Marketing Management

THE CORNERSTONE OF GROWTH

The customer is the cornerstone of any business. Consumers are increasingly sophisticated and have access to information that helps them make conscious decisions.  Online forums, instant access to comments and reviews on products and services and social networks, are all tools that allow consumers to make more informed choices than ever before. To meet these new demands, companies need professionals who can keep up with a fluctuating market that is constantly transformed by new technologies.

The Master in Marketing Management is aimed at the acquisition of techniques and tools required to manage the marketing and sales area of a company, through a solid training in both marketing and sales management, as well as an intensive study of the organizational aspects that generate business value.

By integrating lectures and real cases analysis, through concrete examples offered by BBS partner companies, the students will acquire the analytical and methodological skills to map the process that brings the product in contact with the consumer.

Master’s students will be able to fully understand the management of the Key Account, the retail principles, the budget analysis and also the persuasion techniques to use in personal communication with a total of 1,500 hours of learning in 12 months of coursework, divided into 400 hours of face-to-face teaching, 600 hours of individual study and 500 hours of internship.

The Master in Marketing Management is a high-profile program that offers the opportunity to enter into the business world through internships with top companies, BBS partners

The program is designed for graduates with excellent English language skills, who are determined and ambitious, who want to invest in their future, who are ready to start dynamic careers at the highest level in a fast-changing market.

Choose your future, apply for one of the most exclusive Master in Marketing Management. Contact us to make a one-to-one appointment and get to know the course of study and the splendid spaces of our headquarters in Villa Guastavillani.

THE MASTER IS AN INVESTMENT.
THE HONOR LOAN IS THE WAY TO FUND IT.

 

Program Advisory Committee:

  • Melania Guidoboni – Business Analyst, Clarins Group
  • Stefano Leonardi – Managing Director  Bahlsen Italia
  • Gianluca Pavanello – Chief Executive Officer, Macron
  • Patrizio Pecunia – Senior Business Partner, Amazon Italia
  • Andrea Scozzoli – Chief Corporate Development Director, Unieuro
  • Nicola Selleri – Direttore Regionale, Lidl Italia
  • Stefano Sermenghi – COO & CoFounder, Unexpected Italian SRL
  • Salome Mosidze – Head of Marketing, Teliani Valley
  • Giovanni Lorenzoni – CEO, BitBang

 

Accreditation

EQUIS

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


Gabriele Pizzi

Gabriele Pizzi

Director of Studies
gabriele.pizzi@unibo.it

" Defining the company's marketing objectives and the tools through which these objectives can be achieved is the basis of commercial success within the current competitive scenario. Identifying customers, understanding their needs, developing products and services that can satisfy them are essential skills for a successful company. However, these capabilities must also be supported by an effective sales and distribution strategy. The Master in Marketing Management allows you to develop sensitivity to market orientation and support it through practical tools that allow you to create value for the company and for customers. "

CLASS PROFILE A.Y. 2021/2022

GEOGRAPHICAL ORIGIN

ACADEMIC BACKGROUND

  • 25

    AVERAGE AGE

  • 36%

    INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS

  • 10

    COUNTRIES REPRESENTED

  • 67%

    FEMALE STUDENTS

Structure

The Master in Marketing Management is a full-time program structured in 1.500 hours of learning activities over 12 months of study, divided into: 400 hours of lectures, an estimated 600 hours of independent study, and 500 hours of internship.

The structure of the Master is divided into:

  • First term: January 2023 – April 2023
  • Second term: April 2023 – July 2023
  • Internship: July 2023 – January 2024

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.

COURSES

The course provides a comprehensive overview of the various advertising tools that companies can use to communicate across several different media, and shows how they can be integrated within a unique communication plan. Furthermore, the course explores the various structures and competencies involved in the communication process, from creatives to advertising agencies. By mixing the marketing and the communication perspectives, this course will enable students to develop a good understanding of both communication contents and strategies.

Cicvarić Kostić Slavica
Valeriani Augusto

The course provides students with basic knowledge of the fundamentals of business ethics, as well as the economic, environmental and social sustainability challenges that come about in the both private and public sectors. The students will gain the knowledge, skills and tools needed to effectively respond to these challenges in order to drive impactful change and develop sustainable business practices.

