Master's Degree in Management | University of Bologna



The Management Master’s course serves to complete your university background opening up to new opportunities on the labor market.

Starting from management skills and master lectures on real corporate case studies, the course provides skills and tools, necessary to start a business career with the best training and the right motivation, to manage enterprises and projects. This journey develops the ability to quickly adjust to organizational environments, first of all through the direct contact with managers and professionals, and then thanks to the internship in a company, aimed at matching participants’ aspirations with the labor market needs.

Students will have the chance of entering a business network and the alumni community, an invaluable international network to take the first steps of a managerial career. Choosing the Management Master’s course means having a strong motivation and putting oneself to the test with other people sharing the same objective: a change-oriented experience that by honing personal abilities and the previously acquired specialist technical cultural baggage, helps making an informed choice about one’s own professional future.


Would you like to transform your professional perspective? Get in touch with the course program manager: we’ll open you the doors to new opportunities.








Alessandro Grandi

Alessandro Grandi

Director of Studies

" The Master in Management is designed for individuals who want to invest in their future by focusing on the company and management and giving added value to their university education. Generally our students arrive to the program with a spirit of change and growth. The goal of the Master in Management is to carry out this objective through an innovative educational experience which is accomplished through direct connections with companies who are able to introduce students to the world of employment and professional growth "



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The Master in Management is a full-time program structured in 1500 hours of learning activities over 9 months of study, divided into 288 hours of lectures, 612 hours of individual study, and 600 hours of internship.
The Master offers an innovative learning path which combines training activities in the classroom with e-learning, training on the job and internship in a company.

The structure of the Master is divided into two terms:

First term: 4 months of lecturing, full-time

  • Administration and control
  • Business Communication
  • Business Ethics and Sustainability
  • Business Modeling and Planning
  • Digital culture
  • HR Management
  • Marketing and Sales
  • Project Management
  • Teamwork and Interpersonal Skills


First term: 5 months of intership and part-time training

Immediate debut in the company: the internship is conceived as a structured experience, an agreement with companies for the development of projects assisted by a tutor of the School. The part-time training provide two courses:

  • Digital Marketing
  • Service Management



Financial and management accounting. The role of CFO in the company. Measuring and interpreting the company’s financial performance. Analysis of indices and flows. Cost calculation and analysis for management control. Strategic control and strategic cost management systems. Preliminary economic and financial analysis and budget. Evaluation of managerial performance. Multi-dimensional performance management systems.

Supino Enrico

During the course, of an applicative nature, the main characteristics of professional communication will be analyzed, focusing the students’ attention on the transversal tools applicable to all levels of corporate communication: internal communication, public relations, marketing, advertising and communication on SNS.

Edoardo D’Elia

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 course teaches a new plan for the launch of a new business, be it a start-up or a new business branch. Students will be guided in the formulation of a business plan, working in small groups and having the opportunity to use all the managerial tools to give life to a concrete project. The course enables you to understand and define objectives and recipients of business plans, design structure and content, guide in the drafting and critical evaluation of the plan itself and the attached documents.

Tomesani Nicola

The course provides a general introduction to digital culture, focusing in particular on the following topics:

  • Principles related to automatic data processing: birth of the concept of algorithm and studies related to its limits.
  • Application of the concepts of modeling and algorithmic processing in the context of business processes.
  • The rise of Artificial Intelligence, from Turing’s imitation game to Industry 4.0.


Gabbrielli Maurizio
Zavattaro Gianluigi

Analysis of business models and competitive strategies in the web 2.0. The new consumer, features and online consumer behavior. Web analytics.

Scarpi Daniele

What is talent? Who’s the talent? Is talent forever? But how old is she/he? How do we attract her/im and keep her/im? What is the War of Talent? HR today are like tour operators in the great Life Cycle of Human Resources: from employer branding to selection, from training to learning, from assessment to motivation. We will deepen: theories, models, mapping and tools.

Laura Formaggio

Strategic, organizational and managerial aspects relevant to the development of innovation. Developing new products including an in-depth overview of the importance and role of R&D. Managing projects related to new products. Developing products and optimizing final performances in terms of quality, time and cost.

Grandi Alessandro

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.

Cappiello Giuseppe

The main aim of the course is to provide tools and methodologies for marketing services that are useful to companies operating in hypercompetitive environments: companies who impose their own strategic practices with the goal of creating value for clients, as a basis for good performance.

Rimini Daniele

The team building experience as a training tool to enhance the relationship and trust for the purpose of good teamwork. The course contents analyze how people and groups interact within a company. The aim is to develop knowledge and tools to manage people in the workplace, in terms of quality such as good and psychological well-being.

Franceschetti Massimo

Learning method

The educational sessions provide various learning methods, including lectures, simulations, discussions of case studies and presentations by companies, testimonials, and group work.

The curriculum is completed with master lectures held by professionals from the world of business, academia and politics, with opportunities for discussion and interaction with the business world through case histories.


