Italian Excellence | SDA Bocconi School of Management

Italian Excellence

Italian Excellence & SDA Bocconi

Inspired by Italy’s cultural heritage, SDA Bocconi School of Management shows its expertise in three of the highlights of Italian Excellence, namely the arts, fashion and design and food and beverage.The three international Master programs dedicated to these sectors are MAFED, the Master in Fashion, Experience & Design Management; MFB, the Master of Management in Food & Beverage; MAMA, the Master in Arts Management and Administration.

Italian Excellence
Italian Excellence

Having long been the hub of fashion, creativity, design and culture, the center where you can find the finest food and wine, Milano is the ideal campus to discover Italian Excellence, allowing SDA Bocconi to bring together business and innovation with the unparalleled wealth of the Italian cultural heritage.

Participants gain exposure to leading Institutions and companies within these industries, as well as to innovative management tools, ensuring an ideal interaction between practice and theory. This full immersion in the Italian Excellence helps participants to understand how country brands have leveraged their cultural history, while at the same time being innovative and contemporary at a global level.

For SDA Bocconi Italian Excellence offers a special path for professional growth: an opportunity to broaden horizons, to absorb the value of arts and culture, and to understand the importance of knowing how to manage a wonderful heritage.

Italy’s rich cultural heritage deserves to be shared with new generations. We must continue our commitment to quality and beauty by ensuring we maintain our knowledge, its dissemination and its management.” With these words, Giuseppe Soda, Dean of SDA Bocconi, underlines the commitment of the School to Italian Excellence

With three Master programs  focused on  Italian Excellence,” said Marco Tortoriello, Director of the Masters Division, “SDA Bocconi encourages its students to critically examine the managerial intricacies of the fashion & design and food & beverage industries as well as the production of fine arts. In addition, students will understand the complexity companies have to manage in these areas by balancing economic competition with symbolic competition". 


"The advantages of being in Italy are having direct access to all the fruits of wisdom that this country has to offer. From the deep and rich heritage the country embodies to the tastiest pizza and pasta I have ever eaten. Also being on the Mediterranean with open access to a whole new culture of people that are different from the rest of Europe to help you understand subcultures within a bigger picture like the EU. Italy is a country that will give you the best of all words, from nature, culture, food, music, art, and many more."

Bassel Awada - Lebanese
MAFED 2018

"I am very glad and honored to be part of this program. I am sure I made the right decision and hope to bring the name of SDA Bocconi and MFB into the business world. I am sure that this experience will change my life and I applaud your commitment toward our process: big things like the Italian excellence presentation, and small things like looking for products in groceries stores to give us practical examples."

Antonio Massimini, Venezuelan-Italian
MFB 2015

After completing my studies in two completely different fields, marketing and cinema, I had to decide where I wanted to focus and which path to follow in my future career. A combination of both seemed to be the best way, in order not to leave either of my two passions behind. After searching for masters worldwide, I found MAMA. MAMA was definitely the only choice for me, with a unique combination of specialized courses, a professional faculty and the support of many international partners, which no other master in cultural management can offer. Studying Arts Management in one of the most prestigious business schools in the world, in a metropolitan, multicultural city such Milan is an amazing experience and a key for success.

Andreas Asimakopoulos - Greek
MAMA 2016