Change together, lead with impact.

Next Start 09 Sep 2024
Duration 12-15 months
Language English
Format Full-Time
Avg. working
6 years
Where Milano

At SDA Bocconi, we believe in the power of transformation and impact. Our Full-Time MBA program, guided by the motto "Change Together, Lead with Impact" empowers you to unlock your potential for greatness. Embrace change fearlessly, harnessing it as a catalyst for innovation and personal growth.


With a focus on collaboration and diversity, in an intimate and welcoming environment, you'll thrive in a close-knit setting where your unique perspective converges with others, forging lifelong connections and strong networks. You will nurture exceptional leadership skills and inspire others to excel, leaving a lasting impact on your organization and the community. Together, we will drive positive change that goes beyond the bottom line, creating a more sustainable and prosperous future for all. 


Our Full-time MBA is recognized as a game changer in the careers of its graduates.
The program's high level of scientific prominence, innovative teaching methods, and impact in academic research has recently led to an unprecedented achievement:

#3 globally
and #2 in Europe

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Who is it for?

  • For 120 students from +30 countries and diverse backgrounds, willing to invest in high-return management education, our intensive program spans from 12 to 15 months, effectively equipping them to tackle the challenges of the market.
  • Our program is designed for professionals ready to make the famed ‘triple jump’ in their career - a change in industry sector, function, or country - or for those who want to take one step further towards a full-fledged career in general management.
  • It is a transformational learning experience for highly motivated goal-achievers, empowering them to become drivers of organizational change.




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Why choose us?

1. Comprehensive Business Education
  • Covers traditional business disciplines: finance, marketing, strategy, and operations
  • Includes four additional concentrations: Innovation and Entrepreneurship, Private Investment, Customer Experience Management, and Luxury Business Management
  • Multidisciplinary approach for a diverse skill set and interconnected business understanding
2. Networking Opportunities
  • Provides ample networking opportunities
  • Connects students with candidates, alumni, faculty, and industry experts
  • Aids in future career growth, business partnerships, and job access
  • Boasts a strong alumni network of over 130,000 professionals worldwide
3. Career Development Center
  • Dedicated Career Development Center for extensive career support
  • Key partner for MBA candidates seeking career growth
  • Invites recruiting companies to campus to enrich international talent pipeline
4. Career Advancement
  • Boosts career prospects significantly
  • Equips participants with knowledge and skills for leadership roles
  • Aimed at excelling in management positions
5. Prestige And Reputation
  • Consistently ranked among top Business Schools globally
  • Recognized by prominent rankings like Financial Times



Global MBA Rankings 2024


European B-Schools
Ranking 2023, Bloomberg


for Salary Increase (+135%) *
Global MBA Rankings 2024

*Salary increase 3 years after graduation


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

Scholarships and Tuition Waivers

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

What they say about us

The MBA is often described as a life changing program. This is certainly true!
I am proud to be part of the Bocconi community consisting of such a strong and powerful network.
SDA Bocconi’s curriculum and classmates from 32 different nationalities made this experience so unique. Additional career trainings and intense case cracking sessions challenged my way of thinking to solve complex problems.
This roller coaster journey led me to the decision of changing my previous career path from investment banking to the technology industry.
SDA Bocconi’s MBA is a good example where success is the sum of small efforts, repeated day in and day out.

Steffen Schlicht - German
MBA 2018
Client Partnership Manager at Facebook

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

Meet the MBA

Upcoming face-to-face meetings
Jun 2024 18:00 - 20:00 | LOCAL TIME
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Jul 2024 17:00 - 18:00 | LOCAL TIME
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Upcoming online sessions
Jul 2024 17:00 - 18:00 | CEST
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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 remotely.

Next Steps

Sep 2023
Application Review Start

Go to admissions

15 Apr 2024
Application Deadline
Jul 2024
Application Review End
9 Sep 2024
Program Start
Dec 2025
Program End

News & Social

13 June 2024
Leadership and teamwork: SDA Bocconi Sailing Club triumphs at Global MBA Trophy.
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11 February 2024
SDA Bocconi in Top 3 MBAs worldwide according to the Financial Times
The school’s Full-Time MBA takes a leap forward in the Financial Times’ 2024 Global MBA ...
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