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GLOBAL MBA FOOD AND WINE

ABOUT THE PROGRAM

Art, beauty, high-quality cuisine. These are the first thoughts the world has about Italy. The variety, typicality, and uniqueness of products, from the Alps to the South, make Italy the undisputed queen of the food and wine business.

The Global MBA in Food and Wine trains managers and businessmen to guide the growth and internationalization of companies operating in the food and beverage industry.

The Global MBA in Food and Wine is a 12-month, full-time program. In the first term, classes will focus on general management, and during the second term, students will study specialized subjects.

Classes from an international faculty are complemented by lectures from entrepreneursmanagersMichelin-starred chefs, and company visits. This is followed by a 500-hour internship in leading food and drink companies or working on entrepreneurial projects.

The structure of the classes is heterogeneous: the geographical origin, the mix of cultures, and the global perspective enrich this experience with additional motivation and opportunities for exchange.

This international MBA is dedicated to those who wish to give a significant boost to their career or to undertake a business project in this sector.

Only BBS, a school located on the territory, able to have direct contact with companies, entrepreneurs, managers, and opinion leaders in the food and wine business, is able to offer a high level of managerial skills, the capability to manage the fragmented supply chains on the territory, the analysis tools to enhance the excellence of the agro-industrial business, and the necessary strategy to preserve the high quality of the products with a prospect of international expansion.

Bologna Business School offers both full and partial scholarships for participants of the MBA. All applicants are eligible to apply regardless of their nationality. Scholarships are merit-based (both academic as well as professional merit).


key facts

Format

Full-time

Language

English

Start

September 2024

Location

Bologna (Italy)

CFU/ECTS

60

Duration

12 months


CAREER DEVELOPMENT

The goal of the Career Service, coordinated by Andrea Zani (Head of Career Service), with the support of Alessandro Bonfiglioli (Executive Career Development Advisor), is to provide the tools and resources to gain access to the labor market and find an internship. The aim is also to support the businesses of our territory, and not limited to it, to select talents to employ; talents from all over the world, who come to Bologna to immerse themselves in the culture and the excellence of Made in Italy.

The Career Service Team supports the students in their journey made of learning and professional development, through a series of seminars and activities, with the aim of providing the necessary tools and resources to gain access to leadership positions in the labor market. Furthermore, thanks to professional career counselors and a process to identify one’s own “Strengths” (Point Positive Assessment) developed in collaboration with Essentic, students are supported by way of a customized service to establish a professional development plan, which will help them achieve their goals in their search for an internship.

National and international companies support the Global MBA for different activities that concern the design of the courses, company visits, guest lectures, project works, besides hosting students for the final internship. Indeed, to this end, over the years the Bologna Business School has established a large network of and a sound partnership with the most important Italian and European companies thanks to a customized approach, one that is based on the needs of each individual business.

The companies that worked with us in 2023/2024 are:

ACETAIA GIUSTI AGF88 AMAZON ARES DESIGN ARTEMEST ARTHUR D.LITTLE AUTOMOBILI LAMBORGHINI BAKER HUGHES BCG BIONDI SANTI BIP CONSULTING BREMBO BUCCI INDUSTRIES CARBON CREDIT CONSULTING CARPIGIANI DALLARA DUCATI ENEL ENERGY INTELLIGENCE EUNOIC FAAC GROUP FABBRI 1905 FELSINEO FERRARI FERRETTI GROUP FUTURE FOOD INSTITUTE GIUSEPPE ZANOTTI GLAM GRANAROLO GROUP GRUPPO MONTENEGRO HIBO KERING LIU JO LORO PIANA LUXOTTICA MAX MARA FASHION GROUP MONDAINI PARTNERS MYTHERESA PAGANI AUTOMOBILI PININFARINA PINKO RES4AFRICA RONCUCCI AND PARTNERS SCM GROUP SCS CONSULTING SORGENIA SUSTAINABLE ENERGY FOR ALL THE ARMIN BAR VIDENDUM VINITALY INTERNATIONAL WAMI


ALUMNI VOICES

FEDERICO ROBERTO PIERI – ARGENTINA

Global Business & Partnership Developer Manager, TasteAtlas


“The Global MBA in Food and Wine at BBS transformed my career in two significant ways. First, it provided rigorous soft skills training that enhanced my ability to excel in diverse business and multicultural environments. Second, the specialized hard skills training in Food & Wine elevated my gastronomic expertise, enabling me to speak the “food & beverage industry language.” Thanks to the program, I’ve opened a new career path in the food and beverage industry that aligns with my initial aspirations.”

LAN LIU – CHINA

Project Manager, Vinitaly International


“My experience at BBS has reshaped my lifestyle and helped me achieve balance between my long-term career development and my everyday life. Fascinated by minds of scholars and colleagues from every corner of the world in class, I was equally inspired by the food and street musicians off class. A special bonus: I now speak Italian. La vita è veramente bella a Bologna!”

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Global MBA

Food and Wine


Invest in an experience that will change your life.Enter your name, last name, e-mail, phone number and download the brochure.

     
     
Global MBA

Food and Wine


Invest in an experience that will change your life.Enter your name, last name, e-mail, phone number and download the brochure.