Master's in Business Administration | SDA Bocconi Business School

Lunch and Learn 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 timely though informal discussions about the “event of the day”, something that occurs unexpectedly and has powerful managerial consequences.

 

Lunch & Learn (L&L) Talks provide such informal occasions, which accompany the students through the break from the morning activities to the afternoon ones. On these occasions, external speakers as well as SDA Bocconi and Bocconi faculty members sit together for 45-minute talks on topics of interest. MBA students can discuss current issues in a timely fashion and naturally develop a habit to promptly compare the concepts seen in class with real-life cases, putting them into practice.

 

This is yet another chance to interact with classmates, with faculty members, and professionals. Keeping in mind that sharing a light meal with a teacher is an important piece of learning.

 

Guests of Lunch&Learn have included:

 

  • 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 Lunch and Learn Talks

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