BBS (est. in 2000) is the business school of the University of Bologna (est. A.D. 1088). BBS ranks among the most innovative business schools in Europe and is one of the most reputable institutions in Italy. Interdisciplinary outlook, industry integration, and internationalization are the key pillars of the school's philosophy, which aims to provide students with the appropriate skills in order to face an ever-changing and complex economic landscape with confidence, knowledge, and motivation to succeed. Bologna Business School's Headquarters is located at Villa Guastavillani, a Renaissance building from the 16th century located in the Bolognese hills, less than ten minutes from the city center. Here history, technology, and tradition live together in a beautiful and natural framework. Bologna is a lively city located in the heart of Italy – 30 minutes away from Florence, one hour from Milan, two hours from Rome and Venice – in Emilia-Romagna, one of the richest regions in Europe.