Business Management – Green Management and Sustainable Businesses



The Master in Business Management – Green Management and Sustainable Businesses is designed to train managers capable of leading companies toward new business models set up to meet the challenges related to sustainability topics.

Full-time, 12-month, English-language, this Master aims to provide all the tools to fill roles required for sustainable production, toward the goals of energy and environmental responsibility that all companies today aim for.

Transforming sustainability and green management topics into practical solutions is a challenge to which Bologna Business School responds with BBS Initiative for Sustainable Society and Business – a European interdisciplinary hub dedicated to social, ethical and sustainability topics translated into management training programs and initiatives – to learn best practices and tools that can generate a concrete and immediately spendable impact in the company. MGIncontri – meetings with protagonists from the business world -, Company Project Work and activities related to the Personal Development Project complete a training path guided by an international Faculty and focused on practical knowledge.

The Master in Business Management – Green Management and Sustainable Businesses, thanks to the Bologna Business School’s Center for Sustainability and Climate Change – an observatory on corporate sustainability that monitors 4000 Italian companies according to 67 control parameters -, the work of the Career Service – a tool available to students to identify the most effective career steps -, and the final 500-hour intership in global companies ensures rapid and direct access to the business world, with a placement rate of more than 95% six months after the end of the course.



Young graduates with an excellent knowledge of English who want to deal with green energy and corporate sustainability themes, gaining specific skills able to transform knowledge from academia and the executive world into practical actions, in order to enter companies directing them towards a sustainable and environmentally friendly management.



Sustainability and green management touch all industries and represent the future: to face the challenges imposed by climate change and the energy crisis is no longer an option, but an urgency. Through this curriculum, students can aspire to positions such as Sustainability Analyst, ESG Consultant, Corporate Social Responsibility Manager, among others, in both companies and consulting firms.

Excellence training in sustainability topics today generates professionals for whom the demand exceeds the supply. The Master in Business Management – Green Management and Sustainable Businesses is a guarantee of immediate entry into the business world.

Imagining new synergies between businesses and the territory is an imperative: get in touch with the master Program Manager to get ready to take on it.



Bologna Business School provides student support services included in the tuition fee for the Master.


Programme Advisory Committee

  • Massimo Monti – Chief Executive Officer, Alce Nero S.p.A.
  • Alberto Miraglia – General Manager, Retail Institute Italy
  • Franco Gabbrielli – Former President, Assopellettieri
  • Lorenzo Scrimizzi – Former President , Carpigiani Japan
  • Patrick Romano – Managing Director, Bologna Welcome
  • Massimiliano Di Silvestre – Chief Executive Officer, BMW Italia
  • Baldo Scassellati Sforzolini – Global Head of R&D, Galderma
  • Giovanna Cenacchi – Full Professor, Department of Biomedical and Neuromotor Sciences, University of Bologna



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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.

Angelo Manaresi

Angelo Manaresi

Director of Studies

" Green management and sustainability are the basis for new firms and integral parts of current businesses. They are elements that generate innovation and market opportunities, as well as new career opportunities. "

CLASS PROFILE A.Y. 2023/2024



  • 25 y.o.


  • 26%


  • 11


  • 65%



The Master in Business Management – Green Managements and Sustainable Businesses is a full-time program structured in 1.500 hours of learning activities over 12 months of study, divided into: 360 hours of lecturing, an estimated 540 hours of independent study, and 600 hours of internship. The structure of the Master is divided into:

  • First term: January 2025 – April 2025
  • Second term: May 2025 – July 2025
  • Internship: September 2025 – December 2025

Classroom participation is about 30 hours per week structured in order to allow time to work in groups, while not neglecting individual students focus and management of interpersonal relationships.

The Master offers Business Administration courses intended to consolidate the conceptual knowledge and the operational techniques that are applied to the companies. There are also courses and projects with a focus on sectorial issues of Green Management. Business Administration courses are concentrated mainly in the first term and are common to all the Master specializations; while track specific courses and company projects take place in the second term.

