Extra Curricular Activities

An all-round experience

The objective of club activities, and extra-curricular initiatives in general, is to promote ideas and foster interaction not only within the Bocconi community, but also with the business community through activities focused on management, education and networking, as well as through annual sports competitions between participants in top international MBA programs.

Student and Alumni Clubs are cross-master and give the opportunity to work and network with students from the other SDA Bocconi Master Programs. They are managed by students in collaboration with the School Staff and Faculty.


Practical laboratories for new ideas and networking opportunities, clubs also represent a way of putting managerial skills to the test. Club events cover a wide range of initiatives: from charity to sports, from business competitions to luxury weekends. The Clubs are also an important crossroads where students work with alumni, teachers and the business world around areas of common interest.

SDA Bocconi Clubs:

Entrepreneurship, Ethica, Finance, Healthcare, Industry & Operations, Luxury Arts, Mgmt & Consulting, Tech & Marketing, Running, Sailing, Ski.

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Disrupting reinsurance with @MunichRe and @sdabocconi at the Fortezza Viscontea in Cassano d’Adda #imaginecc #imaginebocconi2018 #sdabocconieclub

Three members of @sdabocconi Motor Club will join @TeamAbarth for their summer #internship #scorpionship #FullTimeMBA

#Repost @stefanomanzi (@get_repost)
Against The Odds #SqualoBoat #LaSqualata #Lerici2017 #MBASailingWeekend #MBALife #SdaBocconi #Puke #IWannaDanceWithFilipe #Malice #Winners #GenteDiMare

A delegation of @sdabocconi #MBA42 was at New Alfa Stelvio debut.
Amazing event for an amazing car! Thanks @MarioAlvisi & @LaMariaConti!

SDA Bocconi School of Management
Roche MBA Summit 2017, Basel SDA Bocconi students attended the 1st MBA Summit hosted by Roche in its facilities. 100 participants from 7 Top business schools Inspirational lectures, extensive networking and creative Networking Roche Pharmaceuticals, CEO Daniel O'Day inspired us all! #SDABocconiHealthCareClub SDA Bocconi School of Management SDA Bocconi Healthcare Club

The @sdabocconi Master students together for the kick off out@sda, the  School LGBT group! #ftmba #diversity #together #weareallequal



SDA Bocconi MBA's Conference & Regatta

This annual regatta is the most popular event organized by SDA Bocconi in partnership with Yacht Club Italiano.
It brings together students and alumni of the world’s top business schools with managers from leading Italian and international organizations. A conference on emerging issues also takes place alongside the regatta: students, alumni and guests from universities, industry and finance join together for an exchange of ideas. The Regatta takes place in Santa Margherita Ligure and Portofino. Through the years the event hosted schools such as Harvard, Tuck, Wharton and London Business School.

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  • "Being part of the Sailing Club and its incredible events has been one of the most enriching experiences of my MBA. From networking and team-building to sailing and partying in stunning locations, the Sailing Club really has something for all tastes. Being a member of the club's board enabled me to share my long-time passion for sailing through learning opportunities and by planning our signature events: the SDA Bocconi Sailing Weekend and the Rolex MBA's Conference and Regatta. To hear all the wonderful comments and feel the enjoyment from the participants made the hard work from my team worth every minute!"

    Leonard Liscio | MBA 2015, 2015 Sailing Club President 

The Rolex MBA's Conference and Regatta 2017


SDA Bocconi Ski Cup

The SDA Bocconi Ski Cup is one of the main events of the year. Organized by the SDA Bocconi Ski Club, the latest edition of the coolest European Ski Competition was held in Cortina d'Ampezzo.
Through the years the event has seen a growing participation of students and alumni as well as guests from other prestigious European Business Schools.

Luxury Weekend

Full immersion in the luxury goods sector, including, among other things, a visit to the Benetti Yacht plant in Viareggio and the Luxury Panel hosted at SDA Bocconi. Organized by the SDA Bocconi Marketing Club in collaboration with the Master in Fashion, Experience & Design Management.



