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BUILD YOUR CAREER WITH PASSION

Leading business in the ever-evolving markets of Supercars and Superbikes is more than just a job; this brand new program, unique in the World, offered by Bologna Business School in cooperation with the leading companies of the “Motor Valley” offers the opportunity to turn your career into a passion.

The Global MBA in Supercars, Superbikes and Motorsports blends theory with experience, thanks to our academic excellence and the exclusive expertise of firms like Alpha Tauri, Dallara, Ducati, Ferrari, Lamborghini, Marelli and Maserati.

Thanks to our corporate partners we are able to offer dedicated scholarships (in addition to those offered by the School) to outstanding candidates with strong motivation to work in this industry. Moreover, our cooperation with motor companies includes class thought by manager and professionals, company visits, clinics, project works, internships and Global MBA dedicated job opportunities.

The Global MBA Supercars, Superbikes and Motorsports is a 12 month full-time program, taught in English.

During the first term, class activities will focus on general management, while starting from the second term, participants will study specialized subjects regarding Supercars, Superbikes and Motorsports. The program is complete when students complete a 500 hour internship. The internship will help students to improve their problem solving skills, apply their newly developed knowledge as well as give them the opportunity to face actual situations that arise within the business world.

Our programs provide an exciting and fulfilling learning experience by offering optimal class sizes, by integrating real-life case studies, as well as by providing students with the opportunity become a part of the BBS community.

Executive Committee

  • Maurizio Albano (Head of HR, Maserati)
  • Michele Antoniazzi  (Chief Human Resources Officer, Ferrari)
  • Nicola Boari (Chief Brand Diversification Officer, Ferrari)
  • Patrizia Cianetti (Marketing Director, Ducati Motor Holding)
  • Fabio Plano (HR Director at Powertrain, Marelli)
  • Andrea Pontremoli  (CEO, Dallara)
  • Maurizio Reggiani (Chief Technology Officer, Lamborghini)
  • Riccardo Righi (HR Business Partner at Powertrain, Marelli)
  • Umberto Tossini (Global Human Resources and Organization Director, Lamborghini)
  • Otello Valenti (Human Resources and Legal Director, Alpha Tauri)

Accreditation

The Global MBA of BBS has just received the EFMD programme re- accreditation for 5 more years.

The accreditation is awarded only to programs who respect the highest international standards in term of teaching, integration with companies and services to students. It is issued by EFMD, the most important international organization in  quality certification of business management education


Massimo Bergami

Massimo Bergami

Professor and Dean
max.bergami@unibo.it

" Since the very beginning of cars and bikes history, our region gave birth to mythological brands in the motor industry and legendary models that represent the fusion of art and technology. Here generations of engineers, designers and managers with an unbridled passion for speed and beauty created, in a small area, an unrivaled concentration of successful motor companies known as Motor Valley.
Through this program you will give yourself the opportunity to enter a world of emotions and performance. "

Federico Munari

Federico Munari

Director of Studies
federico.munari@unibo.it

" The Supercars, Superbikes and Motorsports sector is facing pivotal changes. New managerial challenges are driven by the evolution of technology, markets and business models. The market requires new competences, in order to manage technological and competitive trends, combining passion, commitment and leadership. Be an active part of this process and build the future of mobility and racing competitions. "

ACADEMIC YEAR 2019/2020

GEOGRAPHICAL ORIGIN

ACADEMIC BACKGROUND

PROFESSIONAL BACKGROUND

  • 30 y.o.

    AVERAGE AGE

  • 71%

    INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS

  • 14

    COUNTRIES REPRESENTED

  • 43%

    FEMALE STUDENTS

  • 7 years

    AVERAGE WORK EXPERIENCE

Alumni

Ilaria Angeli – Italy

Program Manager and Operations Specialist, Ferrari
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!"

