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Full-Time MBA

  • 12 Sep 2022 Next Start
  • 1 year Duration
  • English Language
  • Full-Time Format
  • 5.5 years Avg. working
    experience
  • Milano Where

Full-Time MBA
For people who just won't stop.

An intense, international MBA in the heart of Milano, the hub of Italy's culture and innovation, and at SDA Bocconi, one of the highest-ranked schools of management in the world and a trailblazer in European business education.

 

A 1-year MBA, offering a total of 105 Credit Point Units (CPU), designed to flexibly meet the needs of students, with personal care and global exposure.

 

A program which goes beyond conventional managerial knowledge, and connects students with top-notch, inspirational leaders and iconic brands: from Google to Starbucks, from Prada to Illy. A program which offers students new perspective and ample opportunities through a bunch of Special Seminars, Leadership Series and Extra-curricular and Club Activities. 

 

This is what your MBA is going to be like.

Who is it for?

  • For around 100 students from 30+ countries and diverse backgrounds, willing to invest in high-return management education, concentrated in as short a time as possible, to effectively tackle market's challenges.
  • For professionals ready to make the famed 'triple jump' in their career - change either in industry sector, function or country, industry and function, or for those who want to go one step further towards a full-fledged career in general management.
  • For highly-motivated goal-achievers, looking for a transformational learning experience to become drivers of organizational change.

 

 


 

Diversity Makes the difference - Aija Thompson

Diversity Makes the difference - Sindhuja Nanduri

 

 


 

Why choose us?

1. Be Part Of a Group Of AAA People

Get together with other triple-A (AAA) candidates like you: with Aspiration to change, Ambition to excel and strong sense of social Awareness.

2. Enter a Cozy, Diverse and Competitive Environment

Join a small class of 100 overall, 2 cohorts and 20 diverse teams with time-rotating composition, where team performance is peer monitored and coached. 30+ different nationalities and diverse backgrounds.

3. Combine Learning and Practice In Just One Year

After 9 months of class (Core Courses, Concentrations, Special Seminars and Leadership Series), flexibly choose among individual internship/entrepreneurial project/group business lab, int’l exchange/on-campus skills trial.

4. Live In Milano, The European Hub

Get your international MBA in the groundbreaking, super-technological and highly sustainable SDA Bocconi City Campus. The school is located in the heart of Milano, a global business hub synonymous with style, taste, innovation, and well-being.

5. Become Part Of The Bocconi Community

Belong to one of Europe’s oldest and most prestigious business education institutions with over 110,000 Alumni worldwide.

Highlights

#13
WW #5 EU

Global MBA Rankings 2022

 

#3
In EU

for Salary Increase (+122%)*
Global MBA Rankings 2022

* Salary increase 3 years after graduation

#1
WW

Overall Satisfaction 
Global MBA Rankings 2022

95%
graduates

found a new job
3 months after Graduation

84%
graduates
changed either country,
sector or function post MBA
1/3
on Average
 
of our students receive
scholarships and tuition waiver
1:1
Ratio

Faculty & Staff / Students

30+
 
 exchange partner schools around the world 
4 + 1
4 Functional + 1 Luxury Business Management Concentrations
 

The MBA class

37%

Women

29
Years

Average Age

98

Students in 2 Classes

30

Countries represented

"In a world of abrupt discontinuities and planetary challenges, our MBA aspires to be a game changer for the careers of our students, providing a unique experience, where craftsmanship and flexibility are intrinsic to our approach. We are committed to shaping leaders that go beyond the rigorous learning of business fundamentals, combining entrepreneurial spirit with a mindset for organizational citizenship."

 

GO TO THE CV

Stefano Pogutz
MBA Director and Professor of Sustainability

"During our MBA program we will push you to work in cross-cultural teams, to rely on your class diversity for developing creative solutions, to lead others in making choices under time pressure."

 

GO TO THE CV

Olga Annushkina
MBA Coordinator and Professor of Strategy and Entrepreneurship

What they say about us

My name is Cindy Gallin and I am a 31 years old business professional. Originally from New York, USA, I was previously working in FinTech as a product consultant before deciding I didn’t see my career developing at the pace I wanted. I also felt like my knowledge base on the fundamentals of running a business was quite limited, and I wanted to fast track myself to general management. An MBA seemed like the obvious choice.

 

My criteria for an MBA were quite specific: an internationally diverse, small class where both my professors and my peers would be my teachers. I wanted a school that was sufficiently well connected with recruiters and ranked as a top 10 program so I would have the best chance of successfully making the “triple switch.” SDA Bocconi met all my criteria.

