07 February 2023

Discover our exclusive career development path for professionals and managers

On February 28th join the MBA event to find out, with the support of our Staff, which MBA best fits your career goals. Let’s design your personalized growth project together! The event is a perfect chance to get a comprehensive overview of our MBAs: the Executive MBA, in Italian, on campus, designed for professionals, directors and entrepreneurs with at least seven years of work experience, starting in April 2023 the Part-time MBA, fully taught in English, on campus, aimed at middle-managers, entrepreneurs, and young professionals, starting in March 2023 in Rome and in November 2023 in Milan the Flex MBA, fully taught in English and designed with Insendi platform for managers, entrepreneurs and young professionals with at least three years of work experience. Starting in October 2023 the MBA Full-time, fully taught in English, on campus, for young professionals with at least three years of relevant work experience. Starting in October 2023. The MBA Area Director and the programmes coordinators with our Recruitment Staff will be available for a One - to - One and info sessions. With Luiss Business School MBA you will: Develop a broad and heterogeneous and professional network Enjoy an international Faculty where you can meet top managers and professionals Improve your soft skills such as leadership and communication Boost your career with our personal coaching and international experience abroad Online Form - Recruitment MBA 28 Febbraio 2/7/2023


23 November 2022

Conference “Powering Connectivity through Integrated Thinking”

Organized by IFRS Foundation in collaboration with Luiss Business School in Amsterdam, and benefiting from the support of Italiacamp, the aim of the Conference “Powering Connectivity through Integrated Thinking” (Amsterdam, 30th November 2022) is to engage relevant stakeholders to critically discuss about Sustainable Value Creation and Impact, Connectivity and Integrated Thinking, Sustainability and Integrated Reporting. Hosted by Tjeerd Krumpelman (ABN AMRO and IFRS Foundation) and Cristiano Busco (Luiss Business School and IFRS Foundation), the following, among others, will be speaking at the Conference: Veronika Pountcheva (Board Member, ISSB), Robert Swaak (CEO, ABN AMRO), Sonja Haut (Head Impact Valuation, Novartis), Wim Bartels (EFRAG, Sustainability Board member), Sandra Schoonhoven (Lead Climate Risk Initiative, ING), Babs Dijkshoorn (Director CSR & Sustainability, Achmea), Jonathan Labrey (IFRS Foundation).In addition, the Conference will feature speakers from World Benchmarking Alliance, EY, Deloitte, PWC, KPMG, Vastned Retail, Ahold, CIMA-AICPA and many other organizations.To secure your place, please register NOW. Program 10.30 Welcome and Institutional GreetingsTjeerd Krumpelman, Global Head of Advisory, Reporting & Engagement at ABN AMRO Bank and Chair of the Integrated Thinking and Strategy Group at IFRS FoundationJosè D’Alessandro, Head of Business at Luiss Business School Amsterdam Hub 10.45 From Purpose to Impact – The ModelCristiano Busco, Full Professor of Accounting, Reporting and Sustainability at Luiss Business School Rome and Co-Chair of the Integrated Thinking and Strategy Group at IFRS Foundation 11.00 A year into ISSB – Building the global baseline through interoperability, capacity building and connectivityVeronika Pountcheva, Board Member at ISSB 11.15 The opportunities and challenges in the Corporate Reporting Landscape – A conversation with the expertsJan Niewold, Lead Partner Climate Change and Sustainability Services at EYJoukje Jansen, Partner ESG at PwCMark Vaessen, Partner, Head of Professional Practice at KPMGWim Bartels, European Sustainability Senior Partner at Deloitte and Member of the Sustainability Reporting Board at EFRAG Moderator: Liz Prescott, Technical Director at the IFRS Foundation and Director at KPMG Australia 12.00 Fostering sustainable value creation through integrated thinking – A systems transformations perspectiveGerbrand Haverkamp, Executive Director at World Benchmarking Alliance 12.20 Powering connectivity – The role of integrated thinking and integrated reportingJonathan Labrey, Chief Connectivity and Integrated Reporting Officer at the IFRS Foundation 12.40 Corporate Reporting in the EU – A spotlight on current and future developmentsWim Bartels, Member of the Sustainability Reporting Board at EFRAG and European Sustainability Senior Partner at Deloitte 13.00 Lunch 14.00 The Integrated Thinking Principles from purpose to performance through the lens of a CEO – Q&A session with Robert SwaakRobert Swaak, CEO ABN AMRO Moderator: Elena Sofra, Integrated Thinking Manager at the IFRS Foundation 14.20 The Integrated Thinking Principles – evidence from the field on key integrated thinking business processesBabs Dijkshoorn, Director CSR & Sustainability at AchmeaCora Olsen, Vice President, Sustainability & Regeneration at Better EnergyKavita Nandram, ESG Reporting Manager at Ahold DelhaizeSandra Schoonhoven, Lead Climate Risk Initiative at INGSimon Theeuwes, Member of the Executive Committee of Vastned / Investor Relations Moderator: Elena Sofra, Integrated Thinking Manager at the IFRS Foundation 15.00 The ESG Data ChallengeErik Breen, Sustainability Advisor at Visma 15.15 Evolutions of the managerial accounting professionJeremy Osborn, Global Head of Sustainability at AICPA – CIMA 15.30 Driving value creation through impact measurementSonja Haut, Head Impact Valuation at Novartis 15.50 Impact measurement – The state of playArjan Udding, Director at Impact Institute Moderator: Tjeerd Krumpelman, Global head of advisory, reporting & engagement at ABN AMRO Bank and Chair of the Integrated Thinking and Strategy Group at IFRS Foundation 16.30 Closing Remarks and End of Conference REGISTER 23/11/2022

