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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

The latest Financial Times Global MBA Ranking saw SDA Bocconi climbing three positions to rank 8th in Europe and 39th worldwide. Bocconi also holds the unique distinction to be the only Italian school to be featured in the ranking. According to Forbes Full-time MBA ranking, SDA Bocconi is ranked 3rd among non-US International MBA program. The Economist MBA ranking listed SDA Bocconi 14th in Europe and 47th Worldwide, a jump of 23 spots. In the Global QS Top 200 Business Schools rankings SDA Bocconi was placed 6th in Europe.

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, one of the 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 2012 were
  • Amazon
  • The Boston Consulting Group
  • Bain & Co.
  • adidas
  • Credit Suisse
  • GSK
  • Scarosso
Get Complete List of Recruiters

Course Contents

PRE COURSES – September 2014
• Accounting
• Economics
• Quantitative Methods
• Italian

OPENING WEEK – October 2014

CORE COURSES – October 2014 / April 2015

• Planning & Innovating
• Controlling & Investing
• Leading people and Processes


• Soft skills & Values


• Telecom italia project
• Simulation on Growth

SUMMER PROJECTS – June /August 2015

• Individual Internships
• Entrepreneurial projects
• Group Projects
• Research Papers


In partnership with LVMH

CONCENTRATIONS – September/ Early november 2015

• Finance and Financial Istitutions
• Customer Marketing and Social Media
• Innovation, Product Development, Execution
• Private Equity, Entrepreneurship and Renawal

International Exchange program – September / December 2015

Alternative option

ARRIVEDERCI WEEK – November 2015

COMMENCEMENT DAY – December 2015

SDA Bocconi Full-time MBA Class Summary

Average Age : 29 years
Average Work Experience : 5 years
Highly international profile consisting of approximately 32 nationalities

Pre-MBA Degree
  • Engineering 29%
  • Economics/Business Administration 48%
  • Humanities 13%
  • Law/Social Sciences 3%
  • Sciences 7%
Pre-MBA Sectors
  • Banks/Fin./Ins. 17%
  • Consultancy/Professional Services 18%
  • Industry 23%
  • Services 21%
  • TLC/IT 5%
  • Other 9%
For more information: SDA Bocconi MBA

Other programs offered by SDA Bocconi School of Management include a Global Executive MBA in English, a Modular Executive MBA and an Evening Executive MBA in Italian. The School of Management also offers 6 Executive Specialized Master Programs (2 International + 4 in Italian) and 10 Full-time Specialized Master Programs (5 International + 5 in Italian). In addition to this, the school offers a wide range of Executive education custom and open programs, every year.

For more info: SDA Bocconi Master Programs