Shachar Oz – Israel

Human Machine Interaction Evangelist, EDAG Group
Supercars, Superbikes and Motorsports (A.Y. 2018/2019)

"I enjoy new challenges. Not 6 months have passed and I already felt the strong network of the BBS, by shaking hands with the leaders of the Italian Supercars industry. The BBS learning experience is also much unexpected. The multicultural class, project-based learning, and teachers coming from the field - is a recipe for success."

Ezzeldin Elkhashab – Egypt

Product Marketing, Ferrari
Supercars, Superbikes and Motorsports (A.Y. 2018/2019)

"My experience in the Global MBA Supercars, Superbikes and Motorsports gave me a great opportunity to learn from Europe’s best professors and meet an amazingly diverse calibre of international students. BBS, being in the heart of the Motor Valley, has also given me the unique opportunity of always getting the chance of meeting the top-notch motor-valley leaders, which in its own is an experience!"

James Gentile – USA

Commercial Manager, Scuderia AlphaTauri F1 Team
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."

AMBASSADORS


Valeria Rojas – Venezuela

Maintenance Coordinator, Philip Morris International - Manufacturing Industry
Italy, Bologna
A.Y. 2016/2017 - Innovation Management/Mechanics & Automation
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Priscila Hernandez – Mexico

Account Manager, The Armin Bar - Consulting
Italy, Milan
A.Y. 2016/2017 - Design, Fashion and Luxury Goods
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Armin ZadakBar – Iran

Founder & CEO, The Armin Bar - Consulting
Italy, Milan
A.Y. 2011/2012 - Design, Fashion and Luxury Goods
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Lan Liu – China

Business Development, Vinitaly - Food & Wine
Italy, Verona
A.Y. 2015/2016 - Food and Wine
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Juan Pablo Figueroa – Chile

Sales Manager, Johnson&Johnson - Pharma
Chile, Santiago de Chile
A.Y. 2016/2017 - Innovation Management/Mechanics & Automation
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Andrew De Villiers – South Africa

Founder, Eunoic
Italy, Bologna
A.Y. 2016/2017 - Green Energy and Sustainable Businesses
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Melissa Amato – USA

Event Manager, San Francisco Travel Association - Luxury & Fashion
USA, San Francisco
A.Y. 2014/2015 - Food and Wine
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Structure

The Global MBA is a 12-month full-time program including 504 hours of class activities, 1260 hours of individual and group work and a 500-hour internship.

The academic portion is divided into three terms. During the first term students will study the fundamentals of general management, while the second and third term will focus on management skills and on the specific subjects of each track (please, find further information about the courses in the section ‘Courses’ below).

I Term: October 2020 – February 2021

  • “Ice-breaking” Weeks
  • General Management Courses: Corporate Finance, Corporate Strategy, Financial and Managerial Accounting, International Macroeconomics for Managers, People Management, Marketing Management, Business Ethics and Corporate Social Responsibility, Advanced Decision Making Modelings, Operational Management.

II Term – III Term: February 2021 – October 2021

  • Track Specific Courses: Business Strategy for Supercars and Superbikes Companies, Racing Team Management, New Product Development in the Motor Sport Industry, Performance Management Systems in the Motor Industry, One Customer Experience, LAB on Advanced Technologies in the Motor Industry.
  • General Management Courses: Digital Business and Transformation, Project Management, Business Planning, Communicating Effectively Across Cultures, Developing a Leadership Mindset.

The three terms are followed by an internship period of 500 working hours. The internship can be carried out at various companies and agencies in Italy or abroad. The internship serves as an opportunity for students to put into practice the theory and techniques learned during the three academic terms. The internship will allow students to obtain hands-on experience by working on management strategies, analyzing business operations, and creating solutions to real problems. Students are encouraged to make the most of the internship opportunity and to learn from the professionals they will be working with.

At the end of the internship students will be required to submit a ‘Final Report’, which they will present to the Director of Studies showcasing their activities and analyzing the theories and lessons learned during the program.

Students who are interested can also choose to take an extracurricular course of Italian.

