MBA Part-time (Evening)


The Evening Part-time Business Administration Master’s course provides the necessary tools and skills for top management positions. Managers who intend to lead companies active on international markets nowadays must operate in a flexible way, combining managerial technique and entrepreneurial creativity. With this target in mind, the course is based on managerial tools and methods that are directly applicable to the strengthening of people leadership and the improvement of corporate processes. The evening Part-time Business Administration Master’s course is an experience that can accelerate the managerial growth, both for those interested in transforming their experience in technical areas and those aiming at top positions in their function. For businesses, choosing this type of training means enhancing their best resources’ talents, granting them an awareness-based growth. The program features 10 courses on management crucial topics, divided into 74 classroom activities and 43 weeks of study on the e-learning platform, for 12 months. The educational approach, which combines academic education with the debate of real case studies, is practice-oriented and envisages Focus Sessions centered on: Business Sustainability, as a tool aimed at competing in global markets; Business Plan, to learn a complete strategy to launch a new activity; Business Game, interactive simulations on corporate management.

Tomorrow’s leaders must be ready for many different challenges. Book an interview with the course’s Director: we’ll start dealing with them together.

THE MASTER IS AN INVESTMENT. THE HONOR LOAN IS THE WAY TO FUND IT. PerTe Prestito Con Lode”, a long-term and low-interest honor loan, with no collateral required to cover the full amount of the tuition fee.

Nicola Tomesani

Nicola Tomesani

Director of Studies

" The market requires today's managers to have management skills and at the same time ideas for the development of the business. This Master provides the tools to help you grow and deal effectively with this context. "





  • 34


  • 6/7 years



Emanuele Vallone

Entrepreneur, Victoria&Partners
MBA Part-time Evening (Ed. 2017/2018)

"Effective and crucial: a unique occasion to develop my managerial skills."

Priscilla Natale

Senior Specialist Investment Consultant, Unicredit
MBA Part-time Evening (Ed. 2017/2018)

"Fully immersed in a stimulating context that favored the exchange of views, I was able acquire the fundamental tools for managerial leadership."

Andrea Puggioli

New Business Account Manager & New Markets Project Leader, Pitney Bowes
MBA Part-time Evening (Ed. 2017/2018)

"Stimulating, professional and highly educational. The Master allowed me to widen, implement and update the necessary knowledge to manage my business."

Marco Bernardini

Product Development Engineer, Automobili Lamborghini
MBA Part-time Evening (Ed. 2017/2018)

"An excellent opportunity for network creation and professional growth."

Caterina Buffa

Sales & Effectiveness Manager DepuySynthes Orthopedics, Johnson & Johnson Medical
MBA Part-time Evening (Ed. 2016/2017)

"The Master's helped acquire a clearer and more exhaustive corporate view, improving and extending my skills on general management."

Paolo Lazzarini

Chief Architect, pl_architects
MBA Part-time Evening (Ed. 2016/2017)

"The Evening Formula is the best solution for those who don't wish to give up their job but still have the desire to extend their skills."

Orsola Cavina

Senior Manager - Sourcing and Manufacturing, Ralph Lauren Sourcing Italy
MBA Part-time Evening (Ed. 2016/2017)

"A full immersion in a world of further education and sharing aiming at professional updating and progress without neglecting human relationships."

Antonio Carassiti

Shipping Coordinator, Tetra Pak
MBA Part-time Evening (Ed. 2016/2017)

"The Evening Part-time Master's allowed me to acquire new managerial skills, essential for my professional growth."

Marco Canevese

Project Leader, Motori Minarelli
MBA Part-time Evening (Ed. 2015/2016)

"The Master's allowed me to expand my knowledge on all corporate functions and proved to be essential to develop from a develop from a professional point of view, especially for those who have a purely technical background."

Daniele Gradellini

Operation Manager, Snap-On Equipment
MBA Part-time Evening (Ed. 2015/2016)

"The Master's greatly stimulates reflection and explorations on the working activity. The evening attendance is perfect to combine both professional and family life."

