SDA Bocconi

Program Strengths

Choosing the Global Executive MBA (GEMBA) at SDA Bocconi means choosing the world as the place of work.

The home base for the GEMBA, Milano, Italy, combines a dynamic global reality with the unique aspects of the European marketplace. This kind of understanding and experience is essential to supporting career development.

A dynamic program format blends the best aspects of classroom learning in Europe, North America, and Asia with distance learning to maximize flexibility. Participants do not miss out on any professional or learning opportunities no matter where they are.

The diversity of locations helps channel interactions with various industries, creating an environment for participants to gain tangible insights into how management theories and practices play out in different business settings.

SDA Bocconi GEMBA participants also can capitalize on a built-in network of fellow business leaders and their institutions. Classmates possess broad experiences, from an array of backgrounds, and participants can gain a cross-cultural context.

Curriculum Highlights

A modular program, GEMBA provides a high-quality business education for executives who desire to expand the scope of their careers and move toward more international business initiatives.

The program's curriculum and the format take participants along a theme-driven path, beyond conventional assumptions. International partner schools host four modules: UCLA Anderson School of Management (Los Angeles), Fudan University (Shanghai), Copenhagen Business School, and Fundação Instituto de Administração (São Paolo). Partner schools including UCLA Anderson, Recanati (Tel Aviv), Rotman (Toronto), and WHU - Otto Beishmein School of Management in Vallendar (Germany) offer electives, in addition to the electives at SDA Bocconi.

Many faculty members share their time between academic studies or lectures and executive programs or professional work to provide a 'real world' environment. Moreover, the GEMBA attracts top talent.

The caliber of students makes every lesson challenging and raises the knowledge level of the entire class. Choosing GEMBA at SDA Bocconi School of Management means giving value to a long tradition in executive education. As the business world changes at a rapid pace, the program stays current by leveraging its strong ties with both the business community and academic research.

Leadership Development

The expertise that GEMBA students gain is immediately applicable in their companies and organizations.

Participants are able to become smart decision makers, effective problem solvers, and well-prepared leaders who are ready to take on increasing responsibilities.  Both participants and employers receive a quick return on their investment as students bring new concepts into action.