All the requirements to join the Executive Master in Business of Events

To guarantee the best quality of learning we need the participants to have a good educational background and a significant professional experience.

Participants are required to have:

  • A University degree (in any discipline)
  • Minimum 5 years of professional experience (not necessarily in the business of events)
  • Proficiency in English

Application and Tuition Waivers

The final Application deadline is
24 june 2024.

Tuition Waivers deadline:
1st round Deadline: 13 may 2024
2nd round Deadline: 24 june 2024

We invite you to apply on time.

What we need from you

The application must also be accompanied by:

  • A photo to be uploaded to the online application
  • A copy of Passport or ID
  • The payment of €120.00 admissions fee (using the dedicated form)

How to Apply

The application form is available exclusively online and must be completed with accurate and precise information regarding personal and professional experiences. Applicants also need to articulate their reasons for applying to EMBE and attending the program. Please, submit the filled application together with all required documents to the “Documents” section of the online application.

Application Review Start Date: March 2024.

Official transcripts and/or certified copies of university degrees should be both uploaded and sent by conventional mail services to:

SDA Bocconi, Masters Division

Recruiting and Admissions Service - EMBE

Via Sarfatti, 10

20136 Milano, Italy


Applicants may use our application website to verify the arrival of their documents and to upload the digital documentation. Documents can be uploaded after your online application has been submitted.


Kindly notice the application portal is an independent system, therefore your SDA Bocconi website ( credentials are not to be used. Please proceed with a new registration.


For further clarification on individual applications, please contact the Admissions Service.

SDA Bocconi, Masters Division

Recruiting and Admissions Service - EMBE

Tel +39 02 5836 3176

Admission Process

EMBE provides a rigorous selection process based on specific criteria defined by SDA Bocconi. This criteria are necessary to guarantee participants and companies a high quality educational experience. The selection process aims to assess both academic and professional experience, as well as individual motivations and abilities. However, the selection is not only to determine applicants’ suitability for EMBE. It will also allow them to evaluate whether the program will be a compatible choice for meeting their expectations and career goals.

We Look for Highly Motivated Candidates

We encourage to initiate the process by submitting application for admission to Admissions Service, and submit the required documents as soon as possible.

Once the selection process is completed, applicants will receive a formal letter from Admissions Service. This letter will inform them of the decision regarding their application. The results are never communicated by telephone.

The selection process will yield one of the following results:

  • Admission: If you are accepted, alongside the official admission notice, you will receive a participation contract. If all available places are occupied, the school may decide to put you on a waiting list or offer you admission for the following year. Admission to the program is valid for the year the application is submitted. You can request deferment for the following year. However, approval of deferment is on a case-by-case decision made by the Admissions Service.
  • Non-Admission: Admission to the program is highly selective. The selection process evaluates the profile of the individual candidate while taking into account the composition of EMBE’s class, which must be consistent with the quality and diversity the School requires. While we are aware of the deep commitment all candidates must make to go through the selection process, the School does not provide further clarifications to non-admitted candidates.

Tuition Fee


1st installment

on acceptance of your admission to the Master Program

2nd installment

by December 20th, 2024

3rd installment

by April 30th, 2025

4th installment

€ 8,000
by September 30th, 2025

(*If the “In-Company Event Project” is provided by the participant, validated and approved by the Academic Team.
€ 6,500 + VAT, on top of the €32,000 fee, is the value of an «In-Company Event Project» designed and provided by SDA Bocconi.)



SDA Bocconi supports the Olympic Movement and offers contributions for Athletes, the International Olympic Committee (IOC), the International and National Federations, the National Olympic Committees (NOCs), the Organizing Committees for the Olympic Games (OCOGs), and Local Organization Committees (LOC) of Major Events, whose purpose is to create value and innovation while developing their own projects in the field of events (as part of the “In-Company Event Project” Module).

For more information about the Fees, please contact the Admission & Recruiting Services.


The tuition fee includes:

  • Enrollment in the Program
  • All teaching materials
  • Use of the infrastructure and services of SDA Bocconi
  • Catering (coffee breaks) during face-to-face modules

The tuition does not include:

  • Travel and accommodation expenses

 Payment Methods:

  • Bank check made payable to “Università Bocconi”
  • Bank transfer


Scholarships & Tuition Waivers

SDA Bocconi has made available thirteen partial merit-based tuition waivers to EMBE candidates with an outstanding profile.

Scholarships/Tuition waivers are awarded by rounds on merit basis. Please apply to the scholarship/tuition waivers through your online application even though your selection process is still in progress. If you meet more than one requirement, you can apply to multiple ones.

Admission to the program is independent of the awarding of any scholarship or tuition waiver.



Loans and Funding

The School assists candidates with their search for funding by supplying the necessary documentation and encouraging them to explore all scholarship and loan possibilities. SDA Bocconi provides opportunities for low-interest loans to admitted participants (International participantsItalian participants), thanks to agreements with partner banks. Loan applications must be submitted by the end of month that follows your Master starting date.

Furthermore, the University provides international participants with information about possible sources for financing in several countries. For further information, please visit the Bocconi University website.

Funding for International Students

Recruiting & Admissions Service

Rossana Camera

Head of Recruiting & Admissions Service

Giorgia Bava

Recruiting Coordinator

Fabrice Charlot
Priscilla Gatto
Tyler Henderson
Valentina Mardegan
Marta Tettamanti
Summer Wu
Mario Adamo
Tamara Kolundzija
Giusy Marchesano
Viviana Puricelli
Elena Ruffinazzi
Lorenzo Starita
Valentina Zambelli
International Student Care
Francesca Roveda

If you want to learn more about our International Student Care service, click here.

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