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 Management 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 91% 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


Maria Betulla Morandi

HR Officer, Yougenio (Gruppo Rekeep)
Master in Management (A.Y. 2018/2019)

"I choose the Master out of curiosity, in order to look out into a world that, because of my legal academic background, I thought was distant from me. I felt the need to channel the knowledge acquired at the university into the business world and the master offered me a 360 ° integration of theoretical and practical skills, teaching me many important lessons and giving me satisfactions that have enriched my professional background and that I can now apply in my daily work. The path in the HR area of a large company has been the crowning achievement of everything I learned, discovered and integrated during this incredible year."

Francesco Dei Tos

Risk Assurance Associate, PwC
Master in Management (A.Y. 2018/2019)

"The multidisciplinary teaching approach and the excellent balance between theory and practice allowed me to complete my preparation and consciously approach the job market with an enhanced profile. The multidisciplinary approach, the case studies and the project works during classroom allows face the challenges of a regular working day. I recommend to face this Master with professionalism and dedication as it can become a precious opportunity for professional future."

Ilaria Tacconelli

Consultant, Hays
Master in Management (A.Y. 2017/2018)

"I chose to attend the Master to get an overview of the corporate world to integrate my legal training. The first few months in BBS were stimulating and very challenging. I think that the Master is not only an academic path to finish my studies but it is more a life journey and a fundamental step for personal and professional growth. I approached recruitment companies almost by chance. During lessons and team work I discovered an inclination that perhaps I never imagined I would have. I suggest future students to fully invest in a BBS training course in order to discover their passions and aspirations because every day there are lessons to learn for the future."

Alessia Sacco

Junior Digital Marketing, Dorelan
Master in Management (A.Y. 2017/2018)

"I have always believed that in order to get involved, you have to be aware of your own skills and have the tools to create your own opportunities. After the Degree in International Relations and several experiences abroad, I choose this Master in order to have a full picture, transversal skills and the possibility to build a network. After the internship and the employment in Dorelan, today I am fully part of the Dorelan Marketing team. I recommend anyone who decide to join the master to face with determination a commitment a journey that could open up future possibilities."

Alessandro Maria Beghi

Digital Program Manager & Head of PMO, Max Mara Fashion Group
Master in Management (A.Y. 2013/2014)

"I enrolled in the Master without a clear idea of "what I wanted to do next", but with the conviction that it was the right way to enhance my humanistic education and enter the job market. And so it was: not only the Master gave me new skills but, above all, it gave me method, a sense of responsibility, desire to continue learning. All qualities that I have the opportunity to test every day in the management of the e-commerce projects that I follow for the same company where I started the internship."

Michele Fabiani

Production planning engineer, SCM GROUP
Master in Management (A.Y. 2013/2014)

"I found in the master the tool to enrich my experience as an engineer with economic-managerial skills, essential to understand the dynamics of a company. Thanks to case studies, project works to be carried out in groups or individually, the master has a good balance between theory and practical application. After an internship in production at Vossloh-Schwabe Italy, I currently work in the Production Planning Department of a large industrial group."

Gerardo Famiglietti

Export Manager, Unigrà
Master in Management (A.Y. 2012/2013)

"After a degree in History my priority was to enrich my studies with an experience that would allow me to acquire all those tools and skills necessary to enter the business world. The master gave me the opportunity to simultaneously embrace different levels, both practical and theoretical, and fostered direct contact with an important network of professionals. After an internship in Unigrà, they are now Export Manager at the same company."

Mattia Battistini

Patient Support Program Manager, Sanofi
Master in Management (A.Y. 2011/2012)

"The experience I experienced while attending the master was more than positive. In addition to the presence of beautiful classmates and a group of highly trained teachers, what made the difference was the opportunity to do job interviews for positions that before, with my degree in History, I could only dream. The advice I can give to all future students is: subscribe, commit yourself, this master will open the doors of your future."


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.

Bologna Business School’s partner companies for the Master in Management are:









The tuition fee for the Master is 8,200 euros (VAT free) to be paid in three installments:

  • First installment: 1.200 euros
  • Second installment: 3.000 euros
  • Third installment: 4.000 euros

The fee includes participation in theMaster, all the study material available through the online platform, and access to the Alma Bologna Business School such as: personal account for the Alma wi-fi, use of the PCs 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:


Participants are eligible to apply for Honor Loan with subsidised rate up to the complete coverage of the application fee.
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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 provides merit-based partial scholarships to the leading candidates in the selection process.

The cost of enrollment may be covered or sponsored by third parties: public entities, foundations or companies.


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.
The degree must be obtained before the enrollment deadline. Auditors do not need to possess a university degree.


Admission to the Master requires passing selections by means of a motivational interview, designed to assess the candidate’s professional project and ensuring consistency with the objectives of the Master.



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

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.

Yes, as a university tax.

You can contact the Help Desk directly via e-mail:, or by telephone: +39 0512099882; or you can apply online:

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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