Top Business Schools in Italy for International Students

25 September, 2020



For business and management enthusiasts, this country of food and fashion has always been a fascinating choice. Every year, thousands of professionals and international students come to study in Italy for its courses like International MBA, Masters in International Business, BBA, Executive MBA, and so on. Three of the business schools in Italy have made it to the top MBA Rankings by QS, and every year, the teaching standards have gone up as well as the acceptance of an Italian MBA in the global market. As an international business education aspirant, what are the best business schools in Italy? Let’s Find out: 

Top Business Schools in Italy for International Students

SDA Bocconi School of Management

SDA Bocconi School of Management is the only business school in Italy to feature among the Top Global MBA programs by the Financial Times. It is by far the most famous and prestigious business school in Italy. The school is triple accredited by AACSB, AMBA, and EQUIS; and that makes it one of the 1% of the total business schools in the world to have that. It was also rated best ROI for MBA in business schools of Europe along with the giants like IMD Business School, INSEAD, and Imperial College Business School. The most sought after programs at SDA Bocconi would be Full-time MBA and Global Executive MBA.

Bologna Business School (BBS)

Though Bologna Business School was established in 2000, it is affiliated with the oldest university in the world, the University of Bologna. It was established as the result of the association between the University of Bologna, the Fondazione Guglielmo Marcon, and  Fondazione Carisbo. It is also one of the largest business schools under a public university in Italy. The courses at Bologna Business School are available in both Italian and English. The business school thus truly extends the ancient university’s global reach. Global MBA, Executive MBA, MBA for Food and Wine, MBA in Automation and Robotics are some of the most sought after programs at BBS.

MIP Politecnico di Milano

This business school is a part of the largest technical university in Italy, Politecnico di Milano. The school offers a fast track 12 month MBA which is the most popular among international candidates. Being the largest technical university in Italy, the MBA aspirants from this business school receive projects from many multinational and Italian companies alike. Along with the 12 month MBA, Flexible MBA, and International Flex-EMBA are the courses to look forward to. The most lucrative part of MIP is the courses offered for MBA: Digital Transformation & Big Data, Entrepreneurship, Innovation & Startup Development, Global & Sustainable Management, and Luxury & Design Management.

Rome Business School

With students coming from more than 150 countries, Rome Business School is one of the most international business schools not only in Italy but in Europe. The school also offers international partnerships with some of the most prestigious B-schools in the world like EAE Business School in Spain and ESLSCA in France. The university offers 14 master’s programs on campus or online, three only-online courses for professional learning, and two executive courses in Italian. Most sought after courses at Rome Business School are MBA, Master in Human Resource Management, Master in Fashion and Design Management, Master in Data Science, and Master in Project Management.

MIB Trieste School of Management

Considered as one of the most rewarding yet affordable business schools in Italy, MIB Triste School of Management also holds a high number of international candidates, with 47% of its total students coming from outside of Italy. At 25,000 euros for a 12-months international MBA, it is one of the best budget MBA courses in Europe with high ROI. The top courses at MIB Trieste School of Management include an MBA in International Business and a Master in Insurance and Risk Management. Both courses are also available for Executives, with a duration of 24 months.