Alma Graduate School
Città Bologna
Durata 12 Mesi
Stage SI

Despite Brazil’s global importance there is still a lack of information on the true reasons behind its economic development. European as well as Brazilian companies and institutions can highly benefit from improving reciprocal awareness and exploiting industrial and trade opportunities.

The MBA Brazil-Europe Business Relations is an intensive 12-month international program taught entirely in English. It is focused on the Brazilian market, its dynamics, major players and agents. This project is embedded in a wider cooperation framework between the University of Bologna, the Regione Emilia-Romagna and the Brazilian Embassy in Italy designed to promote and support new partnership projects between Brazil and Italy.
Participants will be able to develop new perspectives looking at issues using a multifaceted approach, play a key role in the development of the Brazilian and European markets, promote new projects of cooperation between Brazilian and European companies and institutions, developing new ideas and identifying new resources and opportunities.

Brazil and Europe Business Relations is a concentration of the Master of Business Administration of Alma Graduate School, the business school of the University of Bologna. The program is a challenging, intensive 12-month full-time international program taught entirely in English.
The curriculum of the MBA Brazil and Europe Business Relations is divided in two main parts: General Management (core courses, shared with the other concentrations), which is designed to provide students with the necessary management and business skills; and a Brazil and Europe Business Relations concentration, designed to provide an opportunity for specialization and in-depth focus on this broad topic.

General Management courses:

  • Corporate Finance
  • Corporate Strategy
  • Financial and Managerial Accounting
  • International Finance
  • Leading People and Organizations
  • Marketing Management

Specialized courses:

  • Business Development Laboratory
  • Cross-cultural Management
  • Europe-Brazil: EU-Mercosul Regulation
  • Financial and Banking System in Europe and Brazil
  • Industrial History and Development in Europe and Brazil
  • Industrial Investments in Europe and Brazil
  • International Production and Logistics
  • Retail Structure and Behavior in Europe and Brazil

This post-experience MBA also includes: managerial training, team-based project works, workshops with managers and entrepreneurs and in-company visits. The program also features a Brazilian Portuguese language course and a Business English course; intensive Italian classes are offered free of charge to international participants who wish to improve their language skills during their stay in Italy. Italian classes are scheduled in September 2013, prior to the beginning of the MBA courses.


Stage Creating employability is one of the primary goals of the MBA Brazil and Europe Business Relations program. Therefore, interaction between theory and practice is an essential part of the curriculum: master lectures, testimonials, analysis of business cases, and in-company visits will take place throughout the year and will go side by side the core academic courses. The program also includes a 500-hour internship scheduled in the last period of the program (June - September). Internships will take place at European or international companies with important relations with Brazil or Brazilian companies with significant business in Europe. The internship represents an opportunity for MBA participants to analyze real company problems, develop strategies, and elaborate action plans together with upper level managers. Alma's partners have been involved in our academic activities over the years in many different ways: participating in project works, master lectures, and testimonials, offering scholarships, hosting our student internships, or employing our alumni. Borse di studio e finanziamenti Every year Alma Graduate School offers numerous full and partial scholarships for participants of the MBA. Scholarships range from 10,000 euro to 27,000 euro. All applicants are eligible to apply regardless of their nationality. Scholarships are merit-based (both academic as well as professional merit) and cover tuition costs only. AFRICA SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM Alma and the Foundation for World Wide Cooperation grant the Africa Scholarship Program for the Acadmic Year 2013-2014. This Program aims to facilitate the participation of 10 young bright talents from Africa wishing to pursue an MBA and contribute to the social and economic development of their Continent. For application and further info: HONOR LOAN Also, thanks to an agreement between Alma Graduate School and UniCredit, MBA participants are also eligible to apply for a long-term and low-interest (no collateral required) honor loan. Loans will cover the full amount of the tuition fee or the portion of it that is not covered by the scholarship. In addition, all students can benefit from an additional 10,000 euro loan, designed to help them cover their living expenses in Bologna during the academic year. WORK STUDY PROGRAM The Alma Graduate School Work Study Program (WSP) gives a limited number of selected students the possibility of receiving extra financial aid in exchange for their collaboration on various school projects, examples of which may include research, consulting, and development activities. Projects are assigned based on a careful analysis of each student's background, characteristics, and experience.

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