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07 September 2021

Be a change leader: the post-Covid challenge of the Luiss Business School

This is the main goal addressed by Matteo Caroli, Associate Dean for internationalization, during the Graduation Day with the students of the international Masters: «It's your time to inspire». «You can achieve everything in life if you don't give up»: is the message of the student Jolda Tomani, during the Valedictorian Speech. «It's time to become change-agents». With this advice Matteo Caroli, Associate Dean for internationalization of the Luiss Business School, hailed the Graduation Day of the students of the nine international masters, edition 2018/2019. In the post-Covid world, while we're facing the effects of the pandemic on our economy and society, being a change leader, a person who can inspire personal and professional communities, will be a key factor for the years to come. «It's time to become change-agents in the evolution of your organizations and time to adapt yourself to the frequent changes and transformations», said professor Caroli, who recollected all the stages of the long path walked by the students. They improved their skills and acquired new ones, expanded their network and, by the end, they had «the opportunity to grow». Graduation Day is the final step in this educational path, but it is also «the starting point» for their personal and professional future development. This complex, dynamic and challenging environment requires change agents who can also be leaders of this New Normal time. Thus, Luiss Business School believes that «education is much more than what you learn; it is about how you think and how you act. Our daily commitment is to develop passionate and inspiring leaders who believe growth and entrepreneurship are essential to achieve great results». «Being here showed me that you can achieve everything in life if you don't give up – said Jold Tomani, student of Risk management and insurance, during the Valedictorian Speech. – After finishing my bachelor’s degree in Albania in Business Administration, I decided that I had to find an opportunity to attend the master abroad or not to do the master at all: being accepted with a full scholarship taught me that if you want something, you have to try and don't give up». Living abroad, without friends who speak your language and share the same culture, makes students grow in many ways and let them change their mindset. Thanks to all the experiences shared by professors and successful leaders, students can learn how to translate vision into reality. «The most important thing that I've gained from the master is the development of the soft skills – continued Tomani, who dedicated the degree to her father – I do believe that it is very important to strengthen the hard skills and doing the best in what you do. But if you don't have the soft skills to cooperate and communicate effectively with others, even the best product won't be sold. And the best product is ourselves». The Luiss Business School Alumni become ambassadors in all professional communities, in Italy and abroad. This is powered by the “Connect” community, an exclusive network platform where the Luiss Business School Alumni have the chance to keep on talking with their peers and colleagues, matching with new professional opportunities. Starting from the Graduation Day every is welcome to “Connect”, where all the photos of the ceremony are now available. Register now! 9/7/2021

30 August 2021

International Prize Generazione Contemporanea: sixth edition

The Luiss Creative Business Centre announces the sixth edition of the International Prize Generazione Contemporanea, aimed at promoting Italian and foreign contemporary art, supporting artists under 35, and expanding Luiss Business School’s permanent collection of contemporary art. This initiative brings forth a new field of cultural innovation, not only devoted to educating young artists, but also to supporting them and researching new talents internationally. The competition requires that the works submitted develop the same theme as the exhibition “Reazioni”. The term reaction means to act in response to an action and/or in opposition to it. This 'opposing' motion has affinities with the concept of irony, when seen in terms of simulation and dissimulation. In literature, irony is the rhetorical procedure in which words take on an opposite meaning compared to what they literally express. Through the art, this attitude offers one of the possible antidotes to an era that requires not only the individual, but the entire community to accept the sense of abandonment of their freedoms and ideals. The contest provides for the assignment of a cash prize worth € 4,000.00, awarded to the first classified as a purchase-prize of the work evaluated, selected and chosen by the unquestionable judgement of the technical jury thus composed: Peter Benson Miller – Art Historian and CuratorAchille Bonito Oliva – Art Critic, Scientific Director of the Luiss Master of ArtRoberto Cotroneo – Journalist, Writer, and PhotographerPia Lauro – Independent Curator, Luiss Master of Art alumnaGianfranco Maraniello – Art Historian and CuratorGiovanna Melandri – President at Fondazione MAXXIMsgr. Paolo Nicolini - Deputy Director for the Management Department at Musei VaticaniDomenico Piraina – Director at PAC - Padiglione d’Arte Contemporanea of MilanLuca Pirolo – Director at Luiss Master of ArtGuido Talarico – Director at InsideArtOne representative from the Curatorial Collective of the Luiss Master of Art - 11th edition The three finalists’ work, including the winner, will become crucial assets of the Master of Art’s final exhibition entitled “Reazioni” [Reactions], accompanied by the publication of a catalogue. Candidates may enter the competition with a single piece of artwork, either previously released or not, which clearly adheres to the Prize’s theme. All artistic media are allowed, including painting, sculpture, installation, photography, graphics, and video, with no restrictions on techniques. The contest is aimed exclusively at artists under 35. The deadline for submitting the artwork for the Prize is October 11th, 2021, no later than 12 pm (Italian time). Careful reading of the announcement is recommended. DOWNLOAD THE ANNOUNCEMENT REGISTRATION MODULE PARTICIPATION MODULE PRIVACY POLICY STATEMENT 08/30/2021

29 July 2021

Luiss Business School Master Open Day

The Master Open Day is an opportunity to find out everything about Luiss Business School's first-level master’s programmes dedicated to undergraduates in their final year and recent graduates: the selection and admission process, financial aid and scholarships, career support services, career opportunities and international experience. During the Open Day you will find answers to all your questions about the master's programme that you are interested in or, if you are not clear about which one is right for you, you will be guided in your search for the master's programme that matches your aspirations and aptitudes. Take the first step towards your career and register for the event right now. WHEN: 9 September 2021 REGISTER The event is free of charge and will take place in Rome from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. In compliance with Covid safety regulations, the Green Pass Certificate is mandatory to participate and time slots will be allocated with restricted access. Registration is required.   The master’s programmes presented: Master of ArtMaster in Big Data and Management (English)Master in Diritto Tributario Contabilità e Pianificazione FiscaleMaster in Entrepreneurship - Major in Entrepreneurship & Start upMaster in Entrepreneurship - Major in Sustainable EntrepreneurshipMaster in Food and Wine BusinessMaster in Fashion, Luxury and Tourism Management - Major in Fashion Management (English)Master in Fashion, Luxury and Tourism Management - Major in Luxury Management (English)Master in Fashion, Luxury and Tourism Management - Major in Tourism Management (English)Master in Financial Management - Major in Corporate Finance (English)Master in Financial Management - Major in Corporate Investment BankingMaster in Financial Management - Major in Amministrazione, Finanza e ControlloMaster in Financial Management - Major in Real Estate FinanceMaster in Financial Management - Major in Finanza sostenibileMaster in Gestione delle Risorse Umane e OrganizzazioneMaster in International Management (English)Master in International Management – Major in Sustainability and Energy Industry (English)Master in Management and Technology - Major in Business Transformation (English)                                                                                                                                      Master in Management and Technology - Major in Strategy for Disruptive GrowthMaster in Management and Technology - Major in Global Supply Chain (English)Master in Marketing Management - Major in Digital MarketingMaster in Marketing Management - Major in Sales and Account ManagementMaster in Marketing Management - Major in Retail, e-commerce e Gestione MulticanaleMaster in Marketing Management - Major in Digital ExportMaster in Marketing Management - Major in Corporate Event: Management, PR and CommunicationMaster in Marketing Management - Major in Horeca Trade ManagementMaster in Media and Entertainment - Major in MusicMaster in Media and Entertainment - Major in Gestione della Produzione Cinematografica e TelevisivaMaster in Media and Entertainment - Major in Sport ManagementMaster in Media and Entertainment - Major in Writing School for Cinema and TVMaster in Project Management Master in Project Management - Major in Project Management for Development CooperationConsulente Legale d'Impresa For the protection of all Open Day participants, please note that masks must be worn throughout the event. At the entrance to the venue, staff will take your temperature and hand sanitisation points will be available. 7/29/2021

