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FOR PEOPLE WHO JUST WONT STOP

1-YEAR FULL-TIME
MBA
2017 | 2018

MILANO | ITALY
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THE SDA BOCCONI MBA PROGRAM


IS WAITING FOR YOU

Your SDA Bocconi MBA will be a challenging life experience


in a rich and diverse community.
A multi-faceted and stimulating approach to management,
bringing out your true potential.
You will empower your future and grow your talent with
passion and imagination, in a vibrant city which will be
the best location for your personal and professional
development, combining cultural heritage and creativity
with a forward-looking, business-oriented approach.
GIUSEPPE SODA | Dean, SDA Bocconi School of Management
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YOUR PARTNER FOR BUILDING YOUR FUTURE

The SDA Bocconi MBA is designed to build responsible, reliable and effective business leaders. It gives
you the chance to boost your current career path or change to a new one by nurturing your personal
growth and fostering professional development.
It offers you the experience, the international outlook and the multicultural environment essential for an
international career in a global economy. It gives you the opportunity to become part of the SDA Bocconi
student and alumni community, a network of long-lasting relationships.
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SDA BOCCONI FULL-TIME MBA

What you breathe in an MBA class is something unique.


An effervescent mix of cutting edge knowledge in
economics, management and finance, the bold sense
of community that links the faculty with students and
knowing that everyone is committed to excellence.
The MBA is a real place where ambitious leaders must
reside.

STEFANO GATTI | MBA Director, SDA Bocconi


MBA Professor of Financial Markets and Institutions
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WHY CHOOSE THE SDA BOCCONI MBA?


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WHY CHOOSE THE SDA BOCCONI MBA?

1 TOP WORLDWIDE
ROI
CULTURAL
DEVELOPMENT 7
2 MANAGEMENT
EXCELLENCE

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STRATEGIC
3
LOCATION
PRACTICAL
AND APPLIED
5 KNOWLEDGE

INTERNATIONAL 4
CLASS
RELATIONAL
COCOON
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TOP WORLDWIDE ROI


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 4th among non-US programs in the world,
while the Good-Value MBAs ranking 2014 by The Economist places the School 4th globally.
Furthermore, the SDA Bocconi MBA 1-year format will maximize your investment by decreasing your time away
from work while requiring you to manage a busy schedule in an intense program structure.

My MBA was a life-changing experience.


Thanks to it I had the opportunity to better express
my potential and to grow fast, reaching all the goals
I set for my professional life.
After 5 years working in a multinational company,
Im now considering to become an entrepreneur
and I feel thats possible also thanks to my MBA.
From Forbes ROI ranking 2015

SARA MARTELLO | MBA 2009 | Italian Market Access


Director, Abbott Diabetes Care Italy, Abbott

For me, obtaining my MBA from SDA Bocconi


was the best way to be exposed
to the European business markets.
It was by far the best career decision Ive made!

JILL VASANT | MBA 2012 | U.S. Marketing


Director, Caruso Affiliated, Los Angeles, USA
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MANAGEMENT EXCELLENCE
SDA Bocconi School of Management is part of Universit Bocconi: the only
International University specialized in teaching business and economics,
Universit Bocconi is one of Europes oldest and most prestigious business I can only say thanks to the huge amount
of people who taught me so much, not only
education institutions. academically,but also personally.
From the friends of the MBA
and other masters to the faculty and staff
of the school.
PABLO RODRGUEZ VERDEGUER
MBA 2016 | Spanish
I enjoy immensely interacting with the MBA students
at SDA Bocconi School of Management by teaching a course
on emerging economy growth and the global economy.
MICHAEL SPENCE | SDA Bocconi MBA Professor of Economics,
2001 Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences
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PRACTICAL AND APPLIED KNOWLEDGE


The curriculum is designed to give you the theoretical knowledge for managerial
excellence, while a practical perspective within the program enables you to test
knowledge gained and skills learned in the classroom. When I decided to do an MBA,
I was certain it would change my
We prepare future leaders to be ambidextrous, capable of blending an in-depth career, aspirations and professional
understanding of todays situation with a coherent vision for tomorrow. mindset. The only nuance I did not
get at that time, but I do visibly
appreciate six years later, is the extent
it positively and profoundly changed
my whole approach to new ventures
and my life.

VALERIA PASCUCCI | MBA 2009 | Italian


EU Finance Manager - Strategic Projects
at Amazon, Milano, Italy

The SDA Bocconi MBA program always


emphasized customer engagement.
This is the ideal program
for any manager aiming at building
a strong background and leveraging
it into a challenging
omnichannel future.

EMANUELA PRANDELLI | SDA Bocconi


MBA Professor of Marketing,
LVMH Associate Professor in Fashion and
Luxury Management, Universit Bocconi
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RELATIONAL COCOON
With just about 100 MBA students, the program demands a heavy
investment in relationships and a commitment to cooperation and
team-oriented work. What we experience in the class feels very private,
very intimate. It feels like a tailor-made education.
This environment results in bonds built with classmates, faculty
and alumni that will last a lifetime. IVAYLA TZVETKOVA | MBA 2013 | Canadian/Bulgarian
Area Manager, Expedia Inc., Milano, Italy

With just over 100 students you get


the personal attention that you need
to succeed. From your professors
to the Career Service staff, someone
is always there to listen to your concerns
and help you advance your skills
and career.

LEON SCOTT CALLENDER | MBA 2012 | U.S.


Director, La Marzocco Home, Seattle, USA
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INTERNATIONAL CLASS
The spectrum of nationality, age, gender, professional experience and academic
background of our MBA class brings energy and fruitful exchange that few MBA
programs can offer. I learned more from my classmates
than the program itself, especially
Over 75% of SDA Bocconi students are not from Italy, and come from about 35 different the teams for group work.
countries, a real advantage for modern MBAs, who will be working in multinational Lucky enough, I have a team
settings and must learn to work effectively with a variety of cultures. which all members are from totally
different countries every term.

XIAOFEI LI | MBA 2015 | Chinese

SDA Bocconis diverse student population, coupled with its equally varied choice of courses,
made it my top choice for pursuing an MBA education. The wealth of experiences of students
that SDA Bocconi is known for attracting is having a major impact on my personal development.
Similarly, I am actively sharing my hard-earned lessons with them. I believe that by exchanging
these types of experiences with classmates from various backgrounds, we are collectively
contributing to SDA Bocconis dynamic learning environment.

