The Global EMBA is delivered through a variety of learning platforms.
The learning platform of the Global EMBA aims to make full use of each participant's time by combining lectures, case studies, group projects and business simulations with distance-learning sessions. Over the course of the 20-month program, participants will attend ten on-campus modules for a total of 61 classroom days and take part in over 150 Online Learning Sessions. The final result reflects the SDA Bocconi spirit, which encourages a vibrant exchange of ideas through practical analyses and criticisms in order to foster a sense of belonging.
The curriculum is rigorous and flexible, rich in theory but practical enough to be a test for the workplace, and the Program allows participants to have close contact with professionals from a variety of business sectors.
Edward I. Altman, Professor of Finance at New York University's Stern School of Business
"Are we at the End of Benign Credit Cycle: Outlook for the Future in Global Credit Markets"
C. Altomonte, SDA Professor of Economics.
"Beyond the crisis: monetary and fiscal policy in the 'new' normal context of the post-crisis picture"
In each module, participants will be initially assessed on a Pass/Fail basis. The primary objective of the initial evaluation is to confirm that participants have acquired the necessary competencies in each subject. If a participant is granted a passing grade, he/she will receive a final mark (A, B, C or D), distributed on a learning curve. If a participant receives three failing grades, they will be required to withdraw from the Program. This rigorous evaluation process is in place because we believe it preserves the value of the Program and quality of each individual's experience. Regular attendance in on-campus modules and distance-learning sessions for the two-year Program is mandatory and an absence of any significant length will make it impossible to complete the Program.
We strongly believe that balancing theory with practice is a pillar of a good Executive MBA. To achieve this balance, we continuously invite influential academics, corporate executives and community leaders.
Recent guest speakers include:
Federico Rampini | Writer and Journalist, La Repubblica;
Luca De Meo | Chief Marketing Officer, Volkswagen Group;
Christian de Preux | CEO Italia & Managing Director, Schindler SpA;
Federico Fubini | Economic Journalist, Corriere della Sera;
Andrea Illy | Chairman & CEO, Illycaffè SpA;
John J. Law | Managing Director & Chief Risk Officer, HSBC Bank plc;
Michael Spence | Nobel Prize in Economics.