Extra-Curricular Activities | SDA Bocconi School of Management

Extra-Curricular Activities

An All-Round Experience

Promoting interaction and the exchange of ideas not only within the Bocconi community, but also with the business community. This is the goal of all our club endeavours, and in general of all the extra-curricular initiatives carried out through activities focused on management and education, but also through annual sports competitions among participants from the MBA and Master programs.


Student and alumni clubs are cross-Master, and give you the opportunity to work and network with students from the other SDA Bocconi Master programs. They are managed by students in collaboration with the school’s staff and faculty.

Club Activities

As practical laboratories for new ideas and networking opportunities, clubs also represent a way of putting managerial skills to the test. Club events cover a wide range of initiatives: from charity to sports and business competitions. The clubs are also an important crossroads where students work with alumni, teachers, and the business world around areas of common interest.


SDA Bocconi Clubs

Entrepreneurship, Ethica, Finance, Healthcare, Industry & Operations, Luxury Arts, Mgmt & Consulting, Tech & Marketing, Running, Sailing, Ski, OUT.

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Main events

SDA Bocconi MBA's Conference and Regatta

This annual regatta is the most popular event organized by SDA Bocconi in partnership with OneOcean Foundation and Yacht Club Costa Smeralda. The 2019 edition of the SDA Bocconi MBA's Conference and Regatta will take place, for the first time, in Porto Cervo, Sardinia, from 19th to 22nd September 2019. It and brings together students and alumni of the world’s top business schools with managers from leading Italian and international organizations. The event also hosts a conference on emerging issues.

SDA Bocconi MBA's Conference and Regatta 2018
SDA Bocconi MBA's Conference and Regatta 2018

SDA Bocconi Ski Cup

The SDA Bocconi Ski Cup is one of the main events of the year. Organized by the SDA Bocconi Ski Club, the latest edition of the coolest European ski competition was held in Cortina d’Ampezzo. Through the years the event has seen a growing participation of students and alumni as well as guests from other prestigious European business schools.

MBA Ski Cup
MBA Ski Cup

Main International Competitions

Every year our students participate in a number of international professional competitions where they meet and compete against teams from other schools.

  • 2013: Students won the A.T. Kearney Global Prize competition and claimed third place in the Novartis Mastermind Challenge.
  • 2014: MBA Entrepreneur Club students won second place in the Venture Capital Investment Competition at IESE in Barcelona.
  • 2015: The SDA Bocconi team came second in the Healthcare Case Competition organized by Warwick Business School in London. Our teams also regularly participate in the Hult Prize, a start-up accelerator for budding social entrepreneurs emerging from the world’s universities.
  • 2016: Our students participated in the Amazon Case Competition at HEC Paris as part of the teams that made it to the podium.
  • 2017: Highlights include the 3rd International Finance Competition organized by the Finance Club with the sponsorship of Bain & Company, Edison, and UniCredit, and the 2nd edition of Imagine Bocconi, a 3-day hackaton in collaboration with Generali, to generate new ideas for the insurance sector.

Competitions Organized By SDA Bocconi

Finance Competition
Imagine Bocconi

The SDA Bocconi Entrepreneur Club organized in 2016 the 1st edition of Imagine Bocconi, a 3-day hackathon to generate disruptive innovation through a transformational experience. The Club managed to secure the sponsorship of Generali, a major insurance company, that also provided the challenge: “how to improve the insurance offering and the customer experience for millennials”.

Competitions Organized By International Business Schools

Hult Prize

Hult Prize Foundation is a start-up accelerator for budding social entrepreneurs emerging from the world’s universities. Named as one of the top five ideas changing the world by President Bill Clinton and TIME Magazine, the annual competition for the Hult Prize aims to identify and launch the most compelling social business ideas/start-up enterprises that tackle grave issues faced by billions of people. Winners receive USD 1 million in seed capital, as well as mentorship and advice from the international business community.


Venture Capital Investment Competition

Global VCIC is the world’s largest venture capital competition among top MBA students from 70+ prestigious business schools. Students compete in one of 12 regional finals held on 3 continents to qualify for the Global VCIC Finals in Chapel Hill, hosted by UNC’s Kenan-Flagler Business School. During the challenge students are acting as venture capitalists: evaluating real start-ups, interacting with entrepreneurs and preparing term sheets. In the meantime, judges (real venture capitalists!) assess the students’ performances. Global VCIC is a unique competition as it brings top VCs, prestigious MBAs, and promising start-ups together!


WBS Case Challenge Competition

The WBS Case Challenge is an unmissable opportunity for university-based business school students from diverse backgrounds and disciplines to collaborate, network, and demonstrate their creative talents to a panel of expert judges. The challenge aims to bring together the brightest minds from around the world to create innovative answers to healthcare’s most pressing problems. The event is sponsored by GE Healthcare and GE Healthcare Finnamore.


Last but not least, Bocconi University’s initiatives offer further social and cultural opportunities to MBA students.