The Full-Time MBA reaches a historic milestone: it is 6th in the world and 3rd in Europe according to the Financial Times ranking.

This is the highest position SDA Bocconi has ever received from the Financial Times ranking


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Return on investment, salary increase, and international experience in a context that values diversity and environmental sustainability, with a campus aimed at zero carbon emissions. These are the five indicators that lead the MBA (Master in Business Administration) at SDA Bocconi School of Management to an unprecedented result, surpassing some of the most established schools in the world: for the first time in the top ten globally, directly in sixth place, and on the European podium.


This is an outstanding recognition that highlights the quality of professional growth and development paths that SDA Bocconi offers its participants.

“It is the most difficult ranking, coming from the oldest tradition of American business schools,” says Stefano Caselli, Dean of SDA Bocconi. “For this reason, the sixth position is a very prestigious achievement, but more importantly, it is a demonstration of the strength of our school, an open and inclusive, international place that can attract and transform talent from all over the world to make a significant impact in society.”


This achievement is important not only for our School, but also all its Alumni, who have worked hard to turn the program into a successful career opportunity. As proof of this, the Financial Times ranking puts the Full-Time MBA in the European top 3 for Alumni salary increase 3 years after graduation, qual to +124%: a significant confirmation of the effectiveness of the MBA in fostering the professional growth of its graduates. SDA Bocconi’s program also stood out for its ROI (Return on Investment), which measures the average return on investment based on factors such as salary and career progression of Alumni. In this case too our Full-Time MBA is among the top 3 in Europe.


Lastly, the Financial Times rewarded the school’s decision to invest in an increasingly innovative and environmentally sustainable campus. The ranking uses a new parameter to measure the environmental impact of business schools. According to this indicator, SDA Bocconi’s desired reduction of emissions has allowed it to reach 2nd place worldwide.


“The challenge now is to consolidate our position by hitting three goals,” comments Stefano Pogutz, MBA Director and Professor of Corporate Sustainability. “Innovate by aiming to develop new competencies in line with the growing complexity of the managerial world; expand our visibility and presence in the international labor market; and further differentiate ourselves from other schools, leveraging the distinctive features of our MBA, the size, the level of diversity, and the drive to enhance individual purpose, i.e., the drive toward social impact.”


The MBA, a flagship program of SDA Bocconi since its first edition in 1974, is an international program with a network of over 30 partner schools worldwide. Taught in English since 1991, it is currently attended by 72% of students from over 30 countries with diverse backgrounds. The 48th edition is currently in session, and applications for the 23/24 academic year close on April 20th. There will be 35 scholarships available for the 100 admitted students.


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