SDA Bocconi School of Management

Introduction
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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 9 Full-time Specialized Master Programs (5 International + 4 in Italian) and 6 Executive Specialized Master Programs (2 International + 4 in Italian). Furthermore, the School offers a large variety of Executive Education Open and Custom Programs each year.

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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 centres, 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 with about 100 MBA students.

The Program starts with Opening Week: a one-week MBA boot camp, during which you are asked to understand and live the essence of your forthcoming year.

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 4 functional-based Concentrations, such as Finance, Innovation, Entrepreneurship 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 LVMH, the renowned leader in the worldwide luxury business.

The very last part of the MBA will take place in the Arrivederci Week: Arts and Business, Telco and New media, Government-related finance, Pharma and Health, and first-hand “Made in Italy” business models.

As a major international school of management, SDA Bocconi is engaged in an active and prestigious network of exchanges, collaborations and interactions with peer institutions. The International Exchange Program offers selected candidates the opportunity to spend 3 to 4 months of the program at another top business school.

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.

Website: www.sdabocconi.it

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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 placed 5th in Europe in the QS Global 200 Business School Report 2014/2015, based on the assessments of Recruiters.

In addition, the SDA Bocconi MBA ranks among the top programs in the world as the best value for money, the investment in MBA education which pays itself back most quickly. According to the latest Forbes ranking of return on investment (ROI, the average time graduates need to earn back tuition fees), the SDA Bocconi MBA is 3rd among non-US programs in the world, while the Good-Value MBA’s ranking 2014 by The Economist places the School 4th globally. In the Bloomberg Businessweek Top Int'l B-School ranking 2014, SDA Bocconi's Full-Time MBA gained two places and ranked 14th among the best programs taught outside of the U.S., and 11th in Europe.

Last but not least, in the Financial Times Global MBA rankings 2015 the Program places 10th in Europe and 26th worldwide, remaining the only Italian MBA in the ranking.

This school offers programs in:
  • English

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Master

Executive Master in Marketing & Sales (EMMS)

Online & Campus Combined Part time 14  January 2017 Italy Milan

Executive Master in Marketing & Sales - Working, learning, and living at your most. It is a joint initiative SDA Bocconi /ESADE – more connections, broader expansions. [+]

The executive format of the program means that traditional classes are combined with distance learning sessions, allowing you to work and study at the same time. The master focuses on sales and marketing, and offers you the opportunity to study not only at SDA Bocconi in Milano but also at ESADE in Barcelona and Madrid. EMMS is the Master for you if You want to progress further in your career without taking time out to study You wish to strengthen your knowledge of sales and marketing in an international context You want to be able to apply immediately what you have learned in the program You are interested in developing networking opportunities in the international market What EMMS can offer you A unique and specialized program of study in marketing and sales that includes classes in 3 different cities, distance learning sessions and the opportunity to put into practice what you have learned through a business project. [-]

Executive Master in Strategic Human Resource Management (EMSHRM)

Campus Part time 10  February 2017 Italy Milan

Executive Master in Strategic Human Resource Management (EMSHRM) - HR: from challenges to changes. This is an international 10-months Executive Program that places an in-depth emphasis on the business context of HR management and leadership, focusing on the organizational and strategic issues influencing HR decisions. [+]

The Executive Master in Strategic Human Resource Management (EMSHRM) offers you a 10 month international executive program that places an in-depth emphasis on the business context of HR management and leadership by focusing on the organizational and strategic issues influencing HR decisions. What EMSHRM can offer you A focus on strategic and organizational issues that influence HR decisions The knowledge to advise top executives and to drive changes in complex organizational settings. A thorough understanding of key HR strategies, structure, systems and processes. The tools to understand the context in which HR strategy and leadership play a part. Benefits of choosing EMSHRM An all-round view of HR This Master is taught by an International Faculty. By having Senior Faculty members and a coaching path, the program is able to offer students a wider variety of perspectives on the HR strategy and systems, making the learning experience even more valuable. Moreover, numerous guest speakers from EMSHRM International Board, make the participation lively and always connectet with business practice and excellence. An invaluable network A Master like EMSHRM will allow you to build an international network, both during and after the program. Many of your contacts will be colleagues, board members, organizations, and alumni – an ever-growing network that will prove priceless over the years. Knowledge that is immediately applicable There are 8 modules in the program, each lasting four to 5 days, including six Saturdays. These modules are intensive and designed to offer knowledge that can immediately be put into practice in the workplace. Subjects covered range from strategy, finance, HR strategy, structure and systems to leadership, in an international perspective. Wherever you are, SDA Bocconi is where you want to be While this program will allow you to continue working, no matter where you are based, SDA Bocconi will be the place where you come to study, meet with colleagues, faculty board members and develop long-term relationships that will enlarge your professional network. [-]

