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SDA Bocconi School of Management Full-time MBA

Italy
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Location: Italy, Brazil, China
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About SDA Bocconi School of Management Full-time MBA

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.

Programme Presentation

Full-Time MBA

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:

  • Planning and Innovation
  • Leading people and Processes
  • Controlling and Investment

    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:

  • Finance
  • Innovation
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Marketing

    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:

  • Arts and Business
  • The Sharing Economy
  • Government-related Finance
  • The Transformational Impact of Big Data Marketing
  • first-hand “Made in Italy”business models and Blue Chip Companies

    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:

  • 1-year full-time.
  • A challenging life experience to grow personally and professionally.
  • Academic expertise plus practical and applied knowledge.
  • One-to-one interaction between students, faculty and dedicated Staff.
  • A 360 degree learning experience, a rich and diverse community with students from over 30 countries and mixed academic, professional and cultural backgrounds.

    Format specifics (countries to visit, study, exchange opportunities, projects):

  • 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.
  • The first months students take foundation and delving deeper courses centered around 3 topics
    • Planning & Innovating
    • Controlling & Investing
    • Leading People & Processes

    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:

  • individual internships (strong connection that may turn into a job offer) - vast network of international recruiters of all industries who interview and select students for individual internship projects;
  • entrepreneurial projects - under the supervision of a professor in entrepreneurship participants create their own business plan, organize a start-up or contribute to a company business development project;
  • research papers - under the supervision of a Faculty member and upon approval of the MBA Director

    Concentrations:

  • Finance
  • Innovation
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Marketing

  • Luxury Business Management Concentration - in partnership with Gucci, LVMH and Valentino
  • International Exchange Program (3-4 months) - With 30+ top partners worldwide, (to name just a few: IE, LBS, HEC Paris, Babson College, Kellogg, Stern NYU, Chicago Booth, Wharton, Rotman, CEIBS, HKUST, AGSM Sydeny, Melbourne, etc.)
  • New career opportunities and a network of relations worldwide. 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
  • Student club activities
  • Seminar series and events to expose MBA students to knowledge and experience of top international leaders and influential scholars.
  • Strategic location for cultural and professional development

    Full-Time MBA Key Facts

  • A challenging life time experience to learn the art of management and grow personally and professionally.
  • Academic expertise plus practical and applied knowledge.
  • One-to-one interaction between students, faculty and dedicated Staff.
  • A 360 degree learning experience, a rich and diverse community with students from over 30 countries and mixed academic, professional and cultural backgrounds.
  • New career opportunities and a network of relations worldwide.
  • Student club activities.
  • Seminar series and events to expose MBA students to knowledge and experience of top international leaders and influential scholars.
  • New career opportunities and a network of relations worldwide.
  • Student club activities.
  • Seminar series and events to expose MBA students to knowledge and experience of top international leaders and influential scholars.
  • Strategic location for cultural and professional development

  • What Recent Grads Say

    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:

  • Encouraging the exchange of experiences and networking among Alumni
  • Gaining visibility and prestige for SDA Bocconi at a national and international level
  • Promoting international development and the growth of SDA Bocconi
  • Encouragingdonations to the School from individual members and supporting fundraising activities that benefit SDA Bocconi initiatives.

    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.

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    Quick Stats
    ACCREDITATIONS
    AACSB, AMBA, EQUIS
    RANKINGS
  • Financial times - #6 EU - European B-Schools Rankings 2016
  • #5 EU - #18 WW - Top MBAs for finance 2017
  • #9 EU - #22 WW - Global MBA Rankings 2017
  • #3 EU - #4 WW - Custom Education Rankings 2017
  • #8 EU - #14 WW- Executive Education combined Rankings 2017
  • Bloomberg Businessweek - #8 - Best International Business Schools Rankings 2016 (non-US MBA Programs)
  • THE ECONOMIST - #10 EU - Full-Time MBA Ranking 2016
  • #38 WW - Full-Time MBA Ranking 2016
  • FORBES - #4 - The Best International MBAs 2015 (1-year, non-US Programs)
  • PROGRAMME FOCUS
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    PROGRAMME TYPE
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    DURATION
    12 months
    *Full-Time MBA Campus where classes are taught in Milan
    START DATE
    October 2017
    Deadlines:
    • 12 Sep 2017 I application deadline

    • 12 Dec 2017 II application deadline

    • 09 Mar 2018 program start

    • Nov 2019 program end

    PROGRAMME PRICE
  • Tuition fees: 49 000 EUR
  • SCHOLARSHIPS AVAILABILITY
    Yes, all of them merit based - full and partial More for Full-Time MBA
    Admission Requirements
    WORK EXPERIENCE
    2/3 years (average 5.5 years)
    MINIMUM AGE
    min 24/25 years old
    *(average – 30 years old)
    MAXIMUM AGE
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    TESTS
  • GMAT: competitive score (class average 660)
  • APPLICATION DOCUMENTS
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    APPLICATION FEE
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    ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS
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    Student Body
  • Number of nationalities: 32
    • Italy 23%
    • Europe 22%
    • Asia 14%
    • North America 19%
    • Latin America 20%
    • Africa and Middle East 2%

  • Male to Female ratio: 64%:36%
  • Age Range: 25-33
  • Average Age: 30
  • Degree Background:
    • Business & Economics 42%
    • Engineering 33%
    • Humanities 13%
    • Sciences/tech 5%
    • Law 7%

    Length of Work Experience:
    • 6-10 years: 40%
    • 3-5 years: 55%
    • 2-3 years: 5%
  • Contacts
    ADDRESS
    SDA Bocconi School of Management Masters DivisionRecruiting and Admissions ServiceVia Balilla 18 - 20136 Milan - Italy
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    + 39 02 5836 3278-3125
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