The course pursues the general objective of the master degree, and more specifically of the "Professional accounting and Business Consulting" and “Management” specializations, to provide knowledge and skills regarding the strategic dynamics of companies, the indicators and the approaches useful for the evaluation of firms performance and for the estimation of companies economic value, the processes used for financial statements audits, as well as to provide knowledge and skills useful for understanding the strategic and competitive context where firms operates, the innovation and value creation processes.
To this purpose, the course aims to convey advanced knowledge and skills in the quantitative field, in order to favor the correct reading and interpretation of business data to support the company decision-making process. More specifically, the course aims at providing knowledge to collect useful data for business management and to apply appropriate statistical methods for business in order to support management decisions and evaluation and auditing processes.
At the end of the course the student must possess knowledge and skills related to the collection and organization of business data, their analysis by means of appropriate statistical methods for business and the presentation and interpretation of results obtained.
The objective is to contribute to the formation of a professional profile (envisaged in the master degree, more specifically in the "Professional accounting and Business Consulting" and “Management” specializations) with high technical and professional skills in the areas of auditing, firms performance evaluation and business consultancy, as well as in the areas of management of innovation, entrepreneurship and marketing processes. To this end the course proposes to transmit the following skills and knowledge:
KNOWLEDGE AND UNDERSTANDING ABILITY
- in-depth and specialized knowledge for the collection and organization of business data;
- knowledge of the statistical methods for business analysis, according to available data and information needs;
- the ability to interpret the results obtained and provide information supporting management decisions.
To this end the course proposes to transmit the following skills and knowledge in terms of specific objectives:
KNOWLEDGE AND UNDERSTANDING (applied)
- the knowledge of the data sources that can be used to meet business information needs;
- the ability to apply univariate and bivariate statistical methods to business data;
- the ability to apply multivariate statistical methods to business data, in particular the multiple linear regression model, the logistic regression, principal components analysis;
- the ability to apply parametric and non-parametric methods for measuring firms efficiency, such as DEA and SFA;
- the ability to apply the acquired knowledge for the diagnosis and understanding of business phenomena.
AUTONOMY OF JUDGMENT:
- ability to independently choose the most suitable type of analysis based on the reference context and the type of data available;
- ability to interpret the results obtained autonomously through an advanced statistical analysis;
- ability to convey in oral form analytical and summary considerations on the basic principles of the discipline and to make interdisciplinary connections.
- to use the appropriate statistical terminology;
- to communicate the results of a statistical analysis based on the objectives to be pursued and the recipient of the report.
- to carry out individual and group research on specific aspects of the subject;
- to compare own skills with the most recent approaches
(tools: other supporting material, texts, group exercises)