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Bologna Business School is an international community made up of ideas, people, networks and projects. We are the Business School of the University of Bologna, the oldest university in the Western world. Our home is Villa Guastavillani, a splendid 16th century residence located in the heart of Italy, in one of the most attractive and intriguing regions in Europe.

At Bologna Business School we believe in the transformative power of expertise, passion and courage, and the prospect of making things happen. We are inspired by and draw from the top international standards to provide learning environments that are rigorous, innovative and in constant dialogue with the business community.

At Bologna Business School we have deep roots locally. It is these roots which provide the nourishment and energy that set us apart and allow us to measure up to thought, technology and business leaders. We have the privilege of Bologna as our point of departure and the responsibility to demonstrate to the world our unique expertise.

At Bologna Business School we support and promote personal and professional development that is autonomous, responsible and flexible. We encourage curiosity and the ability to adapt, we favor the creation of open and effective interpersonal networks and promote leadership that is courageous and inspiring.

At Bologna Business School we are forward looking and provide cutting-edge, yet accessible, services. We don’t walk away from challenges, and always seek to innovate in order to grow and strengthen our community of students, alumni, faculty, business networks and international partner universities.




Dialogue across different fields of study, the sharing of practical experiences, experimentation with new technologies. Our interdisciplinary approach is present in the classroom, in our business partnerships, and in our network, all supported by leaders from every academic and professional sphere.



Rooted in the local economy of our territory: Emilia-Romagna. Innovative researches and project developments in partnership with Italian and International companies. Our strong integration with the entrepreneurial world creates value and opens the doors to growth.



We are characterized by the ability to adapt to any context, mental flexibility, and responsible entrepreneurship. Our dynamism turns ideas into action, identifies opportunities in the most difficult circumstances, and supports our students as they reinvent themselves and their careers.



Global vision, self-awareness, an open and collaborative spirit: our international identity means living and acting glocally, with a truly global world view and the ability to draw from an increasingly diverse community.



Academics, art, technology and flavors: an urban campus situated in an international capital of excellence in academics, food & wine, automobiles, automation, tourism and fashion. Our Bologna is Villa Guastavillani, the campus nestled in the green hills just steps from the city.



Students, faculty, alumni, businesses, institutions and partner universities: our community is a combination of the stories and projects of the thousands of individuals who animate the life of Bologna Business School inside and beyond the walls of the School.


At Bologna Business School we believe in cutting-edge and high quality education. With this in mind we design our course offering with the strategic guidance of an International Advisory Board and the day-to-day input of mixed teams made up of academics, practitioners, consultants and players on the global socio-economic scene.

At Bologna Business School we believe in continuing and customized education. This is why we build our programs to fit the needs of our stakeholders:

  • Young managers who want to grow professionally and personally, strengthening specific functional skills or deepening their understanding of specific market sectors;
  • Recent graduates who are entering the workforce and require knowledge, techniques and practical tools in addition to a traditional university education;
  • Executives and professionals ready to challenge themselves, to consolidate their knowledge base, and raise the bar with their skills through work study, training and access to new networks;
  • Companies and institutions aware of the complexity of new glocal realities who are ready to meet the challenges and opportunities that derive from leveraging their internal human capital.

At Bologna Business School we believe in accessible and open education. That is why we encourage the right to education by providing scholarships each year and guaranteeing honor loans to all of our international students.


GLOBAL MBA. Analysis, global orientation and leadership development for the growth of young professionals who are open to the world. 5 thematic and functional specializations.
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FULL-TIME MASTERS. Knowledge, practical orientation, and teamwork to jump start tomorrow’s careers. 10 programs and the possibility to choose from among different specializations.
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EXECUTIVE MASTERS. Challenges, refresher courses, and networking for the solidification of experienced professionals. 11 programs, various formats and learning methods.
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OPEN PROGRAMS. In-depth research programs, intensive learning, and collaboration with the School’s community to stay up to speed with specific trends. A continuously updated portfolio of courses.
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Massimo Bergami

Massimo Bergami


“The lesson to be learned from the events happening in the world economy is that today we need managers who are flexible, innovative, and attentive to sustainability issues. Above all, we need new leaders capable of envisioning the future, guiding change, and understanding the impact of their decisions. At Bologna Business School we do not stop at managerial skills…we value creativity, broad vision and responsibility. We believe this is the only possible approach in today's business world. For those who, like us, want to make a difference.”