Global MBA

The Global MBA of Bologna Business School is a 12-month program that brings students in an enriching journey towards the discovery of the excellence and luxury of Made in Italy. During this year, students will have the opportunity to develop a solid understanding of how business organizations operate in a global environment and also extend their knowledge on five different concentrations.

Through learning fundamentals and cutting-edge concepts in management, students will develop the necessary competences and network to become leading actors in the promotion of constructive changes in their organizations and societies.

The EFMD accreditation guarantees the presence of the most qualified faculty and leading practitioners who bring their experience and vision into the classroom to help students mastering the complexity of organizations and psychology of people.

The Global MBA is supported by an expanding network of Italian and International leading companies that participate in the design, implementation, and execution of the program as well as offering students interesting career and personal development opportunities. Global MBA students will participate in career workshop and personal development training that will help them gaining confidence in their unique talents and acquire the necessary resources to achieve their professional goals and turn their passions into a successful career.

At Bologna Business School, students will be immersed in a global community: we are embedded in one of the oldest Universities of the world, our students come from all over the world and we are located in the heart of Italy and in the heart of Europe.

Come to study at Bologna Business School to live the best of the Italian experience at international standards.


The program is divided into three blocks: general management, concentration-specific courses, and an internship or project work period. There are five concentrations to choose from:


The tuition fees for the Global MBA Program are 35,000 euros (VAT free) to be paid in three installments (the first installment is due upon enrollment).

The fees include participation in the Master, all the study material which will be made available through the online platform, and access to the services and facilities of Bologna Business School, such as: a personal account for the BBS Wi-Fi, use of the PCs in the Computer Lab, access to the study areas, access to the internal gym and special rates for the School restaurant. Furthermore, the fee gives participants the right to take advantage of supporting activities of the School, such as the language courses and the master lectures by invitation.

In addition, University of Bologna Student Card grants access to all of the university facilities including more than 100 libraries (also consist of online subscriptions and databases), the three city center canteens and all university student related discount offers. Further information regarding these facilities can be found on the University of Bologna website:


Bologna Business School offers both full and partial scholarships for participants of the Global MBA. All applicants are eligible to apply regardless of their nationality. Scholarships are merit-based (both academic as well as professional merit) and cover tuition costs only.

The Global MBA offers scholarships of:

  • 35,000 euro (full scholarship)
  • 20,000 euro (partial scholarship)
  • 15,000 euro (partial scholarship)
  • 10,000 euro (partial scholarship)


This Program offered every year by BBS, aims to facilitate the participation of young bright talents from Africa wishing to pursue an MBA and contribute to the social and economic development of their Continent.


Participants are eligible to apply for Honor Loan with subsidised rate up to the coverage of the application fee.
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The School is fully committed to creating employability, by way of a systematic career service action, constantly focused on matching at best the students’ professional projects with the needs companies have.

The internship is an exceptional springboard, suffice it to say that six months after the end of the MBA at Bologna Business School on average 90% of students work in a company.

The BBS Career Service assists and supports students since the very beginning, along a training and professional development path. This is accomplished by organizing a series of workshops, with the aim of providing the fundamental tools and resources to be appropriately prepared for the labor market.


The following companies are members of the Executive Committees of the program. They are involved in the program’ co-design, have a priority in the student recruitment phase, and support the Global MBA with the organization of speeches, workshops and company visits.


Antares Vision, Biondi Santi, Bucci Automation, Camst, Coop Italia, Dallara, Davines, Ducati, Enel Foundation, Enertronica Santerno, Fabbri 1905, Felsineo, Ferrarelle, Ferrari, Giuseppe Zanotti, Granarolo, Gruppo Montenegro, Gruppo Industriale Maccaferri, Jimmy Choo, Kiton, Lamborghini, Marelli, Maserati, Philip Morris, Poggipolini, Pomellato, Scuderia Alpha Tauri, Unipol, Vinitaly International.