SDA Bocconi School of Management Global Executive MBA

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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

Global Executive MBA

The Global Executive MBA (Master of Business Administration) is a modular program which provides a high-quality business education for executives who desire to expand the scope of their careers and lead global challenges.

The Global EMBA is a launching pad for future career phases and an integrated preparation for senior management roles.

The GEMBA takes place at SDA Bocconi, in the center of Milano, a city that combines a dynamic global reality while reflecting the unique aspects of the European marketplace. Gaining this kind of understanding and experience will be essential when projecting your future career.In addition, four modules are conducted at international partner schools:

  • Michigan Ross School of Business (Ann Arbor, MI)
  • Mumbai International School of Business
  • China Europe International Business School (Shanghai)

    Furthermore, you can apply for an elective offered by partner Schools including

  • Recanati (Tel Aviv)
  • Rotman (Toronto)
  • WHU – Otto Beishmein School of Management in Vallendar (Germany)
  • EIPM French Geneva Campuses – European Institute of Purchasing Management
  • IBSS – International Business School Suzhou (China)
  • in addition to the electives offered at SDA Bocconi

    Format Global Executive MBA (GEMBA):

  • 20-month blended program, designed for globally minded executives.
  • 8 highly concentrated one-week modules plus 2 nine-day modules conducted every other month; one-week modules run from Monday through Saturday while long modules run from Friday to Saturday of the following week.
  • Class modules in Europe, America and Asia, GEMBA to enable students to acquire global mindset, while experiencing Milano, a vibrant city, the entrepreneurial and financial center of Italy, the capital of culture, fashion, design and food.

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

  • Four modules are conducted at four partner schools:

    Optional electives at At SDA Bocconi or at our Partner Institutions:

    • Rotman School of Management University of Toronto
    • Recanati Executive MBA, Tel Aviv University
    • WHU - Otto Beisheim School of Management
    • EIPM - European Institute of Purchasing Management, Geneve
    • IBSS International Business School, Suzhou

  • 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, North and South America, China
  • Academic and management expertise
  • Electives and Exchanges
  • Executive Career Curriculum
  • Student club activities

    GEMBA Key Facts

  • 20-months, 10 face-to-face modules + distance learning
  • 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, North and South America, China
  • 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
  • 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)
    20 months
    *Full-Time MBA Campus where classes are taught in Milan, Mumbai, Copenhagen, Shanghai, North American Partner
    10 March 2017
    • 12 Sep 2017 I application deadline

    • 12 Dec 2017 II application deadline

    • 09 Mar 2018 program start

    • Nov 2019 program end

  • Tuition fees: 72 000 EUR
    Yes, all of them merit based
    Admission Requirements
    5/6 years (average 11)
    min 29 years old
    *(average – 37 years old)
  • 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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