MBA Part-Time (Weekend)


The Master in Business Administration Part-time Weekend aims at providing young, talented managers with all the tools required to accelerate a professional growth process, and to devote one’s energy to the organization as a whole. Such delicate moment in the career of a professional, experiencing a growth, requires developing an all-encompassing vision of the enterprise, of its development horizons and the managerial tools to run it. For a company, offering this type of further training to its talents has two important effects: keeping its best resources loyal and helping them identify their role in the future of the organization. Attending the MBA Part-time Weekend means accepting and winning a challenge with oneself, revitalizing one’s own approach and acquiring awareness about the path leading participants to become tomorrow’s leaders. The attendance of the Master in Business Administration Part-time Weekend can occur seamlessly with one’s own professional commitments, as the course features a two-day classroom session (friday and saturday) every month, on top of the opportunities to access in-depth material offered by our e-learning platform. The course also features lectures with professors from other prestigious European Business Schools and hands-on seminars, in order to provide a comprehensive view on themes that are of great interest for any organization aspiring to an international relevance. This journey starts with a meeting with the Master’s course Directors: make an appointment to talk in a new way about you career. 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.

Mariachiara Colucci

Mariachiara Colucci

Academic Director

" This is a master where academic excellence and professional entrepreneurship are combined together to create the ideal training course for those who are active in the world of work but still want to do top training to aspire to ever more important roles in business. "

Mariachiara Colucci

Andrea Cinti Luciani

Executive Director

" 16 months of an intense and stimulating program, where academic knowledge and managerial experience, development of skills, tools and attitudes are combined together, and a strategic view is acquired to successfully face one's most significant professional challenges. "

Last 3 editions


Professional background

academic background

  • 36


  • 6-7 years



Guido Perozzi

Business Development Manager UC, Allnet Italia
MBA Part-time Weekend (Ed. 2016/18)

"The Part-time MBA sped up my managerial growth. A challenge to be tackled with curiosity, commitment, ambition. Such traits were constantly fed by this rewarding educational journey, perfect to enrich and expand my skills and, at the same time, my network."

Gabriella Carrozza

Cloud Advisory Manager, Accenture
MBA Part-time Weekend (Ed. 2015/17)

"My experience during the Part-time MBA was crucial. I was looking for a course that would allow me to complete my technical-scientific professionalism with the skills that every good manager should acquire. The Part-time MBA has given me this and much more. It was intense, challenging and exciting, it put me right at the centre of a new world and a new network."

Luca Giardino

Project Manager, Automobili Lamborghini
MBA Part-time Weekend (Ed. 2015/17)

"The Part-time MBA is the right experience to further develop and hone one's professional skills, at the same time combining work and personal life.
In addition, it's a unique opportunity to grow and develop a new network of professional and personal acquaintances."

Emanuele Capeci

Project Manager, Automobili Lamborghini
MBA Part-time Weekend (Ed. 2014/16)

"The MBA strengthened my skills and provided me with new tools with which to interpret the market and corporate dynamics: a huge added value, essential for my professional growth."

Antonio Cordella

National Category Manager, Conad Società Cooperativa
MBA Part-time Weekend (Ed. 2014/16)

"The MBA is a challenging opportunity of growth characterized by the constant and active
exchange of views with a qualified faculty and with a classroom rich in terms of experience and
background of its participants. The subject matters and the case-histories that were presented
go perfectly hand in hand with the complexity of daily corporate life.”"

Fabrizio Vernetti

Responsabile Supply Chain, Conte Tasca D' Almerita s.r.l.
MBA Part-time Weekend (Ed. 2013/15)

"The Professional MBA turned out to be an extremely stimulating experience: enriching one’s skills while being part of an active 'family' of professors and participants coming from various business sectors allowed me to enlarge my horizons without impeding my work."

Sara Garbini

Princing and Trade Marketing Manager, Sogefi Group
MBA Part-time Weekend (Ed. 2012/14)

"A crucial experience for my path of both professional and personal development. 16 months full of challenges, meetings and rewards."

Michele Messori

Regional Sales Manager Distributors Eastpak, VF Europe
MBA Part-time Weekend (a.a. 2010/12)

"The Part-time MBA Weekend provided me with the vision and the knowledge necessary to challenge myself in an international and competitive working environment where experience is not enough. Operating in a global market means being ready to accept challenges where the key for success lies in your skills and in your ability to turn words into facts."


The MBA Part-time is a Master made up ​​of people, it is a place to create formal and informal opportunities to discuss and exchange ideas and experiences among participants.

