MBA Weekend

CHALLENGE YOURSELF

The Master in Business Administration Formula Weekend is a rigorous, transversal, and complete MBA.

It is designed for profiles with an average professional experience of 8 years, who want to move from specialist to managerial positions; for professionals who aspire to strong personal growth, with a structured program to bring out leadership, transversal vision, and best practices.

ASFOR-accredited, the Master in Business Administration Weekend is a tailor-made course for professionals who want to boost their careers: 22 months of activity, one two-day (Friday and Saturday) on-campus session per month, plus in-depth learning offered by the BBS e-learning platform.

Core courses, International and Focus Sessions on topics such as corporate strategy, corporate finance, corporate sustainability, and digital transformation are the pillars of a blended learning format run by academics and business managers, to ensure scientific rigor and pragmatism to a challenging curriculum designed to train the multitasking managers demanded by today’s market.

Constructed with a theoretical learning part, a practical application part (business cases, project work, and other tool application exercises), and a discussion part (direct experiences of successful managers, meetings with Alumni), the Master in Business Administration Formula Weekend is the best solution for professionals who need new, immediately applicable management skills and for companies that want to increase performance and retain their best resources.

Networking is a specific focus: a class with different educational and professional backgrounds guarantees exchanges and meetings creating a strong community, integrated into the network of lecturers, managers, alumni, and companies that has always been a pillar of the BBS.

Passion, engagement, and commitment: a program with great tradition and success, for those who want to acquire hard and soft skills essential for growth, while continuing to build their own career path.

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.

 

Accreditation

EQUIS

Bologna Business School is EQUIS – EFMD Quality Improvement System accredited, one of the most important international quality assessment and continuous improvement systems for Schools of Management and Business Administration.


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

" 24 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. "

Structure

The Master lasts for a total of 46 classroom days organized in 23 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
69 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.

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

INTERNATIONAL SESSIONS
Thematic seminars with teachers coming from prestigious European Business Schools, who enrich and integrate the courses core contents by providing a innovative vision on major issues for companies.

CRASH COURSE IN ECONOMICS AND DATA MANAGEMENT
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.

CRASH COURSE IN DATA MANAGEMENT
The Crash Course in Data Management covers data management in Excel, starting with the fundamentals of functions, up to classic Pivot Tables, tables join using the VLOOKUP function, primary keys, calculated fields and Pivot charts. For those who already have this knowledge, the teacher offers a parallel path on more advanced concepts that lead to the use in Excel of Power Query, Power Pivot tables, the data model and measures (KPI) written in the DAX language and hints on Power BI.

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
Boccali Filippo
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

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.

Last 3 editions

Age

Professional background

Academic background

  • 35

    AVERAGE AGE

  • 8 years

    PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Alumni

Giulia Poli

Senior Advisor, BitBang
MBA Weekend (Ed. 2022/2024)

"The MBA has been a profoundly impactful experience that has enabled me to expand my managerial expertise and engage with individuals from varied professional backgrounds, enriching my outlook and exposing me to fresh concepts and methodologies. Throughout the journey, I've faced stimulating challenges, acquired fundamental skills for my career, and forged valuable connections with faculty and peers. It has been an opportunity that has significantly shaped my professional future."

Salvatore Masucci

Engine Development Manager, Ferrari
MBA Weekend (Ed. 2022/2024)

"The MBA has been a breath of fresh air, a journey of personal and professional growth. I approached these months with great curiosity and determination, taking away beautiful memories, a fantastic group, and the awareness that there are no unattainable goals with the right business plan!"

Giuliana Catalano

Innovation Project Manager, Ferrero
MBA Part-time Weekend (Ed. 2021/23)

"I felt the need to improve my professional skills and to undertake a challenging path that could help me developing my managerial skills.   The MBA Weekend allowed me to broaden my corporate vision and to increase my business knowledge from a global perspective, thanks also to the networking with top-level professionals, tutors and teachers that I had the opportunity to meet in these months. "

Giacomo Spettoli

E-Commerce Manager, Bonfiglioli
MBA Part-time Weekend (Ed. 2021/23)

"The MBA Part-time Weekend gives you the keys to fully understand all aspects of corporate life, from all perspectives. At any moment of the course, both in the classroom and in the study groups, you have the opportunity to learn from highly trained teachers and from incredibly skilled fellow travelers. The master is a real turning point for both personal and professional growth. An encompassing experience that will open your mind."

Leonardo Bruni

Lead Manufacturing Finance, Eli Lilly Italia Spa
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."

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."

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."

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."

