MASTER IN Management

THE MOST IMPORTANT CHOICE

The Management Master’s course offers those who have a university degree on topics unrelated to management and economics the chance to extend their training on these very subjects, thus opening up to new opportunities on the labor market. Starting from management skills and master lectures on real corporate case studies, the course provides skills and tools, necessary to start a business career with the best training and the right motivation, to manage enterprises and projects. This journey develops the ability to quickly adjust to organizational environments, first of all through the direct contact with managers and professionals, and then thanks to the internship in a company, aimed at matching participants’ aspirations with the labor market needs. Students will have the chance of entering a business network and the alumni community, an invaluable international network to take the first steps of a managerial career. Choosing the Management Master’s course means having a strong motivation and putting oneself to the test with other people sharing the same objective: a change-oriented experience that by honing personal abilities and the previously acquired specialist technical cultural baggage, helps making an informed choice about one’s own professional future. The program features two specializations, in order to make the most of the characteristics of students in the class: “Advanced Services”, devised for those who have a university degree in social subjects or the humanities wishing to access new industries for them, like marketing, communication and human resources, and then “Industrial Activities”, for those who have a university degree in scientific-technological disciplines wishing to operate in consulting, in the production, logistics, innovation management areas and project management.

Would you like to transform your professional perspective? Get in touch with the course program manager: we’ll open you the doors to new opportunities.

 

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.

 


Alessandro Grandi

Alessandro Grandi

Director of Studies
alessandro.grandi@unibo.it

" The Master in Management is designed for individuals who want to invest in their future, and who began university studies in subjects not directly related to management and wish to increase the value of their education. Generally our students arrive to the program with a spirit of change and growth. The goal of the Master in Management is to carry out this objective through an innovative educational experience which is accomplished through direct connections with companies who are able to introduce students to the world of employment and professional growth "

CLASS PROFILE 2016/2017

ACADEMIC BACKGROUND

  • 28

    AVERAGE AGE

  • 49% F - 51% M

    GENDER

Structure

The Master in Management is a full-time program structured in 1500 hours of learning activities over 12 months of study, divided into 326 hours of lectures (of which 230 take place in the full-time phase and 96 in the part-time phase), 549 hours of individual study, and 625 hours of internship.
The Master offers an innovative learning path which combines training activities in the classroom with e-learning, training on the job and internship in a company.

The structure of the Master is divided into three terms:

First term: 4 months of lecturing, full-time

Courses:

  • Administration and Control
  • Marketing
  • Organizational Behavior and Personal Development
  • Information Systems and Office Automation Laboratory
  • Business English
  • Service Management (Advanced Services Track)
  • Production and Logistics (Industrial Activities Track)
  • Business Project

The corporate project concludes the full time training phase and allows participants to interact with select companies by consulting in real-world cases thus allowing them to put into practice the general management skills they have acquired.

Second term: 4-month internship
The internship is carried out in the form of an agreement with companies for the development of projects, assisted by a tutor from the school.

Third term: 4 months of part-time training
The master concludes with 4 months of in depth training activities including distance learning and two/three classroom sessions per month on Fridays and Saturdays to supplement the training course.

Courses:

  • Web Marketing 2.0
  • Corporate Finance
  • Business Strategy
  • Communication (Advanced Services Track)
  • Innovation Management (Industrial Activities Track)

The part-time training provides participants and companies with the chance to enter into collaborative projects while simultaneously taking part in activities related to the internship.

COURSES

Financial and management accounting. The role of CFO in the company. Measuring and interpreting the company's financial performance. Analysis of indices and flows. Cost calculation and analysis for management control. Strategic control and strategic cost management systems. Preliminary economic and financial analysis and budget. Evaluation of managerial performance. Multi-dimensional performance management systems.



Over the last decade sustainability and corporate social responsibility (CSR) practices have become paramount for companies as well as for the society at large. Although most companies have developed sustainability programs over the years, as they are cutting carbon emissions, reducing waste, and otherwise enhancing operational efficiency, we are witnessing a mishmash of sustainability tactics that does not add up to a sustainable strategy. To endure, a sustainable strategy has to cope with the competing – and apparently divergent – interests of all stakeholders: investors, employees, customers, governments, NGOs, society and the natural environment.

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 of the course is to detail and disentangle the links between sustainability, CSR and the key role that digital technologies can play as a mean to translate sustainable strategies into effective outcomes.

