Scuola di Alta Formazione al Management

Investing in the future, even and particularly during tough times. This is necessary if we want the Italian economic system to be ready to grasp the opportunities when recovery comes along. This view forms the basis for establishing the Scuola di Alta Formazione al Management (SAFM - postgraduate management training school) in Turin, with the MBA Collège des Ingénieurs Italia programme.

The School's MBA programme is the first initiative of the Associazione per la Formazione d'Eccellenza (association for advanced training), which our Foundation sought and sponsored together with Fondazione Giovanni Agnelli, Fondazione Pirelli, and Association du Collège des Ingénieurs, Paris. 



The Association is an effective expression of the civil and social commitment of some of Italy's key industrial groups, and is a specific initiative in response to the need for higher training of young people, targeting distinction and embracing innovation.

SAFM collaborates with the Collège des Ingénieurs, Paris - one of Europe's most highly respected postgraduate management institutions - and on the basis of its consolidated modus operandi, it offers young engineering, science and economics graduates a full-time Master in Business Administration (MBA) involving classroom lessons for four months alternating with in-company action learning for six months. These young people will be assigned to the School's client companies as junior consultants working on strategic projects.

The key feature of the learning model is to train future managers in an international environment, supplementing the "technical" skills acquired during their university studies with classroom and practical-based postgraduate training oriented towards the foundation of management based on ethics, innovation and creating value.

Only young people with a distinguished academic background, potential and motivation are admitted to the school. The programme is free-of-charge for course participants, who are actually employed on a fixed-term contract and receive a salary from the School for the whole duration of the programme.

This is a deliberate decision so that young people from families who would normally struggle to pay the fees for a postgraduate training programme would still have the opportunity to participate in the Master in Business Administration.

Some of the most defining aspects of the programme include a first-rate national and international faculty; extreme integration between classroom learning and on-field learning in order to orient the actual training to the needs of companies, and to make the young people attractive recruits; the international engagement and study/work alongside young people from other Countries.

Prospective participants had, until 31 March 2015, to submit their applications for the tenth edition of the Collège des Ingénieurs Italia programme.