Welcome to the Global MBA at Bologna Business School!
"Our MBA provides you with a solid grounding in the major management disciplines and extends this knowledge across six different concentrations. You will be able to build your professional path and turn your passions into a successful career. Our faculty includes inspiring academics and leading practitioners both bringing real time knowledge to the classroom.
The Global MBA program is fuelled by an expanding business network including Italian and international leading companies. We will teach you how to be ready to face the unexpected and successfully navigate through it.
You will be immersed in a global community: we are embedded in a leading University, our students come from all over the world, we are located in the heart of Italy and in the heart of Europe. We can offer you a truly Italian experience at international standards."
The Global MBA is a 12-month full-time program entirely taught in English. The program is divided into three blocks: general management, concentration-specific courses, and an internship or project work period. There are six concentrations to choose from:
"We must have the courage to create new projects. We are redesigning humanity, in this new project, Europe has its greatest value. And in Europe, Italy has its greatest value."
President and CEO, Brunello Cucinelli SpA
"You can not have a prominent career unless you’re curious. This is my advice for a student today."
Chairman and CEO, Philip Morris Italia
"It would be a great success for me if, today, I could convince someone to start something up. The future of the young managers is to be an entrepreneur. Think local and act global."
Founder and President, Eataly
Ayetegeb Ayenew Damte – Ethiopia
Sales Coordinator, Microsoft
MBA - Green Energy and Sustainable Businesses (A.Y. 2012/13)
"After working for a telecom operator in Ethiopia for nearly 5 years, I joined Green Energy and Sustainable Businesses MBA. BBS has managed to enrich my professional calling with its uniquely welcoming staff members, stupendous professors, and nifty concentration. The program examine in depth the world’s most pressing issues and counter technological alternatives. On the other side, the flawless beauty of Bologna, the widely diverse yet exceptionally remarkable student community, the cultural and historical opulent has been nothing but divine. Joining a corporation with 125,000 employees with diverse background came relatively easy, as I have developed the social and professional acumen in BBS. My gratitude for a firm grip of practical insight is always bestowed to Bologna Business School."
Chan Ka Sing – Hong Kong
CRM Specialist, Maserati
MBA - Design, Fashion and Luxury Goods (A.Y. 2012/13)
"One year in BBS, it changed my life: what I have achieved is absolute out of my expectations. Now, I am working in Maserati headquarters as a CRM specialist. Thanks to BBS, I have a huge group of good friends from all around the world; it helps me to work across different culture and country now. The networks, professors, syllabi, supports and the study environment are just excellent. This unique International program made my dreams come true. Moreover, I know I will have more and more opportunities because of my experience in BBS. I am so thankful, glad and proud to be one of the students from Bologna Business School."
Laura Duca – USA
Assistant Project Manager “Gelato World Tour”, Carpigiani Group
MBA - Food and Wine (A.Y. 2011/12)
"Bologna Business School's Global MBA introduced me to the world of Italian excellence in the food and wine industry and gave me an incredible learning experience. After a year of coursework, I am now working in the events management department at Carpigiani, an Italian company known worldwide for their gelato machines and for promoting the ice-cream culture all over the world."
Liu Min – China
R&D Sourcing Specialist - Datalogic ADC
MBA - China/Far East and Europe Business Relations (A.Y. 2014/2015)
"I found this MBA experience was essential to me both in my career development and in self recognition. I was able to change my role from a purely technical sphere to supply chain management thanks to the platform BBS provided me with. After the Global MBA program, I successfully relocated myself from China to Bologna, Italy. Moreover, the MBA program significantly improved my presenting and communication capabilities in a multi-cultural environment. I benefit from such skills in my daily work – acting as a bridge between R&D engineers, project managers and Asian suppliers. I can’t imagine handling such a task without the appropriate training I received during my year at BBS. In short, BBS China/Far East Europe Business Relations connects Italy/Europe with China/Asia, it was a wise choice for me, it can be for you, too."
Lulama Yawa – South Africa
Senior Legal Manager - Menlyn Maine Investment Holdings
Global MBA - Corporate Finance (A.Y. 2014/2015)
"BBS is hugely rewarding because it not only gives a world class MBA programme that covers relevant topics taught by some of the best minds from across the world, it also forces one to grow in many other ways because of its unique location, culture and emphasis on leadership. I would go back in a heartbeat."
Marta Sica – Italy
Business Development, Glam
MBA - China/Far East and Europe Business Relations (A.Y. 2012/13)
"Bologna Business School is a unique international environment located in the beautiful setting of Villa Guastavillani in Bologna. I chose this MBA program after a two-years work experience because I wanted to combine good management tools with my interest in Chinese and Far East markets. I have found a challenging and exciting multicultural environment, a worldwide professional network and the excellences of the Italian business world."