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03 August 2023

Luiss Business School has been awarded AACSB Accreditation and can pride itself in being a triple-crown accredited School

Raffaele Oriani: It is a great achievement that recognizes us as a unique, smart, flexible learning platform with an impact, and drives us to challenge ourselves even more to be a reference point in the Higher Education ecosystem.    Luiss Business School has achieved the AACSB accreditation, a distinguished hallmark of excellence in management education. Established in 1916, AACSB is the longest-serving global accrediting organization for business schools and among the world’s most renowned business education alliances. Being awarded AACSB, Luiss Business School holds the three most prestigious accreditations for business education. Schools that achieve all three accreditations, the European EQUIS (European Quality Improvement Systems), the American AACSB (The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business) and the British AMBA (The Association of MBAs), are called Triple Crown Schools. Less than 1% of business schools worldwide have achieved triple accreditation. This remarkable feat demonstrates Luiss Business School’s commitment to achieving the highest quality standards and being a cutting-edge institution in the higher education ecosystem. Professor Raffaele Oriani, Dean of Luiss Business School, comments on the achievement: "We are very grateful to AACSB, as the accreditation process has challenged us deeply and allowed us to improve exponentially. It has been a great learning experience for us, at all levels, and we are aware the journey is just at the beginning as we truly believe continuous improvement should be a journey, not a destination”. Professor Oriani, Luiss Business School has been awarded AACSB accreditation: why is it such an achievement? Achieving accreditation is a process of rigorous internal focus, engagement with an AACSB-assigned mentor, and peer-reviewed evaluation to assess whether Luiss Business School meets the quality standards and purpose of the AACSB Accreditation process.  What has driven us in this journey is our ambition to nurture creative, resilient leaders capable of facing the social and economic challenges that await them. Here at Luiss Business School we provide our stakeholders with a lifelong, continuous learning ecosystem, a boundless space, open to anyone who has the curiosity and determination to make a difference. We design our game-changing programmes embedding a managerial learning experience that values the economic, social and human capital, as well as a transformative path and a knowledge production attitude.  The recognition we receive from AACSB as well as the ones from the other accreditation bodies, shows just how relevant and effective Luiss Business School is in empowering the growth and transformation of our stakeholders, in inspiring people to thrive together as a community. This achievement recognizes the process of transformation, change and improvement that is embedded as a trait of Luiss Business School’s DNA and will drive us to leap forward to meet the challenges ahead. And what does it imply? Being awarded AACSB, Luiss Business School holds the three most prestigious accreditations for business education, thus joining the top 1% of business schools worldwide recognised as “triple crown” accredited schools. This long journey started in 2015, with EQUIS accreditation, and went on with AMBA in 2020. These accreditations are a global benchmark of quality and ensure that our programme portfolio will be recognised throughout the world for its value, degree of innovation and relevance for its stakeholders, including institutions and corporate partners. They are the official confirmation of the quality of our organisation, our faculty and staff, our educational model, and the overall approach to all School initiatives. It implies a continuous effort in monitoring processes, evaluating performances, scouting cutting-edge tools and initiatives to participate in. It is a never-ending commitment to continuous improvements to provide our stakeholders with a managerial learning experience of the highest quality.  In doing so, we are committed to ensuring a cooperative and stimulating environment, directly engaging with all our stakeholders, and leveraging  our multi-hub structure. By involving a heterogeneous set of players in our strategic and operative decision-making processes, and by adopting a logic of co-creation and co-design, we ensure diversity in the approaches to - and assets available for- the School’s strategic development. Business education: its value is often questioned. What is Luiss Business School's response to the higher education demand of future "leaders for a better world"? Our goal is to generate positive effects for communities at the local, national, and international levels. So, we are investing even more in providing students with deeply transformative learning journeys, enriching their paths not only by providing skills and competencies but also by promoting positive values and by constantly offering them new opportunities for personal and professional growth. Our commitment to educate “leaders for a better world” is not just a quote but the thread that binds us together. Our mission is to contribute to the development of management education by engaging with both local and global business communities, fostering the debate on societal impact, and promoting the idea that knowledge production, innovation, education, collaboration, and networking are crucial steps in the sustainable evolution of the higher education ecosystem. At Luiss Business School students are constantly challenged in their expectations, equipped with lifetime opportunities, immersed in a supportive, stimulating environment and exposed to collaborative, real-world scenarios that test and stretch their creativity and resilience. The School nurtures a tradition of developing business leaders who will have a positive impact on society and serve the community with their respect for the principles of ethics, sustainability, and responsibility. Our commitment for the future is to be part of the group of changemakers in management education – and to generate momentum to develop initiatives that have a meaningful and sustainable impact. 3/08/2023

