82151 - Business Organization Lab

Course Unit Page

  • Teacher Guido Fioretti

  • Credits 4

  • SSD SECS-P/10

  • Teaching Mode Traditional lectures

  • Language Italian

  • Campus of Forli

  • Degree Programme First cycle degree programme (L) in Economics and business (cod. 9202)

  • Course Timetable from Sep 22, 2021 to Dec 15, 2021


This teaching activity contributes to the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals of the UN 2030 Agenda.

Quality education

Academic Year 2021/2022

Learning outcomes

The target of the course is to provide students the occasion to experiment the knowledges in the organizational field with a particular focus for human resources management and related contractual - administrative fulfillments. At the end of the course the student will be able to: - know to understand the problematics connected to human resources management in its applicative aspects; - know to analyze the administrative aspects related to contractual fulfillments; - to use software dedicated to human resources management.

Course contents

  1. Structures and Processes
  2. Coordination
  3. An Ecology of Organizations
  4. Organizational Species
  5. Organizational Design


This course is based on lecture notes (in Italian). Lecture notes are available on the Virtuale platform.

Please beware that this directory entails a NetLogo tutorial that will be used in the 10 hrs to be spent in the computer lab. The content of this tutorial will not be asked at the exam.

Teaching methods

This course spans 40 hrs teaching. Teaching consists of:

  • 30 hrs front teaching of theoretical issues;
  • 10 hrs training in the computer lab.

The exam focuses on the concepts illustrated in the 30 hrs teaching. Training in the computer lab enables students to develop ICT skills that are not linked to the exam. However, students who will strongly engage in laboratory exercises may receive 1 additional mark. If 30/30 has been obtained at the regular exam, this additional mark translates into honor.

Assessment methods

The final grade is expressed as fractions of 30. Here is a correspondence with naturale language:

  • <18:                   insufficient
  • 18-23:               sufficient
  • 24-27:               good
  • 28-30:               very good
  • 30 with honors: excellent

The exam takes half an hour. It's a written exam consisting of 10 multiple-choice questions arranged in 2 series of 5 questions each. Each series deals with one topic. If many students enroll, the exam is split in two smaller exams in sequential order for even and odd enrollment numbers, respecti

Each question can receive at most 3 marks. Three possible answers are proposed for each question. Students who pick up the right answer receive 3 marks. Students who pick up a wrong answer, several answers, or no answer at all, they obtain 0 marks. Students are allowed to change their initial choice provided that their final choice is absolutely clear.

The additional mark that is eventually obtained on NetLogo training is added to the exam evaluation. For students who reach 30/30 at the regular exam, this translates into honor.

Sometimes, knowledgeable, profound students receive low marks in multiple choice exams because they have interesting thoughts that are different from those of the professor. In order to alleviate this problem, students have a possibility to leave a comment where explain why they selected a certain answer. If this was the wrong answer, but it was chosen out of interesting reasons, I shall assign 1, or 2, or even 3 marks. Comments cannot decrease the evaluation of a correct answer. If comments make clear that the right answer was selected out of a wrong reason, that answer receives 3 marks nonetheless.

The final mark can be refused only once. There are no partial exams. Only students who enrolled through AlmaEsami are admitted to the exam. The final mark cannot be changed by means of oral discussion.

Exams correction times depend on professor's duties, which are larger than this course. Timing cannot be foreseen.

Teaching tools

Blackboard, videos, computer simulations.

Office hours

See the website of Guido Fioretti