SDA Bocconi School of Management Global Executive MBA

Location: Italy, Brazil, China
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About SDA Bocconi School of Management Global Executive 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

Format Global Executive MBA (GEMBA):

The new Rotman-SDA Bocconi Global Executive MBA (Master in Business Administration) is a modular program that combines the expertise and perspectives of a leading European and a leading North American business school in a transformative journey hosted in international business hubs. A launching pad for future career phases and an integrated preparation for senior management roles, GEMBA provides a highly personalized focus on leadership development, and introduces students to a global network of exceptional managers, faculty, executives and thought-leaders.

You’ll immerse yourself in the local cultures of seven international business centers - Toronto, Milano, Mumbai, San Francisco, Copenhagen, Shanghai, São Paulo - and compare European and North American perspectives in our two home cities: Toronto, Canada’s multicultural financial capital and innovation hub, and Milano, a leading center of manufacturing, design and finance.

TRAVELING TOWARDS SUCCESS THE STRUCTURE: Expand your global understanding, and personal horizons as a future leader, in this unique 18-month program spanning seven cities in four continents. GEMBA will change the the way you think, network and do business in some of the world’s biggest markets.


  • 18 Months
  • 75 Learning Days
  • A blend of face-to-face and distance learning to balance career development with executive education.

    Global Mindset with Local Sensitivity; International Networking.

    Class Modules in Europe, Canada, China, Brasil and India.

    Academic and management expertise.

    Electives and Exchanges.

    Executive Career Curriculum.

    Student club activities.

    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.

    Shahana Mustafa, Indian | MBA 2012
    Business Management Program - Adidas Group - Germany said:

    "This year we have transformed, both personally and professionally. And without a doubt, SDA Bocconi has been instrumental in this process. The MBA has been a dream.A dream for most of us before it even began, a dream that we lived throughduring turbulent times. However it is a dream that we have fulfilled today and westand here awakened and empowered only to dream bigger."

    Scholarships availability: Yes, all of them merit based - full and partial More for GEMBA

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    Quick Stats
  • #7 EU - #25 WW Top MBAs for women 2018 , Financial Times
  • #9 EU - #29 WW Global MBA Rankings 2018, Financial Times
  • #6 EU European B-Schools Rankings 2018, Financial Times
  • #5 EU #24 WW Full-Time MBA Ranking 2018, The Economist – Which MBA
  • #5 The Best International MBAs 2017 (1-year, non-US Programs), Forbes
  • #6 EU - #39 WW Best B-Schools Rankings 2018, Bloomberg Businessweek
  • #10 EU #23 WW QS Global MBA Rankings 2019 QS Global MBA Rankings 2019 QS - TOP MBA
  • #10 EU QS EMBA Rankings 2018 - Europe
  • #19 WW QS Global EMBA Rankings 2018
    18 Months
    October 2019
    100,000 €
    Yes, all of them merit based
    Admission Requirements
    5/6 years (average 12)
    GMAT: competitive score (class average 660)
    Student Body
    Recruiting and Admissions ServiceVia Balilla 18 - 20136 Milan - ItalyTelephone: + 39 02 5836 3278-3125Website: md@sdabocconi.itContacts extra: EOF:
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