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SDA Bocconi 2008 Admits [#permalink] New post 24 Mar 2008, 22:34
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I have got an admission from SDA Bocconi, Italy.

Anyone else gotta admit from SDA Bocconi, Italy?

Or you got any other inputs to share on this bschool.

please share them here..

thanks!
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Re: SDA Bocconi 2008 Admits [#permalink] New post 25 Mar 2008, 07:55
Hi I was thinking to apply to SDA Bocconi, but currently I am targeting other european schools.
The program is fine as far as I know but the problem of SDA is that:
- job opportunities are present almost ONLY in Italy
- in Italy MBAs are not valued very much with a few very well known exceptions

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Hi,

I have got an admission from SDA Bocconi, Italy.

Anyone else gotta admit from SDA Bocconi, Italy?

Or you got any other inputs to share on this bschool.

please share them here..

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Re: SDA Bocconi 2008 Admits [#permalink] New post 25 Mar 2008, 16:17
Hi,
a good friend of mine did the MBA at SDA Bocconi last year. He now landed a job at Lehman Brothers in London. Also another one from the class was able to get hired. However, I think that while the best students can get good jobs, generally is not so easy for the new graduates to find quickly a job, and most of them are only able to find jobs in Italy.

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Re: SDA Bocconi 2008 Admits [#permalink] New post 26 Mar 2008, 04:50
Yeah..but isn't it the same case with other european institutes as well..say RSM or ESADE..
i guess it is a prblm for any non-eu national studying in Europe..
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Re: SDA Bocconi 2008 Admits [#permalink] New post 26 Mar 2008, 07:28
I don't know about RSM or ESADE... but probably the situation is only slightly better.
The problem is that these are not TOP schools.

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Yeah..but isn't it the same case with other european institutes as well..say RSM or ESADE..
i guess it is a prblm for any non-eu national studying in Europe..
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Re: SDA Bocconi 2008 Admits [#permalink] New post 26 Mar 2008, 08:54
Well, ESADE has impoved its reputation according to FT ranking, but still cannot compete against IESE or IE...on the other hand I don't understand why SDA Bocconi is so popular, since SDA is said to be quite focused on Italy...

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I don't know about RSM or ESADE... but probably the situation is only slightly better.
The problem is that these are not TOP schools.

sandeepk wrote:
Yeah..but isn't it the same case with other european institutes as well..say RSM or ESADE..
i guess it is a prblm for any non-eu national studying in Europe..
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Re: SDA Bocconi 2008 Admits [#permalink] New post 06 Apr 2008, 15:58
Just received my admit :) Based on conversations with my Italian friends (Some Milanese, others Bocconi undergrads), as well as the admissions interview, I came away with three points:

1) REPUTATION: Bocconi is the #1 MBA program in Italy, hands down. If you want to work in Milan, apply there. It holds the strongest connections to all major MCs, CPGs, Tech/Tele, & IBs in Italy. The school may not have the glitter associated with programs like INSEAD, IESE & LBS, but generally good rankings based on FT/WSJ/BusinessWeek/EIU.

2) CLASSROOM: As others have pointed out, yes, to an extent it seems "Italy focused". Bear in mind the program used to be divided between English- and Italian-speaking versions and lasted 16 months. Only recently was the decision made to combine the two classes into a single, 12-month (+ internship), English-only program. The one-year experience makes it very intense, and by no means a joke. For non-Italian students such as myself, be prepared to adjust to the Italian method of teaching & examinations.

3) CAREER: Milan lives and breathes commerce. Bocconi has a powerful alumni network in Italy, and good reputation in Western European countries. Naturally, not so strong in USA or Asia. Designated by UK Government as one of the top 50 MBA programs, which gives you more points if you apply for a UK work permit. If the Italian job search doesn't pan out as expected, there is always an open door to London. *Edit: The HSMP program is being phased out in the U.K. but one could qualify under the Tier 1 points-based system*

Anyone else applied to and heard from Bocconi?

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Re: SDA Bocconi 2008 Admits [#permalink] New post 06 Apr 2008, 22:55
Hey,

i have also been admitted to the program..

Sandeep..
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