IT Governance & Management


In today’s competitive scenario, IT has become the enabling factor of business services and internal processes. The Chief Information Officer is becoming a multi-faceted figure who, by leading the  Digital Transformation and the provision of IT services, supports the business in defining the strategy and in the transformation of the organization towards more competitive functioning models.

The Executive Program in IT Governance & Management provides the tools and the managerial skills for the following activities:

  • enabling the Digital Transformation by innovating the models of provision of IT services
  • integrating the planning and provision processes for the IT Services with the Business, Administration & Control and Organization Development processes
  • identifying and implementing efficiency and effectiveness indicators
  • managing changes by reducing “rejection” risks
  • managing IT outsourcing contracts  to adapt with flexibility to the changing needs of the Business in terms of scope, service level and working method

The IT Governance & Management Executive Program has been devised to combine technical know-how and organization, considering ICT as the circulatory and neuralgic systems of the company.

Attending this program means taking a significant step on the growth journey within one’s function. The lectures held by a faculty consisting of university professors, consultants and business managers are further enriched by the exchange of views and opinions with the other participants and with IT experts belonging to companies that are active in different industries.

The IT Governance & Management Executive Program course consists of  16 days of classroom lectures  (Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays), five months in total. It includes eight modules, dealing with the most relevant topics of IT management, also thanks to the simulation of practical cases. The program offers participants the chance to obtain the ITIL international certification.

If you wish to integrate your technical skills with the ability to influence your company’s decisions, contact the course director.


In Partnership with   hspi

and in collaboration with   hesplora


ITIL® is a registered trade mark of AXELOS Limited.

Maurelio Boari

Maurelio Boari

Director of Education

Maurelio Boari

Roberto Carbone

Director of Education

" The program provides the tools allowing to organize one’s own department, integrating it with the other areas of the company, managing demand, costs and service levels. "


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The course includes a total of 10 full time classroom days, organized into 5 months:

  • IT Governance e COBIT2019
  • Demand Management
  • Business Process Management
  • Ingegneria dei requisiti
  • Project Management
  • Agile PM & Development
  • IT Service Management e ITIL® 4
  • IT Strategic Sourcing
  • Aspetti legali nella gestione dei sistemi informativi
  • IT Financial Management e IT Performance Management

The dates of the lessons are:

  • 14-15 febbraio 2020
  • 28-29 febbraio 2020
  • 13-14 marzo 2020
  • 28 marzo 2020
  • 8-9 maggio 2020
  • 22-23 maggio 2020
  • 12-13 giugno 2020
  • 26-27 giugno 2020
  • 10 luglio 2020


The teaching methodology foresees the adoption of business simulation and illustration of practical cases. The didactic modules are taught by university teachers and professionals with many years of experience in the sector. The contents are based on international standards and best practices, which illustrate the disciplines of managing information systems and the techniques of managing change and planning and control. Interested participants will be provided with guidance on the certification exams and how to do them.

Online activities are scheduled from December 2019.


  • Analysis of the main critical points to manage the IT systems
  • Defining an IT strategy that is consistent with the industrial plan
  • The IT Governance and IT Management processes
  • Assessment of the IT processes and governance model

  • Evaluation criteria for the technological innovation projects
  • Combining the operational management of the "IT machine" with process and product/service innovation
  • Organizational models to manage traditional IT and Agile IT

  • Requirement elicitation: sources and techniques
  • Requirement documentation: natural language and models
  • Requirement negotiation and validation: user involvement techniques, prioritizing
  • Requirement maintenance

  • Controlling and managing that Business and IT goals are aligned
  • The Demand Management processes in the IT functioning model: ensuring user centrality
  • Managing IT initiative portfolio
  • Business Process Management

  • Managing projects according to the PMBoK® best practice
  • Techniques and approaches of Agile Project Management
  • Agile Manifesto and analysis of the leading Agile methods: focus on SCRUM and DSDM

  • Key principles of the IT Service Management
  • Service Lifecycle: processes for identification, creation, move to production, provision and continuous improvement of IT services
  • Service Level Management, Asset Management and User Support as levers for the development of services and systems

Learning method

The program is enriched by an online platform where the materials of the lessons will be available, as well as additional ideas for further details.

