Project Management

The Master of Project Management, characterized by a mixed faculty of academics and consultants, provides both the tools and a methodological framework to address the challenges of setting up, organizing and monitoring a project.

For many years, organizing and managing assets for projects was the domain of large companies operating in the fields of infrastructure and civil and industrial engineering. Today, the number and types of companies working on projects has expanded greatly, especially as a result of the expansion of sectors that offer services to businesses. The Project Management course enables participants to acquire the tools and the correct approach to manage projects in different contexts.

The course is offered over 4 days, full time, divided into two weekends (Friday and Saturday) and explores all the major issues associated with the management of a project: from multi-project management to the project charter, from work breakdown structure to resource planning, addressing both methodology and actual applied cases.


Alessandro Grandi

Alessandro Grandi

Director of Studies

" Growing attention is being paid to achieving compelling targets along the consolidated project performance features, therefore project management has become a tool and a "managerial practice" for all companies and sectors.
Project management must be seen as a result-oriented management system, leading people to set targets for themselves, to plan how to achieve them, to control the operational process leading to their achievement, to work systematically and with flexibility at the same time. "



We aim at being the reference point for Project Management for our local companies, the objective being to provide participants with a complete set of skills and tools on project management, complying with PMI standards, thus fostering the continuous improvement of their work experience.

It’s a 1-month evening course and it includes  8 classroom meetings in the evening (twice a week, Tuesdays and Thursdays, lasting hr 3.5 each, from 6.30pm to 10.00pm).

The weekend edition features two residential modules  (Fridays and Saturdays), connected by self-learning activities. Lectures are held on Fridays and Saturdays from 9.15am to 5.45pm.

The dates of the October weekend edition are (last places available):

11-12 October 2019
25-26 October 2019
The dates of the November weekend edition are:

8-9 November 2019
22-23 November 2019

Click here for the Project Management Certification course.

The evening Open Program lasts 1 month and includes 8 classroom-based lessons (two a week on Tuesdays and Thursdays of 3.5 hours each, from 6.30 pm to 10 pm). The lessons of the evening edition will be held in March 2020.


  • Projects and types of projects: distinctive features
  • Stages and criticalities of project life-cycles
  •  The design/decision stages and planning and organizing stages
  • The project plan
  •  Project organizational structures
  • The key roles in project structures
  • The project manager: role and skill profile
  • Creation and management of the project team 
  • Managing the relationship with the internal and external customer
  • The multi-project management
  • Structuring and managing the project portfolio

  • The consolidated project performance features: timing, costs, technical results
  • Structuring activities (WBS)
  • Planning and control techniques, CPM, PERT
  • Optimizing available resources: resource leveling, fast tracking, crashing, management of the trade offs
  • The economic control of the project
  • The risk analysis cycle

Learning method

The faculty’s main role will be to facilitate the critical analysis of issues as well as the learning of tools and methodologies applicable to specific contexts.
Participants in the General Management Program will have the opportunity to interact in the classroom with faculty from diverse backgrounds including management consultants, university professors, and corporate managers, to discuss the best practices of various types of companies.


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


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

The Bologna Business School’s business partners are:

