Global MBA Director

Welcome to the Global MBA at Bologna Business School!

The Global MBA of Bologna Business School is a 12-month program that brings students in an enriching journey towards the discovery of the excellence and luxury of Made in Italy. During this year, students will have the opportunity to develop a solid understanding of how business organizations operate in a global environment and also extend their knowledge on four different concentrations.

Through learning fundamentals and cutting-edge concepts in management, students will develop the necessary competences and network to become leading actors in the promotion of constructive changes in their organizations and societies.

The EPAS accreditation guarantees the presence of the most qualified faculty and leading practitioners who bring their experience and vision into the classroom to help students mastering the complexity of organizations and psychology of people.

The Global MBA is supported by an expanding network of Italian and International leading companies that participate in the design, implementation, and execution of the program as well as offering students interesting career and personal development opportunities. Global MBA students will participate in career workshop and personal development training that will help them gaining confidence in their unique talents and acquire the necessary resources to achieve their professional goals and turn their passions into a successful career.

At Bologna Business School, students will be immersed in a global community: we are embedded in one of the oldest Universities of the world, our students come from all over the world and we are located in the heart of Italy and in the heart of Europe.

Come to study at Bologna Business School to live the best of the Italian experience at international standards.

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The Global MBA has received EFMD program accreditation for 5 years.



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.




Product Manager, Davines
Global MBA - Design, Fashion and Luxury Goods (A.Y. 2018/2019)

"What attracted me to the Global MBA was the proximity to top luxury brands and the ability to develop an international perspective that comes relocating. Being taught by successful industry leading professionals, in the luxury sector is something that was fundamental in my learning at BBS. And the diverse range of topics within the Design, Fashion and Luxury Goods program allowed me to gain a broad knowledge of luxury categories, but also specialize in luxury beauty where I achieved my goal of working for the leading brand in the sector. "

Deanna D’Alfonso – USA

Brand Manager, Terlato Wines
Global MBA - Food and Wine (A.Y. 2013/2014)

"The constant global immersion as you interact with students from all over the world, facing challenges together while acquiring new skills and approaches to business is unprecedented. This maximizes your networking potential and peer learning opportunities throughout the year and beyond."

Ilaria Angeli – Italy

Program Manager and Operations Specialist, Ferrari
Global MBA - Supercars, Superbikes and Motorsports (A.Y. 2019/2020)

"Pursuing the MBA in Supercars Superbikes and Motorsport was my way of choosing a career path following my passion. Bologna Business School created a program that felt tailor-made by combining business administration and the automotive world with an Italian flare. They helped me develop into a business woman and brought me a step closer to my aspiration of becoming a leader in the automotive sector. I cherished meeting incredible professors and top executives who inspired me to be ambitious, humble and passionate. I am grateful to BBS for giving me an opportunity that changed my career and future!"

James Gentile – USA

Commercial Manager, Scuderia AlphaTauri F1 Team
Global MBA - Supercars, Superbikes and Motorsports (A.Y. 2018/2019)

"Choosing to participate in the Global MBA in Supercars, Superbikes & Motorsports at Bologna Business School was tied to my passion for Italy, a desire for advanced learning, and an absolute obsession for automobiles & motorsports. This unique program – the first and only MBA of its kind anywhere in the world – is inextricably linked to the rich culture of Emilia-Romagna and the globally-admired brands that define Italian excellence in luxury and performance.I feel very lucky to be here in Bologna, surrounded by incredible culture and the buzz of Motor Valley; I only hope that one day I will be able to give back as much as I stand to gain."


Merchandising & VM Manager, Bulgari
Global MBA - Design, Fashion and Luxury Goods (A.Y. 2014/2015)

"Deciding to do my MBA at BBS has been a game changer both professionally and personally; you discover what you are truly capable of. Learning from industry leaders was a priceless experience, and BBS has an incredible faculty who are open to their students. I will forever value my time in Italy and the special friendships built during the program."

Meron Serawit Kiflu – Ethiopia

Sustainability Project Coordinator, Vitec Imaging Solutions
Global MBA - Green Energy and Sustainable Businesses (A.Y. 2020/2021)

"An incredible experience and life changing opportunity! Teaching meets the highest international standards, while business integration, and cross-cultural experience have all aided my career and personal development. The Global MBA balanced theory and practice and I learned applied skills through a specific course in green energy and sustainable business which allows me to immediately and easily integrate into an international workplace."

Ryan Flynn-Kasuba – USA

Business Development Director, Enel Green Power
Global MBA - Green Energy and Sustainable Businesses (A.Y. 2013/2014)

"I was looking to pivot my career in finance to focus on the renewable energy sector. The program allowed me to do just that. It was both thought-provoking and challenging, offering me the opportunity to collaborate with and befriend people from around the globe. I now have a network of classmates that live and work all over the world."

Temitope Akintola – Nigeria

Area Manager - Africa and Europe, Zonin1821
Global MBA - Food and Wine (A.Y. 2016/2017)

"My MBA journey at BBS started with a lot of fun, uncertainties and expectations. It’s a year now and the fun has been replaced with network, uncertainties with direction and expectations with a clear reality. The education obtained has been instrumental in my chosen profession as a Food and Wine consultant with Africa as my target market."