On Friday, September 10, at 5:30 p.m.(CEST), the institution’s most important event of the year, for the Bologna Business School Community, returned: Graduation Master Class 2020 and 2021, a solemn moment that marks the academic success of the School’s graduating students.
The Graduation was held in Piazza Maggiore, in the historical heart of the city of Bologna, where more than 1500 students of BBS University Masters and Executive Masters were gathered, having awaited this moment after completing their studies in 2020 and 2021.
HONORIS CAUSA DEGREE
On the occasion of the Graduation, the University of Bologna awarded the Honoris Causa Degree in Business Administration to Eric Schmidt, Former Chairman and CEO of Google, technologist, entrepreneur and philanthropist, for having led the innovation of hardware and software infrastructures necessary to face the challenges of digitization on a global scale.
The Degree was conferred by the Rector of the University of Bologna Francesco Ubertini.
The Graduation ceremony and the Honoris Causa Degree were celebrated in the presence of the Dean of BBS Massimo Bergami, the President of the BBS Collegio di Indirizzo Romano Prodi and the Director of the Department of Business Sciences Angelo Paletta.
AWARDING OF HONORIS CAUSA DEGREE
IN BUSINESS MANAGEMENT TO ERIC SCHMIDT
Rector, University of Bologna
LAUDATIO OF ERIC SCHMIDT
Dean, Bologna Business School
Co-Founder, Schmidt Futures and Former CEO, Google
Global MBA Candidate, Class of 2020
Best Students and best Teachers 2020 and 2021
GRADUATION | CLASSES OF 2020 AND 2021
Professional Masters, MBAs, Executive and Corporate Masters
Former President, European Commission,
President of the Supervisory Board, Bologna Business School
In order to celebrate and honor the graduates in person and in compliance with current anti-Covid safety regulations, access to the event was restricted to invited guests only, specifically graduates, faculty, and guests.
BBS invites the entire community to follow the celebration which was streamed on the BBS website at this link.