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SDA Bocconi MBA

SDA Bocconi MBASDA Bocconi continues to be the leading Business School in Italy and the only Italian School to be featured in all important International rankings (Financial Times, Bloomberg BusinessWeek, The Economist, Forbes). SDA Bocconi School of Management was founded in 1971. With over 40 years of experience, Bocconi is a pioneer in Business Education both in Italy and in Europe. What differentiates Bocconi is their innovative approach to management education that has translated to a wide range of executive courses and masters programs for management students.

Location, Class Diversity & Network: SDA Bocconi is located in the heart of Milan – the intersection of industry, finance, arts, media and, above all, fashion. The location and strong network enable students to leverage the Bocconi brand to reach their post-MBA goals. SDA Bocconi further pushes this advantage with a global focus, diversity in class and gender diversity. The MBA Class brings some of the best minds from diverse backgrounds and exposes students to experiences from a wide range of industries. This is ensured by the school’s focus not to allow any industry to dominate the class.

Partnerships & Alumni Network: The quality of partnerships that SDA Bocconi has built over the years with key Business institutions in Italy and around the world, in addition to a global alumni network in some of the major cities in the world, allows students to network effectively for job search and career growth.

SDA Bocconi Latest MBA Rankings

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.

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. 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 the 4th best 1-year, non-US program in the world. Bocconi University is currently ranked 22nd worldwide in the QS University Ranking for Social Sciences and Management


For more information: www.sdabocconi.it/en/value/rankings

Full Time MBA

With a selective class of 100 students, SDA Bocconi 1-Year Full-Time MBA is the School’s flagship program. Students start with the one-week MBA boot camp that familiarizes them with the program and what to expect in the coming year.  The MBA program is organized into three cornerstones: Planning and Innovation, Leading people and Processes, Controlling and Investment.

Foundation Plus Hands-On Experience: Students develop the essential management skills with the 8-Month Foundation courses, which is followed by hands-on 2-month real-world experience with group consulting project, individual internship and final concentrations.

Concentrations: The Full-time MBA program offers four Concentrations based on functions: Finance, Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Marketing.

Luxury Business Management: The program offers students with the opportunity to personalize further with sector-based track in Luxury Business Management (LBM), which is conducted in partnership with LVMH and Gucci, two world leaders in luxury with over 60 prestigious brands under its portfolio.

Arrivederci Week: The MBA program concludes with Arrivederci Week when students will be exposed to a wide range of sectors including Arts and Business, Telco and New media, Government-related finance, Pharma and Health.  The final day of the week is exclusively set to experience “Made in Italy” business models up close and also learn about Blue Chip Companies.

Exchange Programs: SDA Bocconi has active partnership with some of the prestigious institutions around the world including Wharton, UCLA, Tuck, London Business School, Indian School of Business, AGSM, Sauder School of Business, HEC and Essec.

See SDA Bocconi Exchange for Full List and details

Career Service: The Career Service team at SDA Bocconi offers one on one coaching, organizes workshops & corporate presentations, and distributes CV Book to top recruiters. The job postings in the private job board allow students to access the latest job opening information.

The Top recruiters in 2014 were

    The Boston Consulting Group
    Microsoft
    Amazon
    Solvay
    Kerakoll
    Credit Suisse
    Nestlé

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Course Contents

Pre-Courses - September 2016

Introducing to Financial Accounting
Quantitative Methods
Macroeconomics
Microeconomics
Italian

OPENING WEEK – October 2016

CORE COURSES – October 2016 / Mid-April 2017

Planning & Innovating
Controlling & Investing
Leading People & Processes

SKILLS TRIAL – Mid-April / Mid-May 2017

Telecom Case
Business Game

SUMMER PROJECTS – Mid-May / August 2017

Individual Internships
Entrepreneurial Projects
Research Papers

TRACK IN LUXURY BUSINESS MANAGEMENT -  Mid-May / Early November 2017

In partnership with LVMH and GUCCI

CONCENTRATIONS – September / Early November 2017

Finance and Financial Institutions
Innovation, Product Development, Execution
Customer Marketing and Social Media
Private Equity, Entrepreneurship and Renewal

International Exchange program – September / December 2017

Alternative option

ARRIVEDERCI WEEK – November 2017

COMMENCEMENT DAY – December 2017

Download SDA Bocconi Full-time MBA Brochure (2016)

SDA Bocconi Full-time MBA Class Summary

Average Age : 29 years
Average Work Experience : 5 years
Highly international profile consisting of approximately 35 nationalities

Pre-MBA Degree

Economics 41%
Engineering 35%
Humanities 12%
Law 6%
Sciences 6%

Pre-MBA Sectors

Consultancy/Professional Services 29%
Industry 23%
Financial Services/Insurance 15%
Energy & Utilities 13%
Services 9%
Telecom/IT 7%
Other 4%

For more information: SDA Bocconi MBA

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.

For more info: SDA Bocconi Master Programs

Top 31 MBA Programs + Analysis of 24 Industries (United States)


We analyze the MBA Curriculum, Class Profile, Total Cost and Post-MBA Salary of Top 31 MBA programs in the US.

