Short Answer – The average GMAT score at SDA Bocconi is 700 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.
The average salary at SDA Bocconi for the last graduating class was €129,100. 95% of the class was employed with 3 months of graduation with majority of class going into consulting (23%), Finance (19%) and technology (12%) oriented functional roles.
For more than 50 years, SDA Bocconi has been committed to fueling educational experiences with passion for knowledge and concrete know-how, creativity and scientific rigor, cultural and international diversity. Ranked among the top institutions in the world, they support the continuous growth, improvement and transformation of people, companies, and organizations.
The Tuition fees for SDA Bocconi MBA is € 65,000 and an additional € 30,000 is the living cost.
An MBA is a program that requires a significant financial commitment but always repays itself with a wide margin. Student and Alumni support is the foundation on which SDA Bocconi sets the basis to provide scholarships for future promising young leaders who will, in turn, serve as models and contribute to lead global changes starting in the classroom and ending with a new professional path.
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What interests and occupations do you pursue in your free time?
What are your short-term professional goals (within the next 3-5 years)?
What other possibilities have you seriously considered, apart from the Program, for reaching your goals of personal and professional growth?
What are your long-term professional goals?
How do you expect to finance your Program studies?
What are the reasons that lead you to apply to the Program at this point in your life?
Describe your weak points, personal and professional, explaining why you see them as such
Describe your strong points, personal and professional, explaining why you see them as such
Explain the most significant goals you think you have achieved so far and the reasons for their importance in your personal growth.
What do you think you gained from your university studies? Conversely, what important things do you think your studies lacked?
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
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3-4 weeks at least.
Start writing at least 1 month in advance of their 1st deadline. First application usually takes the longest.
School will notify you and give you roughly 1 week to schedule your interview. Ideally, start your prep ASAP and Do some mock interviews.
You must have at least a bachelor’s degree (in any discipline). On average students in our MBA have 5.5 years of work experience, ranging between 3 and 10 years.
The Admissions Service carries out a pre-selection upon receipt of the application on the basis of the documentation supplied and informs candidates whether they are suitable to proceed with the selection process. The selection process takes up to twelve weeks after all tests have been completed and documents received. The outcome is communicated in writing to candidates.
Each year 100+ participants join the SDA Bocconi Full-Time MBA. They come from 30+ countries and have diverse academic and professional backgrounds. They share a mix of abilities and attitudes: intelligence and receptivity, involvement and enthusiasm, responsibility and drive, trust and caring in personal relationships, proactiveness and creativity, a taste for living and social and cultural respect.
Admission to the Program depends on a rigorous selection process that takes into account several equally important factors. Your application for admission, academic background, professional experience, GMAT/GRE and TOEFL/IELTS/PTE/CPE results, letters of reference and interview are analysed scrupulously.
MBA application review begins in September and ends in July each year. The MBA selection process is conducted on a rolling basis and, given the large volume of applications, we recommend that candidates submit their application as early as possible.