Master in Digital Technology Management - Digital Project Management

Bologna Business School

Program Description

Master in Digital Technology Management - Digital Project Management

Bologna Business School

Overview

The digital transformation is deeply changing the organization of modern enterprises and their management structure. Modern, innovative companies need highly skilled managers who have both the technical competences to master the new digital technologies, and the management skills required for decision-making positions.

The Master in Digital Technology Management provides both these competences by using a two stages approach: during the first cicle classic management courses as well as specialized courses for managing the digital transformation are taught to all the participants, while the second cicle provides the specific technical formation for the specialization in Digital Project Management. The courses will cover the most recent techniques and tools, as well as their industrial applications, focusing on the new business opportunities and challenges arising from them.

This international program, with students from all over the world and a Faculty composed by professors, managers and entrepreneurs, takes place within the unique atmosphere of a 16th century villa on the hills surrounding Bologna. Thanks to project works, company projects and master lectures, students get in touch with the key concepts of the digital era.

The program concludes with a Field Laboratory Work and a company internship.

THE MASTER IS AN INVESTMENT. THE HONOR LOAN IS THE WAY TO FUND IT.

“PerTe Prestito Con Lode”, a long-term and low-interest honor loan, with no collateral required to cover the full amount of the tuition fee.

Key facts

  • Format: full-time
  • Language: English
  • Duration: 12 months
  • CFU/ECTS: 60
  • Average age: 26
  • Participants: 20-50

Calendar

  • SELECTION: September, 2017 (Round I), November, 2017 (Round II)
  • ENROLLMENT DEADLINE: October, 2017 (Round I), November, 2017 (Round II)
  • START DATE: December 2017

Structure

The Master in Digital Technology Management is a full-time program structured in 1,500 hours of learning activities over 12 months of study, divided into: 400 hours of lecturing, an estimated 600 hours of independent study, and 500 hours of internship.

The structure of the Master is divided into two terms:

  • First term: December 2017 – April 2018
  • Second term: April 2018 – July 2018
  • Internship: September 2018 – December 2018

The first term students will face the fundamentals of management, applied to digital technology, while the second term will deal with track specific practical aspects.

The two terms are followed by an internship period of 500 hours. This internship can be carried out at various companies and agencies in Italy or abroad. Students will have the chance to put into practice the theory and techniques learned during the two academic terms and have the opportunity to directly learn from professionals of their specific sector.

At the end of the internship you will be required to hand in a ‘Final Report’, which you will present to the Director of Studies showcasing your activities and analyzing the theories and lessons learned during the academic part.

Students who are interested can also choose to take an extracurricular course of Italian.

Classroom participation is about 30 hours per week structured in order to allow time to work in groups, while not neglecting individual students focus and management of interpersonal relationships.

Courses

  • COMPUTER, NETWORK AND CLOUD SECURITY
  • CRYPTOGRAPHIC PROTOCOLS
  • DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION
  • FIELD WORK LABORATORY
  • FUNDAMENTALS OF ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE
  • FUNDAMENTALS OF CYBER SECURITY
  • INFORMATION SECURITY AND RISK MANAGEMENT
  • INFORMATION SYSTEMS
  • LEGAL INFORMATICS, PRIVACY AND CYBER CRIME
  • OMNICHANNEL MANAGEMENT
  • PROJECT MANAGEMENT
  • SECURITY OF CYBER-PHYSICAL AND INDUSTRIAL SYSTEMS (IOT)
  • STRATEGIC ACCOUNTING AND BUDGETING
  • SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT

Learning method

The main aim of our teaching staff is to first lay down a solid grounding of theory and then to build on this foundation by introducing more practical aspects. This method will result in you confidently entering the work environment of this industry, ready to deal with any scenario you will face.

The courses are structured to give the maximum freedom to learn to the students and allow the professors to teach and assess the students in the best way possible. Assessments can take the form of individual/group presentations, projects, oral and written exams as well as, of course, class participation.

The teaching sessions are organized to help students grasp these concepts and techniques through the use of lectures and seminars; group projects and company visits; guest speakers and case studies; videos and presentations; as well as individual assignments and assisted private studying. The teaching program is completed by masters lectures given by professionals coming from specific sectors, different universities or politics. Students will have this way the possibility to directly interact with experts through the analysis of case history.

Faculty

Faculty members at Bologna Business School work together offering outstanding teaching standards. An international and interdisciplinary approach is guaranteed by a joint team of distinguished national core professors, adjunct, visiting professors, guest speakers and top managers.

Career development

Building synergies with businesses is a priority and a distinguishing characteristic of all programs of Bologna Business School, including the Master in Digital Technology Management.

The School is fully dedicated to preparing students for the job market and it accomplishes this through systematic career development, with an ongoing commitment to combine the best professional projects by students with the demands of businesses.

The internship is an excellent springboard to the professional world, evidenced by the fact that six months after completing the full-time master at Bologna Business School, an average of 85% of alumni are working in a company.

