MBA Part-Time (Weekend)

CHALLENGE YOURSELF

The Master in Business Administration Part-time Weekend aims at providing young, talented managers with all the tools that are required to accelerate the professional growth process, and to devote one’s energy to the organization. Such delicate moment in the career of a professional, who is 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: retaining its best resources 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 be adjusted seamlessly with one’s own professional commitments, as the course features a two-day classroom session (friday and saturday) every month. Moreover,  participants will have the opportunity 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 LOAN IS THE WAY TO FUND IT.


Mariachiara Colucci

Mariachiara Colucci

Academic Director
mariachiara.colucci@unibo.it

" 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. "

Andrea Cinti Luciani

Andrea Cinti Luciani

Executive Director
A.CintiLuciani@scsconsulting.it

" 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

Age

Professional background

academic background

  • 35

    AVERAGE AGE

  • 6-7 years

    PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Alumni

Leonardo Bruni

Controller, Salvatore Ferragamo
MBA Part-time Weekend (Ed. 2021/23)

"MBA Part-time Weekend is a unique opportunity to enhance knowledge and skills which are immediately applicable in everyday corporate life while developing a 360-degrees approach to business. Collaborating with different professionalities in a highly qualified environment really makes a difference."

Andrea Paoli

Sales Manager - DACH Region, Ciam
MBA Part-time Weekend (Ed. 2020/22)

"MBA Part-time Weekend is the meeting point between the competencies and qualities of the professors and the excellence of the heterogeneous profile of the participants. It’s the spark that ignite a wave of emotions and capabilities useful to take on the professional and personal challenges of tomorrow."

Gilda Manni

Senior Consultant, Business Integration Partners
MBA Part-time Weekend (Ed. 2020/22)

"Curiosity, dedication, continued exchange and openness to new challenges are elements that accompanied me in this long path of personal and professional growth. The competencies acquired with the Master enriched me with the right instruments to tackle the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead in the most comprehensive way."

Giorgio Daziano

Capex & Indirect Operations Commodity Lead, Bormioli Pharma
MBA Part-time Weekend (Ed. 2020/22)

"This MBA grants me the opportunity to confront myself without reserve with "new adventure mates” and it is an opportunity not to be missed. The lecturers are helping me to see the world from a different perspective by providing me with suggestions, new tools and new knowledge that I can immediately apply in my daily work."

Giulia Bizzarri

Marketing Manager, Nostromo – Gruppo Calvo
MBA Part-time Weekend (Ed. 2020/22)

"This MBA is a great opportunity to consolidate my professional career, enriching it with a global vision, useful to face decisions in an increasingly conscious way."

Massimiliano Basile

Group Trade Marketing Manager, Biesse
MBA Part-time Weekend (Ed. 2019/21)

"The MBA Part-time Weekend in BBS is one of those life experiences in which you will always be grateful for having studied at the Business School of the University of Bologna. An experience characterized by the high quality of the teachers and the contents that accompany you during the course of study and expand your mindset to be more and more prepared in the workplace."

Alessandro Rosati

Management Consultant, Arthur D. Little
MBA Part-time Weekend (Ed. 2019/21)

"The variety of experiences and backgrounds of the participants together with a constant dialogue with a highly qualified faculty, make the Master extremely effective and stimulating."

Valentina Ruozi

Head Of Strategic Marketing, Ramex
MBA Part-time Weekend (Ed. 2018/20)

"Thanks to the BBS MBA I’ve organized, consolidated and expanded my knowledge, I’ve got my professionality better framed, acquiring all the necessary instruments to face challenges and putting my goals, aspirations, potentials to system."

Lidia Valentino

Production Engineer, Bosch
MBA Part-time Weekend (Ed. 2018/20)

"A distinguished faculty and an outstanding network are undoubtedly the Master's strengths, which make it unique and immediately suitable to be used in the workplace."

Giammarco Scala

Regional Manager Africa, SACMI
MBA Part-time Weekend (Ed. 2018/2020)

"The MBA is a stimulating challenge that requires commitment and dedication, and offers fundamental knowledge and relationships in exchange, developing a managerial culture."

Anna Girotto

Worldwide Customs and Trade Compliance Manager Kering
MBA Part-time Weekend (Ed. 2017/19)

"MBA Part-time Weekend has been much more than an academic program. It has been an incredible marathon of skills and competences acquisition, that day after day has enriched my professional experience with new subjects and new abilities, building solid basis to my career aspirations."

Romano De Zuani

Head of Group Controlling, Codognotto Italia
MBA Part-time Weekend (Ed. 2017/19)

"Thanks to this course I enlarged my baggage of skills and relationships, one that every professional should achieve to develop their career."

