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
    Credit Suisse

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Course Contents

Pre-Courses - September 2016

Introducing to Financial Accounting
Quantitative Methods

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


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

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