cases and readings. Students are requested to present some specific techniques or case studies during class.

The course will present a selection of HR and preliminary organizational behaviour topics, such as:

  1. Linking strategy and HRM.,
  2. Diversity management and multicultural teams;
  3. HR demand and market;
  4. Selection and Hiring;
  5. Training methods and decision making;
  6. HR assessment;
  7. Motivation, performances and incentive schemes
  8. Careers management and compensation systems.

Lecturer: Prof. Roberta Cuel (University of Trento – Italy)

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