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Welcome to all the future Erasmus+ and Exchange Students

International Relations Manager

Dott.ssa Cristina Ragionieri
+39 0116399307

Assistance for International and Erasmus INCOMING Students
+39 0116399272

Open for students:
Monday – Friday 10:30/11:30 and 12:30/1:30

International Mobility
Please note the Central Mobility Office of the University of Turin helps the SAA International Office in the UniTO Application and acceptance documents.
Further information for Incoming students 

Davide-Caregnato-Director-SAA1.pngDean's Welcome

It is my pleasure to welcome you to the School of Management of Turin. We are a small part of the main University of the city but our history is rather long. Years ago, after the Second World War, a resourceful Professor of the Faculty of Economics decided to explore the American Business Schools. Fascinated by the overseas system, Professor Pacces thought about reproducing a similar project in Turin. His intent was not a slavish copy but a historical analysis of a process that was a winner in the United States and could become very popular in our country. Nothing needed to be invented, but something had to be adapted to a new context. So, thanks to the effort of some important sponsors, the School was founded in 1957 in the former capital of Italy that embodied the center of business, industry and culture.
With over sixty years of experience, our aim is to create and support future managers with the most up-to-date teaching methods and highly professional academic staff. We know that today's students are the managers of tomorrow and in order to become a good leader it is very important to instill confidence in oneself.
To do that it is absolutely necessary to share a theoretical methodology with a practical one.
So a group of talented Professors from eight departments work alongside managers of some of the most important companies in Italy. Thanks to their dynamic lessons and work experience we offer our students various kinds of business and economics courses.
Our international vocation incorporates an interesting mix of cultures, languages, colours and religions. I am not exaggerating when I say you are the future and the future speaks a variety of languages. It is thoroughly multicultural and is moving very fast. So you should always be curious, ask when you do not know and  not be suspicious and jealous of intelligent ideas you did not have, but learn from others... Develop critical thinking to obtain results remembering that business must always be ethical.
Each year SAA welcomes 200 international students from 68 partner universities and from 25 countries. That is an important amount for us and our goal is to increase the incoming number year after year and to offer you the possibility to explore our territory, to be part of our Region, helping you with our language.
Spending a semester in a small context like that of SAA can make the difference. You are sure to  become an active part of the School from your arrival thanks to the permanent Italian students and our community.
I heartily welcome you to our School!

Our History

The School of Management was founded in 1957 in Turin by Professor Federico Maria Pacces, with the backing of the most important companies and entrepreneurs in Turin. The original name was Scuola di Amministrazione Industriale (SAI).
It was one of the first examples of a partnership between the academic and the entrepreneurial world in order to create the future generation of managers.
In December 1974 SAI changed its name to Scuola di Amministrazione Aziendale (SAA) under the University of Turin. SAA is the only Italian School of Management which:

  • is part of the University System;
  • issues degrees which are recognized by the State;
  • works in the city which symbolizes Italian industrial culture;
  • offers courses aimed at giving a real insight into what the entrepreneurial world needs.

All these aspects have one mission: to create managers who are equipped to lead companies efficiently and successfully.
Since it was founded, SAA has always been ready to embrace new methodologies and to adapt the courses offered to the changing business world.
Over sixty  years of experience in teaching and working with companies has allowed SAA to become perfectly aware of the evolution of the environment  it is working in. Thus the quality of the courses is constantly being improved and updated.
Furthermore, the teachers are another strong asset to the school; they bring together a thorough  knowledge of their subject with the practical experiences of people working in real companies.
The School, which is part of the University of Turin, has carried out interdisciplinary projects which deal with all the different aspects of management. SAA was and is the link between research, higher education and the business world.
The School became SAA S.c.a.r.l. in January 2013. It is a combination of experience, knowledge, relationships with business realities and cooperation with the University of Turin. Its purpose is to:

  • continue and intensify cooperation with Universities in order to develop high quality management training programs.
  • offer companies training projects which can combine managerial experience with the real needs of a company.

Why study in Italy and at SAA?

