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.



Andrew de Villiers – South Africa

Director, Eunoic
Global MBA - Green Energy and Sustainable Businesses (A.Y 2016/2017)

"This MBA is unique in that it truly is global, with classmates from all over the world. The MBA further developed my business thinking and broadened by career horizons. It exposed me to unique opportunities and experiences. The courses have given me confidence to pursue my passions and make a career out of them."

Armen Tiraturyan – Armenia

Project Manager, UNDP
Global MBA - Green Energy and Sustainable Businesses (A.Y. 2011/2012)

"The Program is one of the first and among the best in Europe that successfully merges business with global environmental and sustainability issues. The strength of this MBA is that students work with real startups throughout the course where they can immediately apply the theoretical knowledge and analytical skills they acquire during the course."

Deanna D’Alfonso – USA

Marketing 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."


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."

Lan Liu – China

Project Coordinator, wine2wine
Global MBA - Food and Wine (A.Y. 2015/2016)

"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!"

Ryan Flynn-Kasuba – USA

Business Development Senior Manager, 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."

Yoko Isozaki – Japan

Director, LuxModa Consulting
Global MBA - Design, Fashion and Luxury Goods (A.Y. 2017/2018)

"Challenging experience in BBS made it possible for me to integrate theory with practice which I had got at Japanese subsidiary of French luxury company. Diversity in nationalities and backgrounds among students and faculty was always the source of intellectual excitement and profound insight into luxury business. Utmost value of strategic thinking and cross-cultural leadership are what I deeply learned in BBS."