COVID-19: SDA Bocconi never stops. Safely.

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
Implementing COVID 19 Crisis Management strategies together. Despite the original decree being released over the weekend mandating schools and universities be closed Bocconi was up and running by Monday morning with online live classes at 8:30 am sharp. We are learning to be resilient business leaders in more ways we could have ever imagined and continue to be flexible leveraging technology as the world navigates this tricky time. 
 
One way we are all working to stay connected is through a new term we've coined "aperitivideo" where you grab a glass of wine from wherever you are in the world and join your fellow MBA classmates on video chat. It will never make up for not being in our beloved city of Milan together but it keeps us sane and connected from wherever we are in the world!
Jennifer Mellace - American
MBA 2020
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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