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

24 April 2018

A worldwide famous brand? A matter of quality and communication strategy

A very stimulating talk took place on April 10, 2018 when the students of the Master of Fashion & Luxury Management met Michele Consoli, Head of Communications of Talarico Cravatte. Lucia, student of the Master, shared with us the most interesting aspects of this successful “Made in Italy” company Michele Consoli, the very young marketing and Communications Manager of Talarico, explained to the Fashion and Luxury Management class the aspects of working in a truly “Made in Italy” company, and how to survive in this global, fast-growing industry. After a brief explanation of the authentic history of the company, Mr. Consoli gave us an overview about the tie market in Italy, a very niche area but that still has a high demand, about the main competitors, and their business model, which is both B2C and B2B. It was very interesting to know that Talarico is not only focused on ties anymore but it also expanded in foulards for women, an expansion driven by one simple but very essential principle: consistency. Indeed these products are perfectly consistent with the main offer, and above all, they are made with the same material of ties, silk. They are not interested in a larger expansion so far, what they want is to stay focused on their main product offering the best quality. He explained why their products are so unique, highlighting their handcrafted details, results of an excellent craftmanship work.  Thanks to this we were able to understand why the most powerful men in the world (Presidents, politicians, CEO, ambassadors) want to wear Talarico ties. Moreover, he shared a relevant focus on the marketing and communication strategy of the firm, based on a strong storytelling and characterized by the fact of preferring print advertising instead of digital one, in order to be more credible and increase the customers’ trust. The preference of this channel is also due to the type of target they aim to (+30 years old). However, the company has its own e-commerce, and all the most influent social media, such as Instagram and Facebook, this latter is the most relevant for them. Talarico represents a really “upstream” company, which is not interested in offering too many categories of products, or invest too much on Instragram advertising, they simply want to go on offering excellent and unique products, that can satisfy even the most demanding customers, 100% Italian qualities that make Talarico well-known and appreciated all around the world. This article was written by Lucia Zanone, student of the Master of Fashion & Luxury Management  24/04/2018

28 March 2018

Leader for Talent #L4T with Marco Sala, Chief Executive Officer International Game Technology PLC

He’s the CEO of one of the few Italian companies that has been shopping abroad in recent years, a company which is a world leader in the business in which it operates. Marco Sala, Chief Executive Officer of International Game Technology PLC will meet LUISS School International Masters’ students on the occasion of Leader for Talent – #L4T, a series of meetings with speakers from the corporate world. These meetings with business leaders of important organizations are oriented to management best practices and designed to offer students the opportunity to debate current business issues to enrich their professional and soft skills. Marco Sala is Chief Executive Officer of International Game Technology PLC (IGT), and serves on its Board of Directors. He is responsible for overseeing the strategic direction of the Company, which is publicly traded on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE:IGT). He works directly with the board and other senior management to establish long-range goals, strategies, plans, and policies. Prior to April 2015, Sala served as Chief Executive Officer of GTECH S.p.A. (formerly known as Lottomatica Group) since April 2009, and was responsible for overseeing all of the Company’s segments including the Americas, International, Italy, and Products and Services. He joined the Company as Co-General Manager in 2003, and since then, has served as a member of the Board of Directors. In August 2006, he was appointed Managing Director with responsibility for the Company’s Italian Operations and other European activities. Previously, he was Chief Executive Officer of Buffetti, Italy's leading office equipment and supply retail chain. Prior to Buffetti, Sala served as Head of the Italian Business Directories Division for SEAT Pagine Gialle. He was later promoted to Head of Business Directories with responsibility for a number of international companies such as Thomson (Great Britain), Euredit (France), and Kompass (Italy). Earlier in his career, he worked as Head of the Spare Parts Divisions at Magneti Marelli (a Fiat Group company) and soon after, he became Head of the Lubricants Divisions. Additionally, he held various marketing positions at Kraft Foods. Sala graduated from Bocconi University in Milan, majoring in Business and Economics. 28/03/2018