Master in Arts Management and Administration

Campus Full time 12  October 2017 Italy Milan

The Master in Arts Management and Administration (MAMA) is a full-time, international, one-year program that is taught entirely in English and attracts students [+]

The Master in Arts Management and Administration (MAMA) is a full-time, international, one-year program that is taught entirely in English and attracts students from all over the world. MAMA aims to support artistic innovation and cultural development worldwide, by strengthening the leadership and management skills required for arts organizations to thrive. Leveraging on Italian excellence in cultural heritage and artistic production, the program will strengthen your cultural background as well as your professional skills, which will allow your career to flourish. MAMA is the Master for you if You are passionate about arts and culture. You want a career as a professional, manager, consultant or entrepreneur in arts and cultural fields. You want to improve your managerial expertise in one of Europe’s leading Schools of Management. You want to learn about the Italian and European artistic traditions and how they are supported and developed. What MAMA can offer you Solid foundations in management, including practical, creative and professional skills. Specific knowledge to operate successfully in the arts and culture sector. Direct contact with top Italian and International arts organizations and their leaders, who are often guest speakers in the program. A stimulating environment, focusing on an international market with a multidisciplinary approach. A dedicated arts management faculty, who has close ties with the arts world and the arts management community. The MAMA Grand Tour, taking you out of Milan to experience world-famous centers of Italian culture, including Venice, Florence, Rome and Naples. MAMA Internships – a chance to work for one of MAMA’s main partners or collaborating institutions. [-]

Master in Corporate Finance (MCF)

Campus Full time 12  September 2017 Italy Milan

The Master in Corporate Finance (MCF) is an intense and stimulating one-year program in English, designed to provide students with the knowledge and skills necessary to drive innovation and master different international finance management techniques and tools, whether you work for a company or an institution. Choosing MCF means investing in your personal and professional development, with a view to taking your career to the next level. [+]

The Master in Corporate Finance (MCF) is an intense and stimulating one-year program in English, designed to provide students with the knowledge and skills necessary to drive innovation and master different international finance management techniques and tools, whether you work for a company or an institution. Choosing MCF means investing in your personal and professional development, with a view to taking your career to the next level. MCF is the Master for you if You want to offer high quality solutions to financial problems. You want to be provided with the most advanced techniques of Financial Management. You are looking for a blend of leadership and respect for others, ethics and appreciation of diversity. You want an internationally recognized qualification. You want to operate in complex scenarios with unique tools and capabilities. What MCF can offer you A Specialized Master 100% finance-focused, to form professional graduates Practical and applied financial knowledge and technical skills Ability to directly tackle financial tasks without any additional training B-School intense teaching methods (business cases, business games, professional faculty, simulation, software) Specialized technical preparation by a faculty that has strong links with the financial community “Learning and practicing Finance means being at the center of the stage in the economic world. The most motivated and ambitious people do it and they are rewarded with professional and personal satisfactions and monetary outcomes. So, do you want to be at the center of the stage with us?” Alberto Dell'Acqua | MCF Director [-]

Master in Fashion, Experience & Design Management (MAFED)

Campus Full time 12  January 2017 Italy Milan

The Master in Fashion, Experience & Design Management (MAFED) is a full-time, one-year intense program that is taught entirely in English and attracts students from [+]

