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Bologna Business School - University of Bologna:
Alma Graduate School becomes the Foundation of the University of Bologna, with a new name, Bologna Business School, thus strengthening its international reach, as seen in an increasing number of initiatives in the English language intended for a global audience, such as regular conferences, summer school, short-term courses, fellowships, exchange programs, and last but not least full professional Master programs.

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12-month International MBA Programs Taught Entirely in English

The curriculum of the each of our MBA programs is divided in two main parts: General Management (core courses), and a number of Specialized Courses which specific to your chosen concentration. Our programs also feature a Business English course; and intensive Italian classes are offered free of charge to international participants who wish to improve their language skills during their stay in Italy. The following General Management core courses are studied by all MBA students:

- Corporate Strategy
- Corporate Finance
- International Finance
- Financial and Managerial Accounting
- Leading People and Organizations
- Marketing Management

MBA Concentrations:

Corporate Finance
The curriculum of the Corporate Finance concentration aims 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 banking industry and financial organizations.

Specialized courses:
- Banking and Finance I
- Banking and Finance II
- Behavioral Finance
- Business Development Laboratory
- Consumer Analysis and Profitability
- Central Banking and Monetary Policy
- Customer Satisfaction and Business Performance
- Fixed Income
- Financial Risk Management

China/Far East and Europe Business Relations
This concentration 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.

Specialized courses:
- Business Development Laboratory
- Cross-cultural Management
- Europe-China/Far East: Law and Regulation
- Financial and Banking System in Europe and China/Far East
- International Production and Logistics
- Industrial History and Development in Europe and China/Far East
- Industrial Investments in Europe and China/Far East
- Retail Structure and Behavior in Europe and China/Far East

Design, Fashion and Luxury Goods
The curriculum of the MBA Design, Fashion and Luxury Goods is 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.

Specialized courses:
- Business Development Laboratory
- Cross-cultural Management
- Fashion Tradition and Products: Clothing and Leather Goods
- Gemology and Watches
- International Trade
- International Production and Logistics
- Industrial Design and Branding
- Luxury Goods: Boats, Cars and Motorbikes
- Parfumes & Eyewear

Food and Wine
The curriculum of the MBA Food and Wine is divided in two main parts: General Management (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.

Specialized courses:
- Brand Communication and Reputation Management
- Cross-cultural Management
- Food and Wine Culture
- Food and Wine Distribution and Retail
- International Trade
- Management of Agri-food Companies
- Management and Creativity in the Restaurant Industry
- Sustainable Agriculture and Tourism

Green Energy and Sustainable Businesses
The Green Energy concentration is designed to provide an opportunity for specialization and in-depth focus on financial viability, ecological sustainability, and social equity.

Specialized courses:
- Business Ethics
- Corporate Social Responsibility
- Cross-cultural Management
- Environmental Law
- Green Strategy and Sustainable Development
- Global Technology Management
- Measuring Sustainable Performance
- Planning and Launching Green and Sustainable Businesses
- Sustainable Operations Management

Entry Requirements

Admissions requirements for the 2015-2016 intake are:
- Undergraduate degree;
- 2+ years of qualified work experience;
- English proficiency.

The admissions process is divided into two rounds of application:

Round I: April 15, 2015
Round II: June 15, 2015 (June 30, 2015 for EU graduates)

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).

Master in Marketing, Communication and New Media

Bologna Business School aims to create graduates who are prepared and able to carry out marketing and communication activities with special focus on web 2.0 and social networking, take on board managerial roles or enter into consulting careers in an industry undergoing a continuous revolution.

Social media has changed the paradigm from which we interpret reality and this is being recognised by companies in the world, who are constantly increasing the amount that they invest in their online advertising. The global connectivity is getting bigger through the expansion of mobile devices. What we are witnessing is more than a technological revolution, it is a deep socio-cultural transformation.

The Master in Marketing, Communication and New Media offers tools to address all activities related to market research and business communication. Graduates of this master's program find jobs in the communication and marketing departments of service and manufacturing enterprises, public administration companies and consulting firms, with specific focus on digital communication, web marketing and advertising.

• Accounting
• Business and Trade Marketing
•  Corporate Communication
•  Digital Interactive Marketing
•  Industry Structure of Digital Communication
•  Information Systems & Databases
•  Integrated Communication Planning
•  Marketing & Marketing Research
•  Search Marketing and Web Analytics
•  Web Technologies

The Master is a 12-month full-time program divided in two terms, followed by an internship project.

    First term: December 2014 - April 2015
    Second term: April 2015 - July 2015
    Internship: August 2015 - December 2015

- In the first term students will cover 5 courses: Accounting, Corporate Communication, Information Systems and Databases, Business & Trade Marketing and Marketing & Marketing Research.
- Those students interested can also choose to take an extra curricular course in Italian language.
- The second term involves 6 courses: Digital Interactive Marketing, Integrated Communication Planning, Industry Structure of Digital Communication, Strategic Positioning & Online/Offline Reputation, Search Marketing & Web Analyticsfor Businesses and Web Technologies.

The program is structured in 1500 hours of learning activities (400 hours of classroom instruction, 600 hours of individual study and 500 hours of internship) corresponding to 60 credits.

Admission Requirements:

- Undergraduate Degree (the title must be obtained by the enrollment deadline)
- English language proficiency

Admission to the program is subject to the positive assessment of the candidates'  individual interview and English test. Students who achieve positions of merit in the final list of qualified candidates may benefit from partial scholarships. All students are eligible to apply for a special long-term and low-interest honor loan.

We are glad to announce another admission round from December 2, 2014 to December 12, 2014 for 5 available places.

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