09 February 2018

Students of the Master of Fashion & Luxury Management meet Matteo Marzotto, President of Dondup

A very stimulating and inspiring talk took place on February 5, 2018 when the students of the Master of Fashion & Luxury Management met Matteo Marzotto, President of Dondup. Lucia, student of Master of Fashion & Luxury Management, participated in this meeting: this is her story.    “Matteo Marzotto, one of the most famous Italian managers and enterpreneurs, during his speech to the Fashion and Luxury Management class, dealt with all the aspects of this fascinating and fast growing industry. We retraced together his managerial career step by step, from the early beginning, when he started working directly on textile machines in order to learn all the secrets of the production process, to the successive achievements, which boast fashion companies such as Valentino S.p.A., Vionnet S.p.A. until he has become President of Dondup. He revealed finally a secret: experts, "genius" of fashion industry ... they do not exist! What really matters is the importance of studying to develop the right skills, acquiring complete knowledge of the fashion process and putting into practice your competencies in the best way. Furthermore, a good manager never forgets about the importance of sharing". The fashion industry is a very fascinating world, characterized by extremely complex mechanisms. It is a field undergoing continuous transformations, it is dynamic, demanding and requires concrete competencies. The next generation of managers of the fashion industry will have to possess a broad range of notions and information. During the lessons, the classrooms are transformed in meeting points between great professionals of this industry and students. Influent guest speakers provide candidates with a learning outcome made by high quality professional experiences, technical notions and compelling case studies to be inspired from. Students will be shown a 360° vision of the business scene of the fashion system and all the job opportunities will be described to inspire, incentivize and direct candidates to the fashion area more suited to their inclinations and capacities. 02/09/2018

04 December 2017

A focus on Sustainable Developments Goals with Caroline Kaeb

Among the LUISS Business School ERSHub (Ethics, Responsibility and Sustainability Hub) activities, on November 10 MBA students had the chance to delve into sustainability issues with Caroline Kaeb (University of Connecticut, Human Rights Institute) Assistant Professor in Business & Human Rights that held a lecture about the United Nations Sustainable Developments Goals. The sustainable developments goals (featuring 17 goals and 169 key targets) were adopted in 2015 by 193 states in the UN General Assembly to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. Dr. Kaeb's presentation discussed the role of business in achieving these goals. Understanding this role better is premised on two important aspects: First, the realization that business is not operating in a vacuum, but rather that it is affected by the environment in which it operates. Business can only prosper in healthy societies and markets free of corruption, operating under the rule of law, and with functioning infrastructure, healthy workers, and consumers who can afford their products. Second, the understanding of the need for companies to be innovative and strategic in their corporate responsibility efforts, such as to leverage their core business capabilities to innovate around societal problems rather than focusing merely on charitable giving. The Sustainability Development Goals can provide a framework for business managers to apply their strategic thinking to issues of societal importance, which shape the environment in which business operates. Watch the video (Professor Kaeb's reference to the Sustainable Development Goals is a reference to the body of 17 SDGs) During the day, MBA students participated in a challenge launched by an NGO that operates in Senegalese and Gambian schools. The challenge’s goal was focused on education and wanted our students to find a way to help children to understand what Human Rights are about. Human rights are essential to democratic development and to citizenship education. By fostering an understanding of human rights to children, the higher education can strongly support to develop in the learning process attitudes of respect of equality and dignity. Watch the gallery 04/12/2017

13 November 2017

The LUISS Master of fashion students meet Isabel May, Director of Communications & Customer Experience of

