The Global MBA in Green Energy and Sustainable Businesses is aimed at young managers who are interested in the challenges imposed by climate change, and the principle on which to build the future of business.
General management skills are required from these professionals, as well as the ability to apply these skills in the field of sustainability and the efficient use of natural resources.
Based on a six-pillar approach (Accountability, Ethics & CSR, Law, Technology Management & Strategy, Entrepreneurship) the program provides tools to support the efficiency of existing resources, as well as the ability to plan new scenarios based on sustainable business models.
Those choosing to study the Global MBA in Green Energy and Sustainable Businesses aim to make a difference using logical, honest innovation, thus adding an ethical dimension to the role of management. The program offers the opportunity to join the alumni community and meet with industry leaders.
The Global MBA in Green Energy and Sustainable Businesses is a 12-month, full-time program, over the course of which students will explore in-depth solutions to three basic requirements for a successful business: social equity, economic prosperity and environmental quality. The faculty comprises a team of international lecturers who integrate an advanced educational approach, enriched by their diverse viewpoints on these issues.
Sustainability is a matter of urgency, but with the right training, it can become a work in progress; get in touch for further information.
With the Patronage of the Ministry of the Environment and Protection of Land and Sea
Director of Studies
" Our alumni are making a difference each day, thanks to the cutting-edge managerial tools and inspirational role models they have been exposed to during the MBA. That’s what makes us proud: the empowerment of tomorrow's renewable energy and sustainability leaders. "
Director of Studies
" The stellar international faculty and the renown guest speakers ensure that the candidates will have on-going exposure to “Theory and Practice.” Arguably the best green MBA program in the world. For sure, the first in Europe. "
AVERAGE WORK EXPERIENCE
Andrew de Villiers – South Africa
Business Sustainability and Innovation Consultant - HERA
Global MBA - Green Energy and Sustainable Businesses (A.Y 2016/2017)
"Prior to my MBA, I had five years of experience in the environmental consulting sector. My last position was as a Managing Director of a freshwater consulting company. The main reasons why I chose BBS are: the courses offered were unique and interested me, it has an international accreditation, the school offers full scholarships and it is in Italy (with all that it has to offer). My year in Bologna has been personally enriching, academically empowering and socially enlightening. This MBA is unique in that it truly is global, with classmates from all over the world. The MBA further developed my business thinking and broadened by career horizons. It exposed me to unique opportunities and experiences. The courses have given me confidence to pursue my passions and make a career out of them."
Bertukan Tarekegn – Ethiopia
Innovation and Technology department - HERA Group
Global MBA - Green Energy and Sustainable Businesses (A.Y. 2014/2015)
"A year at BBS gave me the tools and courage to aim for my absolute best. Following my previous studies, I wanted to have more face-to-face interaction, and greater personal impact and then I discovered that BBS was the exact place where I should be. The Global MBA is a business education with people of diverse backgrounds that could expose me to these different skills and opportunities. I wanted to be part of this culture, knowing that only in such a challenging environment could I gain the skills and experiences necessary to make a lasting difference in my profession. My MBA gave me an entire library of information and a network of peers. It has been absolutely transformational for not just my career ambitions, but also my values and attitude. It has opened my eyes to a lot of opportunities across industries and around the world, and more importantly, it has given me the courage and confidence to pursue them. This is what truly made my MBA experience important to me. It prepared me for my long term career by exposing me to many concepts in a real and tangible way."
Anthony Nistico – USA
Global Planner, New Product Implentation - TESLA
Global MBA - Green Energy and Sustainable Businesses (A.Y 2014/2015)
"The Global MBA at Bologna Business School is an investment. Do not expect any hand-holding from professors or the administration. The atmosphere at BBS is demanding and professional. Although the instructors are available for additional tutoring, the entire program is designed to challenge the most serious of scholars. Beyond absorbing the specific subject matter in each course, I developed the confidence and techniques needed to be successful in the modern competitive business landscape. I now work for Tesla, one of the most innovative and admired companies in the world, and focus on the implementation of new products and features in electric vehicles. I employ what I learned throughout the MBA on a daily basis: financial modeling, forecasting, technology management, entrepreneurship, et cetera; every lesson in every course is applicable to what I do. The Global MBA grows in intensity as the year marches on. Moreover, the Green Energy and Sustainable Businesses concentration attracts some of the most passionate professors and students on the planet. Take pride in your quality of work and continue to approach every challenge as an opportunity to excel. Bologna will tempt you with incredible food and wine, beautiful architecture, and a pleasant nightlife. I urge you to maintain focus, stay positive, and make the most of this experience. You only get out what you put in."