COURSES

As companies strive to improve performance through data-driven decision making, they start putting a stronger emphasis on business analytics. Organizations are therefore increasingly interested in hiring managers with knowledge and experience in applied and decision-oriented data analysis.

Hence, this course focuses on the integrative application of various analytics techniques to solve typical business problems, and emphasizes:

  1. understanding how to tackle problems with data collection
  2. how to run various statistical models
  3. how to interpret the results
  4. how to convert the results into action plans

The techniques we cover in this course include, for example, customer life time value assessment, segmentation and targeting, optimal new product/service design, and predicting the demand for new products/services.  We will cover these issues not only by learning through lectures, but also through applying the above-mentioned techniques and managerial judgment to case studies of real companies that required data-driven decision making. Thus, students will not only enhance their quantitative analytical skills but also their managerial decision-making skills.

Ofir Turel

This course explores the ethical, social responsibility, and governance challenges facing businesses today and how individuals and firms can address those challenges. The course aims to enhance the skills and expertise of participants through combining an examination of ethical, social responsibility, corporate governance and managerial theory with a discussion of common ethical, sustainability, and corporate governance problems in context. Course material includes individual moral theory, stakeholder theory, theories of corporate governance, and the development of ethical organizational culture. The course also covers the development and evaluation of ethical, corporate governance and sustainability management systems designed to respond to ethical, governance, and sustainability challenges, and include wide-ranging discussions regarding current major trends, challenges, and opportunities in the field of ethical business, corporate governance and social responsibility. Finally, the course explores how business ethics, social responsibility, and corporate governance affect our society at large by impeding or fostering the achievement of the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals.

Georg Wernicke

The course, whose nature is predominantly applicative, aims to develop a practical orientation towards entrepreneurship, providing the strategic and operational tools for the creation of new ventures and their subsequent development.

Lectures and readings provide an introduction to the topics to be covered in a business plan:

  • business idea evaluation
  • market and industry analysis
  • product/service and intellectual property protection
  • business model and operations
  • financials in the new venture creation process
  • engaging investors
  • art of pitching
Fini Riccardo
Toschi Laura

This course explores conceptual frameworks, theories and fundamental skills required for identifying people’s thought, reasoning, communication and behavior in an international business setting.
Students will have the opportunity to apply Communication, Negotiation and Lateral Leadership models to different multicultural contexts through case studies, video tutorials and simulations.
This will enable students to critically evaluate the organizational structure of complex international organizations and to develop the skills to effectively manage intercultural and distant teams and understand international issues

Yadvinder S. Rana

The course provides a framework for understanding and analyzing investment and financial decisions of corporations. Lectures and readings provide an introduction to present value techniques, capital budgeting, capital structure decisions, corporate cost of capital, initial and seasoned equity offerings and an introduction to corporate risk management. Most of the topics presented during the course will also be analyzed and studied using a case study approach.

Bajo Emanuele

The objective of this course is to provide BBS students a comprehensive introduction to strategy in today’s networked economy.

The course will cover three major topics:

  1. Classic Industry Based Strategy and Business Ecosystems Based Strategy – the former industry focused strategy and its evolution into the broader view of business ecosystems consisting of several industries;
  2. Emerging technologies – coming from fields as different as biotech, nanotech, robotics, artificial intelligence, they have the potential to change current industry boundaries and disrupt business models and leading firms;
  3. Scenario planning – preparing companies to deal with major uncertainties and different futures.
Nogueira Roberto

This course aims at enabling students to evaluate the likely impact of future IT innovations on their firm and industry. This requires a correct understanding of the key drivers of technology’s impact on the business ecosystem.
During the meeting will tackle the key IT domain that have the potential to transform firms’ actions and industries. We will touch topics such as: open source design, chatbot, bigdata, simulation, augmented reality, digital twins and robotics.
During this course, participants will be expected to engage in both the technical and the managerial dimensions of digital challenges.

