Our MBA program cornerstones

Core Courses
September 2018 - February 2019

The sequences of Core Courses take place in 4 Terms from September to February: Term 1 (September), Term 2 (October/November), Term 3 (November/December), Term 4 (January/February). 

Our MBA program is organized around three cornerstones, which represent the competence requirements of a global manager. 

Planning & Innovating

This sequence is focused on a detailed understanding of the macroeconomic and microeconomic environment in order to plan the core strategic and marketing actions that drive value creation for stakeholders. Specific attention is given to the ability to change and evolve towards venues of value creation that are sustainable and hard to imitate.

  • Managerial Economics
  • Competitive Strategy
  • Macroeconomics
  • Marketing Management
  • Customer Experience Management
  • Corporate Strategy
  • Technology and Innovation Management
  • Corporate Governance
  • Customer Data Management
  • Organizational Design in the Information Age
  • Developing Country Growth

Controlling & Investing

Measuring the value produced by an organization is the starting point to understand the opportunities it faces and the investments it can sustain. Starting from a thorough understanding of financial markets and financial tools this second sequence provides a 360 degree coverage of management accounting, corporate finance and financial institutions.

  • Financial Reporting and Analysis
  • Financial Markets and Institutions 1
  • Financial Planning and Capital Budgeting
  • Financial Markets and Institutions 2
  • Decisions and Uncertainty
  • Corporate Finance 1
  • Cost Management & Profitability Analysis
  • Business Analytics
  • Corporate Finance 2
  • Performance Management & Control

Leading People & Processes

Core competences of an organization lie in smart people and in effective and efficient organizational processes. This sequence aims to understand how to design the organization, fuel it with the energy of smart and committed people and orchestrate a system of incentives that aim at both exploiting the existing competences and exploring new scenarios.

  • Organizational Behavior
  • Project Management
  • Managing People in Organizations
  • Operations Strategy
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Ethics and Corporate Citizenship

A wonderful day spent at FCA to discuss the future of the group and the challenges in the automotive industry.


  • SDA Bocconi School of Management - Full-Time MBA Class: the Beer Game
    The Full-Time MBA Class truly enjoyed the Beer Game - the MIT simulation delivered within Supply Chain Management course. The "ah-ha effect" is always assured! High service level and efficiency are impossible to achieve without collaboration, visibility and trust among all the actors. Our MBAs are now ready to share information!