Our small class sizes allow our faculty scholars and mentors to work one-on-one with students and incorporate small-group discussions and hands-on learning opportunities such as company tours and cultural excursions. Our curriculum is also infused with leadership and personal development programming designed to help you develop skills to turn ideas into practical innovations and to build confidence in your abilities to overcome the most demanding challenges.


Leading the Way in Global Business Education

SP13-View-of-padernoCIMBA (in English, pronounced chim – buh) offers dynamic, personal, and affordable study abroad, MBA, and executive programs in Paderno del Grappa at the base of the Italian Alps in Northern Italy—just an hour north of Venice. For two decades, CIMBA has educated students from 50-plus countries and is proud to have more than 10,000 alumni living and working around the world. At CIMBA, students immerse themselves in a wide range of rigorous courses, including innovative leadership and development programming, while living amidst the Venetian countryside in one of the most popular travel and study destinations in the world. Our students’ business and cultural immersions begin from the minute they step on campus. We share a campus in the heart of Paderno del Grappa with the Istituti Filippin, one of Italy’s top boarding schools where students K-12 are educated. Although our students have different classes and live in different residence halls, they often get to know one another through a host of events designed to build cultural awareness.

Small and Personal by Design.

Our study abroad courses have a 25:1 student-faculty ratio, and the rest of our programs have fewer than 18 students per class. Our study abroad and MBA programs are backed by the top-ranked, AACSB-accredited University of Iowa Tippie College of Business. All of our courses are taught by English-speaking professors from top universities throughout the United States and Europe. Many of them have earned prestigious degrees from universities such as Cornell, Columbia, Duke, Harvard, John Hopkins, the London School of Economics, Oxford, Princeton, Yale, and more. They’ve also lived, taught, and worked around the world in global leadership positions such as senior vice president for the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia and Global Operations Financial Expert for Hewlett Packard.