A short history
SAA, Scuola di Amministrazione Aziendale (School of Management), was founded in 1957 in Turin as a business school within the University of Turin. It was founded by some farseeing academic personalities, together with the representatives of the major companies in the city: FIAT, two prominent banks (CRT and Istituto San Paolo), the local Chamber of Commerce and the Association of Entrepreneurs, who intended to take an active part in the training of directors and managers. It was designed to train men and women for managerial positions in business.
To finance the first Italian Business School in 1976, the founders created an association which included other financial backers. The number of founders and financial backers has increased over the years together with the participation of enterprises, associations and national organisations which intended to offer the school their own contribution such as integration into the academic world to plan courses and contents, collaboration for stages and projects, sponsorship of research, scholarships and loans.
In 1994 the statute of the University of Turin recognised the School of Management as a didactic structure beside the university faculties. SAA School of Management aims at developing and specialising its high-quality training methods both by establishing constant relationships with economic-industrial realities and by following the evolution of the national and international working environment. In this way the school is able to identify the professional skills required by the enterprises and to plan its courses at a university level through consolidated methods and know-how.
SAA promotes the development of international relationships, in so far as the management is asked to operate in an international environment and to know the different markets.