Liliana Perez – Peru
Internship, TPER (Trasporto Passeggeri Emilia Romagna)
Global MBA - Green Energy and Sustainable Businesses (A.Y. 2013/14)
"Joining an MBA program at BBS turned out to be a surprising experience of growth. Prior to my arrival, I worked for many years as a manager in the Peruvian operation of BAT, a multinational company with presence in more than 180 countries around the world. Having worked with people from various nationalities made me think my "cultural" background was pretty wide; instead, BBS proved me wrong! Studying and team-working with people from all around the world, of different ages and background is all about learning to be tolerant, open-minded and culturally intelligent, especially if you have the additional challenge of being totally outside your comfort zone in a foreign country. Bologna is a beautiful city, rich in history, architecture and art; the perfect frame for this life-experience. Furthermore, professors are excellent and experienced and being in the center of Italy will make it easy to travel around (a beautiful country) to polish your learning in class with real-world practical experiences."
The Master’s degree is a 12-month full-time program including 518 hours of class activities, 1300 hours of individual and group work and a 500 hour internship.
The academic part is divided into three terms. During the first term you will study the fundamentals of general management, while the second and third term will deal with the specific subjects of each track (please, find further information about the courses in the section ‘Courses’ below).
I Term: September 2018 – December 2018
II Term – III Term: January 2019 – May 2019
The three terms are followed by an internship period of 500 working hours. This internship can be carried out at various companies and agencies in Italy or abroad. It is your chance to put into practice the theory and techniques learned during the three academic terms by working on management strategies, analyze business cases, create solutions to real problems and work on action plans. You are expected to make the most of these opportunities by learning from the professionals you will be working with.
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.
This course provides an introduction to business planning concepts and the tools necessary to set up new businesses. Corporate entrepreneurship as well as various start-up cases will be developed.
This course will provide a framework within which to study factors that lead to success of top brands in competitive markets. Furthermore, practical tools will be provided to design and launch brands, including the ability to develop a successful marketing strategy, as well as communicate and maintain a specific reputation.
The course provides a framework for understanding and analyzing investment and financial decisions of corporations. Lectures and readings provide an introduction to present value techniques, capital budgeting, capital structure decisions, corporate cost of capital, initial and seasoned equity offerings and an introduction to corporate risk management. Most of the topics presented during the course will also be analyzed and studied using a case study approach.
This course considers the conduct of company operations with responsibility and accountability to their stakeholders and wider society with emphasis on sustainability. The role of the different players will be treated with a particular focus on topics related to the application of ethical principles and consistency of decision-making process with such principles. It explores the consequences of the imposition of new environmental legislation as well as the development and application of the concept of corporate social responsibility within different business contexts.
This course provides the core of corporate strategy through the identification of a superior competitive position, the analysis of a strategic situation and the creation of a proper organizational context to ensure the chosen strategy is the most effective one. Through the analysis of real-world cases, participants develop analytical skills that help them to acquire practical experience in dealing with strategic issues. The course aims to provide an understanding of the basic principles and practices of strategic management. It will develop a dynamic approach to competitive analysis and business strategy that is well suited to today's turbulent competitive environment.
This course provides an understanding of the role of culture in management and organizational processes in today’s inter-cultural business world. After an initial theoretical introduction to the concept of culture, the course will analyze its relevance to organizational issues such as: human resources management, cross-cultural communication, team-work, motivation, and negotiation.
This course presents the legislative concerning the areas of climate change mitigation and energy conservation. Students will learn about the legislative measures that have already been approved as well as measure in the process of being approved. An analysis of the impact of these measures on every stakeholder such as industry, government, and non-governmental organizations, will be presented.
