Admissions Requirements

Candidates are required to have

  • University Degree (in any discipline)
  • Minimum 5 years of professional experience (not necessarily in Luxury)
  • Proficiency in English
  • Strong motivation
  • Good leadership and interpersonal skills

Application form

The application form is available exclusively online  and must be completed with accurate and precise information regarding your personal and professional experiences and your reasons for attending the Program.

The application deadline is June 29th  2018.

The application form must be completed with

  • Degree Certificate and a Detailed CV

An official degree certificate from the College or University attended, along with a transcript of grades for individual courses/modules. The type of degree, date of graduation, dates of enrolment, grades received and the grading scale must be clearly stated in this documentation.
Applicants who obtained a university degree in Italy must provide a self-declaration of the Degree Certificate and Transcript (form provided by their university). This self-declaration is only for students graduated from Italian universities.

  • Copy of Passport or ID
  • One reference letter

This assessment should be submitted by individuals who are well acquainted with the applicant’s performance in a work or academic setting.
The reference form enclosed with the application pack should be used. The reference letter can be either emailed directly by the referee from his/her company email address to:

  • Proficiency in English

The EMiLUX is held entirely in English, thus all applicants must be highly proficient in written and spoken English. If English is not your mother tongue, you must submit a result of the TOEFL, IELTS, PTE Academic test or CPE test.
At the testing site, you can specify that your results be sent directly to SDA Bocconi (TOEFL School Code - 0698, PTE School Code - R7G-6R- 23). If you have already taken one of these tests, the original results must be sent directly to the schools. Test results prior to January 2016 are no longer valid. A test result may be waived for students who took a degree in English or can document significant professional experience in an English-speaking country.

  • Interview

Candidates will be required to have an interview with the Program Director. In cases where the applicant cannot easily travel to Milano, the interview can take place remotely by telephone or webcam.

The application must also be accompanied by

  • Photo to be uploaded to the online application
  • Payment of EUR 100 application fee (using the special form in the application form)

Fill out and submit the online application and documents through our website.

Applicants may verify the arrival of their application and confirm that full documentation has been received through our application website.
For further clarification on individual applications, please contact the Admissions Service.

Official/original or certified degree certificate/transcript should be both emailed and sent by landmail to:

SDA Bocconi Masters Division
Recruiting and Admissions Service – EMiLUX
Via Balilla, 18
20136 Milano – Italy
Tel +39 02 5836 3176
Fax +39 02 5836 3272

Admissions Process

The EMiLUX admission process is a rigorous one where candidates are selected according to a specific set of admissions criteria defined by the Schools. The criteria are in place to guarantee participants and companies the highest quality educational experience. The selection process aims to evaluate each candidates academic and professional experiences together with theirmotivations and individual skills. 
The process must not only determine whether candidates are suitable for the EMiLUX, but also whether the Program will meet each candidate's expectations and career goals.

The course is 13 months long, from October 2018 to December 2019.
We encourage candidates to initiate the process by submitting their application for admission to the Admissions Service then send in the required documents and test as soon as possible.

Admissions Results
Candidates will receive a formal letter from the Admissions Service informing them of the admission decision as soon as the selection process is completed. Results are never communicated via telephone.
The selection process will yield one of the following three results:

  • Admission

If accepted, the candidate receives an official letter of admission and a contract for participation. The contract must be returned within the deadline indicated in the admission’s letter.
If all available places have been filled, the Schools may decide to place the candidate on a wait list or offer admission for the following year.

  • Deferment

Admission to the Program is valid for the year the application is submitted. Deferment can be requested for the following year, but approval of deferment is on a case-by- case decision of 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 EMiLUX class, which must be consistent with the quality and diversity the Schools require.
We are aware of the deep commitment all candidates must make to go through the selection process, and the Admissions Service cannot provide individual answers to non-admitted candidates.

Upon confirmation of your admission, candidates will receive an Enrolment Form that must be completed, signed and returned within the deadline indicated in the admission’s letter. To complete the enrolment process, candidates must then make the first tuition payment.