Master's in Business Administration | SDA Bocconi Business School

Special Seminars and Lunch & Learn (L&L) Talks

Our MBA is a well-established program, with course syllabi and schedules prepared well in advance. Yet the structure of the program is flexible enough to accommodate special insights on cutting-edge topics or timely, informal discussions about the "event of the day", something that occurs unexpectedly and has powerful managerial consequences.

On these occasions, external speakers and professional experts as well as SDA Bocconi and Bocconi faculty members sit together for talks on topics of interest. MBA students can discuss current issues in a timely and out-of-the-box fashion and naturally develop a habit to promptly compare the concepts seen in class with real-life cases, putting them into practice.

 

Special MBA Seminars' guests  include, among others:

  • Tito Boeri, Economist and Bocconi Professor of Economics - Populism & Welfare State
  • Gianmarco Laviola, Managing Director, Princes - Ethical Tomato: the managerial and ethical challenges faced by a multinational corporation collecting and canning tomatoes in Apulia and fighting against 'caporalato' (gangmasters) 
  • Patrizio Pagano, World Bank Executive Director for Italy, Albania, Greece, Malta, Portugal, San Marino and Timor-Leste, Federica Saliola, Co-Director, World Development Report 2019 - Meet the World Bank (and its job opportunities)
 
Lunch&Learn Talks' guests include, among others:
  • Alan Friedman, Journalist, author and documentary maker
  • Debashis Chatterjee,  Director, Indian Institute of Management Kozhikode
  • Bruce McKern, Adjunct Professor, University of Technology Sydney
  • Roberto Nava, Partner, Bain & Company
  • Patrizio Pagano, Executive Director for Italy, World Bank
  • Peter Parry,  Head Global Oil&Gas Conslulting, Bain & Company
  • Jeffrey Pfeffer, Professor of Organizational Behavior, Stanford Graduate School of Business
  • Ofer Sachs, Israeli Ambassador to Italy
  • Beppe Severgnini, Journalist and writer, Corriere della Sera
  • Costa Vayenas, Senior Consultant, Procivis and Wellershoff & Partners

Previous Special Seminars and Lunch & Learn Talks

Special MBA Seminar with Raghuram Rajan | Populism in Emerging Economies: the role of the Third Pillar
Special MBA Seminar with Raghuram Rajan | Populism in Emerging Economies: the role of the Third Pillar
Special MBA Seminar with Tito Boeri - Populism & Welfare State
Special MBA Seminar with Tito Boeri - Populism & Welfare State
Special MBA Seminar with Gianmarco Laviola - Ethical Tomato
Special MBA Seminar with Gianmarco Laviola - Ethical Tomato
Special MBA Seminar with Patrizio Pagano - Meet the World Bank (and its job opportunities)
Special MBA Seminar with Patrizio Pagano - Meet the World Bank (and its job opportunities)
Lunch&Learn talk with Roberto Nava and Peter Parry on Sustainability Targets and Executive Pay: the Oil&Gas Industry Case
Lunch&Learn talk with Roberto Nava and Peter Parry on Sustainability Targets and Executive Pay: the Oil&Gas Industry Case
Lunch&Learn Talk with Costa Vayenas on Digital democracy and the business model of the state.
Lunch&Learn Talk with Costa Vayenas on Digital democracy and the business model of the state.
Lunch&Learn Talk with Patrizio Pagano on Creating Markets in Developing Countries
Lunch&Learn Talk with Patrizio Pagano on Creating Markets in Developing Countries
Lunch&Learn Talk with Ofer Sachs on Israel: not just Startup Nation
Lunch&Learn Talk with Ofer Sachs on Israel: not just Startup Nation