Bologna, a Hub of Luxury Manufacturing Production and Distribution

2 July 2024

Bologna, the capital of Emilia Romagna, represents a hub for the production and distribution of luxury manufacturing in Italy and worldwide. With its strategic location and rich artisanal tradition, it is a key point for various production chains that embody the excellence of Made in Italy.

Precision mechanics find their home here: Ducati, Lamborghini, Ferrari, and the many renowned motorcycle and automotive brands based in the region are synonymous with luxury and performance in the world of motors.

Companies like Poggipolini, capable of producing precision parts that even go to space with ESA and NASA shuttles, are world leaders in engineering excellence.

The textile sector is also extremely important: Max Mara, Liu Jo, and Les Copains are brands rooted in Emilia Romagna, making the region a benchmark in the international fashion market.

One cannot talk about this land without mentioning the excellence of the agri-food world: Parmigiano Reggiano, Modena balsamic vinegar, and Parma ham are famous worldwide and represent Italian culinary luxury. Additionally, associated with these companies and giants like Barilla, the region boasts packaging and automation industries that fear no competition globally.

Furthermore, Poltrona Frau, Cassina, and Cappellini, known for their luxury furniture, make Bologna one of the capitals of design.

The manufacturing excellence of Bologna and Emilia Romagna is supported by a solid education and research system thanks to the University of Bologna, the oldest in the world, always attentive to developing studies related to the region’s excellence.

Bologna Business School, deeply rooted in the University of Bologna, offers Master that explores the entire world of Made in Italy luxury, which finds its home in Bologna and Emilia Romagna.

The full-time, 12-month, English language Masters in Business Management – Italian Premium Brands and in Business Management – Made in Italy aim to enhance the know-how of Made in Italy from an international perspective, making the style and quality typical Italian products the starting point for building a career path that looks to foreign markets.

The Master in Business Management – Life Science and Medtech, full-time, 12 months, in English language, aims to bring students to combine business management with the healthcare world: pharmaceutical, biotechnological, and biomedical sectors.

The Master in Business Management – Food & Wine, full-time, 12 months in Italian language, translates the passion for the product and excellence into a concrete study path in business management, providing all the necessary tools to understand and manage a business sector that knows no crisis.

The Master in Business Management – Tourism, Heritage and Events, 12 months, full-time, in English language, aims to create managers capable of managing cultural events related to Italy’s artistic and cultural heritage, the most important in the world.


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