ELIAS BACHIR | MBA 2016 | Lebanese CLASS PROFILE


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STRATEGIC LOCATION
An International MBA in Milano means the best mix of style, innovation, leisure, people and places. Milano will be your
campus - a city at the center of the European industrialized belt and of Italian business and finance. The hub of fashion,
creativity and design, with a great potential for contacts and careers. Milanos creative atmosphere, combined with the
pragmatic academic legacy of SDA Bocconi, provide a unique blend in molding tomorrows leaders.

When I chose to study at SDA Bocconi,


I knew that living in Italy would give
me an international experience
and a chance to meet people
from all over the world.

MICHELLE HARRIS | MBA 2016 | Canadian

Practically, Milano is in the middle of Europe and is one


of few cities that have three airports with very convenient
access to the city.
This makes the commuting between Milano, the rest
of Europe and many countries overseas easy and fast
and covers a variety of passenger needs.

JENNY BOZHINOVA | MBA 2015 | Bulgarian


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CULTURAL DEVELOPMENT
Growing professionally also requires cultural growth. You will widen your interests and catch the opportunity to immerse
into Italys unparalleled wealth of cultural heritage. You will open your horizons and absorb the educational power of the
arts. Opera and music, iconic food, exquisite wines, countless works of art are some famous elements of Italian culture,
which you can experience to add value to your growth.

I chose the SDA Bocconi Full-Time MBA


because I really wanted to study in Italy:
I love the culture, I love the food, and
the fashion, so when I visited Milan,
it just felt right.

EMMA GOATER | MBA 2016 | UK

The SDA Bocconi MBA


was my entrance
into fascinating Italian culture,
throughwhich I found my dreams,
my aspirations and my real self.

LILI QIN | MBA 2011 | Chinese


Assistant General Manager/Investment
Project Manager CHINA CITIC Med
& Pharma Investment, China
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A SUCCESSFUL LEARNING MODEL. A VERY FULL-TIME MBA.

The structure of the program is demanding and requires participants to be fully committed, but in turn
provides the necessary edge to learn and develop the right skills, tools and command over processes.
Active methodologies are used throughout the program. Case analysis and discussion play a significant
role, together with traditional lessons, guided discussions, practical exercises, business games,
simulations, first-hand business experiences, individual projects, group work, workshops, seminars
and much more.

YOUR EVALUATION
The evaluation system is based
on written tests, role playing,
projects and classroom work.
In order to successfully complete
the Master of Business
Administration, participants must
meet all School requirements.
Exceptional students are awarded
the Cum Laude Honors.
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FULL-TIME MBA TIMETABLE 2017-2018

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PRE- COURSES Introduction to
Financial Accounting
Quantitative
Methods
Macroeconomics
Microeconomics

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CORECOURSES INTRODUCTORY
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WINTER
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PLANNING & INNOVATING


Managerial Macroeconomics Corporate Strategy
Economics
Marketing Management Technology and Innovation Management
Competitive
Strategy Organizational Design
Corporate Governance in the Information Age

Customer Data Management Developing Country Growth


DELVING DEEPER COURSES

CONTROLLING & INVESTING


Financial Reporting Financial Markets and Institutions 2 Corporate Finance 1 Corporate Finance 2
and Analysis Cost Management & Profitability Analysis Performance Management
Financial Markets Business Analytics & Control
and Institutions 1
Financial Planning
and Capital
Budgeting Decisions and Uncertainty
DELVING DEEPER COURSES

LEADING PEOPLE & PROCESSES


Organizational Behaviour Human Resource Management Supply Chain Management
Operations Strategy Entrepreneurial Management

Project Management Ethics and Citizenship

Negotiation
DELVING DEEPER COURSES
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SUMMER PROJECTS Individual Internships


Entrepreneurial Projects
Research Papers

CONCENTRATION IN LUXURY
BUSINESS MANAGEMENT
LBM Concentration

CONCENTRATIONS Finance & Financial Institutions


Innovation, Product Development, Execution
Customer Marketing & Social Media
Private Equity, Entrepreneurship & Renewal

INTERNATIONAL EXCHANGE PROGRAM


Owing to the varying schedules of partner Unversities, outgoing students may be involved in the Exchange Program Alternative options
starting from September/October and ending in November/December.

ARRIVEDERCI WEEK AW

COMMENCEMENT DAY
MBA
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BASIC KNOWLEDGE FOR ALL


OPTIONAL MBA PRE-COURSES
To provide some common basics for students entering the MBA Program, during the month prior to the official start of the Program
the School offers a package of MBA pre-courses. These courses include Introduction to Financial Accounting, Quantitative
Methods, Macroeconomics, Microeconomics.
Pre-courses are not compulsory for all students, but may be required for those without a background in economics and management.
The MBA pre-courses are delivered either through distance learning platforms (students study on their own, using materials provided
by the School) or by face-to-face classes at SDA Bocconi.

ITALIAN LANGUAGE
You do not need to know Italian to attend our MBA, but you probably do not want to miss such a great opportunity to improve
your language skills.
PRE-COURSE Among the pre-courses, you may take the optional intensive Italian for Foreigners course in September.
DURING THE PROGRAM From October to June we offer a free Italian course for students to improve their language skills.

DETAILED
COSTS
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OPENING WEEK. YOUR MBA BEGINS.

Our Program starts with a one-week MBA bootcamp, during which you are asked to understand
and live the essence of your forthcoming year.

Know your School


Day The first day of the Opening Week will give you the
ONE opportunity to know the details of SDA Bocconi School of
Management, Universit Bocconi and your MBA curriculum.
You will also celebrate the kick-off of the program
with the School management, faculty, staff, and a group
of alumni that will welcome you on board.

Know yourself and your class


Day The second day is about experiencing the international
TWO environment of your class, getting acquainted with
the different profiles and dreams of your classmates.

Know your career


Day In the third day you will have the chance to interact
THREE with a sampling of key stakeholders for your future career:
recruiters, career service, and alumni.

Know your MBA


Day In the final day of the Opening Week, you will take part
FOUR in what normally happens in a morning of MBA teaching
sessions.
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A TYPICAL MBA DAY

8.30 AM
10.00 AM CLASS

10.15 AM
CLASS
11.45 AM

12.00 NOON
CLASS
1.30 PM

1.30 PM
LUNCH
2.30 PM

2.45 PM SEMINARS, CLUBS,


CAREER SERVICE
7.00 PM ACTIVITIES

What surprised me most about my MBA,


was the entrepreneurial drive I developed
after joining the Entrepreneur Club.
We launched Imagine Bocconi, a 3 day
hackathon for disruptive innovation.
It was an exceptionally rewarding experience
and one that Ill never forget. We were
essentially running our own start-up.