03 August 2023

Luiss Business School earned AACSB International Accreditation

“We are very grateful to AACSB, as the accreditation process has challenged us and allowed us to improve exponentially. It has been a great learning experience for us, and we are aware the journey is just at the beginning as we truly believe continuous improvement should be a journey, not a destination” commented Prof. Raffaele Oriani, Dean of Luiss Business School. Tampa, Fla., USA (August 1, 2023)—AACSB International (AACSB) announces that Luiss Business School has earned business accreditation. Founded in 1916, AACSB is the longest-serving global accrediting body for business schools, and the largest business education network connecting learners, educators, and businesses worldwide.    “AACSB accreditation recognizes institutions that have demonstrated a focus on excellence in all areas, including teaching, research, curriculum development, and student learning,” said Stephanie M. Bryant, executive vice president and chief accreditation officer of AACSB. “We congratulate Luiss Business School and Dean Raffaele Oriani on earning accreditation and applaud the entire team—including the administration, faculty, staff, and students—for their roles in earning this respected honor.”   “Today at Luiss Business School we are proud to receive the prestigious AACSB business accreditation, and with that, we look back at the tremendous learning journey that has transformed our school into a more impactful and socially responsible institution,” said Dean Raffaele Oriani. “After going through the accreditation process, we understand that our continuous improvement has been fostered by the guidance from the accreditation body and its many volunteers! By joining the group of AACSB accredited business schools, we remain strongly committed to further advance management education”  “Synonymous with the highest standards of quality, AACSB accreditation inspires new ways of thinking within business education globally. As a result, less than 6 percent of the world’s schools offering business degree programs hold AACSB business accreditation. Through today’s ratification, a total of 1,004 institutions across 62 countries and territories have earned AACSB accreditation in business. Furthermore, 194 institutions  maintain supplemental AACSB accreditation for their accounting programs.     AACSB accreditation ensures continuous improvement and provides focus for schools to deliver on their mission, innovate, and drive impact. AACSB-accredited schools have successfully undergone a rigorous review process conducted by their peers in the business education community, ensuring that they have the resources, credentials, and commitment needed to provide students with a first-rate, future-focused business education.      “Luiss Business School’s commitment to earning accreditation is a true reflection of their dedication—not only to their students, alumni network, and greater business community, but to the higher education industry as a whole,” said Bryant. “Today’s students are tomorrow’s business leaders, and the addition of the Luiss Business School to the network of AACSB-accredited business schools will have a lasting positive impact for their institution, both locally and globally.”  AACSB also announced that fifteen other schools have earned accreditation in business.       About AACSB International  Established in 1916, AACSB International (AACSB) is the world’s largest business education alliance, connecting educators, learners, and business to create the next generation of great leaders. With members in over 100 countries and territories, AACSB fosters engagement, accelerates innovation, and amplifies impact in business education. Learn how AACSB and business schools from around the world are leading boldly in business education at aacsb.edu. 3/08/2023

