Welcome to the Global MBA at Bologna Business School!

"Our MBA provides you with a solid grounding in the major management disciplines and extends this knowledge across five different concentrations. You will be able to build your professional path and turn your passions into a successful career. Our faculty includes inspiring academics and leading practitioners both bringing real time knowledge to the classroom.

The Global MBA program is fuelled by an expanding business network including Italian and international leading companies. We will teach you how to be ready to face the unexpected and successfully navigate through it.

You will be immersed in a global community: we are embedded in a leading University, our students come from all over the world, we are located in the heart of Italy and in the heart of Europe. We can offer you a truly Italian experience at international standards."


The Global MBA is a 12-month full-time program entirely taught in English. The program is divided into three blocks: general management, concentration-specific courses, and an internship or project work period. There are five concentrations to choose from:

The Global MBA is EPAS accredited. EPAS is an international program accreditation system operated by EFMD (European Foundation of Management Development). It aims to evaluate the quality of any business and/or management program that has an international perspective and, where of an appropriately high quality, to accredit it.


Innovation Talks

"The Innovation Talks bring managerial excellence in direct contact with the BBS Community. A cycle of events that actively involves the students of the Global MBA through the presentation of the speakers and the participation in the final debate."

Innovation Talks
Managerial Innovation at BBS

Pitti Immagine Uomo

"The students of the Global MBA in Design, Fashion and Luxury Goods visited in Florence the 95th edition of Pitti Immagine Uomo, the global event for menswear and contemporary lifestyle."

Pitti Immagine Uomo
The headquarter of fashion and lifestyle


"The class of the BBS Global MBA in Innovation Management visited Poggipolini, an Italian company specialising in high-precision machining, and technical solutions for weight reduction for the Automotive, Aerospace and Motorsports sectors."

Excellence, Innovation and Passion


Aditi Tiwari – India

Project Manager, YNAP Group
Global MBA - Innovation Management / Mechanics & Automation (A.Y. 2015/2016)

"I always think about the day I decided to apply for Bologna Business School. It was a hard decision to leave my country, my job, a settled life and being a student again in a new country. The MBA in Innovation Management was an extremely unique program. I am extremely glad I took that leap of faith"

Andrew de Villiers – South Africa

Account Manager, Converge
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 Armenia
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."

Francesca Bianchini – Italy

Founder and General Manager, Heberart House
Global MBA - Food and Wine (A.Y. 2015/2016)

"For me studying food and wine means learning about the inspiring examples of innovation and technology. The particular Italian settings and the cultural diversity of the BBS family enhanced this adventure. Now that the master has ended, if I were asked what the Food & Wine track was like, I’d say that it was absolutely worth having!"


Trade Marketing Manager, Bvlgari MEA
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."

Juan Pablo Figueroa – Chile

Sales Manager, Johnson & Johnson Ethicon
Global MBA - Innovation Management / Mechanics & Automation (A.Y. 2016/2017)

"The staff of BBS is committed to everyone’s experience and the program is well designed in terms of workload, with a high level of professors from the University and top managers from Italy and abroad. It is a privilege to be in the one of the most economically important regions of Italy and visit its leading businesses."

Ryan Flynn-Kasuba – USA

Business Development Manager, Enel Green Power North America
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."

Valeria Rojas – Venezuela

Asset Engineer, Philip Morris International
Global MBA - Innovation Management / Mechanics & Automation (A.Y. 2016/2017)

"I decided to continue my academic growth and this led me to the Global MBA in Innovation Management, where I found exactly what I was looking for. The experience at BBS allowed me to explore and experience many different cultures and open my eyes to a diverse global environment. The Global MBA provides a unique opportunity that combines academia with the possibility to interact with professionals from all the continents."