Business Schools Ranking in Italy

Western Europe

Higher education is provided by universities, technical universities, university institutes, as well as by a wide range of academies, higher institutes/schools, and by a number of professional training institutions in a variety of fields related to commerce, e-technologies, fashion and industry. Most of the existing university institutions were established directly by the State, while a limited number, originally set up by private entities, were later recognized by the relevant Ministry. In 2005-2006, the university system includes 89 university institutions (55 state universities, 3 technical universities, 17 non-state legally-recognized university institutes,2 universities for foreigners, 12 higher schools/institutes regulated by special legislation). From 1989 to 1999, MURST was responsible for university education, some sectors of non-university education (interpretation and translation, psychotherapy) and the allocation of funds to the state universities and the private universities that had conformed with the structure of the public sector (i.e. legally-recognized university institutions). More recently, the new Ministry of Education, Universities and Research (MIUR) was established and all the financial resources, staff and functions of the former MPI and MURST were transferred there. The merging of the two ministries took place in 2001. Degree programmes are structured in credits (crediti formativi universitari-CFU at universities and crediti formativi accademici-CFA at AFAM institutions). A CFU or CFA corresponds to a minimum of 25 hours of work, time for personal study included. The average annual workload of a full-time student is usually fixed at 60 credits.

Eduniversal in Italy: 15 schools
Schools with 5 Palmes 1
Schools with 4 Palmes 5
Schools with 3 Palmes 4
Schools with 2 Palmes 3
Schools with 1 Palme 2

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CUN – Consiglio Universitario Nazionale (National University Council):

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Official Selection of the Best Business Schools in Italy

5 Palmes Of Excellence UNIVERSAL Business School

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SDA Bocconi School of Management

1 385 ‰

4 Palmes Of Excellence TOP Business School

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University of Bologna - Bologna Business School

1 296 ‰

LUISS Business School

2 243 ‰

POLIMI Graduate School of Management

3 142 ‰

Università Di Roma 1 «La Sapienza» - Facoltà Di Economia

4 136 ‰

MIB Trieste School of Management

5 65 ‰

3 Palmes Of Excellence EXCELLENT Business School

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Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore - Facoltà di Economia

1 89 ‰

Università Degli Studi Di Firenze - Scuola di Economia e Management

2 65 ‰

Università Degli Studi Di Torino - School of management and economics

3 47 ‰

Università degli Studi Di Siena - school of economics and management

4 36 ‰

2 Palmes Of Excellence GOOD Business School

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ESE - European School of Economics

1 77 ‰

John Cabot University - Department of Business Administration

2 47 ‰

Università degli Studi di Palermo - politecnic school

3 30 ‰

1 Palme Of Excellence LOCAL Reference

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istud business school

1 36 ‰

ISTAO Istituto Adriano Olivetti di studi per la gestione dell'economia e delle aziende

2 18 ‰

  • Altis Postgraduate School of Business & Society, Catholic University of the Sacred Heart, Fondazione CUOA - Centro Universitario di Organizzazione
  • European University Institute (EUI)
  • I.P.E. Business School
  • Istituto di Studi per la Direzione e Gestione di Impresa (STOA)
  • Libera Università di Bolzano
  • Libera Università Internazionale degli Studi Sociali Guido Carli
  • Politecnico di Torino
  • Rome Business School
  • Università Ca’ Foscari di Venezia
  • Università Carlo Cattaneo
  • Università degli Studi di Bari
  • Università degli Studi di Cagliari
  • Università degli Studi di Milano
  • Università degli Studi di Pavia
  • Università degli Studi di Perugia
  • Università degli Studi di Trieste
  • Università degli Studi di Verona
  • Università degli Studi Roma Tre
  • University of Milan (IULM)