Networking develops among students in a class, between participants and teachers, and among students from other courses or previous editions of the same Master.


Many companies chose the MBA Part-time Weekend as the optimal path to enhance their internal resources, completing their managerial vision and noticeably improving their performance in the company.

The MBA Part-time is an indispensable tool to grow professionally without giving up work. For this reason, many companies decided to systematically include the MBA Part-time as part of their internal development tools.

Over the last 20 master’s editions the following companies have been among our partners:

Alenia Aeronautica Alfa Laval Arcotronics-Kemet Basf Coatings Refinish Bondioli & Pavesi Bonfiglioli Riduttori Carpigiani Casa Editrice R. Spaggiari Ceam Chemtura Ciba Spa Con-Ami Confservizi CISPEL Lombardia Corneliani CPL Concordia Cvs Da Lio Distante Elettrodomestici Ditec Duferco Eli Lilly Emerson Enel Eurospital Falorni Fater Foster Maccallum International GEA Refrigeration Italy Gruppo Autostrade Per L’italia GSK Vaccines Gruppo Toyota (Toyota E Cesab ) Gt Idea Hera Hera Luce Hospitality Concepts Idra Patrimonio Indesit Iveco Kme L’arcolaio Label FormazioneLamborghini Lega Società di Pallacanestro Serie A Max Mara Manzoni & C. Medtronic International Mitsubishi Electric Netafim Italia Oleificio Zucchi Onit Ova Bargellini Phoops Piquadro Pizzoli Spa Prb Packaging Systems Progra ROS Rosetti Marino Saatchi &Saatchi Sidel So.F.Ter Sorin Group Tetra Pak Tosilab Tst Engineering Ltd Unicredit Unox Veba Group Villa Erbosa Vodafone Warrant Group Zoffoli HoldingMarazzi GroupIdeaManagementBercellaMacdueCromatosIllumiaLaviosa Chimica MinerariaBosch RexrothDucatiLOG80Elettrificio DanyGIBAM ShopSRB


Once the Master is completed, it is possible to participate in the Community’s efforts to further expand the network.

In addition, there will be regular meetings (Speed Dates) with a head hunter, managers and entrepreneurs interested in meeting the Alumni of the School to discuss and obtain information relevant to their professional development path/career.

International Week


The Master lasts 16 months for a total of 44 classroom days organized in 22 two-day in-classroom sessions (Friday and Saturday).

The curriculum follows a diversified structure: it develops over 10 core courses focused on the main managerial disciplines, which also include weekly distance learning sessions over an online platform. Together with this there is a vast series of cross-sectional activities aimed at improving aptitudes and personal skills.

Basic skills are developed through ten courses which consolidate core knowledge of the different company functions. All courses of the MBA part-time follow a linear path, subdivided into weekly modules. Each course is characterized by classroom teaching sessions, individual and group study sessions, e-learning on the Schools platform, and a final exam.

Thematic seminars with teachers from prestigious European Business Schools, enriching and completing the contents of the core courses, by providing a “cross-border” vision on subjects that are of great interest to businesses.

Seminars with managerial consultants, aimed at transferring methodological know-how and skills to use application managerial tools.

65 weekly distance learning modules through the use of the School e-learning platform: study of the educational materials, practical exercises and exchange of views on subjects proposed by teachers and tutors on the dedicated forum.

Optional online
module that combines theory and practice, starting from daily events. The main issues of the economy are addressed, providing elements for analysis of the economic changes in the world around us.

Consists of an interactive simulation that shows how implementing a company strategy requires an understanding of and coherence by the different activities of individual functional areas within the company (marketing, logistics, accounting, etc.). This activity challenges participants to apply in a coordinated fashion the methodologies, techniques, and tools learned during the various Master courses without losing sight of the strategic goal they set themselves, to achieve a final objective measured in terms of profitability and value.


The business' decision-making process, the planning approach and the strategic positioning. The understanding of the competitive environment and competition dynamics. The process to generate value and the role played in this field by the relationships with other enterprises of the business system. The identification, pursuit and preservation of the sources of competitive advantage in changing contexts. The creation of the business model and its adjustment to the transformation of the framework conditions.

Accounting principles, consolidated statements and cost accounting. Context and relevance of auditing in company management. The analysis of economic-financial performance of a company. Economic-financial forecasts and budgeting. The use of budget analysis to understand competitive dynamics and to manage company-client-supplier relations. The calculation and analysis of costs in decisions and for management audit. Strategic audit systems and strategic cost management.

