Posted by: Francesca Di Meglio on June 27, 2008
Scuola di Direzione Aziendale Bocconi, among the top business schools in Europe and considered the best in Italy, is turning to an all-English format for its MBA program.
Dean Alberto Grando recently explained that the decision was made because many Italian students were expressing a desire to join the international class (until this year the MBA was divided into an Italian and an English class) and to be exposed to a multicultural environmen, writes school spokesperson Tomaso Eridani in an e-mail. Eridani adds that in today’s international job market a sound and thorough knowledge of English is vital.
MBA porgram director Walter Lazzari explained that the decision also allows the school to further intensify the global nature of the program, writes Eridani, and allows SDA to further diversify the class profile by increasing the available number of seats for international students.
Rossana Camera, director of Admissions, says the new format will indeed attract a more diverse and international class. If you'd like to be among those students from abroad who enter the intimate Bocconi MBA in Milan, Italy, you should know that the visa process is fairly simple, says Camera. "Normally, we do not have a problem," she adds.
Visits to the school before deciding whether to attend are hihgly recommended. You can experience a full day from sitting in on a class and speaking with a professor to seeing the environment and meeting potential classmates and alumni. Of course, to enter the program you'll have to speak English!
--Francesca Di Meglio in Ischia, Italy