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08 February 2024

Boost your Career with our MBAs and Build the Future you Want!

The Online Open Day is a unique experience of meeting Luiss Business School and its staff wherever your work keeps you busy. During the event, the head of the MBA area will take you through the disciplines, workshops and activities that characterise the Luiss Business School programmes, illustrating the peculiarities of the increasingly accessible and innovative teaching methodology. Our masters are designed to meet the increasingly challenging needs that the marketplaces on junior and senior professionals and which Luiss Business School manages to interpret and manage effectively thanks to high-profile career advisors. Their experiences will animate the webinar and will be valuable opportunities for discussion. Excellence and a boundless, intimate, and transformative training model require care in class formation through an admission process that will be explained in detail by our Recruitment Office. Scholarships are among the training support opportunities offered to our prospects. Ask for more details during the event. AGENDA Presentation of the training offer Q&A session Breakout room dedicated to individual MBAs WHEN: 6 December 2023 TIME: from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. WHERE: Online Participation in the event will allow you to be exempt from paying the Admission Fee of €105 for the next two selection dates: 14 or 21 December 2023. Registration is required to participate. REGISTER For further information, please contact the recruitment team by sending an e-mail to recruitment@luissbusinessschool.it 7/11/2023

01 February 2024

From Luiss Business School a new Major in Furniture Design Management

Press Release Developed with FederlegnoArredo and some of the most representative companies in the field, the programme in Furniture Design Management trains future professionals of an industry that is undergoing a significant evolution and is one of the most important for Made in Italy. Upon completion of the programme, participants will have the opportunity to undertake internships in partner firms that will facilitate their entry in the working world. Luiss Business School, FederlegnoArredo, Design Holding, Magis, and Zordan have signed a collaboration agreement for the creation of a programme in "Furniture Design Management", major of the first-level Master in Management of Creative and Cultural Industries. This 12-month programme aims at creating managerial profiles with an extensive and in-depth knowledge of the furniture-design sector, the production chain, key players, and different business models operating in the global market. The consistent transformation of the sector, matter of fact, calls for an ever-increasing number of professionals who understand the peculiarities of this industry and are capable of creating value in various organizational areas. The Italian furniture macro-system, which also includes bathroom furnishings and lighting, includes approximately 21,750 companies with over 140,000 employees. The production turnover almost reached 29 billion euros in 2022. It is a strongly export-oriented production chain, which represents the 53% of the total turnover. The main destinations for Italian furniture and lighting exports are France (€2.5 billion), the United States (€1.87 billion), and Germany (€1.4 billion)[1]. The major in Furniture Design Management is scheduled to start in September 2024 and, given the sector's strong inclination towards export, will be held in English to satisfy the interest of both a national and international audience. Classes will be held in Lombardy and Veneto to take advantage of the proximity to the major industrial districts of the sector, thus combining the managerial and strategic perspective with operational and production aspects which will also be explored during company visits to the headquarters and production facilities of partner companies. The training programme is designed to progressively ensure and support the professional and personal growth of participants, with a practical and strongly experiential approach. In addition to lectures, the program includes case studies, group work sessions, and labs aimed at developing and reinforcing the soft skills necessary to effectively perform the role of a manager in an industry with such a significant strategic value. The programme employs a high-level faculty that includes not only Luiss Business School’s professors but also experts and professionals from the design world, through partnerships with FederlegnoArredo, Design Holding, Magis, and Zordan. Sharing their experiences and knowledge with participants will allow the latter to acquire the skills needed to be competitive in the market. Moreover, students will receive support from Luiss Business School's Career Service to navigate and manage the transition into the work-world, including the activation of curricular internships with partner companies. Luca Pirolo, Head of Specialized Masters, Luiss Business School: "Luiss Business School’s multi-campus approach is focused on enhancing the peculiarities of the individual territories in which it operates. The choice of themes and sectors in which to develop educational offerings and the identification of relevant partners who can provide content and experiences for our students are fundamental drivers for the renewal of the school’s programme portfolio. Indeed, it is through the combined action of educational and networking activities that the school ultimately achieves the goal of enriching the professional model of its students and facilitates their entry into the work-world". Gabriele Meroni, President FederlegnoArredo: "The Master, designed together with Luiss Business School and other partner companies, aims to meet the growing demand for experts in the complex mechanisms of the industry we represent. Our sector combines the best of creativity with product engineering and the evolution of use of various, diverse, business models in a complex supply chain. The wood-furniture industry needs to train highly specialized professionals whose contribution will be crucial for the strategic development of this industry that has a strong international vocation. The initiative undertaken with Luiss Business School is essential to achieving this goal". Daniel Lalonde, Chief Executive Officer Design Holding declares: “Our Group is pleased to participate in this project aimed at training future managers in our sector. Representing the leading high-end design group on the international scene, we are delighted to share the creativity, innovation and expertise of our brands to make the students' educational journey "real and experiential". Alberto Perazza, CEO Magis: "Magis has become a major design laboratory for home, outdoor, office, and contract, believing in experimentation and emerging talents. And it is with many of them, who have now become famous on the international scene, that it has grown. Participating to this training project for young managers is in line with our company's spirit and working together with Luiss Business School and high-quality partners, we are confident will allow us to contribute to shaping the managerial figures that our sector increasingly demands". Giuseppe Caruso, Managing Director Zordan: "Participating in this project together with Luiss Business School, FederlegnoArredo, Design Holding and Magis makes us proud and happy. Intrinsic in our DNA is the strong motivation to share knowledge and skills in the creation of retail spaces for absolute luxury, and this collaboration born with Luiss Business School allows us to make it possible once again to concretize the generational transfer of know-how to future managers in the sector. Our experience, also as a Benefit Company, allows us to enrich the curriculum of these young people with fundamental information regarding sustainability in a complex and articulated supply chain such as that of furniture [1] 2022 Budgets. Data from FederlegnoArredo Study Center

