Curriculum

The 22-month curriculum offers the opportunity to develop fine-tuned skills. It is based on a creative approach to business practices and is designed to go beyond the traditional boundaries of business.

The programme is divided in 5 terms over 22 months. Lessons are held every other weekend.

The essential aspects of the MBA experience.

  • Programme, Labs and Services Introduction
  • Blended course: back to basics
  • Ice-breaking and outdoor activities

The Foundations provide an economic basis for the MBA Programme and are preparatory for the Core Courses.

  • Strategy in the age of digital disruption
    Focus on decision making under uncertainty and application of theoretical models to real world issues, problems and topics. Introduction to the concept of metacognition in order to successfully perceive and adapt to changes in business environments.
  • Business Analytics
    In-depth analysis of the most relevant tools of statistics. The focus of the class is on real world applications. The cardinal objective of the course is to show how proper statistical thinking complements managerial thinking for good decision making under uncertainty.
  • Accounting
    Overview of business economics and management principles and the basics of financial reporting and statements analysis. Provision of tools to understand accounting rules and develop adjusted accounting measures of performance.
  • Megatrends and business foundations
    Interpretation of the real world from an economic perspective: analysis of the basic elements of modern microeconomic theory in order to understand behaviour of consumers and firms, how markets work and the role of the government for the resource allocation.
  • Quantitative methods for finance
    Understanding of the fundamental concepts of financial mathematics, their application in calculating present and accumulated values for streams of cash flows and their use in reserving, valuation, pricing, asset/liability management, investment income and capital budgeting.

The core courses provide a conceptual framework and a systematic approach to be applied to business management. Each core disciplinary area comprises various courses of business administration that give students an in-depth mastery of management disciplines and a global vision of the corporate world.

  • Corporate Finance & Advanced Corporate Finance
  • Corporate Governance & Executive Compensation
  • Leading Strategic Innovation and Change
  • Technology & Operations Management
  • Corporate and Investment Banking
  • Marketing Intelligence & Customer Engagement
  • Data-Driven Marketing
  • Financial Statement Analysis
  • Management Accounting
  • Marketing Management
  • Leading People and Getting Things Done
  • Empowering Growth and Mastering Strategy Execution
  • Design Organizations for Digital Transformation
  • Legal Aspect of International Business & Finance
  • Planning and Control

Students can choose to focus on a certain industry to gain general knowledge of the chosen sector, identify key players, and learn more about relevant trends. All the focus-area discussions are presented by high-ranking managers from the relevant sector.

  • Banking
  • Aviation
  • Energy
  • Entertainment
  • Health and Pharmaceutical
  • Luxury and Fashion
  • Information and Communication Technology
  • Tourism
  • Big Data
  • Family Business

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Challenge is the keyword of the Luiss MBA programme. Students experience first-hand how to deal with business-related concepts in compliance with social commitment principles.

  • Business Challenges
    Management of a real business challenge related to participants’ companies. The project is carried out individually or in groups and students are supported by a company supervisor.
  • Social Challenge
    Organization of a social commitment event. The initiative is supported and promoted by Luiss Business School media and channels.

During the final months of the part-time MBA, students apply the skills acquired during the programme to the capstone project.

Part-time MBA students work in groups on research projects, entrepreneurial projects or challenges within a company. Based on the type of project, students collaborate side by side with academic supervisors and highly experienced managers.

It is a fundamental part of the Part-Time MBA programme, giving students the unique opportunity to work together whilst combining their knowledge & skills gained their MBA journey.