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University of Bologna - Alma Graduate School
International Programs
Villa Guastavillani - Via degli Scalini, 18
40136 Bologna
Italy



The University

The University of Bologna was founded in 1088 and it is the oldest university in the Western World. In spite of its age, the University of Bologna has always been educating its students with innovative academic programs. Alma Graduate School, the Business School of the University of Bologna, combines twenty years of renowned experience in delivering MBA programs with a well established tradition of cooperation with leading Italian and international companies.

The Business School

Alma Graduate School is the Business School of the University of Bologna. It was founded in 2000 as a consortium between Alma Mater Studiorum University of Bologna, the Cassa di Risparmio Foundation in Bologna, the Guglielmo Marconi Foundation and Profingest, which involves many of the most important economic actors of the Emilia-Romagna region, such as Lamborghini, Ducati, or Max Mara. The school adopts an innovative interdisciplinary approach to build up its programs, also thanks to the involvement of several Departments of the University of Bologna and of many relevant Italian companies.

Alma Graduate School provides on-campus facilities for students, faculty, and staff: reading rooms, computer labs, Aula Magna, multimedia and conference rooms, not to mention the restaurant and gym. Alma Graduate School’s state of the art computer labs and technological equipments are always available to students, as well as Alma's protected wireless network, which fully covers Villa Guastavillani and its premises. A shuttle bus connects the school with major bus stations in downtown Bologna in less than 10 minutes. Public parking is available on campus as well.

The Program

The International MBA of Alma Graduate School offers six different concentrations:
- Brazil and Europe Business Relations
- China/Far East and Europe Business Relations
- Corporate Finance
- Design, Fashion and Luxury Goods
- Food and Wine
- Green Energy and Sustainable Businesses

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BRAZIL AND EUROPE BUSINESS RELATIONS concentration

The MBA Brazil and Europe Business Relations is a challenging, intensive 12-month full-time international program taught entirely in English.

The aim of this initiative is to create a group of young managers, able to lead business relations and projects between Brazil and Europe. In a few years, this group of people will rapidly create a new business community where individuals can find support and opportunity for themselves and their companies.

The curriculum of the MBA Brazil-Europe Business Relations is divided in two main parts: General Management (MBA core courses), which is designed to provide students with the necessary management and business skills; and a Brazil and Europe Business Relations concentration, designed to provide an opportunity for specialization and in-depth focus on this broad topic.

This full-time, post-experience MBA also includes: managerial training, team-based project works, workshops with managers and entrepreneurs, in-company visits, access to the Alma Alumni Network (approximately 5,000 managers and professionals in Italy and abroad), and more...

Other program features are: internships, career development activities, a Brazilian Portuguese language course, and a Business English course. Intensive Italian classes are offered free of charge to international participants who wish to improve their language skills during their stay in Italy. Italian classes are scheduled in September 2014, prior to the beginning of the MBA activities.

Need more information?
Contact us at [email protected]
or visti www.almaweb.unibo.it/internationalmba
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CHINA/FAR EAST AND EUROPE BUSINESS RELATIONS concentration

The MBA China/Far East and Europe Business Relations is a challenging, intensive 12-month full-time international program taught entirely in English.

The MBA China/Far East and Europe Business Relations will not only focus on rules and strategies that need to be applied on both Asian and European markets but it will also give the instruments to put together firms leveraging on the differences and similarities from each context. The aim of this MBA is to teach how build bridges between Asia and Europe.

The curriculum of the MBA China/Far East and Europe Business Relations is divided in two main parts: General Management (MBA core courses), which is designed to provide students with the necessary management and business skills; and a China/Far East and Europe Business Relations concentration, designed to provide an opportunity for specialization and in-depth focus on this broad topic.

This post-experience MBA also includes: managerial training, team-based project works, workshops with managers and entrepreneurs and in-company visits.

Other program features are: internships, career development activities, and a business English course. Intensive Italian classes are offered free of charge to international participants who wish to improve their language skills during their stay in Italy. Italian classes are scheduled in September 2014, prior to the beginning of the MBA activities.

Need more information?
Contact us at [email protected]
or visit www.almaweb.unibo.it/internationalmba
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CORPORATE FINANCE concentration

The MBA Corporate Finance is a challenging, intensive 12-month full-time international program taught entirely in English.

The MBA Corporate Finance is designed to enhance management knowledge and skills, setting solid foundations for a career in the financial industry. Alma Graduate School has a long-standing experience in research and education, as well as in training projects.

Participants will gain all the knowledge, competence, and strategic thinking needed to improve their international career in the financial sector thanks to a unique opportunity to mix knowledge, analytical approach and problem-solving skills.

