Salli Hara-haikkala - FinnishCountry Manager/CEO Sweden – Prysmian Group GEMBA 2018
I had been working in very different positions over the years as well as in cross country and cross cultural business environments when I was encouraged to apply for GEMBA by my employer, Prysmian Group. I have been particularly excited with the international content and context of the program. The program has provided a more extensive understanding of international business environments, complexity and opportunities. I have found the program just the right add on to my existing professional portfolio and toolbox. It is important for me to be able to immediately take to work some of the ideas and methods learned during the sessions. These tools I will need even more, because Prysmian has just promoted me to a new position in a new county.
Sara Mancini - ItalianProject Manager - Cometal Engineering SPA GEMBA 2018
I decided to participate in GEMBA in order to acquire a broad scope of competences in fields like business strategy and finance. My goal was also to increase my management skills leading me to perform better as a leader in my working environment.
So far, I can affirm that the quality and richness of the classes and practical exercises I have attended have already made me tremendously improve on these aspects.
Besides, I appreciate having the opportunity to confront my ideas with an eclectic team coming from various business and cultural horizons. Along with the possibility to quickly and efficiently learn key business knowledge from excellent professors, the Program gives me the feeling to be part of a successful business family.
I am looking forward to continue growing and keeping up with this amazing work!
Michela Minetti - ItalianSenior Project Manager Janssen-Cilag P/A Johnson & Johnson S.R. GEMBA 2018
I applied for an advanced global business degree at SDA Bocconi School of Management for plenty of good reasons and my experience so far is enthusiastic. First, I have a pharmaceutical-scientific background. I did not have the chance to have a formal training in Accounting, Business and Management. My experience so far in GEMBA is great in filling these gaps with formal training and understanding the theoretical underpinnings. Second, future managerial capabilities require flexibility, digital and global attitudes. My GEMBA experience so far embodies perfectly these requirements: global class and digital tools to exchange materials and experiences. Third, the GEMBA program offers the opportunity to create new networks and links, which are always important assets in life and this is another important advantage of this executive MBA program.
Carem Rosito Mercio - Brazilian/ItalianRobotics Project Manager, Comau GEMBA 2018
GEMBA is a lifetime opportunity that must be taken by everyone that has the opportunity!
The most wonderful part is the exchange of experiences and points of view between classmates and professors helping with professional and personal growth in a short amount of time.
People are accurately selected to create the most diverse class and with the highest added value possible. These international managers coming from different sectors, countries and seniorities resulting in an incredible synergy that repays your investment since day one.
Classes are tough and intense but amazingly well balanced between theory and practice.
Annunziata Rispoli - ItalianHr & Admin Manager - Renesola Ltd GEMBA 2018
I reached a moment in my career where I felt I had become very good at learning-by-doing in increasingly complex international business dynamics, but I also felt that my humanities background in Chinese Studies needed an upgrade to face the corporate management pressure I deal with every day… I needed a boost to complete the picture! That is when I decided to attend GEMBA. After only few months into the program, I can say that it was the best choice I could make. Extremely stimulating international environment, with a great network of professionals from all over the world who enrich every course day with their different views and skills, and a top quality learning path that had a positive impact on the outcome of my work from the very first day. An enlightening experience from every point of view… and I know the best is yet to come!
Giuseppe Marazzotta - ItalianHead of Innovation, Digital Transformation & Special Projects - ING Bank N.V. Milan Branch GEMBA 2018
I spent several months evaluating top ranked Global Executive MBA programs. I was looking for a broad and international program to get the chance to connect with a wide and diverse range of senior professionals, top business schools across the globe and outstanding teaching.
I found that SDA Bocconi had the most compelling offering: a 20 months intense program going from Innovation to Financial Markets modules, 4 to 6 weeks abroad in top notch business schools, from US to China, as well as a selection process carefully balanced and able to attract as many cultures and backgrounds as possible. The whole study plan was extremely clear from the beginning, giving me the opportunity to match study and work activities.
Giacomo Sofia - ItalianGroup Supply Chain Director – Prysmian Group GEMBA 2018
SDA Bocconi Global Executive MBA is an outstanding program, which perfectly fits the needs of a modern executive who is willing to reinforce and properly complement his competences.
I am extremely satisfied with the quality of teaching and lecturers as well as the composition of the classroom. A stimulating environment with great possibilities for long lasting networking, extended by initiatives of the Bocconi Alumni Association.
What I find stimulating is the level of challenge in terms of study. This program requires smart and serious efforts and this contributes to raise the bar in terms of the objective to be achieved: a key feature to a modern executive seekings to keep up with his ambition.
Daniele Marongiu - ItalianGlobal Commercial Operations Director - Epta Group GEMBA 2018
I chose to attend the Global Eexecutive MBA because at this moment of my career and at my age I felt the necessity to find new intellectual inputs and new challenges for continuous personal growth. The business environment I’ve been exposed to over the last 10 years increased significantly in dimension (more than four times bigger) and geography (now covering almost all the globe) and the “learned by doing” approach, if not refined by a solid business intelligence, will show its limits. Furthermore, the greatest challenges for any business in the future is the availability of skilled people willing to improve continuously and my attendance in this MBA will show to my organization an example of a continuous development and provide me with a global network of professionals ready to face global challenges, people who are not easy to meet in normal professional life. The first months of GEMBA were really intense for me in learning and networking: real value for money!
