FAQs

FAQ - Frequently asked questions - Master in Business Administration

The Full-Time MBA programme starts every year in October

The International MBA programme is 15 months long. The first 10 months of the programme are mainly classroom-based sessions. In the following months students will be involved in a Field Project. What is a Field Project?

Students begin with the preparatory courses and then focus on the Disciplinary Core Areas. Finally, students select an elective track and an industry specialisation to develop a more flexible curriculum and focus on a particular area of interest. Throughout the year students are involved in many activities, projects and competitions such as AdVenture, Social Impact and Soft Skills Lab.

The International MBA full time Programme is fully taught in English.

Students can customise their MBA customising their profile by choosing an Industry Specialisation. Further information about the The Industry Specialisations.

Field Project is the work developed after the first 10-month of the programme. It is intended to provide the students with a practical experience after a 10-month intense classroom training. Students must choose one of the following options as their Field Project:

  • Project Work in a company
  • Development of their own business project
  • Research work

The field work can last from 3 to 6 months depending on the needs of the students and taking into account the needs of the project they will work in.

MBA students participate in internationally oriented activities throughout the year that provide insight into global markets and trends. Students seeking academic, cultural and social experiences overseas can study abroad through the LUISS Business School International Exchange Programme spending a period abroad in one of our partner Business Schools. Further information about the International activities.


Selection process and requirements

Admission requirements are to have at least an undergraduate or bachelor’s degree and to pass the LUISS admission tests and interviews.

Documents to be sent at least 1 week prior the selection date are the following:

  • Fully-completed application form .
  • CV
  • Copy of University Degree Certificate or Transcripts
  • Copy of passport or ID document
  • Admission fee receipt: EUR 105 admission fee (non refundable)

It is required to send an official document that proves that you have completed the university education. We accept Diplomas, Certificates or transcripts. If you have some problems in requiring certificates at your University and you want to apply for the admission test, you can write a signed self-certification (indicating the name of the university, the title of the Degree and the date you graduated) and provide the documents at a later stage, once you are admitted to the MBA programme.

You have to send the required documents by email to mba23@luiss.it at least one week before the selection date.

The upcoming selection date is published here. In order to guarantee a personalised attention to our students, we try to keep the size of the classroom small. Since we have a limited number of places available, we recommend students to apply at the first date provided.

All documents of the application should be submitted in English or in Italian. Sworn translations should be also be provided along with degree certificates that are not in English or Italian.

The selection date is the date in which the admission tests and interviews are held. The upcoming selection date is published here

Selection process consists in English and Logic tests, and personal interviews to evaluate the candidate’s motivation, work experience, and perspectives.

Selection process evaluates the candidates’ motivation, work experience, and perspectives. It helps to confirm that the student has a profile that will allow him/her to successfully follow the courses and make sure that his/her future career will benefit from the MBA.

No. There is not an online application process. Applications should be submitted by email to mba23@luiss.it.

Yes. There is an admission fee of 105 EUR needed to apply for admission test. The copy of the receipt of payment is needed to complete the student’s dossier and to be able to proceed with the selection tests and interviews. The admission fee is not refundable and it cannot be paid after the selection process.

Yes. Tests and interviews are part of the selection process and mandatory for all applicants of the International MBA Programme.

We require a good level of English to be able to follow the courses, communicate in the classroom and between students and to work. English level should be B2+/C1 following the Common European Framework of Reference for Language.

I am an English speaker, can I be exempted from the English test?

Candidates meeting one of the following requirements could be exempted from the English test:

  • Candidates whose mother tongue is English
  • Candidates with a TOEFL IBT score of 100+
  • Candidates with a IELTS score of 7+

Yes. Candidates whose mother tongue is English will be exempted from the English test.

In principle, all candidates will be invited to complete the English test. However, Candidates whose mother tongue is English will be exempted from the English test.

Applicants with TOEFL/IELTS scores can be exempted from the English test. Applicants with TOELF/IELTS certificates must provide the scores that will be evaluated. Applicants with scores compliant with the School standards will be exempted from the English test.

No. TOEFL or IELTS certificates are not mandatory since LUISS Business School provides its own English test. Applicants with TOEFL/IELTS scores can be exempted from the English test.

TOEFL and IELTS are the two English certificates accepted by LUISS Business School. TOEFL or IELTS certificates are not mandatory since LUISS Business School provides its own English test. Candidate with TOEFL/IELTS scores can be exempted from the English test.

Candidates with GMAT/GRE scores can be exempted from the Logic test. Applicants must provide the GMAT/GRE scores that will be evaluated. Applicants with scores compliant with the School standards will be exempted from the Logic Test.

