Founded in 1971, with its over 40-year experience, SDA Bocconi School of Management is a pioneer in business education in Italy, having on one side the academic excellence and tradition, guaranteed by ‘Università Bocconi’, its reputation, strong faculty and research centres, on the other, through its faculty and programs, an eye constantly opened on the market needs, a practical, business oriented approach when facing contents and situations. SDA Bocconi also has a public management department founded in 1976, devoted to the development of applied public management studies through research and education and with a solid international reputation.
The School offers a Full-time MBA and a Global Executive MBA in English as well as a modular Executive MBA, an Executive MBA Week-End and an Evening Executive MBA in Italian. It also offers 1 Full-Time International MPA (Master of Public Administration), 7 Full-Time Specialized Master Programs (5 International + 2 in Italian) and 5 Executive Master Programs (2 International + 3 in Italian). Furthermore, the School offers a large variety of Executive Education Open and Custom Programs each year.
SDA Bocconi prides itself on its strategic location, unparalleled faculty, global outlook, diversity, and powerful networks. The school is positioned in the heart of Milano, a major capital of industry, finance, arts, media and, above all, fashion. Milano is a real-life laboratory for SDA Bocconi. The city is home to a myriad of companies and stock markets to which students are directly exposed.
SDA Bocconi is one of the few schools of management in the world to have earned the “triple crown” accreditation (AACSB, EQUIS and AMBA), and remains the only Italian School to feature amongst the 100 top international MBA programs in the Financial Times Global MBA Rankings 2017, moving up 3 and ranking 22nd worldwide and 9th in Europe.
The SDA Bocconi MBA also places among the top programs in the world as the best value for money, the investment in MBA education which pays itself back most quickly.
The 1-year Full-Time MBA is the School’s flagship program with 100+ MBA students.The Program starts with the Opening Week: a one-week MBA boot camp, during which you are asked to understand and live the essence of your forthcoming year.
Full-Time MBA structure is organized around three cornerstones:
These core courses represent the competence requirements of a global manager.
Students spend the first eight months of the program taking foundation courses and developing management skills followed by a two-month real-world, hands-on experience (individual internship or entrepreneurial project), plus final Concentrations. In addition to 4 functional-based Concentrations, such as:
The SDA Bocconi Full-Time MBA Program offers participants the possibility to further personalize their development through the field-based Concentration in Luxury Business Management (LBM) in partnership with GUCCI, LVMH and Valentino, the renowned leaders in the worldwide luxury business. This unique option is one of the very few Concentrations in Luxury Business Management within a top ranked International MBA.
The very last part of the MBA will take place in the Arrivederci Week:
As a major international school of management, SDA Bocconi is engaged in an active and prestigious network of exchanges, collaborations and interactions with peer institutions. The International Exchange Program offers selected candidates the opportunity to spend 3 to 4 months of the program at another top business school.
MBA students have full access to Career Service, which organizes one-to-one career advising and coaching, workshops, corporate presentations, company days, CV book and job postings. Career management and recruiting activities allow participants to get in touch with a wide range.
Format Full-Time MBA:
Format specifics (countries to visit, study, exchange opportunities, projects):
Next, 8 to 12 weeks are dedicated to real-world experience: Summer Projects
The Final stage includes field-based Luxury Business Management Concentration, (May-November) as well as 4 functional Concentrations (final 2 months)
Summer Projects include the following activities:
Full-Time MBA Key Facts
The SDA Bocconi MBA is a never-ending experience.
Alumni are one of the greatest assets of business schools throughout the world.
The Bocconi Alumni Association brings together over 12,000 SDA Bocconi Master Alumni who have graduated from SDA Bocconi MBAs and Specialized Masters Programs. The Association aims to spread the value of a shared experience and culture, strengthening ties among Alumni, regardless of the program they attended.
The Association also aims to maintain a relationship between Alumni and SDA Bocconi, with the intention of increasing the School's prestige and influence in national and international economic, financial and corporate spheres.
Bocconi Alumni carry out a series of initiatives, in Italy and abroad, in order to achieve its objectives:
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 Alumni and the School.