Within this perspective, three major learning outcomes are expected:

  • To allow students to gain a solid and robust understanding of what sustainability and corporate social responsibility mean in a business context;
  • To allow students to understand key approaches and frameworks for measuring and reporting sustainability and CSR in organizations;
  • To gain an understanding of what sustainability oriented innovation means and how it can be applied to a digital organizational context.

In order to achieve these objectives the course will combine (i) case studies and whole class discussion; (ii) talks by business leaders and managers dealing with sustainability issues; (iii) lectures.



The course teaches how  to formulate a plan to launch a new business, whether it is a start-up or a new business branch. Students will be guided in the formulation of a business plan, working in small groups and having the opportunity to use all the management’s tools to create a concrete project. The course aim is to understand and define goals and targets of business plans, designing their structure and content, guiding the writing and critical evaluation of the plan and the attached documents.



The course develops the ability to think strategically, to analyze the competitive environment, how to place the company  and create value. The theory and tools behind the strategic formulation are analyzed and applied to corporate cases. The course prepares for the understanding and definition of the company's decision-making process and its strategy, the reading of the competitive environment and its competitors, the analysis of the consistency between market success factors and the company's specific resources and competences, the formulation of competitive or breaking strategies and the redefinition of the market.



From the operational areas of corporate communication (image and positioning, public relations, advertising, promotion and internal communication) to the corporate communication plan (structure, methodology, applications and practice). Introduction to unconventional communication scenarios: guerrilla, viral, multisensory and emotional marketing.

The course is intended to provide the conceptual and practical tools for evaluating and maximizing the value of the business. The themes of capital budgeting (investment assessment), company valuation, cost of capital and financial structure will be discussed.



The course will cover a variety of themes which are emerging as the most prominent ones in the context of digital culture.The following is a preliminary list of the topics that will be considered.

1. Computing: Meaning and Limitations (from Kurt Godel & Alan Turing to Quantum and Beyond).

2. Counter Culture vs. Cyber Culture (Stewart Brand & Bob Taylor, a la' carte).

3. Coding: Meaning and Perspectives.

4. The Internet: Lo and Behold.

5. History of Computation.

6. The New Rise of AI: Of Men and Machines.

7. Text Digitization + Literary Analysis + Maps + Interactive Media + Games + Design + Media Art = Digital Humanities?

8. Big Brother in Action: Surveillance, Hacking, Privacy, Cyber-security and Data.

9. Ethics, Moral Responsibility and Accountability of Computing.

10. The Economics of the New Web.



Strategic, organizational and managerial aspects relevant to the development of innovation. Developing new products including an in-depth overview of the importance and role of R&D. Managing projects related to new products. Developing products and optimizing final performances in terms of quality, time and cost.



From the business model to the operational marketing plan. The fundamental conceptual and quantitative tools necessary for understanding, analyzing and constructing the relationship a company establishes with its market of interest: the centrality of the client, studying acquired behavior, the processes of segmentation and positioning, the development of new products and the spread of innovation, pricing decisions, distribution and communication.



The team building experience as a training tool to enhance relationship and confidence for good teamwork. The course contents analyze how people and groups act and interact within an organization. The aim is to develop knowledge and tools to manage people in the work environment, depending on quantitative results and well-being.



Logistics and lean logistics. Supply chain flow. Materials and inventory management (JIT/JIS, MRP, Kanban). Win-win approaches in the management of materials (continuous replenishment, consignment stock). KPIs and dashboard logistics.



The main aim of the course is to provide tools and methodologies for marketing services that are useful to companies operating in hypercompetitive environments: companies who impose their own strategic practices with the goal of creating value for clients, as a basis for good performance.

Analysis of business models and competitive strategies on the Internet.



Learning method

The educational sessions provide various learning methods, including lectures, simulations, discussions of case studies and presentations by companies, testimonials, and group work.

The curriculum is completed with master lectures held by professionals from the world of business, academia and politics, with opportunities for discussion and interaction with the business world through case histories.

CAREER DEVELOPMENT

Building synergies with businesses is a priority and a distinguishing characteristic of all programs of the Alma Bologna Business School, including the Master in 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 and part-time training are an excellent springboard to the professional world, evidenced by the fact that six months after completing the full-time Master at Alma Bologna Business School, an average of 85% of alumni are working in a company.

