Paola Cassone has graduated in Economics and Management Administration at the University of Bologna and was awarded a Professional Master in Business Administration by Alma Graduate School. She has been working for the University of Bologna with administrative responsibilities since 1999. She started her career working in the specialist area of the Management Control for the university and in 2007 moved to the International Relations Office where she has been working in the financial management of the budget for the Education and Training related European projects. Her main expertise is the Accounting and Control Systems, the Strategy Tools, Corporate Strategy and the financial management of Higher Education International projects focusing on creating financial statements, budgets, reports to be used for decision-making processes and as requested by the European Commission.