Part-time international MBA

The Part-Time International MBA is a Master of Business Administration with a strong international focus, conducted entirely in English, lasting 2 years. The School’s international atmosphere will put you in touch with diverse cultures and stimulate dialogue and debate. The course will give you tools for achieving your professional goals, increasing your value in the job market, and broadening your international career possibilities.

The Part-Time MBA in International Business lasts 24 months: the program usually held in 1 year is split in 2 years and classes are from Monday to Friday in Trieste, Italy.
The program starts on 1st October and finishes two years later in October, with the final examination and the Graduation Day. All classes are conducted in English.

There are two types of courses: required and elective.

Each course is offered twice during the part-time program; participants can choose when attending different courses.
Each course is assigned a number of credits; each credit is the equivalent of an average of 25 class hours as established by the European Credit Transfer System (ECTS).

Why an MBA?

The 2 years program is suited for people who want to continue their work and career path while attending a top MBA class. Because classes are in presence, basically this is a part-time MBA suitable to people living not too far from Trieste (Italy).

The program covers all thematic principles of international management and works to help participants develop decision-making and management skills.

Participating puts you in a world-class program in terms of content, instructors, and students, organization, quality of services, networking possibilities and career growth opportunities after completing the program.

The part-time MBA allows participants to apply new skills and knowledge immediately on their job.


The Part-Time MBA in International Business starts from September and finishes with a final examination and Graduation Day. All classes are conducted in English.

The program structure is modular, based on self-contained modules.

  • 7 BASIC MODULES of 2 weeks, mandatory for all participants;
  • 8 ADVANCED MODULES of 2 weeks, mandatory, but may be substituted with another activity (international exchange, company projects, etc);
  • minimum 8 ELECTIVE MODULES of 3 days, chosen among the variety of International Electives offered each year.

Each module is offered twice during the part-time program; participants can choose when attending different modules.

Each module is assigned a number of credits; each credit is the equivalent of an average of 25 class hours as established by the European Credit Transfer System (ECTS). To earn an MBA degree, each participant must earn at least 60 credits.

Learning Process

Studied and developed especially for our MBA program, the curriculum was designed to help all participants reach three objectives.

  • Knowledge: General business management, from managing a company and its economic culture to supporting the future activity of the company.
  • Practice: Theory and practice come together as we gain familiarity with the most efficient professional tools on the market.
  • Skills: Develop skills most valued by employers (teamwork, leadership, communication, people skills, etc).

Particular attention is paid to developing aptitudes of participants, during the entire course, personal development activities help develop individual potential.

International Projects

Participants in the Part-Time MBA in International Business program may choose to integrate their education with an international exchange with one of our Business School Partners abroad.

During these years, MIB School of Management has established important cooperation agreements with several Business Schools with the aim of facilitating:

  • student exchange
  • faculty exchange
  • joint research
  • joint educational programs

During the period of the exchange, participants attend classes, meet the business community, get to know the host country itself and are exposed to different educational, cultural and business environments.


The Part-Time International MBA is designed to meet the demands of executives and professionals who are already in employment, wishing to gain the benefits of an MBA while still working.

The flexibility of the program meets the changing demands of work and family commitments.

Our candidates are people who want to continue to work while studying, pursuing growth opportunities and progressing their career.

The MBA is geared toward those wanting to grow professionally to accelerate the career in their own organization or to change their current job.


Career Impact

93% of placement is the average of the last 3 editions of the MBA in International Business. During the entire duration of the Part-Time MBA, participants maintain contact with the international business world through experience with experts from the field, international exchanges and individual projects. The main objective of MBA students is to improve their career prospects.

Throughout and after the course of study, through Career Services, the School supports participants in reaching career goals.

Career Services operates as an intermediary between candidates and companies, creates professional opportunities for participants, and helps companies target and select candidates in line with their company’s needs.

Career Services, in collaboration with an assigned career counselor, helps candidates to recognize their own potential, define and set goals, and to build a strong network.

Program taught in:
  • English
  • Italian

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Last updated August 28, 2019
This course is Campus based
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24 months
25,000 EUR
(22% VAT included). The 2017 course grants some Merit Scholarships.
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