BBS is an international business school, created by the University of Bologna, the oldest university in the world, to shape a new generation of business leaders, capable of driving international growth and digital transformation, with a view of sustainability. The School’s strengths are interdisciplinarity, internationalization, and business relations.
The interdisciplinary method is a unique innovation that distinguishes BBS from any other Italian business school and allows the students to develop a multi-perspective and creative approach.
The international perspective supports people, organizations, and companies in the globalization process, with the aim of promoting economic and social development and intercultural exchange.
Our interdisciplinary and practice-oriented academic approach offers a unique learning experience in collaboration with Italian ‘industry champions’ from the automotive, food & wine, sustainability, automation & robotics, and luxury sectors.
At Bologna Business School, we believe in top-quality education. For this reason, our courses are designed with the strategic direction of the International Advisory Board, together with academics, professionals, consultants, and protagonists of the global socio-economic scenario. Innovative and transversal curricula are the core of BBS. The mission of BBS is to provide global education and to employ its students in the world of international business through partnerships with leading companies in Italy and abroad.
BBS supports a rigorous interdisciplinary research activity, published in prestigious international reviews. From papers written for Nature to business case studies, the Bologna Business School professors conduct some of the most globally respected management research, with a deep impact on the quality of our school’s teaching.
The School is proud to be among the top 1% of Business Schools accredited by EQUIS – EFMD Quality Improvement System, one of the most important international systems for quality assessment and for the continuous improvement of the Schools of Management and Business Administration.
The BBS Faculty is made up of national and international lecturers, academics, and experienced executives who bring their exceptional knowledge to Global MBA students.
Bologna Business School’s Global MBA is a 12-month program discovering the excellence and luxury of Made in Italy in relation to the global market. During this year, students will have the opportunity to develop a solid understanding of how companies operate in an international context and to extend their knowledge across five different specializations. The interaction between different disciplines, real cases study, and the combination of disciplines from different areas of management make our Global MBA a cutting-edge course, unique in its ability to train high-profile professionals.
The faculty of the 5 tracks of the Global MBA includes international names with a very high profile.
Alec Ross, Senior Advisor for Innovation to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton for the duration of her term as Secretary of State and Convener for the Technology & Media Policy Committee on Barack Obama’s 2008 presidential campaign. Alec Ross is Distinguished Adjunct Professor at our School and specifically on Global MBA Professor of Geoeconomic and Geopolitical Analysis.
Alon Wolf, Founder, and Director of the Biorobotics and Biomechanics Lab at the Technion-Israel Institute of Technology, Full Professor in Mechanical and Biomedical Engineering, and Head of the Biorobotics and Biomechanics LAB at the Technion. Visiting Professor in BBS.
Georg Wernicke, Professor of Strategy and Business Policy at HEC Paris, published in several academic journals including the Academy of Management Journal, Strategic Management Journal, and Organization Science. Visiting Professor in BBS.
Cathy Huyghe, is an award-winning journalist, entrepreneur, and inspiring public speaker. Two-time Harvard University graduate, columnist, writer, and founder of Enolytics, finalist of the Born Digital Wine Award in Innovation in 2019. Extended Professor in BBS.
Alberto Festa, Commercial Director of Watch and Jewelry at Dolce Gabbana. Since 2018 he has been advising on private equity and small businesses looking to expand globally. Extended Professor at BBS.
BBS is connected to illustrious guests: high-profile people from international culture, politics, and business. Erich Schmidt, the former CEO of Google, was awarded an honorary degree by the University of Bologna during the BBS Graduation Day 20-21. Prime Minister Mario Draghi spoke last September at the inauguration of the BBS lecture hall dedicated to Beniamino Andreatta.
BBS has created high-profile educational programs and has built collaborations with the best partners on the marketplace to give its students a real opportunity to grow in all human and professional aspects.
We are based in Bologna at Villa Guastavillani, a beautiful 16th-century villa located in the heart of Italy, in one of the most important economic regions of Italy and Europe.
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