The aim of the Asian Markets track of the Full-time Business Management Master’s course is providing the necessary skills and tools to grasp new business opportunities in the Far East, with a special focus on China and Japan.
The challenge awaiting the managers of the high-end Italian companies is to combine management with the Eastern market regulations and culture, envisaging the possibility of setting up a partnership or planning a direct presence of the organization.
The internationalization process in Asian markets cannot but be based on the analysis of real issues, to be dealt with on a daily basis by those who operate in those markets, like the issue of intellectual property and local partnerships and the ethical dimension connected to the protection of labor. Visiting professors, guest speakers and top managers in the sector will provide their view on these aspects.
Attending the Full-time Business Management / Asian Markets Master’s course is for many students the ideal extension of a foreign language university degree: the push towards a managerial career both with companies exporting to those countries and with Asian companies having offices in Italy.
The Master’s is part of the offer aimed at combining business administration with the characteristics of the sectors envisaged. The program features three cycles, with classroom activities, group work and workshops and finally an internship at a company. The classes preceding the internship alternate lectures on the topics of the internationalization in Asian markets and practical exercises, by way of three corporate projects lasting a month each and a longer project, lasting over six months.
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" If you have passion for oriental cultures and wish to acquire professionalism and the tools for having a crucial role in the internationalization process of companies in this market, the Master in Business Management is the key for taking a leap in superiority and will allow you to acquire a recognizable professionalism which is highly sought after by companies. "
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The Master in Business Management – Asian Markets 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:
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 companies. There are also courses and projects with a focus on sectorial issues of Asian Markets. 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.
The Master program is constantly updated and adjusted to market needs through continuous interaction between faculty and a specific Executive Committee:
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Massimiliano Di Silvestre
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
This course, taught by a native speaking English teacher with the aid of language laboratories, is dedicated to achieving a more in depth practical English language skills, with particular emphasis on the language as it is used in business and commerce nationally and internationally. The course requires a good level of English at the start.Gelhaus Lisa Marie
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
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 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
Developing international markets for Italian companies assumes a working knowledge of the practices of international trade and the main standards that apply. In this course we will discuss business strategies in light of the competitive and regulatory context, with particular reference to Asian markets.Prodi Giorgio
This course structure consists of select lectures and three company projects.
LECTURES: In Asian markets companies often use a systematic approach or one that is linked to specific opportunities. In this master we will discuss the strategies of firms and the relationships among the analysis of the Asian market in selecting new markets and commercial strategy for businesses.
COMPANY PROJECTS: The course also includes 3 business projects of 1 month each. The projects are carried out by working in groups of 4-5 participants and begin with the presentation of the company by a manager of a company that is a partner in the School’s network. The manager details to the group the scope of the project. During each project work, participants are assisted by a tutor; at the end of the month there is a meeting with the management and a presentation of the deliverables created by the participants. Teachers and management both provide an assessment, in order to review both the originality of the managerial solutions proposed as well as their practical feasibility and implementation potential in a real life business context.Manaresi Angelo
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.
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
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:
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 – Asian Markets 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:
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:
Sales Coordinator Asian Pacific Area, Unigrà
MGI - Asian Markets (A.Y. 2014/2015)
"After completing a three-year degree in languages, I wanted a path that would help me realize my studies: The Master was fundamental to insert me in a professional path that brought me to work and live in Asia already at the end of the internship. Through a precise and precise organization we are immersed in theoretical lessons, business projects and testimonies. Teachers of the highest level who have always proved serious and willing to support those who are willing to test themselves."
Federico De Chirico
DSC Process Lead - Global Distribution, Schlumberger
MGI - Asian Markets (A.Y. 2013/2014)
"After the three-year degree in "Languages, cultures and societies of East Asia", I decided to enroll in the Master's program to acquire skills to be able to actually work in the company. After the lessons, I started the internship in a US multinational company operating in the energy sector where I was assigned a project of analysis and planning in the logistics field. When the internship ended, the same company offered me to stay in its European logistic center in Rotterdam."
Junior Key Account Manager, Unigrà
MGI - Asian Markets (A.Y. 2014/2015)
"The master changes your life. A growth from a personal, professional and human point of view. After the Master's Degree in Law, the master provided me with the necessary skills to face the labor market with a much clearer idea of what my figure could be in a structured company. The months of the classroom, the project work and the network of relationships and relationships, have been fundamental in my path. Currently they are Export Area Managers with management of customers distributed throughout Europe."