07 June 2021

Call for Adjunct Professors

Luiss Business School invites outstanding candidates to fill the positions of Adjunct Professor in the following disciplines: • Accounting and Compliance • Banking • Business and Tax Law • Digital transformation • Health care management • International management • Leadership and soft skills • Marketing • Operations • Structured Finance • Sustainability & circular economy • Management of Information Systems The duration of the position is 2 years. About the School Located in the heart of Rome, Luiss Business School offers undergraduate and post-graduate programs – including MBA and Executive Education Programs. The School seeks to create a passion for quality in teaching, learning, and research, and to train individuals with strategic and analytical thinking skills. The vision of the School is reflected in the design of teaching modules and Learning Labs, such as AdVenture Lab and Soft Skill Lab. Luiss Business School values its collaboration with the business community: the institutional link with Confindustria – the largest Italian industry association – makes the interaction of the School’s community with the corporate world a common trait of daily life. More information is available at https://businessschool.luiss.it/en/why-luiss-bs/. Application procedure Interested applicants should send the following information to selectionluissbs@luiss.it by August 31, 2021: (1) Areas of specialization of the candidate (which areas of teaching the candidate intends to cover at Luiss Business School); (2) A resume using the attached sample; (3) A copy of the applicant’s best publications, if applicable; (4) The location the candidate intends to apply for (Rome, Milan or Belluno). Criteria · Mandatory: - Managerial positions or equivalent within companies, consulting firms, financial institutions or public institutions and/or strong expected contribution to the development of the activities of the School; - Minimum 10 years of working experience; - Assuring an exclusive commitment to Luiss Business School, i.e. excluding any form of collaboration with other business schools; - Ability to teach in English. · Preferred: - Qualified teaching experience in graduate, post-graduate and executive education; - Good record of publications; - PhD. The selected candidates will be required to: - Guarantee a minimum of 20 teaching hours per year or teach a full course at Luiss Business School upon the request of the School; - Participate in relevant activities of the School (Master’s direction, Executive course, CAB, counseling) and/or research/consultancy projects; - Attend the faculty development program focusing on the innovation of teaching methods. Benefits - Official recognition of the status of adjunct faculty member of Luiss Business School (website, business card, mail etc.); - Being part of the School’s Community - Compensation will be based on the effective activities that will be delivered. DOWNLOAD THE SAMPLE CV 6/7/2021

03 June 2021

Scholarships for young talents willing to start a career in the Energy Industry and Sustainable Development

The topic of sustainability in the energy ecosystem is at the centre of the economic and social scenarios worldwide, highlighting the need of effective actions to face the complexities of the sector and the crucial environmental issues. Because of that, it is essential that young talents interested in entering this industry acquire cutting-edge competencies and have a well-grounded understanding of a variety of elements, both theoretical and practical. The Master in International Management - Major in Sustainability & Energy Industry, offered by Luiss Business School in partnership with Iren, Terna and Tirreno Power and other main companies of this sector, aims at providing the competences to operate in this complex system. Through lessons, case studies, group work sessions, and a high-level faculty of both academics and professionals, students will better understand industry-focused concepts such as the technologies and financial modelling for Energy, the management of renewable sources of Energy and geopolitical challenges resulting from this sector. Moreover, they will participate in advanced courses with a more practical approach on managing risks, taxation, growth and retail strategies in the Energy industry. The one-year Full-time Master, entirely in English, will kick off on September 27, 2021 at Luiss Business School Milan Hub, a place focused on innovation and future. Students will have the possibility to take part in international experiences and benefit from a personalised Career Service that will support them in their search for internship opportunities. Partners like Iren, Terna and Tirreno Power give our students the unique opportunity to earn scholarships and get work experience that enriches their professional profiles. To learn more about the programme and the available scholarships and facilities, download the brochure or contact us at the number (+39) 06 8522 5302 or email address masterluissbs@luiss.it. DOWNLOAD THE BROCHURE 6/3/2021

04 May 2021

Luiss Business School joins The Future of Management Education (FOME) Alliance, the global network of leading business schools

Luiss Business School, the higher education management school of Luiss Guido Carli University of Rome (Italy), becomes a new member of the Future of Management Education (FOME) Alliance. This network brings together faculty, senior management, Edtech project managers, learning designers, and media experts from each school to co-create the very best online learning experiences. Entering into the FOME Alliance, Luiss Business School joins ten partners: BI (Norway); ESMT (Germany); EDHEC (France); Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (Hong Kong); IE (Spain); Imperial College Business School (UK); Ivey Business School (Canada); Johns Hopkins Carey Business School (United States); SMU (Singapore); The University of Melbourne (Australia) and insendi, the London-based leading online education company, as technological partner. As a new FOME member, Luiss Business School will provide existing members with new opportunities, including resources, expertise and leadership, which will assist in the development of advanced online practices. Great attention will be paid to the field of digital transformation, and the opportunities that will arise from this, to encourage an attitude of change. The Luiss Business School will further contribute with resources, expertise and leadership to assist with the development of best online practices of innovative technological tools and pedagogical models. "We are deeply proud of this achievement which is both a goal and a recognition of the value of the educational offer of the School at the same time – says Paolo Boccardelli, Dean of the Luiss Business School. –and we have already started working together with our counterparts from the ten nations represented in the Board of the Alliance. We see digital transformation as a mindset, the main path to follow to implement our mission. In this scenario digitalization conquers the role of a key dimension, thus enabling the innovation of the teaching methods adopted, to strengthen the learning experience of our students. The Luiss Business School ethos is strongly committed to contribute to the FOME vision and mission due to their strong alignment with our School’s philosophy. Being the only Italian Business School in this network invests us with a great responsibility”. 05/04/2021

