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

Next Start 11 Sep 2023
Duration 1 year
Language English
Format Full-Time
Avg. working
5.5 years
Where Milano

Our motto is more than words — For 100 students from +30 countries and diverse backgrounds, willing to invest in a high-return management education, concentrated in as short a time as possible, looking for a transformational learning experience to become drivers of organizational change.

The Full-Time MBA of SDA Bocconi School of Management, one of the highest-ranked management schools in the world and a trailblazer in European business education, provides a top-end learning experience that goes beyond classroom education and faculty excellence.

A perfect combination between the size of our intakes - limited to 100 students yearly –and an individualized approach to learning means that your ideas and input are valued.

Four pillars guide the Full-Time MBA’s vision to equip participants with the right skills for the complex business environment we have todayTransformative experience, Responsible Leadership, Sustainability, Innovation and Entrepreneurship.

Every day at the SDA Bocconi MBA, students learn how to become an agent of change, enhancing their leadership skills by building on their sense of purpose. That’s the SDA Bocconi MBA difference. You will call it a transformative experience.


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Who is it for?

  • For 97 students from 33 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.




FTMBA Opening Week - Antoniazzi

Diversity Makes the difference - Sindhuja Nanduri




Why choose us?

1. Be Part Of a Group Of AAA People

Become part of a community of candidates who are looking to transform their career, share a sense of purpose and have a positive impact on society by building a better future.

2. Join a Tight-Knit and diverse environment

The small class of 100 people from 30+ countries creates a unique social environment that heightens individual learning and the intimate interaction between students and teachers. In addition to the international diversity, classes have an unusually high ratio of female students, around 37%.

3. Combine Learning and Practice In Just One Year

After 9 months of class you can flexibly choose among individual internship/entrepreneurial project/group business lab, int’l exchange/ on-campus skills trial.

4. Be in Milano, The European Hub

Get your international MBA in a City Campus in 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 120,000 Alumni worldwide.



Global MBA Rankings 2023


for Salary Increase (+124%)
* Global MBA Rankings 2023

*Salary increase 3 years after graduation


ROI (Return on Investment)
Global MBA Rankings 2023


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


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

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

I just wanted to let you know how much I enjoyed my time at SDA Bocconi. The faculty, staff and students were extremely welcoming and made me feel at home immediately . I found the classes to be engaging in a different way than they are at my home school. It makes me think I should have considered SDA Bocconi when applying to business schools!

Andrew Fredrickson

Incoming Exchange Student 2019 - Duke's Fuqua School of Business

Meet the MBA

Upcoming face-to-face meetings
Jun 2023 14:00 - 20:00 | CEST
Orientation Meetings - Copenhagen
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Jun 2023 15:00 - 18:00 | CEST
Orientation meetings - New York
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Upcoming online sessions
Sep 2023 09:00 - 15:30 | CEST
MBAs Open Day - Online
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Nov 2023 18:30 - 19:30 | CET
MBA: Focus on our Career Development Center
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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 2022
Application Review Start

Go to admissions

20 Apr 2023
Application Deadline
Jul 2023
Application Review End
11 Sep 2023
Program Start
Dec 2024
Program End

News & Social

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The Full-Time MBA reaches a historic milestone: it is 6th in the world and 3rd in Europe according to the Financial Times ranking.