Alumni

Camilla Rocca

Branch Assistant, Adecco
Master in Management (a.a. 2016/17)

"After graduating in History and Criticism of Art from Milan University, and despite a great passion that still exists, I felt the need to move towards something that could further enrich me and open the way to work in a company. The Master in Management allowed me to discover first-class qualities and interests; He gave me satisfaction and a 360 degree knowledge of what a company is. Moreover, the master directed me toward a new passion, the HR area. It gave me the tools to analyze and understand the world of work and, above all, the opportunity to become aware of it thanks to a fantastic stage in human resources at the Adecco Italia s.p.a. Thanks to this opportunity I now have a contract as a Branch Assistant and the prospect of being able to grow into a large multinational family and market leader."

Melissa Miuzzi

Rockfall Tecnical Manager, Maccaferri de Mexico
Master in Management (a.y. 2014/15)

"Thanks to the Master in Management I have been able to integrate the engineering knowledge gained at university with the economic and managerial skills. When I enrolled, I did not have any definite expectations, except to better understand the company's dynamics so that I could look at the world of work with a solid awareness. During the internship I started a course in management and quality: I was able to put into practice the acquired knowledge and develop new skills. Later, I joined an international program of the Maccaferri Industrial Group and now I am responsible for the Rockfall sector in Mexico."

Alessandro Maria Beghi

Release / Project Manager, Corporate Digital Division - Max Mara Fashion Group
Master in Management (a.y. 2013/14)

"I enrolled the Bologna Business School Master in Advanced Business Management without a clear idea of ​​"what I wanted to do next" but with the certainty that it was the way to enhance my humanistic training and open the doors of the world of work. And so it was! The Master's curriculum covers the spectrum of management subjects and provides theoretical basics and practical skills to tackle the internship and training on the job that is an integral part of the study path. Thank to this master I learned method and responsibility that I have to test and apply every day on my job. I am currently working in the management of e-commerce projects for the same company I entered for the internship."

Michele Fabiani

Production planning engineer, SCM GROUP
Master in Management (a.y. 2013/14)

"Thank to the Master in Management at Bologna Business School i was able to enrich my skill bag. Coming from engineering studies, I had the opportunity to integrate my technical knowledge with economic-business matters, indispensable to understanding the dynamics of a company. Learning is made very interesting thanks to case studies, project work to be performed in groups or individually, and integrative readings that allow for a good balance between theory and practical application. I had the opportunity to deepen the topics covered through an internship with a focus on production at Vossloh-Schwabe Italia, where I currently work within the Production Planning Department."

Mattia Battistini

Program Manager, Caregiving Italia
Master in Management (a.y. 2011/2012)

"My experience attending the Master in Management at Alma Bologna Business School has been more than positive. Along with excellent classmates I discovered a highly equipped faculty of lecturers. What made the difference was the ability to interview for positions at a level which I could’ve only dreamed of reaching previously with only my degree in History. Thanks to this Master I am currently working in Marketing and Business Development for a company in Bologna. The advice I can give to all future students is: apply, this Master will open the doors to your future!"

Gerardo Famiglietti

Export Manager, Unigrà
Master in Management (a.y. 2012/2013)

"After my degree in History from the University of Bologna, my priority was to enrich my academic path by acquiring all the necessary tools and skills necessary for entering the world of business. This Master has given me the opportunity to simultaneously embrace multiple aspects, practical and theoretical, and put me in direct contact with an important network of professionals. More than this, it has been the most important starting point for achieving my goals: after an internship at Unigrà, which allowed me to put my recently acquired skills into practice, I am now an Export Manager at the very same company. I coordinate the company’s international activities with the aim of developing new business abroad. This position allows me to travel extensively, experience new worlds and new realities. Lately I’ve been working directly in the South American market, where I’ve been satisfied with the results and the prospect of expanding my personal professional network."

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 Management are:

ADECCO ANCORA SERVIZI BANCA POPOLARE EMILIA ROMAGNA BLUBAI BVM LES COPAINS CAMST CNA CNA SERVIZI COMUNICHIAMO COOP ALLEANZA 3.0 COSWELL CREDEM CRIF CULLIGAN ITALIANA DIEGO DELLA PALMA ERNST & YOUNG FABBRI 1905 FONDAZIONE ALDINI VALERIANI GENERALI ASSICURAZIONI GRUPPO HERA GRUPPO MANUTENCOOP INSPIRING IT EXISTS & TRUE PLACES JANUS PAGANI AUTO PANINI PAOLO CASTELLI PDFOR PHILIP MORRIS QUANTILITY REVLON SCS CONSULTING SIGMA UNIGRA' VOLTECO YOOX

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FEES

The tuition fee for the Master is 6,400 euros (VAT free) to be paid in three installments:

  • First installment: 1.000 euros
  • Second installment: 3.000 euros
  • Third installment: 2.400 euros

The fee includes participation in theMaster, all the study material available through the online platform, and access to the Alma 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 the 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. More information is available on the site of the University of Bologna: http://www.unibo.it/it/servizi-e-opportunita

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 provides merit-based partial scholarships to the leading candidates in the selection process.

