Quick notes on studying MBA in Italy:

Most fashion designing courses come to mind when you think about studying Italy! However, Italy has some very popular MBA programs and especially students who are wishing to study the best of both, fashion or design and management, Italy offers several MBA options where a student can specialize in Luxury Brand, Luxury Business and more.

  1. Language of Instruction/Teaching: You will find that most MBA programs in Italy are taught in English and hence you should not face any difficulty.
  2. Duration of MBA: MBA in Italy can be finished in 1 year.
  3. Intakes: Most MBA programs in Italy will begin in September. Some MBA programs in Italy also begin in January or March/April.
  4. Cost of MBA in Italy: Course fee for MBA in Italy ranges between 19000 to 30,000 Euro. Only some Italian MBAs like SDA Bocconi MBA may go up to 48000 Euro.
  5. Work Experience Requirement: Most MBA programs in Italy will NOT need work experience. Recommended work experience is at least 2 years after graduation though else students can consider studying Masters in Italy.
  6. GMAT / GRE: Most Italian MBAs will NOT need a GMAT. Perhaps only SDA Bocconi will ask for a GMAT.
  7. English Language Requirement: Either IELTS test or TOEFL test is compulsory. The test could be done within one month from the date you decide to take the test ie. preparing for the test, registering for the test, to appearing for it. If you need to register for the test or need help or coaching, you could contact us at +91 9820864001. If however you have studied in English medium all throughout the English test can be waived. Contact us for more getting your IELTS waived.
  8. Italian Language Certificate / Test: Studying Italian language is NOT necessary to apply for an MBA in Italy because most MBA programs are taught in English. We however recommend our students to learn Italian, so that your interaction with others enhances, you could network better, and while finding jobs after MBA, it is easier for you to prepare for and crack the interview.
  9. Time to Apply: Best time to apply for MBA in Italy is Nov to Jan for a September start. Different Universities have different deadlines.
  10. Work DURING Study: Students can work up to 20 hours per week during course and full time during holidays. (say 40 hours approx. per week)

Quick reasons to study an MBA in Italy:

  • Italy is among the top 10 destinations in the world to study an MBA.
  • MBA programs in Italy are taught in English, are easily priced at half of what you may spend at other top study destinations.
  • Italian MBAs are recognized world wide and many MBA courses in Italy come with either an internship or management assignments after your study.
  • Italy has the fashion capital of the world and wherever you go – Rome, Milan, Venice, Florence – you are bound to be inspired.
  • Food in Italy – what can one say about this! Its one of the best in the world. In fact in your home country, you’d be dying to catch up with folks at an Italian restaurant.

Some popular MBA programs in Italy with their duration, requirement, MBA specializations, fees, etc. are listed below:

University of Bologna, Bologna Business School

MBA at BBS, Italy:

MBA Design, Fashion and Luxury Goods (with 500 hours internship)

MBA China/Far East and Europe Business Relations (with 500 hours internship)

MBA Corporate Finance (with 500 hours internship)

MBA Food and Wine (with 500 hours internship)

MBA Green Energy and Sustainable Business (with 500 hours internship)

MBA Innovation Management / Mechanics & Automation (with 500 hours internship)

MBA International Processes (with 500 hours internship)

MBA Fees at BBS: 27,000 EUR

Duration: 12 months

Intakes: September

Avg. Work Experience in the BBS MBA Class: 6.0 years

Class Size: 18 to 20 students


SDA Bocconi School of Management, Milan, Italy

MBA: SDA Bocconi MBA

MBA Concentrations:

MBA Finance and Financial Institutions

MBA Innovation, Product Development, Execution

MBA Customer Marketing and Social Media

MBA Private Equity, Entrepreneurship and Renewal

MBA Luxury Business Management

SDA Bocconi MBA Fees: 48,000 EUR (Fees can be paid in 4 installments)

Duration: 12 months

Intakes: October

Avg. Work Experience: 5.0 yrs

Class Size: Around 50 students

Financial Times ranked SDA Bocconi MBA as 25th Top MBA in the World (Financial Times Ranking 2016)

Forbes (2015) ranked SDA Bocconi as Top 5 International B-Schools outside the US

St. John’s University, USA – Rome Campus

MBA: MBA in International Business

MBA Concentrations:


International Business

Marketing Management

MBA Fees: USD 33000 (29600 EUR approx..)

Duration: 12 Months

Intakes: September

The majority of faculty comes from St. John’s University in New York. The classes offered at the New York campuses are open to all students enrolled in Rome campus programs.


MIB School of Management, Trieste, Italy

MBA: MBA in International Business

MBA Fees: 15000 EUR

Duration: 12 Months

Intakes: September

Work Exp. Required: 3 years


Accademia del Lusso, Milan, Italy

MBA: MBA Luxury Brand Management, Milan – Paris

Location: Milan – 1st Term; Paris – 2nd Term (at Mod’Art International Paris)

MBA Fees: 15600 EUR

Intakes: September

Students need to undertake 6 months internship in any country

MBA taught in English:

UniversityMBALocationMBA FeesDurationIntakes
Università di Pisa · University of Pisa ItalyMBA – Master in Business AdministrationPisa800012 MonthsJanuary
MIP Politecnico di Milano ItalyInternational MBAMilan3100012 MonthsSeptember
Luiss Guido Carli ItalyAviation MBARome2000012 MonthsNovember
Universita Cattolica del Sacro Cuore – Alta Scuola Impresa e Società (ALTIS) ItalyMBA Global Business and SustainabilityMilan1000012 MonthsNovember
Fondazione CUOA ItalyInternational MBAAltavilla Vicentina (VI)200009 MonthsNovember
CIMBA ItalyMBAPaderno del Grappa TV45000 (USD)11 MonthsSeptember
European School of Economics ESE ItalyMBA MarketingRome, Milan, Florence1900012 MonthsAugust
European School of Economics ESE ItalyMBA International FinanceRome, Milan, Florence1900012 MonthsAugust
European School of Economics ESE ItalyMBA EntrepreneurshipRome, Milan, Florence1900012 MonthsAugust
European School of Economics ESE ItalyMBA International BusinessRome, Milan, Florence1900012 MonthsAugust
Rome Business School ItalyMBARome1900014 to 17 MonthsMarch
IED, Italy – Istituto Europeo di Design Venice ItalyMBA for Arts and Cultural EventsVeniceTBC11 MonthsFebruary


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