The Master in Fashion, Experience & Design Management (MAFED) is a full-time, one-year intense program that is taught entirely in English and attracts students from all over the world. MAFED aims at the culture of results-oriented creativity, which implies coping with the unlimited imagination of creative people, your awareness of the beautiful and original, and the constraints of timing and the fickleness of consumers. MAFED is the Master for you if You aspire to take on a managerial role in a fashion, luxury or design-based company, or you are interested in implementing your start-up in the sector You are looking for a program that gives you direct exposure to the industry world, where things happen You want to obtain a qualification that is in line with your objectives You want a recognized International Specialized Post-Graduate and Post-Experience Master, for International profiles with professional experience. What MAFED can offer you The program, with its focused approach and its close links with the industry, will enable you to: Receive specialized management education and tools in one of the world’s fashion and design capitals, where many high-profile events take place every year. Interact with a dedicated F&D academic and professional Faculty Join an international network with students from over twenty nationalities and more than 450 Alumni worldwide Visit companies including factories, showrooms, and flagship stores Learn about new trends and successful business models moving between fashion and design based industries and across segments, from luxury to fast fashion retailers. A fact about MAFED MAFED is offered in partnership with Altagamma, an association of internationally renowned Italian companies operating in the high end of the market, and is an AACSB accredited Master program. [-]

Master of Management in Food & Beverage (MFB)

Campus Full time 12  January 2017 Italy Milan

he Master of Management in Food & Beverage (MFB) is 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. MFB has a multidisciplinary approach and adopts an experiential method. [+]

The Master of Management in Food & Beverage (MFB) is 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. MFB has a multidisciplinary approach and adopts an experiential method. 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 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. 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. [-]

Master of Public Administration

Campus Full time 12  October 2017 Italy Milan

The Master of Public Administration (MPA) offered by SDA Bocconi School of Management is a one-year full-time program taught in English to students from around the world. [+]

Master of Public Administration Smart solutions to public challenges. The Master of Public Administration (MPA) offered by SDA Bocconi School of Management is a one-year full-time program taught in English to students from around the world. The MPA helps international students develop specialized knowledge and personal qualities for professional work in the public sector and associated institutions both locally and globally. State-of-the-art scientific background, actionable knowledge, professionalism and openness to diversity make the MPA a unique, once-in-a-life learning experience for future managers of public interests. The MPA is designed for students who are looking for solid public management tools and want to pursue a managerial career in governmental and non-governmental organizations, international institutions, as well as private businesses working with the public sector. MPA is the Master for you if You find managing public interests not only useful but also highly rewarding. You are looking for a highly ranked School of Management with a strong reputation and a public management department founded in 1976, devoted to the development of applied public management studies through research and education and has a solid international reputation. You are an established professional seeking leadership responsibilities in the international public sector. What MPA can offer you Will provide you with the skills and tools required to be a manager in the public sector. Will also teach you about international policies and best practices, while encouraging you to have an independent, transparent and flexible approach to public management. You will benefit from the MPA’s collaboration with a network of governmental institutions, international organizations and NGOs, which could eventually become your next career move. Benefits of choosing MPA Managing public interests locally and globally The MPA is a unique experience for every student and we know what it takes to help participants develop the practical skills that are needed on the job. That is why the MPA's pedagogy and working methods consist of a mix of traditional teaching and managerial education. Students and faculty from all over the world as well as strong connections with international institutions make the MPA program a truly international experience. A learning path The MPA is more than a package of courses. It is a comprehensive and well-balanced learning path, designed to help students achieve the maximum standards of professional knowledge and behavior. From the basics of public management to concentrations and internships, the MPA's learning environment fosters the development of a creative mindset required to tackle public management issues at a global level. A broad personal and professional network MPA students develop a large international network of contacts that typically include colleagues, faculty, guest speakers, public sector leaders, partner organizations, MPA Alumni and the larger Bocconi Alumni Association. This is another of the many benefits of studying at SDA Bocconi. Milano, a gateway to Europe The MPA location in Milano, the most international and fashionable city in Italy, provides the perfect environment for making the most of your time. While attending the program, you can enjoy everything the city has to offer. Milano is also a central hub for traveling all over Italy, Europe and the World. Enjoy getting in touch with a variety of cultures and backgrounds, with an Italian flare. [-]

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