07 September 2021

Be a change leader: the post-Covid challenge of the Luiss Business School

This is the main goal addressed by Matteo Caroli, Associate Dean for internationalization, during the Graduation Day with the students of the international Masters: «It's your time to inspire». «You can achieve everything in life if you don't give up»: is the message of the student Jolda Tomani, during the Valedictorian Speech. «It's time to become change-agents». With this advice Matteo Caroli, Associate Dean for internationalization of the Luiss Business School, hailed the Graduation Day of the students of the nine international masters, edition 2018/2019. In the post-Covid world, while we're facing the effects of the pandemic on our economy and society, being a change leader, a person who can inspire personal and professional communities, will be a key factor for the years to come. «It's time to become change-agents in the evolution of your organizations and time to adapt yourself to the frequent changes and transformations», said professor Caroli, who recollected all the stages of the long path walked by the students. They improved their skills and acquired new ones, expanded their network and, by the end, they had «the opportunity to grow». Graduation Day is the final step in this educational path, but it is also «the starting point» for their personal and professional future development. This complex, dynamic and challenging environment requires change agents who can also be leaders of this New Normal time. Thus, Luiss Business School believes that «education is much more than what you learn; it is about how you think and how you act. Our daily commitment is to develop passionate and inspiring leaders who believe growth and entrepreneurship are essential to achieve great results». «Being here showed me that you can achieve everything in life if you don't give up – said Jold Tomani, student of Risk management and insurance, during the Valedictorian Speech. – After finishing my bachelor’s degree in Albania in Business Administration, I decided that I had to find an opportunity to attend the master abroad or not to do the master at all: being accepted with a full scholarship taught me that if you want something, you have to try and don't give up». Living abroad, without friends who speak your language and share the same culture, makes students grow in many ways and let them change their mindset. Thanks to all the experiences shared by professors and successful leaders, students can learn how to translate vision into reality. «The most important thing that I've gained from the master is the development of the soft skills – continued Tomani, who dedicated the degree to her father – I do believe that it is very important to strengthen the hard skills and doing the best in what you do. But if you don't have the soft skills to cooperate and communicate effectively with others, even the best product won't be sold. And the best product is ourselves». The Luiss Business School Alumni become ambassadors in all professional communities, in Italy and abroad. This is powered by the “Connect” community, an exclusive network platform where the Luiss Business School Alumni have the chance to keep on talking with their peers and colleagues, matching with new professional opportunities. Starting from the Graduation Day every is welcome to “Connect”, where all the photos of the ceremony are now available. Register now! 9/7/2021

04 August 2021

Dalia Caterino: «The real boost for my career? Competencies, competition and soft skills»

The Luiss Business School values cannot be counted only thanks to its educational offer, but mainly through the people who passed through our classrooms, collecting excellency in their professional path. This is the story of Dalia Caterino, Creative Office Library & Vintage at Gucci, for #MyLuissBusiness series A study of the World Economic Forum reveals that 65 per cent of children attending primary school, in future will hold job roles not existing yet. Dalia Caterino, alumna of Fashion and Luxury Business – Major of the Master in Fashion, Luxury and Tourism Management at Luiss Business School - proves it: nowadays she works in the Design Department Team at Gucci, in Rome offices, especially dedicated to the Creative Office Library & Vintage. During an interview for a vacancy in the Communication Department, Dalia told her experience carried out in the Design Department at Valentino, an opportunity achieved through the Master, and she caught the eye of her Recruiters: they allowed her to adapt her skills to a professional role supporting designers in the creative process. After a Laurea Triennale in Moda e Costume (comparable to a Bachelor of Art in Fashion, *not) at La Sapienza University in Rome, Dalia has chosen our School’s Master in Fashion & Luxury to enhance her education. Nowadays, she is 28, an alumna in the true sense of the term: «Every time I am telling about my path in Luiss, I always keep a light in my eyes». Educational offer, focus on language competencies, and soft skills developed during courses: these are Dalia’s acceleration factors in the fashion world. Dalia Caterino, why did you chose Luiss Business School? I had already got positive feedbacks by other people, who had chosen it for their education. Actually, I had compared Luiss’ program with similar proposals from other universities, but ever since I participated to the Open Day, I have been charmed by meeting the Professors. Which do you think to be the strengths of the master in Fashion & Luxury? The focus on English language: I think it is fundamental for fashion industry. When started, despite my English level was high, I was a little bit awed: anyway, the master allowed me to boost my English. The comparison with people belonging to different cultures has been really valuable: in my class, we were 17. Moreover, the educational curriculum – wide, but not generalized – convinced me: every aspect would have been examined in detail and not generally treated. Along the path, this helped me to understand what I really wanted to do in my life. How? When attending a master for the fashion industry, where roles are many and various, it is difficult to pinpoint the most specific ones. Thanks to this master I have been driven towards the understanding on where-to-be in the next future. How much important has it been the development of soft skills declared in the curriculum? I used to be an introverted person: thanks to the master, I have been able to step forward. Comparing oneself, not only with the Professors, but also with Professionals, it represents a bit of what is going to happen outside the comfort zone. Too often, the main scare of young people is not being able to measure up: we are often said not to have studied enough, or not to be adequate experts about a certain topic. I believe that with Luiss Business School masters instead, thanks to its wide but curated educational offer, it is possible to seize the necessary. There is no redundancy. The most significant moments of your path in Luiss Business School: what have they been? The final exam, where we managed to put in practice what we have been learning. It is about teamworking: you must match your ideas with those of other team members, but you must also compete. This last point is very important: without it, you cannot grow. It allows to overcome one’s own limits: otherwise, you do not get out of the comfort zone. Another important activity is the on-site visits to corporates’ headquarters. What do you remember about such experience? Above all the visit at the Design Department at Valentino’s headquarters in Rome marked my path. Over there, we have visited their historical archive. Along the interview aimed at the internship within Gucci, I told the recruiters about such experience. This pushed them to offer me the position I currently hold, even though I had applied for another role within the company. What position have you applied for? I wanted to work in the Communication and Public Relations Department. By the way, through soft skills labs, and courses aimed at analyzing them, I realized that what is generally told about the world of fashion is a bit misleading: nobody tells you what you’re really going to do, what the real job is. It is possible to dream about a non-existent role.  Hearing from the Communication Director of Alexander McQueen has been very useful: he helped us to understand what are the underlaying mechanisms of this role. I have always tried to observe and learn from professors, from professionals, but also from colleagues. Till today, I have never stopped myself thinking about where I am. I have been dreaming to join Gucci since I was younger, and I have got it, but in a job role I didn't know existed. What did bring you to such awareness? We must have a goal in our lives, to be reached with little steps, concentrating on what we are doing into the here and now; on what we can bring with us in the future. You work in the Style Library & Vintage Office at Gucci: what do you do, in detail? My Team works on library management, supporting the designers in the initial development of the collection, and to the Vintage management, which is part of the company’s property. It is a cross-sectional position to the whole Design Department. In two years and a half the position has been growing a lot: in other companies, it does not exist. My and my boss are shaping it on our desires, on the company’s exigencies too, and I feel to be growing a lot. I firmly believe that part of this merit is due to the trail I have walked within Luiss’ walls. Coming from Luiss world, has it represented a plus in entering the professional world? Have you noticed any difference? Absolutely yes. Luiss Business School is a nationally and internationally recognized institution. You are constantly in touch with the world of practice, and this makes the difference. Without a specialization I wouldn’t have been able to deal with it, even if I had been the most prepared person in the world. Apparently, the world of luxury and fashion seems to be less masculine than other ones, but in holding certain job roles, difficulties persist.  Being a woman, and the educational path carried out in Luiss, have they helped you to build up an armor? Yes, they have: in comparing each other in the classroom, but also soft skills labs have been very helpful. The Design Department represents a challenging reality: it constitutes the fashion world at its utmost. The master helped me to get stronger. Playing the game and competing with others: they give a higher self-confidence and help to overcome some barriers, demonstrating the real oneself, without feeling disadvantaged just because women. In the future, do you ever think to carry on building up yourself in the field, or would you rather “go back to school” to acquire new skills? I would rather do it right now! I graduated at the master two-and-a-half years ago, and I soon started working at Gucci. But I am very curious, I love learning and I would appreciate diving back to coursework. Fashion is not the same as 20 years ago. There are many topics – sustainability and innovation, among others – which are changing the governance of many corporates.  How is Gucci juggling this? When it comes to environment and sustainability, Gucci is the first one to expose itself. Within the Design Department, we keep ourselves updated about such topics. When working in fast-paced environments, you do not have much time to keep up-to-date, and it is very positive when your workplace pushes you to get informed and educated. You have also been a mentor for Coursera: have you put something borrowed from Luiss, within this experience? Every single piece of what I learnt! Despite I was just out of the university, it has been very interesting being a mentor for people like me. Providing ideas about how to get informed, which is something we have always been doing at Luiss, is fundamental: staying curious and updated should not be undervalued. Your tips to those approaching. Observe and learn; ask professionals as much as you can. Look for internships since the beginning. Before the end of master, we felt very anxious about the search of the internship experience. It takes not to fall by the wayside when looking for the internship. Do not give up, believe that something is ready to welcome you. By the way, Luiss Team is constantly by your side when preparing the interview: along the whole path, full sustain is ensured. 8/4/2021

