Global MBA, Global Master | SDA Bocconi Business School

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

I spent several months evaluating top ranked Global Executive MBA programs. I was looking for a broad and international program to get the chance to connect with a wide and diverse range of senior professionals, top business schools across the globe and outstanding teaching.
I found that SDA Bocconi had the most compelling offering: a 20 months intense program going from Innovation to Financial Markets modules, 4 to 6 weeks abroad in top notch business schools, from US to China, as well as a selection process carefully balanced and able to attract as many cultures and backgrounds as possible. The whole study plan was extremely clear from the beginning, giving me the opportunity to match study and work activities.

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Giuseppe Marazzotta - Italian
GEMBA 2018
Head of Innovation, Digital Transformation & Special Projects - ING Bank N.V. Milan Branch

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

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

SDA Bocconi Global Executive MBA is an outstanding program, which perfectly fits the needs of a modern executive who is willing to reinforce and properly complement his competences.
I am extremely satisfied with the quality of teaching and lecturers as well as the composition of the classroom. A stimulating environment with great possibilities for long lasting networking, extended by initiatives of the Bocconi Alumni Association.
What I find stimulating is the level of challenge in terms of study. This program requires smart and serious efforts and this contributes to raise the bar in terms of the objective to be achieved: a key feature to a modern executive seekings to keep up with his ambition.

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Giacomo Sofia - Italian
GEMBA 2018
Group Supply Chain Director – Prysmian Group

For almost 15 years I have been acting as a marketer, project manager and sales person in different industries. I have always tried to become a better professional seeking new opportunities,  learning on the job and attending a few short term courses (soft skills trainings, coaching, as well as a mentoring program).
As a next step, I realized that I need a program that would help me become a more structured, knowledgeable, and strategic thinker and fully aware of management skills and of the many aspects of my job. In my professional environment, SDA Bocconi was highly recommended. While researching, I appreciated the GEMBA program because of the curriculum and the strategic sessions with live examples from India, US, Singapore, as well as the international perspective. Furthermore, colleagues work in different countries and sectors and all the professors have real experiences in the international business environment.

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Adina Ioana Tataru - Romanian
GEMBA 2018

GEMBA is definitively a milestone in my career. After working for the same multinational company for nearly 18 years (although in very different roles), I felt I needed to look at the business with new eyes and from a different perspective. I selected GEMBA after looking at other similar schools, both in Europe and USA, because of the international perspective and the mix of both international students and teachers. The experience so far has been great. GEMBA and SDA Bocconi in general, the Staff, the organizational structure and the training is at very high level, and can definitively compete with the top level business schools in the world.

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Ilaria De Santo - Italian
GEMBA 2016
Evaluation Business Dev. Manager, Schlumberger Geoservices

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's far-reaching and thought-provoking program, and its faculty, staff and students, are so qualified and of such a high level that you really feel you want to do your best to make worth the privilege you got to empower yourself and become a better women and men. Along with making us more competent and letting us gain a deeper and a wider understanding, GEMBA is giving us the to become outstanding leaders, managers or entrepreneurs, ones that embody the right mix between knowledge and technical soundness, integrity and trustworthiness, leadership and charisma, vision and strong focus.

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Vittoria Villa - Italian
GEMBA 2016
Proposal Manager - International Offers, Italferr Spa