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UniCredit Group and University of Bologna create first Retail Banking MBA

  • Tailor-made MBA programme for high qualified future manager
  • Scholarships of UniCredit Group to cover the fee of 25,000 Euro

UniCredit Group, one of the leading banking groups in Europe and the renowned Alma Graduate School of the University of Bologna have created an international Master of Business Administration (MBA) programme to form new talents in the Retail Banking Sector.

The two “giants” in their respective sectors, training and the banking system, have a precise objective with the MBA: to train new leaders in the Retail sectors for banks and for the financial industry. The intention is to create a disciplinary itinerary which promotes first of all a leadership model based on the values and on the capacity to motivate and involve the others in achieving the objectives. “Managers can only stand for the future company´s success, if they have the know-how and perfect leadership skills”, so Roberto Nicastro, Deputy CEO of UniCredit Group and Head of Retail Division.

The MBA is open to young people from all over the world who wish to develop a successful career in the retail world, in the banking sector or more in general in the financial industry. The ideal candidates are aged between 25 and 32; have a degree and have worked in a company from a minimum of 3 to a maximum of 5 years, not necessarily in the retail field, and have an excellent knowledge of English.

The MBA programme will start in October 2008, lasts 12 months of full time work, will be held in English language and covers all relevant fields of Finance & Economics, General Management, Banking Management, Service & Retail Management, Organisational Identity, Corporate Strategy and Business Sustainability.
For the MBA fees of 25,000 Euro the UniCredit Group offers five scholarships to cover the entire cost of the course; another five of 20,000 Euro and 10 of 15,000 Euro. The candidates may also request “honour loans” of up to 35,000 Euro.

About UniCredit Group
With total assets of more than €1,000 billion, ranking among the top financial groups in Europe, UniCredit has a presence in 23 countries, with over 40 million clients, 9,000 branches and some 170,000 employees as of 31 December 2007.
In the CEE region, UniCredit operates the largest international banking network with over 3,400 branches and outlets, where more than 70,000 employees serve about 27 million customers. The Group operates in the following countries: Azerbaijan, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Poland, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Tajikistan, Turkey and Ukraine.


Communications CEE 
Christina Bischof
Phone: +43 (0) 50505 57126  
E-mail: christina.bischof@unicreditgroup.at

Silvana Lins
Phone: +43 (0) 50505 56036
E-mail: silvana.lins@unicreditgroup.at