  • Italy is one of the most industrialized countries in the world, but at the same time it is a beautiful country, rich in history, art and landscapes
  • Piedmont, where Turin is located, is one of the most developed regions in Italy and hosts the headquarters of many national and multinational companies
  • Turin is strategically well located: close to France, Switzerland, Monaco, close both to the highest Alps (1 and ½ hours) and to the seaside (2 hours)
  • Our school has a tradition of over 60 years and it is one of the oldest business schools in Italy
  • We offer courses both in Italian and in English
  • We offer Italian language courses  for foreign students
  • Our school is a small and efficient institution free from many of the bureaucratic problems which affect some Italian universities - students are quickly integrated and assisted personally
  • The atmosphere is highly international, many universities from Europe, Canada and other countries send exchange students to SAA and we are a permanent host institution of USAC, an Association of 33 US universities
  • We organize cultural and social activities for international students (visits to companies, trips to other Italian cities, sports activities, conversation groups, student parties etc.)
  • The school offers the right environment for the development of cultural and professional skills, with a library specialized in Management topics, two computer labs, audio-visual teaching aids and a foreign language lab (Self-access centre)

Professors' viewpoints

"At the start of every semester, I look forward to a new international class at SAA. The experience of teaching a multicultural group of SAA students is always a refreshing and most rewarding one: the exchange of ideas, cultural models and diverse approaches never ceases to be an enrichment both for the students and for myself. I learn a lot from these mixed groups, and students learn a lot from each other, as well as the issues addressed in class.  They especially experience and learn tolerance, mutual respect and appreciation. It is like travelling across the world while enjoying the beautiful SAA premises and perfectly equipped classrooms. The SAA International Office team, which is always both highly professional and extremely committed is the heart and soul of this unique teaching and learning experience."
Mrs. Cristina Barettini

 "Being part of the SAA's teaching team has been an amazing experience, always surrounded by smart and motivated students, awesome professors and great office staff. The first thing you notice when you arrive at SAA is the campus, a modern, well-equipped one surrounded by green areas. Here students find a relaxing environment that helps them focus on their growth - academically and personally. Once you enter and start talking to students (both international and not) you immediately realize how exciting the environment is there. International students are from different countries, cultures and backgrounds and these differences make the learning experience stimulating, rich and (why not) fun!
Last but not least, at SAA all the syllabuses are created to reflect real business situations and all professors share their professional experience with students."
Mr. Francesco Campione

 "Trabajar en un entorno dinámico y con estudiantes de procedencia internacional es sin duda una experiencia valiosa y "energizante". Además, facilita la trasmisión de conceptos fundamentales de la comunicación intercultural, fomenta el intercambio de ideas y, finalmente, permite observar directamente la aplicación de la teoría a la practica de la negociación. Los grupos de estudiantes que suelen atender mi curso son altamente motivados , dispuestos a participar activamente en las discusiones en el aula y a ponerse en juego, lo que convierte las clases en una gran experiencia de aprendizaje para todos."
Mrs. Elena Malaffo

"It has been a real pleasure to teach the strategic management module at the SAA. The student groups to which I taught were internationally different, highly motivated and willing to actively participate in class discussions, which adds up to a great learning experience for all. In addition to the class room experience the international students receive excellent support from the SAA international office team and have the opportunity to deepen their understanding of Italian culture and language. The SAA provides an all round high quality study and life experience for the visiting international students. I strongly recommend the SAA to prospective students."
Mr. Jim McLoughlin

 "Teaching at SAA has been an extraordinary experience. The students have the opportunity to grow both academically and personally by being immersed in a multicultural environment where they meet international classmates and professors with a plethora of cultural backgrounds and interests. Moreover, they can count on an experienced office staff that is always ready to fulfil the students' and professors' needs. Therefore I would highly recommend the SAA to every perspective student."
Mr. Davide Meinero

"SAA Turin is a challenge, an opportunity, a global place, a cross roads, a meeting place, an everlasting learning and teaching experience, where academic curricula meet real business environment and professional experience. I would definitely recommend SAA to any curious and brave enough international students willing to face an exciting new environment."
Mr. Augusto Zumbo

UniTo Application Process

Before proceeding with the SAA application, make sure to have been officially nominated by your University and to be fully enrolled in the UniTO Portal.

If you have not completed the UniTO application yet please follow the instructions you can find in the official web page of our University.

