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Master of Management in Food & Beverage

  • Jan 2022 Next Start
  • 13 Months Duration
  • English Language
  • Full-time Format
  • 2 years Avg. working
  • Milano Where

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. It focuses on management of F&B and related companies, such as manufacturing companies, retailers, and hospitality hotel chains.

Who is MFB for?

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.

Are you ready to start your MFB journey?


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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Why choose us?

1. An All-Round Program to Understand the Food & Beverage World

Within the same Master you will have the chance to cover and focus on 3 different dimensions related to the Food & Beverage industries:

  • F&B Products
  • F&B Retail
  • F&B in Hospitality
2. World-Class Faculty

The strength of SDA Bocconi is a long-standing business management expertise and our Faculty is widely recognized in the business and professional world: this relationship clearly distinguishes our students as highly-qualified candidates for managerial positions.

3. An Innovative Learning Model

Class sessions, case study discussions, and assignments in small teams are integrated with simulations, role-playing exercises, and business games. You will also have presentations, Q&A sessions, and business case sessions with experienced faculty members, recognized professional faculty, and qualified business guest speakers

4. Management In Action

Put into practice all you have learned during a Field project in collaboration with F&B partner companies.

5. Direct Contact With Histories Of Success

Meet and interact with more than 50 top Managers and Entrepreneurs from F&B industry and Hospitality business during our Study Tours and lessons.

6. Be Part Of A Group Of People Who Have Passion For The F&B Industry

All our participants have a great interest and passion for the management of food & beverage and related industries, such as restaurants, hotels, resorts, and advanced retailers. You’ll be able to share your passion with your fellow students coming from all over the world, interested in an in-depth knowledge of this industry from a management point of view.

7. Our Graduates: a Great Opportunity for Companies

All our graduates have an in-depth knowledge of food & beverage and related industries. Their specific knowledge and skills, as well as the theoretical and practical aspects they have learned about the industry, will allow them to offer F&B companies a true competitive advantage when compared with candidates from other programs.

8. Milano and Italy: The Excellence Of Food & Beverage

If you are passionate about food and beverage, there’s no better choice than choosing Italy: the land of food and fine wines. Delve into the Italian culture and heritage through company visits, study tours and seminars. Experience our City Campus in Milan: not only the main business and financial center of Italy, but also the heart of Italian culture, style and innovation.

9. A Great Place To Network

Become part of the Bocconi Community, one of the Europe’s oldest and most prestigious business education institutions, with a network of over 110,000 Alumni worldwide.


EU Ranking

5th in European B-Schools Financial Times 2020


found a new job within 1 year after graduation


24 students coming from 12 countries


F&B Products, Retail and Hospitality

Tuition waivers

awarded to candidates with an outstanding profile


The MFB class




Countries represented




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

What they say about us

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

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.

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


    The COVID-19 global crisis has turned the world upside down and drastically changed our routines. Business rules are being re-written and that is 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. Making the choice to grow professionally means being confident about the future and ready to change for the better.
    Take advantage of the expertise of our team who can advise you on how to find 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

Feb 2021
Application Review Start

Go to admissions

28 Oct 2021
Application Deadline
19 Jan 2022
Program Start
23 Feb 2023
Program End

News & Social

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09 May 2019
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