The curriculum of the MBA Corporate Finance is divided in two main parts: General Management (core courses) and Concentration-specific courses aim at presenting the tools enabling the understanding of financial markets and financial instruments, as well as enrich participants with the expertise needed in the field of the financial industry and organizations

Other program features are: internships, career development activities, and a business English course. Intensive Italian classes are offered free of charge to international participants who wish to improve their language skills during their stay in Italy. Italian classes are scheduled in September 2014, prior to the beginning of the MBA activities.

Need more information?
Contact us at [email protected]
or visit www.almaweb.unibo.it/internationalmba
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DESIGN, FASHION AND LUXURY GOODS concentration

The MBA Design, Fashion and Luxury Goods is a challenging, intensive 12-month full-time international program taught entirely in English.

The MBA Design, Fashion and Luxury Goods is designed to enhance management knowledge and skills together with competences specific to the sector. The program offers a unique opportunity to blend theory with experience and provides students a high quality mix of analytical, creative, and problem-solving skills required to succeed in the design, fashion, and luxury goods business world.

The curriculum of the MBA Design, Fashion and Luxury Goods is divided in two main parts: General Management (MBA core courses) and a Design, Fashion and Luxury Goods concentration, designed to provide an opportunity for specialization and in-depth focus on both traditional and cutting-edge issues in the design, fashion, and luxury goods world.

Alma Graduate School, together with leading companies and managers of the sector, will provide participants with a first-hand full immersion in the design, fashion, and luxury goods world. Open discussions and meetings with professionals from the sector will also give students an opportunity to discuss specific issues, and learn from actual testimonies and experiences of the real business world. Students will also achieve a considerable first-hand experience by participating in other curricular activities, such as: field trips, in-company day visits, wine and food tasting, and more...

Other program features are: internships, career development activities, and a business English course. Intensive Italian classes are offered free of charge to international participants who wish to improve their language skills during their stay in Italy. Italian classes are scheduled in September 2014, prior to the beginning of the MBA activities.

Need more information?
Contact us at [email protected]
or visit www.almaweb.unibo.it/internationalmba
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FOOD AND WINE concentration

The MBA Food and Wine is a challenging, intensive 12-month international program taught entirely in English.

The MBA Food and Wine is dedicated to the development of talented managers in the food and wine industry. This is the only MBA focused on the exclusive knowledge of the most successful Italian enterprises in the gastronomy and enology sector.

The curriculum of the MBA Food and Wine is divided in two main parts: General Management (MBA core courses) and a Food and Wine concentration, designed to provide an opportunity for specialization and in-depth focus on the gastronomy and enology sector.

Alma Graduate School, together with leading companies and managers of the sector, will provide participants with a first-hand full immersion in the food and wine world. Open discussions and meetings with professionals from the sector will also give students an opportunity to discuss specific issues, and learn from actual testimonies and experiences of the real business world. Students will also achieve a considerable first-hand experience by participating in extracurricular activities, such as: field trips, in-company day visits, wine and food tasting, and more...

Other program features are: internships, career development activities, and a business English course. Intensive Italian classes are offered free of charge to international participants who wish to improve their language skills during their stay in Italy. Italian classes are scheduled in September 2014, prior to the beginning of the MBA courses.

Need more information?
Contact us at [email protected]
or visit www.almaweb.unibo.it/internationalmba
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GREEN ENERGY AND SUSTAINABLE BUSINESSES concentration

The MBA Green Energy and Sustainable Businesses is a challenging, intensive 12-month full-time international program taught entirely in English.

The MBA Green Energy and Sustainable Businesses is designed to seek solutions that successfully address the triple bottom line: financial viability, ecological sustainability, and social equity. Participants will be engaged in a stimulating learning environment where people with strong environmental and social values integrate the development of entrepreneurial and corporate venturing skills with the building of critical thinking and leadership competences.

The curriculum of the MBA Green Energy and Sustainable Businesses is divided in two main parts: General Management (MBA core courses) and a Green Energy and Sustainable Business concentration, designed to provide an opportunity for specialization and in-depth focus on financial viability, ecological sustainability, and social equity.

Alma Graduate School, together with leading companies and managers of the sector, will provide participants with a first-hand full immersion in the green energy world. Open discussions and meetings with professionals from the sector will also give students an opportunity to discuss specific issues, and learn from actual testimonies and experiences of the real business world. Students will also achieve a considerable first-hand experience by participating in extracurricular activities, such as: field trips, in-company day visits, and more...

Other program features are: internships, career development activities, and a business English course. Intensive Italian classes are offered free of charge to international participants who wish to improve their language skills during their stay in Italy. Italian classes are scheduled in September 2014, prior to the beginning of the MBA courses.

Need more information?
Contact us at [email protected]
or visit www.almaweb.unibo.it/internationalmba
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The Faculty

Faculty members at Alma Graduate School work together offering outstanding teaching standards. A joint team of distinguished national scholars, visiting professors, and top-level managers guarantees an international and interdisciplinary approach.

