Initiatives

MFB is also a bouquet of experiences

The Master of Management in Food & Beverage benefits from the presence and the collaboration of different kinds of food and beverage companies, which provide participants with experience and know-how. The aim of company presentations and company visits is both the opportunity to illustrate several business models in food and beverage industry, and the possibility to share main international and Italian excellence in this field. Both company presentations and company visits are incredible opportunities for networking and getting in contact with recruiting departments of interesting organizations.

 

UNLEASH is a global non-profit initiative (sponsored, among others, by UNDP, Microsoft, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Novo Nordisk Foundation, Deloitte, Dalberg), aiming to bring 1000 young talents together each year until 2030 to innovate and collaborate on new solutions to the world’s most pressing challenges. The first event will take place in Denmark from August 13th to August 21st, 2017, with next editions moving to Silicon Valley, Singapore, Mumbai and New York. SDA Bocconi #MFB has been appointed as Knowledge Partner for the Food theme with 2 selected students: Liu (River) He and Agathe Lambert.
 
 

  • "UNLEASH Lab 2017 was an incredible professional and human experience. I learnt a lot about the current challenges in terms of sustainable development in the world and also about myself and what I would like to do in the future. The networking opportunity was amazing and the vivid UNLEASH community is a true asset for our future".
    Agathe Lambert, MFB 2017, France

    "For me, UNLEASH proves the potential and process to hit the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) of United Nations Agenda 2030. It means global collaboration, disruptive innovation and sustainable development to growth. So this August, UNLEASH made Denmark “a festival of disruptions”, 1000 global participants went through the innovation process of problem-framing, brainstorming, prototyping, testing and pitching, building up more than 200 ideas within 10 days."
    Liu (River) He, MFB 2017, China

    "It's a once in a lifetime occasion the chance I had to be surrounded by 999 people coming from 129 countries but all with the same commitment to make the world a better place to live. I met so many amazing people but most of all amazing hearts and hopefully new friends. But the most important lesson we learned is that Unleash was just a starting point, we will keep on working to make this big dream come true!"
    Pamela Bertussi, MFB 2017, Italy

Amazing the coffee tasting experience today at @Lavazza Flagship Store. #SDAbocconi  #MFB10 #Lavazza


Cristina Bowerman meeting students sharing her amazing life and professional experience and the importance of education and of following individual passions
@sdabocconi #MFB #MFB9 meets @StarwoodBuzz @starwoodmilan the importance of being close to customers concept of Hos(t)pitality #Hospitality
@Unibocconi Rector Prof. Verona welcoming @Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz @sdabocconi #MFB

Some examples of international companies the Master is working with are:

Company Presentations

Food & Beverage

  • AB InBev
  • Agroittica Lombarda
  • Auricchio
  • Astoria
  • Banfi
  • Barilla
  • Bauli
  • Bel Italia
  • Berlucchi
  • Ca' del Bosco
  • Calvisius Caviar
  • Campari
  • Cloetta
  • Consortium Via dei Sapori
  • Consorzio Parmigiano Reggiano
  • Danone
  • Elah-Dufour
  • Ferrari F.lli Lunelli
  • Findus (NOMAD FOODS LTD)
  • Fratelli Branca Distillerie
  • Friuli Venezia Giulia
  • Granarolo
  • Grom (Unilever)
  • Heinz
  • Igor
  • Illycaffè
  • Kraft Foods
  • Lactalis
  • Lavazza
  • La Versa
  • Loacker
  • Longino & Cardenal
  • Marchesi de' Frescobaldi
  • Marchesi Mazzei
  • Mars
  • Mauri Formaggi
  • Monte delle Vigne
  • Morgante Prosciuttificio
  • Mutti
  • Nestlé
  • Nonino
  • Ornellaia
  • Princi
  • Rebdull
  • Rovagnati
  • Sanpellegrino
  • Soldera Case Basse
  • Syngenta
  • The Coca-Cola Company
  • Unilever
  • Venchi
  • Wega
  • Zonin
  • Zuegg

Foodservice, Hospitality and Retail
 
  • Accor Group
  • Armani Hotel
  • Autogrill
  • Bulgari Hotels
  • Carrefour
  • Eataly
  • Four Seasons
  • Identità Golose
  • Il Borro
  • L'Andana
  • Le Cirque - Maccioni Group
  • McDonald's
  • Sodexo
  • Starwood Hotels

 

 

 

 

Company Visits  (included in the program)

Company visits are a unique opportunity to get in contact with successful firms and their top managers, learn from their experience, visit their offices and plants. It is not only learning, but also networking and product tasting. In the previous MFB editions, classes had the chance to make one-day visits in many companies such as:

AB InBev (VA)
Antinori (FI)
Carlsberg (VA)
Cloetta (CR)
Marco Colzani (LC)
Mauri Formaggi (LC)
Rovagnati (MB)
Vinitaly (VR)
Westin Palace e Excelsior Hotel Gallia (MI)

Other visits can be part of longer journeys (from 2 to 5 days), such as: Emilia Romagna and and Tuscany, and Piedmont