SDA Bocconi School of Management

Milano, Italy

  • Milano / Italy
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Discover the top reasons to study at SDA Bocconi School of Management

  • Best worldwide ROI
  • Management excellence
  • Practical and applied knowledge
  • Relational Cocoon
  • International class
  • Strategic location
  • Cultural development


SDA Bocconi is the leading School of Management in Italy and also stands among the top-ranked European Institutions. Founded in 1971, with its over 40-year experience, SDA Bocconi School of Management is a pioneer in business education in Italy: its hallmark is innovation and far-reaching modelling that manifest themselves through a wide array of executive courses and master programs.

The School offers a Full-time MBA and a Global Executive MBA in English as well as a modular Executive MBA and an Evening Executive MBA in Italian. It also offers 10 Full-time Specialized Master Programs (5 International + 5 in Italian) and 6 Executive Specialized Master Programs (2 International + 4 in Italian).

SDA Bocconi prides itself for: strategic location, an unparalleled faculty, global outlook, its diversity, powerful networks. The school is positioned in the heart of Milano, a major capital of industry, finance, arts, media and, above all, fashion. Milano is a real-life laboratory for SDA Bocconi. The city is home to a myriad of companies and stock markets to which students are directly exposed. SDA Bocconi added-value is that of having on one side the academic excellence and tradition, guaranteed by Università Bocconi, its reputation, strong faculty and research centers, on the other, an eye constantly opened on the market, on the business world needs, a practical, business oriented approach when facing contents and situations.

SDA Bocconi is globally focused. Students come at SDA Bocconi from across the globe. Every year, the campus is exemplification for diversity, internationalism and gender heterogeneity; the classes bring together individuals from different professional backgrounds with no industry dominating over the other.

Worldwide network's pillar of strength lies in the quality of the partnership SDA Bocconi holds with key business institutions around Italy and across the world. SDA Bocconi alumni operating in major cities around the world represent a concrete global network.

The 1-year Full-Time MBA is the School's flagship program and begins each October with around 100 new MBA students. Great importance is given in the program to soft skills, such as decision-making, personal leadership, negotiation and governance. Students spend the first eight months of the program taking foundation courses and developing management skills followed by a two-month real-world, hands-on experience (individual internship or group consulting project), plus final Concentrations. In addition to 5 functional-based Concentrations, such as Strategy, Corporate Finance, Investments, Innovation and Marketing, the Program offers participants the possibility to further personalize their development by choosing the sector-based Track in Luxury Business Management (LBM) in partnership with Bulgari, one of the global players on the luxury market.
Particular emphasis is given to in-company projects (both individual and group), where students, supported by tutors, check out on the field what they have learnt in class.

Most students choose to take the entire MBA at SDA Bocconi in Milano, but some can apply for the Exchange Program option and spend 3 to 4 months at one of over thirty prestigious business school partners located all around the world.

MBA students have full access to Career Service, which organizes one-to-one career advising and coaching, workshops, corporate presentations, company days, CV book and job postings. Career management and recruiting activities allow participants to get in touch with a wide range of national and international companies.

Latest Rankings

The leading School of Management in Italy and the only Italian School on the top of the charts of all main International Rankings, SDA Bocconi has established itself as a European leader in higher education.
SDA Bocconi School of Management Full-Time MBA climbs the latest Financial Times Global MBA Rankings, gaining three positions in a ranking characterized by 14 new entrants in the top 100. The Program places 14th in Europe and 39th worldwide, remaining the only Italian MBA in the ranking and according to the latest Forbes ranking of ROI, the SDA Bocconi MBA is the 3rd best non-US program, and the School remains the only Italian institution present in the most important international rankings.
SDA Bocconi placed 6th in Europe in the QS Global 200 Business School Report 2012, based on the assessments of Recruiters.


The SDA Bocconi School of Management is accredited by EQUIS, the European Quality Improvement System,which was formed in 1997 by the European Foundation for Management Development as a monitor of excellence among European business schools. SDA Bocconi School of Management is the first school of management education in Italy to have received this honour.

AMBA accreditation (Association of MBAS)


An external Agency offers a free hotel booking service and special conditions to our clients. Accomodation is guaranteed if you book at least 15 days before the course starts.
If you book less than 15 days before, the Agency will do its best to find a suitable and convenient solution.

Student life

Bocconi offers a welcome that few other universities can provide.
Milan is Italys world-renowned fashion and financial centre, one of Europes leading, buzzing capitals: a cosmopolitan blend of high-tech, high finance and haute couture where nationalities mix with ease and at speed.
Creativity and dynamism that will drive you forward
At the crossroads between central, southern and northern Europe, it is an ideal location to learn the rigour of international business, hone your skills and build your career while enjoying the delights of Italian cuisine and hospitality.
Italy offers a vast heritage of culture, history and architecture, not to mention the breathtaking natural sights that range from the peaks of the Alps to the lakes and the warmth of the Mediterranean coast. A unique variety.
As unique as the opportunities that open up when you come through our doors.

Enjoy life

Mountains, lakes and seaside close by If you ever exhaust the leisure opportunities that Milan offers, you still have at hand the entire range of Italian tourist attractions. The Italian Alps are an hour's drive away for skiing, walking or climbing. The lakes and their mild climate and beautiful gardens are even closer. And you need approximately only two to three hours by car to enjoy the Mediterranean coast, whether you head to Venice and the Adriatic Sea or the Liguria Riviera with its cosy villages steeped in sun and history.

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