Each year, Alma Graduate School invites leading experts from around the world, both from academia and business, to share their experience. These lectures are open to all students and are intended to supplement and stimulate classroom discussion.

Entry Requirements

Admissions requirements are:
- Undergraduate degree;
- 2+ years of qualified work experience;
- English proficiency.

!! Complete instructions on the admission requirements are available in the official MBA call.

Please, download the MBA Call and the application form at the School's website (www.almaweb.unibo.it/internationalmba).

Need more information?
Contact us at [email protected]
or visit www.almaweb.unibo.it/internationalmba

Application Procedure

The admissions process is divided into two rounds of application:

Round I: February 5, 2014 ? May 5, 2014
Round II:May 6, 2014 ? June 30, 2014

Admission to the program is subject to the positive assessment of the candidates' individual interview and qualifications (e.g. curriculum vitae, GMAT/GRE, reference letters, etc.).

Students who achieve positions of merit in the final list of qualified candidates may benefit from full or partial scholarships. All students are eligible to apply for a special long-term and low-interest honor loan (no collateral required).


!! Complete instructions on the admission procedures are available in the official MBA call.

Please, download the MBA Call and the application form at the School's website (www.almaweb.unibo.it/internationalmba).

Need more information?
Contact us at [email protected]
or visit www.almaweb.unibo.it/internationalmba

Tuition and Fees

Tuition fee for Alma Graduate School international MBA programs is 27,000 euro. The tuition fee includes study materials, language courses and the use of Alma Graduate School facilities. The course fee does not include travel or living expenses.

Financial Aid

At Alma Graduate School we understand the importance of financial aid in helping you achieve your educational goals. We are aware that an advanced, high quality training path can be very costly but we also truly believe that investing in one's future pays back in the long run.

SCHOLARSHIPS
Alma Graduate School offers numerous full and partial scholarships for participants of the MBA. Scholarships range from 10,000 euro to 27,000 euro. All applicants are eligible to apply regardless of their nationality. Scholarships are merit-based (both academic as well as professional merit) and cover tuition costs only.

AFRICA SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM
Alma and the Foundation for World Wide Cooperation grant the Africa Scholarship Program for the Acadmic Year 2014-2015. This Program aims to facilitate the participation of 10 young bright talents from Africa wishing to pursue an MBA and contribute to the social and economic development of their Continent.

HONOR LOAN
Thanks to an agreement between Alma Graduate School and UniCredit, MBA participants are also eligible to apply for a long-term (up to twelve years) and low-interest honor loan. The loan will cover the full amount of the tuition fee or the portion of it that is not covered by the scholarship. In addition, all students can benefit from an extra 10,000 euro loan, designed to help them cover their living expenses in Bologna during the academic year.

ON CAMPUS JOB
The Alma Graduate School On Campus Job gives a limited number of selected students the possibility of receiving extra financial aid in exchange for their collaboration on various school projects, examples of which may include research, consulting, and development activities. Projects are assigned based on a careful analysis of each student's background, characteristics, and experience.


Need more information?
Contact us at [email protected]
or visit www.almaweb.unibo.it/internationalmba

Location

Villa Guastavillani, a XVI century residence located at the foothills of Bologna, is less than 10 minutes away from the city centre, where history, tradition, and technology live side by side in a framework of natural beauty.

Bologna is a city well known for its ancient university, its medieval towers, rich cultural and social life, a strong tradition of hospitality towards students, its well-preserved city center, and its cuisine. Almost 100,000 university students live in Bologna and this makes of Bologna the most famous and most lively university town in Italy. Participants will fall in love and remain forever fond of the culture, the art, and the incredible scenery of this area. Bologna and its privileged location, set in a prime position in the North of Italy, is only one hour away from Florence and Milan, two hours from Venice and Rome.

Accommodation

Alma Graduate School provides special services for international participants in order to facilitate their arrival and stay in the city of Bologna. For example, as an incoming student, you will receive all necessary support in terms of administrative and immigration matters in order to ensure you have health insurance coverage, visa, and residence permit.

Student Life

An academic year spent at Alma is an unforgettable experience. Life at Alma is characterized by its vibrant community. This community is made up of students from different countries, professors of various academic backgrounds and managers from our Business Network. A network of Alumni is very active in the school environment and highly influential in the business community.

Program Information

One-Year Full-Time
Programs
  • MBA Brazil and Europe Business Relations
  • MBA Banking and Finance
  • MBA Design, Fashion and Luxury Goods
  • MBA Food and Wine
  • MBA China/Far East and Europe Business Relations
  • MBA Green Energy and Sustainable Businesses
Language of Instruction
  • English
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