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Master of Management in Food & Beverage (MFB)
SDA Bocconi School of Management –
Masters Division


Address Via Balilla, 18 - 20136 Milan, Italy
Tel. No. +39 02 5836 3176
Fax No. +39 02 5836 3272
E-mail address
Web address Master of Management in Food & Beverage website
Course Master of Management in Food & Beverage - MFB
Type of course Full time – Held in English
Length of course 12 months
Date of commencement January 2018
Application deadline The application deadline is 31st October 2017.

Fill out and submit the online application through SDA Bocconi’s website and upload all the required documents.
NOTE: Candidates from disciplines other than business administration who wish to attend pre-courses are advised to submit the application in advance in view of recommended attendance of the pre-courses in November.
Class size 25-30
Cost/Fees The total fee for MFB 2018 is € 31,000.
Student grants / Financial assistance: Thanks to the contribution of Gruppo Barilla, SDA Bocconi School of Management is making available 3 full tuition waivers to 2015 MFB candidates.
The School assists candidates with their funds search by placing at their disposal the documentation required for financial support applications.
In particular, Bocconi grants opportunities for low-interest loans available to admitted students, thanks to agreements with some partner banks. For further information, please visit our website on loans and funding.
Student profile 1. Ratio of National / International students: 32% - 68%
2. Ratio of Men / Women: 36% men – 64% women
3. Age range: 24-27 years
Admission requirements • University degree in any discipline
• International profile with at least two years professional experience
• Fluency in English. Candidates whose mother tongue is not English are required to submit a TOEFL, IELTS, PTE Academic or CPE result.
• SDA Test. Details on the SDA Test will be communicated by the Admissions Service once the pre-selection is complete (or GMAT/GRE if already taken)
• Admissions interview
MFB Director Vittoria Veronesi
Contact details for application SDA Bocconi Masters Division-MFB
Recruiting and Admissions Service
Via Balilla, 18 - 20136 Milano, Italy
Telefono: +39 02 5836 3176
Fax: +39 02 5836 3272


About the Master of Management in Food & Beverage

The program blends culture and methodology with lessons focused on a specific knowledge base and skill sets fundamental for managing firms in the industries in F&B, Food Service and Hospitality Business. Lessons from top academia, executives, experts and professionals are at the core along with the privileged access to the true Italian culture and traditions.

MFB is the Master for you if

• You aspire to take up a managerial role in the intriguing field of Food & Beverage and related industries

• You want to discover how to be successful in restaurant and hotel business

• You need to be more specialized in order to progress in your career

• You want the opportunity to interact with international leaders in this sector

• You are ready for the challenge of a specialized and intense business program

• You are ready for an innovative curriculum from an internationally recognized School of Management.

The program of the Master of Management in Food & Beverage is composed of core modules and specialized modules.

10th edition 2018

The program blends culture and methodology with lessons focused on specific knowledge and skills necessary for managing firms in food and beverage and related industries. Lessons from top academics, executives, experts and professionals are at the core, along with access to true Italian culture and heritage.

MFB is composed of core courses and extra-activities such as seminars, company presentations and visits, internship/field project/personal business project.

January 2018

• MFB 2018 Presentation
• SDA Bocconi Presentation and Tour
• Ice Breaking & Team Building

January - February 2018

• Italian Excellence
• Crafting Strategy
• Marketing Management
• Organizational Design in the Information Age
• Operations Management
• Accounting
• Corporate Finance
• Management Control

February 2018

Exam Week

March 2018

• Technology and Innovation Management
• Go to Market
• People Management
• International Development

March 2018
Exam Week

April - May 2018

• Supply Chain Management
• Retail Management
• Service Management
• Brand Management
• Business Planning
• Study Tour

May 2018

Exam Week

June - September 2018

September - November 2018

• Creative Entrepreneurship
• Sustainability & Agribusiness
• Tourism
• New Product Development
• Food & Packaging Design
• F&B @ Restaurant
• F&B @ Hotel
• Study Tour

December 2018

About SDA Bocconi School of Management

The leading School of Management in Italy and the only Italian School present in all of the most important International rankings (Financial Times, Bloomberg Businessweek, The Economist, Forbes), SDA Bocconi has established itself as a European leader in higher education.

SDA Bocconi School of Management is part of UniversitÓ Bocconi, the first Italian University to grant a degree in economics. For over a century, Bocconi has played a leading role in Italy’s social and economic modernization.

SDA Bocconi has been engaged in the promotion and organization of executive education since 1971, with an International approach. The School’s vision of empowering life through knowledge and imagination lies behind its program offerings: Executive Education Open and Custom Programs, MBA and Master Programs, for the development of individuals, companies, institutions and economic systems.

Choosing SDA Bocconi and coming to Milano means choosing a vibrant environment, the entrepreneurial, financial and industrialized center of Italy, a doorway to Europe. In short, a wealth of international contacts and opportunities.

And Milano, of course, is culture, fashion, design, food and the art of living.

Latest SDA Bocconi Rankings

9th MBA in Europe - Financial Times Global MBA Ranking 2016
25th MBA Worldwide - Financial Times Global MBA Rankings 2015
7th BS in Europe - Financial Times European B-Schools 2015
32nd Executive MBA in Europe - Financial Times Executive MBA 2015
7th in the world for Custom Programs - Financial Times Executive Education 2015
10th in Europe in the overall standings - Financial Times Executive Education 2015
5th International B-Schools outside of the US - Forbes - The Best International Business Schools 2015 (1-year, non-US Programs)
4th MBA program in the world (excluding the US) for the return on investment - Forbes - The Best International Business Schools 2015 (1-year, non-US Programs)
14th MBA in Europe, 50th MBA Worldwide - The Economist 2015 Full-Time MBA Ranking
12th among the best programs taught outside of the U.S., and 10th in Europe - Bloomberg Businessweek Best Business School Ranking 2015
5th in Europe - QS - TopMBA Global 200 Business Schools Report 2014/2015 - Europe

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