MFB
The real taste of management.

The secret for success in the management of the food & beverage industries lies in the selection and combination of the best ingredients: solid theoretical knowledge and practical skills, vision, motivation and dedication, the ability to seize opportunities and to bring together people, cultures, and traditions. The Master of Management in Food & Beverage (MFB) is a full-time 13-month program that offers all of this to students from all over the world. The program focuses on management of F&B and related companies, such as manufacturing companies, retailers, and hotel chains.

MFB Perspectives
MFB Perspectives

Why MFB

MFB is the Master for you if:

  • You aspire to take up a managerial role in the intriguing field of food & beverage and related industries
  • You want to discover how to be successful in the restaurant and hotel business
  • You want the opportunity to interact with international leaders in this sector
  • You need to be more specialized in order to progress in your career
  • You are ready for the challenge of a specialized and intense business program

 

Italian Excellence

Inspired by Italy’s cultural heritage, SDA Bocconi School of Management shows its expertise in three of the highlights of Italian Excellence, namely the arts, fashion and design and food and beverage.

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Key Facts

~65%
Int'l Students

from 14 Countries

3
F&B Focus

Products, Retail, Hospitality

88%
Graduates

found a new job 1 year after Graduation

Scholarships

Highlights

23
Students

Class Size

61%

Women

3
Years

Average Work
Experience

26
Years

Average Age

“My belief is that the extraordinary uniqueness of our MFB consists in the opportunity to gain a well-rounded managerial education on food & beverage within an exceptional context – Italy, the world’s touchstone for food & beverage culture, and Milan, one of the most attractive and dynamic cities in Italy and a center where you can find the finest in F&B. I am sure that this highly cultural experience will enrich you and will offer you unforgettable memories.”

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Vittoria Veronesi
MFB Director

Why did you choose the SDA Bocconi MFB?

SDA Bocconi because it's an institution focused on creativity and professionalism. MFB, because it was a great first adventure into having a business oriented master focused on food and beverage businesses (one of a kind), and just what I was looking for to broaden my international horizons.

Describe your MFB in three words

Discovery, Passion, Opportunities

How did MFB contribute to your personal and professional life?

MFB allowed me to get up close to the heart of Entrepreneurship in Italy and understand the journeys to bring quality products to life. It gave me the opportunity to learn first hand from owners and managers the challenges in managing F&B businesses. Also, it gave me a broad network of students, teachers and contacts in the industry in order to enhance my professional development. Personally, it was an amazing experience. To immerse yourself in Italy and live its heritage and culture was a fantastic opportunity.

To whom would you recommend the MFB program to?

F&B managers (marketing, finance, production, R&D, regulatory) seeking to increase their business acumen and create new career opportunities in their life.

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Rodolfo Brajcich - Mexico
MFB 2009
Business Executive Officer Nestlé Health Science Mexico

Why did you choose the SDA Bocconi MFB?
MFB just seemed right! Back in 2017, I was working late hours as a corporate lawyer at a prestigious American law firm. MFB seemed like a bridge that would allow me to work on managerial hard and soft skills which I lacked, crossing into a new career. My passion for food & beverage, love for Italy and respect for SDA Bocconi made the choice easier. Today, as the export area manager for Costa d’Oro, in charge of the company’s operations in Brazil i’m sure it was the right one.
Describe your MFB in three words
AuthenticityNetworkChallenge.
How did MFB contribute to your personal and professional life?
MFB is an experience on its own. No other master degree (which I know of) allows you to be so close to the F&B industry while connecting with so many people from different cultures. MFB contributed to my personal life by teaching me the importance of achievements as a team and the respect for your peers – ideas from different backgrounds might also lead you to the right choice through a different path. At a professional level I managed to change careers and be more prepared – needless to say that MFB played a huge role.
To whom would you recommend the MFB program to?
To all those who are willing to start working in the F&B industry and are passionate about F&B and ready for the challenge. Life is what you want it to be, so strive and make it happen!

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Alfredo Matheus Maldonado - Brazilian/Italian
MFB 2018
Jr. Sales Area Manager Brazil and South America at Costa d’Oro S.p.A.

Meet the MFB

Upcoming online sessions
16
Jul 2020 14:00 - 17:00
Chat with the MFB director: your job opportunities
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17
Jul 2020 10:00 - 17:00
Chat with the Recruiting Team
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Personalized Orientation

MFB is a challenge to be taken on with a strong dedication. The director and his team will be happy to arrange an individual orientation meeting at school to answer your questions and give you personalized advice. We can also do this by phone or Skype.

 

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

 

  • AN ACTUAL COMMUNITY NEVER STOPS, BUT ADVANCES THROUGH CHALLENGING TIMES, TOGETHER.
    The challenges imposed gobally by COVID-19 have turned our face-to-face event program into a multifaceted series of virtual meetings. We are here to assure you of our ongoing presence throughout this crisis and provide you with customized information and support.
    You will find details here for all our virtual meeting initiatives. Stay at home, we will reach out to you.

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Contact us for more information, to arrange a meeting, request to visit the school, or attend a class.

Next Steps

Oct 2019
Application Review Start

Go to admissions

5 Oct 2020
Application Deadline
19 Jan 2021
Program Start
23 Feb 2022
Program End

News & Social

15 June 2020
Post-Covid Food & Beverage: Innovating and going back to your roots
MFB, Master of Management in Food & Beverage. Interview with the director, V. Veronesi
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09 May 2019
SDA Bocconi School of Management for Fundo Soberano de Angola
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