No. GMAT/GRE are not mandatory to apply for the programme since LUISS Business School provides its own Logic test. Candidates with GMAT/GRE scores can be exempted from the Logic test.

To take your GMAT test you should get all information of where and how to take it in your city, country or region.

Yes. GRE score are accepted. GRE is not mandatory to apply for the admission test. Candidates with GRE scores can be exempted from the Logic test.

Letters of reference are not mandatory but well accepted.

A minimum of 2 years of work experience is required to be elegible for the LUISS International MBA

Yes. LUISS MBA is designed to allow students from all academic backgrounds to acquire the skills and competences of a high quality business education. Candidates from all academic backgrounds are welcome to apply.

No. Applicants admitted are not considered immediately enrolled. After the admission, students must communicate their enrolment within a deadline. In order to confirm enrolment students must sign the Policies & Rules and pay the first instalment of 9,000 EUR within the deadline.

The whole LUISS MBA Programme is structured to promote entrepreneurship. There are some renowned LUISS initiatives in this aspect, such as the AdVenture and the Social Impact initiative. Students are also encouraged to develop their own business project as part of their “Field Project”.

LUISS Business School campus is located in the heart of Rome, Italy, at Viale Pola, 12. PC 00198. The campus is near two of the most beautiful parks of the city, and it is easily reachable by public transport.

CASA LUISS is the real estate service and it helps students to find a suitable accommodation. The service is free for LUISS Business School students.

Living expenses will depend on each student needs. The MBA Staff has calculated the average expenses for students who choose to live close the LUISS Campus, which is located in the centre of Rome.


About LUISS Business School

MBA Programme represents a unique opportunity for personal and professional growth as well as for expanding the professional network. The course benefits from the input of a network of over 2000 firms, actively involved in the Programme through workshops, conferences, meetings and field projects.

The whole LUISS MBA Programme is structured to promote entrepreneurship. There are some renowned LUISS initiatives in this respect, such as the AdVenture and the Social Impact initiative. Students are also encouraged to develop their own business project as part of their “Field Project”.

LUISS Business School campus is located in the heart of Rome, Italy, at Viale Pola, 12. PC 00198. The campus is near two of the most beautiful parks of the city, and it is easily reachable by public transport.

CASA LUISS is the real estate service and it helps students to find a suitable accommodation. The service is free for LUISS Business School students.

Living expenses will depend on each student needs. The MBA Staff has calculated the average expenses for students who choose to live close to the LUISS Campus, which is located in the centre of Rome.


After the MBA

The Career Service has been set up by LUISS Business School to offer career planning, counselling, and training in order to define the career goals. It organises meetings and workshops with companies to learn about the industries in which they operate and to build a professional network.

The Career Service can be contacted from the beginning of the MBA programme.


Tuition fees, funding and scholarships

Tuition fees for the 26th LUISS MBA edition are 27,000 EUR for the whole programme.

Tuition fees are paid in three installments:

  • 1st instalment: 9,000 EUR upon confirmation of admission in the MBA Programme
  • 2nd instalment: 9,000 EUR by February 28th 2017.
  • 3rd instalment: 9,000 EUR by May 30th 2017.

Tuition fees are to be paid by bank transfer. Bank details can be found here

Yes. Tuition fees are paid in three installments:

  • 1st instalment: 9,000 EUR upon confirmation of admission in the International MBA Programme
  • 2nd instalment: 9,000 EUR by February 28th 2017.
  • 3rd instalment: 9,000 EUR by May 30th 2017

All fees are payable via bank transfer. Proofs of payment must be sent by email to: mba@luiss.it

Bank Account Details

ACCOUNT HOLDER: LUISS Guido Carli – Divisione LUISS Business School
BANK: Unicredit S.p.A. Agenzia n. 274 – Viale Gorizia, 21 – 00198 Rome.
ACCOUNT N°: 000400000917
IBAN: IT 17 H020 0805 0770 0040 0000917
BIC/SWIFT: uncritm1c27
ABI: 02008
CAB: 05077
ENTE: 9001974
ACRONIMO CLIENTE: 86015854
DIPENDENZA: 31449

Yes. LUISS Business School awards a certain number of scholarships to particularly deserving students.
Application for LUISS Business School scholarships is usually done after being admitted in the programme. ; Further information about the scholarships here.


Practical questions non-EU students

After admission in the International MBA Programme, the Secretary Office of the MBA will guide you and help you to obtain your student visa. The student visa will be valid for the whole duration of the MBA Programme. Students can always contact the Secretary Office for specific requests.

Direct family members (wife, husband and children) related to the student registered in the International MBA will be able to accompany the student to Italy through a process called “ricongiungimento familiare.” The student should apply by his/herself for that procedure but will be supported by the MBA secretary office.


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