04 August 2021

Luigi Caldarola: «Career change is easier, thanks to Luiss Business School»

After five years in Nike, the alumnus launched himself in a new adventure, diving into an industry to be discovered according to his personality. To back him up, skills and a wide curiosity. Luigi Caldarola’s story, after the Major in Corporate Finance, for #MyLuissBusiness series Leaving the job of his dreams in Nike, diving into the unexplored: Luigi Caldarola has chosen to try it, without any fear. The university journey made at Luiss gave him energy and self-confidence. Nowadays he is 30, training himself to become the European Senior Financial Analyst at StockX, a company working with limited-edition products reselling. The bravery to start again with solid skills and great curiosity, it comes from the Major in Corporate Finance of the Master in Financial Management, that Luigi attended at Luiss Business School. Luigi Caldarola, why did you chose to enroll in the Major in Corporate Finance at Luiss Business School? I got my Bachelor in Economics and Management – Administration, Finance and Company Control at Luiss Guido Carli. After an educating experience in London, both at a personal and professional level, I have understood what to do in my life. What happened? During my first experience, I had to deal with investment funds based on climate change. Afterwards, I understood that I wanted to get closer to the Corporate Finance world. Then, being very attached to my roots and family, I decided to come back to Rome and to go on with my education thanks to the Major in Corporate Finance (MACOFIN) at Luiss Business School. Why have you chosen a Master program instead of a Master’s degree? Holding a Master program outweighs abroad. The world of practice is very competitive, especially at an international level: I wanted to try to accelerate the whole process. How was the environment you found at Luiss Business School? A splendid, serene, international environment: it allowed me to make friends along the whole journey together. I have met a stunning team, and we keep on staying in touch: we have never been only colleagues, but real friends, studying and going out together. The relationship with the faculty members has been wonderful, and the teachings have been excellent. A limited number of students constitutes each class, and this is a factor which allows professors to provide attendants with a specific, student-oriented mindset. At the beginning, I did not know it would have been like this. MACOFIN is fully in English: has this fact been a threat or an opportunity? I have started with a good English basis, since I had had the opportunity to practice it, but it is very important to be in touch with the language every day: speaking, understanding, reading it and express oneself. Even among us we tried to speak English as much as possible. The master enhanced it, thanks to the concentrated focus on Corporate Finance glossary, a brand-new subject for me. Soft skills: how have you worked on them during the master? Communication is everything: we have tried to communicate each other as much as possible. Building up relationships, even with small talks is basic, a factor which helped me both in the past and in my current job. How to work in teams has also been pushed as activity, in addition to the change of the group itself, aiming to interact with everybody. The master has given us a specific mindset on how to approach particular themes in the future environment. What about the most significant moments along this journey? There have not been significant moments above others: the whole path has been wonderful. Starting a new chapter of your life with people you get on well with, it represents a plus, indeed. The only worst moment arrived at the very end, when we were perceiving to be almost concluding the year, and we were about to separate each other. Instruction and teachings: what did make the difference? Among professors, some more, some less – important names were counted within Faculty team – had collected important experiences along their careers. Everyone used to arrive in a happy mood to lesson, aware that there would have been important people to listen to. In addition to be actual teachings, they have been life lessons. From Luiss Business School to Nike: how did you get there? Working in Nike has always been the dream of my life, and I got there by chance. I was in Croatia, and I thought to send an email to the HR department to ask about vacancies. I was not expecting an answer, but I received a prompt one instead, offering me the possibility to do an interview immediately. I had a pending offer from British American Tobacco, but Nike was my dream. So, I said to myself: “Let’s see how it goes”. Coming from Luiss world, what did it mean? It meant a lot, as I told before, it is an international environment. The approach with the English has been important, in addition to how teaching experience was. About your moving to StockX: did the experience in Luiss make the difference? Luiss has represented the core. When I introduce myself, I start from the basis, from my university path, and I widely highlight this. During the application I have been doing, in the drop-down menus the Luiss item was among the very first ones. It is very popular, especially abroad. What position are you going to hold at StockX? I will be Senior Financial Analyst at European level. StockX is a big company born in America, ready to land in the Old Continent.  The company has two hundred employees in London’s offices and the Finance Department is currently empty: I am the first and only resource of the sector. It is a very dynamic position, in need to be organized at a structural level, and I am going there for this reason. This is a new, increasing business and it must be in-depth analyzed. I will report to the headquarters, in the United States, despite I will largely work in smart working, travelling among The Netherlands, London and the United States. How will your life be in StockX? A famous proverb says the devil you know is better than the devil you do not. This is true regarding Nike: life in its campus has been incredibly beautiful. By the way, now the corporate routine is different for all. StockX allows me to be in smart working, I won’t go to the office daily, thus at a human level it will be completely different.  For this reason, I requested in person meetings in the headquarters: personal encounters are essential. What will you bring from Nike? I will try to bring with me all the multiethnic experience I have made, being more open-minded compared to when I started, trying to be a better business partner. Moreover, I carry on keeping in mind Nike’s structure and technical skills, which I have been strengthening in Luiss, also. What are your future plans? Do you ever think diving back to education? I consider my career still at a beginner step. I was not planning to change, but it happened: it may happen the same with studies. Nowadays, changing and finding something new is very difficult, but it is possible. Competition is huge. Once I feel to be able to deal with both, I would like to try to carry on my studies for expanding my knowledge, one of the reasons which drove me towards the change. Have you students been trained to competitiveness during your time spent at Luiss Business School? Yes, we have, but I found a “nice” concept of competitiveness among colleagues. Your suggestions to current and future students: how to fully catch opportunities along the path? Above all, believe in that: I collected a difficult experience at high school. But I always have had specific objectives on which I have focused my attention, and I never surrendered. Life must be eaten up: this is something Luiss taught me. Another fundamental aspect is to seize every moment: years at Luiss have been tough but beautiful. To which creativity to appeal, since the last students have not had the opportunity to live what you could do in presence? How to compensate for? The human factor is fundamental, I have experimented it on the work field. Last year spent in smart working allowed me to come back home, but the ideal is the right mix between the office and the screen. You are about to face an important career switch: did the journey made at Luiss Business School help you in in this passage? Yes, it did. In Luiss I have learnt to widen my vision. At first, I thought I would have worked in Italy, but during my journey in Business School, having to do with many cultures, I have learnt to let me go. Since there, it was born my desire to try to join Nike, in The Netherlands, and I have not been scared anymore. I must be grateful to my family, who has stayed by my side, supporting my choice. I am thankful to whom has been close to me during this journey, a person in particular. I am also grateful to whom contributed to make this experience as unforgettable. After my first experience abroad, after many difficult moments, I felt braver and said to myself: «…why not to try with a smaller reality, to make it greater? ». But there is also another question to which I am going to answer, sooner or later. What? We often talk about brain drain from Italy. I think we have the moral duty to take back our experiences: I believe that one day I will put together all of these, to make them greater in our homeland. 8/4/2021

