Doctorate in Business Administration

  • Oct 2021 Next Start
  • 3 Years Duration
  • English Language
  • Modular
    (Residential and Virtual Modules)
  • 20 years Avg. working
  • Milano Where

Doctorate in Business Administration.

The DBA is a 3-year part-time program aimed at business professionals who want to be Thought Leaders in their organizations by applying academic research to concrete managerial problems. 


DBA Perspectives
DBA Perspectives



Duration years



3 - 4

Virtual Modules - Residential Modules


DBA is member of the European Doctoral Programmes Association in Management & Business Administration (EDAMBA)


"Developing a recognized thought leadership in your field requires the ability to develop new knowledge that is relevant in its concrete implications for managerial practice but also rigorously crafted according to the highest academic standards. During your DBA at SDA Bocconi, its internationally renowned faculty will help you develop such new knowledge not only by interacting with you during class, but also by individually tutoring you in every step of your research projects".

Fabrizio Castellucci
DBA Director

What they say about us

Why did you choose to undertake the SDA Bocconi DBA?

I chose the SDA Bocconi DBA because of its motto "Thought Leadership", which is not only important in doing business, but also beneficial in achieving a certain level of happiness.


How is this choice satisfying your needs?

I am very satisfied by my selection, as I found valuable the learning experience in the courses Organization, Logic, and Innovation by the Profs Foss, Grandori, and Fosfuri, respectively.


Would you recommend this program? if yes why?

I could happily recommend this Doctoral program because of the aforementioned reasons, the great 2019 rankings of the BU/SDAB by the FT, and the magnificent new campus.


Your program in 3 words:

"Futuristic Thought Leadership"

Chris Finengman - English
DBA 2018-2021
Founder, BusiTech

If you're doing a DBA, you want to be surrounded by experts in research, faculty who are well-published and globally recognized: so far, that's been the case. And then, who doesn't want to study in Milan? This is an amazing city, so I'm so delighted to be in Milan and at SDA Bocconi.

Leslie Ann Taylor - American
DBA 2017-2020
Full-Time Researcher and Lecturer, Formerly External Relations & Head, Special Projects, Lee Kong Chian School Of Business, Singapore

Recruiting and Admissions Service
Via Sarfatti, 10 - 20136 Milan, Italy
tel +39 02 5836 3115

Next Steps

Mid Jan 2021
Application Review Start
31 May 2021
Application Deadline
Oct 2021
Program Start
Dec 2024
Program End

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