SDA Bocconi School of Management Overview

Established in 1971 in Milan, SDA Bocconi has developed into one of the most prestigious MBA programs in Europe. Fluency in languages is highly valued at SDA Bocconi; the program provides intensive course in both Italian and English. Non-Italian-speaking students are offered an Italian language course throughout the duration of the MBA program. In addition, non-native English speakers are able to strengthen their language proficiency by taking an intensive English course to strengthen their global marketability.

Snapshot of SDA Bocconi MBA Program

Active methodologies are used throughout SDA Bocconi's MBA program. The analysis and discussion of company cases play a significant role in the lecture style, which is accompanied by: traditional lessons, practical exercises, business games, first-hand business experiences, individual projects, group work, workshops and seminars.

SDA Bocconi is one of only a handful of International Business Schools to be accredited by all three of the main accrediting bodies. There include: The International Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSD), The European Quality Improvement System (EQUIS), and THE Association of MBAs (AMBA).

 

MBA Application Elements - SDA Bocconi

The average GMAT score of recent classes has been around a 640.

Interviews are required of all admitted applicants. If students are living abroad, the interview can be conducted by nearby alumni.

Two letters of recommendation are required; there can come from either professional or academic sources.

  1. What interests and occupations do you pursue in your free time?
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  4. Describe your strong points, personal and professional, explaining why you see them as such.
  5. What do you hope to get from the MBA program?
 

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