In addition to the general Business Administration courses and the subjects related to the specific track, there are also

  1. a one-year Master Project, on the subject of business planning, carried out in groups;
  2. three Company Project Work, with companies lasting one month each, in May, June and July;
  3. testimonials from the business world such as BMmeetings;
  4. numerous activities related to the Personal Development Project. The A.Y. 2023/24 includes the following sessions:
  • Start up and Business Planning with Claudio Venezia, CEO & Founder Officina Startup
  • Export Management with Gerardo Famiglietti, International Sales Manager Endura S.p.A.
  • Doing business in Japan with Lorenzo Scrimizzi, Representative Director Carpigiani Japan
  • Company Turnaround with Federico Minoli, CEO Deus Ex Machina
  • Brand experience with Federica Sovrani, Account Project Manager Yu Retail
  • International Marketing with Giampiero Giunta, Senior Brand Manager Procter & Gamble
  • Team Builiding and Leadership with Alessandro Finelli, Professional Basketball Coach
  • Public speaking with Massimo Franceschetti and Lisa Marie Gelhaus, BBS Faculty
  • Negotiation techniques with Francesco De Rose and Marco Repezza, BBS Faculty

For international students, the School offers the opportunity to attend a Italian Language Course course.




This course focuses on the main components of accounting, budgeting and cost analysis. In addition the course will train students on how to analyze economic-financial forecasts and budgets as well as understand the measurement and interpretation of the economic-financial performance of the company. Calculation and analysis in decision-making, management supervision, strategic control and strategic cost management will also be explored.

Ferri Paolo

Corporate sustainability and the circular economy are currently among the most discussed topics internationally, also due to climate change. The aim of the course is to understand why these issues are of such importance, underlining their urgency. We will learn more about the innovation activities of operational and system processes that companies adopt to implement strategies aimed at the Circulary Economy and the transition to a low carbon business model.

Foschi Eleonora

The course focuses on issues related to the management of materials along the supply chain, from suppliers to distribution channels. In this regard, they have a vital role. Managerial and organizational decisions made about the relationships with external companies with which we relate to, are the focal point of the course. In analyzing the vertical relationships between firms, the course seeks to develop: sensitivity to the Strategic Importance of the reports, the technical and managerial knowledge needed to deal with the decisions in the matter and organizational skills needed to manage them.

Bortolini Marco
Luciano Fratocchi
Paulraj Antony Chellappa
Regattieri Alberto

The course aims to introduce students to the most relevant issues (foundational and more advanced) of digital technologies, discussing the most important present and future consequences on the lives of individuals and on the structure and functioning of organizations and processes. The course consists of 5 seminars: Ai & Machine Learning, All-in Security, Cloud & Beyond, The Science of Data, Internet of Things.

The objective of the course in Digital Marketing is to provide the necessary knowledge for successfully implementing a marketing strategy utilizing new information technology, analyzing the needs of the client, the company communication and sales. A principally quantitative approach for measuring the effectiveness of Digital Marketing activities, which finds their natural application in an online context (e.g. Social Media, E-Commerce, Direct Marketing), without overlooking the application of new technologies in an offline context (e.g. Apps and Mobile Marketing in a modern Retailing environment). At the end of the course, it is expected that the students will have acquired a high level of knowledge on the main tools used in the field of Digital Marketing, allowing them to: define and implement a coherent Digital Marketing strategy; select the best suited tools based on strategic objectives; monitor the effectiveness by means of rigorous analytical procedures.

Abdel Malek Claudio Nader
Matta Shashi
Tuan Annamaria

Introduction to marketing research: descriptive analysis. Utilizing probability and hypothesis in marketing research. Design and technical development finalized for collecting primary data. Data analysis: regression. Segmentation and clustering techniques. Perceptual maps and positioning.


Zammit Alessandra

This course enables executives to use financial tools to make better decisions. The teaching method combines class lectures and discussions to case studies and spreadsheet modelling to get a deeply and insightful understanding of topics in corporate finance. These topics include, but are not limited to, capital budgeting, project and company valuation and the optimal financing and hedging decisions.

