The GEMBA Experience - The Opening Module

The opening week of the 2021-23 edition of our #GEMBA in partnership with Toronto’s Rotman School of Management, included 50 participants from 18 countries, revealing the program’s global reach. Part of the learning experience involves visiting big corporations and meeting their top executives. In the first weeks, these “learning safaris” saw the students visit Arese, at the Museo Storico Alfa Romeo, to discuss marketing and rebranding, and then Maserati Plant in Modena, to discover the MC20 production line and details about operations management and luxury industry. The Director Ferdinando Pennarola explained the landmarks of this learning journey: an approach that helps students to “be skilled, professional, open-minded and networking-savy”.

The GEMBA Experience - The Opening Module | SDA Bocconi
The GEMBA Experience - The Opening Module | SDA Bocconi
Grow your leadership on the global stage

Expand your global understanding, and personal horizons as a future leader, in this unique 18-month program spanning seven cities on four continents.
The new Rotman-SDA Bocconi GEMBA will change the way  you think, network and do business in some of the world’s biggest markets.

Traveling towards success

The curriculum, which includes twenty-four courses plus electives, will deepen your grasp of business fundamentals such as finance and accounting, while building your knowledge and skills for the new global economy. You will benefit from our schools’ leadership in areas such as design thinking and analytics. You will gain insights into industries and sectors where our schools have special expertise: for example, luxury brands at SDA Bocconi and fintech at Rotman. And you will build a network of international contacts, while learning invaluable tools to advance your career.

  • 18 Months
  • 75 Learning Days
  • 63 Out of Office Days
  • 3 9-Day Modules (Friday-Saturday noon), 8.5 learning days/6 working days each = 25.5 total learning days (classroom+company visit)/18 work days (participants' out of office)
  • 8 1-Week Modules (Monday-Saturday noon, including Elective Module Weeks), 5.5 learning days/5 working days each = 44 total learning days (classroom+company visit)/ 40 work days (participants' out of office)
  • 1 Elective Module (either in Milano and/or, Toronto or to exchange partner schools), 1 Week (Monday-Saturday noon) = 5.5 learning days/5 working days

Structure

Edition 2022 - 2024

MODULE 1 - TORONTO

  • Managerial Economics
  • Quantitative reasoning for management
  • Leading people in organizations
  • Working in teams
  • Leadership development practicum

30 Sep 2022

7 Oct 2022

MODULE 2 - MILAN

  • Corporate finance
  • Financial accounting and reporting
  • Marketing

 

25 Nov 2022

3 Dec 2022

MODULE 3 - MUMBAI

  • Financial Markets and institutions
  • Enterpreneurship in India

6 Feb 2023

11 Feb 2023

MODULE 4 - SAN FRANCISCO

  • Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Business Design

3 Apr 2023

8 Apr 2023

MODULE 5 - COPENHAGEN

  • Strategic management
  • Performance Management And Control

5 Jun 2023

10 Jun 2023

MODULE 6 - MILAN AND/OR TORONTO

  • 2 electives (students may choose electives offered in Milan and/or Toronto)

10-15 Jul 2023 (Milan)

7-12 Aug 2023 (Toronto)

MODULE 7 - TORONTO

  • Change Management
  • Corporate Strategy

18 Sep 2023

23 Sep 2023

MODULE 8 - SHANGHAI

  • Operations management
  • Economics of global markets
  • Negotiation

10 Nov 2023

18 Nov 2023

MODULE 9 - SOUTH AMERICA

  • Sustainability Strategy
  • Business Ethics

29 Jan 2024

3 Feb 2024

MODULE 10 - MILAN

  • Corporate governance
  • Business Analytics
  • Innovation management

18 Mar 2024

22 Mar 2024

Learning Model

The Global EMBA is delivered through a variety of learning formats. The learning platform of the Global EMBA aims to make full use of your time by combining lectures, case studies, group projects, and business simulations with distance-learning sessions.

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