MICHELLE HARRIS | MBA 2016 | Canadian


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OUR MBA PROGRAM CORNERSTONES

CORE COURSES AND SEMINARS


Our MBA program is organized around three cornerstones,
which represent the competence requirements of a global manager.

MBA

PLANNING CONTROLLING LEADING PEOPLE


CORE & INNOVATING & INVESTING & PROCESSES
COURSES

DELVING DEEPER
COURSES

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SPECIAL INITIATIVES FOR YOU


SDA BOCCONI @SDABOCCONI

Tomorrow - Vittorio Colao,


CEO Vodafone Group kicks off #LeadershipSeries
#empowering experience for #FTMBA students
http://bit.ly/1QBRzVi

The recipe for being a leader today is to


continuously ask yourself questions, never take
anything for granted and be very curious
about change, because one day change
will affect your company.
VITTORIO COLAO | Chief Executive Officer
Vodafone Group

The Leadership Series is very interesting


because you get to know leaders,
company CEOs from many different sectors.
You get to know what they have in common
and then you can reflect: what do I have?
What do I need? Would I like this sector or not?
Its an enriching learning experience.
CARLO ROSA | CEO Diasorin
Leadership Series 2015 ALEXANDRA FASOLA | MBA 2016 | Romanian
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LEADERSHIP SERIES

The Leadership Series is an initiative organized to expose our students to the vast knowledge and experience of top leaders
of international companies. A unique opportunity to learn from their handson experience and have a talk with them during the
cocktail following the event.

RECENT GUESTS OF THE LEADERSHIP SERIES HAVE INCLUDED:


Lorenzo Pellicioli Clara Furse
CEO Gruppo De Agostini Non-Executive Director,
Nomura Holdings, Inc.
Christine Novakovic
Head Corporate & Institutional Clients Peter Lscher
and Investment Bank Switzerland UBS Chairman of the Board, Sulzer
Switzerland AG
Albrecht Kiel
Patrizia Grieco Regional Managing Director Central
President Enel SpA Europe, Visa Europe

Vittorio Colao Cristina Bowerman


CEO Vodafone Chef

Brian Heyworth Marc Girardelli


Global Co-Head Financial Institutions Former Ski Champion
at HSBC
Alain Rauscher
Marco Bizzarri CEO Antin Infrastructure Partners
President and CEO, Gucci

Luca Mignini


Campbells President
Global Biscuits and Snacks
SWETA @incandescenzzz 23 mar
#reinventingGUCCI by Marco Bizzarri, CEO, Gucci. @sdabocconi #FTmba #luxurytrack
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LUXURY BUSINESS MANAGEMENT CONCENTRATION

MAY - NOVEMBER 2018


In addition to the 4 functional Concentrations, the SDA Bocconi Full-Time MBA Program offers participants the possibility to
further personalize their development through the field-based Concentration in Luxury Business Management (LBM) in partnership
with GUCCI, LVMH and VALENTINO, among the biggest players in the worldwide luxury industry. The active involvement of
managers and professionals in the program assures an ideal interaction between theory and practice.
This unique option is one of the very few Concentrations in Luxury Business Management within a top ranked International MBA.

@PAOLA_CILLO
Luxury brands looking towards
large multinational companies
for top managers | MBA
Channel https://shar.es/1CVGBf
via sharethis @sdabocconi

PAOLA CILLO
LBM Concentration Coordinator,
SDA Bocconi MBA Professor
of Marketing
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LBM CONCENTRATION AT A GLANCE

RETAIL MERCHANDISING
PROGRAM CONTENT NURTURING
The Luxury Business Management SPECIALIZED COMPETENCES
Concentration is organized into PRODUCT
three intermingling phases PILLARS BRAND
to help students understand OF LUXURY MANAGEMENT
the nuances of the industry.
GO-TO-MARKET
The program will cover various sectors DIGITAL/CRM &
within luxury such as fashion & apparel, GOING GLOBAL
accessories, fragrance & cosmetics,
wines & spirits, jewellery & watches,
cars and travel & hospitality.
RETAIL DEEP DIVE GLOBAL MINDSET
DISCOVERING
MORE LUXURY MANAGEMENT

IN-COMPANY
PROJECT

THE LBM CONCENTRATION LEARNING EXPERIENCE

1 CLASSROOM 2 COMPANY 3 COLLABORATION


Learn strategy, innovation, Witness the intricate details Meet CEOs, managers
CRM, merchandising and retail of luxury through and professionals.
from top-quality professors. company visits across Italy.
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4 CONCENTRATIONS TO PERSONALIZE YOUR DEVELOPMENT

In the final two months of the program you have the opportunity to focus your path on those specific managerial subjects
congruent with your preferences and abilities. Each year, around twenty electives are offered during the Concentrations,
allowing students to gain in-depth skills in topics of major relevance in todays business world. The Electives are grouped
into 4 Concentrations running in parallel in groups of 2.

99 percent of what you learn


in your Concentration in Finance is part
of any M&A deal out there: rationale,
language, tools...
As for the remaining 1 percent...
You were probably out of class!

MAURIZIO DALLOCCHIO | SDA Bocconi MBA


Professor of Accounting, Control, Corporate
and Real Estate Finance

The days of the Cowboy Entrepreneurs are gone, and so are


those of the Nerd Entrepreneurs. Modern entrepreneurship
teaching is about Smart Entrepreneurship; Smart Entrepreneurs
recognize that there are huge uncertainties and failure risks
in starting up a company. We teach tools aimed at managing MORE
these risks.

MIKKEL DRAEBYE | SDA Bocconi MBA Professor of Strategic


and Entrepreneurial Management
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INTERNATIONAL EXCHANGE PROGRAM

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.

I very much enjoy going beyond


the technical understanding of
performance management and
control systems with MBA students:
I like discovering with them that,
in the end, performance
management is a matter of
expectations and accountability,
of providing people with direction,
of getting everyone aligned and
committed to execute with
excellence.

ARIELA CAGLIO | SDA Bocconi MBA


Professor of Accounting, Control, Corporate
and Real Estate Finance
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YOUR OPPORTUNITY TO EXPERIENCE ANOTHER PRESTIGIOUS BUSINESS SCHOOL


The International Exchange Program offers selected candidates the opportunity to spend the last months of the program at
another top business school.
Students who apply for an International Exchange Program must demonstrate precise interests and solid motivations for going
abroad by providing a clear indication of why the experience is necessary for their personal growth and career advancement.
The School evaluates the reasons candidates put forward, and gives priority to those who most clearly demonstrate that they can
benefit from the exchange.