Nicholas Montemaggi

Director of Marketing, iAmbassador
MBA Part-time Evening (Ed. 2014/2015)

"Part-Time MBA (Evening) provides an overview on the managerial world and allows acquiring quickly knowledge and tools to be applied straight away in one's own working environment."

Federica Ragusa

Sales Account, Teamsystem
MBA Part-time Evening (Ed. 2014/2015)

"The Evening Part-time MBA of Bologna Business School is the ideal solution for those who work but still want to grow professionally."

Riccardo Zanoni

Personal Banker, Deutsche Bank
MBA Part-time Evening (Ed. 2013/2014)

"The Evening Part-time MBA is a unique experience: a journey rich both personally and professionally, that allows you to balance your work and educational growth."

Michela Andreoli

Project Manager, NoGap Progetti
MBA Part-time Evening (Ed. I)

"The Evening Part-time MBA, allows you to quickly acquire skills in management, it is also the ideal solution for professionals who want to start their own business."


The Evening MBA is a Master made ​​of people, in which you create formal and informal opportunities for discussion to facilitate the exchange of ideas and experiences among the participants.

Networking develops between students of the same class, between participants and lecturers, as well as with students from other courses or previous editions of the same Master.


Many companies have chosen the Evening MBA as the best route to enhance their talents, because it completes their managerial vision and greatly improves their performance in the company.

In recent editions among other partners, we also worked with:

Aeroporto G. Marconi Comer Industries Finsoft Grandi Salumifici Italiani Hera Trading Siro Foods Teamsystem VarGroup Yoox RCM Materie Plastiche Cotti CEL Components Snap-On Pastore e Lombardi Eurofins Pivetti Opem SanitekLa Fotocromo EmilianaCEDAC Software


Once the Master’s course has been completed, it is possible to join the activities dedicated to the Community in order to further increase one’s own network.

Furthermore, meetings (speed dates) are periodically organized with headhunters, managers and entrepreneurs who are interested in meeting the Alumni of the School in order to exchange ideas and obtain helpful information for one’s own path of professional development/career.

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The Evening MBA lasts 10 months and is divided into 10 core courses and 9 keynote speeches adding up to a total of 74 lectures. Each course is divided into four weekly modules at least, each of which includes approximately 6 evening meetings in the classroom (twice a week on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3.5 hours each, from 6.30pm to 10pm), and a study on the online platform monitored by teacher of the course.

The last week of study will include the final exam of the course, a case-study to assess the level of learning and the ability to apply the tools learned in practice. In addition to these lectures, there is a Warm Up session held at the beginning of the Master (evening session lasting 3.5 hrs), one at the end of the Master  (on Saturday for the whole day) during which the final Business Game is performed, as well as other Focus Sessions centered on Business Sustainability and Business Plan.

An optional online module that combines theory with practice taking inspiration from daily events. The course will deal with leading economics topics, continuously providing food for thought on the economic changes in the world.


Sessions focused on Corporate Social Responsibility, considered one of the key tools to achieve a more competitive business.


Activity to learn how to organize a complete strategy for the launch of a new activity. The target is to prepare a Business Plan: by working in small groups, participants have the opportunity to apply their experience and business education in a project with a practical approach, aimed at understanding the structure and the content of a business plan, at preparing their business plan and at training to critical assessment of business plans.


Interactive final simulation in which participants, divided into teams, apply the concepts and the tools they learned during the Master, in order to test the management of a business in a highly competitive environment.


Techniques of cost management and cost modeling: from cutting costs to cost management. Strategic analysis of the costs: activities, costs and cost drivers. Strategic and operational activity-based Cost Management. The value of assets and profit potential: Cost and Value Alignment. Cost management in the Value System and the network. Target Costing and Process Cost Mapping. Analysis of the costs of unused capacity.