31 July 2023

Space Executive Programmes receive important proof of support

Space Entrepreneurship & Space Business Management receive the support of ESA, Leonardo and many more... Amsterdam, 28.07.2023 Luiss Business School is proud to announce the Official Supporters of the two new executive master’s degree programmes in Space launching in Amsterdam this fall: Space Business Management & Space Entrepreneurship – Majors of the Master in Advanced Management. This is an invaluable investment of trust, and an amazing achievement and acknowledgement for the Scientific Committee and Faculty members who have worked together to add these two new programmes to our education portfolio. Supporting Companies At their first edition, these revolutionary programmes have received the stamp of support from some key companies in the Space Sector, such as: ESA LEONARDO ATG EUROPE AIPAS D-ORBIT PLANET PLANETEK SME4SPACE SPACE TEC THALES ALENIA SPACE Programme Faculty The Faculty consists of professors from Luiss Guido Carli University and several other prestigious universities. Other Faculty members include professionals and top international managers with several years of experience in teaching and lecturing. Scientific Directors The Scientific Directors are experienced Luiss Guido Carli professors that led the curriculum development process for the two programmes: Paola Belingheri, Professor of Innovation Management Josè D’Alessandro, Professor of Entrepreneurship and Innovation Marco Recchioni, Professor of Management and Entrepreneurship Scientific Committee The Scientific Committee is made up of prolific academics, researchers, managers and consultants working in the Space Economy, who can connect the classroom experience to the experience in the market. Henry Chesbrough, Open Innovation Founder, Professor, Luiss University Luca del Monte, Head of Commercialisation Department, European Space Agency, ESA Professor, Politecnico di Bari, Italy Carla Filotico, Partner & Managing Director, SpaceTec Partners Massimiliano Mazza, COO & CISO, ATG Europe Luca Rossettini, CEO, D_Orbit Giovanni Sylos Labini, CEO, Planetek Other academics, researchers and managers TBC Coordination Committee Jacopo Celentano, Project Manager, AIPAS Fiorella Coliolo, Business and International Relation Manager, ReMedia Mariangela Dejana, Head of Institutional Sales, D_Orbit SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATIONS NOW OPEN For the first edition of the two executive programmes in Space, Luiss Business School is offering six merit-based scholarships that will cover 50% of the tuition fee. The deadline for application is September 15th and in order to be eligible for the scholarship, you must have completed your admission and enrolment process for the programme of your choice. To start your application, submit your documentation and application form toexecutive@luissbusinessschool.nl.

27 July 2023

Exploring the Future of Space Economy: Trends, Professions, and Opportunities

On September 14th 2023, Luiss Business School Amsterdam will host a webinar titled "The Future of Space Economy: Trends, (New) Professions, and Opportunities." The webinar will feature esteemed speakers, Carla Filotico, Partner & Managing Director at SpaceTec Partners, and Massimiliano Mazza, COO & CISO at ATG Europe, as well as two Scientific Directors of Luiss Business School. They will delve into the fascinating world of the future of work, with a particular focus on the Space sector and the executive education programmes that Luiss Business School has to offer. In today's fast-paced world, the future of work is a topic that captures the attention of many. It not only revolves around the concept of work in the future but also encompasses the evolving scenarios related to how, where, why, and with whom we will work. Moreover, the Space Economy is at the forefront of this transformation, where the interplay of technology, knowledge, continuous learning, and personal attitude will play a pivotal role. The webinar will revolve around two core themes. Firstly, it will explore the Space Economy market, shedding light on various scenarios, trends, and the plethora of opportunities available in this exciting field. Secondly, the event will provide insights into working in the Space Economy, including the essential skills, qualifications, and demands that future professionals should be aware of. The two new Majors of the Executive Master in Advanced Management at Luiss Business School will also be introduced to the audience: - Space Business Management - Space Entrepreneurship We extend a warm invitation to all potential students, and anyone intrigued by the prospects of the Space Economy. This webinar will offer valuable knowledge and guidance for those seeking to venture into this dynamic and promising industry. REGISTRATI

