Full-Time MBA
Change together, lead with impact.

Next Start 09 Sep 2024
Duration 12-15 months
Language English
Format Full-Time
Avg. working
5.5 years
Where Milano

At SDA Bocconi, we believe in the power of transformation and impact. Our Full-Time MBA program, guided by the motto "Change Together, Lead with Impact" empowers you to unlock your potential for greatness. Embrace change fearlessly, harnessing it as a catalyst for innovation and personal growth.

With a focus on collaboration and diversity, in an intimate and welcoming environment, you'll thrive in a close-knit setting where your unique perspective converges with others, forging lifelong connections and strong networks. You will nurture exceptional leadership skills and inspire others to excel, leaving a lasting impact on your organization and the community. Together, we will drive positive change that goes beyond the bottom line, creating a more sustainable and prosperous future for all.

Embrace the transformative experiences that await you in our Full-Time MBA program and become a purpose-driven leader making a difference in the world.


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Who is it for?

  • For 120 students from +30 countries and diverse backgrounds, willing to invest in high-return management education, our intensive program spans from 12 to 15 months, effectively equipping them to tackle the challenges of the market.
  • Our program is designed for professionals ready to make the famed ‘triple jump’ in their career - a change in industry sector, function, or country - or for those who want to take one step further towards a full-fledged career in general management.
  • It is a transformational learning experience for highly motivated goal-achievers, empowering them to become drivers of organizational change.




FTMBA Opening Week - Antoniazzi

Diversity Makes the difference - Sindhuja Nanduri




Why choose us?

1. Comprehensive Business Education
  • Covers traditional business disciplines: finance, marketing, strategy, and operations
  • Includes four additional concentrations: Innovation and Entrepreneurship, Private Investment, Customer Experience Management, and Luxury Business Management
  • Multidisciplinary approach for a diverse skill set and interconnected business understanding
2. Networking Opportunities
  • Provides ample networking opportunities
  • Connects students with candidates, alumni, faculty, and industry experts
  • Aids in future career growth, business partnerships, and job access
  • Boasts a strong alumni network of over 130,000 professionals worldwide
3. Career Development Center
  • Dedicated Career Development Center for extensive career support
  • Key partner for MBA candidates seeking career growth
  • Invites recruiting companies to campus to enrich international talent pipeline
4. Career Advancement
  • Boosts career prospects significantly
  • Equips participants with knowledge and skills for leadership roles
  • Aimed at excelling in management positions
5. Prestige And Reputation
  • Consistently ranked among top Business Schools globally
  • Recognized by prominent rankings like Financial Times



Global MBA Rankings 2023


European B-Schools
Ranking 2023, Bloomberg


for Salary Increase (+124%) *
and ROI (Return on Investment)
Global MBA Rankings 2023

*Salary increase 3 years after graduation


found a new job
3 months after Graduation

changed either country,
sector or function post MBA
on Average
of our students receive
scholarships and tuition waiver

Faculty & Staff / Students

 exchange partner schools around the world 
Functional Concentrations

Scholarships and Tuition Waivers

The MBA class




Average Age


Students in 2 Classes


Countries represented

Inside My MBA SDA Bocconi programs offer a unique and personalized learning experience. Enter the world of MBA to discover its unique contents.

"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."



Stefano Pogutz
MBA Director and Professor of Practice, Corporate Sustainability

What they say about us

The MBA at SDA Bocconi was fundamental in providing me with the tools, knowledge and networking opportunities, I needed to change country and industry.
The whole experience has enriched me both professionally and personally, allowing me to work with and learn from brilliant peers from all over the world.

Giulia Bar - Italian
MBA 2018
Industry Executive K12, Libraries and Museums at Microsoft
Implementing COVID 19 Crisis Management strategies together. Living far from my family and friends under such circumstances hasn't been easy but I find some of the best aspects of the Full-Time MBA at SDA Bocconi have become even more salient in difficult times.
At the top of that list is our program director. Professor Daveri has always been accessible and light-hearted while taking very seriously his mission to guide and protect the value of the program. It was clear from the early days of this crisis how much he cared about each of us and wanted to find ways to support us from his home in Milano. He is now more accessible than ever, always ready to hear our concerns or just to say hello, with updates from his family and his two maine coons. I realized just how unusual and wonderful such access is during a virtual meeting, when Professor Daveri reminded us that he was available at a moment's notice since he was almost always at his computer and had, in fact, just been writing a piece for Corriere della Sera. 
Other moments--like when Professor Ariela Caglio opened our online Performance Management class with Queen's "Don't Stop Me Now"--our first virtual happy hour, which we branded "aperiti(vide)o"--the air kisses I threw to a classmate from his third floor window when I went to get groceries--these are the moments that have celebrated remotely, that we will remember when we meet again, and that will define us for years to come. COVID-19 doesn't stop us from having these moments; it inspires us to savor them when they come along.
The next few months are uncertain but I believe that the effort I'm investing now to overcome the challenges imposed by COVID-19 will only strengthen my position in a job market that values empathy, flexibility, and resilience. I'm proud to be part of a community that isn't stopping in the face of these challenges but is committed to advancing through them, together.
Taylor Arno - American
MBA 2020

Meet the MBA

Upcoming face-to-face meetings
Sep 2023 14:00 - 21:00 | LOCAL TIME
Orientation Meetings - Istanbul
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Sep 2023 17:00 - 21:00 | LOCAL TIME
Orientation Meetings - Parigi
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Upcoming online sessions
Oct 2023 10:00 - 19:00 | CEST
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Oct 2023 12:00 - 13:00 | CEST
Full-time MBA: Join a live session on Competitive Strategy
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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.

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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 2023
Application Review Start

Go to admissions

15 Apr 2024
Application Deadline
Jul 2024
Application Review End
9 Sep 2024
Program Start
Dec 2025
Program End

News & Social

22 September 2023
MBA49 Global Scenarios Week Introduces Students to the Big Picture
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13 September 2023
SDA Bocconi ranked first in Europe in Bloomberg's Best B-Schools ranking
European B-Schools Ranking 2023 - Bloomberg Businessweek
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