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Pages: 327

Reviews

"I have not reviewed many books for MBA Admission consulting companies but doing it now to give all applicants a brief idea on what the book covers. The book includes 31 top MBA programs - almost all the top schools you have heard or considering for your MBA application. Each chapter is categorized by US States where there is at least one top MBA program. So you have California and Massachusetts with the most number of MBA programs and several states with one top program (Washington, Minnesota, Washington D.C., Connecticut, Virginia, and Maryland) and other states with two to three MBA programs. The book focuses on four aspects of an MBA program - curriculum, cost, class profile and post-MBA salary. For me, the breakdown of the cost and post-MBA industry was useful to make my decision on selecting the top 5 programs for 2017-18. It is a fascinating read in an industry where consultants overprice for their expertise. I recently bought a 30-page guide for $49. Compared to the obvious observation in that book, the 300+ page, MBA in US - the Ultimate guide is a goldmine of information and analysis." - Verified Purchase (21st June 2017)

"I bought the ultimate guide after a friend recommended it for me. The guide covers a lot of ground on the history of each prominent US states and goes into the reasons why a certain industry emerged from each state. In addition to the analysis of the economy, trends and expected changes in the next 5 years, the book features top MBA programs in each state with an extensive study of its curriculum. Ultimate guide is an essential reference book for MBA Applicants if they want to shortlist MBA programs based on value and cost, and not just ranking. " - Verified Purchase (14th June 2017)

"Should be a required reading before applying for an MBA. School events and MBA Tours are PR events disguised as a Q&A. On the contrary, the book is an unbiased analysis of each Top MBA program in the US supported by a large dataset and historical context on each industry. The guide builds a case for indstries that are likely to emerge as favourite for MBA graduates. Thorough and a valuable book." - Verified Purchase (15th June 2017)

"What I liked: The breadth of the information. Some of my favorite nonfiction books have taken the same approach as the ultimate guide have - cover background information in-depth. In the book, the author uses parallel threads to demonstrate the history of the state and the rise of industries. Will make you think how schools thrive based on the policy set by the state. California's obsession with Technology has revolutionized how we do Business and changed post-MBA trends. Many MBA applicants will be consulting or doing marketing for a Technology company. That is one key finding from the book. The latest development in AI, FinTech, and Automation is an additional context that I found valuable in the book.

Very informative. I would recommend that you read the book at least once in chronological order before using Table of Contents." - Verified Purchase (2nd July 2017)

Download How to Choose the Best MBA in US: The Ultimate Guide
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Top 31 MBA Programs + Analysis of 24 Industries (United States)


We analyze the MBA Curriculum, Class Profile, Total Cost and Post-MBA Salary of Top 31 MBA programs in the US.

+ Industry Trends

+ Future of Aerospace, Agriculture, Artificial Intelligence (AI), Automobile, Clean Tech, Education, Energy, Fashion, Financial Services, Insurance, FinTech, Government, Healthcare, Life Sciences, Military, Manufacturing, Maritime, Media/Advertising, Technology, Tourism, Trade, Transportation and Logistics, Virtual Reality (VR), and Augmented Reality (AR).


Pages: 327

Reviews

"I have not reviewed many books for MBA Admission consulting companies but doing it now to give all applicants a brief idea on what the book covers. The book includes 31 top MBA programs - almost all the top schools you have heard or considering for your MBA application. Each chapter is categorized by US States where there is at least one top MBA program. So you have California and Massachusetts with the most number of MBA programs and several states with one top program (Washington, Minnesota, Washington D.C., Connecticut, Virginia, and Maryland) and other states with two to three MBA programs. The book focuses on four aspects of an MBA program - curriculum, cost, class profile and post-MBA salary. For me, the breakdown of the cost and post-MBA industry was useful to make my decision on selecting the top 5 programs for 2017-18. It is a fascinating read in an industry where consultants overprice for their expertise. I recently bought a 30-page guide for $49. Compared to the obvious observation in that book, the 300+ page, MBA in US - the Ultimate guide is a goldmine of information and analysis." - Verified Purchase (21st June 2017)

"I bought the ultimate guide after a friend recommended it for me. The guide covers a lot of ground on the history of each prominent US states and goes into the reasons why a certain industry emerged from each state. In addition to the analysis of the economy, trends and expected changes in the next 5 years, the book features top MBA programs in each state with an extensive study of its curriculum. Ultimate guide is an essential reference book for MBA Applicants if they want to shortlist MBA programs based on value and cost, and not just ranking. " - Verified Purchase (14th June 2017)

"Should be a required reading before applying for an MBA. School events and MBA Tours are PR events disguised as a Q&A. On the contrary, the book is an unbiased analysis of each Top MBA program in the US supported by a large dataset and historical context on each industry. The guide builds a case for indstries that are likely to emerge as favourite for MBA graduates. Thorough and a valuable book." - Verified Purchase (15th June 2017)

"What I liked: The breadth of the information. Some of my favorite nonfiction books have taken the same approach as the ultimate guide have - cover background information in-depth. In the book, the author uses parallel threads to demonstrate the history of the state and the rise of industries. Will make you think how schools thrive based on the policy set by the state. California's obsession with Technology has revolutionized how we do Business and changed post-MBA trends. Many MBA applicants will be consulting or doing marketing for a Technology company. That is one key finding from the book. The latest development in AI, FinTech, and Automation is an additional context that I found valuable in the book.

Very informative. I would recommend that you read the book at least once in chronological order before using Table of Contents." - Verified Purchase (2nd July 2017)

Download How to Choose the Best MBA in US: The Ultimate Guide
(2018 Entering Class)

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