Cicvarić Kostić Slavica

The course provides the theoretical and methodological tools to correctly understand the mechanisms underlying consumers’ decision making. In particular, at the end of the course, students will be able to a) master the most relevant theories of consumer choice, b) analyze how consumers make decisions, and c) plan and implement a marketing research aimed to explore and predict consumer choices.

Ancarani Fabio Guido Ulderico
Marzocchi Gian Luca

This course is aimed to provide students with the theoretical and analytical tools needed to investigate the customer journey across the multiple contact points. The focus of the course will be mainly on, but not limited to, the digital channels and their integration with the offline channels in order to obtain a complete overview of the plethora of firm to customer interactions.

This course enables students to develop an effective and updated vision of the digital scenario using social network marketing, digital marketing, lead generation, e-commerce, loyalty and content marketing.

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.

Pizzi Gabriele
Scarpi Daniele

The course offers an overview of the most modern software systems for business data modeling and synthesis of reports, dashboards, indicators (KPIs) and quantitative business intelligence systems. The topics of data management, data cleaning and automated data refresh will be addressed.

Participants will learn how to link together tables of data from any source, located anywhere in the world, and to integrate them with their own strategic tables to set up high value analysis.

The course will also provide the knowledge and practice to perform complex calculations on data structured in tables, from corporate ERP systems, Excel database Excel files, SQL Server, web pages, feeds, relational databases in general, social sites. The company reports and dashboards will be interactive and accessible from any device connected to the network.

The software described and studied will be scalable, to best address the activity of Analytics on data of different complexity and breadth of management, providing potential sharing structured and controlled.

 

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.

Identifying the “ideal” client by means of strategic mapping. Knowing, satisfying and creating loyalty: the cycle of key account management. Analyzing the purchasing behavior of the consumer. Measuring customer satisfaction. Selecting mechanisms for creating loyalty. The KAM plan, from objective definition to operational actions.

Arcando Alessio
Repezza Marco

The course is organized in order to provide students with the possibility to learn by actively applying the tools learnt in class to concrete cases. Due to its practical nature, the course will enable students to learn about the tools to be used in order to generate, nurture, and maintain over time the relationship with the customer.

Visentin Marika

The process of marketing and sales management: from value analysis for the client to communication and delivery in the market. Value analysis for the client: the drivers of value for the client. Construction value for the client: segmentation, targeting, positioning and defining value proposition. Measuring the value for the client and pricing choices.  From the construction of the value to the commutation of the value: communication above and below the line. Distributing value: go to market, sales and key account management. The marketing plan, sales metrics and marketing performance.

Matta Shashi

The purpose of this course is to explore the strategies that companies can adopt in order to establish, nurture and maintain a relationship with the customer by using all the available (”omni”) channels, selecting the most appropriate channel for each customer or customer segment and integrating the activities performed across all the touchpoints.

Pantano Eleonora

The price of costs, competition and perceived value. Cost based pricing. Competition based pricing. Analyzing and measuring the value as perceived by the client. Customer based pricing. Techniques and tools for analysis. Pricing strategies: price distinction, price bundling and unbundling. Price competition and value competition: how to avoid price wars.

Aiello Gaetano

General principles of retailing. Overview and tendencies in retail formats. Managing product assortment. Studying the consumer. Local and global distribution strategies. The sales point: location, design and layout. Alternative channels: e-commerce, automatic distribution and retail kiosks. Technological innovation in the area of modern retailing and self-service technology. Innovative retail tools: 3D-printers and enhanced reality.

Pizzi Gabriele

The goal of the course is to give the participants a toolbox of techniques to apply in personal communications. Vital among these is providing tools for analysing, comparing and contrasting yourself with your audience. A series of techniques for lateral thinking and persuasion in the context of personal communication will be reviewed. The scope of these final meetings will be preparing for the job interviews demanded by the placement process at BBS. To this end, a series of “mock interviews” will be executed by professionals in the HR and Marketing fields.