Elisa Olmi

CVM Team Leader, Gruppo Hera
MBA Part-time Weekend (Ed. 2017/19)

"The Master is an exciting challenge: I was able to grow in my profession and as a person, supported step by step by a team of professionals and teachers."

Gianluca Testa

Manager CoE Quality Stream – Strategy Planning & Governance, Philip Morris Manufacturing & Technology
MBA Part-time Weekend (Ed. 2017/19)

"The Master is the best way to challenge yourself and complete your managerial education: an intense and stimulating experience that offers the opportunity to exchange views and do networking."

Gabriella Carrozza

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

"I was looking for a course that would allow me to complete my technical-scientific professionalism with the skills that every manager should acquire; the Master has given me this and much more."

Antonio Cordella

Team Leader - Buyer & Category Manager Coordinator, Penny Market Italia - Rewe Group
MBA Part-time Weekend (Ed. 2014/16)

"The MBA is a challenging opportunity of growth, characterized by the constant exchange of views with a qualified faculty and with the classroom, focused on complexity of daily corporate life"

Structure

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.

CORSI CORE
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.

DISTANCE LEARNING
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.

KEYNOTE SPEECH
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.

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

CRASH COURSE IN ECONOMICS
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.

CAREER ACCELERATION PROGRAM
Optional
workshop that allows participants to plan their career effectively, creating the best opportunities to enforce their “employability”.

BUSINESS GAME
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.

COURSES

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.

Cinti Luciani Andrea
Colucci Mariachiara

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.

Bartolini Monica
Silvi Riccardo

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.

Regattieri Alberto

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.

Ancarani Fabio Guido Ulderico
Marzocchi Gian Luca

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.

Fazio Valeria
Zanni Sara

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.

Bigelli Marco

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.

Amadesi Laura

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.

Di Marco Paolo

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.

Ghini Massimiliano

The value of a digital transformation is to be found in the creation of connected organizations, able to provide goods and services in an increasingly efficient and effective way, ensuring the satisfaction of customers, shareholders and stakeholders. To support the company Business Model, Enterprise Resource Planning, Customer Relationship Management, Supply Chain Management, systems are considered, together with the necessary tools to analyze data, in order to guarantee a good decision-making process (Business Intelligence). In addition, tools are provided to understand the software development techniques and the control of the Total Cost of Ownership

Benzi Antonio

Learning approach

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.

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

WHERE COURSES ARE HELD
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.

HOW COURSES WORK
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
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.

Networking

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.

COMPANIES

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 24 master’s editions the following companies have been among our partners:

AD CONSULTING ALCENERO ALENIA AERONAUTICA ALFA LAVAL ALFASIGMA ARCHIVA ARCOBALENO ARCOTRONICS-KEMET ATLAS COPCO ITALIA AUTOSTRADE PER L'ITALIA BASF COATINGS REFINISH BEAMIT BECKETT THERMAL SOLUTIONS BERCELLA BERTOLOTTI RAIL BMG ELETTRIC BONDIOLI & PAVESI BONFIGLIOLI RIDUTTORI BOSCH REXROTH CABOT ITALIANA CAF TOUR & TRAVEL CAMST CARPIGIANI CASA EDITRICE R. SPAGGIARI CEAM CELI LANGUAGE TECHNOLOGY CIBA SPA C.N.S. TRADING COMMERCIALE FOND CON-AMI CONFSERVIZI CISPEL LOMBARDIA CORNELIANI CPL CONCORDIA C.O.C FARMACEUTICI CO.STELL CVS CROMATOS DA LIO DISTANTE ELETTRODOMESTICI DITEC DIVITECH DUCATI DUFERCO ECOFLASH ELI LILLY ELETTRIFICIO DANY EMERSON ENEL EMMEGI EXPERT SYSTEM EUROSPITAL FALORNI FABER FASTER FATER FIAC FIP MEC FONDAZIONE DE LA SALLE FOSTER MACCALLUM INTERNATIONAL FS COSTRUZIONI GEA REFRIGERATION ITALY GIBAM SHOP GOLLINUCCI GRUPPO AUTOSTRADE PER L’ITALIA GSK VACCINES GRUPPO TOYOTA (TOYOTA E CESAB ) GT IDEA IDEAMANAGEMENT IFOA MANAGEMENT INFIA H.C.E. HERA HERA LUCE HOSPITALITY CONCEPTS H2H FACILITY SOLUTIONS IDRA PATRIMONIO GENETIC GE TOOLING GOLLINUCCI ILLUMIA INDESIT IVECO JSB SOLUTIONS JUMP GROUP KME L’ARCOLAIO LABEL FORMAZIONE LAMBORGHINI LATTERIA MONTELLO LAVIOSA CHIMICA MINERARIA LEGA SOCIETÀ DI PALLACANESTRO SERIE A LOG80 MACDUE MANTUA SURGELATI MANZONI & C. MARAZZI GROUP MARCHESINI MASCHIO GASPARDO MASSENZA DRILLING RIGS MAX MARA MEDTRONIC INTERNATIONAL MITEC ELETTRONICA MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC NETAFIM ITALIA NEXANS ITALIA NOSTROMO OFFICINE MACCAFERRI OLEIFICIO ZUCCHI ONIT OVA BARGELLINI PERDOMINI-IOC PHOOPS PIQUADRO PIZZOLI SPA PRB PACKAGING SYSTEMS P.E.I. PRAESIDION PROGRA RAFFMETAL RENATO MONICA REKEEP REFEL ROS RIZZOLI EMANUELLI ROSETTI MARINO ROSSI SAATCHI &SAATCHI SACMI SALVAGNINI ITALIA SANCARMINE CAVE SAREL SCS CONSULTING S.E.F.A. HOLDING GROUP SICA ALTOPARLANTI SIA PARTNERS SIDEL SILVACHIMICA SITMA MACHINERY SITI - BT SPINDOX SO.F.TER SORIN GROUP SRB STC POWER GROUP STERNE INTERNATIONAL STUDIO FORESTALE ANTONIO BORTOLUZZI STUDIO LEGALE LUCCHETTI TETRA PAK TOSILAB TRUZZI TST ENGINEERING LTD UMBRAGROUP UNICREDIT UNIPOLREC UNOX VEBA GROUP VERONI VILLA ERBOSA VIS HYDRAULICS VODAFONE WARRANT GROUP ZOFFOLI HOLDING