Owing to the varying schedules of partner Universities, outgoing students may be involved in the Exchange Program
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starting from September/October and ending in November/December.

AN INCOMING MBA EXCHANGE STUDENT BLOGS ABOUT HER EXPERIENCE IN MILANO.


Looking back on what I had learned both in the classroom and on my travels, I couldnt help but feel an immense feeling of both gratitude and
fulfillment... During my time away from home, I traveled over 25,000 miles on 14 flights and countless trains, visiting 15 cities in 9 countries.
While in Milan, I took 10 classes across 2 modules, completing 15 credits by spending over 150 hours in the classroom, going on 5 company
visits and giving 8 group presentations.
Not only do I have memories that will last a lifetime, I also completed my MBA and am now poised to put together all the pieces of the next
chapter of my life in New York. But perhaps the most important thing I learned on my trip may just simply be Milano, ti amo.

BECKY MALIK | U.S. | NYU Stern


Reminiscence and Rejuvenation: An MBA in Milan La Mia Dolce Vita Milanese Milano, Ti Amo
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ARRIVEDERCI WEEK

The very last part of MBA Class


will take place in the Arrivederci Week
and will embrace:

Day ARTS AND


ONE BUSINESS

Day THE SHARING


TWO ECONOMY

Day GOVERNMENT
THREE RELATED FINANCE

Day THE TRANSFORMATIONAL


IMPACT OF BIG DATA
FOUR MARKETING

GRAND FINALE
Day witnessing first-hand Made in Italy
FIVE business models and
Blue Chip Companies.
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COMMENCEMENT DAY

From the first day to the last,


the SDA Bocconi MBA is a challenging
journey that concludes with the
excitement of Commencement day.

ALEXANDER STRASOLDO
MBA 2014 | German | Project Leader,
Innovation Acceleration Team, Nestl

One year has passed and it feels like


yesterday that we all took the most
important decision of our lives.
But if you think about it not much
has changed.
We continue to take big decisions,
but today there is a difference.
We are far more informed, better
prepared and each one of us has built
our reserve of knowledge.
This year we have transformed, both
personally and professionally.
has been instrumental in this process.

VIDEO SHAHANA MUSTAFA | MBA 2012


Indian | Business Management Program,
adidas Group, Germany
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OUR AIM IS TO EXPAND YOUR FUTURE CAREER

Many of our global recruiting partners say we make their life


easier, as we assist them in selecting the best fitting
candidates for their talent pipeline.
The best reward for us? When our alumni become in turn
successful leaders, and come back on campus year after year
to recruit new, world class MBA talent.
CAREER
SERVICE
ISABELLA PINUCCI | Career Service Coordinator SDA
Bocconi School of Management
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A WHOLE TEAM FOR YOUR PROFESSIONAL GROWTH, FULL TIME


The CAREER SERVICE is a key partner to MBA candidates seeking to achieve their career goals and to recruiting companies who
need to feed their international talent pipeline.
Each Career Service team members mission is to support you throughout the program, providing you the right tools and knowledge
to plan and execute an effective career strategy, connecting you with the right employers and alumni and helping you to successfully
re-enter the job market after graduation.
Its a full time effort where we partner with each and every one of you individually as well as with the entire class.

How much could an MBA from SDA Bocconi really help me conduct a career switch? As changing career was my
main objective, this was a doubt of mine prior to starting what would be the best decision of my life.
Not only did SDA build a solid foundation of practical experiences and leadership skills, but it also empowered
and gave me the confidence to chase my dreams. I walked into SDA as an analyst in financial services and walked
out with a new horizon in marketing at a leading beauty company.

ANTONIO MICHELE MARCHITELLI | MBA 2015 | US | Global Marketing at Kiehls Since 1851 (LOral), New York, USA
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Career management workshops
and seminars, one-on-one
counseling, coaching program

Summer Internship
Recruitment Campaign

Summer Projects
(8-12 weeks)

Permanent
Recruitment Campaign

Your engagement with Career Service is intensive,


and revolves around two central recruitment processes
who are crucial to achieve your career goals:
SUMMER
the INTERNSHIP RECRUITMENT CAMPAIGN
INTERNSHIPS
the PERMANENT RECRUITMENT CAMPAIGN
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REV UP YOUR ENGINES FOR THE SUMMER INTERNSHIP

Our MBA is one of the very few one-year programs that include a mandatory summer internship.
The Summer Internship campaign is where you start interacting with a network of international employers who are recruiting MBA
students for eight to twelve weeks internship projects between June and August.
How you prepare for this campaign is crucial, as the summer internship is not only an opportunity to apply to real life what you have
learned in the classroom, but for many of you might well be the first step in the right direction of a career change.

The campaign starts as early as November


with tough selection processes, an
invaluable bootcamp to develop the right
skills for your permanent job search.
Chances are this is the first time you are
encountering such high profile, demanding
recruiters and the Career Service team
will make sure you go to the appointment
in top shape, prepping you with a range
of activities.

CAREER COUNSELING CAREER SEMINARS & WORKSHOPS COACHING


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MEET THE EMPLOYERS

All year round, Career Service invites employers and alumni to post job opportunities on our CAREER PORTAL or to come on
CAMPUS to meet MBA students, interview them and recruit them for summer internships or permanent positions.

Attending company presentations and networking events and making yourself visible
helps you start creating a network of contacts you will be able to build on for years to come.
Visiting employers at their sites is even more exciting: interest-based groups of students
may be invited to and help organize Career treks and Company visits in Italy and abroad.
International Business Challenges sponsored by global companies in the healthcare,
consumer goods, consulting or venture capital sectors encourage the most competitive
candidates of top business schools to engage in a fair but tough competition over a
business case. Winning teams get great visibility and often gain a fast track to a summer
internship engagement and more.
Even if some employers are not able to come on campus, it does not mean they are not
interested in you: Career Service coordinates applications to online job-postings on the
Schools platform and helps recruiters to select candidates for interviews directly from the
CV Database.
Career Service also encourages entrepreneurship and partners with students who seek
employment on their own, providing advice and facilitating contacts.