Baschieri Giulia

From the business model to the operational marketing plan. The fundamental conceptual and quantitative tools necessary for understanding, analyzing and constructing the relationship a company establishes with its market of interest: the centrality of the client, studying acquired behavior, the processes of segmentation and positioning, the development of new products and the spread of innovation, pricing decisions, distribution and communication.

Manaresi Angelo

The course analyzes various areas of green management and sustainability. The traditional and innovative business models connected to sustainable energy, with cost / incentive analysis, with regard to how companies use these energy sources in Italy and abroad, and to the connection with the general and public electricity distribution networks. The cycle and (re) cycle of materials for packaging, for management and recovery of pet and glass, with analysis of process efficiency. Analysis of the food supply chain, with particular reference to the organic sector.

The course is based on the principles related to the evolution of the planet and the world of industry (Industry 4.0), outlining, in parallel, a new figure of managers, increasingly attentive to sustainability issues and achievable sustainable goals as well as to valorisation of themselves: a green manager. Emission reduction, recycling, new production and management processes, attention to the entire product life cycle, are just some of the actions related to Corporate Social Responsibility issues that can be implemented and can benefit or stimulate technological innovations that we live in everyday life. The topics of the course will include: the basic concepts of economics and environment policy for the transition of managers and businesses to a sustainable economy, businesses and territories, national, European and international regulatory dictations, the competences of the green manager, the phenomenon from the point of view of the enterprise and the consumer, the operating tools. At the end of the course, the student will have acquired the following skills: how to manage an enterprise with an innovative cultural perspective that at the same time allows to achieve the expected economic outcomes considering its territory as an added value, safeguarding and communicating to the market in a correct manner their behavior.

Bianchi Alessandra

“Sustainability,” a much used and sometimes abused word by companies and entrepreneurs. Sustainability means not only “doing the same things better,” but also “doing things differently” and “doing them with others.” These different approaches to sustainability also imply different performance and outcomes for businesses and companies, performance that must be measured, in order to be better managed. This course will address these issues by analyzing how to measure sustainability within enterprises and organizational ecosystems, with a focus on developing management control dashboards, developing key performance indicators, and setting performance targets.

Fraticelli Alberto
Zanni Sara

Learning approach

The educational sessions provide different learning methods, including lectures, simulations, discussions of case studies and presentations by companies, testimonies, group work.
The curriculum is completed with master lectures held by professionals from the worlds of business, academia and politics, with opportunities for discussion and interaction with the business world through case histories.

The program is developed in close collaboration with business partners both during the courses, split into two phases, and during the three sectorial company projects; the didactic approach is totally different from traditional university courses, as the lessons of the Master provide practical tools which allow practitioners to carry out concrete projects.
This project vision consists of:

  • A business plan (January to December) developed during the whole Master
  • 3 major projects of 1 month each (May, June and July) related to the chosen field
  • Other shorter projects within single lessons
  • The final project for the internship.


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.


The integration with companies is a priority and an ever-present feature of all programs of the Bologna Business School, hence for the Master in Business Management – Green Management and Sustainable Businesses too.

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 Full-time masters 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.


To achieve this goal, students are involved in several workshops, among which we may list:

  • Writing a CV and a Cover Letter
  • How to create an effective Linkedin profile
  • How to prepare for a job interview


In addition to this, thanks to the collaboration with professional career counselors, students receive a customized service, in order to understand their strengths and to build a professional development plan, which will turn out to be helpful when looking for an internship. Here follow some of the activities:

  • Initial guidance interviews
  • Specific interviews, focused on one’s own career plan
  • Continuous support to students with one – to – one sessionsp


Sedda Matteo

Business Development Manager – Latitude, Green Go
MGI - Green and Sustainable Businesses (A.Y. 2022/2023)

"I decided to enroll in the Master after a work experience to invest in my professional growth. Thanks to the company project works and the many company testimonials, I had the opportunity to compare myself with the job prospects and needs currently present in the world of work. I have always been passionate about innovation and sustainability, and thanks to the Master's program I was able to combine these two aspects. After an internship experience as an analyst, I am now involved in the business development of a new e-mobility project. The course has been an exciting path, which, if approached with determination and ambition, makes it possible to achieve one's goals."

