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SDA Bocconi MIM

July 25, 2023




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What is a good GMAT score for SDA Bocconi MIM?

Short Answer – The average GMAT score at SDA Bocconi MIM is 690 for the last entering class. If you score above 690, you have a fair shot and you will receive an encouraging response to your profile evaluation from the admission committee. 

Long Answer – There is no such thing as a safe score, higher is always better. In our years of consulting experience, we have seen our clients with 640 getting selected into top schools like INSEAD and on the other hand, someone with a 770 getting rejected too. A good benchmark that we advise all our clients to beat is the average GMAT score of the last entering class as mentioned in the Class profile published every year. Scoring above the average gets you a fair shot; 

“The higher your score, the better is it for your interview or admission chance.” 

If you plan to apply with a score that is below the average, then you are starting a fight with one hand tied behind your back or, let’s say, you are starting a few yards behind your competitors. You can definitely catch up in other sections of the application by writing outstanding essays or performing really well in an interview later. But it is always nice to start ahead of the competitor. A higher GMAT score helps one gain a competitive advantage.

“What if you are from the over represented Indian or Asian Pool?”

The over-represented candidate pool of Indian or Chinese applicants usually goes through a rigorous preparation process for GMAT, with a lot of Indian applicants scoring quite high. Hence, the overall competition and the Average score for this diaspora goes up by a few notches. That is why we recommend candidates within the most over-represented profiles to shoot at least 20 points higher than the school’s class profile average. 


Average Employment Salary after SDA Bocconi MIM?

The average salary at SDA Bocconi  for the last graduating class was €55,000. 98% of the class was employed with 3 months of graduation with majority of class going into consulting (21%), Finance (23%) and technology (29%) oriented functional roles. 

The first year is focused on fundamental concepts of International Management where students will acquire knowledge of discipline-based concepts, the ability to acquire and analyze data, and information, and evaluate their relevance and validity. Second-year Bocconi offers study abroad options for both long-term and short-term periods. For the long term, there is a double degree program, a joint program that allows students to study at the top two business & economic schools and receive two diplomas one from each university, and for a short duration, there are exchange programs.

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€ 26,206

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€ 24,000

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Tuition Fees & Scholarship at SDA Bocconi

The Tuition fees for SDA Bocconi  is € 26,206 and an additional  € 24,000 in living cost. 

The Bocconi MIM program gives a broader understanding of Global Business. SDA Bocconi MIM Class Profile brings together diverse students with different goals in its portfolio. It aims to train prospective Managers & Entrepreneurs to make a major contribution to the performance of organizations around the world. Bocconi MSc International Management program focuses on how acquired theoretical knowledge can be applied in practical international business situations. Bocconi is not only focused on academics but also on Culture, Sports, Art, and sharing ideas.

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SDA Bocconi Application Essays

  • Why are you applying to the SDA Bocconi  Program now? What is the professional objective that will guide your career choice after your MIM, and how will the MIM  contribute to the achievement of this objective? (500 words)
  • What do you consider your most significant life achievement? (250 words)
  • Leadership and ethics are inevitably intertwined in the business world. Describe a situation in which you have dealt with these issues and how they have influenced you. (250 words)
  • Imagine an entirely different life from the one you lead, and what it would be? (250 words)
  • What figure do you admire the most and why? (250 words)

SDA Bocconi Recommendation Ques.

  • How long and in what capacity have you known the candidate? (No word limit)
  • If this is a work-related reference, in what position is/was the candidate employed and for how long? (No word limit)
  • What do you consider to be the candidate’s principal strengths/talents? (No word limit)
  • What do you consider to be the candidate’s weaknesses or areas that need improvement? (No word limit)

Application Process & timeline

We strongly advise all our clients to have a proper excel sheet or a timetables mapped out.
Once you are done with GMAT the entire application process usually take 4-6 weeks

Step 1

GMAT / GRE Score

2-3 months.

If you are not sure about what score to target then look at the average score of the schools you want and shoot above the average. 

Step 2

Profile Evaluation

 1-2 weeks.

Get your profile evaluated from a professional consultant and figure out what schools you can target based on your profile

Step 3

Application Prep

3-4 weeks at least. 

Start writing at least 1 month in advance of their 1st deadline. First application usually takes the longest.

Step 4

Interview Prep

1 week

School will notify you and give you roughly 1 week to schedule your interview. Ideally, start your prep ASAP and Do some mock interviews.

FAQs about SDA Bocconi MIM

The MSc in IM offer three different Double Degree programs: the regular program, the CEMS MIM program and the China MIM program. All programs will grant you the Bocconi MSc in IM degree plus another degree.
The three programs offer different kinds of experiences:

  • The regular program is particularly suitable for those students who have strong preferences for a particular location/university.
  • The CEMS MIM program is suggested for those students who are more interested in the program and in being part of a multinational “club” of students, rather than the location/institution to which they will be assigned to. At the end of the program, all CEMS students will have the same degree, regardless of the institution where they spend their second year.
  • The China MIM program is suggested for those students who have a strong interest in China. As a matter of fact, all students should have such an interest in this country: China is a formidable economic force in the international arena and current or future managers could not ignore the impact of China on the global business landscape. By allowing students to live in this country for one year, this program provides a full immersion in a different social and cultural context.

There are also some other basic differences in terms of:

  • Timing of application: The applications for the special programs (CEMS/China) should be made during the admissions process. The applications for the regular program will be possible only after enrollment, during the first year.
  • Period abroad: In the regular program and in the CEMS MIM program, students spend their second year abroad. In the China MIM program, students spend their first year abroad.
  • Individual/Class experience: In the regular program, Bocconi students are not part of a special class of students: they select and attend courses together with all the other students in the host university. In the CEMS MIM program, Bocconi students are part of the CEMS students: they attend courses together with other CEMS students from other institutions and with local students of the host university. In the China MIM program, students are part of a special class made up of other Bocconi students, LUISS students and local Fudan students. Courses are taught by Bocconi, LUISS, and Fudan instructors.

During their first year, students are expected to attend classes and to participate in class activities, which – in many courses – are important components of the final grades. In the first-year courses there will be no distinction between attending and not-attending students in terms of exams. Students that, for any reason, decide not to attend classes or participate in the required activities will likely be penalized in their grades. For the same reason, curricular internships must take place only upon completion of students’ course work in their first year of study

In the online application, you can express five choices (ranked in terms of your preferences) from among the different MSc programs offered at Bocconi.
In the case of the MSc in IM, you have three options: IM, CEMS MIM and China MIM. Each of these options is independent and you can select more than one. For example, if you are interested in both the MSc in IM and the MSc in Finance, you could express the following choices: 1) CEMS MIM; 2) IM; 3) Finance; etc. .

Only if you also select the IM option. If you select only the CEMS MIM and/or China MIM option and you are not admitted, then you will not be considered for the regular IM program.

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