SAA Application Process

After you have successfully completed your UniTO application, you will be able to proceed with the SAA application form.

Application deadlines

Please apply by the following dates for each semester:

  • Fall semester (September to December) June 30th, 2023
  • Spring semester (January to June) December 15th, 2023

Methodology and course description
All the courses offered make use of traditional teaching methods as well as new training techniques and avant-garde technology and case studies which contribute to the analysis of real problems and to the creation of a complete managerial approach.
The highly-qualified and prestigious professors working in our team, the continuous stimulus given to students, the importance of group activities and the analysis of the entrepreneurial world are the elements that characterize the exchange of information between instructors and students, all aimed at maximizing participant involvement.
Our program provides students with the best methods and the most up-to-date know-how necessary to manage entrepreneurial realities in constantly changing structures and their operating strategies.
Our didactic strategies refer constantly and directly to the working environment: teachers are assisted by entrepreneurs and managers from the Italian and foreign business worlds, who contribute with their specific know-how and experience to enrich the quality of the courses and seminars.
Our teaching methods are based on training techniques which stimulate and emphasize team activities and discussions in class and, above all, aim at analyzing the real working environment to help students prepare for their future decisions within the entrepreneurial world.
The use of active teaching methods requires a constant commitment by the School and its teachers, and includes the analysis of cases and situations linked to the latest company requirements.
Our didactic programs include visits to companies, work projects and internships in selected companies.
All courses are to be taught in English with exception of two courses taught in Spanish and taught in French.
We are proud of the quality of our teaching for which we have obtained the Quality System Certification.

Learning Agreement

In order to take SAA courses you need a Learning agreement approved by your both Home University and SAA School of Management/Università degli Studi di Torino. After filling it, please upload it in the SAA Application form.

Currently the OLA (Online Learning Agreement) System is not available. Please inform your University about this situation and upload the PDF version of it in the SAA application form.

Main rules to follow for the Learning Agreement:

  • Attendance is Mandatory to all SAA courses;
  • All Incoming Students willing to study in SAA must take courses only from our Campus (Via Ventimiglia, 115);
  • Bachelor students can mix courses from the offer of BCIM, B&M, USAC and MICA;
  • Master students can mix courses only from the offer of BA and BCIM.
  • BCIM and USAC* courses have limited places, so the office will confirm if there are places available or not.

Italian Language courses

If you want to take Italian courses be sure to add it on your Learning Agreement. Incoming students have two options for Italian Courses: SAA Italian Language and UniTo Courses.

  1. SAA Italian Language Course:

Language course worth 6 ECTS, you can add it in your Learning Agreement with the Code MAN0291. For further information and a detailed description of the course, please visit the webpage.

  1. UniTO courses:

There are many levels and courses. Each course is 5 ECTS. You can add this course in your Learning Agreement writing the following: UniTO Language course + Level. The courses are held in many different UniTO campuses far from our Campus, indeed overlaps with SAA courses are frequent. For further information, please visit the official website of the UniTO international Office.

Fall Semester 2023

Nomination Deadline: June 15th

Application deadline: July 15th

SAA Orientation day: September 14th, 2023, at 9:00 in presence

Lecture Start Dates:   

  • USAC*: August 31st 
  • Business & Management (B&M) and Business Administration (BA): September 18th
  • Management dell'informazione e della comunicazione aziendale (MICA): September 18th
  • Business Communication and Information Management (BCIM): September 25th

Final exams

  • USAC*: December 13th to 15th
  • B&M, BCIM and BA: Exams are held at the end of each course
  • MICA: Two sessions for each exam, from January 8th to February 18th, 2024

Retake exams

  • B&M e BA: From January 8th to January 13th, 2024

*attendance in presence is mandatory from the 1st class.


Spring Semester 2024

Nomination Deadline: November 15th

Application deadline: December 15st

SAA Orientation day: January 11th, 2024, at 2:00 p.m. in presence

Lecture Start Dates:

  • USAC*: January 15th
  • Business & Management (B&M) and Business Administration (BA): January 15th
  • Management dell'informazione e della comunicazione aziendale (MICA): February 19th
  • Business Communication and Information Management (BCIM): February 19th

Final exams

  • USAC*: May 8th-10th
  • B&M, BCIM and BA: Exams are held at the end of each course
  • MICA: Two sessions for each exam, from June 10th to July 27th, 2024

Retake exams

  • B&M e BA: From June 25th to July 12th, 2024

*attendance in presence is mandatory from the 1st class.


