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Global Executive MBA

Course Description

.The Global Executive MBA provides a high-quality business education for executives who desire to expand the scope of their careers and move toward more international business initiatives. It is a launching pad for the career phases to come and an integrated preparation for senior management roles.

Regional focus. Global thinking
The course takes place at SDA Bocconi downtown Milan campus, a city that incorporates a dynamic global venue reflecting the peculiarity of the European marketplace. Instead, the kind of experience you acquire is relevant to other locations where you eventually project your domain of operation. Three modules are also conducted at international partner schools: UCLA Anderson School of Management in Los Angeles, Fudan University in Shanghai and Copenhagen Business School. In addition, you can apply for an elective offered by partner Schools including UCLA Anderson, Recanati in Tel Aviv and Rotman in Toronto, besides electives offered at SDA Bocconi in Milano.

Fluidity of time and space
The Program's curriculum and the format are designed to move participants along a theme-driven path, beyond conventional assumptions.
Flexibility is maximized through a dynamic format that blends the best aspects of classroom learning in Europe, North America and Asia with distance learning. Participants do not miss out on any professional or learning opportunities no matter where they are.

Influential international networking
Participants to SDA Bocconi Global EMBA can capitalize on a network of leading individuals and institutions.
Classmates possess broad experiences, from an array of backgrounds. They also have the opportunity to really move through a cross-nations context.
SDA Bocconi made a choice to have three modules conducted at international partner schools: UCLA Anderson School of Management in Los Angeles, Fudan University in Shanghai and Copenhagen Business School; the program also offers a varied and flexible choice of electives, at SDA Bocconi in Milano or at international partner institutions such as UCLA Anderson, Recanati in Tel Aviv and Rotman in Toronto. Such diversity of locations is meant to be a channel for interacting with various industries and creating a milieu for participants to gain tangible insights into how management theories and practices play out in different business settings.

Return on investment
The expertise EMBA students gain is immediately applicable in their respective organizations. They become smart decision makers, effective problem solvers, and well-prepared leaders able to take on increasing responsibility.
Both participants and employers receive a quick return on their investment as new concepts are brought into action.



As a Global Executive MBA student, you will take your trip of success over a period of 20 months, taking 8 highly concentrated one-week modules + 2 long modules delivered every other month. One-week modules are run from Monday through Saturday, long modules from Friday to Saturday of the following week. This is a format that compresses maximal learning opportunities into a compact amount of time.

Three modules are conducted at three partner schools:
• UCLA Anderson School of Management in Los Angeles
• Fudan University in Shanghai
• Copenhagen Business School

During the first year of your academic trip, SDA Bocconi's core Program will be a series of focused and relevant courses that provide you with a strong foundation of fundamental business skills, which makes up a substantive portion your academic experience at SDA Bocconi.

Now you get off board to be re-routed, during the second year, towards a destination of advanced topics. The value of such courses is fostered by electives, both at SDA Bocconi in Milan and at international partner schools. The trip is not over yet. The Open ending module directly relates to the milestone of SDA Bocconi's approach: innovative applicability. At this module, participants verify the extent of instrumentalizing their Global Executive MBA experience in order to be a catalyst of change within their domains of operation.

As an alternative option for the second year of the Program, students can combine the Global Executive MBA experience with the unique offerings of the SDA Bocconi Senior Executive Program, focused on soft-skill development.

Year 1 Fundamentals of Management

1st Module: Building Fundamentals
• Warm Up
• Managerial Accounting I
• Quantitative Methods
• Economics
• Team Work

2nd Module: Management
• Economics
• Marketing I
• Financial Management I

3rd Module: Developing Innovation (at UCLA Los Angeles)
• Innovation & Entrepreneurship

4th Module: Operations & Projects
• Information Systems
• Managerial Accounting II
• Project Management
• Strategic Operations Management

5th Module: Strategy & Organizations (at Copenhagen Business School)
• Strategic Management
• Managing People & Designing Organizations

6th Module: Finance & Financial Markets
• Financial Accounting
• Financial Management II
• Financial Markets and Institutions
• Leadership
• Business Planning

7th Module: Going Global (at Fudan University in Shanghai)
• How to do business in an emerging market

8th Module: Corporate Development
• Sales Force Management
• Corporate Strategy
• Strategic Operations Management II
• Business Game

9th Module: Electives (at SDA Bocconi or at partner schools - UCLA Anderson, Recanati Tel Aviv, Rotman Toronto, WHU Vallendar, Cologne)

10th Module: Corporate Governance & New Trends
• Business Government Relationship
• Corporate Governance
• Economic Policy
• Business Game




• Degree
• Minimum of 5-6 years professional experience
• Proficiency in English: If English is not your mother tongue, you must take the TOEFL, IELTS or PTE Academic tests
• IT competency and laptop
• Good leadership skills and interpersonal skills


START DATA March 2013






The total fee is 53,000 € and to be paid in five instalments:
First instalment: € 10.600 upon acceptance of your admission to the Program
Second instalment: € 10.600 by 29 March 2013
Third instalment : € 10.600 by 27 September 2013
Fourth instalment: € 10.600 by 31 January 2014
Fifth instalment € 10.600 by 30 May 2014


Entry Requirements

• Degree in any discipline • Minimum of 5-6 years professional experience • Proficiency in English: If English is not your mother tongue, you must take the TOEFL, IELTS or PTE Academic tests • Strong motivation • IT competency and laptop with Internet connection • Good leadership skills and interpersonal skills• GMAT (preferred requirement)

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