26 July 2023

Luiss Business School’s MBA, an universe of opportunity

Professor Enzo Peruffo explores the structure, activities and perspectives of MBAs programmes A Master in Business Administration represents the excellence in managerial education for young professionals, middle and senior managers and entrepreneurs who want to seed and feed their skills, enhance their career, engage with the school’s network. Luiss Business School has created an MBA formula which mixes skills empowerment, networking, internationalization, connections with corporates. Professor Enzo Peruffo, Associate Dean for Education, Luiss Business School, explores the most important aspects of this weapon for success. Professor Enzo Peruffo, how can an MBA seed and feed our skills? An MBA fine-tunes and consolidates students’ skills as well as letting them acquire innovative and cross-sectoral skills required by contemporary competitive market. As presented in the latest 2023 WEF Future of Jobs Report, in-demand skills are: being able to leverage analytical and creative thinking to improve business practices; to push the traditional boundaries of doing business through exercising leadership, having entrepreneurship and social influence; having the ability to reinforce emotional intelligence, empathy and active listening to improve the relationship with employers, colleagues, customers/consumers and all other stakeholders affecting one’s professional life; being able to work on motivation and self-awareness. How can an MBA enhance someone’s career? An MBA acts as an accelerator to speed up students’ careers by empowering them to boost their personal and professional development with leadership and career-enhancement activities. Also, this kind of master gives students a mindset to always stay curious and eager to learn, in a lifelong learning approach that helps them  shape (or re-shape) their professional goals. How is the MBA involved in  the school’s network? MBA students are constantly called to put themselves to the test thanks to precious and fruitful exchanges with faculty, renowned guest lecturers/speakers and fellow participants, that encourage peer-learning and best-practice sharing. The MBA paves the way to invaluable networking opportunities with business leaders, institutional and company/corporate representatives, and it also lets participants enter a community of students and alumni that extends beyond the geographical and temporal boundaries of their programme. What is the added value that Luiss Business School gives to MBA programmes? Our MBA programmes stand out from those of other institutions owing to Luiss Business School’s key differentiators, namely: boutique approach; exceptionally strong connections with the corporate world; innovation of the Learning Journey. What is the “boutique” approach? Luiss Business School’s MBA is a relational hub where human connections are fostered, and the School’s student-centric approach creates a lifelong sense of belonging to the Luiss BS Community that goes beyond the 12, 22, 19 months duration of Full-Time, Part-Time, and Executive MBA. The optimal composition of MBA classes is paramount to create that intimate environment that makes Luiss Business School stand out from its competitors. For this reason, when selecting its MBA students, the School considers their personal and professional backgrounds, talents, ambitions, age, nationalities and other key variables to ensure that each class is heterogeneous and stimulating for participants. At Luiss Business School, MBA students are placed at the centre of the educational journey since the beginning through teambuilding activities, ice-breaking labs and pre-courses to make their experience at Luiss BS as inclusive as possible. This intimate environment and feeling of belonging are enhanced by the so-called Edu-Care activities, where students’ learning goals and needs are specifically addressed through a series of specific career development activities and services that emphasise the School’s corporate DNA. The learning experience is tailored to each individual’s specific needs, so that MBA students are guided towards the acquisition and consolidation of knowledge and skills, but also the development of personal, relational, and intangible qualities, which are essential for them to generate value, maximise their potential, and have a positive impact on society. MBA students can avail themselves of one-to-one sessions with qualified assessors such as career advisors, mentors, coaches and industry experts, who provide them with a concrete and measurable toolbox for their personal and professional growth. How do they do this? They make students aware of their potential and teach them how to enhance it. Also, they assess their positioning at their company, teach them how to expand their network of contacts and which organisational behaviours to adopt when working in a team. Last but not the least, they elaborate an action plan for fostering constructive personal change and improving their performance and reputation at the company. How does Luiss Business School relate with the corporate world and how does this relationship impact  MBA students? Built on Luiss Business School’sstrong relationship with the business community in general, and on its close ties with the Confederation of Italian Industries (Confindustria), Luiss Business School’s MBAs give students the possibility of learning from a world-class faculty and meeting regularly with experienced business managers and professionals, thus gaining valuable real-world advice in a boundless and dynamic learning space. As the School’s goal is to create leaders for a better world that positively impact their communities, MBAs aim to enrich students’ paths both by providing entrepreneurial skills and competencies as well as by promoting positive values. By offering them new opportunities to think outside the box and leave their comfort zone, MBAs represent “pathways to impact” that allow participants to contribute to business performance, leaving their mark and creating positive outcomes not only on their organisation but also ontheir community of reference. What makes Luiss Business School’s MBAs innovative? The School ensures its MBA students are highly attractive for the job market worldwide, through the innovativeness of the teaching methods adopted and the widespread use of digital technology within and outside the classroom, whether physical or virtual. Luiss Business School has perfected active and adaptive learning methodologies that enhance the interaction between on-campus and off-campus teaching, with a hybrid