When deciding where to study for your MBA or Master’s program, consider how much you can learn from the country and environment where you are studying. Italy is a country rich in creativity, innovation, history and culture.  Studying at LUISS Business School provides the opportunity to experience learning “Made in Italy”.

Here are the top 5 reasons why you should consider learning in Italy.

#1 MADE IN ITALY 

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Italy is one of 22 countries qualified as ‘country brands’. It ranks #1 for Tourism and Heritage & Culture and #18 overall. Country brands are perceived as strong across six dimensions: three Status dimensions – Quality of Life, Value System and Business Potential – and three Experience dimensions – Heritage & Culture, Tourism and ‘Made In’ expertise[1].

Italy is one of the leading countries in fashion design and fashion is an important part of Italian culture. It is home to many well-known fashion brands including Armani, Diesel, Dolce & Gabbana, Fendi, Salvatore Ferragamo, Gucci, Prada, Missoni, Moschino, Valentino and Versace[2].


[1] Source: Country Brand Index, 2014-15, Future Brand. LINK 
[2] Source:  Global Language Monitor LINK 

#2 PRODUCT INNOVATION AND SME NETWORKS 

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Italy enjoys a reputation as a world leader for quality and excellence in products ranging from high technology to sectors reflecting creativity, style and ingenuity. Well-known Italian companies include Alessi, Ducati, Ferrari, Fiat, Luxottica and STMicroelectronics.

Besides the exceptional quality of Italian food, wine, wool, fabrics, glassware, jewelry, silk, shoes, furniture, lamps and domestic appliances, Italian industry is a world leader in many sectors such as machine tools, biotechnologies, microelectronics, packaging and food processing, biomedical devices and ships[3].

Italy has an extensive network of SMEs and many industrial clusters able to supply high-quality intermediate products tailored to meet customers’ needs. Their entrepreneurial spirit and close relationships contribute to Italy’s reputation for innovation[4].


[3] Source: Confindustria. LINK 
[4] Source:  Invest in Italy. LINK

#3 ART, HISTORY AND TOURISM 

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Italy counts 51 UNESCO World Heritage Sites within its borders, more than any other country on the World Heritage List[5].  Italy is also 5th among the world’s top destinations with more than 50 million international tourist visitors annually[6].


[5] Source: States Parties/Italy, UNESCO’s World Heritage Centre. LINK 
[6] Source: UNWTO Tourism Highlights, 2016 Edition; World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) ©

#4 WORLD LEADER IN FOOD EXPORTS

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Italy is a world leader in Food Exports, including pasta, wine, coffee, chocolate products, tomatoes, apples and grapes, led by companies such as Barilla, Buitoni, Ferrero, Lavazza and San Pellegrino[7].

Italy is among the top three European countries for agricultural production.  Fruit and vegetables, viticulture and olive crops are the main sectors of Italian agriculture[8].


[7] Source: The Fortis-Corradini Index. LINK 
[8] Source: The economic performance of agriculture in Italy. Year 2016, ISTAT (The Italian National Institute for Statistics). LINK 

#5 QUALITY OF LIFE

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Italy ranks as the healthiest population in the world, according to Bloomberg’s Global Health Index.  Italy is ranked top of 163 countries[9].


[9] Source: 2017 Bloomberg’s Global Health Index, Bloomberg. LINK 

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10/07/2017