International Master of Business Administration, MBA

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  • 12 months
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The International Master of Business Administration programme offered by University of Pisa is a 12-month full time programme covering a full range of general management issues.
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  • Programme outline
  • Key facts
  • Admission requirements
  • Fees and funding


The International Master of Business Administration programme from University of Pisa is particularly suitable for people who want to enhance economic and managerial skills and aspire to improve their value in the job market or step up in their career path.

Why to choose MBA in Pisa?

Internationality of our students: Our classes are composed of more than 90% of foreign students.

Class size: our Master accepts no more than 30 students, in order to assure the highest quality on teaching and personal development. We give attention to each single student because we want toimprove their skills in interpersonal relations and interaction.

Internationality of the Faculty: they come from different Institutions in Italy and from several foreign Universities / Business Schools (School of Management of Boston University; Victoria University in Melbourne, University of Essex, UK; Regent's College, London, UK; Cass Business School, London, UK; Aarhus University, Denmark; Université Catholique de Louvain, Belgium;University of Sussex, UK; Business School –City University London, UK; Conseil de l’Europe,Strasbourg, France; University of Wisconsin, Green Bay, USA); University of Leon, Spain; DCU Business School, Dublin.

Academic tradition and excellence: the University of Pisa, established in 1343, is worldwide recognized for the excellent academic tradition and for the strong international vocation. Researchis considered from the University of Pisa as its principal strategic activity and the obtained resultsgave and continue giving prestige to the University, both in national and in international field.
The University of Pisa carries out research programs in partnership with academic institutions in European Union Countries and in other countries like United States, Japan, Australia, Switzerland and New Zealand.Students coming from every Italian region and from every continent make Pisa an ideal cultural"laboratory" for new ideas and trends.

Location: the MBA is located in the heart of Pisa, in the center of this city with a strong student vocation. Besides its historical centre and its famous monument such as the Leaning Tower, Pisa has an excellent geographical position to reach the other cities in Tuscany, being situated an hour by train from Florence, half an hour from Lucca and Leghorn and few minutes from the coast. Furthermore, there is an International Airport 1 kilometer from city centre.

Programme Structure


The MBA is a 12-month full time programme covering a full range of general management issues.It will run from January to December 2016 and it will involve two types of activities:
  • 60 Credits: Lectures/Business Game - to be held in Pisa.
  • 15 Credits: Master Thesis. It can be either a research project or an internship-based project.
Courses Include:
  • Individual development
  • Introduction to management
  • Financial reporting and analysis
  • Marketing principles
  • Corporate finance
  • Financial markets
  • Organizational behaviour & human capital
  • Cost management
  • Budgeting and management reporting
  • Marketing management
  • Auditing
  • Corporate governance
  • Strategy
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Doing business in emerging economies
  • Business Game


The ideal candidate of our MBA is a young graduate. We don’t consider only your collegeperformance and your professional skills, but also your vision and ambitions, your motivations and objectives. The MBA is open to graduates of all disciplines. The perfect MBA class is based on diversity: we are looking for different educational and professional backgrounds, nationalities, culture and personal experiences and goals. Our admission team usually organizes online interviews to understand your objectives and ambitions.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Deadline and start date Application deadline and start date were not specified by the programme.
  • Full-time duration 12 months
  • Study intensity Full-time
  • Credits
    75 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
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Academic Requirements

  • A university degree.
  • reference letters.
  • If English is not your first language, proficiency in English both spoken and written (TOEFL/IELTS is recommended, but may be substituted with a test administered by the University of Pisa).
  • Anyhow, the knowledge of English is verified as well during the motivational interview.
  • 1 or 2 years of work experience at least.

Work Experience

At least 1 year(s) of work experience are required.

1 or 2 years of working experience

Tuition Fee Per Year

  • EUR 8000 International
  • EUR 8000 EU/EEA

Tuition fee includes:

- all teaching materials;

- the use of desktop PCs;

- access to the University of Pisa Libraries;

- access to the University of Pisa Canteen;



The University of Pisa offers few partial scholarships that cover a maximum of 1.600 € perstudent. The scholarships are assigned following a merit-based ranking.

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