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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.

MFB Perspectives
MFB Perspectives

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 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

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

Why did you choose the SDA Bocconi MFB?
MFB just seemed right! Back in 2017, I was working late hours as a corporate lawyer at a prestigious American law firm. MFB seemed like a bridge that would allow me to work on managerial hard and soft skills which I lacked, crossing into a new career. My passion for food & beverage, love for Italy and respect for SDA Bocconi made the choice easier. Today, as the export area manager for Costa d’Oro, in charge of the company’s operations in Brazil i’m sure it was the right one.
Describe your MFB in three words
How did MFB contribute to your personal and professional life?
MFB is an experience on its own. No other master degree (which I know of) allows you to be so close to the F&B industry while connecting with so many people from different cultures. MFB contributed to my personal life by teaching me the importance of achievements as a team and the respect for your peers – ideas from different backgrounds might also lead you to the right choice through a different path. At a professional level I managed to change careers and be more prepared – needless to say that MFB played a huge role.
To whom would you recommend the MFB program to?
To all those who are willing to start working in the F&B industry and are passionate about F&B and ready for the challenge. Life is what you want it to be, so strive and make it happen!

Alfredo Matheus Maldonado - Brazilian/Italian
MFB 2018
Jr. Sales Area Manager Brazil and South America at Costa d’Oro S.p.A.

Meet the MFB

Upcoming online sessions
Apr 2021 10:00 - 17:00
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Apr 2021 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.


    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

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