Financial mathematics fundamentals for financial evaluations; evaluation of efficiency and profitability of an investment project; company valuation and criticalities of different methodologies; understanding of the different variables that make up the optimal financial structure of a company; firm corporate governance and the problems of firms with diffuse ownership and concentrated ownership; risk capital collection through venture capital, private equity and public listing of companies.

The cross-sectionality of the logistics function and the value chain. Design and planning of the production system layouts. Management and forecasting of market demand. General criteria of programming and audit of production. Procurement and management of inventory and consumable materials. Evolution of just in time systems: from lean production to lean thinking. Automation of the information flow: from barcode to RFID technologies. Management of physical distribution.

Today’s competitive challenge is harsher, but is also more open to innovative solutions based on a sound methodological approach and adequate operational instruments. The goal of this didactic phase, one which represents a synthesis and linkage with preceding courses, is to delve further into select managerial knowledge tools such as business plan, benchmarking and balanced scorecard.

Some fundamental instruments needed to understand, analyze and build the network that a company establishes with its own market. The fundamental concepts of marketing: client focus, purchase behavior analysis, the role of brands, the segmentation and position processes, the development of new products and the diffusion of innovation, price decisions, distribution and communication. Client loyalty-building policies, business to business and services marketing, marketing plans.

Throughout the course particular emphasis will be placed on the development of a coherent language that allows participants to represent, understand, and tackle the main aspects of organizational life. The course contents can be traced to the following generic areas: the individual, individuals and relations, groups, relations between groups, personnel management tools, organizations and new organizational structures.

The management of production processes that go beyond the boundaries of traditional business, company strategy and the sectorial life-cycle. Managerial methods and tools that allow companies to tackle the increased complexity coming from the management of acquisitions and diversified activities. The choices of external growth: joint ventures and global expansion processes.

More and more people maintain that it is society’s needs, not just economic ones, which drive markets. The goal of this course is to transfer the concept that a company managed in a sustainable manner, i.e. that integrates elements of a social and environmental nature in the management of the business, will be more effective in the long run in creating value for itself and its surrounding context.

Learning method

The teaching method of the Professional MBA alternates classroom learning with distance learning on the School’s e-learning platform, which is constantly monitored by the dedicated instructors.

Courses allow participants to explore, each time, a single subject matter, ensuring an effective progression along the learning path.

The Master courses are held in two different places: one is physical, at Villa Guastavillani, home to the Bologna Business School in Bologna, and one that is virtual, the e-learning platform.

Each course starts with an in-classroom session. The professor holds an introductory class, evaluates the competency level of participants on a specific topic, and informs them about how to use the material they will find on the platform and the objectives of the course. During the following weeks the participants continue the course on the platform. Therefore, the learning path is linear, constantly monitored by the course tutor, who is always available for clarifications and follow-up.
8/10 hours of study per week are expected. Each course concludes with a final test to evaluate the level of learning achieved by each candidate.

Distance learning activities entail a weekly work-plan on the School’s e-learning platform that provides an individual learning activity overseen by a specific tutor. The platform is equipped with a Forum aimed at the real time sharing of comments and follow-up between professors and participants.








The tuition fee for the Master is 18.200 euros (+VAT).

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


The Master is mainly intended for people whom are already experts in a professional position but who desire to extend their skill-set to include other functions and tools aiding in management decisions.

It is therefore necessary to have acquired at least 3 years of professional experience beforehand.

Up to 20% of the available places are reserved for auditors, whom while not having the necessary academic title still possess significant professional experience.


The admission test is a motivational and aptitude interview focused on the professional project of the candidate, his or her motivation and Curriculum Vitae.

To gain access to the selections for the Master, write to Francesca Zuffi (


Yes, as a first level Master, a three-year degree is a minimum participation requirement. There is, however, a quota of no more than 20% of enrolled students reserved to participants without a degree who, however, have acquired a significant company experience. In this case, and with the agreement of the Program Manager, a selection interview is organized with the Scientific Committee.
The program manager can provide attendance certificates at the end of each lesson to those who require it. You can take advantage of 150 hours of study leave.
Yes, every Master is composed of multiple courses, each with an exam at the end and at the completion of which the student earns the relevant CFU for the course.
The selection interview, while necessary, is not a binding commitment to enrol.


Francesca Zuffi
Francesca ZuffiHead of Executive MBAs

Phone: +39 051 2090127


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