Bekins Russell James

Branding has evolved and businesses are facing new challenges in managing brand reputation. The course provides knowledge and skills to understand the management of brands and products, considering both theoretical and practical aspects through the classroom discussion of business cases to offer results and insights that offer significant implications for the management of brands and products. The course focuses on different aspects of branding and product management, from development to dilution. This includes large areas such as the characteristics and functions of the brand, the process by which a product becomes a brand, the construction and maintenance of brand equity, brand strategies and positioning.

Scarpi Daniele

Market orientation and the sales process. The client acquisition model and sales types. Sales planning and budgeting. The customer portfolio matrices. Segmenting client portfolio and value creation. Managing the sales force: motivation, incentives and control. Performance indicators.

Gisco Aurelio

Elements of accounting, budgeting and cost analysis. The measurement and interpretation of economic and financial performance of the company. The economic and financial analysis forecasting and budgeting. The calculation and analysis of costs in decision-making and management control. Management control as an operational mechanism. The systems of strategic control and strategic cost management.

Raffoni Anna
Visani Franco

Learning approach

The educational sessions provide different 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 business world, academia and politics, with opportunities for discussion and interaction with the business world through case histories.

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 Marketing 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

Trough the Master in Marketing Management it is possible, once having completed in the companies the years of experience required, to become a Marketing Manager.

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Alumni

Hamza Arbib – Morocco

Market Analyst, Automobili Lamborghini
Master in Marketing Management (A.Y 2019/2020)

"The Master in Marketing Management met all my expectations: an environment of continuous comparison and personal growth, which allowed me to acquire all the key knowledge to access a reality of global importance. Thanks to the support and the network of the BBS, I was able to enter the Automotive sector, thus realizing the dream of working in a company like Automobili Lamborghini and turning my passion into work."

Donatella Tabasso – Italy

Business Analyst, Benetton
Master in Marketing Management (A.Y. 2018/2019)

"After a degree in languages and a work experience, I felt the need to expand my knowledge with an economic / quantitative boost. Driven by an interest in marketing and sales, I decided to enroll in the BBS Master. I am very satisfied with that choice because the Master has a good mix of theory and practice and has improved my professionalism by allowing me to return to the job market as a more mature, conscious and competent person."

GIOVANNI AGUSTO – ITALY

EMEA Brand Marketing Specialist, Maserati
Master in Marketing Management (A.Y. 2018/2019)

"Bologna Business School represented the meeting point between my student and future young professional life. The Master provided me not only a constant discussion with teachers and classmates, but also the opportunity to get in touch with different companies that are excellent figures of the Italian and global economic scenario. In particular, Maserati has allowed our class to experience a distinctive and winning educational opportunity for our training through a field project."

Sara Kristina Aeberli – Switzerland

Product Manager, Bell Food Group
Master in Marketing Management (A.Y. 2016/2017)

"My goal was simple – find a master’s course that provided the best preparation to enter the real business world. I was not disappointed as I learnt the key skills needed for a marketer through business-oriented education with tailored individual support, real case studies in cooperation with global companies like Ducati or Lidl, and a professional internship. I would definitely recommend this course to anyone looking for an environment of personal growth and development, right from day one."

Mattia Solina – Italy

Junior Brand Manager, Nestlé
Master in Marketing Management (A.Y. 2016/2017)

"After the Bachelor’s Degree in Economics and Business Management, I felt the needed to give a much more practical and concrete push to my studies. The master was for me the perfect combination of theoretical contents and real experiences. What makes the difference are the relationships created during the master with classmates, professors and companies that makes you feel part of an excellent professional network."

Elena Saptefrati – Moldova

Trade Marketing, Gruppo Diego Dalla Palma
Master in Marketing Management (A.Y. 2015/2016)

"The master has allowed me to live a professional-level training experience, focused on job market and granted me many growth opportunities. The methodologies: project work, guest speakers, company visits, workshops and constant discussions with professors made me acquire useful and needful skills to use in my current work experience. I can say that I am absolutely satisfied I chose this Master and I highly recommend it to anyone who tries to turn passion into work."

