1 Year: A flexible MBA Curriculum that Balances Learning and Career

The SDA Bocconi Full-Time MBA is an ambitious undertaking: it requires drive and motivation, but it gives you a unique opportunity to improve personally and professionally. You will be plunged into a very intensive period of full-time work that accommodates learning and practice in just one year. Business Fundamentals and Concentrations sequentially occur in 9 intense months of class, between September and May. From June onwards, and for up to six months, you can flexibly choose among individual internship and entrepreneurial venture projects (individual and group projects) to practice what you learned. More alternatives for the Fall Term include the chance to come back to campus to test and consolidate your soft skills with business games, 360-degree cases and other final courses, or going on exchange to other top international business schools.

The Full-Time MBA is a postgraduate and post-experience program in general management, with a wide scope for specialization, guaranteed by the fact that electives are clustered in 4 concentrations among which students have to take choices.

Economic Scenarios with Lucrezia Reichlin - Nowcasting: How to Make Useful Economic Prediction
Economic Scenarios with Lucrezia Reichlin - Nowcasting: How to Make Useful Economic Prediction

The SDA Bocconi MBA's integrated curriculum:

  • Is based on real- world management knowledge.
  • Draws directly on our faculty's current research work,
    as well as on influential leaders' experience, to provide real-world learning opportunities.
  • Blends the analytical and social dimensions of managerial issues and takes a careful look on at the production of ethical and sustainable value.
  • Takes place in a unique learning environment: theoretical and practical, diverse, teamwork-oriented, open to the world, and fostering interpersonal communication.


MBA is demanding, sometimes stressful, but it is also sustainable, allowing a proper balance between career aspirations and personal life, as well as fostering awareness of the importance of what's beyond the boundary of firms. Entrepreneurial venture projects, Business projects, Leadership Series Seminars and Extra-Curricular Activities - an actual "Program beyond the Program" which offers students new perspective and ample opportunities for life-long networking and friendship.

Leadership Series - Patrizio Bertelli
Leadership Series - Patrizio Bertelli

Structure

49th Edition 2023 - 2024

COMBINE LEARNING AND PRACTICE IN JUST ONE YEAR

After 9 months of class, flexibly choose among individual internship/entrepreneurial venture projects (individual and group projects)/business projects/group business lab, int’l exchange/on-campus skills trial (inclusive of the experiential activities taking place in the Summer, the Fall term courses plus the graduation on December 2024)

OPENING WEEK AND CHANGING SCENARIOS WEEK

Come and experience the essence of your MBA year. Our program starts with a five-day MBA boot camp to learn about your school, class, future career and MBA. In the following week we will focus on the biggest challenges of today and for the future. You will understand the paradigm shift we are experiencing today and the implications it holds for managers.

September 2023

BUSINESS FUNDAMENTALS

The sequences of Business Fundamentals take place in 4 Terms from Sept 2023/ April 2024: Term 1 (September/November), Term 2 (November/December), Term 3 (January/Frebruary), Term 4 (February/April). This sequence represents the competence requirements of a global manager.

Sep 2023 / Mar 2024

CONCENTRATIONS

Choosing a concentration allows you to focus on a specific managerial subject that fits your preferences and skills. Each concentration is organized around 4 core courses plus 3 electives, chosen from a broad number of relevant topics in today’s business world. Concentrations contain a range of teaching approaches, with active-based and hands-on methods, including simulations, bootcamps and study tours.

Apr / May 2024

WORK EXPERIENCE OPPORTUNITIES

From June to November participants are offered a work experience aimed at sharpening and testing their leadership, teamwork, decision-making and problem solving skills.

You will be able to choose from the following options:

  • INTERNSHIP
  • ENTREPRENEURIAL VENTURE PROJECT
    (INDIVIDUAL OR IN GROUP)
  • NEW FULL-TIME EMPLOYMENT

Jun / Nov 2024

INTERNATIONAL EXCHANGE PROGRAM
ALTERNATIVE OPTION*

Enhance your education with an experience abroad. The MBA gives you the opportunity to attend exchange programs at business schools in other countries within a prestigious international network.

 

* Outgoing students may be involved in the exchange program starting in August/September and ending in November/December.

Sep / Nov 2024

FALL TERM MANAGEMENT FRONTIERS, PERSONAL SKILLS AND INDUSTRIAL LABs

From September to November participants will further develop and refine the abilities and competencies acquired through the program. Students may alternatively continue the Work experience activities, apply for a Business Project provided by a leading business organization or for an International Exchange Program.

During the Fall period participants can attend 3 short courses. Each block of activities is 2 weeks long and includes a package of courses and workshops to choose from based on experiential and active-learning methods.

Oct / Nov 2024

ARRIVEDERCI WEEK

We organize a grand finale worthy of this great adventure that is the SDA Bocconi MBA.

Nov 2024

COMMENCEMENT DAY

Dec 2024

Other Features of the Full-time MBA

Alongside the activities that make up its main structure, the SDA Bocconi Full-time MBA offers you other initiatives to support and enrich your overall preparation and give you an alternative look at some aspects of business, the economy, and our society.

Optional MBA Online Pre-Courses

You don’t have a sound economic and financial preparation? Don’t worry! Starting from the end of April/beginning of May the School provides optional online pre-courses that include Introduction to Financial AccountingQuantitative MethodsMacroeconomics and Microeconomics. And if you want, you can also learn Italian and the main IT tools.

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Leadership Series

This is an initiative organized to expose our students to knowledge and experience from top leaders of international companies. A unique opportunity to learn from their hands-on experience and talk with them.

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Special Seminars

Special Seminars tackle cutting-edge, impactful topics by informally meeting influential experts. On these occasions, external speakers as well as SDA Bocconi and Bocconi faculty members come for 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.

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Learning Model

The structure of the program is demanding and requires you to be fully committed, but in turn provides you with the necessary edge to learn and develop the right skills, tools, and command over processes.

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