Master's Degree in Management | University of Bologna


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Alessandro Grandi is a Full Professor of Technology and Innovation Management at the School of Engineering of the University of Bologna. Prof. Grandi’s current research interests include: organization and management of innovation, strategies and start-up development in the high-tech industries, project management. He is chairman of Almacube Ltd (the business incubator of the University of Bologna), member of the board of directors of Consorzio Ceramico, director of the Master in Management of Bologna University Business School. He is author or co-author of over 80 publications in national and international journals and books. He was visiting scholar at the New York University.


FOCUS SESSION – The workshop aims to provide participants the knowledge and instruments related to organization and management of projects, with a particular focus on innovation projects. The subjects analyzed include project planning and control (timing, costs, and technical progress); project organization, the role of project manager and the management of the team; risk management; and management of a project portfolio.

Technology and Innovation

Change Management: the main models of change.

MBA Part-time (Evening)

This course develops a foundation of concepts and solutions that supports the planning, scheduling, controlling, resource allocation, and performance measurement activities required for successful completion of a project. Provides training and experience with project management tools and techniques, including work breakdown structures, network diagrams, risk management, earned value management, and other tools.

The course also addresses the main organizational issues in managing projects and leading project teams. It is fully aligned with Project Management Institute (PMI) standards.

Digital Technology Management / Internet of Things

Strategic, organizational and managerial aspects relevant to the development of innovation. Developing new products including an in-depth overview of the importance and role of R&D. Managing projects related to new products. Developing products and optimizing final performances in terms of quality, time and cost.

  • Projects and types of projects: distinctive features
  • Stages and criticalities of project life-cycles
  •  The design/decision stages and planning and organizing stages
  • The project plan
  •  Project organizational structures
  • The key roles in project structures
  • The project manager: role and skill profile
  • Creation and management of the project team 
  • Managing the relationship with the internal and external customer
  • The multi-project management
  • Structuring and managing the project portfolio
Project Management