29 January 2024

Open Day | Master Full-time

Start the New Year with a strong start, invest in your future! Luiss Business School invites you to take part in the Open Day dedicated to the presentation of the Full-time Masters, which will be held on Wednesday, February 21st, at 4.30 p.m. at the Sala degli Specchi of Villa Blanc in Rome. The event will be an opportunity to get to know, compare and exchange views with Luiss Business School Recruitment Office, coordinators and staff, who will welcome you, provide you with all the details on the training offer and answer all your questions on the selection process for the academic year 2024-2025, enrolment procedures, costs, scholarships and financial facilities available. During the presentation, participants will meet the International Office and the Career Service, who will present the numerous international activities on offer, internship opportunities and customised services to support the development of the skills needed to embark on a career path in line with students' aspirations.   Open Day participants will be exempt from paying the admission fee of 100€ for the next selection dates scheduled on 7 and 8 March. At the end of the event, participants will receive instructions on how to access the admission process and contact details of the Recruitment Office to schedule a specific orientation session with the coordinators. Admission to the Open Day is permitted subject to availability. In the event of unforeseen circumstances or inability to attend, please inform us in good time. Agenda Plenary: presentation of educational offer and services (Sala da Ballo) Q&A (Sala da Ballo) Information sessions dedicated to individual Masters (Sala degli Specchi) When: Wednesday, February 21st, 2024 Where: Sala degli Specchi, Villa Blanc - Via Nomentana, 216 Time: from 4.30 to 5.30 CEST Registration is required to participate.

