On Friday 28th and Saturday 29th June, join the two most important institutional appointments of the year for the Community of Bologna Business School: the Graduation, a solemn moment that celebrates the academic success of the School’s graduates, and the Reunion, a meeting and networking opportunity dedicated to the Alumni and the friends of the School.


Multiplying Opportunities

Knowledge generates infinite opportunities for innovation, growth and development, which in an inclusive, international and multidisciplinary community create an almost exponential multiplier effect. Multiplying Opportunities, which represents the vocation and mission of Bologna Business School and its Community, is thus the guiding theme of the Graduation 2019 & XIII Alumni Reunion.



The two days will start on Friday at 6.30 pm with the Graduation, the ceremony during which the Magnificent Rector of the University of Bologna, Francesco Ubertini will be awarding almost graduates 600 students who have successfully completed a Full-time Master or an Executive Master at BBS.

The Commencement Speech will be held by John Elkann, Executive Chairman at Ferrari, in the presence of the Magnificent Rector of the University of Bologna, Francesco Ubertini, the Dean of Bologna Business School, Massimo Bergami and the President of the BBS Steering Committee, Romano Prodi.



After the graduation ceremony, as tradition, the Reunion will start with an evening dedicated to celebrating the new masters.

At 9.30 pm, in the Gardens of Villa Guastavillani, you are kindly invited to join us for the Multiplying Pizza Party.

To participate to the Party in the evening there is a minimum donation of € 50 per person *; the collected contributions will be donated to scholarships for the participation in BBS Masters.

On Saturday, the Reunion continues from 8.00 am, with the managerial meditations taking place in the ‘Grotto’ of Villa Guastavillani. Afterwards, breakfast will be served in the Secret Garden.

From 10.00 am, the participants will have the possibility to choose from five workshops dedicated to as many Stories of Multiplied Opportunities:

  • Sustainable transitions
  • Digital transformations
  • (Re)invented jobs
  • Global trades
  • Inclusive challenges


We will conclude the XIII Alumni Reunion at 12.30, with a Farewell on the topic of Generative Storywriting and Storytelling.

Given the success of the past editions, this year BBS organizes again the Fun Coding Kids Bootcamp, a training experience on digital technologies, dedicated to the children of our Alumni and Faculty, aged between 7 and 11 years.


Participate in the Reunion, meet your fellow students, meet new people and consolidate our Community, full of content and opportunities.