Global MBA, Global Master | SDA Bocconi Business School
Who is a Typical GEMBA Student?

A typical GEMBA student is an intuitive, inquisitive, and enthusiastic person who knows how to listen, concentrate, and get involved. A person with a good academic background, several years of work experience in any field, and advanced knowledge of English. She/he is willing to grow as a manager and as a person, to make a mark in their professional life and in society through new opportunities, responsibilities, and ethical values.

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Students and Alumni are the best testimonials of how Global Executive MBA helps leverage participants' attitudes and knowledge. Thanks to their experience and professional positions, they complement the guidance and information given by the Director and the Recruiting Team.

Why did you choose to undertake the Rotman-SDA Bocconi GEMBA? My reasons behind choosing Rotman-SDA Bocconi GEMBA were mainly driven by my desire to combine a groundbreaking and innovative learning experience with a solid global perspective provided by two of the top business schools in the world. Over the past few years, I’ve been reflecting a lot about my career strategy and how my job and expertise will change and evolve in the future, coming to the conclusion that we are in a rapidly changing business environment like never before: to keep up the pace you must keep moving and learning. 

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Giulia Burani - Italian
GEMBA Candidate 2021 @ Rotman-SDA Bocconi
HR Plant Manager - Barilla Group

I had been working in very different positions over the years as well as in cross country and cross cultural business environments when I was encouraged to apply for GEMBA by my employer, Prysmian Group. I have been  particularly excited with the international content and context of the program.  The program has provided a more extensive understanding of international business environments, complexity and opportunities. I have found the program just the right add on to my existing professional portfolio and toolbox. It is important for me to be able to immediately take to work some of the ideas and methods learned during the sessions. These tools I will need even more, because Prysmian has just promoted me to a new position in a new county.

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Salli Hara-haikkala - Finnish
GEMBA 2018
Country Manager/CEO Sweden – Prysmian Group

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Your Experience

Life in Milano

Studying and living in Milan means the best mix of culture, leisure, people, and places. Milan will be your campus – a city in the heart of European and Italian business, finance and industry, with a great potential for contacts and careers. The city of fashion and design, a symbol of the Italian style.

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The new Campus

SDA Bocconi’s campus buildings are in the center of Milano. In addition to being the business and financial capital of Italy, Milano is also ideally located in the heart of Europe.

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Meet The GEMBA
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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 GEMBA Community.