Emanuele Costa

Senior Instructor

Academic Areas: Data Analytics, Finance, Artificial Intelligence


Emanuele Costa joined AUCA initially in 2009 as instructor teaching part-time in the MBA program. He is now a full time instructor and director of the FII institute within SEBA. Emanuele educational background includes a BSc. in Mathematics and Computer Science from Lancaster University (UK) and a MSc. in Artificial Intelligence from Edinburgh University (UK) and he is currently completing an Executive MBA at the University of Bologna (Italy).

He is also a certified Wealth Manager (CISI) and has several years of experience in the Financial Industry working for major investment banks like Barclays, UBS and Goldman Sachs.
In his spare time he loves reading, cooking, building Lego Mindstorm Robots and spending time with his wife and two daughters.


  •   EMBA, Executive MBABologna Business School (2017-2019)
  •   MSc. Artificial Intelligence (Robotics Theme), Edinburgh University (1999)
  •   B.Sc. Mathematics and Computer ScienceLancaster University (1998)




  • International Certificate in Advanced Wealth Management (CISI Level 4)
  • International Certificate in Wealth & Investment Management (CISI Level 3)
  • CFA Level I
  • Project Management Professional (PMP)
  • Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP)


  • Gullette D., Costa E,. Chonoeva N., “Hydropower and Extractive Industries: Identifying Commercial Market Opportunities in the Kyrgyz Republic”, Canadian Trade Commissioner Service (2016).
  • Kampel M., Sablatnig R., Costa E., “Classification of Archaeological Fragments using Profile Primitives”, Proceedings of the 25th Workshop of the Austrian Association for Pattern Recognition (ÖAGM, 2001), pages 151-158.


  • 2013 – present   CONSULTANT, Own Company, Italy
  • 2016 – 2017   HEAD OF FINANCE, Scraping Hub Ltd., Ireland
  • 2009 – 2013   HEAD OF KNOWLEDGE MANAGEMENT, University of Central Asia, Kyrgyzstan
  • 2008 – 2009   SENIOR FINANCIAL ANALYST, Goldman Sachs, Japan
  • 2006 – 2007   BUSINESS ANALYST TEAM LEADER, UBS Investment Bank, Switzerland
  • 2005 – 2006   PLATFORM ARCHITECT, Sage Software, Germany
  • 2003 – 2005   RESEARCH ASSOCIATE, Napier University, UK
  • 2001 – 2003   SENIOR SOFTWARE ENGINEER, Barclays Stockbrokers, UK
  • 2000 – 2001   WEB DEVELOPER, Techtalk, Austria
  • 1999 – 2000   SYSTEMS ENGINEER, Alenia-Marconi Systems, UK
  • 1992 – 1995   NAVY OFFICER (SECOND LIEUTENANT), Italian Military Navy, Italy


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