All the Requirements to Join the MAFED Team

To guarantee the best quality of learning we need you and the other participants to have a good educational background and a certain professional experience. For this reason the participation requirements and selection criteria for the MAFED are rigorous and demanding.


You are required to have:

  • A university degree in any discipline. If you have studied disciplines other than business administration you have to attend online pre-courses starting in November.
  • Two years professional experience with an international profile.
  • Fluency in English. If your mother tongue is not English you are required to submit a TOEFL, IELTS, PTE or CPE result.
  • Italian language instruction. Although the program is conducted mostly in English, if you are not fluent in Italian it is highly recommended that you take the Italian course for beginners during the program.
  • SDA test and MAFED essay. Details on the essay and on the SDA test will be communicated by Admissions Service once the pre-selection is complete.
  • Candidates may be required to have an interview with the program director either in Milan at SDA Bocconi or remotely (by phone or over the internet).

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

Fill out and submit the online application through our website and upload all required documents to the “Documents” section of your online application.

NOTE: Candidates from disciplines other than business administration are advised to submit the application well in advance, in view of the recommended attendance of online pre-courses.

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


SDA Bocconi, Masters Division

Recruiting and Admissions Service - MAFED

Via Sarfatti, 10

20136 Milan, 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.

SDA Bocconi, Masters Division

Recruiting and Admissions Service - MAFED

Tel +39 02 5836 3177 

Admission Process

The selection process begins in April 2021.

The application is available exclusively online.

You may verify the arrival of your application and confirm that all the documentation has been received through our application website.

Applications are examined on a rolling basis and, given the high number of applications, those received much in advance of the deadline have a greater chance of being admitted. Therefore, it is in your best interest to submit your application as early as possible.

When we receive your application, we carry out a pre-selection based on the documents sent. The Admissions Committee lets you know if you are considered suitable to proceed with the selection process.
If so, you may be required to have an interview with program director, which may be held at SDA Bocconi in Milan or remotely (by phone or Skype). This will allow you to show that you have the essential skills, talents, and motivations that are essential to getting the most out of our MAFED program.

The final result will be communicated once the application is complete, which means all documents must have been received and tests completed. You will receive a formal letter from Admissions Service (results are never communicated via telephone).

Fees & Expenses

Tuition Fees

The total fee for 2022 is € 34,000 to be paid in four installments:

First Installment

€ 9,000

on acceptance of your admission to the Master Program

Second Installment

€ 9,000

no later than 28 February 2022

Third Installment

€ 8,000

no later than 29 April 2022

Fourth Installment

€ 8,000

no later than 30 June 2022


The fees include:

  • Internal teaching material used during the program (some books are not included)
  • Visits to companies and institutions (includes organization and transport – excludes lodging and food)
  • Courses in Italian language, with the possibility of attaining the CILS qualification of Italian language proficiency
  • Access to the Bocconi University library and online database.


Other costs:

    • Admissions fee: € 120

 Personal Expenses

Of course, personal expenses will vary significantly depending on each individual's lifestyle. In general, the cost of living in Milano is comparable to that of other major European cities. We aim to provide you with an accurate expectation of monthly expenses based on information provided by MAFED students in recent years:

Housing € 600 - 900
Meals € 450
Transports € 100
Misc. Expenses € 350
Total € 1,500 - 1,800


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.

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 MAFED selection process.



Excellent MAFED candidates

› 2 Partial Tuition Waivers



To be eligible for a tuition waiver, you must:

  • Have sent the application to the 2022 MAFED
  • 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 2022 MAFED Program.

You can apply to the scholarship/tuition waivers even though your selection process is still in progress.





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.

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


Valentina Mardegan
Francesca Roveda
Paula Rotaru
Melissa Lo Iacono
Tyler Henderson
Summer Wu


Giusy Marchesano
Viviana Puricelli
Elena Ruffinazzi
Giulia Rivino
Lorenzo Starita
Tamara Kolundzija

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