EMPLOYEMENT
STATISTICS
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GAIN HANDS-ON EXPERIENCE WITH SUMMER PROJECTS

From eight to twelve weeks between mid-May and August you can apply to real life what you have learned in the classroom,
tackling challenging, real business problems in one of the following activities:

INDIVIDUAL SUMMER INTERNSHIPS ENTREPRENEURIAL RESEARCH


WITHIN A COMPANY PROJECTS PAPERS
You attended the Career Service Do you have a cool business idea Do you enjoy analyzing and exploring
workshops, went through a number or a family business to expand? business issues in-depth?
of selection processes and scored Under the supervision of a professor You may submit a research proposal
an internship with a great employer: in entrepreneurship you will create to the MBA Director and get the chance
well done! It is your chance to put your own business plan, organize to write an original research paper under
your skills to work and show your a start-up or contribute to a company the supervision of a Faculty member.
relationship abilities while contributing business development project.
to a strategic project.
It is also a great networking opportunity
allowing you to see for yourself what
your next career step may be.

SDA Bocconi MBA was an incredible enabler of a step forward in my career,


moving from a start-up specialized engineering firm to a successful career
in a leading consultancy firm.
Life in Milano is a perfect mix of academic activities and networking events.
My schoolmates today are a strong international network and it is great
to know that, when I need specialized advice, I always find a friend ready
to support in almost every field and industry.
SUMMER TOMMASO A. ASCARELLI | MBA 2006 | Italian Director, AlixPartners, Italy
PROJECT
STATISTICS
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WE SUPPORT YOUR POST-MBA JOB SEARCH

The permanent recruiting campaign starts officially in June, when the 800+ employers and alumni in our database receive a hard
or soft copy of the current class CV Book, and continues after graduation.

For permanent jobs, the bar is even higher: the selection process for the most sought-after MBA rotational programs or key management positions is really
tough. The good news is that by this time most MBA candidates have developed excellent networking and interviewing skills, have a summer internship
experience under their belt and are able to interact effectively with recruiters. This is also where you make us the most proud and contribute to raising the
profile of our School with the best global employers. Still searching for your ideal job after graduation? You will find that the Career Service team will continue
supporting you long after you have left the campus. We will stay in touch, continuing to advise you individually and sending contacts and job opportunities
your way: together we will succeed.

WE NURTURE YOUR TALENT

RECRUITING
COMPANIES
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MBA PEOPLE

In our MBA Program, you meet men and PARTICIPANTS


women of extraordinary intellectual character
with diverse backgrounds and experiences, 103 in two sections
in English
all motivated to reach their life goals.
To get the most from the MBA, you need to
embrace teamwork by understanding and AGE
acting on key concepts such as collaboration,
discussion, involvement and responsibility. 30 (average)

PROFESSIONAL
EXPERIENCE

5.5 years (average)

NUMBER
OF NATIONALITIES

32
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STUDENT CLUBS
AN ALL-ROUND EXPERIENCE
Student Clubs are cross-master and give the opportunity to work and network with students from the other SDA Bocconi Master
Programs. As student led organizations, they require managerial abilities in seeking financing, drawing up business plans,
developing press and company relations and running activities. The Clubs are also an important crossroads where students work
with alumni, teachers and the business world around areas of common interest.
Each Professional Club has a Faculty and a Career Service advisor to facilitate planning and executing of activities as well as the
learning process.

STUDENT &ALUMNI CLUBS


PROFESSIONAL SOCIAL
ENTREPRENEUR CLUB DIVINO CLUB
ETHICA CLUB FOOTBALL CLUB
FINANCE CLUB MOTOR CLUB
HEALTHCARE CLUB RUNNING CLUB
LUXURY ARTS CLUB SAILING CLUB
MANAGEMENT SKI CLUB
CONSULTING CLUB
MARKETING CLUB

GAIAMV
This is how it all began! #rolexregatta2015
#sdabocconisailingclub #sdabocconi
#mbaregatta2015 #rolex #sunset #mba40
VIDEO
#santamargherita #timeofmylife
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INTERNATIONAL COMPETITIONS
Every year our students participate in a number of international competitions where they meet and compete against teams
from other Schools.

Students from the class of 2013 won the A.T. Kearney Global Prize competition, while MBA 2014 students won second place at the Venture Capital
Investment Competition at IESE in Barcelona. SDA Bocconi team came second in the 2015 Healthcare Case Competition organized by Warwick
Business School in London and our teams regulary participate in the Hult Prize, a start-up accelerator for budding young social entrepreneurs emerging
from the worlds universities. 2016 highlights include the Amazon Case Competition at HEC Paris; the 2nd International Case Competition in Finance,
organized by the MBA Finance Club with the sponsorship of Bain & Company, Edison and Lazard; and the 1st edition of Imagine Bocconi, a 3-day
hackathon in collaboration with Generali, to generate new ideas for making insurance appealing to millennials.

Taking part in the WBS Competition


allowed us to test our business
skills and challenge other MBA
students from all the world.
Teamwork is key in such environments.

DAVIDE SCANNAPIECO
MBA 2015 | Italian

Launching Imagine Bocconi with such


an extraordinary team was a unique
opportunity to challenge myself.
If you want to raise the bar,
SDA Bocconi is the right place to be.

PABLO RODRGUEZ VERDEGUER


MBA 2016 | Spanish
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A LIVING AND LIVELY COMMUNITY FOREVER

BOCCONI ALUMNI ASSOCIATION


Alumni are one of the greatest assets of
business schools throughout the world.
Bocconi Alumni Association (BAA)
brings together more than 100,000 Alumni
who have acquired a Bocconi Degree.
Over 12,000 come from SDA Bocconi
MBA and Masters Programs.

BAA network is useful to its members and


to the School, providing companies and
institutions with the necessary tools to be
able to create true business value.

RICCARDO MONTI | MBA 1989 | President, BAA


President, The Boston Consulting Group, Italy

network is strong when there are shared values, when


A
getting together results in growth, fun and developing
contacts and unique personal and professional relationships.

GIANFRANCO MINUTOLO | Business Administration 1991


Director, BAA and Head of Alumni Activities, Universit Bocconi MORE
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TAKE ACTION
MAKE CONTACT WITH SDA BOCCONI AND THEN MAKE AN EDUCATED CHOICE

MEET US IN YOUR REGION


OF THE WORLD
To choose the MBA that best fits your profile
and interests, attend a SDA Bocconi MBA
recruitment event and/or set up an
individual informational interview in one
of the many locations around the world
where our staff and alumni travel annually.

