Master of Business Administration

Your gate to a global business


International MBA

4th edition: November  2017 - July 2018



At the end of the training path participants will have:

  • Developed a strong basis of experience, knowledge and specific managerial competencies 
  • Gained the ability to understand the evolutionary path of the economic context and the ability to catch the opportunities of the possible future markets 
  • Earned the ability to effectively interact with colleagues with different values and cultural models 
  • Built a network of long-lasting relationships with people and organizations working in many different countries.

Further components and plus of the Master

Creativity and Innovation Lab at international companies, such as Illycaffè S.p.A. and Brunello Cucinelli S.p.A.: immersion programs and laboratories, in order to discover excellent Italian companies which developed in an international level.

Business in practice and Leadership program: as part of the program, the International MBA provides a practical application of the theory thanks to the implementation of Business Game, Business Plans and Project Works, and a solid understanding about leadership with the acquisition of leadership tools, the outdoor training and CEO meetings with national and international experts.

Engaging with the world: workshops and discussions with outstanding global players, to deeply understand issues as globalisation and culture, new markets, new geopolitical balance and marketing in emerging economies.

A profound and rock-solid relationships with the business world and with people and organizations from many different countries, favoured by visits to outsanding Italian companies, teamwork projects, business cases, simulations and the constant interaction between lecturers and students.


Core Courses

  • Strategic Management
  • Financial Accounting
  • Quantitative Methods
  • Marketing
  • Organization
  • International Human Resources
  • Project Management
  • Finance and Risk Management
  • Operations and Suplly Chain
  • Innovation Management
  • ICT Management
  • Intercultural Management
  • Corporate social responsability
  • International Strategy
  • International Management
  • Social Media Marketing
  • Intercultural Business Negotiation

“Among all the benefits of the course, I really appreciated two aspects: the knowledge and the mentality. And invaluable contacts, of course. Working every day with managers, experts and consultant… That is one of the biggest values of this program: the possibility to learn through the experience. I wanted to change my professional career, but moving from my confort zone to unknown territories is always hard. By choosing the International MBA at Fondazione CUOA, I gained two different improvements: a better competence in my professional field, and the chance to move on the job market with more freedom. I am glad to affirm that this MBA enriched me in many ways." 

Federico Dal Lago

Lawyer, Italia

"The International MBA program at CUOA was an intense 9 month program but tremendously exciting in both professional and personal terms. This MBA program is a top class option for any student who is seeking individual attention and working with experienced professors and professionals. Fewer students allowed me to have a favorable interaction not only with the trainers but with class mates as well. In the last few months of the MBA program, the students have to complete some project works with different companies on challenging business scenarios, which I really enjoyed. In the end, I would like to thank CUOA for providing me the opportunity to equip myself with different management tools."

Hassan Azhar Butt

Electronic Engineer, Pakistan

Outstanding professional results are not a matter of chance. When coping with international working environments, results come only from a solid 360° preparation, a broad view of the world, a strategic vision of the future instead of a narrow view of the present.

The CUOA MBA gave me this and an extraordinary willingness and strength to test myself in an international path. Being it in a western culture or, like in my way, in an Asian one”.

Matteo Zonta

Project Manager at Piaggio Vietnam Co. Ltd

I graduated from Fondazione CUOA in July 2003. I left Italy at the beginning of 2004 and since then I have been living and working abroad. Attending the MBA has been an extremely important experience, where I built the foundations of my future professional growth. 

It gave me the means and the confidence necessary to achieve my targets and to compete in a global job market, where continuous learning and education are normal requirements for being successful. I can definitely recommend the CUOA MBA: it will be a stepping stone for your professional development”.

Stefano Dal Santo

Director at LK Consulting, London

If I had to list the main factors that brought me into an international work environment, I would mention good education, capability to adapt to different situations, understanding of own needs, never give up. This is what also has brought me to Vicenza, when I have decided to take a break from my work life in another Country. 

Within the CUOA community I have continued to learn and modify my approach to “what is new”, unknown. I have enjoyed every moment I have spent in the class, with the teachers and my other colleagues, feeling the responsibility of making the most of that precious time, getting ready to fight for what I wanted”.

Isabella Tarasi

Country Manager South and East Europe After Sales Operations at Toyota Motor Europe, Bruxelles

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