Part-time International MBA
MIB Trieste School of Management
Blended, Distance Learning, On-Campus
24 - 24 months
EUR 25,000 *
Earliest start date
* 22% VAT included. Merit Scholarships up to 50% based on citizenship, educational background and other parameters
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 into 2 years and classes are from Monday to Friday in Trieste, Italy.
The program starts in October and finishes two years later at the end of September, with the final examination and 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).
An international experience
With a variety of opportunities for stays abroad including Study Tours in Europe, an Exchange program in the United States or China, and more than 10 countries represented in the classroom each year and an international faculty, the MBA program at MIB Trieste it is one of only 3 MBAs in Italy with AMBA Global Accreditation - Association of MBAs, which is recognized in over 80 countries worldwide.
Several international opportunities can be incorporated into the MBA program:
- International study tours
Intended for participants of the various Masters, Alumni, and representatives of partner companies. Trips to European destinations may include training sessions and meetings with Top Management in companies or at production sites.
- Exchange Study Program
During the second part of the Master, you can choose to continue studying in the United States at Rollins College, or in China at Lingnan College. It is a completely immersive experience, where new professional and networking opportunities often arise.
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, 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 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 careers.
The MBA is geared toward those wanting to grow professionally to accelerate their career in their own organization or to change their current job.
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.
90% 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 counsellor, helps candidates to recognize their own potential, define and set goals, and build a strong network.
The MBA in International Business is designed for motivated professionals and offers both full-time and part-time options.
But there is only one MIB Trieste MBA: same faculty, same curriculum, same MBA. The learning is equal across the two MBA formats, and you can choose your own pace to complete it.
The same passion, motivation, responsibility, and active participation are required.
- By choosing the MBA part-time option, you customize your timeline and your course line-up.
MBA Curriculum is divided into 3 Phases.
Phase I - Core (approximately October - February)
The first phase of the MBA includes 3 mandatory Core Sections: the General Management courses, the courses of the Major Concentration in International Business, and the Entrepreneurship & Innovation track.
Phase II - Elective (approximately February - May)
After the “Core” courses, participants customize the Master's by choosing one of the Minor Concentrations and a number of Elective Courses.
Phase III - Projects (approximately June - September)
Development of individual or group Research, Consulting, and Entrepreneurial Projects, in collaboration with companies. This phase also includes opportunities for Study Exchange Programs abroad and the preparation of the Final Project, which will be presented at the Graduation.
To obtain the MBA diploma, each participant must earn at least 70 ECTS credits (European Credit Transfer System). Each credit equates to an average of 25 hours of workload.
Program Tuition Fee
Scholarships and Funding
MIB Trieste School of Management along with partner companies rewards talented candidates: partial scholarships (maximum 50%) are paid out every year to the best applicants.
Apply for up to 3 (non-cumulative) Merit Scholarships. The first step is to fill out the Application form online.
What are the characteristics that influence how scholarships are assigned?
- Curriculum Studiorum
- Experiences abroad
- Previous professional experience
- Quality of the motivational letter
- Selection tests and interview results
QS Global MBA Ranking 2023
It cannot be denied that an MBA investment is significant; so it goes without saying that the financial aspects of an MBA degree are critical to prospective students in terms of immediate costs, recouping of investment, and long-term career possibilities.
At MIB Trieste School of Management, we know this very well, and we work daily to improve our graduates' opportunities and career prospects.
In this regard, we are delighted to reveal that our MBA has just been assessed as the second-best in Italy and among the top 30 in Europe for its Return On Investment and one of the best globally for the Breakeven Period.
MBA in International Business ROI
In the QS Global MBA Ranking, the 10-Year ROI indicator calculates the average return on investment based on many factors, such as the cost to attend the program, the living costs, the salary increase, and career advancement after graduation.
This indicator is designed to show which Business Schools provide their students with the best Value for Money.
Based on this factor, MIB Trieste MBA is ranked #2 in Italy and #30 in Europe for its ROI, achieving an overall score of 80 out of 100 globally.
This confirms that the MBA in International Business is a highly valuable investment, providing graduates with concrete benefits for their future careers.
Throughout their careers, MBA graduates will benefit from the skills, experience, competencies, and network acquired during their MBA, so it is reasonable to assume that the ROI will continue to grow over time.
MIB Payback period at the top globally
The MBA payback period is the time it takes for MIB Trieste Alumni to recoup their financial investment for the MBA, using the salary increase generated by the investment itself.
To calculate the payback period, QS Ranking looks at tuition fees plus incremental living costs, salary forgone while studying, set against salary plus bonus achieved upon graduation.
The QS Report reveals that the payback period of the MBA in International Business is only 21 months.
In this regard, the overall score is almost 100 out of 100.
This result is among the best in the world (the best performance worldwide is 19 months to pay back).