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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International Student Care

At SDA Bocconi, we care about our students – not just in their studies but every aspect of life on campus. This care is particularly important for the experience of our numerous international participants. Our International Student Care services guarantee you will have a smooth and worry-free time at SDA Bocconi.

Francesca Roveda will be there to guide you through living and studying in Milan, in all things beyond the classroom: from visas and permits to stay to adjusting to life in Italy, cultural differences, and helpful tips.

Your wellbeing is our highest priority, and International Student Care is an expression of this. We look forward to welcoming you and making your experience as pleasant as possible.

To know more about how we can help, email Francesca at studentcare@sdabocconi.it

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.

The MAMA Experience

Graduation Ceremony MAMA, Class of 2020
Graduation Ceremony MAMA, Class of 2020
My MAMA in 60 seconds - Giovanni Nunno
My MAMA in 60 seconds - Giovanni Nunno
My MAMA in 60 seconds - Alba Conde Colmenarejo
My MAMA in 60 seconds - Alba Conde Colmenarejo
My MAMA in 60 seconds - Alexandra Adaskina
My MAMA in 60 seconds - Alexandra Adaskina
My MAMA in 60 seconds - Karim Abraham Farach Arias
My MAMA in 60 seconds - Karim Abraham Farach Arias


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
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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.

Charalampos Chronis - Greek
MAMA 2023
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Your Experience

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Milano is a crossroads of international culture, management, design and architecture. Today, this identity is strengthened by the super-technological and highly sustainable Bocconi Campus, with its innovative urban space, including the new SDA Bocconi headquarters: a meeting point for excellence in research, education and groundbreaking architecture - designed by Kazuyo Sejima and Ryue Nishizawa of the international architectural firm SANAA.

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