00745 - Business Organisation

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

Good health and well-being Quality education Partnerships for the goals

Academic Year 2021/2022

Learning outcomes

Ability and skills to create a professional environment that promotes excellence in nursing by improving capabilities for decision-making with autonomy and responsibility.

Course contents

Organization structures and organization processes. Forms of interdependence and coordination modes. Groups and teams.

The components of organizations. Birth and diffusion of organizational forms in historical contexts: organizations based on personal relations, machine bureaucracies, professional bureaucracies, multidivisional, matrix and network structures. Instances of network structures and care-focused hospitals.


All teaching material is freely available on Virtuale.

Teaching methods

Front lessons. Discussion of case-studies.

Assessment methods

This course is part of a larger, integrated course. The overall mark on the integrated course is a weighted average of the marks obtained on single component courses. Weights are proportional to credits.

Exams take place in sessions. Each session entails two calls. Grades are kept from the first to the second call of each session, but not across sessions.

The exam of Organizzazione Aziendale consists of an essay. Two pages is the minimum length. This essay should be written at home and delivered by e-mail. Deadline is the day of the exam Organizzazione Aziendale, not the day when the averaged grade of the integrated course is recorded.

This essay should establish a link between the theories illustrated in class and real life. Sources of inspiration include personal experiences, or experiences of other persons, or stories found in books, films or newspapers, or even the product of pure invention provided that they are sufficiently realistic.

Topics are not necessarily constrained to work experiences. The essay should entail many details on practical life.

The essay should be related to the topics discussed in this course. Please ask yourselves: "If I did not attend/studied this course, would I have written my essay in exactly the same way?" If the answer is "Yes", then it is unlikely to be a good essay.

If the essay is delivered earlier than two weeks before the deadline it is possible to ask the lecturer for a feed-back on possible improvements. This feed-back is not an evaluation. This feed-back can only be obtained once.

Grades are awarded with the following criteria:

  • 18-22 for sufficient preparation and sufficient analytical capabilities expressed in a correct language.
  • 23-26 for a technically adequate preparation and articulate analytical capabilities expressed with the appropriate terminology.
  • 27-29 for a deep knowledge of the topics illustrated in this course, substantial capabilities of expressing critical assessments, mastery of specific terminology.
  • 30-30+honors for a particularly deep knowledge of the topics illustrated in this course, substantial capabilities of expressing critical assessments and drawing connections between issues and topics even in other courses or disciplines, mastery of specific terminology.

Teaching tools

Blackboard, beamer, class discussions.

Office hours

See the website of Guido Fioretti