Main tools to assess business investment decisions; determination of company capital cost; optimization of the financial structure decisions; assessment of businesses; functioning of the main means to raise risk capital; identification of the main corporate governance relationships and related consequences on the actual corporate goals; main sources of financial risks and use of derivative instruments to cover them.

The strategies of digital governance. Performance management analytics. Software selection. CRM systems: selection and management. IT outsourcing: strategies and implementation. Big data and business opportunities. Mobile: strategies and implementation.

The strategies in a multi-local context. The definition of thepotentialandthescreeningof foreign markets.Theinput actions. The actionsof consolidation.The management and staffin overseas markets. Cross-cultural management. The managementof negotiations in a foreign context.

An effective marketing strategy requires a deep understanding of the mechanisms that regulate the perception of value for the customer. The course explores the processes related to the articulation of marketing plans in different contexts and environmental sectors. Market orientation; segmentation and positioning; product development; pricing and management of distribution policies. Integrated communication.

Value creation and definition of the structural characteristics of the operational system. Vertical integration and decentralization of production. The management of material flows, stocks and warehouses. The planning processes of production activities. The partnership with suppliers and supply networks. The internationalization of manufacturing activities. The location of the operational system in business strategy.

he goal is to develop participants' awareness of their own leadership style and boost some of their key skills to manage processes of change in risk situations with authority. The program is based on experiential learning: Participants alternate meetings which are aimed at doing tasks at different moments to observe their behavior, participants will benefit from the assistance of professionals and managers who have significant experience in leading groups and organizations to excellent results

The head-hunting market. The management of reputation. The paths of horizontal change. The paths of vertical change. Empowerment and self-empowerment. The management of professional negotiations.

The construction of a sales network. The selection and motivation of the sellers. Evaluating of sales projections. The management of the customer portfolio. The construction of the incentive system. The economic and financial assessments for the sales manager. Key accounting management.

The tools for strategic analysis. Strategy and creation of value. Analysis of the industry, competitive advantage and competitors. The resources and skills essential ingredients of the strategy. The strategy of cost leadership and differentiation. The value chain and cost analysis. The system of assets and the value system. Entrepreneurship and innovation management.

Learning method

The study methodology of the Evening MBA combines classroom learning and distance learning on the School e-learning platform, continuously monitored by specifically appointed faculty.

During each course, participants investigate the rationales and tools of a corporate function, by spending a relevant amount of time at completing exercises and providing solutions of case histories.


The Master’s course is held at the premises of Bologna Business School, Villa Guastavillani, Via degli Scalini, 18 in Bologna.


The distance learning activity includes a weekly in-depth study on the School e-learning platform, providing an individual opportunity for further exploration of the topic, supervised by the reference teacher. The platform features a Forum aimed at sharing reflections and further explorations among teachers and participants in real time.








The enrollment fee for the Master’s course is:

18.200 euros (+VAT) for enrollments from companies and institutions

14.000 euros (+VAT) for individual enrollments


Reduced fee are available for early enrollments.

For further information:


* Reduced fees and scholarships are not cumulative.


The registration fee includes:

  • Access to the internal gym
  • Participation to the BBS Community events
  • Computer lab
  • Wi-Fi
  • Access to the AIDA database
  • Free parking



Thanks to the agreement between Bologna Business School and Intesa Sanpaolo, participants are eligible to apply for “PerTe Prestito Con Lode”,  a long-term and low-interest honor loan. Main characteristics:

  • Loan amount equal to the enrollment fee
  • Reduced interest rate
  • No collateral required
  • Repayable in 10 years
  • Without early closing fees


Applicants should have professional experience of at least 2 years and be in possession of a degree.

20% of the total number of participants are not required to have a degree.


The admission is subject to a selection test that will be held at the premises of the Bologna Business School by appointment (contact Francesca Zuffi at: mba

The selection test consists in a motivation and aptitude interview with the Master’s course Management, which will focus on the applicant’s professional project, his/her motivation and the analysis of his/her resume.



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.


Francesca Zuffi
Francesca ZuffiHead of Executive MBAs

Phone: +39 051 2090127


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