The ten schools participating in this Consortium have agreed to offer a one-week module, simultaneously at all nine locations, that will be available to all of their respective Executive Master of Business Administration (EMBA) students. The basic premise of this collaboration is that eligible students and alumni can choose among these international modules, each containing conceptual and experiential activities that deal with various aspects of business innovation in a different environment, the one that best fits their personal and career goals.

Who are we?

Bologna Business School. University of Bologna

Bologna Business School (est. in 2000) is the business school of the University of Bologna (est. A.D. 1088). BBS ranks among the most innovative business schools in Europe and is one of the most reputable institutions in Italy. Interdisciplinary outlook, industry integration and internationalization are the key pillars of the school’s philosophy, which aims to provide students with the appropriate skills in order to face an ever changing and complex economic landscape with confidence, knowledge and motivation to succeed. BBS’s Headquarters is located at Villa Guastavillani, a Renaissance building from the 16th century located on the Bolognese hills, less than ten minutes from the city center. Here history, technology and tradition live together in beautiful and natural framework. Bologna is a lively city located in the heart of Italy – 30 minutes away from Florence, less than one hour from Milan, two hours from Rome – in Emilia Romagna, one of the richest regions in Europe.

BBS offers a 360° academic and ”real world” educational experience, including full-time master degrees (in English and Italian), and part-time masters and short-term programs for executives and professionals. The School cooperates with industry-leading companies, providing them with outstanding managers and high quality and tailor-made programs. Issues of medium sized companies and “Made in Italy” industries are given special attention through research and focused projects. The BBS community is a family made of students, alumni, faculties, managers and an extensive business network of over 500 national and international companies. Students, more than 600 every year, come from all over the World and from diverse academic and professional backgrounds. BBS Faculty involves more than 300 national and international lecturers, academics as well as executives and consultants.