"DBA is a unique program because it brings together experienced executives who are interested in research as much as they are interested in practice. The group is very diverse with individuals at different positions, from different countries, but the common thread is the drive and motivation. For many of them, the DBA at SDA Bocconi is not only a means to take their career to the next level and gain recognition, but also a way to think more profoundly about grand challenges that are important to corporations and the society as a whole. There is cross-fertilization in the cohort. They also meet like-minded individuals from different parts of the world, whom they may not meet otherwise.