All the requirements to join the EMiLUX class

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

You are required to have:

  • A university degree (in any discipline)
  • Minimum 5 years of professional experience (not necessarily in luxury)
  • Proficiency in English
  • An interview with the program director to verify your strong motivation, good leadership, and interpersonal skills


Tuition Waiver Application Deadlines
Round 1: 1 July 2024
Round 2: 18 October 2024

Application Deadline
18 October 2024

We invite you to apply on time.


What we need from you

The application must also be accompanied by:

  • Photo to be uploaded to the online application
  • Copy of your passport or ID
  • Payment of EUR 120 admissions fee (using the special form within the application form)

How to Apply

The online application form must be completed with accurate and precise information regarding your personal and professional experiences and your reasons for attending the program. Please, fill it out and submit it through our website and upload all required documents to the “Documents” section of your online application.


The application form is available exclusively online.


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

SDA Bocconi, Masters Division

Recruiting and Admissions Service - EMiLUX

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.

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

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.


SDA Bocconi, Masters Division

Recruiting and Admissions Service - EMiLUX

Tel +39 02 5836 3117

Admission Process

The Application Deadline is on 18 October 2024.

The EMiLUX provides a rigorous selection process based on specific criteria defined by SDA Bocconi necessary to guarantee participants and companies a high quality educational experience. The selection process aims to assess both your academic and professional experience, and your individual motivations and abilities. However, the selection should not only determine if you are suitable for the EMiLUX, but also if the program will meet your expectations and your career goal.

We Look for Highly Motivated Candidates

We encourage you to initiate the process by submitting your application for admission to Admissions Service, then send in the required documents as soon as possible.

As soon as the selection process is completed you will receive a formal letter from Admissions Service, which will inform you of the admission decision. 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. However, you can request deferment for the following year, but approval of deferment is on a case-by-case decision by the Admissions Committee.
  • Non-Admission: Admission to the program is highly selective. The selection process assesses the profile of the individual candidate while taking into account the composition of the MBA 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 Fees

the total fee is € 46,000* to be paid in four installments:

First Installment

€ 11,500
on acceptance of admission offer

Second Installment

€ 11,500
by 28 February 2025

Third Installment

€ 11,500
by 30 May 2025

Fourth Installment

€ 11,500 (7,500€**)
by 12 September 2025


* An "early Bird Fee" of € 42,000 will be granted to candidates that have been admitted and have paid the deposit fee before 17 September 2024.
** for early bird candidates

The tuition fee includes:

  • Tuition
  • 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
  • Credit Card

Early Bird Fee

SDA Bocconi offers an Early Bird Fee of € 42,000 for EMiLUX (full program fee: € 46,000).

The criteria for the early bird are the following: 

  • Have completed the selection process; 
  • Have been admitted by Recruiting&Admissions to the upcoming edition of the Master Program; 
  • Have paid the first deposit fee of €11,500 on acceptance of your admission to the Master Program.

All these requirements have to be completed before 17 September 2024. We invite you to apply on time.

Scholarships & Tuition Waivers

Each year multiple scholarships and tuition waivers are available for outstanding candidates, thanks to the ongoing support of companies, other organizations, as well as our alumni and current students.

SDA Bocconi School of Management is making available four partial merit-based tuition waivers up to EUR 11,500 to 2025/26 EMILUX candidates with an outstanding profile.

1st round Deadline: 1 July 2024

2nd round Deadline: 18 October 2024


Applications are evaluated according to the following criteria:

  • Analysis of the requirements indicated in the specific notice of competition
  • Analysis of academic and professional record
  • Results of the EMiLUX selection process.




To be eligible for a tuition waiver, you must:

  • Have sent the application
  • Look at the pre-requisites for the tuition waiver
  • Send the tuition waiver application form and résumé by the deadline indicated (even though your selection process is still in progress)


The tuition waivers will be awarded during the selection process and no later than the starting date of the EMiLUX Program.

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 students (International studentsItalian students), 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 students with information about possible sources for financing in several countries. For further information, please visit the Università Bocconi website.

Funding for International Students

Recruiting & Admissions Service

A whole team of experts is here to assist you during your decision process: our recruiting people will be meeting you during our events in Italy and abroad; a team of professionals will then assess and select your profile and also guide you throughout your admissions process.

Rossana Camera

Head of Recruiting & Admissions Service

Giorgia Bava

Recruiting Coordinator

Fabrice Charlot
Priscilla Gatto
Tyler Henderson
Valentina Mardegan
Tommaso Panzavolta
Marta Tettamanti
Summer Wu
Mario Adamo
Tamara Kolundzija
Gaia Laudicina Rossi
Giusy Marchesano
Viviana Puricelli
Elena Ruffinazzi
Lorenzo Starita
International Student Care

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

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