RECRUITING EVENTS

PROSPECTIVE CANDIDATES
COUNSELING SERVICES
An even deeper introduction to the MBA
would involve a visit to Milano where,
in additionto an informational interview,
you can sit in a lesson and get to know
our MBA students. The day will be devoted
to you, to clear up any doubts.
To arrange an individual visit and/or attend
a class, please contact:
md@sdabocconi.it Tel.+39 02 5836 3278
ONLINE APPLICATION COSTS AND FUNDING

W
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MORE MBA

Ten years after completing my MBA,


I can see in a very clear way the
added-value of my MBA experience
at SDA Bocconi.
A unique and intense experience,
a very enriching path. In other words,
a true international experience
in the most beautiful country
in the world!

CORRADO MIDA | MBA 2006 | Italian


Network Development, Training and Market
Intelligence - EMEA Parts and Services
at CNH Industrial

Taking the SDA Bocconi MBA


is like traveling around the world,
with the benefit of increasing
your market value at the same time.

MARCO BOEHLER | MBA 2011


German/Italian | General Manager
Football CEE, Nike, Germany
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OUR MBA PROGRAM CORNERSTONES

PLANNING & INNOVATING CONTROLLING & INVESTING LEADING PEOPLE & PROCESSES

This sequence is focused on a detailed Measuring the value produced by Core competences of an organization
understanding of the macroeconomic an organization is the starting point to lie in smart people and in effective
and microeconomic environment in understand the opportunities it faces and efficient organizational processes.
order to plan the core strategic and and the investments it can sustain. This sequence aims to understand
marketing actions that drive value Starting from a thorough understanding how to design the organization, fuel it
creation for stakeholders. of financial markets and financial tools with the energy of smart and committed
Specific attention is given to the ability this second sequence provides a 360 people and orchestrate a system
to change and evolve towards venues degree coverage of management of incentives that aim at both exploiting
of value creation that are sustainable accounting, corporate finance and the existing competences and
and hard to imitate. financial institutions. exploring new scenarios.

DELVING DEEPER COURSES


Many opportunities arise with these courses to further engage around our 3 cornerstones
and move beyond what is offered in the core MBA courses,
delving deeper into specific managerial topics.
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LUXURY BUSINESS MANAGEMENT


The SDA Bocconi Luxury Business Management Concentration is an intensive program offered to Full-Time MBA candidates. It will
give students the chance to explore the world of luxury in the heart of Italy and understand the business first hand. The concentration
aims to combine both theoretical and practical aspects by giving students the opportunity to directly interact with managers and
industry executives and visit some of the worlds most iconic luxury maisons, as well as providing them with professional business
knowledge and skills to succeed in the workplace.

KEY FACTS ABOUT THE LBM CONCENTRATION

RETAIL IMMERSION CAPSTONE PROJECT STUDY TOUR


A CHANCE TO WORK A LUXURY BRAND MANAGEMENT A WEEK-LONG INTENSIVE STRATEGIC
IN A LUXURY RETAIL ENVIRONMENT CAPSTONE TEAM PROJECT LUXURY MINDSET STUDY TOUR

LBM PARTNERS

In an ongoing exchange between SDA Bocconi School of These partnerships mean that students can:
Management and various luxury brands to enhance the overall Meet HR and Managers from these companies
experience for the students, the school and the companies Participate in career fairs and internship opportunities
involved, today Luxury Business Management Concentration Visit the manufacturing facilities and ateliers
partners with LVMH, GUCCI and VALENTINO. Participate in case-studies and projects
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CONCENTRATIONS

STUDENTS ARE REQUIRED TO TAKE 2 CONCENTRATIONS, ONE FOR EACH PERIOD, THAT IS 10 COURSES ACROSS TWO PERIODS.

CONCENTRATIONS CONCENTRATIONS SUGGESTED


FIRST PERIOD SECOND PERIOD PATHS

EARLY SEPTEMBER - EARLY OCTOBER MID OCTOBER - MID NOVEMBER Suggested paths will be:

A


FINANCE AND
FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS B


CUSTOMER MARKETING
& SOCIAL MEDIA
Expert in finance:

Structured and Project Finance Pricing A


+ D
Real Estate Investment Brand Management
M&A (a Financial Perspective) Retail and Channel Management
Expert in marketing and innovation:
Derivatives in Corporate Finance Non-market Strategies
The Practice of Finance Digital Strategy
C
+ B
C


INNOVATION, PRODUCT
DEVELOPMENT, EXECUTION D
PRIVATE EQUITY,
ENTREPRENEURSHIP & RENEWAL
Expert in entrepreneurship:

Ideating and Marketing Entrepreneurial Finance C


+ D
New Products Managing M&A
Management and Organization Private Equity The selection of electives changes
of the New Product Development Change and Renewal Strategies from time to time to allow room
Product and Service Design Corporate Entrepreneurship for new ideas, projects or issues
and Engineering of emerging significance.
Strategy Execution
Innovating in the Global Landscape
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INTERNATIONAL EXCHANGE PROGRAM*

EUROPE UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School, BRAZIL


University of North Carolina
Alliance Manchester Business School, FGV-EAESP
(Chapel Hill, North Carolina)
The University of Manchester Escola de Administrao de Empresas de So
(Manchester, UK) The University of Chicago Booth Paulo da Fundao Getulio Vargas (So Paulo)
School of Business (Chicago, Illinois)
ESSEC Business School
Warrington College of Business
(Cergy-Pontoise, France)
Administration, University of Florida
CHINA
HEC Paris (Jouy-en-Josas, France) CEIBS - China Europe International Business
(Gainesville, Florida)
ESADE Business School (Barcelona, Spain) School (Shanghai)
Wharton, University of Pennsylvania
IE Business School (Madrid, Spain) (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) HKUST Business School
Rotterdam School of Management, The School of Business and Management,
Erasmus University (Rotterdam, The Netherlands) The Hong Kong University of Science
CANADA and Technology (Hong Kong)
Desautels Faculty of Management, Tsinghua SEM School of Economics
USA McGill University (Montreal, Canada) and Management, Tsinghua University (Beijing)
Babson College (Babson Park, Massachusetts) Rotman School of Management,
The Fuqua School of Business, Duke University University of Toronto (Toronto, Ontario)
(Durham, North Carolina) INDIA
Sauder School of Business,
Kellogg School of Management ISB - Indian School of Business (Hyderabad)
University of British Columbia
(Evanston, Illinois) (Vancouver, British Columbia)
Leonard N. Stern School of Business, Schulich School of Business, York University JAPAN
New York University (New York, New York) (Toronto, Ontario) Graduate School of International Management,
McCombs School of Business, International University of Japan (Niigata)
The University of Texas at Austin (Austin, Texas)
AUSTRALIA Keio Business School, Keio University
Samuel Curtis Johnson Graduate (Yokohama Kanagawa)
AGSM MBA Program, Australian
School of Management, Cornell University
School of Business,
(Ithaca, New York)
University of New South Wales SINGAPORE
Stephen M. Ross School of Business, (Sydney, New South Wales)
University of Michigan (Ann Arbor, Michigan) Nus Business School (Singapore)
Melbourne Business School,
Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth The University of Melbourne
(Hanover, New Hampshire) (Melbourne, Victoria)

