Candidates are required to have

  • University Degree (or equivalent) in any discipline.
  • International profile with at least two years professional experience   
  • Fluency in English. Candidates whose mother tongue is not English are required to submit a TOEFL, IELTS, PTE or CPE result.
  • SDA Test. Details on the SDA Test will be communicated by the Admissions Service once the pre-selection is complete.
  • Admissions interview.

The admissions process

The application is available exclusively online and must be completed in English.
Applications are examined on a rolling basis. Those received much in advance of the deadline have a greater chance of being admitted. Therefore, it is in the interest of all candidates to submit their application as early as possible.
When the School receives your application, it carries out a pre-selection based on documents received. The Admissions Committee lets the candidates know if they are considered suitable to proceed with the selection process. The final selection result is communicated to the candidate once the application is complete, which implies all documents received and tests completed.


  • CV and passport size picture

  • Degree Certificate and Transcript
    You are required to submit an original/official or certified original transcript of grades (in English or Italian) from the college, school or university attended. This must include grades for individual subjects with the grading scale, the type of degree, the date of graduation and the dates of enrolment.
    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 graduates of Italian universities.

  • Proficiency in English
    If English is not your mother language you must submit a TOEFL, IELTS, PTE Academic or CPE tests.
    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 school. Test results prior to January 2016 are no longer valid.
    A test result may be waived for students who took their degree in English or can document significant professional experience in an English-speaking country.

  • Two letters of recommendation
    Reference letters must be from people who know you well, can comment knowledgeably about your professional and/or academic background and provide a detailed evaluation of your qualifications for MAMA. The SDA Bocconi reference form (available online with the application form) must be used. The reference letters should be e-mailed directly by the referees from their company email address to
    The SDA Test, offered in English, assesses quantitative, logical and verbal skills. Enrolment for the SDA Test will be communicated by the Admissions Service once the pre-selection is complete.

  • Interview
    Candidates will be required to have an interview which may be held:
    - at SDA Bocconi in Milan,
    - the interview may take place remotely (via webcam).
  • Application from Sponsor companies
    If your company intends to financially support your participation in the MAMA program (through partial or total payment of the tuition fee), an additional document must be completed by a company representative. A special form is available on our online application.

  • Copy of ID or Passport

  • Application fee
Payment of EUR 100 application fee (details provided in the online application).

How to apply

Fill out and submit the online application through our website and upload all required documents to the specific section of your application. Official/original or certified degree certificate/transcript should be both uploaded and sent by land mail to:

SDA Bocconi, Masters Division
MAMA Recruiting and Admissions Service
Via Balilla, 18 - 20136 Milano, Italy

Only submitted applications will be considered for the selection process. Applicants may verify the arrival of their application and upload the documentation on our application website. Documents can be uploaded after submitting the  application, during the selection process.  The Admissions Office will contact you in case any documentation is missing.

If the candidate has not received any information 4 weeks after sending the application, contact should be made with the Master in Arts, Management and Administration Admissions Service.

For further clarification on individual applications, please contact the Admissions Service:

MAMA Recruiting and Admissions Service
Tel: +39 02 5836 3228
Fax: +39 02 5836 3272