Full Time MBA

    • Full or part time
      Full time & On campus available
    • Course fees
    • Course Disciplines
      Business & Management - Other
    • Course Start
    • Course Duration
      1 year full time
    • MBA Program Type

    Course Description

    An intense, international MBA in the heart of Milano, the hub of Italy's culture and innovation, and at SDA Bocconi, one of the highest-ranked schools of management in the world and a trailblazer in European business education.

    A 1-year MBA, designed to flexibly meet the needs of students, with personal care and global exposure.

    A program which goes beyond conventional managerial knowledge, and connects students with top-notch, inspirational leaders and iconic brands: from Google to Starbucks, from Prada to Illy. A program which offers students new perspective and ample opportunities through a bunch of Special Seminars, Leadership Series and Extra-curricular and Club Activities. 

    This is what your MBA is going to be like.

    Who is it for?

    • For around 100 students from 30+ countries and diverse backgrounds, willing to invest in high-return management education, concentrated in as short a time as possible, to effectively tackle market's challenges.
    • For professionals ready to make the famed 'triple jump' in their career - change either in industry sector, function or country, industry and function, or for those who want to go one step further towards a full-fledged career in general management.
    • For highly-motivated goal-achievers, looking for a transformational learning experience to become drivers of organizational change.

    Are you ready to start your MBA journey?

    1 Year: A flexible MBA Curriculum that Balances Learning and Career

    The SDA Bocconi Full-Time MBA is an ambitious undertaking: it requires drive and motivation, but it gives you a unique opportunity to improve personally and professionally.

    You will be plunged into a very intensive period of full-time work that accommodates learning and practice in just one year. Core Courses and Concentrations sequentially occur in 9 intense months of class, between September and May. From June onwards, and for up to six months, you can flexibly choose among individual internship, entrepreneurial project or group business lab to practice what you learned. More alternatives for the Fall Term include staying on campus to test and consolidate your soft skills with business games, 360-degree cases and other final courses, or going on exchange to other top international business schools.

    The Full-Time MBA is a postgraduate and post-experience degree in general management, with a wide scope for specialization, guaranteed by the fact that electives are clustered in 4+1 concentrations among which students have to take choices.

    The SDA Bocconi MBA's integrated curriculum:

    • Is based on real- world management knowledge.
    • Draws directly on our faculty's current research work,
    • as well as on influential leaders' experience, to provide real-world learning opportunities.
    • Blends the analytical and social dimensions of managerial issues and takes a careful look on at the production of ethical and sustainable value.
    • Takes place in a unique learning environment: theoretical and practical, diverse, teamwork-oriented, open to the world, and fostering interpersonal communication.

    MBA is demanding, sometimes stressful, but it is also sustainable, allowing a proper balance between career aspirations and personal life, as well as fostering awareness of the importance of what's beyond the boundary of firms. Special SeminarsLeadership Series Seminars and Extra-Curricular Activities - an actual "Program beyond the Program" which offers students new perspective and ample opportunities for life-long networking and friendship.

    See website for full course structure.

    Other Features of the Full-time MBA

    Alongside the activities that make up its main structure, the SDA Bocconi Full-time MBA offers you other initiatives to support and enrich your overall preparation and give you an alternative look at some aspects of business, the economy, and our society.

    Optional MBA Online Pre-Courses

    You don’t have a sound economic and financial preparation? Don’t worry! Starting from April the School provides optional online pre-courses that include Introduction to Financial Accounting, Quantitative Methods, Macroeconomics and Microeconomics. And if you want, you can also learn Italian and the main IT tools.


    The MBA changes your career and your life.

    An MBA is a radical experience after which your professional prospects, even personal ones, will no longer be the same. We are aware of this and it’s why we have designed a Career Services division that wants to be a valuable support for students who aim to achieve high career goals and for companies looking for highly talented individuals.


    Are you an inquisitive and enthusiastic person, a good listener with the ability to focus and a desire to be involved? Then you have the perfect personal profile for our MBA! MBA students also have a strong intuition and stamina, a solid academic background, and sound work experience.


    Visit the Full Time MBA page on the SDA Bocconi School of Management web site for more details!

    (Student Profile)

    Swapnil Kashyap

    My career goals flow from two fundamental beliefs, first, the marriage of business and welfare traditionally has few takers. However, if history is any guide, both are equally important for development of human race. And secondly, the world is changing at a blinding pace and at every turn and twist of the change, Darwin's principle of survival of the fittest, has been confirmed. Those that survive are those that adapt. Of all thing I have learnt during this MBA, the most useful skills I have inherited are collaboration, compassion, and agility to tackle the blinding pace of the disruptive changes of today. I'm not sure what is out there for us in near future but I'm very sure that in long-term, we all are set to make an impact in society and lead the change.

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    Entry Requirements

    You are required to submit an official transcript or certified copy of your grades (in English or Italian) and a certified copy of your graduate certificate from the college or university attended. This must include grades for individual subjects with the grading scale, the type of degree, the date of graduation and the dates of enrolment.

    Applicants who obtained a university degree in Italy must provide a self-declaration of their degree certificate and transcript (form provided by their university). This self-declaration is only for students who graduated from Italian universities.

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