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Master of Management in Food & Beverage

  • Jan 2022 Next Start
  • 13 Months Duration
  • English Language
  • Full-time Format
  • 2 years Avg. working
  • Milano Where

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. It focuses on management of F&B and related companies, such as manufacturing companies, retailers, and hospitality hotel chains.

Who is MFB for?

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.

Are you ready to start your MFB journey?


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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Why choose us?

1. An All-Round Program to Understand the Food & Beverage World

Within the same Master you will have the chance to cover and focus on 3 different dimensions related to the Food & Beverage industries:

  • F&B Products
  • F&B Retail
  • F&B in Hospitality
2. World-Class Faculty

The strength of SDA Bocconi is a long-standing business management expertise and our Faculty is widely recognized in the business and professional world: this relationship clearly distinguishes our students as highly-qualified candidates for managerial positions.

3. An Innovative Learning Model

Class sessions, case study discussions, and assignments in small teams are integrated with simulations, role-playing exercises, and business games. You will also have presentations, Q&A sessions, and business case sessions with experienced faculty members, recognized professional faculty, and qualified business guest speakers

4. Management In Action

Put into practice all you have learned during a Field project in collaboration with F&B partner companies.

5. Direct Contact With Histories Of Success

Meet and interact with more than 50 top Managers and Entrepreneurs from F&B industry and Hospitality business during our Study Tours and lessons.

6. Be Part Of A Group Of People Who Have Passion For The F&B Industry

All our participants have a great interest and passion for the management of food & beverage and related industries, such as restaurants, hotels, resorts, and advanced retailers. You’ll be able to share your passion with your fellow students coming from all over the world, interested in an in-depth knowledge of this industry from a management point of view.

7. Our Graduates: a Great Opportunity for Companies

All our graduates have an in-depth knowledge of food & beverage and related industries. Their specific knowledge and skills, as well as the theoretical and practical aspects they have learned about the industry, will allow them to offer F&B companies a true competitive advantage when compared with candidates from other programs.

8. Milano and Italy: The Excellence Of Food & Beverage

If you are passionate about food and beverage, there’s no better choice than choosing Italy: the land of food and fine wines. Delve into the Italian culture and heritage through company visits, study tours and seminars. Experience our City Campus in Milan: not only the main business and financial center of Italy, but also the heart of Italian culture, style and innovation.

9. A Great Place To Network

Become part of the Bocconi Community, one of the Europe’s oldest and most prestigious business education institutions, with a network of over 110,000 Alumni worldwide.


EU Ranking

5th in European B-Schools Financial Times 2020


found a new job within 1 year after graduation


24 students coming from 12 countries


F&B Products, Retail and Hospitality

Tuition waivers

awarded to candidates with an outstanding profile


The MFB class




Countries represented




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

What they say about us

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.

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

Do you believe the world is going to be a better place in the next year or decade? And, how can we achieve this?

For me, UNLEASH proves the potential and process to hit the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) of the United Nations Agenda 2030. It means global collaboration, disruptive innovation and sustainable development.
As the world’s problems are getting more complex and interrelated,, we need more collaborative tools to make solutions flow across borders and sectors, and more disruptive changes to challenge existing systems. So this August, UNLEASH made Denmark “a festival of disruptions,” where 1000 global participants went through the innovation process of problem-framing, brainstorming, prototyping, testing and pitching, building up more than 200 ideas in 10 days. Moreover, at present my team and I are still scheduling weekly Skype calls to push ideas forward and seek external resources for pilot and implementation and setting up social entrepreneurship across borders.

Have you ever done something to make our world a better place?

I ask myself. As a business student, every day we talk about business strategy and how to drive economic impact in the private sector. But Unleash, makes me reflect on how negligible the social engagement I contributed before and believe how great the social impact one person can bring to the world. After UNLEASH, I am more determined to become one of those role models, to have my voice heard and influence people towards sustainable development goals.
Though the event was only 10 days, I am sure the ambition and engagement of 1000 global youth to social progress will be life-long. If you want to get involved in this life-changing lab and learn more about UNLEASH ideas, please check the page

Liu (River) He - Chinese
MFB 2017

Meet the MFB

Upcoming online sessions
Mar 2022 09:00 - 18:00 | CET
One to One with the Recruiter


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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.


    The COVID-19 global crisis has turned the world upside down and drastically changed our routines. Business rules are being re-written and that is exactly why, today more than ever, management education is the most crucial asset for people and organizations to reset their vision and account for this new reality. Making the choice to grow professionally means being confident about the future and ready to change for the better.
    Take advantage of the expertise of our team who can advise you on how to find the best way to reach your professional goals. They will provide you with customized information and support to choose the program that best fits your profile. You will find details here for all our meetings and initiatives.

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Next Steps

Feb 2021
Application Review Start

Go to admissions

28 Oct 2021
Application Deadline
19 Jan 2022
Program Start
23 Feb 2023
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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