Gestione d’Impresa – Green Management and Sustainable Businesses

READY FOR THE CHANGE

The aim of the Green Management and Sustainable Businesses track of the Full-time Business Management Master’s Course is to lead companies in creating new business models, supported by a responsible use of resources.

Planning efficient processes, to allow the brand to perform innovation-oriented choices, is becomes reality when management skills go hand in hand with current regulations and best practices provided by examples of excellence. Sustainability and green management must feature now in almost all industrial sectors, from agriculture, to energy, to the traditional manufacturing sector.

For large industries, dealing with this challenge is no longer an alternative, but an urgency the managers wishing to capitalize on their commitment for a career inspired by innovation must deal with.

This experience provides the tools to operate the change in the businesses, thus contributing to transform an element of the organizational culture into a factor that supports the achievement of economic targets.

The Full-time Business Management Master’s Course / Green Management and Sustainable Businesses is part of the offer targeted to combine the management of businesses with the characteristics of the related sectors. The program features three cycles, with classroom activities, group work, workshops, presentation of real case-studies and finally an internship in a company.

The classes preceding the internship alternate lectures on the topics of Green Management and Sustainability and practical exercises, by way of three corporate projects lasting a month each and a longer project, lasting over six months.

Imagining new synergies between businesses and the territory is an imperative: get in touch with the course program manager to get ready to take on it.

 

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Programme Advisory Committee

  • Massimo Monti – Amministratore Delegato, Alce Nero
  • Alberto Miraglia – Direttore Generale, Retail Institute
  • Franco Gabbrielli – Presidente, Assopellettieri e Mipel
  • Lorenzo Scrimizzi – Country Manager, Carpigiani
  • Patrick Romano – Direttore Generale, Bologna Welcome
  • Massimiliano Di Silvestre – Amministratore Delegato, BMW Italia

Angelo Manaresi

Angelo Manaresi

Director of Studies
angelo.manaresi@unibo.it

" 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 2020/2021

  • 25

    AVERAGE AGE

  • 60% F – 40% M

    GENDER

Structure

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 three terms:

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

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 course is enriched by 3 extensive company projects with a sectorial approach (each lasting one month) that are spaced and integrated with classroom activities and case studies.

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.

Given the importance of English language in business, the School offers the opportunity to participate in English conversation sessions within the classroom.

COURSES

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.

Liverani Francesca

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.

Longo Mariolina
Mura Matteo

The evaluation of how economically sound a project or investment is, determining the value of a company, understanding the fiscal variables which determine an optimal financial structure. Corporate governance, venture capital and the main issues inherent to the listing of companies on the stock exchange. The functions of the principle derived tools and their use when covering financial risks of the company.

Baschieri Giulia

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

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 main topics covered are: fundamentals of computational systems, artificial intelligence, autonomous systems, conversational systems, computational logic, networks and security.

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.

Pizzi Gabriele

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.

Zammit Alessandra

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.

 

Valentini Sara
Zammit Alessandra

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.

Regattieri Alberto
Zanoni Andrea

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.

CAREER DEVELOPMENT

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 sessions

Trough the Master in Business Management Green Management and Sustainable Businesses  is possible, once having completed in the companies the years of experience required, to become a Research and Development Director.

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Alumni

Pietro Cattaneo

Funzionario Junior Sistemi di Mobilità Sostenibile, Assolombarda
MGI - Green and Sustainable Businesses (A.Y. 2019/2020)

"After completing the Bachelor’s Degree in International Sciences and European Institutions, I felt the need to broaden my background with economic-entrepreneurial skills oriented towards sustainability. I have chosen without hesitation the training course in Business Management - Green Management and Sustainable Businesses of BBS. Through the master, I had the opportunity to compare myself with trained professors, companies of absolute depth and colleagues from different backgrounds. These factors have enriched me on a human and professional level, providing me with 360-degree skills to face the challenges of sustainability in the workplace, first in the Direzione Transizione Ambientale del Comune di Milano, then in the Direzione Ambiente e Territorio di Confindustria Milano."

Carolina Lemma

Analista Area Sostenibilità, 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

Green Marketing Specialist, 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."

COMPANIES

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 the CV book
  • Sharing internship and work opportunities
  • Presentations at the School premises
  • Career Day
  • Implementation of project works
  • Class-room activities with case studies presented by managers and/or HR professionals

 

Our partners are the foremost supporters of our students, with the provision of scholarships, internships and professional opportunities.

The Bologna Business School business partners for the Master in Business Management – Green Management and Sustainable Businesses are:

AEROPORTO DI BOLOGNA ALCE NERO ANDERSON'S ASSOPELLETTIERI BANCA POPOLARE ETICA CAMST CAVIRO CHIESI COMUNE DI MILANO CLIMATE KIC COSWELL CULLIGAN DAVINES DELOITTE EMILBANCA ETA CARINAE EUROCOMPANY FIVE-FABBRICA ITALIANA VEICOLI ELETTRICI GINKO GRUPPO HERA IMPRONTA ETICA IKEA ITALCER LAST MINUTE MARKET LOCAL TO YOU REKEEP SCS CONSULTING TETRA PAK VALTELLINA

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FEES

The tuition fee for the Master is 12.100 euros (VAT free) to be paid in three installments:

  • First installment: 1.600 euros
  • Second installment: 6.000 euros
  • Third installment: 4.500 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 such as: personal account for the Alma wi-fi, use of the PC in the Computer Lab, access to the study areas, access to the internal gym, special rates for the School restaurant. 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:  http://www.unibo.it/it/servizi-e-opportunita

HONOR LOAN

Participants are eligible to apply for Honor Loan with subsidised rate up to the complete coverage of the application fee.
For more information please mail to gestioneimpresa@bbs.unibo.it

 

 

 

SCHOLARSHIPS

Bologna Business School gives partial scholarships, which are merit based and awarded to students who are among-the first to classify during the selection process. At the end of the study period, the school will award a prize to the best student.

You can get support for the application costs by sponsorships through third parties i.e. public bodies, charitable foundations or companies.

 

REQUIREMENTS

Applying is open to anyone holding an undergraduate degree of the old and new system. The degree must be obtained on or before the enrollment deadline of the Master.
For auditors, an undergraduate degree is not necessary.

Admission to the Master requires the student to pass the selection process, which consists of:

  • an admission test
  • a motivational interview designed to assess the candidate’s professional plan and its consistency with the objectives of the Master

APPLICATION PROCESS

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

Documents to send to gestioneimpresa@bbs.unibo.it are:

  • CV
  • Degree certificate with accompanying transcript
  • Photocopy of you ID
  • TOEFL/IELTS/CAE certificate (optional)
  • GMAT/GRE certificate (optional)
  • Signed copies of your enrolment summary sheet and receipt for the application fee (both are downloadable from ‘studenti online’ website following registration).

The selection process will be held at Bologna Business School. In line with the number of available places, admission to the program is granted according to the position on the list of qualified candidates, drawn up on the basis of the total score awarded at the end of the admissions process.

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