combination of synchronous and asynchronous innovative methods such as interactive lectures, break-out sessions, presentations, business game simulations, flipped classrooms, problem-based learning, active learning, MOOCs, case studies, group projects, seminars with experienced business managers and consultants, internships, simulations. The School also strives to stay ahead of the latest EdTech innovations (e.g., VR and AI-powered tools) and integrate them in its educational offering, in order to ensure the attractiveness of the School’s programmes in a fast-changing world, while the use of blockchain micro-credentials – in the form of badges and certificates – issued for both curricular as well as extra-curricular activities (e.g., MBA Talks), ensures the validity and quality of Luiss BS’ qualifications. In addition, all MBA students are led to challenge themselves and improve their cross-cutting skills through laboratories (Skill Labs) characterised by a highly experiential and practical approach, that aim to enhance the soft and transversal skills relevant in real-life settings such as organisations and top-level firms. What do labs and electives allow for? First of all, hyper-personalisation of the learning experience as students can customise their journey and construct their learning experience according to their needs, interests, and professional ambitions/aspirations by choosing the electives and labs that suit them best and by selecting both a functional track and an industry focus. Also, fertile cross-programme networking as labs are open to participants from all MBA programmes, regardless of the format (part-time, full-time, executive), and the location (Milan, Belluno, Amsterdam), exposing students to different backgrounds and encouraging the creation of valuable connections, with Luiss Business School acting as a true relational hub. Networking. Today it is one of the most important resources for professionals. How is this value cultivated within the MBA path? One of the main characteristics of Luiss BS is its long-lasting relationship with the business community, which allows theory to shape practice and vice versa. There are different kinds of  activities offered to MBA students to expand their network and make relevant connections. There is the Week-long, highly experiential executive intensive programmes that combine educational, networking and recreational activities with an industry or functional focus on relevant issues that characterise the complex and competitive world of today, thus allowing students to gain a holistic view of the organisation and get real-world advice from top executives and company representatives. There are also networking conferences, seminars, cafés, which help students nurture useful relations for their professional growth and start a spontaneous process of reciprocal exchange of best practices, knowledge, and experience. Digital and physical events such as webinars, workshops, masterclasses, open lessons, virtual meetings, and Q&A sessions help students interact with academics and business leaders on trend topics and understand how managers, professionals and entrepreneurs can meet successfully present and future challenges. The field projects held during the final months of the MBA give students the possibility to apply the knowledge and skills learnt throughout the programme, supported by academic supervisors, and highly experienced managers with professional expertise. Links with the international context: how important are they in MBA training? After joining in March 2021, Luiss Business School is currently chair of an alliance of internationally renowned business schools (the FOME Alliance). Being part of the Alliance entails that MBA students are offered a comprehensive range of international experiences. Moreover, MBA students have the possibility of participating in Global Business Challenges that connect students from Italian and international business schools on issues brought forward by leading companies. There are also Business Case Competitions (team activities for testing and developing entrepreneurial, managerial, and problem-solving abilities in cross-country issues). The MBA International Week isfocused on the most recognisable “Made in Italy” brands and companies worldwide (e.g., Maison Valentino, Prada, YOOX, Lamborghini, Benetton Group), which are open to all MBA students around the world and allow participants to work in multicultural teams on a business case launched in collaboration with a leading Italian company in a specific sector. The initiative leverages the School’s reputation both at the national and international level, as well as its strong corporate connections to attract applicants from the best business schools in the world and thus allows for fruitful exchanges of people and ideas. There are also International Exchange Programmes (mutual international experiences organised with partner Business Schools); and Double Degrees with partner schools (such as NUCB – Nagoya University Commerce of Business, Japan), which allow students to complete part of their Master’s studies abroad and obtain two qualifications from each of the host institutions. The link between Luiss Business School and the business world is solid: how does this asset emerge in the MBA programme? Building on its solid relationship with the Confederation of Italian Industries (Confindustria) and the business community at large, the School helps sustain and encourage contact between MBA students and corporate partners through strategic projects: business challenges, laboratories, corporate involvement in the design of the programmes, as well as the cubic and compound dimension of its Faculty and Professionals. Opportunity to study in Italy and abroad with MBA Luiss Business School: what is the advantage of being able to differentiate also the geography of an MBA? MBA students can decide to attend the MBA in Rome or at the School’s hub in Milan  and, regardless of the main location chosen, they can all spend an alternative term at the Amsterdam Hub, where they can create networks not only with Luiss BS’ students coming from other hubs but also with exchange students coming from  prestigious partner business schools. However, the exchange of people and ideas is not only outwards, since the School also hosts a number of students from every corner of the world, thus making the MBA classroom an international and stimulating environment, in line with the School’s G-Local ideal of nurturing leaders with a global mindset who are able of generating value for their local realities and communities. 26/07/2023

