SDA Bocconi School of Management

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SDA Bocconi is the leading School of Management in Italy and also stands among the top-ranked European institutions. 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.

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 2016, moving up 1 and ranking 25th worldwide and 9th in Europe. <span 12px;"="">The leading School of Management in Italy and the only Italian School on the top of the charts of all main International Rankings, SDA Bocconi has established itself as a European leader in higher education. SDA Bocconi placed 5th in Europe in the QS Global 200 Business School Report 2014/2015, based on the assessments of Recruiters.

In addition, the SDA Bocconi MBA ranks among the top programs in the world as the best value for money, the investment in MBA education which pays itself back most quickly. According to the latest Forbes ranking of return on investment (ROI, the average time graduates need to earn back tuition fees), the SDA Bocconi MBA is 4th among non-US programs in the world, while the Good-Value MBA’s ranking 2014 by The Economist places the School 4th globally. In the Bloomberg Businessweek Top Int'l B-School ranking 2015, SDA Bocconi's Full-Time MBA gained two places and ranked 12th among the best programs taught outside of the U.S., and 10th in Europe.Last but not least, in the Financial Times Global MBA rankings 2016 the Program places 9th in Europe and 25th worldwide, remaining the only Italian MBA in the ranking, while the Financial Times European B-Schools Ranking 2015 confirms SDA Bocconi in the  top ten of the best schools in Europe, with the School moving up 1 position and ranking at 7th place.”

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), 8 Full-Time Specialized Master Programs (5 International + 3 in Italian) and 4 Executive Master Programs (1 International + 3 in Italian)Furthermore, the School offers a large variety of Executive Education Open and Custom Programs each year.

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Empowering lives through knowledge and imagination: this is the mission that has always directed the SDA Bocconi School of Management. 
SDA Bocconi 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.

The 1-year Full-Time MBA is the School’s flagship program with just about 100 MBA students andis 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 group consulting project), plus final Concentrations. In addition to 4 functional-based Concentrations, such as Finance, Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Marketing, the Program offers participants the possibility to further personalize their development by choosing the sector-based Track in Luxury Business Management (LBM) in partnership with LVMH and Gucci, the renowned leaders in the worldwide luxury business. The very last part of the MBA will take place in the Arrivederci Week: Arts and Business, Telco and New media, Government-related finance, Pharma and Health, and first-hand “Made in Italy” business models.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.


SDA Bocconi MBA Facts

1-year Full-Time MBA

A challenging life time experience to grow personally and professionally

Academic expertise plus practical and applied knowledge

One-to-one interaction between students, faculty and dedicated Staff

A rich and diverse community with students from over 30 countries

New career opportunities and a network of relations worldwide

Seminar & events to expose students to top international leaders and scholars

Strategic location for cultural and professional development

Bocconi Campus

  • Top worldwide ROI
  • Management excellence
  • Practical and applied knowledge
  • Relational Cocoon
  • International Class
  • Strategic location
  • Cultural development

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