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GEMBA

The Rotman - SDA Bocconi Global Executive MBA

  • Oct 2022 Next Start
  • 18 Months Duration
  • English Language
  • Modular Format
  • 14 years Avg. working
    experience
  • Toronto, Milano, Mumbai, San Francisco, Copenhagen, Shanghai, São Paulo

    Where

The Rotman-SDA Bocconi GEMBA
Truly global, distinctly personal.

The 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 participants to a global network of exceptional managers, faculty, executives and thought-leaders.

 

This unique 18-month program, spanning seven cities in four continents, will change the the way you think, network and do business in some of the world’s biggest markets and will give you a wider range of opportunities, contacts and experiences. The Rotman-SDA Bocconi GEMBA is offered in partnership with the Rotman School of Management at the University of Toronto in Canada.

 

Who is it for?

The many lives of a shoemaker, the story of Rodrigo Doxandabarat - A GEMBA Alumnus Success Story

The Rotman-SDA Bocconi GEMBA will expand your global understanding, and personal horizons as a future leader: GEMBA is the right program 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.

Why choose us?

1. Global Advantage: Europe, Americas, Asia

Toronto, Milano, Mumbai, San Francisco, Copenhagen, Shanghai, São Paulo: immerse yourself in the local cultures of seven international business centers, cross borders, bridge continents and transcend insular thinking.

2. Two credentials and two networks

A Global Executive MBA from SDA Bocconi School of Management in Milan and an MBA from the Rotman School of Management at the University of Toronto. The combined strength of these brands will position you for lifelong success.

3. Insight sharing with thought leaders

Learn from globally focused faculty, who can offer guidance, act as mentors and open doors to new opportunities. And share firsthand insights into global business challenges with corporate leaders on campus and on site tours.

4. Flexible format, timing and location

Combine professional, personal and learning opportunities no matter where you are located, through the flexible executive format that blends residency modules around the world with distance learning.

5. Personalized Leadership Development Program

Grow your potential as a leader through regular personal assessments, skills workshops, coaching conversations and a leadership retreat.

Highlights

#10
WW

QS Executive MBA Rankings 2021: Joint Programmes

2
Credentials

from top-ranked Int'l schools

7
Cities

Milano, Toronto, Mumbai, San Francisco, Copenhagen, Shanghai, São Paulo

50
Participants

From 16 countries

Rotman

In partnership with
Rotman School of Management

Scholarships and Tuition Waivers

The GEMBA Class

14
Years

Average Work
Experience

39
Years

Average Age

34%

Women

50
Participants

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

What they say about us

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.

How is this choice satisfying your needs?

I understood I made the right choice when I met my collegues. All of us are looking for a big change in his/her life based on an internal revolution. In that frame, GEMBA is the key for our personal gate to the future! Skills, passion and motivation are what we all need.

What are your expectations for the upcoming international modules?

I understood I made the right choice when I met my collegues. All of us are looking for a big change in his/her life based on an internal revolution. In that frame, GEMBA is the key for our personal gate to the future! Skills, passion and motivation are what we all need.

Your program in 3 words/adjectives.

Intellectual tzunami, transformative, totalizing.

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

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.

My expectation for the program was also to get to know professionals from other companies, by networking and learning from others.  That expectation has also been fulfilled. My GEMBA class is a diverse and interesting group of people with different ages, genders and backgrounds. Even though following the program is hard work, as a group we do have a lot of fun!

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

Meet GEMBA

Upcoming online sessions
23
Oct 2021 10:00 - 17:30 | CEST
MBAs and Masters OPEN DAY - Online

Online

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29
Oct 2021 10:00 - 17:00 | CEST
Chat with the Recruiting Team

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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.

 

  • AN ACTUAL COMMUNITY NEVER STOPS BUT ADVANCES TOGETHER THROUGH CHALLENGES BY TURNING THEM INTO OPPORTUNITIES FOR EVERYONE.
    The COVID-19 global crisis has turned the world upside down and drastically changed our routines. Business rules are being re-written and that is exactly why, today more than ever, management education is the most crucial asset for people and organizations to reset their vision and account for this new reality. Making the choice to grow professionally means being confident about the future and ready to change for the better.
    Take advantage of the expertise of our team who can advise you on how to find the best way to reach your professional goals. They will provide you with customized information and support to choose the program that best fits your profile. You will find details here for all our meetings and initiatives.

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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

Nov 2021

Application Review Start

Go to admission

26 Jan 2022

First Application Deadline

25 May 2022

Second Application Deadline

Oct 2022

Program Start

Mar 2024

Program End

News & Social

23 June 2021
The SDA Bocconi and Rotman GEMBA debuts in QS Top 10
The Global Executive MBA in partnership between the two schools enters at 10th place in the ...
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17 March 2021
Cavaggioni, the challenge of “offshore” leadership in the time of Covid
Meeting GEMBA and EMBA participants
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