SDA Bocconi Mumbai opens Admission 2022: Offers 2 year ‘International Master in Business’with 4-months study at Bocconi Italy campus, ranked #12 on Financial Times Ranking

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September 15, 2021
SDA Bocconi Asia Center, Mumbai has opened its application process for Admission 2022. The institute offers International Master in Business (IMB) program which is equivalent to 2 year PGDM/MBA program offered by leading Indian B-schools. One of the program highlights is the opportunity to study cutting edge specializations for 4 months at the Bocconi Italy campus
SDA Bocconi MBA Admission 2022

SDA Bocconi Asia Center, Mumbai has opened its application process for Admission 2022. The institute offers International Master in Business (IMB) program which is equivalent to 2 year PGDM/MBA program offered by leading Indian B-schools. One of the program highlights is the opportunity to study cutting edge specializations for 4 months at theBocconi Italy campus, which is ranked amongst the top global B-schools at #12 on the Financial Times Global MBA Ranking 2021. Read this indepth MBAUniverse.com article to know more about this unique program, placements, international immersion, admission process and more.

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Table of contents

  1. SDA Bocconi Asia Center & IMB Program – Key highlights
  2. SDA Bocconi – Top Global B-school
  3. International Master in Business (IMB) Program – Overview
  4. Placements 2021
  5. Faculty, Curriculum, Specialization
  6. Admission Process – Overview
  7. MBA Entrance Exams Accepted
  8. Important Dates
  9. Step by Step Guide to apply
  10. Bocconi Test – Exam Structure & Benefits

Before we discuss SDA Bocconi Mumbai IMB admission process, let us check key institute highlights.

SDA Bocconi Asia Center&IMB Program – Key highlights

  • SDA Bocconi Asia Center is the Asia campus of World’s Top B-schoolSDA Bocconi Italy. SDA Bacooniis ranked amongst the top global B-schools at #12 on the prestigious Financial Times Global MBA Ranking 2021.
  • International Master in Business (IMB) program is equivalent to 2 year PGDM/MBA program offered by leading B-schools in India.
  • High Placements: Average Salary forIMB Program Placement 2021 stood at Rs. 11.43 LPA. This is at par with many new IIMs and other B-schools.
  • International Immersion at Bacooni Italy: Opportunity to study cutting edge specializations for 4 months at theBocconi Italy campus in Milan.
  • Top Recruiters at Campus: Marquee companies including ABInbev,Bigbasket, Credit Suisse, Deloitte USI, ICICI Bank, Nomura, RBL Bank, ZS visit SDA Bocconi for campus placement.
  • Scholarships: SDA Bocconi Asia Center offers up to 80% merit-based tuition waivers to the eligible candidates and also has Scholarship awards for Women in Leadership, Sports and Cultural Arts.

SDA Bocconi Milan – Top Global B-school
Here is a quick overview of the International B-school:

  1. Legacy for 50 years: Established in 1971, SDA Bocconi School of Management is the best international business school in Europe. 
  2. International Accreditation: SDA Bocconi is one of the very few business schools in the world to hold the “triple crown” accreditation, which is awarded by three of the most prestigious school accreditation associations worldwide:  AACSB, EQUIS and AMBA.
  3. Global MBA Rankings: SDA Bacooniis ranked amongst the top global B-schools at #12 on the prestigious Financial Times Global MBA Ranking 2021.
  4. Location: Cosmopolitan Milan makes SDA Bocconi an interesting place to be for international students and executives.

SDA Bocconi Asia Center Leadership
Alessandro Giuliani is the Managing Director ofthe SDA Bocconi Asia Center. He has worked, set up businesses, and lived in 5 different countries -- Italy, France, Spain, China, and India. He is the Fellow Life Member of Institute of Directors India and on advisory body of many institutions.

Professor David Bardolet is the Dean SDA Bocconi Asia Center, Mumbai. He is an Associate Professor of Practice of Strategy and Entrepreneurship at SDA Bocconi School of Management. He teaches courses in business strategy, corporate strategy and entrepreneurship.His works have been published in Journal of Management, Strategic Management Journal among others. He has won the Bocconi Teaching Excellence Award three times.Professor Bardoletearned a degree in Industrial Engineering from UniversitatPolitècnica de Catalunya in Barcelona (Spain), an MBA from IESE Business School in Barcelona (Spain) and a Ph.D. in Management from the University of California Los Angeles (U.S.). 

