SDA Bocconi School of Management

Milan, Italy |
Joined in June 2009

About Us

SDA Bocconi is the leading School of Management in Italy and also stands among the top-ranked European Institutions. Founded in 1971, with its 40-year experience, SDA Bocconi School of Management is a pioneer in business education in Italy: its hallmark is innovation and far-reaching modelling that manifest themselves through a wide array of executive courses and master programs.

The School offers a Full-time MBA and a Global Executive MBA in English as well as a modular Executive MBA and an Evening Executive MBA in Italian. It also offers 10 Full-time Specialized Master Programs (5 International + 5 in Italian) and 6 Executive Specialized Master Programs (2 International + 4 in Italian).

For more info: Furthermore, the School offers a large variety of Executive Education Open and Custom Programs each year.

SDA Bocconi prides itself for: strategic location, an unparalleled faculty, global outlook, its diversity, 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 added-value is that of having on one side the academic excellence and tradition, guaranteed by "Università Bocconi", its reputation, strong faculty and research centres, on the other, an eye constantly opened on the market, on the business world needs, a practical, business oriented approach when facing contents and situations.

SDA Bocconi is globally focused. Students come at SDA Bocconi from across the globe. Every year, the campus is exemplification for diversity, internationalism and gender heterogeneity; the classes bring together individuals from different professional backgrounds with no industry dominating over the other.

Worldwide network's pillar of strength lies in the quality of the partnership SDA Bocconi holds with key business institutions around Italy and across the world. SDA Bocconi alumni operating in the major cities around the world represent a concrete global network.

The twelve-month Full-Time MBA is the School's flagship programme and begins each October with over 100 new MBA students. Great importance is given in the programme to soft skills, such as decision-making, personal leadership, negotiation and governance. Students spend the first eight months of the programme taking foundation courses and developing management skills followed by a two-month real-world, hands-on experience (individual internship or group consulting project).

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 Bulgari, one of the global players on the luxury market.

Particular emphasis is given to in-company projects (both individual and group), where students, supported by tutors, check out on the field what they have learnt in class.

Most students choose to take the entire MBA at SDA Bocconi in Milano, but some can apply for the Exchange Program option and spend 3 to 4 months at one of over thirty prestigious business school partners located all around the world.

MBA students have full access to Career Service, which organizes one-to-one career advising and coaching, workshops, corporate presentations, company days, CV book and job postings. Career management and recruiting activities allow participants to get in touch with a wide range of national and international companies. Website:

Latest rankings:

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.

In the Financial Times European B-schools Ranking 2013: 8th in Europe

In the Financial Times Global MBA Rankings Full-Time MBA earned 14th place in Europe and 39th worldwide, remaining the only Italian MBA in the ranking.

In the Financial Times Executive MBA ranking the executive MBA is now 59th in the world and 28th in Europe.

Forbes – the Best International Business Schools 2013 (non US-Programs): Full-Time MBA ranks world's 3rd best program.

In The Economist 2013 ranking of the 100 world's best MBA programs the school finish 47th overall and 14th in Europe.

In the Global Top 200 Business Schools 2013-2014 rankings of QS TopMBA SDA Bocconi was placed 6th in Europe

For more information: Ranking Sda Bocconi

SDA Bocconi is the leading School of Management in Italy and also stands among the top-ranked European Institutions. Founded in 1971, with its 40-year experience, SDA Bocconi School of Management is a pioneer in business education in Italy…

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    Milan 20136

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