The Open Program BBS4U is one of the 4 pillars in the complex initiative of Bologna Business School to support Ukrainians. In line with BBS’s mission to support the full development of people, organizations, and society through post-graduate and post-experience education, we created the program focusing both on soft and hard skills in order to ensure the smooth relocation of Ukrainian professionals into Italian business.

The open charity program for Ukrainians offers courses in the following areas:

  • Understanding Culture and Society
  • Language
  • Management

The program will be held in a blended format with online sessions on weekdays and 3 live offline sessions on Saturdays at BBS Campus in Villa Guastavillani.

Participants who attended all sessions and completed all the assessments will be issued a certificate from BBS.




" BBS Community has mobilized to present a project to support Ukrainians. This Program is a well-structured educational project, provided by Faculty, Alumni, and Students, designed to help Ukrainian refugees relocate to the Italian labor market. "


The course offers to acquire the skills, both theoretical and practical, helping Ukrainian refugees to start either from scratch or to continue life-long development.

The main aim is to give Ukrainian refugees in challenging situations actual tools for development, local network, and inspiration, as well as the best practices for applying them in the current context for job search, new business opportunities, and professional growth.

Taking part in this course means more smooth transition and relocation into the local market due to:

  • understanding the needs and expectations of the local market
  • business language basics
  • understanding the main peculiarities of the Italian business culture and managerial approaches

The course is divided into 4 blocks:

  • Culture, country specificity, and EU Culture
  • Italian Language
  • Management
  • Coaching & Mentorship

The first phase of the course is aimed to give an overview of Italian business culture, job search process, cross-cultural differences, and some basics of regulations (business registration, taxation, etc).

A significant part of the course is dedicated to the Italian language and is aimed to train business language, including the specific vocabulary of CV, letter of presentation, interview, business correspondence, etc.

The block of elective courses dedicated to General management is targeted both at participants with the managerial backgrounds and at professionals eager to develop those skills. All the courses are concrete and take into consideration local specifics.

The program will be held in a blended format with online sessions on weekdays and 3 live offline sessions on Saturdays at BBS Campus in Villa Guastavillani. Each online evening session will start at 17.30 and end at 20.30, live Saturday sessions will start at 9:00 and end at 13:00.

The sessions will be held on:

  • 1 September 2022
  • 3 September 2022
  • 5 September 2022
  • 8 September 2022
  • 9 September 2022


  • 5 November 2022

Learning approach

Our courses are characterized by a Faculty of academics and consultants. The teaching methodology is supported by an e-learning platform in which materials and exercises will be loaded for study and in-depth study between educational sessions.







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The program is charitable and participation is granted to those applicants who meet all the criteria.

The course includes attendance of the program, all study materials available on the e-learning platform, and access to Bologna Business School services, which include: wi-fi access, use of the BBS car parking area, and study areas.



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The course is reserved for a maximum of 40 participants.
To enroll in the program participants need to have:

  • Ukrainian citizenship
  • English: at least B2 / upper-intermediate
  • Degree: at least a Bachelor’s Degree or 2-5 years of managerial experience

Candidates will be selected on a first-come-first-served basis.


To register, simply go to the application form by the link.


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