Why choose Bologna for your Global MBA: The University, its prestige and the quality of life in Bologna

30 January 2024

Bologna, in 2023 second city for quality of life according to the Sole24Ore ranking and first in 2022, is like Bologna Business School: the perfect union between human scale and international orientation, between peace and speed, between artisan firms and international big companies. A strong destination for tourism, especially foreign tourism (about two million presences in the metropolitan area in 2023), Bologna and its Region, Emilia-Romagna, boast a perfect balance between preservation of tradition and innovative push, between motoring passion and interest in new technologies, luxury, good food and excellent wine; between roots firmly grounded in the territory and openness to the world.

The University of Bologna, Alma Mater Studiorum, is the oldest in the world. The prestige of this Athenaeum translates into a unique historical richness, combined with the avant-garde: the first university in Italy by number of disciplines in the top 100 of the QS World University Rankings by Subject 2023, the University of Bologna, born spontaneously at the end of the first century of the year 1000 (1088 is an artificial date, decided a posteriori but very close to the real foundation of the Studium), has seen in the 1400s the flowering of the humanistic disciplines. At the same time, it developed a profound focus on the sciences, so much so that in the present day it has been confirmed as one of the most important technological poles in Europe: in fact, the CNR Technopole of Bologna is part of the Network of 10 Technopoles of Emilia-Romagna, a fundamental component of the regional ecosystem of innovation and home to Leonardo, one of the eight supercomputers that will set up the European network of high-performance computing EuroHPC.

The interdisciplinary approach is the first innovative factor that distinguishes BBS from all other Italian business schools: the meeting between management and specific disciplines, between theory and concrete knowledge brought into the classroom by professionals, transforms the Global MBA into a unique path of professional and personal growth.

Designed to guide its participants in the discovery of Made in Italy excellence and luxury, the five tracks of the Global MBA (AI and Manufacturing; Design, Fashion and Luxury Goods; Food and Wine; Green Energy and Sustainable Business; and Supercars, Superbikes and Motorsports) can rely on the powerful BBS network, which, in its ongoing exchange with the University, the city of Bologna and the Emilia-Romagna Region, generates a great competitive advantage.

Bologna Business School‘s Global MBA is a 12-month educational program designed to guide students on a path of professional growth in the world of Made in Italy excellence and luxury. Confirmed EFMD, the most comprehensive accreditation system of programs for degrees and courses in business and/or management excellence and international reference, the Global MBA is based on a model of experiential learning, partly by academics and partly by executives from prestigious companies. This meeting of teaching approaches allows those who decide to upgrade their education at BBS to acquire both practical and theoretical skills that are immediately spendable in the business market.

Supported by an ever-expanding network of leading Italian and international companies, this program has a unique plus: Bologna, the city and its University.

High-profile study plans, designed with outstanding partners from the business world, offer BBS students a real chance to connect with leading global companies, in a land that will be hard to leave after a busy year of living, studying, relationships.

Don’t miss your chance to become part of it all. Contact our tutors, write us for a one-on-one online meeting, or live in the beautiful Villa Guastavillani venue, to learn in depth about the study programs that can kick-start your career.


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