Immagine-SAC.pngSAC (Self-Access Centre)

SAC is SAA's Language Laboratory where all the Italian and foreign students can improve the language they want autonomously and with mother tongue teachers. There you can choose a variety of languages such as Italian, English, French, Spanish and German.

Ways of learning a new language
SAC helps you to find a new method that facilitates the learning process.
SAC staff give you all the material you need, according to your level, ranging from books to meetings with mother tongue teachers and graduate and undergraduate tutors.

You can spend your time focusing on:

  • the LISTENING PART: by watching TED talks, business tracks or watching movies
  • the WRITING PART: by translating, writing letters, improving how to write a formal and informal e-mail
  • the READING PART: by reading newspapers, magazines and articles
  • the SPEAKING PART: by talking about your routine, your dreams, your trips, a variety of topics, revising grammar and preparing for exams

SAC goals
SAC is not simply a language laboratory, it is a meeting point for students coming from all over the world.
SAC will help you get a certification, improve your language skills, be ready to leave for an experience abroad (e.g. Erasmus, Internship), be prepared for University language exams or for how to face a job interview.

SAC as a certificate preparation centre
SAC is useful for people who want to take a language certification.
SAC teachers prepare you for English Certificates such as IELTS, BEC, TOEFL, FIRST; for French Certificates such as DFP, DELF; for Spanish Certificates such as SIELE and DELE; and for German Certificates such as  GOETHE.

Who can come to SAC?
It is open to all SAA students or those who come to SAA on Erasmus projects.
External users will have to pay a fee according to the number of hours they choose.

SAC Timetable
Monday-Friday: 9am-1pm  /  2pm-6.00pm


By plane

Torino-Caselle International Airport is connected daily with all the major Italian cities. It also has various flights from the main foreign airports  including Frankfurt, Paris, London, Madrid, Lisbon, Amsterdam, Brussels, Zurich etc.
Some of the major airlines which operate from Turin are: Lufthansa, KLM, Iberia, British Airways, Air France, Air Italy, Ryanair, Easyjet, Vueling, Volotea and of course Alitalia.

From /To Airport by bus

The SADEM bus service connects the city centre of Turin to Torino Airport. The bus stops at the main rail stations in Turin, which are  Porta Nuova and Porta Susa. It also stops at Corso Umbria, Via Borgaro, Borgaro Torinese and Caselle city centre. 
Single ticket price: €6.50 (+€1.00 aboard). €5.00 for TORINO+ PIEMONTE CARD owner.Journey time: 45/50 minutes.

From/To Airport by train

There is also a train connection to Turin every half an hour. This railway links the airport to Turin "GTT Dora Railway Station" in 19 minutes. It costs €2.70, but it will take you to a smaller railway station, Porta Dora. From there you can take a taxi to the city centre, or you can take the Dora Express Bus from Dora Station to Porta Susa (main station). If you decide to take the Dora Express, you can buy the “biglietto integrato 2” at the airport, which includes the train and bus.

Milano-Malpensa Airport is the most important Italian international airport. From there you can reach Turin in two hours BY BUS. There is a bus from the airport to the centre of Turin (Porta Susa) every two hours: 8.30/10.00/12.00/14.00/16.00/18.00/20.30/22.00/00.00. It costs €22.00.

By Train

By train

The main railway stations in Turin, Torino Porta Nuova and Torino Porta Susa, guarantee daily connections with the surrounding European countries. The majority of connections are with France. You can arrive in Italy from Northern Europe through via the Paris-Lyon, Brussels-Basel-Milan, Frankfurt-Zurich-Milan or Munich-Brenner-Milan railways.
In a regional context, the important railways to leave from Turin include:

  • Turin-Milan-Venice,
  • Turin-Bologna-Florence-Rome,
  • Turin-Genoa-Naples-Palermo,
  • Turin-Ventimiglia-Nice.

