The Rotman-SDA Bocconi Global Executive MBA.
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.

 

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

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 www.rotman.utoronto.ca
Program website: www.rotman.utoronto.ca/GEMBA

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

I reached a moment in my career where I felt I had become very good at learning-by-doing in increasingly complex international business dynamics, but I also felt that my humanities background in Chinese Studies needed an upgrade to face the corporate management pressure I deal with every day… I needed a boost to complete the picture! That is when I decided to attend GEMBA. After only few months into the program, I can say that it was the best choice I could make. Extremely stimulating international environment, with a great network of professionals from all over the world who enrich every course day with their different views and skills, and a top quality learning path that had a positive impact on the outcome of my work from the very first day. An enlightening experience from every point of view… and I know the best is yet to come!

Annunziata Rispoli - Italian
GEMBA 2018
Hr & Admin Manager - Renesola Ltd

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

6 May 2019
II Application Deadline
22 Jul 2019
III Application Deadline
4 Oct 2019
Program Start
Mar 2021
Program End

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