Art Management Master | SDA Bocconi
Who is a Typical MAMA Student?

MAMA participants come from all over the world but have two things in common: a great passion for the arts and a desire to advance their career in this field by taking on more senior managerial roles.

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Students and Alumni are the best testimonials of how MAMA helps leverage participants' attitudes and knowledge. Thanks to their experience and professional positions, they complement the guidance and information given by the Director and the Recruiting Team.

"Looking around at various masters in Cultural Management I was sure MAMA was the best choice for me. After my time at SDA Bocconi, I can say that I was right. Through the study of international cases, meetings with major institutions and professionals in the field and courses with top level professors, the MAMA program prepares its students to overcome the apparent contradiction between management and culture and to ensure the long-term sustainability of cultural institutions to maximize impact. MAMA alumni are critical thinkers with a full set of tools to develop the cultural institutions of the future.
Learning these tools, working in teams with amazing people from all over the world and applying theory constantly to real cases made the experience worthwhile. Combining this with private visits to the most spectacular Italian heritage and cultural sites made it unique."

Damasia Patino Mayer - French/Argentinian
MAMA 2017


Ambassadors are international students and alumni that volunteer to act as advisors helping prospects finalize their decision. We encourage you to connect with our Ambassadors who will be happy to provide useful advice and answer your questions.

Erka Mato - Albanian
GD Communications and Public & Foreign Rel., Municipality of Tirana
Zongjin Yu - Chinese
Business Development Specialist, Gruppo Ospedaliero San Donato - Consultant, 1FusionDigital
A Bouquet of Experiences

MAMA benefits from the partnership and collaboration of different kinds of arts and cultural institutions, which provide participants with unique experiences. The quantity and variety of initiatives organized thanks to this valuable network is a great wealth of this training program.



with Rachel Sanderson, Correspondent of Financial Times led the roundtable with Eike Schmidt (Director of Uffizi Gallery, Firenze), Peter Aufreiter (Director of National Gallery of the Marche, Urbino) and Andrea Rurale (MAMA Director).

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Your Experience

Life in Milano

Studying and living in Milan means the best mix of culture, leisure, people, and places. Milan will be your campus – a city in the heart of European and Italian business, finance and industry, with a great potential for contacts and careers. The city of fashion and design, a symbol of the Italian style.

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The new Campus

SDA Bocconi’s campus buildings are in the center of Milano. In addition to being the business and financial capital of Italy, Milano is also ideally located in the heart of Europe.

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SDA Bocconi organizes events and meetings throughout the year, both online and offline, where you can interact with directors, faculty, alumni, and staff.