The Institute Adriano Olivetti is one of the oldest managerial schools in Italy. ISTAO was founded in 1967 by the Economist Giorgio Fuà with the involvement of the Olivetti Foundation, the Social Research Council and the support of CRN.
We train our students promoting entrepreneurship as a moral effort and operative capacity by taking inspiration from the entrepreneur-leader, culturally and civilly engaged. Adriano Olivetti was a highly knowledgeable entrepreneur.
Continuously experimenting represents the core value of ISTAO’s methodology. We believe that the experience in firms is the best way to learn by approaching directly the operative and professional reality. The formula of learning by doing is dominant respect to a learning by listening approach.
This magnificent Villa Favorita hosts the activities of our Institute from 1998. A comfortable environment where study and experience a cultural and personal growth. With its octagonal plant, the Villa was built between the end of XVIII and beginning of XIX century under the order of Conte Ricotti.
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What they say about us…
“Overall the Master in General Management has given me the opportunity to meet more than 30 trainers, listen to the experiences of more than 20 top managers, visit 10 prestigious firms, work on 2 project works and undertake an individual internship of 6 months. All this in a wonderful context. What more could a university graduate want?”
“Together with the outstanding level of professors and business realities with who I came in contact, l’ISTAO has allowed me to learn even from my fellow students. The different academic, geographical and personal backgrounds have been a source of inspiration for my continuous improvement.”
“I enrolled in the Summer School out of curiosity. There were 5 intense and highly formative days in which managerial consultants, HR directors and national and international business managers alternated. A unique opportunity in which company visits have surrounded the practical lessons “.