24 January 2024

Call for Adjunct Professors, Luiss Business School – Dubai

Luiss Business School – a leading business school headquartered in Rome – invites outstanding candidates to express their interest in teaching courses as adjunct professors at its Dubai site. Candidates for adjunct professor positions should have an MSc (or equivalent) from a university as well as at least 10 years of industry experience. As Luiss Business School expects strong growth of its Dubai site in the near future, the purpose of this broad call for expressions of interest is to identify professionals and academics who are eager to teach one or more courses. Candidates can teach in specific subject areas and, where relevant, in the context of specific industries. Positions are (expected to become) available in the following fields: Strategy Business modelling and planning Marketing and Distribution Finance Accounting Entrepreneurship Organization and People management Leadership and Soft skills International business Supply chain and Operations management Digital business Project Management ESG and Sustainability Family Business Positions are expected to focus (albeit not exclusively) on the following industries: Fashion Luxury Tourism and hospitality Food and beverage Media and entertainment Arts and culture Sports and Leasure Fintech Mobility Management Real Estate and infrastructures Energy Circular Economy Role and Responsibilities We seek candidates who are committed to teaching and who aspire to contribute to Luiss Business School’s international expansion and visibility. Mandatory qualifications: Experience in academic or managerial positions At least 10 years of work experience MSc (or equivalent) degree from a university Passion for teaching and education Fluency in English Confidence in using digital teaching tools Preferred qualifications: Teaching experience in post-graduate and executive education Embeddedness in the (local) business community A PhD or MBA degree Based in UAE Salary and benefits: Competitive hourly salary Official recognition as a member of Luiss Business School’s extended faculty The appointment lasts two years with time-to-time contracts Candidates must: Undertake a minimum of 12 teaching hours per year in Luiss Business School’s programmes; the distribution of teaching activities among the different programmes will depend on the School’s teaching needs Be available to design and manage executive or custom programmes, coordinate master’s programmes and/or be involved in applied research projects About Luiss Business School Established in 1987 as the Management School of Luiss University, it was named Luiss Business School in 2006, and it has been based in the prestigious setting of Villa Blanc in Rome since 2017. Over the years, the School has consolidated its leadership into the national market of higher education, with a focus on the development of managerial skills. Thanks to international accreditations - AACSB, EQUIS and AMBA - it is actually ranked among the global elite of business schools, and, through the multi-hub model, it is pursuing a strategy of enriching the training experience with programmes delivered in different locations, both in Italy (Rome, Milan, Belluno), and abroad (Amsterdam, Dubai).The Faculty represents one of the distinctive factors of Luiss Business School thanks to its ability to implement the educational model, strengthen ties with the corporate world and increase the level of internationalisation of the School. Conditions of Engagement Luiss Business School is dedicated to inclusion and mobility, collective leadership, and responsibility with the aim of overcoming conventions, roles, and purposes in order to transform borders into horizons. The School is focused on the promotion of diversity in its academic and student bodies. Our commitment to diversity, inclusion and excellence is unwavering. These values are central to our mission as a leader in research, teaching and society. We know that varied perspectives help generate better ideas for solving the complex problems of today’s changing – and increasingly diverse – world.Luiss Business School is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer with a zero-discrimination tolerance policy.To further promote diversity in our faculty, all underrepresented minorities. All expressions of interest will be considered without discrimination on any grounds. Expression of Interest To express your interest in one of these positions, please provide the following: A motivation letter including information on the subject fields (and, if relevant, the industries) you intend to cover when teaching at Luiss Business School, A curriculum vitae based on the format found in the attached example and Copies of your most relevant published research (if applicable). Applicants should send these documents to selection@luissbusinessschool.it by 17 March 2024.For further information, please contact faculty@luissbusinessschool.it. DOWNLOAD CV FORMAT

24 January 2024

DBA in Higher Education Leadership and Management: A career booster to break the glass ceiling in university management

