SDA Bocconi IMB Admission Process 2020: USPs, Eligibility, Bocconi Test, Placements

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January 27, 2020
Last Date to Apply for Round 3 at SDA Bocconi Asia Centre Mumbai, closes on March 20, 2020. The institute offers International Master in Business (IMB). For the benefit of MBA aspirants, SDA Bocconi Asia Centre Mumbai, apart from accepting CAT, NMAT, GMAT, GRE test scores, also conduct its own Bocconi Test for admission. Check SDA Bocconi USPs, Fee, Placements, Admission Process and How to Apply
SDA Bocconi MBA Admission 2020

Last date to apply for Round 3 of Admission process 2020 at SDA Bocconi Asia Center, Mumbai closes on March 20, 2020. Apply Now for SDA Bocconi Asia Center MBA Admissions

SDA Bocconi Asia Centre Admission 2020: Acceptable Entrance test Scores
For (IMB) International Master in Business, SDA Bocconi Asia Center is accepting the following Test Scores:

Entrance Exam
Acceptable Exam Years
Bocconi Test
2020
CAT Scores
2018/2019
NMAT by GMAC
2018/2019
GMAT
Taken after January 1, 2017
GRE
Taken after January 1, 2017

Program Highlights
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. IMB consists of two 11-month modules, which include 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.

Selection process
Securing a seat at SDA Bocconi Asia Center is a different ball game altogether as the college follows a profile-based approach while shortlisting the candidates for its IMB program.

The process of shortlisting is based on an overall profile analysis of the below mentioned factors:

Academic Abilities
Unlike other B-schools where a major chuck of the population either hails from an engineering or a commerce background, SDA Bocconi Asia center believes in accommodating a diverse pool of talent ranging from hospitality, fine arts, psychology, commerce, pharmacy to name a few. A consistent academic background and a demonstrated ability to work under pressure will have an added advantage in the selection process. To be eligible to apply for the IMB program, applicants must have an undergraduate degree in any discipline or should be in their final year while applying. The eligibility criteria for academics is a minimum of 50% across 10th, 12th and under graduation and a minimum aggregate average of 65% combining 10th, 12th and under graduation scores.

Test Scores
It is also expected that applicants must score well in various admission tests that SDA Bocconi Asia Center accepts. While the college does not indicate any “cut off” restriction, there are safe scores established by the same. Candidates scoring anything above the safe score range are encouraged to apply as the final selection is based on overall profile and not just the test scores. For students applying through CAT, a safe score of 90 percentile and above is considered favourable. Similarly, for GMAT- a score of 620 and above, for GRE -a score of 310 and above and for NMAT by GMAC -a score of 195-200 and above is considered favourable. Additionally, if the candidate does not have any of the above-mentioned score while applying or the scores available are not in the safe score range, the candidate can choose to sit for the Bocconi Test which is an internal exam held by the institute. It must also be noted that despite having other test scores, a candidate can still choose to sit for Bocconi test. The best scores out of all available is taken into consideration while evaluating a candidate’s profile. That being said, a high score definitely increases the chance of getting an interview call, but an average score could be compensated by the candidate’s excellence in other areas.

Extra-Curricular & Soft skills
Extra-curriculars such as relevant work experience, leadership position held, entrepreneurial experience, communication skills, creativity, interest in sports or cultural arts, and involvement in community or social clubs are additional considerations to the profile of the candidate. A diverse and well-rounded application has better chances of selection. Also, while filling up the application form, the candidates are asked to submit three to four essay-type questions, a well-defined statement of purpose and two references. All this information combined with a high-test score and academic consistency makes up for a strong profile. 

Personal Interview
Interviews are conducted following an initial pre-selection based on the application submission. While freshers can expect domain specific questions, candidates with work experience are mostly checked upon industry related topics. When it comes to basic hygiene questions, it is advisable that the candidates be well prepared with these questions in advance. Identifying one’s strengths, shortcomings, key challenges faced in personal and professional space and steps taken to overcome those challenges are some of the common questions asked in the interview. It would be an added advantage if the candidate can support his/her answers with real-life instances. The personal interview is extremely crucial when it comes to extending an admission offer to the candidate. Keeping that into consideration, SDA Bocconi Asia center conducts webinars, info sessions, coffee sessions at various places to better equip the students with the admission process. One can check the college’s website for any upcoming webinars or info related sessions.

