Franco
Visani


Visani
Associate Professor of Business Administration and Accounting Studies University of Bologna Core Faculty
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BIO

Franco Visani Ph.D. is Associate Professor of Business Administration at the University of Bologna, where he teaches financial and management accounting.
He is also a member of the Core Faculty of Bologna Business School, where he directs the Hybrid MBA and three open programs: Administration, Finance and Control; Finance for non-Finace Managers and Corporate and Individual Performance Measurement. He also teaches in several full time Masters or Executive programs in the same school where he was voted three times as the best teacher of the school: for the Executive Masters (2011), for the full time ones (2017) and for the international ones (2019). He has always been active first as a consultant, then as a researcher on the issues of structuring advanced management control systems and business performance analytics, i.e. the use of mathematical or statistical methods to control the performance of the company. In these fields he has been part of several research projects both in Italy and at the international level. He has published several books and over 50 national and international publications, in particular in highly prestigious international journals such as European Journal of Operational Research, Omega, International Journal of Production Economics, Journal of International Accounting, Auditing and Taxation and Ecological Economics. He is a member of the Editorial Committee of the “”Management Control”” magazine and reviewer of several international journals.

COURSES

CORE COURSE – A correct layout of the Supply Chain and business Operations requires the skills to assess ex ante the economic and financial effects of the decisions that are taken and to check them ex post. The course adopts this perspective, providing  participants with the management accounting tools aimed at understanding the budget of a current or prospective supplier, making assessments for business decisions, understanding the trade-off between discounts and deferments of payment in a commercial negotiation, assessing the Total Cost of Ownership of a supply. All these concepts will be illustrated by means of cases taken from real business applications.

  • Economic analysis of the operating processes
  • Total Cost of Ownership of the supplier
  • Assessment of the financial impact of different layouts of the Supply Chain
  • From the purchase cost to the Life Cycle Costing
  • Economic-financial analysis of current or prospective suppliers: managerial techniques and assessments
  • Value creation throughout the supply chain
Supply Chain and Operations

Performance Management system course covers the use of economic and financial information to manage competitive advantage; models for the analysis of economic and financial performance; parameters for the valuation of the profitability of a company; financial sustainability for the tax performance of a company; strategic sustainability of a company’s performance; economic and financial benchmarking; budget analysis for the management of vendor client relations; strategic control systems and performance monitoring (Balanced Scorecard); simulation techniques for economic and financial performance; performance management.

Executive MBA

Introduction to basic accounting principles, accounting concepts, and accounting terminology. Financial statement analysis. Basic cost concepts and cost accounting. Introduction to management control principles and techniques.

Digital Marketing and Communication

Elements of accounting, budgeting and cost analysis. The measurement and interpretation of economic and financial performance of the company. The economic and financial analysis forecasting and budgeting. The calculation and analysis of costs in decision-making and management control. Management control as an operational mechanism. The systems of strategic control and strategic cost management.

Marketing Management
HR & Organization
Data Marketing and Analytics

The use of economic and financial information to manage competitive advantage. Models for the analysis of economic and financial performance. Parameters for the valuation of the profitability of a company. Financial sustainability for the tax performance of a company. Strategic sustainability of a company’s performance. Economic and financial benchmarking. Budget analysis for the management of vendor client relations. Strategic control systems and performance monitoring (Balanced Scorecard). Simulation techniques for economic and financial performance. Performance management.

Hybrid MBA

The use of economic and financial information to manage competitive advantage. Models for the analysis of economic and financial performance. Parameters for the valuation of the profitability of a company. Financial sustainability for the tax performance of a company. Strategic sustainability of a company’s performance. Economic and financial benchmarking. Budget analysis for the management of vendor client relations. Strategic control systems and performance monitoring (Balanced Scorecard). Simulation techniques for economic and financial performance. Performance management.