Retail Project Manager, YU RETAIL
MGI - Asian Markets (A.Y. 2012/2013)
"The master for me meant a substantial change to my way of looking at the study. He gave me the form mentis necessary to face the business life: I could finally see the theoretical contents applied to practical cases and understand the consequences of certain choices. It was also a springboard to the world of work thanks to the countless contacts it provides and to the team of professors and professionals. I am satisfied with my choice and would repeat this path another thousand times"
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:
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 – Asian Markets are:
ALBERTO GUARDIANI ARMONIE ALIMENTARI BERLUTI BIOTEX BOLOGNA FIERE CALZEDONIA CASSINA CLARINS COSWELL DIEGO DALLA PALMA COSMETIC GROUP ETHICA WINES GABS HILTI IT EXISTS ITALPIZZA LA VIS LIU JO MAX MARA FASHION GROUP PARTESA PINKO RETEX TOSCHI VIGNOLA UNIGRA' VARVIT
The tuition fee for the Master is 11.200 euros (VAT free) to be paid in three installments:
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
Participants are eligible to apply for Honor Loan with subsidised rate up to the complete coverage of the application fee.
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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.
The competition announcement published by INPS supports the participation in 1st and 2nd level University Masters through the provision of scholarships up to a maximum of 10,000 euros.
The scholarships are reserved for children and orphans of members and public pensioners. It is possible to check the methods of access to the scholarships on the INPS portal by submitting your application no later than 12.00 on 30 October 2019.
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:
This Master’s is open to all applicants with a bachelor’s degree obtained before the enrolment deadline of each round. Application steps:
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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.CALL ATTACHED
The second level Master is accessible only to those who have a bachelor’s degree from the old system or a Laurea Magistrale/Specialistica. To access the first level Master a three-year undergraduate degree or a bachelor’s degree in the old system is sufficient.
Access to a first level University Master requires at least a three-year Bachelor’s degree (or the Bachelor’s degree in the old system); for a second level Master’s Degree, the Laurea Magistrale/Specialistica (or the Bachelor’s degree of the old system) is necessary.
Enrolling in multiple university courses is not allowed. Therefore, if you are already enrolled in a degree at this or another university prior to registration into the master you are required to apply for a suspension of studies (“career freeze”) at the secretariat of the specific School. During the suspension period you will not be able to undertake exams nor accumulate attendance related to the suspended degree.
Yes, you can enroll prior recognition of the degree at the Italian Embassy or Consulate in the country where it was obtained. More details are available in the tender announcement.
Upon registration and payment of the admission fee, you must submit or send via registered mail to Alma Bologna Business School (Via degli Scalini 18-40136 Bologna), the following documents:
• a copy of the receipt for the fee of 60.00 euro for administrative services;
• summary sheet;
• a copy of your ID;
• Undergraduate Degree (or substitute statement);
• curriculum vitae;
• any additional titles to be assessed for admission purposes.
No, once you pass the selections, you can decide whether to formalize the registration to the Master through the registration process. However, it is essential to participate in the selection process and to pass it in order to be able to register.
It is essential, for the purpose of registration, to have completed the degree by the registration deadline.
As long as you have passed the selection process, you can still register as an auditor.
An auditor is someone who participates in a master and who has passed the selection stage but doesn’t have an MA/Specialist degree/degree according the old system/ or hasn’t be graduated within the call’s deadline. An auditor can participate in all lessons, academic activities and to the internship (not compulsory). An auditor doesn’t need to take exams and therefore is not awarded CFU. An auditor will however receive a certificate of attendance by the University of Bologna. Instead of paying €11.200 an auditor pays €9.200
CFU or Crediti Formativi Universitari is a tool to measure the quantity of learning required, including independent work necessary for the student to acquire the knowledge and skills in the subject matter of each specific course.
A credit (CFU) generally corresponds to 25 hours of work including lectures, tutorials, etc., but also independent study. For each academic year, a full time student in the course requires an average amount of work equal to 60 credits, ie. around 1500 hours. The credits are acquired by passing the exam or other testing.
The credits are used to compare different courses in Italian and European universities through an evaluation of the student workload required in certain subject areas in order to achieve the educational objectives defined. They facilitate student mobility between different courses of study, but also between Italian and European universities. Loans acquired during a course of study may be approved for continuing in other courses of study.
The University of Bologna uses the ECTS system accurately applying the European Credit Transfer System (ECTS) in all courses of the first cycle (Laurea), second cycle (Laurea Magistrale) and unified cycle. ECTS is a recognized standard created with the goal of supporting mobility and cultural exchange among students at the European level. This standard allows for the comparison of credit systems used by Universities and higher education institutions in Europe, to plan and implement the learning path of students. This allows students who study in one country to see their studies recognized at an institution in another country that applies the same standard.
Yes, every Master is composed of multiple courses, each with an exam at the end and based on whose completion the student earns the relative CFU for the course.
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The School organizes several occasions for meetings, discussion, networking, training, refresher training reserved for the Alumni Community (those who have attended a course in Bologna Business School). For further information visit the Community section of our website.
Unlike the Laurea Magistrale or Specialistica, a University Master’s degree actively involves students in practical cases, providing skills that facilitate immediate entry into the labor market. Specifically, the Master in Business Management, before the internship period, requires the development of a business plan that is carried out for the duration of the master and 3 one-month-long company projects each with a company chosen by the participant.
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