* This list may be subject to change, as well as the availability of exchange slots.
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REV UP YOUR ENGINES FOR THE SUMMER INTERNSHIP

CAREER COUNSELING CAREER SEMINARS & WORKSHOPS COACHING

Targeted, pragmatic one-on-one


Envision your career plan, engage in challenging A tailored coaching program
advice and interview practice by
discussions with experts in different industries, test your with top SDA Bocconi coaches
Career Service team members
job interviewing, networking or salary negotiation skills, which help you enhance your
each one an expert in different
learn to crack those business cases. self awareness, recognize your
industry sectors to help you with
The seminars & workshop program varies according to strengths and maximize your
your professional goals and your
each class profile and market trends, but always includes personal growth during your
day-to-day quest for your career
the fundamentals of job market dynamics and a thorough whole MBA experience.
change.
preparation for the most challenging selection processes.
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SUMMER PROJECT STATISTICS


MBA CLASS OF 2016

INDIVIDUAL INTERNSHIPS 2016: INDUSTRIES


INDIVIDUAL
90% INTERNSHIPS

TECHNOLOGY 26%

OBTAINED THROUGH
CONSULTING 25% 82% CAREER SERVICE

LUXURY/FASHION/RETAIL 14%

ENTREPRENEURIAL
FINANCIAL SERVICES 13% 5% PROJECTS

HEALTHCARE/CHEMICAL 11%

INDUSTRIAL PRODUCTS 5%

FMCG 5%
MORE
EDUCATION 1
%
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A FEW THINGS TO KNOW ABOUT OUR EMPLOYMENT STATISTICS


MBA CLASS OF 2015

POST-MBA INDUSTRY SECTORS - CLASS OF 2015


86%
OF MBA GRADUATES FOUND
TECH/E-BUSINESS 26% A NEW JOB THREE MONTHS
AFTER THE GRADUATION

CONSULTING 21%

LUXURY/FASHION/RETAIL 12% 63%


OF OPPORTUNITIES WERE FOUND
FINANCIAL SERVICES 11% THROUGH CAREER SERVICE

INDUSTRIAL PRODUCTS 10% AVERAGE


POST-MBA SALARY: EUR 77,063
FMCG 8%

PHARMA/CHEMICAL 5% AVERAGE
SALARY INCREASE: 147%
EDUCATION/NO PROFIT 3%

MEDIA/TELECOM. 2% 90%
OF GRADUATES CHANGED
OTHER 2% COUNTRY, SECTOR OR FUNCTION
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RECRUITING COMPANIES
MBA CLASS OF 2015

TOP RECRUITERS 2015 A SELECTION OF MBA CLASS OF 2015 RECRUITERS


AMAZON ABINBEV BNL - BNP PARIBAS GE MOET HENNESSY
MICROSOFT ACCENTURE BPI GENERALI GROUP PWC
ABINBEV ADIDAS BULGARI GOLDMAN SACHS ROBERTSHAW
BAIN ADITYA BIRLA CAMPARI GSK SAMSUNG
LVMH GROUP ADMIRAL GROUP CARTIER H&M SIEMENS
MCKINSEY ALIX PARTNERS CELINE INFOSYS SOLVAY
CREDIT SUISSE ARTHUR D. LITTLE CREDIT SUISSE JOHNSON&JOHNSON UNITED NATIONS
ADMIRAL GROUP BAIN & COMPANY DELOITTE LOUIS VUITTON VERTIS SGR
INFOSYS BAYER DEUTSCHE BANK LVMH GROUP WFP
BCG DIASORIN MCKINSEY & COMPANY ZALANDO
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STUDENT PROFILE
MBA CLASS OF 2017

GENDER PRE-MBA WORKING EXPERIENCE

103
PARTICIPANTS
FEMALE 36% 1-2 3%

MALE 64% 3-4 30%

30 5-7 49%
YRS

AGE >7 18%


(AVERAGE)

DEGREE AGE

5.5
YRS
ECONOMICS 42% <=25 2%
EXPERIENCE
(AVERAGE)
ENGINEERING 33% 26-27 11%

HUMANITIES 13% 28-30 55%

32 LAW 7% 31-33 24%


NUMBER
OF NATIONALITIES SCIENCES 5% >33 8%
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STUDENT PROFILE
MBA CLASS OF 2017

PROFESSIONAL BACKGROUND BEFORE MBA GEOGRAPHIC ORIGIN


MORE

INDUSTRY 28% ITALY 23%

CONSULTING/PROF. SERVICES 19% EUROPE (EXCLUDING ITALY) 22%

FINANCIAL SERVICES/INSURANCE 17% LATIN AMERICA 20%

SERVICES 12% NORTH AMERICA 19%

FASHION, DESIGN & LUXURY 8% ASIA 14%

TELECOM/IT 8% AFRICA & MIDDLE EAST 2%

ENERGY & UTILITIES 7%

OTHER 1% COUNTRIES REPRESENTED

ARGENTINA, BELARUS, BRAZIL, CANADA, CHILE, CHINA,


COLOMBIA, CROATIA, ECUADOR, FRANCE, GERMANY,
GREECE, INDIA, ITALY, LITHUANIA, MALTA, MEXICO,
MOLDOVA, PERU, PORTUGAL, RUSSIA, SOUTH AFRICA,
SOUTH KOREA, SPAIN, SWITZERLAND, TURKEY, UKRAINE,
UK, USA, URUGUAY, VENEZUELA, SWEDEN.
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MAIN CLUB EVENTS

THE ROLEX MBAS CONFERENCE AND REGATTA


This annual regatta is the most popular event organized by SDA Bocconi in partnership with Rolex and Yacht Club Italiano. It brings
together students and alumni of the worlds top business schools with managers from leading Italian and international organizations.
A conference on emerging issues also takes place alongside the regatta: students, alumni and guests from universities, industry and
finance join together for an exchange of ideas. The 2016 edition of the regatta took place in Santa Margherita Ligure and Portofino.
Through the years the event hosted schools such as Harvard, Tuck, Wharton and London Business School.