Adina Ioana Tataru - RomanianGEMBA 2018
For almost 15 years I have been acting as a marketer, project manager and sales person in different industries. I have always tried to become a better professional seeking new opportunities, learning on the job and attending a few short term courses (soft skills trainings, coaching, as well as a mentoring program).
As a next step, I realized that I need a program that would help me become a more structured, knowledgeable, and strategic thinker and fully aware of management skills and of the many aspects of my job. In my professional environment, SDA Bocconi was highly recommended. While researching, I appreciated the GEMBA program because of the curriculum and the strategic sessions with live examples from India, US, Singapore, as well the international perspective. Furthermore, colleagues work in different countries and sectors and all the professors have real experiences in the international business environment.
Leonardo Daniele Ferrari - Italia - USAIndustrial and Operations Director, Air Liquide Sanità Service S.p.A. GEMBA 2016
After twenty years of international work challenges in different functions and companies, the SDA Bocconi GEMBA represented a long desired, much deserved experience. The diverse industries, career paths and cultures you get from the class is very enriching, both from a personal and professional perspective, and more. Put in simple words, GEMBA is about understanding the “whats” and “whys” of one's path until today and, more importantly, the understanding of where one really wants to head next. The pure magic is that GEMBA itself is a journey you can merely imagine before living it, so the conclusions you reach at each phase of it keep developing to extend one's boundaries. What's next?
Ilaria De Santo - ItalianEvaluation Business Dev. Manager, Schlumberger Geoservices GEMBA 2016
GEMBA is definitively a milestone in my career. After working for the same multinational company for nearly 18 years (although in very different roles), I felt I needed to look at the business with new eyes and from a different perspective. I selected GEMBA after looking at other similar schools, both in Europe and USA, because of the international perspective and the mix of both international students and teachers. The experience so far has been great. GEMBA and SDA Bocconi in general, the Staff, the organizational structure and the training is at very high level, and can definitively compete with the top level business schools in the world.
Vittoria Villa - ItalianProposal Manager - International Offers, Italferr Spa GEMBA 2016
GEMBA's far-reaching and thought-provoking program, and its faculty, staff and students, are so qualified and of such a high level that you really feel you want to do your best to make worth the privilege you got to empower yourself and become a better women and men. Along with making us more competent and letting us gain a deeper and a wider understanding, GEMBA is giving us the to become outstanding leaders, managers or entrepreneurs, ones that embody the right mix between knowledge and technical soundness, integrity and trustworthiness, leadership and charisma, vision and strong focus.
Giulietta Branduardi - ItalianSenior Leader, International Partnerships Data & Insight, Dun & Bradstreet - President and Managing Director, DBXB GEMBA 2016
I carefully pondered the decision to join GEMBA, considering it a personal investment to help maximize my career opportunities. My motivation was clear from the beginning: extending my network, refreshing my education and meeting young talented professionals. The class came together nicely and the team's excitement was high, with good feelings in the air, smiles on our faces and curiosity in discovering the SDA Bocconi dynamics. Rules of engagement were also set from day one and hard work started very soon. The nice surprise is that all my expectations were met, while the big challenge is to dedicate enough time to assignments, exam preparation and staying focused while the rest of life does not wait for you. It is a great experience and I am sure the best is still to come!
Raisa Khamidullina - RussianHr Development Specialist, Intesa Sanpaolo GEMBA 2016
When, after having many years of practical experience, possessing know-how and being a field expert, a Manager understands that she/he needs a boost in order to make career step-up... When all practical knowledge is to be framed and streamlined, empowered by solid theory… When it is time to step out of the shell and look at business as a whole, from an international perspective…Then it is time for GEMBA. The GEMBA program provides an absolutely unique experience. First, SDA Bocconi enables an environment where extraordinary people with different backgrounds and profiles meet together and get to be one team.
Konstantin Morozov - RussianBoard Member of Subsidiary, SIJ - Slovenian Steel Group GEMBA 2015
Limits of business growth are largely due to the boundaries of people who govern the business. Expanding borders as a person expands business boundaries. GEMBA gives the unique experience of expanding the boundaries of the individual. Different industries, different professions, students from different countries and disciplines on different continents, modern knowledge of business, unexpected discoveries - all these experiences make you a different and better person. Through GEMBA, many new experiences open up completely and new horizons for the development and improvement of the individual and business.
Adina Bigas - RomanianPFA, Owner & Consultant, GEMBA 2015
I started GEMBA with the classical motivations you can read in every MBA brochure: access to the know-how of a well recognized school, great network, a program that polishes your skills, making you ready for the “next step” in your career and life.
What no brochure can tell you is the energy, the vibe, the incredible drive that GEMBA offers! Motivation is at its height, teams are incredible, colleagues are smart and from all over the world, professors are outstanding, ideas are fabulous. The satisfaction you get continuously rewards you to make things happen, time becomes elastic and yes, you are growing with every single day that passes. This was amazing and unthinkable before.
Jennifer Epting - AmericanFinancial & Accounting Analyst, Nucor Corporation GEMBA 2015
GEMBA is much more than an executive education program: it is a unique opportunity to broaden perspective, challenge conventional thinking, and build meaningful relationships on a global scale. Diversity, knowledge, experience, and support are the norm, from the world-class faculty, to classmates, to staff, and beyond. I can easily place the GEMBA experience among the very most rewarding of my educational and professional endeavors.