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 six 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 six 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.


Cantina Antinori

"The students of the Global MBA in Food & Wine visited the Cantina Antinori cellar, the home of the Chianti Classico. Built entirely with local materials and with great respect for the environment and the Tuscan landscape, it represents a milestone of Italian vitivinic excellence."

Cantina Antinori
The Chianti Classico for 26 generations

Elettronica Santerno

"The students of the Global MBA in Green Energy and Sustainable Businesses visited the headquarters of Elettronica Santerno, a leading company in the production of solar inverters and pioneers in Smart Grid solutions."

Elettronica Santerno
Innovation in renewable energy

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


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."

Cheung Kit Ying – Hong Kong

Digital Project Manager, East Media
Global MBA - Design, Fashion and Luxury Goods (A.Y. 2015/2016)

"With the continuous contribution of the professors and administrative team, direct support from the University of Bologna, and a close connection with global market leaders, BBS provides active support to students in terms of concrete academic knowledge, worldwide network with business insiders and career prospects."

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!"

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."

Lulama Yawa – South Africa

Senior Legal Manager, Menlyn Maine Investment Holdings
Global MBA - Corporate Finance (A.Y. 2014/2015)

"BBS is hugely rewarding because it not only gives a world class MBA programme that covers relevant topics taught by some of the best minds from across the world, it also forces one to grow in many other ways because of its unique location, culture and emphasis on leadership. I would go back in a heartbeat."

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."