Wolf Alon

This course aims at:

  1. helping students to further develop a thorough understanding of corporate external and internal reporting practices;
  2. providing students with tools to use financial statement information in analysing a firm’s performance and financial position;
  3. providing students with tools to use cost and segment information in operational and strategic decision making contexts.

On completion of the course, students should:

  1. be familiar with the technical terminology used in accounting;
  2. be able to asses a company’s financial and operating performance using its financial statements;
  3. be able to critically analyse a company’s financial report;
  4. understand the features and organizational implication of a company’s information and performance management system.
Mattei Marco Maria
Silvi Riccardo

The course deals with monetary and macroeconomic relations between countries. Specifically, it covers topics such as the foreign exchange market, the causes and consequences of exchange rate movements, the implications of macroeconomic linkages between countries, costs and benefits of the European Monetary Union.

Bellettini Giorgio

Operations management involves all the functions necessary to design, operate and improve the systems that create and deliver products and services. In this course, our focus will be on various production and operations functions, decisions and trade-offs that are necessary to create value for an organization. In order to reflect today’s work environment half of the course will be focusing on boundary spanning activities like supply chain management and sourcing as significant opportunities and challenges for operations management emerge from globalization.

This course’s central focus is the managing of the most valued organizational resource, “People.  Therefore it will address human behavior in organizations and those practices and systems within organizations that facilitate or potentially hinder effective behavior.

Conceptual frameworks, case discussions, and skill-oriented activities are utilized to effectively address each topic/issue.  Topics included in this course are:

  • motivation
  • communications
  • group dynamics
  • power/politics
  • conflict resolution
  • human resource development

Class sessions and assignments are structured and implemented to help students acquire the skills that managers and leaders need to improve performance and organizational relationships in a global setting.  “Managing people is learning to manage relationships”.

Gibaldi Carmine

The goal of this course is to set the basis and prepare the audience for this class to be effective leaders in a business landscape that involves data and analytics in different areas of management. The course will introduce a broad range of mathematical and statistical methods that are used to solve data problems. Participants will gain hands-on practice gathering and analyzing data sets and cases in dedicated lab sessions. The course is organized in three sub-sessions to set the bases of analytics into different key business areas: accounting, finance, and statistics for marketing. In the end, the student will have gain greater analytical and statistical skills for data analysis in the areas of cost management, financial analysis, and marketing analytics, and will be ready to face advance courses in each discipline. cs.

Bartolini Monica
Valentini Sara

The course lays out strategies and business models for competing successfully in the supercars sector, a sector where continuous innovation and visioning are necessary to anticipate and dictate future trends.

As in all sectors of luxury, the supply is able to create demand on its own, and this requires the ability to design disruptive strategies in an iterative manner and above all, to have the ability to change the business model.

For these reasons, this strategy course starts from positioning and the business model, and then subsequently indicates which resources and choices are necessary to guide change in the market. The strategies are then declared in the face of the ongoing digital transformation and are integrated and connected to the different business activities from marketing to research and development, from production to sourcing, from go-to-market to financing, and finally to the consumer.

The course will examine concrete cases as evidence, exercise and comparison.

Nicola Boari, Head of Product Marketing – Ferrari

Boari Nicola

The aim of this course is to explain the technological trends that are transforming the automotive sector, putting participants in contact with the most innovative experiences and initiatives of partner companies. The program is characterized by a pragmatic and experience based approach, which allows people to deal with executives and specialists both inside the companies and in their networks.

Andrea Pontremoli

Pontremoli Andrea

The development of new products in the automotive industry is a complex activity, especially for the interdisciplinary nature of the processes, the demand of a higher performances and the existence of more demanding targets.

The course analyses the process of developing new products, starting from the direct innovation to the leadership and the processes that could lead to develop brand new innovations, according to the strategic choices.

New Technologies in simulation allow an integration of design, technology and planning with unprecedented ways that transform the traditional approach to the product development and allow to experiment combining low costs to a high level quality. The course analyses the process that from the simulation leads to the prototyping and to the consequent industrialization, production and commercialization.