For further information on the railway services and timetables, consult the Internet site

By car

The road network which connects the main Italian and foreign cities mainly consists of pay-toll highways and main roads which enable travellers to reach the countries bordering with Piedmont. Turin has highway connections with:

  • Milan-Venice (A4),
  • Piacenza-Bologna-Ancona (A21),
  • Aosta-Geneva (A5),
  • Savona-Ventimiglia-Nice (A6),
  • Chambéry-Lyon (A32)
  • Genoa-Pisa-Rome (A21+A26).

Our region is surrounded by the highest Alps, so if you decide to come by car in winter please always consider the weather conditions (snow etc.). See for instance:

How to reach SAA 

By metro
Take the metro from Porta Nuova and get off at Lingotto or Italia 61’. Find the exit where you see a sign for Via Ventimiglia. Then walk for 5 minutes. SAA is on your left on the other side of the park.

By bus
Tram nr. 8 stops very close to SAA; get off in Via Nizza (Lingotto Fiere stop), in front of the Lingotto exhibition centre, take the first crossing on your left and in 3 minutes you will be in Via Ventimiglia.
You cannot buy tickets on the bus in Italy. You have to buy your ticket at the tobacco store, which is marked normally with a big T sign. They cost €1.90 (digital version with TOMOVE app) or €2.00 and tickets must be validated once on board.

By car
If you are coming by car from the city centre, follow the signs to «Corso Unità d'Italia», «Ospedale CTO» or «Italia ‘61» and you will arrive very close to Via Ventimiglia, which is located between Unità d'Italia and via Nizza.
If you are coming from the highway, you have to take the Turin highway bypass, Tangenziale, and go in the direction South, come out at the exit «Moncalieri-Corso Unità d'Italia» (see the map attached), turn left at the second traffic lights, then turn right into Via Ventimiglia.

By taxi
Taxis are white and parked in front of all railway and bus stations, airports and main squares.

Finding accommodation in Turin may be less simple than in other countries. You have to begin an active search before coming and not to wait until the last minute. Remember that our exchange program is not a full-service package: we will support you, but at the end, the responsibility of finding satisfactory accommodation is up to you. Our school does not have an Accommodation Office, nor do we have our own residence halls. Nevertheless, we can assist you in two different ways. We can find you an apartment, rented from private landlords that you can share with other exchange students, by using the contacts that are available at the moment. The average cost for the apartments are between 350€ and 700€ (bills included). Alternatively, a private room in the Einaudi Collegio, in the Residenza Canelli or you can have the contact of the No-Profit association Alloggiami and the ErasmusPlay website in which you can find many private options.

If you want more information, please write to

Survival handbook

Health assistance

EU citizens: in order to have access to public health care in Italy, you must have your EU form which extends to health care abroad.
Non EU citizens: you should provide yourself with a private international insurance and bring with you a health insurance total coverage certificate translated into Italian and certified by an Italian Consulate (for stay permit also).

Everyone: as an exchange student at SAA you will have right to discount for general and specialist medical examinations at the following University Medical Centre:

  • Centro di Medicina Preventiva e dello Sport dell'Università degli Studi di Torino     
  • SUISM - Struttura Universitaria di Igiene e Scienze Motorie 
    Piazza Bernini 12, a Torino
    For booking: Tel. 0117764708
    Mon-Fri : h. 8.30 am - 7.30 pm 
    Piazza Bernini 12


We expect all exchange students to be covered by their home university with a personal liability and accident insurance for the period they spend at our institution. Please note that SAA's insurance covers you only for damages which may be referable to SAA's liability and not for events resulting from different, unknown or unplanned causes.
For any generic or specialized medical visits, contact SAA Int’l Office in order to help you fixing such appointments.

Telephone - SIM CARD

The EU norms allow to use the mobile phone in EU countries without having to pay additional rates of roaming. The norms are applied to cellular and fixed telephones, to text messages (SMS), to data services and calls or messages that are received in roaming. In this way, European students have the possibility to use their own Sim Card and their promotion in Italy.
From the other part, it is suggested to extra EU students to buy an Italian Sim Card in order to benefit from discounts and reduced fares.
The main Italian phone companies where you can buy the card are:

Public transport

You can not buy tickets on the bus in Italy. You have to buy them from tobacco stores. 
If you are under 25 years old, you can get a discount from a monthly ticket (21€) (ask for an abbonamento mensile studenti). With the monthly ticket you must always carry the form that you will get from SAA. Once you get this form you have to go to the tobacconist and buy a discounted ticket.
If you want to know something more about how to go around in the city, see the website GTT, where you will find all the prices of the tickets, including student passes, the routes of the buses with their maps attached and everything you need.

