SDA Bocconi’s Full-Time MBA flies to the 6th position worldwide, and is first in Europe for “Faculty Quality”

The Economist Full-Time MBA Ranking 2021


Climbing seven positions in one year, SDA Bocconi’s Full-Time MBA moves from 13th to 6th best worldwide. This is according to the Full-Time MBA Ranking 2021 by The Economist, where significant enhancement emerges for our program as to almost every evaluation cluster. Our overall 3rd place in Europe is confirmed just as well. Even if the number of Schools in the ranking is slightly lower than last year (90 against 100), this is an especially important result, for it confirms that we have been able to stand and positively react to the hardships 2020 brought about for business education, and not business education alone. 

The main improvements pushing our FT-MBA in the global top ten refer to the “Open new career opportunities” and “Personal development/ Education experience” criteria (each being equivalent to 35% of overall evaluation). We actually climb from 11th to 8th place and from 19th to no less than 5th place in the world, respectively. The latter evaluation cluster includes judgment on Faculty, class and education experience quality. We are first in Europe for “Faculty quality”. A six-position improvement globally regards the “Salary” cluster, as well. 

“The results presented by The Economist show we have matched and accelerated the excellent performance of the past few years”, says Francesco Daveri, our Full-Time MBA Director. “SDA Bocconi is definitely in the small group of the top business schools in the world, closely competing with them. It is especially important that this excellence is measured by the market, that is to say by students who perfectly know the program, the exceptional quality of our School’s teachers and career service. This guarantees that resources invested in a SDA Bocconi MBA can make a difference in the labor market”. 

“This result comes during a particularly special year for us, because SDA Bocconi is celebrating its 50th birthday,” underlines Dean Giuseppe Soda. “We have gone a long way, with courage and determination, to create a flexible, innovative and multicultural learning environment, which are fundamentals in training leaders capable of facing the great transformative challenges of our economy and society.”


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