Companies

Over the years, our partners have been constantly involved in the activities, which make up the structure of our programs. Companies belonging to our network take part in project works and master’s lectures; they actively contribute by engaging with students through guest lecture sessions and by organizing company visits.

Our partners are the first supporters of our students by providing scholarships, internships and professional opportunities.

Bologna Business School’s partner companies for the Master in Digital Technology Management are:

AEMILIA HOTEL AGGF - DIEGO DALLA PALMA COSMETIC GROUP ANCORA SERVIZI AUTOMOBILI LAMBORGHINI BHALSEN BVM LES COPAINS CAMST CAREGIVING CARPIGIANI CHAMPION CINECA CNA di BOLOGNA COLOMER GROUP COOP CENTRALE ADRIATICA CRIF DATALOGIC DUCATI EGS ENGINEERING FREELANDS NETWORK GA OPERATION - Gruppo Giorgio Armani GMPR COMUNICAZIONE GRAPHIC STORE GRUPPO MAX MARA GRUPPO MONTENEGRO GRUPPO TREVI HAVAIANAS HAYS HERA IMOLA IBM ICONSULTING IMA IOSA GHINI IREN LIU JO MOLLUSCO & BALENA COMUNICAZIONE NIKE ITALY PDFOR Consulenza PUCCI BERNI REMEMBRANE SCS CONSULTING SIGMA SPORT LAB STS ACADEMY TECHNOGYM TETRAPACK UNIGRA' VALSOIA VODAFONE VOSSLOCH

Fees

The tuition fees for the Master is 14,800 euro (VAT free) to be paid in three installments:

  • First installment: 1,850 euros
  • Second installment: 7,000 euros
  • Third installment: 5,950 euros

The fee includes participation in the Master, all the study material available through the online platform, and access to the services and facilities of Bologna Business School such as: personal account for the Alma wi-fi, use of the PCs in the Computer Lab, access to the study areas, access to the internal gym, special rates for the School restaurant. Furthermore, the fee gives participants the right to take advantage of the supporting activities of the School, such as the language courses and the master lectures by invitation.

Free parking is also available within BBS Campus.

Additionally, with the Student Card of the University of Bologna, students have access to all of the university facilities, including over 100 libraries, digital resources and study halls (including databases and online subscriptions); the three city center canteens and all university student related discount offers.

Honor loan

Thanks to the agreement between Bologna Business School and Intesa Sanpaolo, participants are eligible to apply for “PerTe Prestito Con Lode”, a long-term and low-interest honor loan.Main characteristics:

  • Loan amount equal to the enrollment fee
  • Reduced interest rate
  • No collateral required
  • Repayable in 10 years
  • No early closing fees

Scholarships

At Bologna Business School we understand the importance of financial aid in supporting our students to achieve their educational goals. We are aware that an advanced, high quality training path can be a significant commitment, at the same time we also truly believe that investing in one’s future always pays back.

Bologna Business School is pleased to offer partial scholarships to the most meriting students. All of these scholarships are merit-based and will be awarded to the top-ranked candidates in the selection process. The students who come out on top in the selections will be students who not only come from strong academic or practical backgrounds but also those who display the strongest motivation to take part in this program.

There are scholarships of 6,000 euros and scholarships of 4,000 euros. All applicants will be considered for a scholarship – no specific application is required. They are awarded over the course of every round of selection and if you have performed well enough to merit one of them, you will be informed at the moment of admission.

The scholarships act as tuition waivers, so that they result in a deduction of the total amount of the tuition fees due.

Application requirements

For the registration it is necessary:

  • a Bachelor’s Degree (must be obtained by the enrollment deadline)
  • English language proficiency

Admission to the program is subject to the positive assessment of your individual interview and English test, if it’s not the candidate’s native language.

Application process

This Master’s is open to all applicants with a bachelor’s degree obtained before the enrolment deadline of each round. There are two rounds of admissions, the first round will be open for applications until September, 2017.
 The second round will open in September, 2017 and will close in November, 2017.

Application steps:

  • complete the online registration
  • pay the 60 euros application fee
Documents to send through email:
  • CV
  • Degree certificate with accompanying transcript
  • Photocopy of you ID or passport
  • Motivation letter
  • Reference letter(s) (optional but advised)
  • Signed copies of your enrolment summary sheet and receipt for the application fee (both downloadable from ‘studenti online’ following registration)

The selection process will be held at Bologna Business School. The selections for the first round will take place in October, 2017
 and the selections for the second round will take place in November, 2017. In line with the number of available places, admission to the program is granted according to the position on the list of qualified candidates, drawn up on the basis of the total score awarded at the end of the admissions process.

Detailed information on the requirements and application process are available in the “Official Call for Applications” downloadable below.

International Student Info

This school offers programs in:
  • English


Last updated September 28, 2017
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1 year
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14,800 EUR
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