Why SDA Bocconi is the best Italian Business School

All the benefits of studying at one of Europe’s top Business Schools, offering a highly international environment and located in the center of Milan.

Established in 1971, SDA Bocconi School of Management is the biggest Business School in Italy. With over 40 years’ experience in training top managers from all over the world, today SDA Bocconi features in the main Business School rankings and has gained a reputation as one of the best international Business Schools.

SDA Bocconi is a pioneer in business education in Italy, having built on the academic excellence and long tradition of Bocconi University (including its prestige, its broad range of academic programs and its research work). In addition to this, the School has always been able to meet the needs of the market, through a pragmatic and business-oriented approach.

SDA Bocconi’s Full-Time MBA is among the top MBAs in Europe. The Business School also offers four Executive Masters in Business Administration (taught in English and Italian), to suit different personal and professional needs. SDA Bocconi’s MBA portfolio therefore includes: the Full-Time MBA, an intensive year to develop all-round managerial skills; the Global Executive MBA (GEMBA), which offers you the opportunity to attend some modules from partner institutions in Europe, Asia and America; the Executive MBA (EMBA), which allows you to organize your time in the way that works best for you, by mixing class-based modules and distance learning; the Evening Executive MBA (EMBAS), an intensive course that makes working and studying compatible; the Weekend Executive MBA (EMBAWE), for those who want to make the most of their spare time and strengthen their managerial skills.

SDA Bocconi also offers the best international Masters: MPA, Specialized Masters, Executive Masters and training programs, taught in English and in Italian, that encompass many fields, from public administration to finance and economy, including health care, entrepreneurship, real estate, non-profit organizations, marketing, human resources and welfare, fashion and design, food & beverage and arts management. Our Business School is also proud to offer a range of Executive Programs and Custom Programs.

SDA Bocconi is one of the few Business Schools to hold the so-called "triple crown", three of the most prestigious international accreditations: AACSB, EQUIS and AMBA. It is also the only Italian Business School to feature in all the major international rankings, including Financial Times, Forbes and The Economist. SDA Bocconi was in 6th place in the Financial Times’ European Business School Rankings 2016, while our MBA gained four places and finished 8th in Bloomberg Businessweek’s Best International Business Schools of 2016 rankings, which rates the best taught programs outside of the US.

The strategic location of the School, which is situated in the heart of Milano (one of Europe’s cultural and economic centers), makes SDA Bocconi an extremely interesting place to be for international students. As one of the top international Business Schools, SDA Bocconi is where the managers of tomorrow can come together and study in a stimulating and cosmopolitan place. In addition, the city is home to major companies and financial institutions, to which students are directly exposed.