On November 14, 2017, students of the Master of Fashion & Luxury Management will have the chance to meet Isabel May, Director of Communications & Customer Experience of is an online shop for luxury and designer fashion. The mytheresa edit features clothing, bags, shoes and accessories from more than 200 international luxury designer brands such as Balenciaga, Burberry, Alexander McQueen, Stella McCartney, and Saint Laurent, as well as key pieces from on-trend labels like Acne Studios, Isabel Marant, Mulberry, Roger Vivier, Proenza Schouler, By Malene Birger, plus many more. Mytheresa is one of the major online shops that deal with fashion and luxury with more than 200 of the world’s hottest designers; 500 New Arrivals a week from the latest runway collection; Exclusive womenswear fashion; Weekly editorials, presenting the newest trends and style inspiration; a fast, reliable delivery to over 120 countries within 72 hours. In 2014, was acquired by Neiman Marcus Group LTD LLC, a luxury, multi-brand omni-channel fashion retailer. Isabel May has been working in the fashion and luxury sector for over 20 years. She joined as Director Communications & Customer Experience after holding leadership positions in the luxury goods business at ESCADA and Swarovski. She holds a Master of Business Administration from the Ludwig-Maximilians-University, Munich.  She was co-founder and partner at the management consultancy brandlab, specializing in developing brand and marketing strategies for fashion brands and retail companies. In her role she is overseeing all communication activities including PR, events and social media as well as customer experience including brand collaborations, campaign planning, promotions, personal shopping and top client development. All LUISS Business School Masters offer the chance to meet influent guest speakers that provide candidates with a learning outcome made by high quality professional experiences, technical notions and compelling case studies to be inspired from. Meeting Isabel May and learning about will help students to understand the business scene of the fashion system. Watch the gallery   13/11/2017

03 October 2017

Humanity, humility and friendship: LUISS MBA Elizabeth's experience

My most memorable experience of LUISS Business School is the humanity, humility and friendship of my classmates and the LUISS Business School staff. I have a degree in Law, and before my MBA, I worked as a lawyer for a firm in Venezuela. When I had to deal with the world of economics, it was complicated for me to understand, so I decided to do an MBA. In the beginning I was scared. While I have always been an excellent student, the world of economics was new to me, and I was terrified about not being able to achieve this challenge at the level I wanted to achieve. From the first day, every person on the campus made me feel that I was going to make it, and the fear changed into excitement and curiosity. The reputation of LUISS in Italy is WOW. I really liked the individual attention. You are not a number; you have a name and a personality. The most amazing resource of the school is the people who work every day to deliver the best experience possible. In December of my MBA year I broke my ankle. It was incredible the way every person in the program was worried about me and my health, the way my classmates helped me out not to lose a single class or project and the way the professors helped me understand every topic. That humanity was my best gift from this MBA. Following my MBA I joined the Dorna Group as legal counsel, a company producing the WorldSBK and MotoGP events. My MBA experience has helped me to be more effective in my job because I am able to discuss a large range of business topics with confidence. I am also much more willing to try new things, which has helped me to improve my performance both at work and in my personal life. My advice to prospective candidates is to live the program intensely. In the beginning it seems long, but it goes very fast. Experience the magic of Rome by taking a walk, using public transportation, drinking coffee in the campus bar where they are always smiling and eating near the campus in one of the many places with good food, good prices and a good environment. Also experience the beautiful architecture of the campus. Consider doing an exchange program; I went to Hong Kong and the experience was incredible. Finally, enjoy it. You are a professional looking for something more to be competitive in the job market. We study our whole life to get hard skills, but soft skills are the ones that will allow you to be different from the others. Develop them, make friends, learn from the professors and guests, talk with the university´s team, every person will give you advice that someday you will use. I lived many things during my time at LUISS Business School. Every single experience made me a better person. Even now that I am far from there, I will always feel part of LUISS Business School. 02/20/2017

17 July 2017

“The LUISS MBA? A Monumental Experience”: to take a step toward a Finance career, Rafael choose LUISS Business School

Prior to joining the LUISS MBA program, Rafael Da Cruz Bezerra studied electrical engineering in Brazil and France. Then he worked in Brazil and Mozambique in Procurement and Internal Control for Vale S.A., one of the world’s largest mining companies. When he decided that an MBA was the next step toward a Finance career, Rafael wanted to study on a prestigious course in Italy and found LUISS Business School. Describing his LUISS MBA experience, Rafael said, “What I like best about the program is that with the small class size we have really bonded together. In addition, I have enjoyed the marketing courses, even if my focus area is Finance. The most memorable part of my year so far has been participating in the Finance Competition in Milan. There my colleagues and I saw that our course preparation was equal to that of other business schools like London Business School, HEC Paris or Insead. I recommend participating in competitions like this as well as exchanges or electives with other business schools. These experiences are very rich, much more than I anticipated. They are great for networking and giving a broader vision of where other business schools focus. They are also good to see the strengths of our own school. Living in Rome has also been an important part of my experience. My one word description of Rome is 'monumental'.  Everything here is in a different scale and always very impressive. After this first impact you start to realize that there are a multitude of Rome’s, with so many places and facets to discover. I live just outside Rome in a little town called Paliano, and I come often into Rome. It is a great city in all senses: culturally, night life and personal life (people are extremely friendly). One more piece of advice for prospective students is to learn a little Italian to really discover Italy. It is so much more than the big cities (Rome, Milan….) and with so much to offer, not just in business. My MBA experience so far has been great. My goal after the MBA is to have a career in Finance.  In the meantime I am working hard to enjoy every minute of these 15 months through my classroom learning, through exchange experiences and through living in Rome.” 17/07/2017