Programme Advisory Committee

  • Alfredo Gamberini – Managing Director, yourCEO
  • Armin Zadakbar – CEO , The Armin Bar
  • Carlo Pelloni – CEO, Macron
  • Carlo Salizzoni – Founder & CEO, Goodbye Auto
  • Carmelo Bonaccorso – Direttore Generale, AreaBlu
  • Cinzia Angeli – Senior Manager, P&G
  • Erica Fiorentini – Senior Corporate Relationship Manager, Bnl – Bnp Paribas
  • Eugenio Sidoli – CEO, Max Mara
  • Federico Tassi – Managing Director, Iceteam 1927 (Carpigiani)
  • Francesco Millo – Head of CEO’s Office, Bonfiglioli
  • Francesco Pisano – CEO, Worgas Group
  • Federico Zambelli Hosmer – General Manager, PayPal Italy
  • Gabriella Carrozza – Manager, Accenture
  • Nicola Gualandi – Retail & Advertising Manager, Aeroporto Bologna
  • Paolo Avvanzini – Direttore Industriale, Scrigno
  • Josè Cartellone – Owner, Grupo Benicio
  • Michele Perozzi – Operations Director, Laminam

 


Community

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.

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FEES

The registration fee for the Master’s course on a company basis is 23,000 Euros + VAT.

The registration fee for the Master’s course on an individual basis is 18,400 Euros + VAT.

 

Reduced fee available for early registration.

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

 

The registration allows to:

  • Access to the Moodle platform and teaching materials
  • Participation to the BBS Community events
  • Wi-Fi
  • Access to the AIDA database for companies

Funding

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 mbapt@bbs.unibo.it

REQUIREMENTS

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.

The Master is open to graduates with more than 3 years of professional experience and non-graduates, who are required to have at least 5 years of work experience.

APPLICATION PROCESS

The admission process consist of:

  • Entry Test: 30 minutes, online
  • Assessment Interview: 30 minutes, online or on site

To gain access to the selections for the Master, write to Beatrice Vitali (mbapt@bbs.unibo.it).

FAQs

The selection process consists of an interview with the Master’s Director, organised by the Program Manager upon candidate request and after sending of the Curriculum Vitae. The interview is not binding on enrollment.

The Program Manager can send a certificate of attendance record at the end of the didactic sessions to those that make a request, upon verification of the attendance.

In order to get admitted to the Master Executive, it is required to have a Bachelor’s Degree, however, a limited number of places are available for those who do not have a Bachelor’s Degree but that can demonstrate to have significant professional experience, to be evaluated during the assessment interview.

No, it is not. The Executive Masters are not University Masters, therefore they do not have ECTS credits (European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System), that in Italy are called “crediti formativi universitari (CFU).

At the end of the Master, a certificate of attendance (which includes the achieved results) and a Diploma of Participation (upon verification of successful completion of each course and of at least a 70% of class attendance) are issued.

No, because it is not a university Master.

Contact us

Beatrice Vitali Executive Education Specialist

Telefono: +39 051 2090119

Email: mbapt@bbs.unibo.it

Ilenia Stortini Program Manager

Telefono: +39 051 2090182

Email: mbapt@bbs.unibo.it

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