Candidates are required to have

  • University Degree in any discipline.
  • International profile with at least two years professional experience.
  • Fluency in English. Candidates whose mother tongue is not English are required to submit a TOEFL, IELTS, PTE or CPE result.
  • GRE/GMAT or SDA Test. Details on the SDA Test will be communicated by the Admissions Service once the pre-selection is complete.
  • Admissions interview.

The admission process

The application is available exclusively online and must be completed in English.
Applicants may verify the arrival of their application and confirm that full documentation has been received through our application website.
Applications are examined on a rolling basis. Those received much in advance of the deadline have a greater chance of being admitted. Therefore, it is in the interest of all candidates to submit their application as early as possible.
When the School receives the application, it carries out a pre-selection based on documents received. The Admissions Committee lets the candidates know if they are considered suitable to proceed with the selection process. The final selection result is communicated to the candidate once the application is complete, which implies all documents received and tests completed.

Documents

  • Degree certificate and transcript
    You must submit an official degree certificate (in English or Italian) from the college or University attended. The certificate must show the type of degree, the enrolment dates and the date of graduation. You are also required to submit an original/official or certified original transcript of grades (in English or Italian) from the college or University attended. This must include grades for individual subjects and the grading scale. 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 necessary for students who have graduated from Italian Universities.
  • Two letters of reference
    Reference letters must be from people who know you well, and can comment knowledgeably about your professional and/or academic background and provide a detailed evaluation of your qualifications. The SDA Bocconi reference form (available online with the application form) must be used.
  • Proficiency in English
    All applicants must be highly proficient in written and spoken English. Candidates are required to submit a TOEFL, IELTS, PTE Academic or CPE result. This requirement does not apply to students who are native English speakers or who have completed a University program in English. Candidates for the MPA 2016-17 edition must take a test by May 2016 and test results prior to January 2014 are no longer valid*.

    *TOEFL and PTE results can be submitted to the SDA Bocconi School of Management using code number: 0698 for TOEFL, R7G-6R-23 for PTE. This will allow our office to directly receive the result of the exam. If you have already taken one of these tests, the original results must be sent directly to the school. Test results prior to January 2014 are no longer valid.
  • GRE, GMAT or SDA test
    If already taken, GRE or GMAT original scores should be sent to the Admissions Service.
    When the test is taken, applicants must specify  the School name, which will allow our Admissions Service to receive the results directly. The identification code for GMAT is 3WJ-L8-22 and for GRE 3710 . Candidates for the MPA 2016-2017 edition must take the test by May 2016 and test results prior to January 2012 are no longer valid. For further information and to enrol for the test, contact: www.ets.org/gre or www.mba.com.

    As an alternative candidates may take the SDA test. This test is offered in English and is administered by SDA Bocconi to assess quantitative, logical and verbal skills. Enrolment for the test is organized directly through the Admissions Service after submission of the application.
  • Interview
    After an initial review of your application, a selected number of candidates will be invited for an admissions interview. This will allow you to show that you possess the essential skills, talents and motivations that are essential to getting the most out of the MPA program. The interview will take place remotely (via webcam)

The application must also be accompanied by:

CV and passport size pictures to be uploaded to the online application
Copy of ID or passport
Payment of the Admission Procedure Fee (€ 100) using the special form in the application form.


How to apply

Fill out and submit the online application through our website and send all required documents to admissions.mpa@sdabocconi.it. Official/original or certified degree certificate/transcript should be emailed and sent by land mail to:  
 
SDA Bocconi, Masters Division - MPA
Recruiting and Admissions Service
Via Balilla, 18 - 20136 Milano, Italy
Tel: +39 02 5836 3176
Fax: +39 02 5836 3272
admissions.mpa@sdabocconi.it

Applicants may verify the arrival of their application and confirm that full documentation has been received through our application website.
For further clarification on individual applications, please contact the Admissions Service at the address above.