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

The new 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 students to a global network of exceptional managers, faculty, executives and thought-leaders.

 

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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.

Meet GEMBA

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.

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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

 

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

“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

Highlights

12
Years

Average Work
Experience

38
Years

Average Age

35%

Women

50
Students

Class Size

When, after having many years of practical experience, possessing know-how and being a field expert, a Manager understands that she/he needs a boost in order to make career step-up... When all practical knowledge is to be framed and streamlined, empowered by solid theory… When it is time to step out of the shell and look at business as a whole, from an international perspective…Then it is time for GEMBA. The GEMBA program provides an absolutely unique experience. First, SDA Bocconi enables an environment where extraordinary people with different backgrounds and profiles meet together and get to be one team.

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Raisa Khamidullina - Russian
GEMBA 2016
Hr Development Specialist, Intesa Sanpaolo

GEMBA is a lifetime opportunity that must be taken by everyone that has the opportunity!
The most wonderful part is the exchange of experiences and points of view between classmates and professors helping with professional and personal growth in a short amount of time.
People are accurately selected to create the most diverse class and with the highest added value possible. These international managers coming from different sectors, countries and seniorities resulting in an incredible synergy that repays your investment since day one.
Classes are tough and intense but amazingly well balanced between theory and practice.

Carem Rosito Mercio - Brazilian/Italian
GEMBA 2018
Robotics Project Manager, Comau

Next Steps

4 Oct 2019
Program Start

Go to admissions

Mar 2021
Program End

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