Master of Public Administration

1 Year

Smart solutions to public challenges

SDA Bocconi’s Master of Public Administration (MPA) is a one-year full-time program taught in English to students from around the world. It develops your specialized knowledge and personal skills to work in the public sector and associated institutions, both locally and globally. If you want to make a high-yield investment in your professional future, and look for a solid scientific background and effective and innovative management tools, this is the Master for you.

MPA Perspectives
MPA Perspectives


An MPA means:

  • Building your professional future with the leading School of Management in Italy
  • Acquiring advanced managerial skills specific to the international public sector
  • Learning an independent, transparent, and flexible approach to public management
  • Belonging to a prestigious network of PA professionals

Meet MPA

Personalized Orientation

MPA is a challenge to be taken on with a strong dedication. The Recruiting & Admissions 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.


Tel: +39 02 5836 6217 / 3592 / 3125

Key Facts

Int'l Students

from 10 Countries




Experience in the PA Sector

“MPA is so much more than a Master's program - it is a laboratory where participants use their professional experiences to think creatively and elaborate new solutions to common problems. MPA is a fully tailored, hands on degree which will strengthen your profile and heighten your visibility, equipping you for future professional challenges in the public sector.”

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Alexander Maximilian Hiedemann
MPA Director



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Both as a professional with experience in the design, evaluation and implementation of public policy and a founding partner of a consulting firm, I reached out to SDA Bocconi’s Master of Public Administration (MPA) for an updated and innovative perspective on the state of public management and policy analysis. SDA Bocconi’s reputation as a leading institution of management studies combined with its privileged access to world-class faculty and thought leaders offered an excellent opportunity to hone down the necessary skills and establish crucial connections to enhance my career. Also, SDA Bocconi’s international appeal makes it possible to undertake this formative experience amidst a multicultural group of peers that ensure that the learning process does not stop after class ends. I expect to obtain from the SDA Bocconi MPA the rigorous training, access to resources and inspiration to promote my development into a global leader in the field of public policy.

Eduardo Toscani - Chile
MPA 2017

Assel Yeskendirova, public servant from Astana, joined MPA in 2016 with a goal to gain international experience and managerial skills and knowledge with international standards. With the MPA, Assel not only successfully achieved her goals but also gained a professional network and made life-long friendships by the time she graduated. After only a year of graduation, Assel is back in Italy with a new mission to contribute to the development of bilateral relations between the Republics of Kazakhstan and Italy to serve at the Embassy of the Republic of Kazakhstan in Rome. Her experience studying in Italy gives her credibility and better understanding of the culture, socio-economic developments and aspirations of the Italian people and helps to develop the bilateral relations between the two countries further by bringing it to new heights over the next few years. We would like to wish our Alumna, Assel, all the best with her prestigious assignment and diplomatic career endeavors! 

Assel Yeskendirova - Kazakhstan
MPA 2017
Third Secretary at the Embassy of the Republic of Kazakhstan to Italy

Next Steps

Oct 2018
Program Start
Dec 2019
Program End

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