SDA Bocconi School of Management
The Leading MBA in Italy
Meet this school
As part of Bocconi University since 1971, SDA Bocconi School of Management is built on entrepreneurial spirit as well as academic excellence and rigor, boasting a long-lasting tradition among top-tier business education institutions in Europe. In fact, Università Bocconi (1902) was the first Italian university to grant a degree in economics and nowadays it is a research university of international standing in business, economics and law. As part of Bocconi University since 1971, SDA Bocconi School of Management is built on entrepreneurial spirit as well as academic excellence and rigor, boasting a long-lasting tradition among top-tier business education institutions in Europe. In fact, Università Bocconi (1902) was the first Italian university to grant a degree in economics and nowadays it is a research university of international standing in business, economics and law.
Today, SDA Bocconi is the only Italian business school to feature in all the major international rankings, from Financial Times, Forbes and The Economist to Bloomberg Businessweek, and one of the few business schools that hold the so-called “triple crown”, three of the most prestigious international accreditations: AACSB, EQUIS and AMBA..
Leveraging on its international and practice-oriented approach, SDA Bocconi is able to meet market needs, offering a broad portfolio of higher education programs and research: personalized learning experiences designed to unlock your full potential. SDA Bocconi’s MBA portfolio includes: the Full-Time MBA, the Executive MBA (EMBA), in Modular (Milan) or Weekend (Milan and Rome) format, and the Global Executive MBA (GEMBA). SDA Bocconi also offers 6 Full-Time Specialized Master programs (4 International + 2 in Italian) in many fields and 6 Executive Master Programs (3 International + 3 in Italian). Furthermore, the School offers a large variety of Executive Education Open and Custom Programs each year.
That is why managers and leaders across the world and from all sectors of the economy choose SDA Bocconi and come to Milano, a dynamic and creative city known for its cultural and economic significance worldwide, in the brand-new future-forward SDA Bocconi campus inspired by the values of responsibility and imagination, only 15 minutes from Duomo and Navigli. With a more than 110 nationalities represented by a global network of over 100,000 alumni, the Bocconi experience is unforgettable and life-changing.
Accreditation(s): AACSB, AMBA, EQUIS
FULL-TIME MBA (FTMBA)
SDA Bocconi's top-ranked international MBA is targeted to professionals ready to change either industry sector, function or country, or who want to go one step further towards a full-fledged career in general management. Around 100 students come from more than 30 countries and different backgrounds to invest in this intense and high-return management education while building a truly global network of contacts in the heart of Milano, the hub of Italy’s culture and innovation.
• Format: Full Time
• Language: English
• Next Start: September
• Duration: 1 year
• Location: Milano
• Class Profile: Highly-motivated goal-achievers with more than 5 years of working experience on average
GLOBAL EXECUTIVE MBA (GEMBA)
The new Rotman – SDA Bocconi Global Executive MBA combines the expertise and perspectives of these leading European and North American business schools in a transformative journey hosted in international business hubs. GEMBA will make you stand out: this program is geared toward experienced professionals seeking an integrated preparation for senior management roles through a personalized focus on leadership development. Moreover, students are introduced to a global network of exceptional managers, faculty, executives and thought-leaders which contributes in really making GEMBA a launching pad for future career phases.
• Format: Modular
• Language: English
• Next Start: September
• Duration: 18 months
• Location (own campuses or partner institutions): Milano, Toronto, Mumbai, San Francisco, Copenhagen, Shanghai, São Paulo
• Class Profile: Intuitive, inquisitive and enthusiastic individuals with 14 years of professional experience on average
EXECUTIVE MBA (EMBA)
Aware of the needs of companies today, SDA Bocconi Executive MBA offers the unique opportunity to invest in your future without interfering with your present, so as to broaden the perspectives of your professional growth. The flexibility of the differentiated formats and learning processes, EMBA Weekend Milan or Rome and EMBA Modular, allows you to choose the program which best suits your specific needs and agenda, while guaranteeing an outstanding learning process.
• Format: Weekend or Modular
• Language: Italian and English
• Next Start: May (EMBA Weekend) and November (EMBA Modular)
• Duration: 18 months
• Location: Milano and Roma
• Class Profile: Curious, enthusiastic and committed individuals with 13 years of professional experience on average
#5 European B-School Rankings 2021
#5 EU - #13 WW Global MBA Rankings 2022
#1 WW Overall Satisfaction Global MBA Rankings 2022
#3 EU - #4 WW Custom Education Rankings 2022
#7 EU - #7 WW Executive Education combined Rankings 2022
#18 EU - #33 WW Executive MBA Ranking 2021
#5WW for Overall Satisfaction Executive MBA Ranking 2021
#2 WW Top EMBA schools for Economics, Finance and Corporate Strategy teaching Executive MBA Ranking 2021
# 3 European B-Schools Ranking 2021, Bloomberg Businessweek
#2 EU Full-Time MBA Ranking 2022
#13 WW Full-Time MBA Ranking 2022
#3 EU for Faculty Quality Full-Time MBA Ranking 2022
#4 The Best International MBAs 2019 (1-year, non-US Programs)
QS - TOP MBA
#10 EU QS Global MBA Rankings 2022 - Europe
#23 WW QS Global MBA Rankings 2022
#1 WW Return on Investment QS Global MBA Rankings 2022
#10 WW QS Executive MBA Rankings 2021: Joint Programmes
Student Body (Full-Time MBA)
Number of nationalities: 35
Percentage of international students: 22% Europe (excluding Italy), 20% Asia, 18% Latin America, 10% North America, 3% Africa and Middle East
Degree background: 40% Business & Economics, 39% Engineering, 11% Humanities, 7% Law, 3% Sciences/Tech
Average work experience: 5.7 years
% Graduates found a new job 3 months after graduation: 95%
Post-MBA compensation: € 114,424
University degree: Bachelor Degree or equivalent (certificate, transcripts)
Tests required: GMAT/GRE or SDA Test; Proficiency in English (TOEFL/IELTS/PTE Academic/CPE test)
References: two letters of reference
Years of work experience: 3 years for FTMBA, 5 years for GEMBA and EMBA
Tuition fee: to learn more about our programs' tuition fees, please visit SDA Bocconi website.
Scholarships availability: There are many scholarships available to students studying at SDA Bocconi as well as other financial aid options, for more information please visit SDA Bocconi website.
The SDA Bocconi Masters are a never-ending experience.
Alumni are one of the greatest assets of business schools throughout the world and Bocconi University brings together over 114,000 alumni, of which 16,000 have graduated from SDA Bocconi MBAs and Specialized Master Programs.
The Bocconi Alumni Association is a dynamic network of people based in more than 110 countries that gives you access to a wealth of experience and knowledge, offering you the opportunity to build strong and lasting relationships regardless of the program you attended. The Association aims to spread the value of a shared experience and culture, as well as to maintain contacts between Alumni and SDA Bocconi, with the intention of increasing the School’s prestige and influence across national and internationals economic, financial and corporate spheres.
Bocconi Alumni begins in the classroom, strengthens through participation in clubs and initiatives, in Italy and abroad, and keeps growing after graduation. Services for Alumni include an on-line directory, a calendar of events, newsletters, Chapter and Club news, and many other services that help foster networking among Alumni and relations between them and the School.