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International Master in Business (IMB) Program – Overview
IMB is the flagship management program and is the MBA/PGDM equivalent program. It offers great learning experience followed by high career prospects. The IMB program comprises of two 11-month modules, which includes a 4-month specialization semester spent at the Bocconi main campus in Milan, Italy in the second module. Upon completion of the program, participants are awarded a Diploma by SDA Bocconi in Italy.According to SDA Bocconi, “The International Master in Business (IMB) is a specialized master program fully equivalent to a postgraduate program that brings to India the expertise and the international standing of SDA Bocconi School of Management, Italy.” 

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IMB Programme Fees
The total fees payable by students for IMB programme is Rs. 18,60,000 + GST. This includes the 4 months tuition fee at Milan, Italy but does not include travel and stay permit expenses at Milan.

Placements 2021
Placement 2021 at SDA Bocconi Asia Center scaled new heights. The class of 2021 received offers from industries such as FMCG/ FMCD, BFSI, IT/ITES/Telecom, Management Consulting, Manufacturing, Luxury and Retail in functions across Sales & Marketing, Operations and Supply Chain, Finance, Human Resources, Analytics, Strategy and Consulting.

Average Salary in Placement 2021 stood at Rs.11.43 LPA and highest salary is Rs.21.51 LPA. SDA Bocconi Asia Center has a dedicated Career Development Service that equips students with the necessary skill set to put their best foot forward while appearing for placement interviews.

Top Recruiters in Placement 2021 included ABInbev ,Bigbasket, Credit Suisse, Deloitte USI, ICICI Bank, Nomura, RBL Bank, ZS among many others

Faculty, Curriculum, Specialization
Let us know about each of these three education pillars which have global perspective

Faculty
SDA Bocconi Asia Center emphasizes upon rigorous inquiry, quality of teaching, independence and respect for individuals. The B-schools has global faculty and staff to ensure that they bring the best of Western and Eastern worlds in the program, with deep knowledge of India’s corporate reality as well as of international best practices in every industry. At present SDA Bocconi Asia Center, Mumbai has 34 core and adjunct faculty members drawn from top Indian and Global institutes and universities.

Curriculum
SDA Bocconi IMB program is built with a combination of theory, case-study methodology, international experiences and corporate exposure. It is specifically designed to create responsible, reliable, and effective business leaders. The program curriculum comprises of two 11-month modules, which includes a 4-month specialization semester spent at the Bocconi main campus in Milan, Italy in the second module. It is an intense experience that maximises learning opportunities in a limited scope of time. It allows students to specialize while offering the experience, the international outlook and the multicultural environment essential for a successful career in a global economy.

Specializations
SDA Bocconi Asia Center, Mumbai offers specializations in 2nd year of the IMB programme.

The specialization happens during a 4-month semester in Bocconi, Milan where IMB candidates will have the opportunity to choose among a wide variety of specialized courses from different Departments, thus building their own specialized track and study with exchange students that come to Bocconi Milan from different nationalities.

SDA Bocconi Admission Process: Overview
The admission process at SDA Bocconi consists of two stages – Application submission and Final Selection. The details are shared below.

Program Intake
IMB 2022-24 batch has an intake of 240 students at SDA Bocconi Asia Center, Mumbai.

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How to Apply for Admission?
SDA Bocconi Asia Center has introduced simple application form to apply online for IMB 2022 admission. The application fee of Rs.2500/- should be paid online through any Credit card/Debit card. There is no cut-off for applying for IMB at SDA Bocconi.

You need a scanned copy/images of your photo, signature, Mark-sheets of previous academic examinations (10th, 12th and Graduation); score card of acceptable entrance exams (If not taking Bocconi Entrance Test) to be uploaded in your Application or emailed to the Admissions email id. 

Entrance Exams Accepted
For (IMB) International Master in Business, SDA Bocconi Asia Center is accepting the following Test Scores:

Entrance Exam
Acceptable Exam &Years
Bocconi Test
2021/2022
CAT Scores
2020/2021
NMAT by GMAC
2020/2021
GMAT
Taken after January 1, 2019
GRE
Taken after January 1, 2019

Important Dates for Admission 2022
There are four rounds of application submission. Deadline to apply for admission 2022 in each round is shared below:

Application Rounds
Last Date to Apply
Application Submission Round-1
November 22, 2021
Application Submission Round-2
January 20, 2022
Application Submission Round-3
March 21, 2022
Application Submission Round-4
Will be Announced later

It is advisable to apply early as the admission with the 3rd and 4th round will be subject to availability of seats.

