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 - with preference for candidates with a background in the Humanities or any Social Sciences
  • 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 Admissions Service once the pre-selection is complete
  • An interview with the program director either in Milano at SDA Bocconi, or remotely by a video call

What we need from you

The application must also be accompanied by:

  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Photo
  • Copy of your passport or ID
  • Payment of EUR 120 admissions fee (payment to be processed through the online application)

How to Apply

You may upload the required documents to the "Upload" section of your online application.

Documents can be uploaded after your online application has been submitted.

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 Sarfatti, 10

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. 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

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

Tuition Fees


The total fee is € 28,000 to be paid in four installments

First Installment

€ 7,000

upon acceptance of your admissions to the Master Program

Second Installment

€ 7,000

by 29 October 2021

Third Installment

€ 7,000

by 31 January 2022

Fourth Installment

€ 7,000

by 29 April 2022


The fees include:

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

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

Every year SDA Bocconi makes available some partial merit-based tuition waivers to MAMA candidates with an outstanding profile. 

MAMA 2021-2022 candidates have been offered 3 partial merit-based tuition waivers up to 25% of the tuition fee.

Scholarships/Tuition waivers are awarded by rounds on merit basis. Please apply to the scholarship/tuition waivers through your online application even though your selection process is still in progress. If you meet more than one requirement, you can apply to multiple ones.

Admission to the program is independent of the awarding of any scholarship or tuition waiver.


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Outstanding Candidates

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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). Find more details on the JM website, where all scholarship criteria and application instructions are provided.


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.

Bocconi offers Support Programs for student-athletes involved in competitive sports who participate in competitions at  regional, national and international level. Find out more here

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


Joana Franco
Francesca Roveda
Paula Rotaru
Marta Tettamanti
Tyler Henderson
Summer Wu


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