Maurizio Reggiani

Maurizio Reggiani

The course has the objective, through the development of concrete business cases, to gain familiarity with the development a customer experience with specific regards to the supercars, superbikes and motorsport brand.

Leveraging theories from CRM, marketing and digital world, to develop the skills to apply them to the business goals that are common to organizations.

Cianetti Patrizia

Performance is the core concept of the automotive and superbikes industry. Performances are strictly connected not only to competitions, but also to the series production, where performances represent one of the main characteristics of the products.

The course analyses the concept of performance and focus on different methodologies for measuring and managing a performance in all the process that characterizes the industry of supercars and superbikes.

The main topics covered will be: economic and financial information for managing  a competitive benefit; models for the analysis of the economic and financial performance; parameters for the evaluation of company profitability; financial and strategic sustainability of the company performance.

May they be made of a few executives (as in minor series) or hundreds of people (like in Formula 1) racing teams remain highly complex and competitive organizations which require specific understanding, tools and practices. Racing teams’ performance is influenced by a significant number of technical and management variables, and competition is exacerbated by tight time-frames and limited resources. Courses and programs tailored to managing racing teams are rather uncommon and executives usually learn the job on the field. Yet, in recent years the racing domain has emerged as a viable setting for management research and education. This course thus leverages timely research and practice to formalize and acquire all the competences necessary to managers working in racing team. The learning revolves around four key topics: (1) leadership and management; (2) financial performance and business modeling; (3) technology management and strategic innovation; (4) marketing and public relations.
The course is led by academics who are experts in the field, but it includes direct engagement with managers of racing teams.

Paolo Aversa, Associate Professor of Strategy – Cass Business School

Aversa Paolo

Learning method

The main aim of our teaching staff is to first lay down a solid foundation of theory and then to build on this foundation by introducing more practical aspects. This method will enable our students to confidently enter the work environment of the industry, ready to manage a variety of scenarios.

The teaching staff will help you develop your understanding of these concepts and techniques through the use of lectures and seminars; group projects and company visits; guest speakers and case studies; videos and presentations; as well as individual assignments and assisted private studying.

The courses are structured to give the maximum freedom to learn to the students and allow the professors to teach and assess the students in the best way possible. Assessments can take the form of individual/group presentations, projects, oral and written exams as well as, of course, class participation.

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, 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.

The process is carried out through the following steps:

  • Drafting of a CV and a Cover Letter
  • Creating and efficient LinkedIn profile
  • How to manage a job interview
  • Initial guidance interviews
  • Career Strategy Counseling
  • Mock Interviews with specialized Head Hunters
  • Career Development Retreat
  • On-going support to students through one – to – one sessions

Andrea Zani

Andrea Zani

Head of Career Service
andrea.zani@bbs.unibo.it

“In the past few years, the labor market has undergone and dealt with major changes. The way to present yourself changes, with personal branding, as well as the way you do networking, with a professional approach. Like in any other time of transition, opportunities are endless, but you need to be able to recognize, manage and seize them. The Career Service of the Bologna Business School supports students to enable them to develop their potential and their professional growth.”

Alessandro Bonfiglioli

Alessandro Bonfiglioli

CEO Caab Spa
alessandro.bonfiglioli@bbs.unibo.it

“The current labor market, which is increasingly complex and unstable, makes it difficult to maintain or expand the employability. Through a system of individual and collective meetings, networking events, seminars, workshops and a real dedicated retreat, BBS career development services support the participants of the Masters from the first day of their training path to maximize career opportunities”

COMPANIES

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 Career Service Team supports this process through different initiatives:

  • Sending a CV Book to partner companies
  • Sharing internship and work opportunities
  • Company Presentations on campus / on site
  • Career Days
  • Virtual Career Fairs
  • Implementation of Company Project Works
  • Activities in the classroom with presentations by Managers, HR Professionals and Alumni

