Executive Master in Management of International Organizations

  • Oct 2020 Next Start
  • 9 Months Duration
  • English Language
  • Executive
  • 16 years Avg. working
  • Milano Where

Time to Steer International Challenges.

The Executive Master in Management of International Organizations (EMMIO) is a part-time blended 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 
Former 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

What they say about EMMIO

"Attending SDA Bocconi, was an amazing experience. I would like to highlight the contain of EMMIO Programme tailored to the needs of international organization, which offer a real perspective for people looking for career shift and to understand how IOs works, beyond regular duties and individual position. The availability of the support team is another asset of EMMIO, whenever you need something or have a concern, you always have a particular attention".

Amadou Sow
EMMIO 2015-2016

"EMMIO has given me a different perspective about international cooperation. In my case, while working at the UN you experience and practice international development through various aspects, you collect a lot of the pieces of the puzzle. EMMIO helps you to put them together in a coherent framework; it shapes your knowledge on what’s going on and generates a strategic mindset for professional success. It’s very useful and thought-provoking."

Federico Yáñez
EMMIO 2015-2016


Upcoming online sessions
Jul 2020 09:00 - 19:00
Meet the EMMIO Director
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Jul 2020 09:00 - 19:00
Meet the EMMIO Director
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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.


    The challenges imposed gobally by COVID-19 have turned our face-to-face event program into a multifaceted series of virtual meetings. We are here to assure you of our ongoing presence throughout this crisis and provide you with customized information and support.
    You will find details here for all our virtual meeting initiatives. Stay at home, we will reach out to you.


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

Nov 2019
Application Review Start

Go to admissions

31 July 2020
Application Deadline
Oct 2020
Program Start
28 May 2021
Program End

News & Social

14 November 2019
Celebrating 100 Years of Multilateralism
EMMIO - Executive Master in Management of International Organizations
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29 November 2018
New collaboration between SDA Bocconi and the United Nations Office in Geneva (UNOG)
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