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 Weekend as the optimal path to enhance their internal resources, completing their managerial vision and noticeably improving their performance in the company.

The MBA is an indispensable tool to grow professionally without giving up work. For this reason, many companies decided to systematically include the MBA Weekend as part of their internal development tools.

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

AD CONSULTING AEFFE ALCENERO ALENIA AERONAUTICA ALFA LAVAL ALFASIGMA ARCHIVA ARCHA ARCOBALENO ARCOTRONICS-KEMET ATLAS COPCO ITALIA AUTOSTRADE PER L'ITALIA BASF COATINGS REFINISH BEAMIT BECKETT THERMAL SOLUTIONS BERCELLA BERTOLOTTI RAIL BITBANG BLUE NAVY BMG ELETTRIC BONATTI BONDIOLI & PAVESI BONFIGLIOLI RIDUTTORI BOSCH REXROTH BP PROGECT CABOT ITALIANA CAF TOUR & TRAVEL CAMST CARPIGIANI CASA EDITRICE R. SPAGGIARI CEAM CEDASCOM 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 CT PACK CVS CROMATOS DA LIO DALLARA DEMETRA FORMAZIONE DISTANTE ELETTRODOMESTICI DITEC DIVITECH DUCATI DUFERCO ECOFLASH ECOL STUDIO 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 IRSAP 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 MONDINI NETAFIM ITALIA NEXANS ITALIA NIEDERWIESER NOSTROMO OFFICINE MACCAFERRI OLEIFICIO ZUCCHI ONIT OVA BARGELLINI PARMAFOOD PERDOMINI-IOC PHOOPS PIQUADRO PIZZOLI SPA PRB PACKAGING SYSTEMS P.E.I. PRAESIDION PROGRA RAFFMETAL REDAX RENATO MONICA REKEEP REFEL ROS RIZZOLI EMANUELLI ROSETTI MARINO ROSSI SAATCHI &SAATCHI SACMI SALVAGNINI ITALIA SANCARMINE CAVE SAREL SASIB SCS CONSULTING S.E.F.A. HOLDING GROUP SICA ALTOPARLANTI SIA PARTNERS SIDEL SILVACHIMICA SMC ITALIA SIRA INDUSTRIE SITMA MACHINERY SITI - BT SIXTEMA SPINDOX SO.F.TER SOLAR SISTEMS SORIN GROUP SRB STC POWER GROUP STERNE INTERNATIONAL STUDIO FORESTALE ANTONIO BORTOLUZZI STUDIO LEGALE LUCCHETTI TEREX TERMOLAN TETRA PAK TOSILAB TRUZZI TST ENGINEERING LTD UMBRAGROUP UNICREDIT UNIPOLREC UNOX VEBA GROUP VENEZIANI VERONI VILLA ERBOSA VIS HYDRAULICS VODAFONE WARRANT GROUP ZOFFOLI HOLDING


Programme Advisory Committee

  • Alessandro De Pestel – CMO, Under Armour
  • Alfredo Gamberini – Managing Director & Founder, JP.N
  • Armin Zadakbar – CEO , The Armin Bar
  • Carlo Salizzoni – Trasformation Director, Apleona Italy 
  • Carmelo Bonaccorso – Direttore BU Energia e Patrimonio, MUNICIPIA 
  • 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 – Strategy Business Development & Marketing Director, TESYA Group
  • Francesco Pisano – CEO Europe, Beckett Thermal solutions
  • Federico Zambelli Hosmer – Founder,Board Member & CBO, BKN301
  • Gabriella Carrozza – Manager, Accenture
  • Josè Cartellone – Owner, Grupo Benicio
  • Leyla Osmanova – CEO & Founder, Centro di Diagnosi Molecolare delle Allergie
  • Michele Perozzi – Operations Director, Laminam
  • Nicola Gualandi – Retail & Advertising Manager, Aeroporto Bologna
  • Paolo Avvanzini – Direttore Industriale, Scrigno

 


Community

During the Master, a series of seminars with head-hunters and HR managers are offered, to provide tools and resources to contribute to your career development and how to enter the job market in leadership positions.

Once the Master is ended, it is possible to join the activities dedicated to the Community, to further increase your own network. Furthermore, meetings open to the entire BBS Community are periodically scheduled with managers, entrepreneurs and guests, focusing on the different scenarios of a constantly evolving society and market.

 

FEES

The registration fee for the Master’s course on a company basis is 25,200 Euros + VAT.

The registration fee for the Master’s course on an individual basis is 19,800 Euros + VAT.

 

Reduced fee available.

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
  • 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

SCHOLARSHIPS

See the “Fee” section above.

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 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.

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