The leading School of Management in Italy and the only Italian School on the top of the charts of all main International Rankings, SDA Bocconi has established itself as a European leader in higher education. Founded in 1971, with its over 40-year experience, SDA Bocconi School of Management is a pioneer in business education in Italy: its hallmark is innovation and far-reaching modelling that manifest themselves through a wide array of executive courses and master programs.
The School offers a Full-time MBA and a Global Executive MBA in English as well as a modular Executive MBA and an Evening Executive MBA in Italian. It also offers 9 Full-time Specialized Master Programs (5 International + 4 in Italian) and 6 Executive Specialized Master Programs (2 International + 4 in Italian).
For more info: www.sdabocconi.it/sdamaster
Furthermore, the School offers a large variety of Executive Education Open and Custom Programs each year.
The school is positioned in the heart of Milano, a major capital of industry, finance, arts, media and, above all, fashion. SDA Bocconi added-value is that of having on one side the academic excellence and tradition, of Università Bocconi, on the other, an eye constantly opened on the market and on the business world needs. Students come to SDA Bocconi from across the globe. Every year, the campus is exemplification for diversity, internationalism and gender heterogeneity; the classes bring together individuals from different professional backgrounds with no industry dominating over the other. SDA Bocconi alumni operating in major cities around the world represent a concrete global network.
The 1-year Full-Time MBA is the School's flagship program and begins each October with around 100 new MBA students. Great importance is given in the program to soft skills, such as managing people and projects, personal leadership, negotiation and ethics. Students spend the first eight months of the program taking foundation courses around 3 cornerstones (Planning and Innovation, Controlling and Investing, Leading People and Processes) and developing management skills, followed by a two-month real-world, hands-on experience (individual internship or group consulting project), plus final concentrations. In addition to 4 functional Concentrations, such as Finance, Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Marketing, the Program offers participants the possibility to further personalize their development by choosing the Track in Luxury Business Management (LBM) in partnership with Bulgari, one of the global players on the luxury market..
Most students choose to take the entire MBA at SDA Bocconi in Milano, but some can apply for the Exchange Program option and spend 3 to 4 months at one of over thirty prestigious business school partners located all around the world.
MBA students have full access to Career Service, which organizes one-to-one career counseling and coaching, career seminars and workshops, company presentations, career treks and company visits, CV book and job postings. Career management and recruiting activities allow participants to get in touch with a wide range of national and international companies.
The SDA Bocconi Global Executive MBA is a 20 month program that alternates face-to-face modules with distance learning sessions. Participants take a total of 10 modules; eight highly concentrated one-week modules plus two nine-day modules conducted every other month. Three modules are run at UCLA Anderson School of Management, Fudan University in Shanghai and Copenhagen Business School. During the first year, the core program develops a series of focused and relevant courses that provide participants with a strong foundation of fundamental business skills. Afterwards, participants have the opportunity to take advanced topics and Electives both at SDA Bocconi or at another top international business school that is part of the Global EMBA exchange network. The SDA Bocconi Global Executive MBA is unique in that it combines a truly global perspective with an intense experience rooted in a dynamic European context.
Type of Course:
- Full-Time MBA
- Global Executive MBA
Accreditation: EQUIS, AMBA, ASFOR
Ranking: Financial Times, Wall Street Journal, Business Week, Forbes, Which MBA
- Full-Time MBA: 30 September 2013
- Global Executive MBA: March 2014
Length of Course:
- Full-Time MBA: 12 months
- Global Executive MBA: 20 months
Number of nationalities: 34
North America 22%
Latin America 8%
Oceania & Asia 25%
Men: Women: 3:1
Age Range: 25-34
Average Age: 29
Business& Economics 42%
Length of Work Experience:
Full-Time MBA: Average 5 years - Min.2 years
Global Executive MBA: Average 10 years - Min. 5-6 years
- Full-Time MBA: 30 April 2013
- Global Executive MBA: 10 December 2013
Application fees: 100€
- Full-Time MBA: 44,500€
- Global Executive MBA: 58,000€
Estimate for accommodation/living costs, insurance: between 1,500€ and 1,800€ per month
Global Executive MBA Director Maurizio Poli
Full-Time MBA Director Gianmario Verona
MBA Admissions Director Rossana Camera