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  • Tuition Fee:
  • Local: $ 30k / Year
  • Foreign: $ 30k / Year
  • Languages of instruction:
  • English

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    In the continuously evolving environment of the financial industry, it is increasingly important to possess the specific know-how and become acquainted with the best practices of the field. Now, more than ever, corporations require outstanding professionals.

    The MBA Corporate Finance is an intensive 12-month international program taught entirely in English. It is designed to enhance management knowledge and skills, setting solid foundations for a career in the financial industry. Bologna Business 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.

    Internship & Career
    Creating employability is one of the primary goals of the MBA Banking and Finance program. Therefore, interaction between theory and practice is an essential part of the curriculum: master lectures, testimonials, analysis of business cases, and in-company visits will take place throughout the year and will go side by side the core academic courses.

    The program also includes a 500-hour internship scheduled in the last period of the program. Internships will take place in the banking and financial sector. The internship represents an opportunity for MBA participants to analyze real company problems, develop strategies, and elaborate action plans together with upper level managers.

    BBS's partners have been involved in our academic activities over the years in many different ways: participating in project works, master lectures, and testimonials, offering scholarships, hosting our student internships, or employing our alumni.

    The Masters degree is a 12-month full-time program that includes 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 on the specific subjects of each track.

    I Term: September 2015 December 2015

    General Management Courses: Corporate Finance, Corporate Strategy, Financial and Managerial Accounting, International Finance, Marketing Management, Cross-cultural Management, Organizational Analysis: Leading People and Organizations

    II Term III Term: January 2016 May 2016

    Track Specific Courses: Corporate Risk Management, Corporate Governance, M&A Restructuring, Finance in Emerging Markets, Business Law, Investments, Debt Instruments and Markets, Business Development Laboratory

    The three terms are followed by an internship period of 500 working hours. 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.


    Requirements for the 2015-2016 intake are:·Undergraduate degree (or higher)·Two+ years of qualified work experience·English proficiencyTest of English as a Foreign Language is required of all candidates whose native language is not English.ApplicationThe admissions process is divided into two rounds of application:APPLICATION DEADLINE:Round I: April 15, 2015Round 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.).The Admission Board, made up of Bologna Business School faculty members, reviews the applications on a rolling basis. Candidates will be contacted by an admissions team member as soon as their application has reached Bologna Business School.

    At Bologna Business School we understand the importance of financial aid in supporting our students in achieving their educational goals. We are aware that an advanced, high quality training path can be a significant commitment but we also truly believe that investing in ones future always pays back.

    Bologna Business School offers over 50 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.

    Thanks to an agreement between Bologna Business School and UniCredit, MBA participants are also eligible to apply for a long-term, low-interest and no collateral honor loan. The loan will cover the full amount of the tuition fee or the portion of it not covered by scholarships. 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.

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