The cost of enrollment may be covered or sponsored by third parties: public entities, foundations or companies.

REQUIREMENTS

The Master is exclusively for candidates who hold a Master’s degree, Specialist degree or degree from the old university system in humanities, social or scientific disciplines (eg: Literature, Philosophy, Languages, Political Science, Education, Biology, Physics, Pharmacy, Industrial Chemistry or Engineering).
The degree must be obtained before the enrollment deadline. Auditors do not need to possess a university degree.

APPLICATION PROCESS

Admission to the Master requires passing selections by means of a motivational interview, designed to assess the candidate’s professional project and ensuring consistency with the objectives of the Master.

FAQs

The second level Master is accessible only to those who have a bachelor's degree from the old system or a Laurea Magistrale/Specialistica. To access the first level Master a three-year undergraduate degree or a bachelor’s degree in the old system is sufficient.
Access to a first level University Master requires at least a three-year Bachelor’s degree (or the Bachelor’s degree in the old system); for a second level Master's Degree, the Laurea Magistrale/Specialistica (or the Bachelor’s degree of the old system) is necessary.
Enrolling in multiple university courses is not allowed. Therefore, if you are already enrolled in a degree at this or another university prior to registration into the master you are required to apply for a suspension of studies ("career freeze") at the secretariat of the specific School. During the suspension period you will not be able to undertake exams nor accumulate attendance related to the suspended degree.
Yes, you can enroll prior recognition of the degree at the Italian Embassy or Consulate in the country where it was obtained. More details are available in the tender announcement.
Upon registration and payment of the admission fee, you must submit or send via registered mail to Alma Bologna Business School (Via degli Scalini 18-40136 Bologna), the following documents:
• a copy of the receipt for the fee of 60.00 euro for administrative services;
• summary sheet;
• a copy of your ID;
• Undergraduate Degree (or substitute statement);
• curriculum vitae;
• any additional titles to be assessed for admission purposes.
No, once you pass the selections, you can decide whether to formalize the registration to the Master through the registration process. However, it is essential to participate in the selection process and to pass it in order to be able to register.
It is essential, for the purpose of registration, to have completed the degree by the registration deadline.
As long as you have passed the selection process, you can still register as an auditor.
An auditor is someone who participates in a master and who has passed the selection stage but doesn’t have an MA/Specialist degree/degree according the old system/ or hasn’t be graduated within the call’s deadline. An auditor can participate in all lessons, academic activities and to the internship (not compulsory). An auditor doesn’t need to take exams and therefore is not awarded CFU. An auditor will however receive a certificate of attendance by the University of Bologna. Instead of paying €11.200 an auditor pays €9.200
The University of Bologna uses the ECTS system accurately applying the European Credit Transfer System (ECTS) in all courses of the first cycle (Laurea), second cycle (Laurea Magistrale) and unified cycle. ECTS is a recognized standard created with the goal of supporting mobility and cultural exchange among students at the European level. This standard allows for the comparison of credit systems used by Universities and higher education institutions in Europe, to plan and implement the learning path of students. This allows students who study in one country to see their studies recognized at an institution in another country that applies the same standard.
Yes, every Master is composed of multiple courses, each with an exam at the end and based on whose completion the student earns the relative CFU for the course.
You can contact the Help Desk directly via e-mail: help.studentionline@unibo.it, or by telephone: +39 0512099882; or you can apply online: https://studenti.unibo.it/sol/welcome.htm
The School supports students in finding housing, providing references of accommodation facilities and private residences that have been used by former students.
The School organizes several occasions for meetings, discussion, networking, training, refresher training reserved for the Alumni Community (those who have attended a course in Alma Bologna Business School). For further information visit the Community section of our website.
Unlike the Laurea Magistrale or Specialistica, a University Master's degree actively involves students in practical cases, providing skills that facilitate immediate entry into the labor market. Specifically, the Master in Business Management, before the internship period, requires the development of a business plan that is carried out for the duration of the master and 3 one-month-long company projects each with a company chosen by the participant.
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