In addition, our partners support the Global MBA students with scholarships, professional opportunities, career fairs and company presentations. The companies that worked with us in 2019/2020 are:

ABINBEV AESS ALPHA TAURI ANTARES VISION BANCA INTESA SANPAOLO BENETTON BEVOLOGY INC,. BIONDI SANTI BIRRA PERONI BOEING BUCCI AUTOMATION BULGARI CAMST CAVOUR CF CISCO EUROPE CLIMATE KIC CLN GROUP COESIA COOP ITALIA DALLARA DATALOGIC DAVINES DORELAN DUCATI DYSON ENERGY WAY ENERTRONICA SANTERNO ERMANNO SCERVINO EY FAAC GROUP FABBRI 1905 FAYAT GROUP FELSINEO FERRARELLE FERRARI FIA FORMULA E FICO EATALY WORLD GELLIFY GIUSEPPE ZANOTTI GLENMONT PARTNERS GRANAROLO GRUPPO CIMBALI GRUPPO INDUSTRIALE MACCAFERRI GRUPPO MONTENEGRO HUBLOT ING JIMMY CHOO KERAKOLL KITON LAMBORGHINI LAVAZZA LIU JO LUXOTTICA LVMH MARELLI MARINELLA MASERATI MAX MARA FASHION GROUP MONNALISA PAOLO LAZZARONI E FIGLI PHILIP MORRIS PIAGGIO PININFARINA PINKO PIRELLI POGGIPOLINI POMELLATO RES4AFRICA RONCUCCI & PARTNERS SCHNEIDER ELECTRIC SCS CONSULTING SCUOLA SUPERIORE SANT’ANNA TALENT GARDEN UN – INDUSTRIAL DEVELOPMENT ORGANIZATION UNIPOL VINHOOD VINITALY INTERNATIONAL WOOLRICH

 

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FEES

The tuition fees for the Global MBA Program are 35,000 euros (VAT free) to be paid in three installments (the first installment is due upon enrollment).

 

The fees include participation in the Master, all the study material which will be made available through the online platform, and access to the services and facilities of Bologna Business School, such as: a personal account for the BBS Wi-Fi, use of the PCs in the Computer Lab, access to the study areas, access to the internal gym and special rates for the School restaurant. Furthermore, the fee gives participants the right to take advantage of supporting activities of the School, such as the language courses and the master lectures by invitation.

 

Free parking on the BBS campus is also available to students.

In addition, University of Bologna Student Card grants access to all of the university facilities including more than 100 libraries (also consist of online subscriptions and databases), the three city center canteens and all university student related discount offers. Further information regarding these facilities can be found on the University of Bologna website: http://www.unibo.it/en/services-and-opportunities/index.html.

HONOR LOAN

Participants are eligible to apply for Honor Loan with subsidised rate up to the complete coverage of the application fee.
For more information please mail to globalmba@bbs.unibo.it

SCHOLARSHIPS

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) and cover tuition costs only.

The Global MBA offers scholarships of:

  • 35,000 euro (full scholarship)
  • 20,000 euro (partial scholarship)
  • 15,000 euro (partial scholarship)
  • 10,000 euro (partial scholarship)

AFRICA SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM

BBS and the Foundation for World Wide Cooperation grant the Africa Scholarship Program. This Program aims to facilitate the participation of young bright talents from Africa wishing to pursue an MBA and contribute to the social and economic development of their Continent.

REQUIREMENTS

In order to apply it is necessary to have:

  • a Bachelor’s Degree (must have been obtained at least two years before the enrolment deadline)
  • 2+ years of qualified work experience
  • English language proficiency (no certificates required)

APPLICATION PROCESS

This Master is open to all applicants with a Bachelor’s degree obtained at least two years before the enrollment deadline of each round. There are three rounds of admissions, the first round will be open for applications until February 2020. The second round will close on May 2020 and the third round will close on July 2020.
The three rounds are open to candidates of all nationalities.

