Part-Time Business Administration Program

Study mode:On campus Study type:Full-time Languages: English
Local:$ 55.6k / Academic year(s) Foreign:$ 55.6k / Academic year(s)  
StudyQA ranking:787 Duration:12 months

The 1-year Full-Time MBA is the School’s flagship program with just 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.

Full-Time MBA structure is organized around three cornerstones: Planning and Innovation, Leading people and Processes, Controlling and Investment. These core courses represent the competence requirements of a global manager.

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.

The SDA Bocconi MBA places 1st in the world as the best value for money,this is according to the latest Bloomberg Businessweek’s ranking of return on for the best MBA programs around the world.

Full Time MBA in Short

Empowering lives through knowledge and imagination: this is the mission that has always directed the SDA Bocconi School of Management.

The SDA Bocconi MBA places 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 the 3rd best non-US program in the world.

SDA Bocconi remains the only Italian Business School to feature amongst the 100 top international MBA programs in the Financial Times Global MBA Rankings 2014, moving up 8 places in the world and 3 in Europe and ranking 31st worldwide and 11th in Europe.

SDA Bocconi 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.


1-year Full-Time MBA:

  • A challenging life time experience to learn the art of management and grow personally and professionally.
  • Academic expertise plus practical and applied knowledge.
  • One-to-one interaction between students, faculty and dedicated Staff.
  • A 360 degree learning experience, a rich and diverse community with students from over 30 countries and mixed academic, professional and cultural backgrounds.
  • New career opportunities and a network of relations worldwide.
  • Student club activities.
  • Seminar series and events to expose MBA students to knowledge and experience of top international leaders and influential scholars.
  • Strategic location for cultural and professional development

International Exchange Program

The opportunity to complete the MBA abroad at one of the top international Partener Institutions. As a major international school of management, SDA Bocconi is engaged in an active and prestigious network of exchanges, collaborations and interactions with its peer institutions. The International Exchange Program offers selected candidates the opportunity to spend the last months of the program at prestigious institutions.

The Exchange Program Network

  • Europe

ESSEC Business School (Cergy-Pontoise); HEC MBA (Jouy-en-Josas); IE, Instituto de Empresa (Madrid); KOC University, Graduate School of Business (Istanbul); London Business School (London); MBS, Manchester Business School, University of Manchester (Manchester); RSM, Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University (Rotterdam)

  • USA

Babson College (Babson Park, MA); Fuqua School of Business, Duke University (Durham, NC); The Johnson School at Cornell University (Ithaca, NY); Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth (Hanover, NH); UCLA Anderson School of Management, University of California, Los Angeles (Los Angeles, CA); UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School, University of North Carolina (Chapel Hill, NC); The University of Chicago Booth School of Business (Chicago, IL); Warrington College of Business Administration, University of Florida (Gainesville, FL); Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania (Philadelphia, PA);

  • Canada

Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto (Toronto, ON); Sauder School of Business, University of British Columbia (Vancouver, BC); Schulich School of Business, York University (Toronto, ON);

  • Australia

AGSM MBA Program Australian School of Business, University of New South Wales (Sydney, NSW);

  • Brazil

FGV-EAESP, Fundação Getulio Vargas, Escola de Administração de Empresas de São Paulo (São Paulo)

  • China

CEIBS, China Europe International Business School (Shanghai); HKUST Business School - The School of Business and Management, The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (Hong Kong); Tsinghua SEM - School of Economics and Management, Tsinghua University (Beijing)

  • India

ISB - Indian School of Business (Hyderabad)

  • Japan

Graduate School of International Management, International University of Japan (Niigata); Keio Business School, Keio University (Yokohama Kanagawa)

About SDA Bocconi School of Management

The leading School of Management in Italy and the only Italian School present in all of the most important International rankings (Financial Times, Bloomberg Businessweek, The Economist, Forbes), SDA Bocconi has established itself as a European leader in higher education.

SDA Bocconi School of Management is part of Università Bocconi, the first Italian University to grant a degree in economics. For over a century, Bocconi has played a leading role in Italy’s social and economic modernization.

SDA Bocconi has been engaged in the promotion and organization of executive education since 1971, with an International approach. The School’s vision of empowering life through knowledge and imagination lies behind its program offerings: Executive Education Open and Custom Programs, MBA and Master Programs, for the development of individuals, companies, institutions and economic systems.