Pietro Caracristi – Italy

Export Area Manager EMEA, Ducati Motor Holding
Master in Marketing Management (A.Y. 2015/2016)

"With a path based on a first-class teaching staff and a operational approach closely related to the job market, the master allowed me to obtain the skills and tools necessary for my personal and professional growth. Thanks to the internship in the company I had the opportunity to work in the Automotive sector, combining work with my personal passion."

Melania Guidoboni – Italy

Business Analyst, Clarins Group
Master in Marketing Management (A.Y. 2014/2015)

"After graduating in Business Administration, I decided to enroll in the Master's program to get a more practical preparation close to the business world, by being involved in their strategies and the way they work. Furthermore, the internship allows you to live a real experience within a company, creating a skill set and a name to spend in your future."

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.

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

ADMENTA AGRIBOLOGNA AIRFLUID ALFA ALPARGATAS AMPLIFON ATLANTE ATM AUTOMOBILI LAMBORGHINI BEIERSDORF BOSCH CAFFEINA CAMST CARPIGIANI CARREFOUR CASSINA COCA COLA COIND COLOPLAST CRAQ DESIGN MARIO CUCINELLA ARCHITECTS DERMOSFERA DIEGO DALLA PALMA DISHCOVERY DORELAN DOXEE ENERTRONICA SANTERNO ETRO FERRARELLE GARAGE RAW GENERALI GIUSEPPE ZANOTTI GRANAROLO GRANDVISION GROUPM GRUPPO CIMBALI GRUPPO MONTENEGRO HAVAS GROUP HENKEL HIBO ICETEAM 1927 INDUSTREE INTEGRA FRANGRANCES ITALIAN EXHIBITION GROUP KERING EYEWEAR KIMBO LAVAZZA LAVORO PIU' L'OREAL LUXOTTICA MAGNETI MARELLI MARK ONE MASERATI MAX MARA FASHION GROUP MEDIAWORLD MUTTI NGG PANINI PATRIZIA PEPE PERONI PHILIPS PININFARINA PHILIP MORRIS INTERNATIONAL PUBLICIS GROUPE RECKITT REVLON RICHEMONT SAFILO SANOFI SIDEL TECHNOGYM TESLA THE ARMIN BAR TOYOTA MATERIAL HANDLING UNIEURO VERSACE VITEC VOLKSWAGEN WAVEMAKER WHIRPOOL WOOLRICH

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FEES

The tuition fee for the Master is 14.800 euros (VAT free) to be paid in three installments:

  • First installment: 1.850 euros
  • Second installment: 7.000 euros
  • Third installment: 5.950 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 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: : 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 marketingmanagement@bbs.unibo.it

SCHOLARSHIPS

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 but we also truly believe that investing in one’s future always pays back.

Bologna Business School is pleased to offer 5 partial scholarships for the Master in Marketing Management: 1 scholarship of 6,000 euros and 4 scholarships of 4,000 euros. All of these scholarships are merit-based and will be awarded to the top-ranked candidates in the selection process. The students who come out on top in the selections will be students who not only come from strong academic or practical backgrounds but also those who display the strongest motivation to take part in this program. Winners you will be informed at the moment of admission.

 

REQUIREMENTS

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 test consist of a motivational interview in English.

APPLICATION PROCESS

  1. Register on “Studenti  Online” by connecting to the site studenti.unibo.it
  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 in English
– Motivational letter in English
– Letters of reference in English (optional)
– Photograph of recognition
– Concentration Form
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 marketingmanagement@bbs.unibo.it

For further guidance, students who obtained a bachelor’s degree abroad are encouraged to check the page below: https://www.unibo.it/en/teaching/enrolment-transfer-and-final-examination/declaration-of-value-translation-and-legalization

For further guidance, we advise all students to read carefully the instructions indicated in the “call for applications” and “operating instructions” files downloadable below and to click here to get access to a video tutorial containing instructions on how to apply for selections.

CALL FOR APPLICATIONS INSTRUCTION TO APPLY TO THE SELECTIONS CONCENTRATION FORM

Faculty

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.

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