Giulia Magnani

Product Development Specialist Winni’s, Bolton Group
MGI - Green and Sustainable Businesses (A.Y. 2021/2022)

"The Master allowed me to add soft skills to my technical and scientific background, but most importantly, it gave me the opportunity to explore how sustainability can be addressed in the corporate context. Moreover, the course, thanks its practical approach, it gave me the tools to orient myself in the world of work and the determination to accept an internship in a new city and a large company. I now follow the development of the leading brand in the Italian Green home care market."

Camilla Rumolo

Fiorano Circuit Maintenance Specialist – Ferrari Spa
MGI - Green and Sustainable Businesses (A.Y. 2021/2022)

"The master's program has been an exciting journey, a window with a clear view into the world of work, allowing me to develop a clear idea of how the field of expertise works. Most importantly, I realized concretely where to direct my working career, to the point that I agreed to move to another region to do the internship that the Master's program provides. As an investment I recommend it, not only for the curriculum, but especially for the awareness and tools it leaves in each student. Today I work in a world-renowned company, and the Master's program has been important in moving me through a complex work environment."

Emanuela Buontempo

Junior Sustainability Manager, Zalando
MGI - Green and Sustainable Businesses (A.Y. 2020/2021)

"After completing my degree in humanities, I enrolled in the Master's program for two reasons: to orient my career in the area of sustainability and corporate social responsibility and to acquire practical skills that would move me away from the academic world. The BBS master's program, thanks to its practical approach, not only trained me on the major sustainability challenges that companies face, but also provided me with the soft and hard skills needed to approach the corporate world. Thanks to the skills I acquired in the master's program, I started my career in a multinational tech company in Berlin, now holding the position of Sustainability Manager in Zalando"

Ilaria Piccinini

ESG Consultant, PwC Italy
MGI - Green and Sustainable Businesses (A.Y. 2020/2021)

"After two bachelor's degrees, I decided to conclude my education path with a Master's degree in order to get closer to the world of work and specialize in the field of sustainability. The choice fell on BBS's Master's program, which offers the right compromise between academic and theoretical insights and "practice." The Master's program allowed me to enrich my professional and personal background, thanks to the great experience of the profesors and the many group projects. The Master's has provided me with the right skills to face the world of consulting where I currently work."

Marta Rinaldi

Sustainability & Strategic Initiatives Specialist, Baker Hughes
MGI - Green and Sustainable Businesses (A.Y. 2020/2021)

"I was looking for something that would allow me to bring together the interdisciplinary nature of my academic background and the desire to extend my scale of positive impact towards sustainability. This path has helped me to stand out in a well-established multinational company operating in the energy sector and currently facing the challenging energy trilemma. Working within the Global Supply Chain management area, I have the opportunity to influence the entire supply chain in integrating sustainability into culture and processes. Today, when I look back, I smile and think: That was one of the best decisions I could have made for my life."

Carolina Lemma

Senior Consultant, SCS Consulting
MGI - Green and Sustainable Businesses (A.Y. 2019/2020)

"My university career has been focused from the beginning on sustainability and the environment, but only thanks to the experience at BBS I was able to combine my passion for the environment with the job market. The courses I attended and the various projects I took part in were fundamental for my personal and professional growth, in particular the orientation courses allowed me to broaden my knowledge on sustainability issues and to place them within the business dynamics. The curricular internship carried out at SCS Consulting then completed my training course, allowing me to acquire skills on the job. The challenging and exciting master program was decisive for the start of my career."

Monica Razo Cervantes

Head of Green Marketing, Carbon Credits Consulting
MGI - Green and Sustainable Businesses (A.Y. 2018/2019)

"When I decided to study at BBS I had already evaluated more options, analysed the sacrifices and changes that attending a Masters would have represented, established my expectations on the opportunities that the master would allow me to obtain. Choosing a full time training proved to be the best option. During the Master I had the opportunity to combine business, creativity, passion for the environment. The Master in Green Management and Sustainable Businesses is what future managers need to explore, to gain a focus not only on business, but also on the planet and people."