Four easy steps to begin with:

  • Download the application form and instructions at the bottom of this page
  • Complete the online registration by paying the 60 euro fee at https://studenti.unibo.it
  • Send a digital copy of the application packet to: globalmba@bbs.unibo.it
  • Once you have all the documents you need, you should also send a complete hard copy of your application packet to the Global MBA Office at Bologna Business School

Documents that must be sent:

  • Application form
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Diploma and transcript for your qualifying degree*
  • Passport photocopy
  • Motivational letter
  • Reference letter(s) (optional but advised)
  • GMAT or GRE results (optional)
  • Signed copies of your eligibility summary sheet and a receipt of the 60 euro application fee (both downloadable from ‘studenti online’ following registration)
  • Conditional Enrollment Form

*NOTE: Students possessing a degree obtained outside the EU must submit legal recognition of their qualifications for the purposes of enrolling in the program, which is issued by the competent Italian Diplomatic Representation in the country in which the degree was obtained (Declaration of Value or Statement of Equal Value). Candidates with degrees obtained within the European Union may request a European Diploma Supplement directly from their Universities. The Declaration of Value does not necessarily have to be submitted before the application deadline. You can safely submit it later on should there be a lack of time. The Conditional enrollment form mentioned in the list above can se submitted in the mean time.

Admission to the program is subject to the positive assessment of the candidates’ individual interview and qualifications (e.g. curriculum vitae, GMAT/GRE, reference letters, etc.). The admission board, consisting of Bologna Business School faculty members, reviews the applications on a rolling basis. Candidates will be contacted by an admission team member as soon as their application has reached Bologna Business School.

In line with the number of available places, admission to the program is granted according to the applicants’ position in the list of qualified candidates, drawn up on the basis of the total score awarded at the end of the admission process. Students who achieve positions of merit in the final list of admitted candidates may benefit from full or partial scholarships. All students are eligible to apply for a special long-term and low-interest honor loan.

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FAQs

You can contact the admissions team either by email: globalmba@bbs.unibo.it or by telephone at (0039) 0512090122. Our admissions staff will be happy to assist you and clarify any doubts you may have.

Of course we will. Non-EU citizens have to apply for a student visa before being able to commence their studies. We can provide you with a letter of admission as well as a letter of support, which you can use to make your visa application. In the case of particular problems our staff will be ready to contact embassies directly to discover the source of the problem and solutions to fix it.
After you arrive in Italy, you will be required to apply for a residence permit. Our staff will be able to help you fill out the forms and give you any support you need for this process as well.

If you do not live in Italy then you can participate via Skype. You will be contacted several days before the selection date to inform you of your time slot for the test and individual interview. At this point you can send us your Skype ID so that we can add you to the account that will be used for the interviews.

Yes. The course is open to people of all nationalities regardless of where their previous studies have taken place. Please note, however, that admission is dependent upon you presenting one of two potential documents. If you have graduated from a university in the European Union then you will be able to get a European Diploma Supplement directly from that university. If possible, this should be submitted with your application. If you have graduated from outside the European Union then you will need to request a Declaration of Value from the Italian embassy/consulate present in the country where you graduated. Details on how to obtain this document can be found on the website of the relevant Italian embassy/consulate. If possible, this declaration of value should be submitted with your application. If not possible then it can be submitted at a later date but you will only be provisionally admitted until you do so.

Yes, even if you don’t have a GMAT or a GRE you are still eligible to apply. You will have to take part in the selection process run by the School and alternative evaluation methods will be provided. For further info concerning the process you can contact the admissions team.

Yes. Don’t worry if you if you are unable to present a IELTS or TOEFL, your level of English will be assessed during the selection process. You can be excused from the need to present proof of your English level if you are a native English speaker.

Faculty

Faculty members at Bologna Business School work together offering outstanding teaching standards. An international and interdisciplinary approach is guaranteed by a joint team of distinguished national core professors, adjunct, visiting professors, guest speakers and top managers.

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