GEMBA

The Rotman - SDA Bocconi Global Executive MBA

  • Oct 2021 Next Start
  • 18 Months Duration
  • English Language
  • Modular Format
  • 14 years Avg. working
    experience
  • Toronto, Milano, Mumbai, San Francisco, Copenhagen, Shanghai, São Paulo

    Where

The Rotman-SDA Bocconi GEMBA
Truly global, distinctly personal.

The Rotman-SDA Bocconi Global Executive MBA (Master in Business Administration) is a modular program that combines the expertise and perspectives of a leading European and a leading North American business school in a transformative journey hosted in international business hubs. A launching pad for future career phases and an integrated preparation for senior management roles, GEMBA provides a highly personalized focus on leadership development, and introduces participants to a global network of exceptional managers, faculty, executives and thought-leaders.

 

Rotman-SDA Bocconi GEMBA Perspectives
Rotman-SDA Bocconi GEMBA Perspectives

COVID-19: SDA Bocconi never stops. Safely.

Safety and flexibility are our guiding principles since day 1 of the emergency, to ensure participants continuity of education including alternative ways of program delivery.

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Why GEMBA

The Rotman-SDA Bocconi GEMBA is for you if:

  • You want to benefit from an inclusive outlook that bridges continents as you earn two credentials from top ranked Schools with connections worldwide.
  • You want to experience a transformative program hosted in seven key business hubs, immerse yourself in local cultures, while building knowledge and skills for an ever-changing, interconnected world.
  • You want to gain insights into sectors where our schools have special expertise, and compare perspectives in our home cities: Milano - Italy’s entrepreneurial, industrial and financial center - and Toronto - Canada’s multicultural financial capital and innovation hub.
  • You want to develop a highly personalized focus on leadership challenges and enter a global network of exceptional managers, executives and thought-leaders.

Key Facts

2
Credentials

from top-ranked Int'l schools

7
Cities

Milano, Toronto, Mumbai, San Francisco, Copenhagen, Shanghai, São Paulo

Rotman

In partnership with
Rotman School of Management

Scholarships and Tuition Waivers

Highlights

14
Years

Average Work
Experience

38
Years

Average Age

36%

Women

44
Participants

Class Size

“At SDA Bocconi we take the GEMBA meaning seriously. It is a “global” executive MBA, designed to equip future leaders to manage global challenges: an indispensable prerequisite to prosper with your organization and reinforce your career development. We strongly believe that business schools should practice what they preach. This is what we do at SDA Bocconi, and, consequently, our GEMBA learning experience talks AND practices globalization challenges, thanks to a contextual learning model that takes you around the world.”

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Ferdinando Pennarola
GEMBA Director

"We are at a time when it has never been more important to build bridges across nations and business communities rather than erect barriers. I’ve worked with my colleagues in Italy and Canada to design a program for this emerging world and its leaders."

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Brian R. Golden
GEMBA Director

What they say about us

I decided to participate in GEMBA in order to acquire a broad scope of competences in fields like business strategy and finance. My goal was also to increase my management skills leading me to perform better as a leader in my working environment.

So far, I can affirm that the quality and richness of the classes and practical exercises I have attended have already made me tremendously improve on these aspects.

Besides, I appreciate having the opportunity to confront my ideas with an eclectic team coming from various business and cultural horizons. Along with the possibility to quickly and efficiently learn key business knowledge from excellent professors, the Program gives me the feeling to be part of a successful business family.

I am looking forward to continue growing and keeping up with this amazing work!

Sara Mancini - Italian
GEMBA 2018
Project Manager - Cometal Engineering SPA

I applied for an advanced global business degree at SDA Bocconi School of Management for plenty of good reasons and my experience so far is enthusiastic.

First, I have a pharmaceutical-scientific background. I did not have the chance to have a formal training in Accounting, Business and Management. My experience so far in GEMBA is great in filling these gaps with formal training and understanding the theoretical underpinnings.

Second, future managerial capabilities require flexibility, digital and global attitudes. My GEMBA experience so far embodies perfectly these requirements: global class and digital tools to exchange materials and experiences.

Third, the GEMBA program offers the opportunity to create new networks and links, which are always important assets in life and this is another important advantage of this executive MBA program.

Michela Minetti - Italian
GEMBA 2018
Senior Project Manager Janssen-Cilag P/A Johnson & Johnson S.R.

Meet GEMBA

Upcoming online sessions
2
Dec 2020 10:00 - 17:00
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4
Dec 2020 10:00 - 17:00
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Personalized Orientation

The Rotman-SDA Bocconi GEMBA is a challenge to be taken on with a strong dedication. The Recruiting & Admissions team will be happy to arrange an individual informational interview at school to answer your questions and give you personalized advice. We can also do this when traveling to your part of the world, or remotely by phone or Skype.

 

Moreover, every year the school presents the Master through a series of public events, both online and offline. This is an opportunity to speak directly with directors, faculty, alumni, and staff.

 

  • AN ACTUAL COMMUNITY NEVER STOPS BUT ADVANCES TOGETHER THROUGH CHALLENGES BY TURNING THEM INTO OPPORTUNITIES FOR EVERYONE.
    The COVID-19 global crisis has turned the world upside down and drastically changed our routines. Business rules are being re-written and that is exactly why, today more than ever, management education is the most crucial asset for people and organizations to reset their vision and account for this new reality. Making the choice to grow professionally means being confident about the future and ready to change for the better.
    Take advantage of the expertise of our team who can advise you on how to find the best way to reach your professional goals. They will provide you with customized information and support to choose the program that best fits your profile. You will find details here for all our meetings and initiatives.

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Contact us for more information, to arrange a meeting, request to visit the school, or attend a class.

 

To learn more about our partner Rotman School of Management, visit the page University Of Toronto’s Rotman School Of Management

 

Next Steps

20 Jan 2021
26 May 2021

Application deadlines

go to admissions

1 Oct 2021

Program Start

24 Mar 2023

Program End

News & Social

28 October 2020
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Giuseppe Soda, Dean SDA Bocconi School of Management
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23 September 2020
The ROI of SDA Bocconi’s MBA ranks first worldwide
QS Global MBA Rankings 2021
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