Global Leaders Program

The competence-boosting
Summer experience

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Start date Jun 30, 2024
End date Jul 5, 2024
Duration 6 Days
Location Milano
Format Class
Language English
Price (+ VAT) €23,000


In a world that is changing continuously and at a rapid pace, with implications at all levels - economic, political, socio-demographic - intertwining with digital transformation and the development of artificial intelligence, top managers find themselves facing increasingly complex and multifaceted challenges. In this context, to stay relevant and drive positive change, it becomes essential for them to broaden their perspectives and approach the new challenges from unique angles, redefining their leadership skills and influencing abilities.

Through the contributions of highly prominent speakers, SDA Bocconi’s new Global Leaders Program engages participants into economically and geopolitically significant topics that are central to the contemporary discourse, at the same time focusing on the most pressing managerial issues related to digital and sustainable transformations.

The program draws its strength from the combination of robust managerial knowledge and one-to-one interactions with peers in other industries, creating a diverse ecosystem that engages senior executives in a high-profile multicultural network. Equally integral to the program is the opportunity to immerse in the culture and environment of Italian excellence, by directly experiencing realms of excellence in art, culture, design, and fashion.

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The course endeavors to serve as a unique opportunity for participants to devote some time to embrace different angles to navigate into not-linear scenarios and organizations through an unconventional learning experience.

The program is designed to create a space for individuals to step back from their daily activities, engaging in a process of questioning their own beliefs and developing fresh perspectives through meaningful engagement with distinguished academics, as well as continuous dialogue with their fellow participants.



The program is for a selected pool of top executives from around the world who spent significant time in the role of senior managers, entrepreneurs, or company officers in leading organizations.
The goal is to build a diverse, inclusive, and high-profile learning experience.



Experiential Moments

Experiential opportunities are a pivotal aspect of the program, affording participants the privilege of immersing themselves in domains where Italy has undeniably excelled and made a global impact.
These encompass a spectrum of disciplines, ranging from sports and culture to design and gastronomy. Such immersive experiences include educational sessions with sports champions and renowned chefs, alongside privileged access to iconic venues within the fashion industry and visits to masterpieces of Italian art.
These encounters represent an exclusive privilege reserved solely for program participants.



On the first two days, the course will focus on the following topics:
  • Geopolitical resilience amid a fragmented global order
  • Policy implications of demographic transformations
  • How inflation is flipping the economic script
  • The future of EU in the age of nationalism
  • Climate change economics
  • The role of banking regulation in non-linear markets


For the last three days, the program will focus on:


  • Technological Innovation & Digital transition
  • Machine learning and AI-enhanced strategic decisions
  • Building exceptional customer experience in omnichannel journeys
  • Blending effectiveness and engagement in new organizational environments


  • How to meet the agenda of Diversity, Inclusion and Sustainability
  • How sustainability is impacting mobility



Emanuela Prandelli
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Emanuela Prandelli holds a Ph.D. in Management from Università Bocconi, where she is Associate Professor at the Department of Management and Technology. She is also LVMH Associate Professor of Fashion and Luxury Management. Since 2022, she is Associate Dean for Global Executive Summer Programs at SDA Bocconi School of Management, where she is the Director of the Master in Fashion, Experience & Design Management (MAFED).
Her research activities focus on collaborative marketing and open innovation, digital strategy, omnichannel customer relationship and engagement management. She has a special interest in exploring these topics in the fashion and luxury context. She mainly relies on experimental design research methods.
Within the Bocconi Alumni Community, she is the Academic Advisor of the Fashion, Luxury, & Design Topic.


Program Advisor

Olesea Ciumas
Program Advisor

To discover how the content of the Program can match your expectations, and to delve into the features and structure of the course, a Program Advisor is at your disposal for a one-to-one conversation.
Please write to Olesea Ciumas:

Program Organization Team

Participants will be supported throughout the duration of the program by a dedicated team of professionals that will be a point of reference for all organizational matters.

General Information

Program Location

On-campus training will take place at:
Bocconi School of Management
Via Sarfatti 10, 20136 Milan (Italy)


€ 23,000 (+ VAT) The fee includes accomodation in a 5-star hotel, as well as lunches, dinners, and all experiential activities organized during the program. Participants living in Milan or those who do not require accommodation are entitled to a € 2,000 discount on the fee.

Special Payment Terms

Bocconi Alumni are entitled to a 10% reduction on the participation fee. To foster women’s education in management and contribute to their professional development, SDA Bocconi School of Management offers them a 20% reduction on the participation fee.

The subscription to the program is not included in the list of benefits offered during the pandemic.

Early Bird

A 10% reduction on the program fee is offered to applications sent in by May 30, 2024.
Discounts cannot be combined.


Admission to the program is highly selective, to guarantee a composition of the class that at the same time maximizes profile consistency and background diversity.

Medical Certificate

To access the activities organized at the sports center, participants must have a non-competitive medical certificate with an ECG. For those who wish to obtain the certificate, a medical service will be organized at the hotel on Sunday evening.

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