On Wednesday June 7th, SDA Bocconi School of Management and GISMA Business School celebrated the launch of their new partnership that will bring world class executive education to Berlin.
The event reflected the spirit of the new collaboration and focused on the programs planned next fall.
Representatives from both schools came together for a networking evening and panel discussion at the GISMA Berlin campus.
Giuseppe Soda, SDA Bocconi Dean gave the keynote speech “The power of networks” after the introductory talk of Thorsten Thiel, GISMA Managing Director and Gabriele Troilo’s speech as SDA Bocconi Dean for Open Markets and New Business Division.
The presentations offered valuable insights, followed by a lively panel discussion and Q&A session. Attendees included delegates from the Italian Embassy and Italian Chamber Of Commerce, current and prospective students, guests and alumni from both Schools.
Starting in the second half of 2017, the initial course portfolio will include executive programs covering the following topics
• Start-Up Finance
• Getting Things Done: The Role of Informal Networks
• Leading Multinational Teams
• International Negotiation
According to Thorsten Thiel, Managing Director at GISMA, the partnership is likely to expand to include more programs. He said: “We are extremely proud to have the privilege of working with SDA Bocconi and offering their programs at our campus in Berlin. With Europe’s constant changing political and business landscapes and the impact that technological developments are likely to have on business in Germany in the coming years, it is crucial that organizations of all sizes stay ahead of the curve so they can assess potential risks and make the most of the opportunities arising from these changes."
Giuseppe Soda, SDA Bocconi Dean, confirms the relevance of this new Partnership: “Our goal is to be an increasingly international School of Management, capable of conducting rigorous, relevant and multidisciplinary studies, and this collaboration constitutes an important opportunity to directly impact the German market. Internationalization is a top priority for SDA Bocconi and the launching of new and challenging International Executive Programs in partnership with GISMA reflects our mission: to contribute to the development of individuals and organizations by creating and disseminating innovative managerial knowledge.”
SDA Bocconi School of Management