Curriculum

Structure of the program

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THEORY AND PRACTICAL CLASS ACTIVITIES, OUT-OF-THE-CLASSROOM EXPERIENCE

The LUISS Part-Time MBA combines classroom theory and practice with hands on seminars and an out-of-the-classroom field project. Students acquire a thorough knowledge of the functional areas of business leadership and management as well as practical skills to put their learning to work.

The program is divided into 4 terms across 2 years, and at the end of each term students are required to take exams. Students begin with the core disciplinary areas. They end by selecting an industry focus to develop a more flexible curriculum and focus on a particular area of interest. The program ends after the Field projects.

  • Term 1Year 1 (Mar/Jul)
  • Term 2Year 1 (Sep/Feb)
  • Term 3Year 2 (Mar/July)
  • Term 4Year 2 (Sep/Dec)

CORE DISCIPLINARY AREAS

The core business courses help you to understand the fundamental operational and strategic business concepts.

The core courses belong to the following disciplinary areas:

  • Accounting, Finance and Banking
  • Law
  • Economics
  • Organization and People Management
  • Innovation and Operations
  • Marketing
  • Strategy

LEARNING LABS

Starting from Term 1, students take part in the Learning Labs, including an AdVenture Lab that allows them to develop an entrepreneurial project as well as Labs in Soft Skills, Social Impact, Project Management and Digital Skills.

LEADER FOR TALENT

Leader for Talent (#L4T) is a series of meetings with speakers from the corporate world. The meetings are with business leaders from major organizations, oriented to management best practices and designed to offer the opportunity to debate current business issues to enrich your professional and soft skills

DOING GLOBAL BUSINESS

The business world is rapidly evolving and increasingly more international; knowledge of diverse cultural differences is necessary and expected among business leaders in EU, BRICS, MENA and NAFTA countries. You will develop crucial skills and knowledge of how business is conducted in the world’s various economies.

INDUSTRY FOCUS

To enrich their curricula, students can choose among a variety of industries to get a general knowledge of different sectors, identifying the key players and the relevant trends. All the focuses are presented by high-ranking managers from each sector

Aviation: Study the unique features of the aviation industry, including the unique management and leadership challenges of the sector.

Banking: The banking industry is facing deep change. Learn about the service models and product offers that future banks will need to survive and prosper. Understand how banks must adapt to customers’ needs by providing new products, services and channels.

Energy: Focus on the competitive and institutional environment of the energy industry, including all the firms acting in the energy value chain, energy generation and distribution.

Entertainment: Learn about the sectors in which the main resources are intangible assets, such as music, film, books, games and television. These industries include businesses focused on the creation and exploitation of intellectual property rights, together with artistic and culture features.

Health and Pharmaceutical: Study the key characteristics of the healthcare and pharmaceutical industries. Students will learn about managing firms operating in a multinational environment across the sector, covering everything from research to marketing as well as changing industry dynamics.

Information and Communication Technologies (ICT): Use the most advanced tools to understand the latest industry trends. Identify how technology is creating new development paths for business ideas and strategies.

Luxury and Fashion: The Italian luxury and fashion industry is one of the most important industries in Italy and a leading driver of the economy. Examine how the entry of new international leaders has introduced innovative marketing techniques such as CRM, brand stretching and experiential marketing and understand their role in delivering sustainable competitive advantage.

Tourism: Being at the heart of globalization, the tourism industry has gained major economic importance over the last 50 years. Study the impact of substantial growth in the tourism sector including the latest trends such as sustainable tourism, as well as the significant economic contribution that tourism makes in Italy and around the world.

A minimum of seven students are required for an elective to be run during the program.

GOING GLOBAL

Global business calls for leaders with cross-border capabilities. The Part-Time MBA helps you gain insights into global markets and trends through academic, social and cultural activities with an international focus, including cross-country business case competitions and the opportunity to spend a term abroad in the international exchange program

International Week

The MBA International Week organized for the 26th LUISS MBA, focuses on Made-in-Italy and aims to bring together talented students from international business schools. Business Case “Benetton Sales Distribution Channel Strategy – The Franchising Expansionis developed in collaboration with Benetton Group. The program structure includes workshops held by Benetton Guest Speakers and LUISS Faculty, group works on business case, a learning tour to Benetton distinctive locations and side events. During this week, students will have a great chance to meet and interact with the Benetton team.

International Exchange Program

LUISS Business School offers the opportunity to complete the MBA through an Exchange Program with leading international business schools and universities including:

Australia
Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology

China
Fudan University, School of Management
Hong Kong Baptist University, School of Business

Croatia
Zagreb School of Economics and Management

Estonia
Estonian Business School

France
EM Lyon Business School
ESSEC School of Business

Japan
Nagoya University of Commerce and Business, Graduate School of Business

Mexico
IPADE Business School

USA
Florida International University, Chapman Graduate School
Indiana University, Kelley School of Business
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Kenan-Flagler Business School
University of San Diego, School of Business

Vietnam
Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology

GOING GLOBAL

Global business calls for leaders with cross-border capabilities. The Part-Time MBA helps you gain insights into global markets and trends through academic, social and cultural activities with an international focus, including cross-country business case competitions and the opportunity to spend a term abroad in the international exchange program

International Week

The MBA International Week organized for the 26th LUISS MBA, focuses on Made-in-Italy and aims to bring together talented students from international business schools. Business Case “Benetton Sales Distribution Channel Strategy – The Franchising Expansionis developed in collaboration with Benetton Group. The program structure includes workshops held by Benetton Guest Speakers and LUISS Faculty, group works on business case, a learning tour to Benetton distinctive locations and side events. During this week, students will have a great chance to meet and interact with the Benetton team.

International Exchange Program

LUISS Business School offers the opportunity to complete the MBA through an Exchange Program with leading international business schools and universities including:

Australia
Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology

China
Fudan University, School of Management
Hong Kong Baptist University, School of Business

Croatia
Zagreb School of Economics and Management

Estonia
Estonian Business School

France
EM Lyon Business School
ESSEC School of Business

Japan
Nagoya University of Commerce and Business, Graduate School of Business

Mexico
IPADE Business School

USA
Florida International University, Chapman Graduate School
Indiana University, Kelley School of Business
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Kenan-Flagler Business School
University of San Diego, School of Business

Vietnam
Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology

During the final months of the Part-Time MBA, students apply the skills acquired during the program to a Field project. Part-Time MBA students are divided by the Faculty into groups, and each is given a real business project within a leading Italian or international company, working side by side with highly experienced managers developing the project. In the past students have worked with companies such as Abbott, Disney, Microsoft, the Coca-Cola Company and Wind3.

 

The Graduation Day represents the conclusion of this intensive path. It is a moment of joy for the graduates and their families, and also a moment of discussion and reflection about the meaning of success.

The event includes:

  • Inspirational Speech: A motivational lecture by a senior leader from the business community
  • Q&A sessions with the Guest Speaker
  • Graduation Wishes by Part-Time MBA graduates
  • The award ceremony for graduating students