Evening MBA Program | University of Bologna

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 11 courses on management crucial topics, divided into 78 classroom activities and 42 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.


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



Agnese Facchini

Partner & Marketing Manager, Gruppo Euris
MBA Part-time Evening (Ed. 2018/2019)

"I was looking to gain a full sight of the business ecosystem and I got it. This MBA has an Anglo-Saxon approach and it is focused on managerial needs, giving you the skills to analyze the business with an entrepreneurial lens. Recommended to those who want to get involved professionally on multiple levels of responsibility."

Elisa Montagno Cappuccinello

Marketing Manager, AEPI Group
MBA Part-time Evening (Ed. 2018/2019)

"The MBA is a training journey of excellence, which contributed in offering me an across-the-board vision of the company, with a strategic perspective based on innovation and digital transformation. It’s an enriching experience in terms of contents and values."

Sara Caffino

Key Account International Executive, Champion Europe
MBA Part-time Evening (Ed. 2018/2019)

"Collaboration, commitment, mental openness. These are the 3 fundamental aspects of the MBA, an experience I recommend to all those who wish to broaden their knowledge of corporate management, widening their perspective of the subject."

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

Account Executive, Salesforce
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

Project Manager presso Stadler Rail Valencia S.A.U
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."

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 lasts 12 months and is divided into 11 core courses and 9 keynote speeches adding up to a total of 78 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.

Masia Gianluca

The workshop aims to illustrate the main tools used for the analysis of a company’s financial statements by way of reclassified ones and indexes.

Silvi Riccardo

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.

Fracasso Giovanni

The Optimal Financial Structure: one of the key elements of Corporate Finance, and is aimed at identifying the optimal financial structure of the company, or how much a company should borrow and which debt ratio maximizes its value.

Bigelli Marco

The Creativity and Innovation course focuses on the transformations that have occurred in our society determined by technological developments, which necessarily require generating innovative ideas. Taking inspiration from great thinkers of the past, the discussion will revolve around the theory underlying creative thinking mechanisms, to then get to a general model that can be used in practice, the DIMAI model (Drive, Information, Movement, Assessment, Implementation). Subsequently, the different stages of the DIMAI model shall be used for individual and group experiences, with applications on real cases. The course will end with a discussion on the social and organizational aspects of creativity.

Corazza Giovanni Emanuele

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.

Ippoliti Massimo

The evolution of innovation and entrepreneurship techniques

Toschi Laura

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.

Colombo Massimiliano

Innovation management in multi-local companies

Lipparini Andrea

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.

Tomesani Nicola
Zammit Alessandra

The construction of the market position requires, first of all, the knowledge and the accurate management of the perception of the value for the customer. This implies understanding the logic that governs the purchasing and development processes of the reference markets. Starting from the examination of these aspects, the course explores the processes related to the articulation of strategic marketing plans and their implementation in different sectorial and environmental contexts.

Tomesani Nicola

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.

Gherardi Giuseppe

The 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.

Ghini Massimiliano

Change Management: the main models of change.

Grandi Alessandro

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.

Longobardi Paolo

Technology and Career Development: guidelines and successful experiences.

Sobrero Maurizio

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.

Cofano Annamaria

Customer satisfaction customer retention. CRM and customer loyalty.

Ancarani Fabio

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.

Cinti Luciani Andrea

From the Business Idea to the Business Model: during this seminar the theme of Business Idea and its articulation in Business Model is discussed. The distinctive features of a solid Business Idea are discussed and some managerial tools are presented to communicate the specificities of a Business Idea. Furthermore, the theme of the Business Model is studied in depth as a logic of creation and defense of value.

Colucci Mariachiara

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 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:



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.








The enrollment fee for the Master’s course is:

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

15.400 euros (+VAT) for individual enrollments


Reduced fee available 

For further information, please contact mbaserale@bbs.unibo.it


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




Long-term and low-interest loan:

– Repayable in 10 years
– Reduced interest rate
– Possibility to postpone the 1st payment fee to 36 months

For more information please mail to mbaserale@bbs.unibo.it


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

A percentage of graduates up to 20% of the number of enrollees may be admitted.


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 serale@bbs.unibo.it)

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.

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