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ALMA Graduate School - MBA Roadshow MIami

ALMA MBA Program Press Release


Miami, FL-- April 20, 2012- -- ALMA Graduate School of the University of Bologna, Italy, will come to Miami for the very first time to present two of their six prestigious international MBA programs:  “Food and Wine” and “Design, Fashion and Luxury Goods” and offer full and partial scholarships applications onsite to select candidates from the South Florida area.  The presentation followed by a private cocktail reception will be held on Monday, April 30, 2012, at the world renown Italian showroom symbol of fashion and design, Poltrona Frau Group Miami, in the hip Design District.

ALMA Graduate School of the University of Bologna, Italy, offers various highly targeted international MBA programs on a yearly basis; two of those programs focus on “Food and Wine” and “Design, Fashion and Luxury Goods” aimed to provide an opportunity for specialization and in-depth focus on the gastronomy and enology sector and in-depth focus on both traditional and cutting-edge issues in the design, fashion, and luxury goods world for Italian and foreign young professionals.  The most deserving candidates will be able to participate in these career-forming programs by applying for partial or full scholarships during the event.  The MBAs, commencing in October 2012, are held at Villa Guastavillani, an astonishing XVI century residence on the foothills of Bologna, a green oasis minutes away from the historical city center.As the courses increase in popularity and prestige within the international community, ALMA has decided to promote the program worldwide. 

Miami is one of seven stops of the ALMA Graduate School presentation tour.  Other events will be held in Shanghai, Beijing, New York, Vienna, Sao Paulo and Warsaw.  This initiative is supported by important partner organizations and international companies which believe in the value of the masters, offering venues, resources, managers and speakers to assist in the success of these events.

The presentation in Miami will consist of providing the potential candidates with relevant information regarding the MBA programs, information regarding the scholarships and a Q&A forum.  In addition to the Dean and Director of the MBA Food & Wine, Massimo Bergami welcoming the guests, an esteemed panel will be speaking during the presentation such as the Hon. Adolfo Barattolo, Italian Consul General in Miami, Mr. Jose’ de la Torre, Professor and Dean Emeritus at Florida International University, Angel Gallinal, Partner of Egon  Zehnder International, Diego Stecchi, Director for Latin America and the Caribbean of Salvatore Ferragamo, and Andrea Vicentini, Alumnus of the MBA Design, Fashion and Luxury Goods, Class of 2010.  Following the presentation, a cocktail reception with Italian delicacies and wine provided by Caprai, will be held on the spectacular showroom terrace overlooking Miami. 

About Alma Graduate School
The University of Bologna has attracted students from around the globe since 1088. The Alma Graduate School adopts an innovative interdisciplinary approach to build up its programs, blending this venerable academic tradition with the managerial know-how and practical experience of the most innovative and successful Italian and international companies.