04 August 2021

Discovering Villa Blanc

Villa Blanc, Luiss Business School headquarter, it is considered a symbol of eclecticism, revived and renewed in order to become the heartbeat of management education, a talent and innovation forge connecting young people, corporates and institutions, in a unique frame in the world. Villa Blanc was born under the sign of transformation: in 1893 the Baron Alberto Blanc has bought the site from the vineyards belonging to Lezzani family, in the surrounding territory of the famous Basilica dedicated to Sant’ Agnese Fuori Le Mura (Saint Agnes outside the Walls). The complex was at first an “out of town” rural property, then transformed by the Baron, once he had become the Minister of Foreign Affairs during the third Crispi government, in an elegant residence, more adequate to the new office. The construction of the Villa underwent an experimental project, driven by the designer Francesco Mora and by the archaeologist Giacomo Boni, combining archaeological elements, fine decorations and advanced techniques in its architecture and infrastructure. The decorations of the Villa have been attributed to Alessandro Morani and Adolfo De Carolis, and have reached eclecticism levels never seen before, particularly in the works of external glazed earthenware, put in the façades surrounding the Winter Garden and the Fumoir. The Mirror Room is the most ancient interior of the Villa: here the Baron had gathered and exposed a precious collection of 18th century Flemish tapestry, nowadays kept in Amsterdam. In the Dining Room, put at center between the Mirror Room, the Winter Garden and the Fumoir, the white marble monumental chimney outstands. Three arches are framing the outlook on Winter Garden, one of the places added by Giacomo Boni to the central side, together with the Ballroom. It is considered the biggest winter garden in Europe: for its setting, 10.000 tulip bulbs, lilacs, roses and azaleas, had been imported from the Dutch city of Haarlem. Under the Dining Room lies the hypogeum, probably used for esoteric rituals and gatherings. The Ballroom, completed at the end of 1896 after an enlargement of the Villa, reaches very high eclecticism levels, thanks to the metallic structures and the ceiling inspired to a Middle East style: the stained-glass windows and the full view on the park strengthen the idea of the highest level of integration between the Nature and the work of man, highly sought-after in the 19th century culture. The garden is featured by a similar match of styles, themes, suggestions too, in which coexist antiques and exotic plant species, such as a collection of palms. When the Baron Blanc died in Turin, in May 1904, the Villa was inherited by his wife Natalia first, then by their three children. The park has then been enriched with seven smaller buildings. After years of neglect, in 1997, the Luiss Guido Carli has purchased the complex during a public auction, and after a long and thorough research, design, restoration and valuation work, Villa Blanc became the Luiss Business School headquarter. 8/4/2021

04 May 2021

Luiss Business School joins The Future of Management Education (FOME) Alliance, the global network of leading business schools

Luiss Business School, the higher education management school of Luiss Guido Carli University of Rome (Italy), becomes a new member of the Future of Management Education (FOME) Alliance. This network brings together faculty, senior management, Edtech project managers, learning designers, and media experts from each school to co-create the very best online learning experiences. Entering into the FOME Alliance, Luiss Business School joins ten partners: BI (Norway); ESMT (Germany); EDHEC (France); Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (Hong Kong); IE (Spain); Imperial College Business School (UK); Ivey Business School (Canada); Johns Hopkins Carey Business School (United States); SMU (Singapore); The University of Melbourne (Australia) and insendi, the London-based leading online education company, as technological partner. As a new FOME member, Luiss Business School will provide existing members with new opportunities, including resources, expertise and leadership, which will assist in the development of advanced online practices. Great attention will be paid to the field of digital transformation, and the opportunities that will arise from this, to encourage an attitude of change. The Luiss Business School will further contribute with resources, expertise and leadership to assist with the development of best online practices of innovative technological tools and pedagogical models. "We are deeply proud of this achievement which is both a goal and a recognition of the value of the educational offer of the School at the same time – says Paolo Boccardelli, Dean of the Luiss Business School. –and we have already started working together with our counterparts from the ten nations represented in the Board of the Alliance. We see digital transformation as a mindset, the main path to follow to implement our mission. In this scenario digitalization conquers the role of a key dimension, thus enabling the innovation of the teaching methods adopted, to strengthen the learning experience of our students. The Luiss Business School ethos is strongly committed to contribute to the FOME vision and mission due to their strong alignment with our School’s philosophy. Being the only Italian Business School in this network invests us with a great responsibility”. 05/04/2021