20 June 2017

Achieving an Automotive Career Dream: Ernesto, Brand & Marketing Analyst at Renault Italy, after the LUISS MBA

Since I was young, I have been passionate about cars and the automotive industry. During my economic studies in Milan, I worked in “Mercedes-Benz Milano”, which confirmed my interest in this field. After my university studies, I needed something that could help me put into practice all the theory I had learned. After long research, I thought an MBA could help me develop diverse skills to apply in many different professional situations. So I started an Executive Master focused on the automotive Industry and then an MBA, both at LUISS Business School in Rome. The best part of the MBA program was the practical approach of the teaching methods and the 360° degree personal development. I especially liked the continuous combination of work on hard and soft skills. Soft skills help you identify your strengths and weaknesses and work ethic including communication, problem solving, leadership and team collaboration. Hard skills are the same for everyone; soft skills differentiate you. Without any doubt, the most memorable experience was the “MBA-life”: waking up early in the morning, focusing on our goals all day and studying in the evening. It was fun because we students became like a family. We were often together and shared joys and sorrows. I have known great people who are my best friends. It was really an unforgettable experience. Living in Rome was also an important part of this experience. It allowed me to cultivate my passion for walking, exploring new things including art exhibitions. Living in a multiethnic city, rich with art and history, expanded my personal culture.  Plus Rome is the capital of Italy, and many multinational companies, especially in the automotive industry, have headquarters in Rome. I completed the last six months of the MBA in Paris, where I attended courses at ESSEC Business School. I wanted to learn a new language and experience the French culture and business environment. Back in Italy, my dream was to work in an automotive company, and I did many job interviews.  LUISS played a key role at this stage because it supported and directed me toward the best choices. We had several “career service” meetings where we simulated job interviews, learning how to handle stressful situations such as those sitting in front of an HR manager. Finally Groupe Renault hired me, after four rounds of interviews, in three languages ​​ with several tests. Groupe Renault is the third largest automotive group in Italy, after Fiat and Volkswagen, and its “Renault Clio” is the most popular foreign car in Italy.  My role is Brand & Marketing Analyst, and my team is responsible for pricing and positioning strategies for the Italian market. To be more precise, we are responsible for the analysis of trends and their impact on vehicle demand, and we are modifying constantly our car prices to respond to competitors' strategies. We collaborate with other business units, and we respond directly to the global management team to improve information flows and update weekly sales forecasts. When prospective LUISS MBA candidates contact me now, I tell them that companies are no longer looking for people who are prepared, skilled or with several degrees. They are looking for people who can bring innovation, ideas and… value! The LUISS MBA is a very intense and difficult program, and at the end, you feel great discovering how you have grown. The LUISS MBA has been an important step for me to bring this value and to achieve my career dream.

19 June 2017

The kick off of the Field Project Work of the LUISS Part time MBA students with WIND|3

On June 9, the kick off meeting of the Field Project Work of the LUISS Part time MBA students. A conclusive challenge of this advanced training and career path entirely taught in English, which allows students to elaborate a business consulting project working side by side with employers. Giancarlo Mazza, Head of Marketing Large & Top Offer WIND|3 will be supporting a team of LUISS Part time MBA students in realizing a strategic Marketing Plan for Large Enterprise Segment in Telecommunications industry with specific focus on ICT and new technologies trends. Starting from market segmentation and competition analysis, the project engages students to provide a strategic-medium term recommendation for WIND|3 through a SWOT analysis and WIND|3 positioning evaluation. As Giancarlo Mazza stated: “With this project WIND|3 confirms its willingness to drive digital transformation in B2B using also competencies and skills coming from executive educational program”. This innovative learning experience – based on a pragmatic approach – aims to develop students’ knowledge, skills and attitudes facing real problems and proposing real solutions to business related issues. Thanks to the guidelines and the suggestions shared directly by a top leader in the industry, the field project is a unique opportunity for the students to deepen how a distinct sector performs and consequently realize the skills to improve for their own career path. 19/06/2017