Participants will have access to our online platform where the lesson materials and further in-depth content will be uploaded.


Networking takes place between students in the same class, between participants and lecturers, and with students from other courses or previous editions of the same program.


Over the years, our partners have been constantly involved in the various activities that make up the structure of our programs. Companies belonging to our network participate in project work and master classes; they actively contribute to introducing guest speakers and organizing company visits. Our partners are our first supporters: they sponsor various scholarships, host internships for students and provide professional opportunities for graduates.


The partner companies of Bologna Business School are:

Aeroporto G. Marconi Assicoop Bologna Metropolitana Automobili Lamborghini Bologna Fiere Brevini Power Transmission Camera di Commercio di Bologna Camera di Commercio di Ferrara Camera di Commercio di Forlì-Cesena Camera di Commercio di Modena Camera di Commercio di Rimini Camst Carpigiani Group Cassa di Risparmio in Bologna Confcommercio Emilia Romagna Confindustria Emilia Romagna Coswell Datalogic Ducati Motor Holding Enel Engineering Ingegneria Informatica Expert System Falorni Fastweb Ferrarelle Ferrari Ferretti Group Finalma Fondazione Carisbo Fondazione Cassa Risparmio Cesena Fondazione Cassa Risparmio di Cento Fondazione Cassa Risparmio di Imola Fondazione Cassa di Risparmio di Carpi Fondazione Cassa di Risparmio di Ferrara Fondazione Cassa di Risparmio di Padova e Rovigo Fondazione G. Marconi Fondazione IBM Italia Fondazione Isabella Seràgnoli Fondazione del Monte di Bologna e Ravenna Fondazione per la Collaborazione tra i Popoli Food Trend Foundation Furla Google Italia Granarolo GroupM Gruppo Coesia Gruppo Sistema H-ART HSPI Haworth Hera Horsa IBM Italia IMA Iconsulting Intesa San Paolo KPMG Advisory Laboratori Guglielmo Marconi Landi Renzo Legacoop Bologna Lighthouse Manutencoop Mape Maps Masai Italia Maserati Microsoft Italia Montenegro N.C.H. Nuovi Cantieri Apuania Olidata Onit Group Opera Santa Maria del Fiore Philip Morris Italia Poltronesofà Regione Emilia-Romagna Ricoh S.E.C.I. Gruppo Industriale Maccaferri SAP SCS Consulting STMicroelectronics Schneider Electric Seps Technogym Teuco The Boston Consulting Group Toyota Material Handling Italia Trevi Group Umberto Cesari UniCredit Unieuro Unindustria Bologna Unipol Vem Sistemi Veronesi Viabizzuno Videoworks Volvo Car Italia WPP Italia Yoox Net-A-Porter Group


The registration fee for the program is 4,800 Euros (plus VAT) to be paid by the start date of the course.

There are special terms for early enrolments.

The fee includes attendance at the program, all study materials available through the online platform and access to Bologna Business School services, which include: personal wi-fi BBS account, use of Computer Lab PCs, use of study areas and access to the internal gym.
In the School park there is a large free car park.

Discounts are available:

  • for Business Network companies;
  • for BBS Alumni;
  • for groups of at least 3 people.


Alumni and companies can check the availability of vouchers at the Interprofessional Fund of reference:

Fondimpresa - for middle managers/ middle management
Fondo Dirigenti PMI - for managers of Industrial SMEs
Fondirigenti - for managers
Fon.Coop - for cooperative companies








The course is reserved for a maximum of 25 participants with at least 2 years of work experience.


To register, simply download the registration form and send it by email or fax (051 2090112).


At the end of the course, a participation certificate is issued (upon reaching 80% of classroom hours).
The documents used in the classroom and any further reading or exercises will be uploaded to our platform, whose credentials will be delivered in the classroom.
Should a group of colleagues wish to participate in the program, it is possible to contact the Program Manager to evaluate an ad hoc participation price.
Our short courses do not require a specific course of study. It is important to have a few years of work experience behind you that can help you, inside the classroom, by bringing real cases dealt with and solutions adopted during your work.
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