Admenta Aeffe Aemilia Hotel Aeroporto G. Marconi Aforisma AGGF Diego Dalla Palma Alce Nero Mielizia Alfa Wassermann Allestimenti Srl Altograf Altro Mercato Ancora Servizi Antica Corte Pallavicina Apt Emilia Romagna Arper Arredoluce Automobili Lamborghini Avanzi Holding Azienda Vinicola Rivera Bahlsen Banca Di Bologna Banca Popolare dell'Emilia Romagna BAXTER Bellco s.r.l. Berluti BolognaFiere Bonatti Bonfiglioli Riduttori Borbonese B&T Buffetti Butos Horeca B.V.M. - Les Copains Cadiai Camera di Commercio di Sidney Camst Cantina Feudi di San Gregorio Caregiving Cassa di Risparmio di Bologna Cateringross Caviro Cefla Centro Hercolani Ceramica Sant'Agostino Ceramiche Gardenia Orchidea Champion Europe S.p.A. Chloride Chloride SPA Cineteca di Bologna Cinius Cipriani Abbigliamento Cir Food Cisa CMC CNA Comer Industries Conad Confindustria Emilia Romagna Conserve Italia Consorzio Parmigiano Reggiano Coop Adriatica Coop Centrale Adriatica Coop Ceramica Imola Coop Estense Credem Credito Emiliano Crif Cucina Srl Datalogic D&C Deloitte Diennea Dorelan Ducati Motor Holding Ebc Consulting EGS Solution Ente Fiere di Parma Ernst & Young Ervet E-Stat Eurocomm Eurovo Fashion Lab Fastweb Fater Felsinea Ristorazione Ferrara Food Ferrari Ferretti Group Ferrovie Emilia Romagna - Gruppo TPER Fincantieri Florim Ceramiche Flyer Fmr Artè Fondazione Aldini Valeriani Fratelli Branca International Freelands Network Srl Fruitecom Furla Gabs Ga.Ma Game 7 Athletics Ga Operation G.D GDH General Electric Geocom GE Oil & Gas Gesa Finance Ghepi Gi Group Gmpr Group Granarolo Graphic Store Groupm Gruppo Cinti Gruppo Coin Oviesse Gruppo Hera Gruppo IMA Gruppo Industriale Tosoni Gruppo La Perla Gruppo Max Mara Gruppo Monrif Gruppo Montenegro Gruppo Trevi Guaber Gucci H3G Havaianas Haworth Hays Hoel Consulting Iconsulting I.G.D. I Guzzini Illuminazione Ikea Infoarea Info Manager Interfashion Intermedia Intertaba Iren Gruppo Istituto Giordano Jackpot Staff Jeckerson Johnson & Johnson Medical Kemon Kirey Srl Kpmg Laboratorio Delle Idee La Compagnia della Bellezza Landi Renzo La Rinascente Leroy Merlin Limoni Link Liu Jo Lobby Bros Loro Piana Macron Magneti Marelli Mandarina Duck Manutencoop Marco Polo Maserati Mazars & Guerard Mcs Mec3 Mikado Film Mollusco & Balena Monnalisa Mortara Rangoni Mtv Italia Nike Italy Nimax Noemalife Nomisma Octagona Oikos Otis Group Page Personnel Panda Pdfor Consulenza Direzionale Photosì Piquadro Praxi Promotor International Pwc Radiant Rcs Media Group Regenesi Regione Emilia Romagna Renée Blanche Ria & Partners S&A Change Saeco International Group Samia Scm Group S.E.C.I. Gruppo Maccaferri Sergio Rossi Sida Group Sigaro Toscano Sigma Societa' Italiana Vini Starwood Hotel Technogym Teikos Consulting Terme Di Salsomaggiore Tetra Pack The Colomer Group Tonino Lamborghini Twinergy Umberto Cesari Vini UniCredit UniCredit Group Unigrà Unipol Unique Italia Valsoia Vicini Zanotti Yoox


The registration fee for the entire program is € 2.300 (plus VAT) to be paid before the start date of the course.

The fee includes attendance in the program, all the study material available through the online platform and access to Bologna Business School services, which include a personal account for the Alma wi-fi, use of the pcs in the Computer Lab, access to the study areas, and access to the indoor gym.

There is ample free parking in the School’s park.


Discounts are available:

for early registrations;
for Business Network companies;
for Alma/BBS and Profingest Alumni;
for groups of at least 3 people.


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

Fondimpresa – for middle management
Fondo Dirigenti PMI – for managers of industrial SMEs
Fondirigenti - for managers
Fon.Coop – for Cooperatives

Alma is accredited Fon.Ter – for companies and Tertiary Services







The course is reserved for a maximum of 25 participants.


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



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.

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