Master in Food & Beverage Management | SDA Bocconi
All the Requirements to Join the MFB

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 the MFB are rigorous and demanding.

 

You are required to have:

  • A university degree in any discipline.
  • 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
  • Italian language instruction. Although the program is conducted mostly in English, if you are not fluent in Italian it is highly recommended that you take the Italian course for beginners during the program.
  • 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 phone or Skype.

What We Need from You

The application must also be accompanied by:

  • Photo to be uploaded to the online application
  • Copy of your passport or ID
  • Payment of EUR 100 admissions fee (using the special form within the application form)

How to Apply

Fill out and submit the online application through our website and upload all required documents to the “Documents” section of your online application.

 

Official transcripts and/or certified copies should be both uploaded and sent by conventional mail to:

 

SDA Bocconi, Masters Division

Recruiting and Admissions Service - MFB

Via Balilla, 18

20136 Milano, Italy

 

Applicants may use our application website to verify the arrival of their documents and to upload the digital documentation. Documents can be uploaded after your online application has been submitted.

 

For further clarification on individual applications, please contact Admissions Service.

 

SDA Bocconi, Masters Division

Recruiting and Admissions Service - MFB

Tel +39 02 5836 3176

Fax +39 02 5836 3272

admissions.mfb@sdabocconi.it

Admission Process

The selection process begins in October 2018.

The application is available exclusively online and must be completed in English by June 14th 2019.

You may verify the arrival of your application and confirm that all the documentation has been received through our application website.

 

Applications are examined on a rolling basis and, given the high number of applications, those received much 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 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: involvement, enthusiasm, flexibility, motivation, and focus are all factors in selecting you.

 

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 for 2019 is € 31,000 to be paid in four installments:

First Installment

€ 9,000

on acceptance of admission offer

Second Installment

€ 8,000

no later than 20 December 2019

Third Installment

€ 7,000

no later than 28 February 2020

Fourth Installment

€ 7,000

no later than 30 April 2020

 

The fees include:

  • Internal teaching material used during the program (some books are not included)
  • Visits to companies
  • Courses in Italian language, with the possibility of attaining the CILS qualification of Italian language proficiency
  • Access to the Bocconi University library and online database.

 

Other costs:

  • Admissions fee: € 100
  • Personal Expenses: Of course, personal expenses will vary significantly depending on each individual's lifestyle. In general, the cost of living in Milan is comparable to that of other major European cities. We aim to provide you with an accurate expectation of monthly expenses based on information provided by MBA students in recent years:
    - Housing: € 600 - 900
    - Meals: € 450
    - Transports: € 100
    - Misc. Expenses: € 350
    - Total: € 1,500 - 1,800

Scholarships & Tuition Waivers

Each year, SDA Bocconi offers a number of scholarships and tuition waivers. Information for the 2019-2020 MFB edition will be available in the upcoming months.


Scholarships & tuition waivers are awarded on the basis of merit to candidates with an outstanding profile. Admission to the program is independent of the awarding of any scholarship or tuition waiver.


You can apply to the scholarship/tuition waivers even though your selection process is still in progress.

 

Tuition Waivers MFB 2019-2020 Edition

International Candidates

1 Partial (up to 50%) Tuition Waiver

Asian Candidates

1 Partial (up to 25%) Tuition Waiver

 

INPS Scholarships for Italian Civil Servants

For 2017-2018, the MFB was accredited under INPS’s “Gestione dipendenti pubblici” scheme.

For further details (information is available only in Italian), click here.

 

Scholarship Program “Bolashak” - 2018

The submission period for the Bolashak CIP 2018 will be available later in the year. For more information please refer to the Bolashak Program official website (in Kazakh language).

 

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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, thanks to agreements with partner banks.


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 & Admission 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

Recruiting

Francesca Roveda
Paula Rotaru
Marta Tettamanti
Tyler Henderson
Summer Wu

Admissions

Elena Ruffinazzi
Giulia Rivino
Viviana Puricelli
Tamara Kolundzija
Laura Matera
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