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 120 admissions fee (using the special form within the application form)

How to Apply

Fill out and submit the online application through our website by October 28th, 2021 and upload all required documents to the specific section of your application. 

Kindly notice that the application portal is an independent system, therefore your SDA Bocconi website ( credentials are not to be used. Please proceed with a new registration.


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 Sarfatti, 10
20136 Milan, Italy
For further clarification on individual applications, please contact Admissions Service. 
SDA Bocconi, Masters Division

Recruiting and Admissions Service - MFB

Tel +39 02 5836 3176 

The Application review starts in March 2021.

Only submitted applications will be considered for the selection process. The Admissions Office will contact you in case any documentation is missing.

Admission Process

The application is available exclusively online and must be completed in English.

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 2022 is € 34,000 to be paid in four installments:

First Installment

€ 8,500

on acceptance of admission offer

Second Installment

€ 8,500

no later than 28 January 2022

Third Installment

€ 8,500

no later than 31 March 2022

Fourth Installment

€ 8,500

no later than 31 May 2022


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: € 120
  • 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 MFB 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.
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.

For the MFB 2022, 4 partial tuition waivers are available.

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


Tuition Waivers MFB 2022 Edition

Outstanding Candidates

› 4 Partial (up to 25%) Tuition Waivers


INPS Scholarships for Italian Civil Servants

For 2019-2020, the MFB was accredited under INPS’s “Gestione dipendenti pubblici” scheme.

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 (International studentsItalian students), thanks to agreements with partner banks. Loan applications must be submitted by the end of month that follows your Master starting date.

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


Valentina Mardegan
Francesca Roveda
Paula Rotaru
Melissa Lo Iacono
Tyler Henderson
Summer Wu


Giusy Marchesano
Viviana Puricelli
Elena Ruffinazzi
Giulia Rivino
Lorenzo Starita
Tamara Kolundzija
Meet The MFB
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SDA Bocconi organizes events and meetings throughout the year, both online and offline, where you can interact with directors, faculty, alumni, and staff.