Professor Mathias Falkenstein presents the programme of Luiss Business School dedicated to senior managers and academic leaders that want to build their career in higher education management In today's competitive global arena, higher education institutions are grappling with a multitude of challenges, including privatization and the intense competition for top-tier students and faculty. To effectively manage these complexities and maintain a competitive edge, universities require expertly trained and skilled managers. The Doctorate in Business Administration (DBA) in Higher Education Leadership and Management (HELM) programme at Luiss Business School addresses this crucial need by providing aspiring and current managers with the comprehensive academic and professional expertise necessary to navigate the intricate world of higher education administration. The DBA HELM also serves as a powerful career accelerator, empowering individuals to shatter the glass ceiling in university management and ascend to positions of leadership. "The DBA in HELM offers a curriculum that empowers managers to pursue their professional goals within the academic sphere," stated Mathias Falkenstein, Professor of Practice in Higher Education Management at Luiss Business School and Scientific Director of the DBA. "Our meticulously crafted programme is designed to equip individuals with the knowledge and skills required to address the pressing challenges facing higher education institutions in the ever-evolving global landscape." What are the global challenges that the higher education sector is facing now? The higher education sector is facing a multitude of global challenges that are transforming the landscape of education worldwide. One of the most significant trends is the privatization of higher education, which is leading to increased competition and a focus on quality assurance. Traditional research universities are now facing competition from private institutions that prioritize teaching and applied sciences over research. This shift is driving universities to adapt to international standards and provide a comprehensive range of services beyond academics, including career development, recruitment, and marketing. To remain competitive in this ever-evolving environment, there is a growing demand for well-trained managers who can navigate the complexities of higher education administration. These individuals need to possess a blend of academic expertise, managerial skills, and an understanding of the latest trends in higher education. As a result, there is a pressing need to invest in professional development programmes that equip these future leaders with the knowledge and skills required to succeed in this dynamic industry. Managers in higher education are quite new in the academic contest, what are the profiles? The emergence of managers in higher education has introduced a new breed of professionals who must navigate the complex intersection of academic research and business acumen. To thrive in this dynamic environment, these managers need to possess a unique blend of skills and expertise. Our DBA programme  specifically targets this niche of hybrid professionals, individuals who have combined administrative and managerial experience with a deep understanding of business principles. Our comprehensive programme is designed to empower managers to excel within their institutions without completely immersing themselves in academia. Instead, they will harness their academic foundation to refine managerial practices and contribute to the success of their organizations. How? The DBA in Higher Education Leadership and Management is a programme that will equip managers and academic leaders to better understand the higher education context. Many universities are organized in silos, making it difficult for managers to have a comprehensive understanding of the entire institution. With our programme, they will gain a broader perspective of the entire higher education landscape. Additionally, they will be trained as doctoral students, exposing them to research methods courses and providing them with guidance throughout their research development process. This training can lead to the publication of academic papers, which can form the foundation for research-based lecturing. What are the skills that managers operating in higher education institutions must have and implement to overcome these challenges? In the dynamic landscape of higher education, managers and academic leaders need to possess a multifaceted skillset that transcends siloed thinking and encompasses a holistic understanding of the institution's goals and objectives. We teach our students to navigate the intersection of academic rigor, institutional governance, and financial sustainability. They will develop the ability to foster innovation, implement effective HR practices, and engage in strategic change management to drive positive change within their institutions. Students engage in real-world projects, collaborate with industry experts, and publish their research in peer-reviewed journals. This combination of academic rigor and practical experience prepares them to become highly sought-after leaders in the field of higher education. By nurturing a deep understanding of the big picture and empowering managers to think strategically, we aim to elevate the leadership landscape in higher education. Our graduates will become catalysts for positive change, driving innovation, enhancing faculty and student success, and shaping the future of higher education. What type of leadership is needed in higher education and why? Effective leaders in higher education must embrace diversity as a source of strength and innovation, fostering an environment where individuals from diverse backgrounds can thrive and contribute their unique perspectives. Sustainable leaders possess a multifaceted skillset that encompasses strategic thinking, cross-cultural understanding, and the ability to navigate complex power dynamics within institutions. By embracing diversity and fostering inclusive environments, sustainable leaders can create a competitive advantage for their institutions, attracting top students and faculty who seek a supportive and enriching learning experience. Moreover, such leaders can foster innovation, collaboration, and a culture of continuous learning, driving their institutions towards excellence. Our DBA in Higher Education Leadership and Management (DBA-HELM) is designed to nurture these qualities in aspiring leaders, equipping them with the knowledge, skills, and mindset necessary to drive sustainable change and innovation in higher education. Our graduates will emerge as transformative leaders, shaping the future of higher education and fostering a more equitable and inclusive educational landscape for all. Which are the four core modules? The first module is “Contemporary International Higher Education: A Global Perspective” with the Module Director Prof. Hans de Wit. The second one is “Strategic Change Management and Innovation in Higher Education”, led by Prof. Nick van Dam. The third is the Module dedicated to “Sustainable Leadership” (Prof. Tony Silard) and the fourth Module is “Lifelong Learning, Business-Model Innovation and EdTech in Higher Education”, co-directed by Prof. Sarah Grant and Nick Barniville. The university is called upon to provide skills in line with market demands. What should a higher education manager do to shape programme and respond to this need? In today's dynamic and competitive landscape, higher education institutions must conduct a comprehensive 360-degree analysis to ensure they are attracting the right students, shaping the right curricula, and aligning their programme with the evolving needs of the employment market. This strategic approach requires a deep understanding of the target student population, identifying the skills and competencies that employers are seeking, and aligning the curriculum to bridge the gap between academic knowledge and industry demands. What is the Target market of DBA HELM? The DBA in Higher Education Leadership and Management (DBA-HELM) is designed to empower aspiring and current university leaders to excel in their professional endeavors and make a transformative impact on the higher education landscape. This esteemed programme is specifically tailored for individuals with at least a master's degree and substantial work experience in the higher education industry. We seek to attract senior and emerging managers and academics, including: Academic and professional programme managers, Directors or managers of international offices and external relations, Directors or managers of executive education programme, Vice-deans or directors of programme, HR directors and managers, Directors or managers of communication, marketing or recruitment, Directors of strategy and policy, Directors or managers of career services, Directors or managers of quality services (accreditations, rankings), Managers of admissions. 24/01/2024

