MAMA | Admissions | SDA Bocconi School of Management
All the Requirements to join MAMA

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 MAMA are rigorous and demanding.


You are required to have:

  • A university degree in any discipline
  • 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 Academic or CPE result
  • SDA test. Details on the SDA test will be communicated by Admission Services once the pre-selection is complete
  • An interview with the program director either in Milano at SDA Bocconi, or remotely by phone or Skype

What we need from you

The application must also be accompanied by:

  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Photo
  • Copy of your passport or ID
  • Payment of EUR 100 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.

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

SDA Bocconi, Masters Division

Recruiting and Admissions Service - MAMA

Via Balilla, 18

20136 Milano, Italy


Only submitted applications will be considered for the selection process. Applicants may verify the status of their application and documentation on the application platform. Documents can be uploaded after your online application has been submitted.  If you have not received any information 4 weeks after sending your application, you should contact MAMA Admissions Service.


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


SDA Bocconi, Masters Division

Recruiting and Admissions Service - MAMA

Tel +39 02 5836 3228

Admission Process

The application is available exclusively online and must be completed in English by May 15th 2019.

Applications are examined on a rolling basis
. Those received well 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 will be required to have an interview, which may be held at SDA Bocconi in Milano or may take place remotely (via webcam). Candidates are carefully selected on the basis of an extensive review of their skills. Individual characteristics and personal interests are fundamental to give us an idea of who you are as a person.

The final result will be communicated once the application is complete, which means all documents must have been received and tests completed.

Fees & Expenses

Participation in the 1-year MAMA program implies a fair financial commitment. But it is a strategic investment to enter the world of the arts and heritage management, and it certainly offers high future returns.


Tuition Fees


The total fee for 2019 is € 27,000 to be paid in four installments

First Installment

€ 7,000

upon acceptance of your admissions to the Master Program

Second Installment

€ 7,000

by 31 October 2019

Third Installment

€ 6,500

by 31 January 2020

Fourth Installment

€ 6,500

by 30 April 2020


The fees include:

  • Teaching material
  • Courses in Italian language, with the possibility of attaining the CILS qualification of Italian language proficiency

Participants must provide their own laptop. 

Personal Expenses

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 provide you with a forecast of monthly expenses as experienced by the MAMA students in recent years:

Housing € 600 - 900
Meals € 450
Transports € 100
Misc. Expenses € 350
Total € 1.500 - 1.800

The Program may involve company presentations and visits to Italian cultural institutions. Those extracurricular activities (held in the period October- May) will be day trips from Milan: transportation costs are to be covered by students.

Scholarships & Tuition Waivers

Scholarships & Tuition Waivers for the 2019-2020 MAMA  will be available soon.

SDA Bocconi made available 2 partial merit-based tuition waivers up to 25% of the tuition fee to MAMA 2018-2019 candidates with outstanding profiles. Scholarships offered by other foreign institutions were also available.


Scholarships & tuition waivers are awarded on the basis of merit to candidates with an outstanding profile. Admission to the program is independent of the awarding of any scholarship or tuition waiver.


  In collaboration with

› 1 Partial Tuition Waiver


› 1 Partial Tuition Waiver


Applications for 2 partial merit-based tuition waivers up to 25% were 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 MAMA selection process


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


Jean Monnet Scholarship Program

MAMA is one of SDA Bocconi’s Master programs listed as eligible by the Jean Monnet EU scholarship scheme (JM). The JM scholarship is awarded to Turkish citizens willing to join EU universities (1-year full-time Master programs taught in English). Once the candidates are admitted to the MAMA, they may apply to the JM scholarship directly by the deadline indicated on the JM website, where all scholarship criteria and application instructions are also provided.


More information is also available in JM’s Hosting Institution Catalogue.


Scholarship Program “Bolashak” - 2018

The submission period for the Bolashak CIP 2018 will be available later in the year. For more information please refer to the Bolashak Program official website (in Kazakh language).


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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
Recruiting & Admission Services Manager
Tim Borgmann
Recruiting Coordinator


Francesca Roveda
Paula Rotaru
Tyler Henderson
Summer Wu


Elena Ruffinazzi
Giulia Rivino
Viviana Puricelli
Giovanna Sverzellati
Laura Matera
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