Anno Accademico 2023/2024

  • Docente: Simone Ferriani
  • Crediti formativi: 3
  • SSD: SECS-P/08
  • Lingua di insegnamento: Inglese
  • Modalità didattica: Convenzionale - Lezioni in presenza
  • Campus: Bologna
  • Corso: Laurea Magistrale in International Management (cod. 5891)

    Valido anche per Laurea Magistrale in Direzione aziendale (cod. 0897)

Conoscenze e abilità da conseguire

Teaching goals pursued during this seminar series include: - Provide students with an overview of work and employment practices in leading international companies. - Illustrate how the roles of firms, employees, and policy have changed and created the labor market we see today. - Provide an understanding of the status of the current labor market in more detail: o What does it look like? o What types of jobs do we have, and what skills are required? o What are emerging trends in how firms organize work, and in the role of labor market institutions such as unions? - Offer students resources and tools they can use to plan their own career paths in the workplaces of the future—those of the next generation.


The goal of this seminar series is to equip students with a fair, honest, and up-to-date overview of how today’s companies work and what they look for in job candidates.

  • What does each company department do and why?
  • What skills and competencies are most coveted in today’s rapidly changing world?
  • How is work changing and what do companies really look for in the leaders of tomorrow?

Think about this: medicine students spend hours learning how the human body works. Management students likewise need to be familiar with a company's functions and departments. This seminar offers an opportunity to deep dive into the characteristics of day-to-day company practices across a variety of industries and functions.

The seminar will be led by two Unibo alumni from the International Management MSc: Daniele Graverini and Carlo Sicoli who conceived and designed this seminar series in collaboration with Prof Ferriani. Each session in the series is organized into two parts. In the first part Daniele and Carlo set the stage for the specific topics covered in that particular session. The second part is organized around a guest talk by a manager from a leading international company with significant expertise in a specific function.

Each manager will share her/his experiences and will offer an insider look into the backstage of day-to-day leading managerial practices in today's highly turbulent business environment. These talks will offer students an opportunity to better appreciate such crucial topics as job market expectations, key competencies required to succeed in today's business landscape, as well as talent search, selection and acquisition processes.


Recommended readings, if any, will be indicated before each seminar.

Metodi didattici

Interactive sessions with invited managers from leading international companies

Case studies

Guest talks

Modalità di verifica e valutazione dell'apprendimento

Students will be requested to hand in a reflection paper by the end of the seminar series. The paper is intended to stimulate critical thinking around the topics covered during the seminars.

Strumenti a supporto della didattica

The seminar will be delivered in person only unless otherwise concurred with the instructor under specific circumstances.

Video material and readings will be used on an ad-hoc basis.

Orario di ricevimento

Consulta il sito web di Simone Ferriani