SDA Bocconi flies higher in Europe: we are no. 3

European Business School Rankings 2019 - Financial Times


Milano, 9 December 2019
The school moves up to third place in the ranking of the best business schools in Europe, which takes into account the results of the four rankings published during 2019

From Master programs to courses for executives, thanks to the positive results obtained in the various rankings of the Financial Times in 2019, SDA Bocconi School of Management has climbed three positions to place 3rd in the ranking of the best European business schools.

In 2019, SDA Bocconi School of Management organized courses of different levels and durations for over 12,000 Italian and international executives.

The Financial Times ranking is based in equal parts on the overall scores that each school has achieved in the four rankings that the newspaper draws up during the year – for Masters in Management, MBAs (Master of Business Administration), EMBAs (Executive MBA) and executive education, both custom and open programs. SDA Bocconi's rise in the ranking has been consolidated in recent years, reaching the podium for the first time and climbing above well-known institutions such as France’s INSEAD, the Swiss IMD and Oxford Saïd, University of Oxford’s business school.

"This result in the Financial Times ranking acknowledges the completeness of the teaching offered by Bocconi and SDA Bocconi," comments Rector Gianmario Verona.                                          

"SDA Bocconi has taken the concept of continuing education very seriously," adds SDA Bocconi Dean Giuseppe Soda, "proposing education experiences for each stage of career development and focusing its offer on the strengthening of skills in a logic of continuous learning. And, while adopting the best international standards, SDA's touch of "Italianism" is the personalization of its training courses for companies and individuals."

SDA Bocconi's growth will be further boosted by the new campus, inaugurated on November 25. "The campus was not built simply as a physical set of classrooms, but as a space to enhance the educational experience thanks to infrastructural and technological elements that are absolutely avant-garde," concludes Soda. "The new classrooms, in fact, allow lectures to be broadcast in broadband, and devices to be shared both during lectures and study, including multiple onscreen projections, to make the experience immersive and interactive.”

The Financial Times ranking follows a series of positive results in the most important international rankings. At the end of October, SDA Bocconi was on the European podium of the Economist with its MBA, which earned 3rd place, while in November, Bocconi was 6th in Europe in the ranking dedicated to Economics&Business in the US News ranking based on research excellence.


Financial Times European Business School Ranking 2019 - the Top 20:

1 HEC Paris

2 London Business School

3 SDA Bocconi/Bocconi University

4 University of St. Gallen


6 IESE Business School

7 ESSEC Business School

8 IE Business School

9 ESMT Berlin

10 University of Oxford - Saïd Business School

11 IMD Business School

12 Rotterdam School of Management

13 Esade Business School

14 ESCP Europe                         

15 Edhec Business School

16 University of Cambridge: Judge

17 Warwick Business School

18 Imperial College Business School

19 City, University of London: Cass Business School

20 EM Lyon Business School




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