Bocconi School of Management
(Bocconi University)


  • Location: Milan, Italy
  • Program Length: 12 - 15 months
  • Program Cost: EUR 65,000
  • Average GMAT score: 665
  • Acceptance Rate: 38%
  • Average Work Experience: 5.5 years

Employment Reports (2022)

  • Received an Offer: 95%
  • Changed sector, country or function: 92%
  • Average gross salary: EUR 100,728
  • Other compensation: EUR 28,372


  • #6 Financial Times 2023 Global MBA Ranking
  • #22 QS Global MBA Rankings 2023


  • Total Enrollment: 113
  • Women: 30%
  • Average age: 29
  • Nationalities represented: 38


  • Round 1: November 11th, 2023
  • Round 2: January 12th, 2023
  • Round 3: March 1st, 2024
  • Round 3: April 15th, 2024


The SDA Bocconi School of Management is ‘designed for your world’. Driving change in both their students’ personal and professional lives, Bocconi School of Management prepares students for their future. Bocconi emphasizes the importance of learning experiences that are meant to address real world needs and rigorous research constantly changing the world of business education. Bocconi is built around the values of independence, chritical thinking, scientific rigor, imagination, entrepreneurship, people, responsibility, and global centricity.



Candidates must have a three or four year degree that is considered at the bachelor’s degree level in the country in which it was conferred.


 GMAT, GMAT Focus or GRE are accepted. As an exception, and for very specific reasons, candidates can ask Admission Services for authorization to take the SDA Test as an alternative to the GMAT/GRE.

Foreign Language Requirement

A TOEFL, IELTS, CPE or PTE is required for those who have not attended an undergraduate institution where the language of instruction is English and who are not native speakers.

2 Recommendations

Applicants will need to have two recommendations, one can be. a professional one and one can be academic.

Essay Description

The application includes several short-answer questions, carefully designed to help Bocconi better understand the candidate’s personal and professional experiences, and the reasons for participating in the MBA program.


Students need to submit their CV with their current detailed professional experience.


After an initial review of your application, a selected number of candidates will be invited for an admission interview.

Application Fee

All applicants are required to pay a nonrefundable application fee of 120 EUR.


Learning Model

The learning model at Bocconi uses case analysis, business games, simulations, individual projects, and group work in order to teach. Students at Bocconi have busy and challenging days, however, this is all part of Bocconis plan. Simulating the hustle and bustle of the real world, while also maintaining good work ethic shapes the MBA program. Students are exposed to more than just lectures. They attend speaking events and company days. They have the opportunity to participate in Club Activities and social events so that they are constantly growing their network and building relationships.

Hands-on Experience

Bocconi embraces the idea that students learn best by doing. Because of this, students are given the opportunity to participate in individual internships, entrepreneurial projects and group business labs. Each of these experiences is a tangible learning opportunity that students take with them throughout their academic career and beyond.


At Bocconi students live in the hustle and bustle of Milan while absorbing all this historic town has to offer. The new Bocconi campus is built to be state of the art and highly sustainable. Meeting and studying spaces are avaible for students to talk, engange and grow with each other.


The Full time MBA program at Bocconi is 15 months in length, giving MBAers the chance to learn and grow within the dynamic city of Milan. Consistently ranked within the top world MBA programs, Bocconi transcends managerial knowledge and connects students to real world and hands on experiences which offers new perspectives.

First Year

The first phase of the MBA program takes about 9 months. Here, MBA students begin their journey with a 4 day MBA boot camp to get acquainted with the system and cohort. Then, core courses are required between September and March where students build their understanding of what it means to be a global manager.

Second Year

During the second phase (April and May), students are able to mold their studies to best suit their goals through by attending elective courses. From June to the end of the year, students put their theoretical knowledge into practice with internships, entrepreneurial projects and MBA group business projects.

Andrea Beltratti

Professor Beltratti is a professor in the department of Finance at Bocconi. He teaches courses in Real Estate Investment and Business Strategy. He has previously been a visiting professor at Stanford University and a visiting scholar at LSE. He is well published with his work appearing in journals such as the Jouranl of Financial Economics and Journal of Risk. He received his BA from the University of Turin at Economics and his PhD from Yale University.

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