 

The program did not let me down. SDA Bocconi delivered on building a diverse group of 100 talented candidates, a quality education, and a strong network of companies from near and far. The experience changed my life in that it taught me the power of my own voice and ideas, and with a bit of coaching from colleagues and professors, I could tackle any business challenge put in front of me.

 

While the learning may have happened in the classroom, much of the growth came from what was experienced outside the core curriculum. One particularly enlightening moment was when approximately 40% of our class travelled to Barcelona for an intra-MBA sports competition. I was on the women’s soccer team, and despite a small squad and numerous injuries, we made it to the finals against schools 10x our size. Despite the setbacks, we had the talent, tactics, perseverance, and heart to push to the final. That moment taught me what it means to be committed, drive for excellence, and think of roadblocks as opportunities to find a better path. These are lessons that have been exceedingly helpful in my post MBA career.

 

Now I can proudly say that I have made the coveted triple switch, using SDA Bocconi as my pivot point. I am currently a Commercial Excellence Director at a global security firm, and I have also been a member of the Executive Committee for the past 18 months. I am based in Milan but I manage a global team and get to lead interdisciplinary projects I could have only dreamed of being a part of 5 years ago. I have a direct impact on the efficiency and profitability of the company. I have also been able to pay it forward to SDA Bocconi by offering employment to 4 MBAs in later intake classes.

 

I wouldn’t change a thing.

Cindy Gallin - American
MBA 2017
Commercial Excellence Program Lead at PRÆSIDIAD

My name is Eric Bowler, I am an alumnus of SDA Bocconi – MBA 2018. I chose to do an MBA because I was looking to make a career and geographical change and I believed than an MBA would equip me with the skills and experience necessary to attempt such a transition. I am an engineer by background and my prior experience was working in the durable consumer goods industry but after some years, I discovered my real passion is in energy and infrastructure. I believed that I could make a substantial contribution to society by helping to allocate capital to sustainable infrastructural projects and therefore I wanted to break into infrastructural finance. I am also American and married to an Italian and after a few years of living in the United States we decided that we would try living in Italy. SDA Bocconi was an easy selection. The school offers the top ranked MBA program in Italy and one of the highest ranked in Europe. The school is also particularly known globally for its strong background in economics and finance and the MBA Director at the time, Prof. Stefano Gatti, is a world-renowned expert in infrastructural finance. Through my studies, I was very impressed with the availability and attention that professors such as Prof. Gatti gave to students as well as the mentioning and support that I personally received. Furthermore, the brand recognition of SDA Bocconi in Italy is superb and I find the Alumni network (which after more than 43 years of operations, is quite extensive) to be very open and supportive. Today, I work for F2i SGR which is an Italian Investment Management firm that specializes in infrastructure investments in the Italian market, in fact it is the largest private investor in Italian infrastructure. Infrastructure brings enormous benefits to society; indeed it enables the modern life that we live. The companies that F2i SGR has invested in provide healthcare services, transportation for passengers and goods, energy, water and internet to millions of individuals. This value is tangible and, in this case, local – as both SDA Bocconi and the investments of F2i SGR serve Italy. I can say that looking back, I was rather naïve about such a radical transition in career and geography and it is in no way an embellishment to state that this transition would not have been possible without SDA Bocconi.

Eric Bowler - American
MBA 2018
Strategy & Business Development Manager at F2i SGR Spa
Personalized Orientation

SDA Bocconi organizes events and meetings throughout the year, both online and offline, where you can interact with the Director and other members of the MBA Community.

 

  • AN ACTUAL COMMUNITY NEVER STOPS BUT ADVANCES TOGETHER THROUGH CHALLENGES BY TURNING THEM INTO OPPORTUNITIES FOR EVERYONE.

    The COVID-19 global crisis has turned the world upside down and drastically changed our routines. Business rules are being re-written and that is exactly why, today more than ever, management education is the most crucial asset for people and organizations to reset their vision and account for this new reality. Making the choice to grow professionally means being confident about the future and ready to change for the better.
    Take advantage of the expertise of our team who can advise you on how to find the best way to reach your professional goals. They will provide you with customized information and support to choose the program that best fits your profile. You will find details here for all our meetings and initiatives.

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An MBA is a commitment. The Recruiting and Admissions team will be happy to arrange an individual orientation meeting at school to answer your questions and give you personalized advice. We can also do this when we travel to your part of the world, and by phone or Skype.

Next Steps

Sep 2021
Application Review Start

Go to admissions

Jul 2022
Application Review End
12 Sep 2022
Program Start
Dec 2023
Program End

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