Candidates are required to have

  • University degree in any discipline
  • International profile with at least two years professional experience
  • Fluency in English. Candidates whose mother tongue is not English are required to submit a TOEFL, IELTS, PTE Academic or CPE result.
  • SDA Test. Details on the SDA Test will be communicated by the Admissions Service once the pre-selection is complete (or GMAT/GRE if already taken)
  • Admissions interview

The admissions process

The selection process begins in October 2018.
The application is available exclusively online and must be completed in English.
Applicants may verify the arrival of their application and confirm that full documentation has been received through our application website.

Applications are examined on a rolling basis. Those received much in advance of the deadline have a greater chance of being admitted. Therefore, it is in the interest of all candidates to submit their application as early as possible.
When the School receives your application, it carries out a pre-selection based on documents received. The Admissions Committee lets the candidates know if they are considered suitable to proceed with the selection process. The final selection result is communicated to the candidate once the application is complete, which implies all documents received and tests completed.


  • CV and passport size pictures to be uploaded to the online application
  • Degree Certificate and Transcript
  • You are required to submit an original/official or certified original transcript of grades (in English or Italian) from the college, school or university attended. This must include grades for individual subjects with the grading scale, the type of degree, the date of graduation and the dates of enrolment. These documents must be uploaded online and then sent in original by post.
    Applicants who obtained a university degree in Italy must upload a self-declaration of the Degree Certificate and Transcript (form provided by their university). This self-declaration is only for graduates of Italian universities.
  • Proficiency in English
    If English is not your mother language you must submit a TOEFL, IELTS, PTE Academic or CPE test.At the testing site, you can specify that your results be sent directly to SDA Bocconi (TOEFL School Code - 0698, PTE School Code - R7G-6R-23).
    If you have already taken one of these tests, the original results must be sent directly to the school. Test results prior to January 2017 are no longer valid.
    A test result may be waived for students who took their degree in English or can document significant professional experience in an English-speaking country.
  • GMAT/GRE or SDA Test
    A  test result is mandatory for all applicants. The GMAT (or GRE) is an internationally recognized test in English that evaluates your quantitative, verbal, and analytical skills. Although there is no required minimum score for admission, a high score is beneficial during the admission process. Candidates for the 2019-2020 edition of MFB are requested to take a test by 14 June 2019 and test results prior to January 2014 are no longer valid. When the test is taken, the name of the School should be specified, which will allow our Admissions Service to receive the results directly. The identification code for MFB is 3WJ-L8-72 and for GRE you may require the scores to be send directly to the School at SDA Bocconi School of Management code 3710.
    As an alternative to the GMAT/GRE candidates can ask the Admissions Service to take the SDA Test.
    The SDA Test is organized by SDA Bocconi and assesses quantitative, logical and verbal skills. Enrolment for the test is organized directly through the Admissions Service after submission of the application for admission.
  • Interview
    Candidates will be required to have an interview which may be held:
    - at SDA Bocconi in Milan,
    - 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 an idea of who you are as a person: involvement, enthusiasm, flexibility, motivation and focus are all factors in selecting a candidate.

Application from Sponsor companies
    If your company intends to financially support your participation in the MFB program (through partial or total payment of the tuition fee), an additional document must be completed by a company representative. A special form is available in the online application.
  • Copy of ID or Passport

  • Application fee
    Payment of EUR 100 application fee (using the form provided in the application).

How to apply

The MFB 2019-2020 Application Process will open again at the beginning of October 2018.

Fill out and submit the online application through SDA Bocconi’s  website and upload all the required documents.
NOTE: Candidates from disciplines other than business administration who wish to attend pre-courses are advised to submit the application in advance in view of recommended attendance of the pre-courses in November.

SDA Bocconi Masters Division-MFB
Recruiting and Admissions Service
Via Balilla, 18 - 20136 Milano, Italy
Telefono: +39 02 5836 3176
Fax: +39 02 5836 3272

Applicants may verify the arrival of their application and confirm that full documentation has been received through our application website.
For further clarification on individual applications, please contact the Admissions Service at the address above.

Next Steps

October 2018     Application Review Start
14 June 2019     Application Deadline
October 2019     Program Start
December 2020     Program End