GEMBA

The Rotman - SDA Bocconi Global Executive MBA

  • Oct 2020 Next Start
  • 18 Months Duration
  • English Language
  • Modular Format
  • 14 years Avg. working
    experience
  • Milano, Toronto, Mumbai, San Francisco, Copenhagen, Shanghai, São Paulo

    Where

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.

 

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

The many lives of a shoemaker, the story of Rodrigo Doxandabarat

Global Executive MBA - An Alumnus Success Story

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

Highlights

14
Years

Average Work
Experience

38
Years

Average Age

36%

Women

44
Students

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

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

Why did you choose to undertake the Rotman-SDA Bocconi GEMBA? I chose Rotman-SDA Bocconi because I was looking for a global MBA with multicultural students and international perspectives. Nowadays, the world is getting more complex due to globalization, structural crises, global competition as well as other reasons. The way to face those challenges is to listen and understand in order to be included in that transformation process.

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Laura Muccini - Italian
GEMBA Candidate 2021 @ Rotman-SDA Bocconi
Digital Campaign Manager - MetLife

Meet GEMBA

Upcoming face-to-face meetings
30
Jan 2020 09:00 - 13:00
Orientation Meetings - San Francisco
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30
Jan 2020 09:00 - 16:00
Orientation Meetings - Munich
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Upcoming online sessions
28
Jan 2020 18:30 - 20:00
Skype chat with the GEMBA Director
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26
Feb 2020 13:30 - 14:30
The Rotman-SDA Bocconi Global Executive MBA - global advantage: Europe, Americas and Asia.
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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.

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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

22 Jan 2020
I Deadline
22 Apr 2020
II Deadline
22 Jul 2020
III Deadline
2 Oct 2020
Program Start

News & Social

07 June 2019
The many lives of a shoemaker
Global Executive MBA - An Alumnus' Success Story
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17 April 2019
Reputation and career outcomes make the SDA Bocconi GEMBA fly
QS Global EMBA Rankings 2019
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