03 September 2020

Luiss Business School achieves AMBA accreditation

  Luiss Business School has officially received accreditation from the Association of MBAs (AMBA), one of the world’s leading authorities on post-graduate business education, demonstrating its continuing commitment to excellence in management education. Upon receiving AMBA accreditation, all current MBA students and MBA alumni of Luiss Business School are invited to join AMBA’s global member community of more than 50,000 students and alumni in more than 150 countries on a free basis, for networking, thought leadership, career development, and a variety of benefits. Luiss Business School is located in Rome, Italy. The School delivers postgraduate and executive education including degree (MBA and one-year specialist Masters), non-degree, open and customised programmes as well as producing academic and applied research. Accreditation from the Association of MBAs (AMBA) represents the highest standard of achievement in post-graduate business education. Its rigorous assessment criteria ensure that only the highest-calibre programmes which demonstrate the best standards in teaching, curriculum, and student interaction achieve Association of MBAs accreditation. Members of AMBA’s visiting accreditation panel, representing senior management at AMBA-accredited Business Schools globally, commended the senior leadership team, in particular the collegiate atmosphere they created at the School. The panel thought this demonstrated the boutique and human-oriented culture of the School. The panel also noted the School’s rapid response to the Covid-19 pandemic. This included delivering both existing and new programmes online, as well taking other operational activities online swiftly. The School was also commended for its strong connections with companies operating in Italy and beyond. Paolo Boccardelli, Dean of Luiss Business School, said: "Joining the 300 Business Schools that have received the AMBA accreditation globally is a source of great satisfaction for us. Our MBA and our School have proved that they can meet the high-quality standards required for this accreditation and it is a confirm of the right direction of the work done in these years. The rapid response to the Covid-19 pandemic was also appreciated, to which we promptly responded with the delivery of new programmes in digital formula and the creation of new training courses". AMBA accreditation is international in scope and reach, and AMBA works under the belief that accredited programmes should be of the highest standard and reflect changing trends and innovation in post-graduate management education. Its accreditation process reflects this commitment to fostering innovation, and demanding Business Schools to perform at the highest level continually. Andrew Main Wilson, Chief Executive of the Association of MBAs and Business Graduates Association (BGA), said, "It is a pleasure to welcome Luiss Business School to AMBA’s network of world leading Business Schools. This School operates with the highest quality and has continued to do so, despite the Covid-19 pandemic, showing great innovation and adaptability. I look forward to working with Luiss Business School in the future".

09 January 2020

Luiss Business School acquires Amsterdam Fashion Academy: the School expands its presence abroad

Amsterdam will become the Hub for School’s international activities and an attraction point for young people in Northern Europe. Thanks to this operation, Luiss Business School accelerates its growth and get stronger in the higher education for fashion and luxury sectors, traditional Made in Italy excellence.  Luiss Business School acquires Amsterdam Fashion Academy: for the first time in its history, the School grows abroad and through an acquisition, strengthening its positioning as a dynamic and international excellent Italian institution. Thanks to this operation, Luiss Business School speeds up in higher education of fashion and luxury sectors, traditional Made in Italy spearhead. The Amsterdam Fashion Academy (AFA) is a higher education boutique founded in The Netherlands in 2013 and it is currently the only Dutch institution giving a Bachelor of Arts (Honors) in Fashion and Luxury sectors. With approximately 200 students, the 73% of them coming from 20 different Countries all around the World, AFA is high-ranked, posing great attention to academic quality and to the ratio between Students and Teachers, currently equal to 6, representing a unprecedented case in the higher education landscape, both before and after graduation. “The acquisition of Amsterdam Fashion Academy represents a historic milestone for Luiss Business School and for our University, as well as for our education system in general”, Luiss’ President Vincenzo Boccia commented. “Thanks to this operation, Luiss reaffirms itself as an extremely dynamic reality, on a strong expansion path and with a particular attention to education challenges at an international level”, Boccia added. The acquisition will allow Luiss Business School to develop a particularly attractive educational offer, with double or joint programmes located in Amsterdam and Rome, in addition to the creation of a solid axis in fashion and luxury sectors between Milan and Amsterdam hubs. “Thanks to this operation, few weeks after the strengthening on national territory with the opening of Dolomites Hub, located in Veneto region, Luiss Business School will develop a concrete international hub, in which to focus on educational activities dedicated to Northern Europe young graduates, in all those sectors representing the Made In Italy excellence: fashion and luxury first, but creative industry and family business are included, where Italy and Luiss Business School are referring points”, added Luigi Abete, Luiss Business School President. Moreover, the choice of Amsterdam will allow Luiss Business School to further develop its network with global and European multinational companies’ headquarters settled in The Netherlands capital, a trend willing to grow up thanks to current geopolitical European developments. Establishing a direct presence at the heart of Europe will allow Luiss Business School to develop an excellent hub for the international recruitment of the Students for the whole School, thus exploiting synergies of costs and academic. Over the next two years, AFA offer portfolio is foreseen to be revised and integrated: the kick-off of 15 courses - Master and Executive – is expected in 2020 – 2021. Gemma & Partners assisted Luiss Business School in the acquisition with a team led by Partners Dr. Antonio Italiano for financial and tax profiles, Prof. Andrea Gemma together with senior associate Elisabetta Mattozzi and associate Leone Momigliano for legal and regulatory profiles. 01/09/2020