Step by Step Guide to Apply
You can complete and submit the SDA Bocconi application form in 3 simple Steps:

  • Step 1: Start Your Application
  • Step 2: Complete the form, Upload the available documents (or email) and Submit it.
  • Step 3: After submission, you will be redirected to the payment gateway where you have to pay the application fee of INR 2500.

Bocconi Test – Exam Structure & Benefits
SDA Bocconi Asia Center, Mumbai will conduct its own entrance test ‘The Bocconi Entrance Test’ for admission 2022. Salient features of the exam and key benefits of appearing in Bocconi Test are:

  • You can apply for the Bocconi test while filling up the application form at SDABAC’s website
  • No additional fee is to be paid for taking up the Bocconi Test
  • The test is normally scheduled within two weeks of applying and results are declared within a week of taking the test
  • Bocconi Test is an easy Exam
  • You can appear in Bocconi Test even if you have taken other entrance exams
  • It is a computer adaptive test
  • The test does not penalize with negative marking for wrong answer
  • The test expects more from the candidate if he/she marks a right answer i.e. the test will adjust the level of difficulty according to the response provided by the candidate.
  • The Bocconi test is relatively different from its counterparts as it tests a candidate not just on hardcore aptitude concepts but also on workplace adaptability

Bocconi Test Pattern

  • The Bocconi Test is divided into 3 broad sections
  • Each section has 30-35 questions
  • Overall test is timed at 70 minutes
  • The test pays specific attention to reasoning ability in different scenarios and is relevant from a professional perspective
  • Calculator is allowed in the testing hall
  • There is no negative marking.

Sectional Composition

Section
Time Allotted
Verbal Reasoning
19 Minutes
Numeric Reasoning
25 Minutes
Inductive Reasoning
25 Minutes

Benefits of Taking Bocconi Test

  • You need not worry if you have missed the CAT, XAT or other exams. However, timely submission of application will make you eligible to appear in Bocconi Test.
  • While evaluating the overall profile of the candidate, SDA Bocconi Asia Center takes into consideration a candidate’s best test score. So, Bocconi Test is a good shot for those who have not achieved a benchmark score in other tests
  • In case of low scores or If you have not taken other entrance tests, you can apply to the IMB program directly by taking the Bocconi Entrance test without paying any feeas it is part of SDA Bocconi application form
  • The test schedule and process is sent to the candidates via email after they submit application for admission.
  • The test features a constantly updating question bank without negative marking

Admission Components & Weightage
In its final selection process, SDA Bocconi will award due weightage to following components:

1. Academic Abilities
Candidates with good academic background will have an advantage in the selection process. They will be evaluated on their Soft skills and talents, such as enthusiasm, ability to listen, concentration, involvement, responsibility and motivation.

2. Entrance Test Scores
Applicants must also score well on admission test scores (CAT, GMAT, GRE, NMAT by GMAC or Bocconi test).A high test score is desirable, but an average score could be compensated by the candidate’s excellence in other areas.

3. Extra-Curricular Activity
Management experience, leadership potential, social work, entrepreneurial experience, communication skills, creativity, art, sports and involvement in the community are considered in the final selection process.

4. Personal Interview
In the Personal Interviews candidates are evaluated on multiple parameters such as problem-solving skills, communication, and overall profile.

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Final Admission Offer
Final admission results are communicated to the accepted candidates in writing via email through an offer letter along with the acceptance date. The tuition waivers or scholarship are also part of the same offer letter. Candidates have to accept the offer before the expiry of the enrolment date and pay the admission fee.

In case of non-acceptance, the candidates cannot apply in the later rounds. Deferment may be requested by the candidate for the next year, but confirmation of admission is at the discretion of the Admissions Committee. 

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SDA Bocconi School of Management, Italy is a leading institution in management training with a legacy of over 40 years. The School’s mission is to help individuals, companies, and institutions grow by promoting managerial culture, knowledge, and innovation. Wide offering of MBA programmes is aimed at professionals from all over the world and from all sectors of the economy. SDA Bocconi is among the leading Business Schools in Europe and is among the very few institutes to have gained the triple accreditation – EQUIS, AMBA and AACSB which puts it in the élite of Business Schools worldwide.

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