MFB - Management in Food and Beverage, Master

  • Application Deadline
  • 12 months
  • Tuition Fee
    31000 EUR/year
    Tuition fee
    31000 EUR/year
    Tuition fee
  • English
The MFB - Management in Food and Beverage at SDA Bocconi School of Managementis a full-time, international, one-year program that is taught entirely in English and attracts students from all over the world. The program focuses on management of F&B and related companies, such as restaurants, hotels, resorts and advanced retailers, from an innovative and effective perspective.


Lectures by professors and guest speakers are alternated with group exercises, team and individual projects, simulations, role-playing and case study analysis. You will have many Q&A sessions on contemporary issues the industry faces now and in the perceived future. 

MFB regards management as a unique recipe that requires many carefully-measured ingredients, including strong theoretical and practical knowledge, vision, drive, determination and the ability to identify opportunities and bring together people, cultures and traditions.

MFB - Management in Food and Beverage 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 restaurant and hotel business
  • You need to be more specialized in order to progress in your career
  • You want the opportunity to interact with international leaders in this sector
  • You are ready for the challenge of a specialized and intense business program
  • You are ready for an innovative curriculum from an internationally recognized School of Management.

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.

What MFB can offer you

  • Solid foundations in management, including practical, creative and professional skills
  • Strong knowledge to operate successfully in the F&B sector, a market that is an important part of the global economy
  • Direct contact with excellent companies and their leaders, who are often guest speakers on the program
  • A dynamic environment, a focus on the global market and a multidisciplinary approach
  • An exceptional faculty, involving worldwide recognized Partners, top executives and managers who will provide their specific professional knowledge and perspective

MFB Highlights

Although there are other programs in the world focused on the food & beverage industry, the SDA Bocconi MFB is the only management program to offer a rounded education in F&B, along with the finest Italy has to offer, to support business and entrepreneurship in this field.

MFB is organized with the support of Altagamma, an association of internationally renowned Italian companies operating in the high end of the market.

Benefits of choosing MFB

A specialized Faculty

The strongest commitment of the Master of Management in Food & Beverage is to combine a significant foundation and methodology of management with business skills and a deeper knowledge in relation to the F&B industries as well as restaurant, food service and hospitality business.
The specialized experience of our Faculty, partners, professional faculty members and guest speakers from the F&B business community, together with the Italian culture and heritage make this objective uniquely achievable.

The MFB Faculty will exploit the techniques and methods of SDA Bocconi guiding you through a path of personal and professional development.

The direction of your Career

In today's Food & Beverage industries, it is increasingly important to have a strong managerial approach and a well-developed entrepreneurial sensitivity to fulfill crucial positions, such as Brand & Product Manager, Export/Import Manager, Supply Chain Manager, Communications Manager, Area Manager and Marketing Manager, Product and Business Developer, just to name a few.

The industry commitment

MFB benefits from the participation of executives and top managers from more than 50 international companies in F&B production and distribution, as well as food service and hospitality business, both from large multinational companies and the top Italian companies.

A great place to network

MFB offers students the opportunity to attend fairs and events, as well as company visits and trips to locations across Italy, providing access to a strong international network with the most exciting firms of the Food, Beverage and Hospitality industries for you to develop relationships for future collaboration.
Networking will start on day one of the program and continue throughout your career. Your network will include a top-level faculty that is also an important partner of many leading companies, senior executives and managers, all of whom can boast specialized knowledge in this sector and bring new perspectives. Last but not least, your passionate fellow students and alumni will make up an important part of your network.

Milano, a taste of Italy

The SDA Bocconi MFB is the only management program to offer a rounded education in Food & Beverage, along with the finest Italy has to offer, to support business and entrepreneurship in this field. Choosing SDA Bocconi and coming to Milano means choosing a vibrant environment, the entrepreneurial, financial and industrialized center of Italy, a gateway to Europe. And Milano, of course, is culture, fashion, design, food and the art of living.
In addition, in 2015 Milano is hosting the Expo, where the entire world will discuss about "Feeding the Planet, Energy for Life".


Programme Structure

  • Italian Excellence
  • Business Modelling
  • Organizational Design in the Information Age
  • Marketing Management
  • Quantitative Methods
  • Accounting
  • Operations Management
  • Management Control
  • Market & Product Innovation
  • Brand Management
  • Corporate Finance
  • International Development
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Sales Management
  • F&B Sales and Marketing
  • People Management
  • Retail Management
  • Business Planning
  • Food Strategy Business Game
  • Study Tour
  • New Product Development
  • Agribusiness
  • Creative Entrepreneurship
  • F&B Cost Control and Revenue Management
  • Luxury Food Management
  • F&B @ Hotel
  • Tourism Management
  • Chefs & Restaurants
  • Study Tour

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 12 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode

English Language Requirements

This programme requires students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

Academic Requirements

  • University degree in any discipline
  • International profile with at least two years professional experience
  • Fluency in English. Candidates whose mother tongue is not English are required to submit a TOEFL, IELTS, PTE Academic or CPE result.
  • SDA Test. Details on the SDA Test will be communicated by the Admissions Service once the pre-selection is complete (or GMAT/GRE if already taken)
  • Admissions interview


  • CV and passport size picturesto be uploaded to the online application
  • Degree Certificate and Transcript
  • Proficiency in English
  • GMAT/GRE or SDA Test
  • Interview
  • Application from Sponsor companies
  • Copy of ID or Passport?
  • Application fee

Work Experience

At least 2 year(s) of work experience are required.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    31000 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 31000 EUR per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    31000 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 31000 EUR per year and a duration of 12 months.

Living costs for Milano

850 - 1,450 EUR/month
Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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