Every year our students participate in a number of international professional competitions where they meet and compete against teams from other Schools.
Students from the class of 2013 won the A.T. Kearney Global Prize competition and claimed third place in the Novartis Mastermind Challenge, while MBA 2014 Entrepreneur Club students won second place at the Venture Capital Investment Competition at IESE in Barcelona.
SDA Bocconi team came second in the 2015 Healthcare Case Competition organized by Warwick Business School in London and our teams regulary participate in the Hult Prize, a start-up accelerator for budding young social entrepreneurs emerging from the world’s universities. Last but not least in 2016 our students participated in the Amazon Case Competition at HEC Paris as part of the teams that made it to the podium. 2017 highlights include the 3rd International Finance Competition organized by the Finance Club with the sponsorship of Bain & Company, Edison and UniCredit; and the 2nd edition of Imagine Bocconi, a 3-day hackaton in collaboration with Generali, to generate new ideas for the insurance sector.



Finance Competition


Imagine Bocconi

The SDA Bocconi Entrepreneur Club organized in 2016 the 1st edition of Imagine Bocconi, a 3-day hackathon to generate disruptive innovation through a transformational experience.The Club managed to secure the sponsorship of Generali, a major insurance company, that also provided the challenge: “how to improve the insurance offering and the customer experience for millennials”.
The program is focused on generating business solutions in various sectors: the event takes place during a 3-day trip from Milano to Castello Di Pavone in Torino (May 19th-21st) and ends on May 22nd with the final presentation. The 21 participants will have the challenge of working in groups of 3 with the goal of generating a business start-up idea for the strategic sector(s) selected.
The ideas will be presented to a panel of experts in Milano and the best team will have the possibility to receive mentorship.

Presenting our Imagine Bocconi 2017 Dreamers! @imaginecc @GENERALI #imaginebocconi2017
And the winner is.... Generali Star!! Congratulations to Matteo, Morag and Sandro!!! Imagine Bocconi 2017, that's a wrap!
#imaginebocconi2017 #inspired #imagine #create #challenge #pitch #castellodipavone

Watch the Imagine Bocconi 2017 video:




Hult Prize

Hult Prize Foundation is a start-up accelerator for budding young social entrepreneurs emerging from the world's universities. Named as one of the top five ideas changing the world by President Bill Clinton and TIME Magazine, the annual competition for the the Hult Prize aims to identify and launch the most compelling social business ideas-start-up enterprises that tackle grave issues faced by billions of people. Winners receive USD 1 million in seed capital, as well as mentorship and advice from the international business community

Venture Capital Investment Competition

Global VCIC is the world's largest venture capital competition among top MBA students from 70+ prestigious business schools. Students attend the competition by competing in one of 12 regional finals held on 3 continents to qualify for the Global VCIC Finals in Chapel Hill, hosted by UNC's Kenan-Flagler Business School. During the competition, students are acting as venture capitalists: evaluating real start-ups, interacting with entrepreneurs and preparing term sheets. In the meanwhile, judges (real venture capitalists!) are assessing the students' performances. Global VCIC is a unique competition as it brings top VCs, prestigious MBAs and promising start-ups together!

WBS Case Challenge Competition

The WBS Case Challenge is an unmissable opportunity for university-based business school students from diverse backgrounds and disciplines to collaborate, network and demonstrate their creative talents to a panel of expert judges. The challenge aims to bring the brightest minds from around the world to create innovative answers to healthcare's most pressing problems. The event is sponsored by Sponsored by GE Healthcare and GE Healthcare Finnamore.

@WarwickBSchool thank you so much for this great learning experience! @WBScase @UKSepsisTrust @sdabocconi @MIHMEP_ISPOR


Last but not least, Università Bocconi's initiatives offer further social and cultural opportunities to MBA students.