24 July 2023

Groundbreaking ideas shine at ENTREPRENEDU’s first HackTheBusiness competition in Rimini, Italy

Monday, 3rd of July 2023 Led by the mission to support young entrepreneurs in turning their ideas into successful businesses, ENTREPRENEDU project is organising a series of 3 business competitions named HackTheBusiness. HackTheBusiness, an entrepreneurship challenge designed for young minds, empowers participants to learn, explore, and discover the secrets of the DeepTech industry. The competition encourages thinking outside the box, refining pitches, and harnessing creativity. Beyond a mere competition, HackTheBusiness also serves as an opportunity for collaboration, learning and growth, offering participants the chance to engage with ENTREPRENEDU mentors and receive constructive feedback from esteemed judges and industry leaders. The firstHackTheBusiness event took place from 15 to 17 of June at We Make Future in Rimini, Italy, and was aimed at 30 teams including students, new start-ups and researchers who want to acquire entrepreneurial skills and explore their business potential. During the 3-day event, participants were presented with a challenge: to pitch groundbreaking problem-solving ideas in the fields of SpaceTech, ClimateTech, or FoodTech. They were then given 72 hours to refine their ideation concepts with the constant guidance of ENTREPRENEDU mentors. The pitches were evaluated based on various criteria, including innovation, feasibility, market scalability, and social impact. At the end of the competition, ENTREPRENEDU's panel of experts selected the four winning teams and their innovative DeepTech ideas: Winner #1: BACKWARDSBACKWARDS team aims to tackle the issue of packaging waste by creating reusable packaging and logistics infrastructure. Winner #2: SHADES OF BLUESHADES OF BLUE team aspires to establish a certification system and consultancy services for sustainable water resource management, helping companies monitor, improve, and communicate their impact on rivers and water. Winner #3: AS YOU LIKEAS YOU LIKE seeks to transform the dining experience through a mobile app that enables users to customise meals, access real-time nutrition information using Visual-AI, and discover restaurants aligned with their dietary needs. Winner #4: BOBISWith a goal to reduce CO2 emissions caused by last-mile logistics, BOBIS has an idea about a platform that encourages local consumption and facilitates the search for products and services within a three-kilometre radius. These young entrepreneurs have demonstrated their ability to "hack the business" by developing groundbreaking ideas that have the potential to revolutionise their respective industries. All winners had won business prizes and access to the dedicated ENTREPRENEDU mentoring courses which would enable them to transform their idea into a successful business. HackTheBusiness is organised by Fondazione E. Amaldi, Corallia, Cleantech Bulgaria and F6S together with Luiss Guido Carli, Fraunhofer IPK, the European Business Angels Network and University of Thessaly. More information about the HackTheBusiness is available on the ENTREPRENEDU website. About ENTREPRENEDU Project: ENTREPRENEDU is the initiative funded under the Horizon Europe programme, which assembles innovation stakeholders and educational entities from 6 different European countries:  Italy, Bulgaria, Greece, Belgium, Germany and Irealand, with an aim to enhance European entrepreneurial ecosystems for education. CONTACT: Anja Stipankov, Communication Manager for European projects anja@f6s.com

05 July 2023

Luiss Business School and KAPSARC present the first edition of the Summer School in "Economics of Energy and Environment" in Riyadh

Luiss Business School presents the new Summer School designed for KAPSARC in "Economics of Energy and Environment" starting next July 9th An initiative aimed at young graduates in economics, engineering and political science, who wish to explore the fundamental dynamics of the Saudi energy ecosystem and acquire the analytical tools necessary to understand it, with a method of empirical learning. The intensive 2-week training course designed by Luiss Business School, aims to consolidate the technical-economic skills of recent graduates and will be developed thanks to a faculty composed of professionals and academics of the highest international profile, from Luiss Business School and the most prestigious European universities, prominent in the fields of economics-statistics, energy transition and environmental policies. The King Abdullah Petroleum Studies and Research Center (KAPSARC) is an advisory think tank within global energy economics and sustainability providing services to entities and authorities in the Saudi energy sector. Through advisory services to the energy ecosystem, KAPSARC’s experts provide day-to-day insights and updates using a multidisciplinary team approach to drive long-term value and deliver tangible results at scale. Kapsarc's strategic goal is to produce internationally recognized research, tools and data to impact global policymaking. Kapsarc Academy aims to enable and empower future global public policy leaders and professionals to positively impact society by equipping them with the skills they need to effectively realize the goals of Saudi Vision 2030. Kapsarc academy offers a variety of executive education programs in collaboration with leading local and global educational institutions, including Luiss Business School. 05/07/2023

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

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 Mytheresa.com

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 Mytheresa.com. Mytheresa.com 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, mytheresa.com 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 mytheresa.com 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 mytheresa.com 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