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Earn a Part-time MBA in Italy

IMG_8397CIMBA offers a unique and convenient two-year Part-time MBA Program on our campus in Paderno del Grappa that features a high-quality American education backed by accreditation from the University of Iowa Tippie College of Business. Courses are taught in English by U.S. and European professors. Upon completion, students earn an MBA degree from the University of Iowa that is internationally recognized.

CIMBA’s Part-time MBA Program is held on weekends and is designed to help you develop core MBA competencies, such as managerial, leadership and personal development skills that you can apply in your workplace during the week. The days are long and exciting, replicating the intense and demanding world of business. You’ll be immersed in accounting, economics, management in organizations, financial management, special seminars, leadership and personal development, and more.

You will begin your studies on our Paderno del Grappa campus in Northern Italy, where you’ll apply what you learn in the classroom to the real world of management through group activities, guest speakers, and more. In the final month of your second year, you’ll travel to the University of Iowa in the U.S. to complete a real-world business simulation course that incorporates all aspects of your MBA studies. While there, you will get an inside look at American companies and receive your degree from the University of Iowa Tippie College of Business at a formal graduation ceremony.

Small and Personal by Design

Each year, an average of 18 students enroll in our part-time MBA classes. Some seek to build managerial and leadership skills, while others want to delve into the science behind CIMBA’s cutting-edge work in neuroscience.

Real-World Projects

As a part-time MBA student, you have the option of participating in real-world projects such as consulting and process improvement teams that have made a difference for dozens of corporations, including Electrolux Group, SKF, Lotto, Scarpa, and Replay. Our MBA teams, under the direct supervision of our professors and leadership development coaches, have completed more than 50 projects on three continents.  DISCOVER MORE

Study Side-by-side and Network with Students from Leading Companies

As a part-time MBA student, you will take courses alongside students from some of the area’s most powerful companies. Our alumni tell us they walk away with lifelong friendships and a dynamic network they can utilize throughout their careers. CIMBA’s location and long-standing connection to the Veneto region also gives our students the opportunity to take company tours to international businesses, including Benetton, Diesel, Geox, Tecnica, and more.

Leadership, Personal Development, and One-on-One Coaching

The MBA curriculum is supported by one of the most comprehensive and highly personalized one-on-one coaching programs in the U.S. and abroad. All of our coaches follow the International Coaching Federation code of ethics in performing their coaching responsibilities. Our part-time MBA students also have the option to learn basic coaching skills such as giving and receiving feedback, asking powerful questions, active listening, listening for potential in others, and being a facilitator. Find out more through our Leadership Institute.

Distinguished Speakers Series

Leaders from Northern Italy’s small entrepreneurial businesses and multinational companies are frequent guest speakers in our MBA classrooms through our Distinguished Speaker Series. This series draws executives, alumni, and foreign dignitaries from a variety of industries to discuss a broad range of managerial experiences. Recently, Nicola Farronato, founder and CEO of B-sm@rk, Ltd returned to campus to share his passion for being an entrepreneur with students. As a CIMBA alumnus he knows the value these seminars provide to students and enjoys giving back to the CIMBA community.

Career Development

As a student or alumnus of the CIMBA MBA program, you also have full access to career services resources at the University of Iowa Tippie College of Business, which includes personal job search support, job postings, and alumni and business connections. While you’re at CIMBA, you can take part in career development seminars designed to help you decide which career path, company, and managerial responsibility to pursue. We also offer professional assistance in writing resumes, conducting research to assess specific companies, interviewing, and negotiating salaries and benefits.

Financing Your Degree

CIMBA offers a range of merit-based and need-based MBA scholarships to reduce tuition costs. The scholarships are assigned on a competitive basis to the best students only after an offer of admission has been made. DISCOVER MORE