Global MBA in Food and Wine: come discover the Italian “Food Valley”

30 January 2024

Emilia-Romagna, also known as the Italian food valley, is a place where gastronomy means tradition and culture. A very high concentration of protected and typical products accompanies world-recognized gastronomic excellence: Parmigiano Reggiano, Prosciutto di Parma, Balsamic Vinegar of Modena, and then tagliatelle, tortellini, the Bolognese ragù. Bologna is the capital of this magnificent Region, and it is the city to which nearly two million tourists a year come mainly to enjoy the food and wine delights this land has to offer.

Michelin-starred chefs, the restaurant that has ranked among the top in world rankings for years (Osteria Francescana), and brands with international reach make Emilia-Romagna and Bologna the perfect place to get into the world of luxury food and wine. Bologna Business School offers a Global MBA dedicated to the business of food and wine. Because if Italy is the land of art and beauty, it is also and above all the land of the food and wine business, and Emilia-Romagna is one of its flagships.

The 12-month, full-time, English-language Global MBA in Food and Wine aims to train managers and entrepreneurs in the agribusiness sector who are capable of joining companies with an international profile to guide their growth and global expansion. Managerial skills and tools to enhance excellence will be the bread and butter of a challenging and stimulating course that is only a reality embedded in the territory, but with a powerful and international network, such as Bologna Business School can offer.

Classes led by an elite Faculty will be combined with meetings with entrepreneurs, chefs, and opinion leaders. Company visits to industry leaders will introduce participants to companies that can become the site of the 500-hour internship included in the Master’s program or partners in the development of individual project work.

A successful school needs roots, contact with the territory and a network. The unparalleled plus of this BBS MBA is its location: in the classrooms of Villa Guastavillani, in Bologna, a program dedicated to the highest levels of food and wine culture finds the ideal place, the most powerful and direct contact network. Leading companies in the food and wine business collaborate with the School in the development of curricula, always up-to-date and directed to market requirements: a practical and concrete knowledge, which can be spent to become the successful manager of a business that knows no setbacks and that confirms itself, year after year, as one of the most growing sectors in Italy and with the highest demand for high professional profiles from the world.

With placement ratings above 95% one year after the end of the course, Bologna Business School‘s Global MBA in Food and Wine is confirmed as one of the most effective stepping stones to boost one’s career, to enter a deep-rooted and international business, fascinating and tasty like no other.

Learn about the Global MBA in Food and Wine program, and schedule an orientation call. Write to

Bologna Business School is EQUIS EFMD Quality Improvement System accredited, one of the most important international quality assessment and continuous improvement systems for Schools of Management and Business Administration.


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