Choosing SDA Bocconi and coming to Milano means choosing a vibrant environment, the entrepreneurial, financial and industrialized center of Italy, a doorway to Europe. In short, a wealth of international contacts and opportunities.

And Milano, of course, is culture, fashion, design, food and the art of living.

Latest Rankings

  • 11th MBA in Europe - FT Global MBA Rankings 2014 (+3)
  • 31st MBA Worldwide - FT Global MBA Rankings 2014 (+8)
  • 8th BS in Europe - FT European B-Schools Rankings 2013 (+3)
  • 28th BS in Europe - FT Executive MBA Rankings 2013 (+7)
  • 10th BS in Europe, 19th Worldwide - FT Executive Education Rankings 2013 (+7)
  • 8th BS in Europe, 15th Worldwide - FT Custom Education Rankings 2013 (+8)
  • 14th MBA in Europe, 47th MBA Worldwide - Which MBA, The Economist 2013 (+23)
  • 6th MBA in Europe - QS TopMBA Global 200 Business Schools Report 2013 (+1)
  • 3rd MBA Program outside US - Forbes 2013 (+1)


PRE COURSES – September

  • Accounting
  • Economics
  • Quantitative Methods
  • Italian


CORE COURSES – October / April

  • Planning & Innovating
  • Controlling & Investing
  • Leading people and Processes


  • Soft skills & Values


  • Telecom Italia project
  • Simulation on Growth


  • Individual Internships
  • Entrepreneurial projects
  • Group Projects
  • Research Papers


In partnership with LVMH

CONCENTRATIONS – September/ Early November

  • Finance and Financial Istitutions
  • Customer Marketing and Social Media
  • Innovation, Product Development, Execution
  • Private Equity, Entrepreneurship and Renawal

International Exchange program – September / December

Alternative option

Selection process is based on an overall analysis of various factors. Skills, talents and formal pre-requisites: enthusiasm, ability to listen, concentration and involvement, responsibility, motivation to grow as a manager and a person. You must also score well on the formal admissions requirements: a degree in any discipline, tests score and work experience.Application formThe application is available exclusively online, and must be completed in English. The application includes several short-answer questions which will allow us to understand more about your personal and professional experiences and your reasons for wanting to attend this MBA program.Degree certificate, transcriptYou are required to submit an original/official or certified original transcript of grades (in English or Italian) from the college or university attended Professional experience, detailed CV Participants in our current class have an average of 5 years work experience, with the range between 2 and 11.Proficiency in EnglishAll applicants must be highly proficient in written and spoken English. If English is not your mother tongue, you must take the TOEFL, IELTS, PTE or CPE.GMATThis is mandatory for all candidates and must include the Analytical Writing Assessment (AWA). GMAT is an internationally recognized test in English that evaluates your quantitative, verbal, and analytical skillsTwo letters of referenceThese letters must be from people who know you well enough professionally and/or academically to supply an exhaustive evaluation of your professional and/or academic performance and provide a detailed evaluation of your qualifications for an MBAApplication from sponsor companiesIn the case that your company intends to financially support your participation in the program (through partial or total payment of the tuition fee), an application must be completed by a company representativeInterviewAfter an initial review of your application, a select number of candidates will be invited for an admissions interview. This allows you to show that you possess the essential skills and talents that are the key to getting the most out of the MBA experience(se troppo lungo togliere le descrizioni e linkare a: Work Experience At least 2 year(s) of work experience is required.

There are several scholarships and tuition waivers offered by the School, as well as by companies, consultancy firms and other organizations.

These are usually awarded before the Program begins.

Admission to the Program is independent of the award of any scholarship or tuition waiver. (se possibile linkare a:

The School assists candidates in their search for funding by supplying the necessary documentation and encourages them to explore all scholarships and loans possibilities in time. Bocconi grants opportunities for low-interest loans available to admitted students, thanks to agreements with some partner banks. Furthermore the University provides international students with information about possible sources for financing in several countries.

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Tuition Waivers for the 2014/15 MBA Edition
SDA Bocconi School of Management made available 26 total/partial merit-based tuition waivers to 2013-2014 MBA candidates with an outstanding profile. The number and assignment criteria of total or partial tuition waivers are defined and acknowledged by a special Commission whose decision is final and will be notified to beneficiaries by the beginning of the Program.
Applications will be evaluated according to the following criteria:

  • Analysis of academic and professional record;
  • Analysis of the requirements indicated in the specific notice of competition;
  • Results of the MBA selection process.






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