MFB
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. The program focuses on management of F&B and related companies, such as manufacturing companies, retailers, and hotel chains.

MFB Perspectives
MFB Perspectives

COVID-19: SDA Bocconi is open.

Safety and flexibility are our guiding principles to ensure continuity of education including alternative ways of program delivery.

Why MFB

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

 

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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Key Facts

~65%
Int'l Students

from 14 Countries

3
F&B Focus

Products, Retail, Hospitality

88%
Graduates

found a new job 1 year after Graduation

Scholarships

Highlights

23
Students

Class Size

61%

Women

3
Years

Average Work
Experience

26
Years

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

Whether working in a market selling apples or in a restaurant running between dining room and kitchen, it is difficult to see the forest for the trees; the wider world that is the Food & Beverage sector. In contrast, we were taken to the field where the trees grow to meet the family that harvests and presses the olives, to his neighbor who makes each ceramic bottle, to the chef that cooks with the extra vergin olive oil, then they asked us: what next? From the first day of MFB at SDA Bocconi, we were allowed to experience and to develop as future Food and Beverage leaders. We were given countless opportunities to meet, discuss and learn from sector leaders and professionals - professors, guest speakers, alumni and fellow classmates and company visits - the knowledge, tools and network to answer the question, what next? I recommend this programme to those curious, passionate and hungry for more.

lau.ambassador@master.sdabocconi.it

Adelia Lau - Hong Kong
MFB 2018
F&B Coordinator at Bulgari Hotel Milano

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.

brajcich.ambassador@master.sdabocconi.it

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

Meet the MFB

Upcoming online sessions
2
Sep 2020 10:00 - 17:00
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3
Sep 2020 10:00 - 17:00
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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.

 

  • AN ACTUAL COMMUNITY NEVER STOPS, BUT ADVANCES TOGETHER THROUGH CHALLENGES TURNING THEM INTO OPPORTUNITIES, FOR EVERYBODY.
    The COVID-19 global crisis has turned the world upside down and drastically changed the routines of our lives. Business rules are being re-written and that's 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: choosing to grow professionally means in fact being confident about the future and ready to change for the better.
    Ask our team's expert advice to find out 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

Oct 2019
Application Review Start

Go to admissions

5 Oct 2020
Application Deadline
19 Jan 2021
Program Start
23 Feb 2022
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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