The Executive Master in Management of International Organizations (EMMIO) is a part-time blanded program that successfully prepares participants to tackle the biggest managerial challenges of modern international organizations (among which: United Nations, International NGOs, Intergovernmental and Supranational Organizations), compacting an impressive workload and a full-fledged executive master program into a nine-month educational path compatible with full employment. By providing you with knowledge, methodological frameworks, and operational tools directly applicable to daily professional challenges, the EMMIO makes you feel an immediate connection with your working environment.

Welcome to EMMIO
Welcome to EMMIO

 Compatible with full employment | Part-time

EMMIO aims to:

  • Unlock mid-and-senior level professionals’ management potential 
  • Facilitate an immediate connection with the working environment and knowledge immediately applicable
  • Enhance participants’ ability to think and to act strategically in today’s international cooperation scenarios.
  • Develop their ability to effectively lead organizations through sustainable and successful innovation.
  • Improve their distinctive managerial skills, including the ability to build and manage successful partnerships, raise critical resources to achieve their organization’s mandate and successfully leverage on human capital.
  • Advance their distinctive competencies to manage resources effectively, identify and manage risks, improve program management and reach operational excellence.


About the EMMIO Knowledge Series – A  quick taste of what EMMIO is about

The EMMIO Knowledge Series is an initiative promoted by the Director of the Executive Master in Management of International Organizations (EMMIO) at SDA Bocconi School of Management aiming at investigating and discussing about the major issues and hot topics affecting the international development scenario.

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EMMIO Partners

Michael Emery

Fernanda Guerrieri 
Assistant Director-General, Corporate Services at FAO

Mirta Roses Periago
Former Director of the Pan American Health Organization

Many organizations in the fields of International Development are participating in the EMMIO program with lectures, capstone projects and thematic workshops. The strong relationship between EMMIO and its community of professionals, that started in 2015, today vaunts a network that increased every year with new connections and partnerships with both Organizations serving International Development and the private sector.

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Supporting & Partner Organizations

The EMMIO knowledge base is a 'living thing' and it evolves based on training needs and emerging topics and issues on the global agenda.
For this reason, the EMMIO program leverages on expert professional networks and communities of practice to continuously generate and exchange knowledge on managerial practices, systems and tools.

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hours face-to-face


hours in distance learning



Class Size

93% Int'l


Years (10 years modal value)

Average Work Experience

since 2015

Represented Org.

“International organizations play a critical role in global governance and in enabling their partners to navigate increasingly complex and inter-related development challenges. The EMMIO aims to build a cadre of professionals with the skills and knowledge required to make a mark as international civil servants and to contribute to their organizations’ effectiveness and operational excellence. The program combines solid academic frameworks with dynamic teamwork and a strong focus on emerging trends and themes of the global development agenda. Join the EMMIO program - be part of the future leaders of international organizations.”

Greta Nasi
EMMIO Director

"It is a known fact that promotions don’t easily occur in most international organizations. As is the case in my organization, all promotions have to be well justified and supported with concrete achievements and milestones.
In addition to all achievements, the committee considered my EMMIO certificate as a factor to support my promotion. EMMIO was the crowning achievement! I call it the EMMIO effect"

Esther Okoh
EMMIO 2015-2016

"EMMIO has been a fantastic experience. I learned a lot about myself and how to deal with multiple tasks and deadlines, about how to organize and to bring out the best of myself. I gained confidence. I would recommend it as a mean to grow your knowledge and your mind, as a step to transform your professional life."

Carole Vergères-Dürsteler
EMMIO 2017-2018


Upcoming face-to-face meetings
Nov 2019 14:30 - 15:30
EMMIO: Innovation and Change Management in International Organization
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Upcoming online sessions
Nov 2019 14:30 - 15:30
EMMIO: Innovation and Change Management in International Organization
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Personalized Orientation

The Director and the Recruiting & Admissions team will be happy to arrange an individual orientation meeting at school to answer your questions and give you personalized advice. We can also do this remotely by phone or Skype.


Moreover, every year the school presents the Master through a series of public events, both online and offline. This is an opportunity to speak directly with directors, faculty, alumni, and staff.


Contact us for more information, to arrange a meeting, request to visit the school, or attend a class.


Phone: +39 02 5836 6307 / 6217

Email: emmio@sdabocconi.it

Next Steps

1 Dec 2018
Application Review Start

Go to admissions

9 Oct 2019
Program Start
1 Jun 2020
Program End

News & Social

29 November 2018
New collaboration between SDA Bocconi and the United Nations Office in Geneva (UNOG)
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