This course introduces the main concepts of financial and managerial accounting. Financial accounting covers accounting notions, principles, and the structure of the three main financial statements. It also includes profitability and financial performance analysis. Managerial accounting includes basic cost concepts, cost behavior patterns, and the use of managerial accounting data for decision-making, management control systems and performance measurement systems. Particular focus is placed on intangible and intellectual capital measurement and reporting, on non-financial performance measurement systems and strategic cost management.
This cycle of seminars constitutes a unique occasion for the MBA students to meet and interact with key leaders of the global economic, social and political scene. These series of lectures, especially designed for the MBA class, reflects the main goal of the Program, which is to link theories and practice.
This course is an introduction to principles and practices of managing a green business. Participants learn the key factors in developing a strategy to create a new sustainable business operation or to improve upon the existing strategy already in place. Special attention is devoted to understanding the “triple bottom line” with a focus on financial, social, and environmental responsibility.
This course examines macroeconomics in open economies that are linked by trade, capital flows, and monetary policies. The goal is to provide a framework for understanding current events affecting the world economy. The participants acquire the analytical tools needed to examine the financial performance of economies, balance of payments problems and policy, the causes and consequences of exchange rate movements and the implications of macroeconomic relationships between countries.
This course will focus on: logistics in commercial relations (especially in intercontinental operations), customer service levels, and distribution costs.
The course focuses on the organization of a company, identifying its characteristics and exploring the strategic design for working in and managing such an organization. The topics covered are focused on specific elements of organizational design linking them to the overarching organizational design system. This course will provide the analytical tools needed to handle the complexity of organizational design in the face of an increasingly globalized and fast-changing business environment. This course also addresses human resource issues from a strategic perspective and will concentrate on the development of concepts and strategies that may increase your effectiveness in developing policies and practices, enhancing the value of the people taking part in your organization.
The objective of this seminar is to provide a general understanding of what general management consulting is and the skills it requires. Students will be exposed to the main consulting frameworks and methods; consulting project activities and situations using business cases; and meet practicing consulting professionals from a variety of firms. As an integral part of the course they will also learn the basic tool required to organize and develop a business plan.
This course addresses the strategic, organizational and managerial issues related to the international application of technologies and innovation development. Particular attention is given to environmental and sustainability issues associated to new product development, R&D, as well as project management. Best practices in management of international projects will be analyzed to address and solve problems at different stages of product life cycle in order to optimize the final performance in terms of quality, time and cost.
The course focuses on the main concepts of marketing management, analyzing both strategic marketing and mixed marketing activities. Specific topics covered are consumer behavior, the buying process, segmentation, product positioning, relationship marketing, branding at national and global levels, mixed marketing activities and investments such as pricing, advertising, and channel management. Participants will be able to plan a marketing strategy for an existing or new product and take it to the mixed marketing stage.
The purpose of this course is to initiate a debate around the role and functioning of modern corporations as sustainability challenges, opportunities and solutions emerge. In particular, the objective is to detail and disentangle the links between corporate strategy, sustainability, and performance measurement systems as a means to translate sustainable strategies into effective outcomes and, at the same time, to provide investors and external stakeholders with a set of metrics that appropriately identify a company’s sustainable value and competitiveness.
Within this perspective, four major learning outcomes are expected:
The main purpose of the course is to give students an introduction to the key analytical tools necessary to effectively pursue the core courses. The course provides a survey of fundamental tools for analyzing financial and managerial problems including time value of money, elements of financial analysis, discounting, data analysis and basics of statistics and econometrics.
The main aim of our teaching staff is to first lay down a solid foundation of theory before starting to build on that by introducing more practical aspects. This will result in you confidently entering the working environments of this industry, ready to deal with the scenarios you will face.
The teaching staff will help you 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; individual assignments and assisted private studying.
The courses are set up 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 School is fully committed to creating employability, by way of a systematic career service action, constantly focused on matching at best the students’ professional projects with the needs companies have.
The internship is an exceptional springboard, suffice it to say that six months after the end of the MBA at Bologna Business School on average 90% of students work in a company.
The BBS Career Service assists and supports students since the very beginning, along a training and professional development path. This is accomplished by organizing a series of workshops, with the aim of providing the fundamental tools and resources to be appropriately prepared for the labor market.
