Bologna Business School

Introduction
BBS

BBS (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.

Bologna Business School'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, one hour from Milan, two hours from Rome and Venice – in Emilia-Romagna, one of the richest regions in Europe.

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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.

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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.

This school offers programs in:
  • English

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Programs

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Master

Master in Data Science

Campus Full time 12 months December 2017 Italy Bologna

The Master in Data Science is designed for recent graduates interested in management and data analysis and who would like to take on a role which is central to any business and its value creation. A Data Scientist has already become one of the most sought-after specialists in the professional world. [+]

The Master in Data Science is designed for recent graduates interested in management and data analysis and who would like to take on a role which is central to any business and its value creation. A Data Scientist has already become one of the most sought-after specialists in the professional world. The data business is becoming a key sector for the European economy, the development of products and services based on data and the analysis of data collected in companies, public entities or that are available on social networks. The aim being to obtain operational indications and to identify new business opportunities. Big Data is a big challenge of today’s world, but we are training professionals to understand and create value from this complex information. Companies, in fact, have both a need and an urgency to manage the acquisition, presentation, sharing, analysis and visualization of data. Data Scientist is defined by the Economist as “the most interesting job of the twenty-first century, combining the skills of an IT technician, statistician and storyteller to extract the golden nuggets hidden under the mountains of data.” The Master in Data Science offers 3 different types of skills: solid computer training, an understanding of the technological aspects and knowledge of business dynamics. This Master creates professionals with across-the-board skills who are able to integrate with the company’s management. 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.... [-]

Master in Digital Commerce

Campus Full time 1 year December 2017 Italy Bologna

Every industry is looking for managers who are able to create, manage and monitor digital sales. The Master in Digital Commerce provides the skills to design the strategy and to perform successfully on any kind of commercial channel, becoming a specialist in Digital Marketing... [+]

Every industry is looking for managers who are able to create, manage and monitor digital sales. The Master in Digital Commerce provides the skills to design the strategy and to perform successfully on any kind of commercial channel, becoming a specialist in Digital Marketing. Main achievements for participants will be: learning to define strategies for success in the online environment developing digital-sales projects knowing and marketing the different types of retail shops and platforms working as a professional in any field of digital marketing including web usability, email marketing, search engine optimization and marketing, web analytics. Thanks to the participation of a group of companies worldwide known as industry leaders, this master is an unprecedented blend of scientific knowledge and international best practices. It imparts a coherent body of managerial and technological knowledge, centering on omnichannel and digital marketing in order to boost young graduates’ careers. The Master in Digital Commerce is a 12 month full-time program, taught entirely in English. A 600-hour internship will help students to improve their problem solving skills, giving them the opportunity to face actual situations that normally arise within the professional world. Structure The master in Digital Commerce is a full-time program structured in 1,500 hours of learning activities over 12 months of study, divided into: 360 hours of lecturing, an estimated 540 hours of independent study, and 600 hours of internship. The structure of the Master is divided into four phases: First cycle: December 2016 Second cycle: January 2017 – June 2017 Third... [-]

Master in Digital Technology Management - Artificial Intelligence

Campus Full time 1 year December 2017 Italy Bologna

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 Artificial Intelligence. [+]

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 Artificial Intelligence. 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 APPLICATION DEADLINE: September, 2017... [-]

Master in Digital Technology Management - Cyber Security

Campus Full time 1 year December 2017 Italy Bologna

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 Cyber Security. [+]

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 Cyber Security. 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 APPLICATION DEADLINE: September, 2017... [-]

Master in Digital Technology Management - Digital Project Management

Campus Full time 1 year December 2017 Italy Bologna

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. [+]

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... [-]

Master in Human Resources and Organization

Campus Full time 12 months December 2017 Italy Bologna

The Master in Human Resources & Organization (MHRO) is a full-time (and full-experience) English program, which aims to prepare graduates, from any discipline, to master organizational design and human resources management challenges in multicultural contexts. [+]

Why do some firms perform better than others? We will answer this question together, however, some experts assure that it depends on strategy and others on technology or products. We will discover that a companies’ performance relies on how top-management teams formulate and implement strategies, how organizations are designed in order to exploit the potential of technologies, and how people collaborate to innovate products and services. Organizations and people are at the center of the stage, both in the world economy and in this program. The Master in Human Resources & Organization (MHRO) is a full-time (and full-experience) English program, which aims to prepare graduates, from any discipline, to master organizational design and human resources management challenges in multicultural contexts. This program is both a Master of Science and Master of Practice, so to speak. While the academic excellence is assured by international-focused academic professors, you will have the opportunity to address different issues working with managers all along the year. Interactive Classes, Leader Lectures, Team Assignments, In-company Workshops, Skill Labs, Career Counseling, 1-month Team Project Work with an HR&O Director, Meetings with the School’s network of Alumni, and a 3-to-4-month Internship provide a unique context for challenging yourself, learning, and starting off a successful career in a business or in a consulting firm. This program is the first Italian Inter-University Master in HRO, thanks to the collaboration of the Universities of Bologna, Ferrara, Modena, and Reggio Emilia. THE MASTER IS AN INVESTMENT. THE HONOR LOAN IS THE WAY TO... [-]

Master in Marketing, Communication and New Media

Campus Full time 12 months December 2017 Italy Bologna

The Master in Marketing, Communication and New Media is a full-time program taught entirely in English, which aim to prepare graduates from any discipline to manage the methods and techniques of both traditional and digital media in an industry currently undergoing a continuous revolution. Alumni of this Master have a placement rate of 96% within 6 months. [+]

The Master in Marketing, Communication and New Media is a full-time program taught entirely in English, which aim to prepare graduates from any discipline to manage the methods and techniques of both traditional and digital media in an industry currently undergoing a continuous revolution. Alumni of this Master have a placement rate of 96% within 6 months. Through the expansion of mobile devices every day, more and more people around the world connect across social media: Twitter has 320 million active monthly users, Instagram 400 million, Google+ 540 millions, YouTube 1 billion and Facebook 1.6 billion. What we are witnessing is more than a technological revolution, it is a deep socio-cultural transformation. Companies all over the world over are constantly increasing the amount they invest in their online advertising channels to improve their relationship with the consumers and the business community. Together with our partners IAB (Interactive Advertising Bureau), Yoox Net-A-Porter Group, The Boston Consulting Group, Google, GroupM, IBM and WPP, this master’s degree provides students with the qualifications and skills to start a managerial or consultancy career in the field of digital communications. 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: participating, creating and sharing content. At the end of the... [-]

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Contact

Bologna Business School BBS

Address Villa Guastavillani - Via degli Scalini, 18
40136 Bologna, Italy
Website http://www.bbs.unibo.it/
Phone +39 051 209 0111