About Us
About Us

Our key successful factors which differentiate us and make unique the Luiss Business School experience are:

Academic and Applied Research, and Management Education

Luiss Business School develops and promotes research in different academic fields with a focus on Strategy and Corporate Renewal, Corporate Governance and Performance Measurement, as well as Innovation and Organization Design. The research is grounded in knowledge of business processes and corporate environments and covers emergent key areas, such as Ethics, Responsibility and Sustainability. The experiential activities and the personal leadership are a bridge between the needs of the corporate and public organizations, and academic world.

Business and Innovation

Luiss Business School aims to develop students’ cognitive and soft skills, their capacity to relate in an international and multiethnic environment, to learn from experience, and to know their-own mission and vision for the future. This is mainly achieved through the promotion of an entrepreneurial spirit introducing innovative programs where analytical thinking combined with a “can do” attitude will lead to growth.

Business Network and International focus

Luiss Business School is a bridge between the academic and business world through its long-term partnership with Confindustria, where key partners from the corporate, no profit and public sectors are directly engaged in the co-creation of specific programs that aim to advance knowledge on management practices. Luiss Business School experience is strongly international to guarantee a global approach and the possibility of creating a network with no boundaries.

Ethics, Responsibility and Sustainability

The Ethics, Responsibility and Sustainability Hub (ERShub) has been created within the Luiss Business School and the Business and Management Department to give value to ethics, responsibility and sustainability in management education and in economic action in general. ERShub promotes the idea that an ethical, responsible, and sustainable approach in doing business is instrumental to achieving significant and long lasting economic results while allowing to properly interpret the today’s world dynamics and the global challenges characterizing it.

A campus in the heart of Rome

Luiss Business School is a top-level Business school in the world heritage city of Rome, where beauty, history and culture provide an amazing environment. From January 9 2017 the School activities are hosted in the new campus of Villa Blanc. The new location –  on Via Nomentana 216 Rome – is the result of an important restructuring process conducted by Luiss “Guido Carli” University with the aim to restore its original beauty.

The architectural jewel of the 19th century was built according to the wishes of Baron Alberto Blanc, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Crispi,’s Cabinet. The campus will ensure students a unique learning experience thanks to the digital technologies offered combined with the prestigious historical setting. The location is formed by a main villa, six smaller villas and conservatories with typical Mediterranean plants set in a vast park.

The School is situated in one of the most remarkable, historic and artistic parts of Rome and its buildings mirror the atmosphere and the beauty of the city.

History of the School

1966 – Pro Deo University was founded, obtaining official recognition from the Italian Ministry of Education, University, and Research in 1966.

1977 – Pro Deo University officially changed its name to Luiss – Libera Università Internazionale degli Studi Sociali.

1982 – Adding to its Faculty of Economics the Faculty of Political Science, Luiss also founded the Faculty of Law.

1984 – The Chairman of the Confederation of Italian Industries (Confindustria), Guido Carli, was appointed President of Luiss. Under his leadership, LUISS reinforced its mission by introducing highly selective admission standards, a new set of degree programmes, and a wide range of customised programme services.

1986Luiss School of Management was founded (renamed Luiss Business School in 2006) as a division of the University, delivering post- graduate experience education.

1991 – The School of Management successfully launched its first MBA programme.

1995 – The first PhD programme was launched in the areas of Management, Corporate Finance, Organisation, and Human Resources.

2001 – Luiss implemented the European Higher Education Area guidelines, following the Bologna Process.

2006 – The first double-degree programme was launched in cooperation with Fudan University School of Management.

2007 – The different PhD tracks were combined into one PhD in Management. The programme began to be taught fully in English, which was uncommon in Italy at that time.

2007 – Luiss received the Golden BIP award, recognising the institution as Italy’s Best University and honoring its excellence in securing job placements for graduates.

2009 – The Luiss Creative Business Centre was founded, which develops programmes and courses in the areas of art, film, entertainment, music, and design.

2010 – Entrepreneurship was designated as a core element of the School’s strategy and made an integrating part of all aspects of business and management education, as well as research.

2011 – The existing structure of faculties and departments was replaced by four new departments: Law, Political Sciences, Economics and Finance, and Business and Management (DBM).

2012 – Luiss EnLabs, one of Italy’s most innovative incubators and business accelerators, was opened.

2013 – Luiss Business School and the DBM are part of the Luiss School of Business and Management.

2015 – Luiss Business School, including the Department of Business and Management, becomes part of the élite of education having achieved the prestigious international certification EQUIS. A one of a kind result. It is the first time that a School in Italy manages to validate all of its management programs, from the Bachelor Degree – already widely distinguished for its elevated selection standards- to the Master in Business Administration, together with the master degrees, the PHDs, the Specialised masters etc.

2015 – AACSB membership.

April 2016 – Luiss Business School’s new governance structure was put in place. Activities of the Luiss School of Business and Management were incorporated into the School.

2017 – AACSB eligibility.