To achieve this goal, students are involved in several workshops, among which we may list:
In addition to this, thanks to the collaboration with professional career counselors, students receive a customized service, in order to understand their strengths and to build a professional development plan, which will turn out to be helpful when looking for an internship. Here follow some of the activities:
Finally, all students can use Job Teaser, a career platform allowing them to be constantly updated on events and job postings in our national and international partners companies, and much more.
The goal of the Career Service is also to allow students to connect with national and international companies. Over the years, Bologna Business School has managed to establish a wide-ranging network and a sound partnership with leading companies in Italy and Europe, thanks to a personalized approach, based on each company’s needs. The collaboration features the following activities:
Our partners are the foremost supporters of our students, with the provision of scholarships, internships and professional opportunities.
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The tuition fees for the Master are 27,000 euros (VAT free) to be paid in three installments (the first one upon enrollment).
The fees include 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: a personal account for the BBS Wi-fi, use of the PCs in the Computer Lab, access to the study areas, access to the internal gym and special rates for the School restaurant. Furthermore, the fee gives participants the right to take advantage of supporting activities of the School, such as the language courses and the master lectures by invitation.
Free parking is also available within the ground of the School.
In addition, with your University of Bologna Student Card you will have access to all university facilities with more than 100 libraries (including online subscriptions and databases), the three city center canteens and all university student related discount offers. Further information on these facilities can be found on the website of the University of Bologna: http://www.unibo.it/en/services-and-opportunities/index.html.
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.
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Bologna Business School offers both full and partial scholarships for participants of the MBA. 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.
The Global MBA offers scholarships of:
AFRICA SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM
BBS and the Foundation for World Wide Cooperation grant the Africa Scholarship Program. This Program aims to facilitate the participation of young bright talents from Africa wishing to pursue an MBA and contribute to the social and economic development of their Continent.
In order to apply it is necessary to have:
This Master is open to all applicants with a Bachelor’s degree obtained at least two years before the enrollment deadline of each round. There are two rounds of admissions, the first round will be open for applications until March, 2018. The second round will close in June, 2018. The two rounds are open to candidates of all nationalities.
Four easy steps to begin with:
Documents that must be sent:
*IMPORTANT: Students possessing a degree obtained outside the EU must submit legal recognition of their qualifications for the purposes of admission to the program, which is issued by the competent Italian Diplomatic Representation in the country in which the degree was obtained (Declaration of Value). Candidates with degrees from within the European Union may request a Diploma Supplement directly from their Universities. Should the candidate be unable to obtain one of these documents before the deadline, it may be temporarily replaced with a Conditional Enrolment Form, which will be sent shortly after applying. Please note that as processing times can be long, the Declaration of Value can be submitted even past the application deadline, although you will only be provsionally admitted until you do so.
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.). The admission board, consisting of Bologna Business School faculty members, reviews the applications on a rolling basis. Candidates will be contacted by an admission team member as soon as their application has reached Bologna Business School.
In line with the number of available places, admission to the program is granted according to the applicants’ position in the list of qualified candidates, drawn up on the basis of the total score awarded at the end of the admission process. Students who achieve positions of merit in the final list of admitted candidates may benefit from full or partial scholarships. All students are eligible to apply for a special long-term and low-interest honor loan.Download Application Form
The documents are:
- MBA Application form (signed)
- Enrollment summary sheet (Studenti Online registration - signed)
- Copy of the payment of the 60 euro fee
- Curriculum vitae (in English)
- Letter of motivation (in English)
- Copy of ID card or passport
- One Passport photograph
- Copy of the degree certificate giving the final score, exams and grades*
- Two letters of reference in English (optional)
- Certificate demonstrating knowledge of the English language (optional)
- GMAT (or GRE) scores (optional)
*For candidates with foreign degrees:
- Degrees from the EU: You'll have to request a European Diploma Supplement from your university.
- Degrees from outside the EU: You'll have to request legal recognition of your degree (Declaration of Value / Dichiarazione di Valore) in order to be admitted to the program, which is issued by the competent Italian Diplomatic Representation in the country in which the degree was obtained.
If you want help with the online registration then contact us and we will be pleased to send you a detailed set of instructions.
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Full Professor of Marketing
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