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"I am convinced that the experiences I am having both in and outside the classroom in Italy will influence my future life and career."

Hajime Sudo, Bradford-Perugia MBA

Full-time MBA in Italy


The Bradford-Perugia MBA, a joint award between Bradford University School of Management and the University of Perugia, provides an opportunity to experience the very best of Italian culture and hospitality whilst studying for the internationally recognised Bradford MBA. This full-time programme, starting in September, is taught in English at the University of Perugia’s new business school in Spoleto by senior academics from both Universities. The programme provides an opportunity to study aspects of engineering management, for which Perugia is renowned, with a guaranteed 3-month internship with a local organisation in Italy at the end of the programme.

Key Features:

  • Study for the Bradford MBA in a unique and focused environment
  • Work alongside current industry professionals to ensure a dynamic and changing learning experience
  • Undertake a guaranteed three month internship at the end of your programme
  • Receive additional personal development support in: effective learning, career advice and intensive tutoring in the Italian Language

+Course details

All our MBA programmes are made up of three stages

  • Core modules – designed to help you get back in to learning and provide fundamental knowledge of management principles and theory
  • Elective modules – provide an in-depth understanding of specialist topics that are essential and relevant to the contemporary commercial world. Students choose those that are of most interest or greatest career benefit
  • Management project – enables you to put the knowledge and skills gained throughout the programme to practical use on a relevant management issue

Bradford-Perugia MBA students are taught an additional two core modules and can take advantage of the engineering and operations specialist electives delivered by University of Perugia academics. Alternatively, a range of other, specialist or more generalist MBA electives can be studied in Bradford or at one of our partner institutions in France or Spain.

Modules are delivered in weekly blocks using a variety of learning and teaching approaches, including lectures, case analysis, group work, individual and group problem solving research. Assessment is by a combination of written examinations, assignments, group projects and presentations.

+Core Modules

+Elective Modules

Full-time 12 month MBA in the Italy students choose three*

*The lists of modules reflect those agreed for 2012/13 teaching and may be subject to change & availability for 2013/14 The range and diversity of electives and option to specialise in engineering and manufacturing is a key feature of our Bradford-Perugia MBA programme.

+Management Project

The management project is an integral part of the Bradford MBA and is often the most challenging and rewarding part of the programme. At the end of the taught programme you put into practice what you have learnt by investigating and reporting on an important management issue or opportunity. If you are sponsored by your employer, the project can relate to your workplace. Otherwise, you may choose to use the project to deepen your knowledge of a different sector or organisation, or as a stepping stone to your next job. The project findings and recommendations are then written up in a 15,000-word dissertation.

Throughout the project you will be guided by an experienced academic and you will have access to the School of Management Effective Learning department. The Effective Learning service often proves to be very useful providing students with a clear understanding and guidelines on what is required in order to successfully complete their project.

+Our students and alumni


Hajime Sudo   profile - perugia - hajime




“The recent earthquake in Japan made me consider how I could contribute to my country. I wanted to help re-build the economy using my accounting skills. To make a real difference, I needed both my academic skills and a more rounded business approach – so I decided to look into doing an MBA.

I found Bradford’s full-time MBA at the University of Perugia in Italy. It had everything I was looking for.

Firstly, it had sustainability and corporate social responsibility at the core of all its MBA programmes. This was important to me because I wanted to be an MBA graduate that would make a difference to wider society, not just my own career.

Also, I was looking for a programme that would give me all the skills I needed to help back in Japan as quickly as possible. The Bradford MBA in Perugia is an intensive year of study which includes a three month internship opportunity immediately afterwards. The premise behind the programme is that it doesn’t interfere with your career but accelerates you on the way to your goals.

The other thing that attracted me to the Bradford-Perugia MBA was the range and flexibility of modules offered. The programme combines Bradford’s management expertise with Perugia’s engineering and manufacturing expertise, allowing students to choose a tailored programme incorporating both. Most Japanese and global companies are manufacturers. I believe that Japan’s rapid economic growth will come from the manufacturing sector such as the car industry (TOYOTA, Nissan, and Honda) and the electronics industry (Panasonic, Sony and Sharp) which produce high quality products. There is a lot that I can learn from the success of Italy’s manufacturing sector whilst in Perugia that I can take home to Japan.

There are a lot of globally famous scholars and specialists at both Bradford University School of Management and the University of Perugia. I believe this gives me the best chance of finding good mentors, which is very important for MBA students. Shuhari denotes that the good mentors lead students to not only their career goals but enriching lives in general.

Everyone has a different reason for choosing to do an MBA but many do it for more than self interest – many do an MBA for the greater good. If you want to do an MBA that will make a difference not only to yourself but wider society, then my advice is to choose one that has all these interests at heart.”

Key Details

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12 months

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Perugia, Italy


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