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Take Bacconi Test, if Missed or Not Satisfied with Other Entrance Exam Scores
SDA Bocconi Asia Centre Mumbai also conducts its own Bocconi Test for admission, although its accepts other exam scores also. For the benefit of MBA aspirants, SDA Bocconi Asia Centre Mumbai, apart from accepting CAT, NMAT, GMAT, GRE test scores, will conduct its own Bocconi Test for admission 2020. So, 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.

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. It is a computer adaptive test that doesn’t penalise a test taker for a wrong answer but will expect 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.

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.

A candidate 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.    

You can also opt to take the Bocconi test for admission to IMB 2020 online application form.

The Bocconi Test is divided into 3 broad sections. Each section has 30-35 questions and the 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.

Sectional Composition

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

SDA Bocconi School of Management, Italy has been a leading institution in management training for over 40 years. The School’s mission is to help individuals, companies, and institutions grow by promoting managerial culture, knowledge, and innovation. MBA Programs, Executive and Specialized Masters, Executive Programs, Custom Programs, Applied Research, Research Labs and Knowledge Centers all contribute to this – a wide offering 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 few to have gained the triple accreditation – EQUIS, AMBA and AACSB – which puts it in the élite of Business Schools worldwide.

IMB Program 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 IMB Application Fee
The application fee is Rs.2500/- for International Master in Business (IMB) programme 2020. The fee should be paid online while submitting the application form for admission.

SDA Bocconi Asia Center Programme Fees
The fees payable by students for IMB programme is Rs. 18,60,000/- + GST

The fee does not include accommodation expenses and 4 months Milan (Italy) semester stay expenses.

Program Intake
IMB 2020-22 batch has an intake of 170-200 students at SDA Bocconi Asia Center, Mumbai.

SDA Bocconi Mumbai Placements
Placement 2019 at SDA Bocconi Asia Center scaled new heights. The class of 2019 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 2019 stood at Rs.11 LPA and highest salary is Rs.24 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 2019 included ABInbev, H&M, PWC, Ador Group, ICE (Italian Trade Commission), Quantum Phinance, Avenues CC, ICICI Bank, SDF, Bausch & Lomb, KPMG, L&T, Tolaram, Deloitte USI, Luxottica, Ernst and Young, Vodafone Idea, Zinnov Consulting, Garware Polysters, ZS Associates among others

Step by Step Process to Fill Up Application Form
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/-

Benefits of Application Submission in Early Rounds

  • Submission of Application in the earlier rounds improves your admission chances, as space in the class may be limited by the third and fourth round.
  • Applying in the earlier rounds will give candidates more time to get Higher amount of Tuition waiver
  • Candidates who wish to be considered for the Scholarship awards will have an advantage if they apply early as the number of scholarship awards is extremely limited and is based on very specific conditions.
  • Processing of education loans takes time so the sooner you apply, the earlier you will be able to arrange for your finances
  • Hostel Facilities are limited and are allotted only after the enrolment. Later round candidates might face difficulties in availing hostel facilities
  • Early applicants are viewed as serious and well-prepared candidates. By applying early, you stand a greater statistical chance of being accepted, as you’re only being measured against other early entrants
  • The early application gives you enough time to do well in other test and submit a new score.

Admission Eligibility, Criteria, Process
SDA Bocconi Asia Center Mumbai Admission Criteria 2020 describe the admission eligibility, application process, final selection process, Fee among other key facts regarding the IMB admission 2020.

SDA Bocconi IMB Admission Eligibility

  1. All applicants should have a Bachelor’s degree (or should be currently in their Final Year) in any discipline from a recognized institution.
  2. Candidate should have a minimum of 50% in X, XII & graduation each. The calculation of percentage for X and XII has to be done by considering all subjects. For graduation, percentage calculation has to be done as an aggregate of all semesters/years. The candidate should also have 65% as an average of X + XII + Graduation. Students in the final year have to calculate their aggregate percentage summing up to the last semester/year of mark sheet available.
  3. No minimum work experience is required. IMB a full-time postgraduate program is designed for freshers and young executives up to 5 years of Work Experience

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 if awarded to a particular candidate. 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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