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

Do you believe the world is going to be a better place in the next year or decade? And, how can we achieve this?

For me, UNLEASH proves the potential and process to hit the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) of the United Nations Agenda 2030. It means global collaboration, disruptive innovation and sustainable development.
As the world’s problems are getting more complex and interrelated,, we need more collaborative tools to make solutions flow across borders and sectors, and more disruptive changes to challenge existing systems. So this August, UNLEASH made Denmark “a festival of disruptions,” where 1000 global participants went through the innovation process of problem-framing, brainstorming, prototyping, testing and pitching, building up more than 200 ideas in 10 days. Moreover, at present my team and I are still scheduling weekly Skype calls to push ideas forward and seek external resources for pilot and implementation and setting up social entrepreneurship across borders.

Have you ever done something to make our world a better place?

I ask myself. As a business student, every day we talk about business strategy and how to drive economic impact in the private sector. But Unleash, makes me reflect on how negligible the social engagement I contributed before and believe how great the social impact one person can bring to the world. After UNLEASH, I am more determined to become one of those role models, to have my voice heard and influence people towards sustainable development goals.
Though the event was only 10 days, I am sure the ambition and engagement of 1000 global youth to social progress will be life-long. If you want to get involved in this life-changing lab and learn more about UNLEASH ideas, please check the page https://unleash.org/

Liu (River) He - Chinese
MFB 2017

Why did you choose the SDA Bocconi MFB?

It is an interesting program covering both the academic (theoretical) subjects as well as practical experiences (including Sommellier / cooking courses, tasting and factory visits).

Describe your MFB in three words

Inspiring year with full coverage of Italian food and beverage world.

How did MFB contributed to your personal and professional life?

Personally, I learned a lot about what Italy can offer in terms of food and beverage to the world. It has enlarged my scope in this field. ıt has also taught me a lot about general management skills.

To whom would you recommend the MFB program to?

I would recommend it to students younger than 30 years old with only few years of non food / beverage related sector experience or older students either with a family business in this field or with related experience in food and beverage. It would also be inspirational for students who have a passion for this field to learn more of a management point of view.

Ebru Atamturk - Turkish
MFB 2010
Director of Global Accounts and Cross Trade at Arkas Holding

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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