The goal of the Career Service is also to allow students to connect with national and international companies. Over the years, Bologna Business School has managed to establish a wide-ranging network and a sound partnership with leading companies in Italy, thanks to a personalized approach, based on each company’s needs. The collaboration features the following activities:

  • Sending CV Books
  • Sharing internship opportunities
  • Company presentations
  • Career days
  • Project works
  • In-class activities with case studies presented by Managers and/or HR professionals

Moreover, companies support the Master in Business Management – Green Management and Sustainable Businesses with scholarships, professional opportunities, career fairs and company presentations.

The companies that worked with us in 2022/2023 are:



The tuition fee for the Master is 13.800 euros (VAT free) to be paid in three installments:

  • First installment: 1.850 euros
  • Second installment: 7.000 euros
  • Third installment: 4.950 euros

The fee includes participation in the Master, all the study material available through the online platform, and access to the services and facilities of Alma Bologna Business School. Furthermore, the fee gives participants the right to take advantage of the supporting activities of the School, such as the language courses and the master lectures by invitation. Free parking is also available within the BBS campus.

Additionally, with the Student Card of the University of Bologna, students have access to all of the university facilities, including over 100 libraries, digital resources and study halls (including databases and online subscriptions); the three city center canteens and all university student related discount offers. More information is available on the site of the University of Bologna: :


For more information on honor loan, contact us by email:


At Bologna Business School we understand the importance of financial aid in supporting our students to achieve their educational goals. We are aware that an advanced, high quality training path can be a significant commitment, at the same time we also truly believe that investing in one’s future always pays back.

Bologna Business School is pleased to make partial scholarships available to the most deserving students. The scholarships will be awarded based on merit to students who occupy the highest positions in the selection process. The top ranked students will be those who have not only a solid academic and/or professional background, but also those who have demonstrated the most motivation to participate in the course. Winners will be notified at the time of admission.



In order to be admitted to the Master’s course you must have:

  • Bachelor’s degree (obtained within the closing date of enrollment of the selection round in which you participate)
  • Excellent level of English

The admission to the Master is subject to the positive evaluation of the selection test in line with the number of places available. The selection process consists of one Aptitude Test and one English Language Test, both prerequisites to be admitted to the motivational interview in English.

For auditors, bachelor’s degree is not mandatory.


This Master’s is open to all applicants with a bachelor’s degree obtained before the enrolment deadline of each round. Application steps:

1. Register on “Students Online” by connecting to the site
2. Select “First Level Master”.
3. Pay the participation fee for the selection (60 euro for each Master)
4. Upload the required documents online:

  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Motivational letter
  • Letters of reference  (optional)
  • Photograph of recognition
  • Concentration Form
  • Front and back copy of a valid ID or passport
  • If available, a GMAT/GRE certificate with a score above 550 (GMAT) or equivalent (GRE). Applicants uploading this certificate are exempted from the written aptitude test as part of the admission process.
  • If available, an English language certificate (TOEFL, IELTS or CAMBRIDGE) attesting a minimum English level of B2 in the European framework. Applicants uploading this certificate are exempted from the written English test as part of the admission process.
  • For degrees obtained in Italy: Self-certification of Bachelor’s degree with details of exams taken and relative grades
  • For degrees obtained abroad: Dichiarazione di Valore (to be requested at the Italian Embassy in the country where the degree was obtained) or Diploma Supplement (to be requested at the university where the degree was obtained). In the event that the candidate is unable to obtain the Dichiarazione di Valore or Diploma Supplement at the time of enrollment, he/she may temporarily replace it with a Conditional Enrollment Form, which will be sent after enrollment by

For further guidance, students who obtained a bachelor’s degree abroad are encouraged to check the page below:

For further information concerning the selection process and the related documents, we invite you to consult the Master details and download the documents that will be available shortly in this section.






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