11 November 2019

Leadership is the ability to develop a meaningful life  

Emilio Iodice, Professor of Leadership at Loyola University Chicago shared his piece of advice about leadership and how to develop leadership skills with Luiss Business School students, within the Leader for Talent - #L4T initiative.     “For students of today as well as students of tomorrow the first suggestion that I have for them to deal with both the problems and opportunities of today is to be courageous and to get out of their comfort zone and to develop a love of learning everything. If they're going to be leaders they're going to have to learn how to communicate very well at all levels. It's an art as well as a science. So, being able to be courageous, communicate well, develop strong emotional intelligence”. What is emotional intelligence? “That's the ability to stay calm even in difficult moments, to empathize with others to develop your own self confidence and to respect others all at the same time. They need to develop emotional intelligence and to work to predict the future thinking about it constantly. Where the ball is going to bounce? What is up ahead? This is the way you prepare yourself as a leader mentally, to also develop good leadership qualities. You must develop presence: some call it Charisma. Charismatic leaders enter a room and you simply know that they are, sthere you learn how to conduct yourself, you learn how to speak, you learn how to deal with each individual. What is the most important thing in leadership today and tomorrow?   “I think it is a larger vision and the awareness to be part of something that is bigger than ourselves. No matter what the job is, to consider yourself something important in the scheme of that big picture and develop a meaningful life and a meaningful life will be a life of leadership”. Emilio Iodice, Director Emeritus, Professor of Leadership Loyola University Chicago, John Felice Rome Center. Former Executive and US Diplomat. Award Winning Author, Public Speaker and Presidential Historian.  Emilio Iodice was born in the South Bronx in 1946. He was the son of immigrants from the island of Ponza in Italy. He grew up in a truly bi-cultural environment: living in Little Italy and America at the same time. He worked full time while studying to pay for his education from elementary school to graduate school and still managed to complete his studies at the top of his class.  Iodice received his BS in Business from Fordham University, his MBA from the Bernard Baruch School of the City University of New York and was named to BETA GAMMA SIGMA, the honorary society of distinguished graduates in Business. He conducted doctoral work in international business and applied finance at George Washington University in Washington, DC. Iodice spent over four decades as a senior executive in the public and private sectors, as an educator and as a university administrator. Those forty years of experience included being a key official in Washington working for several Administrations, reaching the top ranks of the civil service and the diplomatic corps. He was among the most decorated officers in American history with a Gold Medal for Heroism, a Gold Medal and Silver Medal for Exemplary Service, nominations for the Bronze Medal and numerous commendations and citations. He served as Minister in key US missions abroad including Brasilia, Mexico City, Rome, Madrid and Paris and departed after being named to the list of future Ambassadors. Among his honors were being knighted by the former King of Italy and also named an honorary Guard of the Pantheon and a Senator for the Royal Family. He received Medals of Honor from Spain and Italy. At age 33, he was named by the President of the United States to the prestigious Senior Executive Service as a Charter Member. He was the youngest career public official to reach this distinction. Before joining Loyola he was Vice President of Lucent Technologies in charge of operations in numerous countries and later taught full time as an Assistant Professor at Trinity College in Washington, DC. He joined Loyola in 2007 as Director of the John Felice Rome Center. After one year he was promoted to Vice President. After serving for nine years as Vice President and Director, he was awarded the title of Director Emeritus and Professor of Leadership on June 30, 2016. He spoke several languages and traveled across the globe. His passions in life were writing and educating others; assisting those in need;  the Loyola Rome Center, its students, faculty and staff; good music; reading; his family and, in particular, his four grandchildren and god children. His academic field of study was “leadership.” He wrote and published numerous peer reviewed articles on leadership in the Journal of Values Based Leadership of Valparaiso University in Indiana that have been read across the globe.  He was also a member of the Editorial Board of the Journal and is a member of the Board of Regents of Marymount International in Rome, Italy.  In 2019, he was given the prestigious Premio Imagine (Image Award) to honor his contributions in the field of diplomacy, international relations and leadership. In 2012 his bestselling book on tenor Mario Lanza was published entitled, “A Kid from Philadelphia, Mario Lanza: The Voice of the Poets.” In 2013 his second book, “Profiles in Leadership from Caesar to Modern Times” was published by North American Business Press along with “Sisters,” the story of two extraordinary people, his mother and aunt. In 2014 he published “Future Shock 2.0, The Dragon Brief 2020,” and “Reflections, Stories of Love, Leadership, Courage and Passion.” In 2016 he launched, “2016, Selecting the President, The Most Important Decision You Will Ever Make. 2016.” In 2017, his new book was published: “When Courage was the Essence of Leadership, Lessons from History, reached number one bestseller status in the world in the field of leadership. In 2019, the new edition of the book was launched with equal success.  Profiles in Leadership from Caesar to Modern Times and Reflections were translated into Italian and published in 2017 and immediately reached best seller status. In March, 2019, the Iodice Leadership Center was established in St. Barnabas High School in the Bronx to train young female students in the art and science of leadership. 11/11/2019 

22 March 2019

The LUISS Business School training course for the Pakistan Poverty Alleviation Fund on the starting blocks

Roberto Dandi, lecturer LUISS University Guido Carli and scientific director of the project, with the PPAF representatives - Pakistan Poverty Alleviation Fund Between 22 and 24 January 2019, the kick-off meeting of the project “Poverty Reduction through Rural Development in Balochistan, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Federally Administered Tribal Areas and Neighboring Areas” was held in Islamabad. It was commissioned by PPAF - Pakistan Poverty Alleviation Fund, funded by AICS - Italian Agency for Development Cooperation and Development Cooperation Department of the Italian Foreign Ministry, and then implemented by the LUISS Business School. The project will consist of 7 intensive training courses on various issues related to rural development and it will be aimed at 95 Pakistani representatives of the PPAF, at the PPAF partner organizations and at governments and local communities in the most vulnerable areas of Pakistan. The courses will be held at the LUISS Business School, as well as in Emilia Romagna, Puglia and Sardinia. Study visits to Italy will show participants the peculiar traditions, structures and innovations for the development of the country, which can be adapted in Pakistan. The expected results include the strengthening of planning and management capacities, the development of an integrated government-community approach within the territorial areas and improvements in areas such as health, education, tourism, local governance. 12/02/2019 

29 January 2019

Luiss Business School Milano Luiss Hub

Big Data Management for Executive, Food & Beverage Management, Privacy Governance, Digital Marketing and Social Media Communication, but also Energy industry - major of the Master in Management and Technology and Digital Business Strategy - major of the Master in Management and Technology: this is the range of Luiss Business School courses offered at the Milan Luiss Hub. The Milano Luiss Hub is a multifunctional space in the heart of the innovation district, founded on the collaboration between Luiss Guido Carli, the City of Milan, the Brodolini Foundation, and ItaliaCamp with the sponsorship of WIND-TRE and TERNA. The Milano Luiss Hub is a place of higher education and of school-work alternation; it is a startup incubator and an area dedicated to digital manufacturing. It is an industrial area of ​​about 1,600 square meters, now owned by the City, which had been abandoned and in disuse for years. It was restored, recovered and returned to the community after 16 months of renovations. It is located a stone's throw from Garibaldi FS Station and Piazza Gae Aulenti. The space welcomes managers, professionals, students, makers, and startuppers, promoting the exchange and sharing of ideas, networking and the creation of new forms of collaboration. A context that, thanks to these characteristics, facilitates the implementation of the managerial training objectives of Luiss Business School, which increasingly focuses on the current challenges of a global competitive scenario, which is digitized and extremely fast and requires developing a personal strategic vision in starting or retraining of one’s career. Discover the Luiss Business School at the Milano Luiss Hub! 03/12/2018

