Candidates are required to have

  • University Degree in any discipline
  • Minimum 4 years of work experience (not necessarily in Marketing or Sales)
  • Be at least 27 years old
  • Fluency in English. Candidates whose mother tongue is not English are required to submit a TOEFL, IELTS, PTE or CPE result

The admission process

The application is available exclusively online and must be completed in English.

The EMMS admission process is rigorous and designed not only to determine whether candidates are qualified for the EMMS program, but also whether the program will meet each candidate’s expectations and career goals.

Applications are examined on a rolling basis and those received well in advance have a greater chance of being admitted. Therefore, it is in the interest of all candidates to submit their application as early as possible.


  • CV and passport size picture
  • Degree Certificate

You are required to submit an official degree certificate from the college or university attended, along with a transcript of grades for individual courses/modules. The type of degree, date of graduation, dates of enrolment, grades received and the grading scale must be clearly stated in this documentation.
Applicants who obtained a university degree in Italy must provide a self-declaration of the Degree Certificate and Transcript (form provided by their university). This self-declaration is only for students graduated from Italian universities.

  • Proficiency in English

The EMMS is held entirely in English, thus all applicants must be proficient in written and spoken English. If English is not your mother tongue, you must submit a result of the TOEFL, IELTS, PTE Academic test or CPE test. At the testing site, you can specify that your results be sent directly to SDA Bocconi (TOEFL School Code - 0698, PTE School Code - R7G-6R- 23). If you have already taken one of these tests, the original results must be sent directly to the school. Test results prior to January 2015 are no longer valid. A test result may be waived for students who took a degree in English or can document significant professional experience in an English-speaking country.

  • One letter of reference

This assessment should be submitted by individuals who are well acquainted with the applicant’s performance in a work or academic setting.
The reference form enclosed with the application pack should be used. The reference letter can be either emailed directly by the referee from his/her company email address to:
or sent by land mail in a sealed envelope signed on the back by the referee.

  • Interview

Candidates will be invited to an interview with the EMMS Director. The interview may take place on campus at SDA Bocconi or remotely by telephone or via webcam.

  • Copy of ID or passport
  • Application fee

Payment of EUR 100 application fee (using the form provided in the application).

How to apply

Fill out and submit the online application through our website and upload all required documents to the specific section of your application. The application must be submitted by 1st December 2017. Official/original or certified degree certificate/transcript should be uploaded and sent by land mail to:

SDA Bocconi Masters Division
EMMS - Recruiting and Admissions Service
Via Balilla, 18
20136 Milano – Italy

Only submitted applications will be considered for the selection process. Documents can be uploaded after submitting the application, during the selection process. The Admissions Office will contact you in case any documentation is missing.

For further clarification on individual applications, please contact the Admissions Service:

EMMS Recruiting and Admissions Service
Tel +39 02 5836 3115
Fax +39 02 5836 3272

Next Steps

February 2017     Application Review Start
1 Dicember 2017     Application Deadline
15 January 2018     Program Start
February 2019     Program End
February 2019     Graduation Ceremony


Recruiting and Admissions Service
Via Balilla, 18 - 20136 Milano, Italy
Telefono: +39 02 5836 3115
Fax: +39 02 5836 3272