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Case Analysis and Business Games

This course is open to all students who, in 2016-2017, are enrolled in master’s degree programs in the Department of Economics and Finance, or Political Science; and to those enrolled in their III, IV or V year of the single-cycle master's degree program in Law.

The course is completely free of charge and earns credits as listed in the study plan under Other Activities.

This course (held in Italian) has an overall length of 44 hours, and students may be assigned extra work for the final project with the team. Classes will be held over 5 consecutive weekends during the second semester of the 2016-2017 academic year. Each module will be designed differently in order to meet the educational objectives of each phase of the course.

To earn credits, students must attend at least 80% of the total hours, which corresponds to 35 hours, which means a maximum of 9 hours can be missed.

The aim of the course is to analyze the most important aspects of creating a business. The case will be about ERS themes such as ethics, responsability and sustainability.

Through the analysis of a company case study conducted from different perspectives, students will focus on the topics that are most consistently linked to creating a business and will systematize the knowledge they acquire through their studies.

After analyzing the case study, the students will be divided into teams of 6-8 people to play a business game aimed at building a start-up, using the problems they have studied.

Using role-playing techniques, students will take on different roles corresponding to the various company functions, as well as other aspects, and will gain an understanding of a number of possible solutions.

The course will be divided into the following phases:

  • Step 1 – Presentation of the case - 8 hours
  • Step 2  - Subdivision of students into groups  - 4 hours
  • Step 3 – Work in groups - 8 hours
  • Step 4 – Presentation to the class - 6 hours
  • Step 5 – Launch of the business game  - 2 hours
  • Step 6 – Work in groups - 12 hours
  • Step 7 – Presentation to the class and conclusion - 4 hours

The course calendar will be available in September 2016.

General rules

  • To earn credits, students must attend the minimum number of hours for each course.
  • A tutor will be in charge of tracking attendance, which will be done by signing a register. Students who do not sign this register will be considered absent. Attendance is mandatory and will be used to determine the granting of credits. No exceptions will be made.
  • Absences are calculated on the basis of the attendance register. Depending on the calendar and their personal needs, students can either miss a single day, or can leave early (to minimize distractions, arriving late is not permitted).
  • Once a student has selected one of the courses, they cannot earn the credits in any other way.
  • Students who have already earned the credits in their study plan under Other Activities, who have begun attending optional language courses or any other activity that requires attendance to earn credits cannot participate in this workshop.

Other information

  • A maximum of 30 students can take part in the course; participants are selected in order of registration. The maximum number of participants refers to students from all relevant departments.
  • Where less than the minimum number of 15 students sign up for a course, that course will not be offered.
  • Activities will take place on Friday afternoon and Saturdays.
  • No activities will take place during exam periods.
  • All courses will take place on one of the LUISS campuses.


To register for the course, send an email to, indicating first name, last name, and matriculation number during the period between June 8 and 23, 2016. Requests received outside of this period will not be considered.

The course calendar will be available in September 2016.

See the course calendar here.