23 July 2018

The road to LUISS Business School: Donna, Full-time MBA Candidate from Indonesia

For me the MBA at LUISS Business School is intense  “The GROW FAST program is quite different from the other scholarships because it gives you an opportunity to really develop yourself after a very intensive and challenging path as the LUISS MBA”: Donna, Full-time MBA Candidate from Indonesia, is recipient of the first GROW FAST program. GROW FAST is an initiative part of GROW-Generating Real Opportunities for Women, a talent program aimed at promoting and improving personal and professional growth of outstanding women students.     "My name is Donna, I'm from Indonesia and my background is on marketing and I'm here as a recipient of the GROW FAST program. I see that this program is quite different from the other scholarships because this program gives you an opportunity to really develop yourself by giving you a professional opportunity after the MBA program. I think intensive is the word, it's quite intense the whole program, how it's structured and the schedule of the program is quite intense. I like the LUISS MBA program because how they structure the courses is not only about the hard skills but also emphasizes on the soft skills as well. So, it's not about only how to make money and profit, but also, the morality on making business decisions. The LUISS MBA program is intense". GROW FAST – Financing and Supporting Talents is an initiative that is part of GROW – Generating Real Opportunities for Women, designed and launched in a joint effort by Johnson & Johnson, Korn Ferry International and LUISS Business School. The GROW FAST initiative offers to a selected group of outstanding women: direct access to organisations eager to support talents in the development of their potential; an internationally accredited MBA at LUISS Business School, which provides a culturally relevant and professionally memorable experience in the heart of Rome; a fully sponsored accelerated track into the world of business with leading companies that pursue diversity and inclusion as key strategic assets. Discover GROW FAST  23/07/2018

18 July 2018

Major changes in the energy industry scene

Why the trends of future development of the energy industry scene require a critical and deeper understanding Insight by Federica Brunetta, Assistant Professor of Corporate Strategy and of Technology and Innovation Management, LUISS Guido Carli University and Scientific Coordinator of Energy Industry – Major of the Master in Management and Technology  The Energy Industry is at the center of the worldwide economic and social stage. According to the BP, energy outlook 2018, by 2040 the increasing prosperity in the fast-emerging economies, will lead more than 2.5 billion people to rise from low incomes. Combined with energy efficiency measures, this increase will drive a growth of one third in energy demand, especially in fast-growing economies, such as China and India. The rise will be pervasive, and impact on both industry and transports. While electric cars and smart and shared mobility will grow substantially, the power sector, with its rising electrification, will absorb 70% of the increase in primary energy. Another great shift will be in the energy mix, which by 2040 will be highly diversified: renewables will grow fastly, about 40% of the increase in primary energy and so will natural gas, in the light of the continuing expansion of liquefied natural gas (LNG).  Sustainability will be key, with carbon emissions requiring concrete actions to reach a real break from the past. We are therefore looking at major changes in the energy industry scene: these data only highlight some of the trends of its future, which also encompasses relevant challenges for current business models, innovation, digitalization, regulation and geopolitics. Each of these trends enacts a system of changes which require a critical and deeper understanding. The systemic dimension and the complexity of the energy industry are, indeed, one-of-a-kind. They require a well-grounded understanding of its elements, both theoretical and practical. Through its Major in energy industry, the Master in Management and Technology of LUISS Business School aims to transfer basic knowledge about the Energy industry as well as developing a thorough knowledge of the Energy ecosystem. We aim to teach how to use the data, not simply read them. Our students will learn managerial skills and develop an understanding of the environmental and societal dimensions required to guide their action as future players of this industry. Discover the program and participate in the next selection! DOWNLOAD BROCHURE 18/07/2018

05 July 2018

The road to LUISS Business School: Andres, Full-time MBA Candidate from Colombia

For me the MBA at LUISS Business School is multicultural  “Even if I studied finance, I really care about the human side of business and its social impact: that's why I chose this MBA”. A balance between hard skills and soft skills in a multicultural environment: Andres, Full-time MBA Candidate from Colombia, tells his journey to LUISS Business School. His story is signed by diversity, as a value driving teaching and learning, and a real experience to live in the classroom day by day. “My name is Andres Gallego, I'm from Colombia, I have experience in finance and project management. I have worked in banks, insurance companies and also developing different projects with social and environmental impact. When you are a foreigner, you maybe have not a very deep understanding of the Italian either the market or the Universities but when you start to analyze the different options that you have, you find the top five, the top three, the top two businesses schools in Italy and I found LUISS as part of it. So now I think that people call LUISS as the name but actually, what it means is a free-thinking University that works and is focused on social studies. So even if I studied finance, I really care about the human side of business, the impact and the development and at the end that's why I choose this University. They have really put an effort and a focus on developing not only their normal activities, the normal lectures, but they also have a really high focus on different activities where you have the chance to develop the soft skills and that's what I like the most. Inside the classroom you have as more representation of the world, for example, in this year edition we have one representative or more or less each continent of the world, so basically, you have the chance to meet people with different ideas, different background, different experiences but also different cultures. For me the MBA at LUISS Business School is multicultural”. The LUISS MBA offers the connections to your future whether your ambition lies in starting a business or changing a large organization, transforming your world or changing the wider world. Offering a personalized learning experience driven by diversity, the LUISS MBA is your platform for new business thinking. Discover the #LUISSMBA 05/07/2018 

01 June 2018

The road to LUISS Business School: Jean-Paul, Full-time MBA Candidate from Lebanon

For me the MBA at the LUISS Business School is challenging The international core of the LUISS Business School is the outcome of a learning experience driven by diversity, which makes the classrooms of Villa Blanc a place for growth and exchange, among talents from all around the world. The story of Jean-Paul is a journey from Lebanon to the Full-time MBA of the LUISS Business School: it talks about the essence role of training “to become people that can go in this world”. A journey between Soft skills, time management and the love for Rome!   “I am Jean-Paul, I am from Lebanon, I am a mechanical engineer. I came to the LUISS Business School to continue my studies. I choose the MBA at the LUISS Business School because honestly, I really liked Rome and I thought that this MBA would complement my studies: as mechanical engineer, I will have the financial and management competencies to complement my background. For me the most important thing is the fact that the program is very focused on the person and on the soft skills, so one person that goes out from the LUISS Business School is not only good in hard skills but has also the opportunity the develop his/her own personality, that is very important in any job. The aspect that I liked most during this MBA is the personal part: we are having courses of everything from different professors from all over the world, but for me this can be in any university. The LUISS MBA gives us a big plus and helps us in the fact that they work and they train us as to become people that can go in this world, to do everything and not only to stay behind a computer or do specific stuff. The MBA is very full and we have so many things to do, but the thing that We learned the most is about time how to manage our time. For me the MBA at the LUISS Business School is challenging.” The LUISS MBA offers the connections to your future whether your ambition lies in starting a business or changing a large organization, transforming your world or changing the wider world. Offering a personalized learning experience driven by diversity, the LUISS MBA is your platform for new business thinking. Discover the #LUISSMBA 31/05/2018