Travel documents

Passengers must board public transport with a valid travel document; passengers must not dispose of the document during the trip and show it to GTT inspectors upon request. The travel document must not be defaced in any way.

Ordinary ticket - € 2.00 chip on paper Valid for 90 minutes from when first punched (only punch the ticket once, on the first vehicle boarded) on metropolitan lines and on city rail links along GTT suburban lines.

or Ordinary ticket - 1.90 if you buy it on the APP TOMOVE or with  Tap&Go

Booklet of 6 ordinary tickets - € 11.80. Each ticket, used separately, is valid for 90 minutes; user procedure is detailed above.

Multi Daily 7 - € 21.00 Only for Smart Card Bip users and on the APP TOMOVE. It’s a card valid for a boundless number of runs up to the term of the service of the day of the first validation on the whole urban net, suburban and in subway. Usable for 7 days that can also be not consecutive to client’s choice.

Special Ticket for 48-72 hours Valid to travel on the whole urban and suburban GTT net for 48 or 72 hours from the moment of the first validation. You must validate every time on board of buses and subway.

All-day city ticket - € 3.70 with APP TOMOVE (4.5€ chip on paper) It can be used on metropolitan lines and on the city rail links along GTT suburban lines. The ticket is valid till the midnight of the day you use it.

You can get your P-You Card at the Train Station Porta Nuova (In front of the Platform 1) or at the Train Station Porta Susa close to the metro station gate.

You can get your P-You Card at the Train Station Porta Nuova (In front of the Platform 1) or at the Train Station Porta Susa close to the metro station gate.

App: GTT – Download the App of GTT in order to calculate the time and the arrival of the bus you are waiting for.
Transport Phone Number: 800-019152


  • Between 300 and 500€ per month (bills included)


  • 3.5 to 7€ per meal at the student restaurant, app. 70 to 140€ per month.
  • In addition app. 80 to 120€ for meals at home

Leisure Time

  • 60/80€ per month

Health Insurance

  • Not required for Erasmus Students
  • Private insurance required for Extra EU Students

Public Transportation

  • 25€ per month (monthly ticket for students under26)

Study Materials:

  • Digital and Original copies of study material;
  • Possibility to print up to 100 copies using the computer lab of the School;
  • Some courses require books and the average cost of each book is 40/60€


  • Free Wi-Fi at School
  • If not included in the bills of the apartment app. 30€ per month

School Trips/Activities

  • Torino Walking tour – Free
  • Field trips, Tours and Field Studies app. 250€ to 300€


Visa Requirements

In order to enter Italy citizens of EU countries just need a valid Identity CardStudents from outside Europe, for stays of three months and longer, must have a valid passport and an Italian visa.
Contact the closest Italian Consulate for specific details and further information (see

NON EU Students must apply for a residence permit at the Ufficio Immigrazione (Immigration Office), which is part of the Questura (Local Central Police Office). 
Address:  Corso Verona 4, Torino.
Opening hours:  Mondays to Fridays, from 9:00 to 14:00 
In order to help you SAA will organize two groups, taking you to  the Post Office and afterwards to the Ufficio Immigrazione. If you do not join us, you must go there by yourself.

Non-EU Citizens

You have to bring with you: 

  • 4 EU passport size photos (45X35mm)
  • The requested documentation, properly filled-out (forms are available in our office)
  • 1 copy of the first page of your Passport 
  • 1 copy of your visa
  • 1 copy of your health insurance
  • The original Passport
  • The original document released from the embassy for your visa
  • The certificate prepared by the Interuniversity Relations Office signed by the embassy
  • Marca da bollo (revenue stamp) costs € 16.00.  It can be bought at any Post Office or Tobacco Store
  • Post office fees:  € 70.46
  • Tax:  € 30.00

EU citizens

EU-citizens do not need a residence permit nor visa, but just European Health insurance or a private health insurance.


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