MBA International MBA (Master in Business Administration) - Full-time

University of Pisa

Application deadline: November
Tuition fee:
  • € 8,000 / Year (EEA)
  • € 8,000 / Year (Non-EEA)
Start date: January  2016
Credits (ECTS): 60 ECTS
Duration full-time: 12 months
  • English
Delivery mode: On Campus
Educational variant: Full-time
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8 reasons to choose The 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 to improve 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).

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. Research is considered from the University of Pisa as its principal strategic activity and the obtained results gave 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.

  • Pisa first among Italian universities in the Shanghai ranking
  • 4 stars from QS
  • FYMBA Rising Star Ranking

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.

Place: the lessons are held at the Palazzo dei Congressi/Polo Piagge, just in front of the Economics Faculty. The building has three floors with big conference halls for international meetings and several rooms for the students´ team works.

Tuition fee: the University of Pisa is a Public Institution, with a non-profit policy. In order to ensure the possibility to participate to the programme to a wide range of students, the University requires a reasonable tuition fee.


The MBA is a 12-month full time programme covering a full range of general management issues. It will run from January to December 2015 and it will involve two types of activities:

  • 50 Credits: Lectures/Business Game - to be held in Pisa.
  • 10 Credits: Master Thesis. It can be either a research project or an internship-based project.
Proposed Lectures Plan

The lectures will be organized as follows:

TERM I (January-July 2015)
  • Team-building and personal development (1 week)
  • Financial reporting and analysis (2 weeks)
  • Marketing principles (1 week)
  • Organizational behaviour and human capital (2 weeks)
  • Corporate finance (2 weeks)
  • Financial markets (1 week)
  • Cost management (1 week)
  • Budgeting and management reporting (2 weeks)
  • Marketing management (2 weeks)
  • Auditing (1 week)
  • Corporate governance (1 week)
  • Strategy (2 weeks)
  • Entrepreneurship (2 weeks)
  • Doing business in emerging economies (2 weeks)
  • BUSINESS GAME - Entrepreneurship/Strategy/Innovation (April - July)
TERM II (August-December 2015)
  • Master Thesis


Our approach to the admission process follows some basic guidelines that we share here with you.
The ideal candidate of our MBA is a young graduate with at least 2/3 years of work experience.
We do not consider only your college performance 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.
The MBA program 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.
Our admission team usually organizes online interviews to understand your objectives and ambitions.


The University of Pisa MBA international faculty is made up of prominent academic professors and lecturers from the top Universities and Business Schools.

Experienced managers and professionals from our Corporate and Professional Network join us as lecturers or guest speakers. They bring their contribution of great experience, introducing students to international business environments.


  • 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.

English Language Requirements

IELTS band: 6
TOEFL paper-based test score : 523
TOEFL iBT® test: 70

Work Experience

No work experience is required.

1 or 2 years of working experience



The programme is accreditated by the Ministery of Education (MIUR)

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