THE MBA SKI CUP


The MBA Ski Cup was one of the main events of 2015. The 12th edition of the Ski Cup was held in Bormio. Through the years the event
has seen a growing participation of students and alumni as well as guests from other prestigious European Business Schools.
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BAA BOCCONI ALUMNI ASSOCIATION AN INTERNATIONAL


NETWORK
Bocconi and SDA Bocconi
Alumni live and work in
BAA Bocconi Alumni Association carries out many initiatives, in Italy and abroad, in order to more than 110 countries.
achieve its objectives: The Alumni network is
developing local chapters
1 encouraging the exchange of experiences and networking among Alumni; in a vast number of cities
2 providing them with Continuous Learning and Career Service tools; including Athens, Barcelona,
Buenos Aires, Dubai,
3 gaining visibility and prestige for SDA Bocconi at the national and international levels; Frankfurt, Lisbon, London,
Madrid, Mumbai, Munich,
4 promoting international development and the growth of SDA Bocconi; New York, Oslo, Paris,
So Paulo, Shanghai, Tokyo,
5 encouraging donations to the School from individual members and supporting fund-raising Zagreb and Zurich.
activities that enhance Bocconi initiatives.
In addition, there are a large
Alumni activities are available at www.alumnibocconi.it where you will find an online directory and number of more informal
names of Class Representatives, a calendar of events, newsletters, Chapter and Club news, and networks in other cities.
many other Alumni targeted services.

MORE
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APPLICATION PROCESS

Applications are reviewed on a rolling THE SELECTION PROCESS STEP BY STEP


basis during thefollowing date range: After an initial pre-selection carried out when applications and documents are
Application Review Start Date: received, personal admissions interviews take place either in Milano, or in a
September 2016 candidates country of residence.
Application Review End Date: Selection results (Admission, Deferment, Non-Admission) are communicated to
July 2017 the candidates in writing, taking up to 12 weeks after all tests have been submitted,
documents received and interviews completed.

ADMISSIONS REQUIREMENTS
SUBMITTING YOUR APPLICATION
Applicants must have an undergraduate
degree in any discipline, professional The application form is available exclusively online at:
working experience, and must submit www.sdabocconi.it/admissionsmba
the following materials:
Online Application for Admission ONLINE
Official University Transcript of Grades Fill out and submit the online application through our website and
Curriculum Vitae or Resume upload all required documents by post. Applicants may verify the
arrival of their application and confirm that full documentation
Video pre-interview
has been received through our application website.
GMAT/GRE For further information on individual applications, please contact the
TOEFL/IELTS/PTE/CPE Admissions Service at admissions@sdabocconi.it
(required of applicants who are
All application documents must be sent to:
non-native English speakers,
SDA Bocconi Masters Division
or who have not completed university
Recruiting and Admissions Service
degree in English)
Via Balilla 18 - 20136 Milano, Italy START
Two Letters of Reference Tel: + 39 02 5836 3228 HERE
EUR 100 Application Fee Fax: +39 02 5836 3272
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FUNDING YOUR SDA BOCCONI MBA

Any MBA involves considerable personal and financial commitment. Mandatory attendance and full-time investment are required.

TUITION FEES FINANCING AND SCHOLARSHIPS


The total fee is EUR 49,000, to be paid in four instalments. SDA Bocconi assists candidates in their search for funding by supplying the
The tuition fees include most teaching materials (although some texts must necessary documentation and encourages them to explore all scholarships
be purchased separately) and use of the Schools desktop PCs. and loans possibilities.

Optional Pre-Courses Costs Monthly Estimates


ON-SITE MBA EUR 2,400 HOUSING EUR 600 - 900
ONLINE MBA EUR 1,500 MEALS EUR 450
ITALIAN LANGUAGE EUR 500 LOCAL TRANSPORTS EUR 100
MISC. EXPENSES EUR 350
TOTAL EUR 1,500 - 1,800

DETAILS AND SCHOLARSHIPS


DEADLINES & FUNDING
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MBA IN BRIEF

FULL-TIME MBA 2017-2018 43 RD EDITION

ONE INTAKE PER YEAR OPTIONAL PRE-COURSE START DATE: END OF CLASSES:
OF APPROXIMATELY 100 STUDENTS SEPTEMBER 2017 NOVEMBER 2018

DURATION: MBA PROGRAM START DATE: COMMENCEMENT DAY:


12 MONTHS FULL-TIME OCTOBER 2017 DECEMBER 2018

SDA BOCCONI FULL-TIME MBA.


FOR PEOPLE WHO JUST WONT STOP.
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SDA BOCCONI SCHOOL OF MANAGEMENT


ACCREDITATIONS MEMBERSHIPS
AACSB International European Foundation for
The Association to Management Development
Advance Collegiate
Schools of Business The Association to Advance
Collegiate Schools of Business

European Quality
Improvement System The Academy
of Business in Society

Association of MBAs
MBA provision accredited
The leading School of Management in Italy and the only Italian School Partnership in
present in all of the most important International rankings (Financial Times, International Management
Bloomberg Businessweek, The Economist, Forbes), SDA Bocconi has Quality Management System
established itself as a European leader in education. SDA Bocconi School of Certification ISO 9001:2008 Community of European
Financed Projects Management Schools and
Management is part of Universit Bocconi, the first Italian University to grant Service Centre International Companies
a degree in economics.
For over a century, Bocconi has played a leading role in Italys social and The Italian Association for The Italian Association for
economic modernization. SDA Bocconi has been engaged in the promotion Management Education Management Education
Development Development
and organization of executive education since 1971, with an International Full-Time MBA accredited
approach. The Schools vision of empowering life through knowledge and

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Executive MBA accredited
imagination lies behind its program offerings: Executive Education Open
and Custom Programs, MBA and Master Programs, for the development of CFA program partner
individuals, companies, institutions and economic systems. of CFA Institute
MCF program accredited
Choosing SDA Bocconi and coming to Milano means choosing a vibrant
environment, the entrepreneurial, financial and industrialized center of
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Bocconi. The School is an initiative of SDA Bocconi and has been launched Forbes
in response to the growing competitive challenges on the global stage. Espansione
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