16 January 2024

Boost your Career with our MBAs and Build the Future you want

Join the Online MBA’s Open Day on February 15th at 5.30 p.m. and get ready to embark on new career paths. The event, in English, is a unique meeting experience with Luiss Business School and its Staff. Professor Maria Isabella Leone, Head of MBAs, will show you the disciplines, laboratories and activities that characterize the Luiss Business School MBA programmes. Our Programmes respond to the challenges that the international market poses to junior and senior professionals and that Luiss Business School can effectively interpret, with its global outreach network of Faculty and managers. The boundless, intimate, and transformative training model of the School assures care during students’ learning experience starting with the Admission process that will be detailed by our MBAs' Staff. The event is an important opportunity to meet with speakers who will be able to answer all questions about the programme, the admission and enrolment process, and the facilities and scholarships available, that are among the opportunities offered to our prospects. Don't miss the next Part-time MBA Rome, starting on April 12th, in the beautiful setting of our Villa Blanc campus. Scholarships are still available! Discover our MBAs Offer in English, addressed to professionals from all around the world: MBA Part Time (Rome and Milan), Flex MBA (hybrid) and Full Time MBA. Speaker: Maria Isabella Leone, Head of MBAs’ Programs and MBAs’ Staff Luiss Business School Agenda: Presentation of the MBAs Portfolio, Q&A session, Breakout room dedicated to the single MBA Programme. WHEN: February 15th, 2024 WHERE: Online TIME: 5:30 – 6:30 pm Registration is required to participate. REGISTER 16/01/2024

04 January 2024

Career-booster for Higher Education Managers: Introducing the DBA in Higher Education Leadership and Management 

Join us on Monday, January 29th 2024, at 5.30 p.m. and participate in the DBA presentation webinar in Higher Education Leadership and Management (HELM) at Luiss Business School. This DBA program, held in Amsterdam, Rome, and online, is designed to enable participants to maximize impact in the Higher Education sector by promoting personal and professional growth through a highly personalized learning path and an innovative teaching methodology. During the program presentation event, Dr. Mathias Falkenstein, Professor of Practice in Higher Education Management at Luiss Business School and Scientific Director of the DBA, will delve into the innovative training approach at the heart of the program, with the program starting in April 2024. Speakers: Prof. Maria Isabella Leone, Head of MBAs’ Programs and MBAs’ Staff Luiss Business School Dr. Mathias Falkenstein, Professor of Practice in Higher Education Management, Luiss Business School Dr. Nick van Dam, Director IE, Center for Corporate Learning & Talent Management, Professor at IE Business School, Nyenrode Business Universiteit and The University of Pennsylvania, Graduate School of Education, US Agenda: Initial greetings from Prof. Maria Isabella Leone, Head of MBA Programs Luiss Business School; Presentation by Dr. Mathias Falkenstein, Professor of Practice in Higher Education Management at Luiss Business School. Round table with Q&A session.  WHEN: Monday, January 29th, 2024 TIME: From 5.30 – 6.30 PM CEST WHERE: Online Register to attend the event! REGISTER 04/01/2024

13 December 2023

Online Open Day | Full-time Master

Explore the English-taught Masters and the Luiss Business School Hubs in Italy and Europe! Join the Online Open Day on January 16th at 4.00 p.m. to discover the full range of Full-time English Master's Degree Programmes offered by Luiss Business School and get to know first-hand the educational offer that awaits you. An opportunity to discover the advantages of studying in one of the three main hubs in Rome, Milan and Amsterdam, the distinctive features of the programmes and of the school, and the services offered to students. The Virtual Open Day is an opportunity to meet the coordinators, the recruiting team and the career service who will be able to answer all your questions: admission process, nuances of specific programmes, costs, financial facilities and scholarships available, placement or about life on our campus. The Luiss Business School is committed to providing high-level education and promoting a mindset based on change, innovation and transformation to train the leaders of the future capable of driving positive change in the business community, supporting sustainability at every step. Don't miss the Virtual Open Day dedicated to undergraduates and recent bachelor's and master's graduates! WHEN: Tuesday, January 16th, 2024WHERE: OnlineTIME: 4.00 - 5.00 p.m CEST Registration is required to participate.Open Day participants will be exempt from paying the admission fee. REGISTER 13/12/2023

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