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Master of Management in Food & Beverage (MFB)

School accreditation

Via Balilla 18 - 20136 Milan - Italy

+39 02 5836 3176

+39 02 5836 3272

E-mail address

Type of course

Language of tuition

Length of course
12 months

Date of commencement
Oct 2019

Application deadline
14 Jun 2019

Class size

Cost / fees
€ 31,000 paid in four installment

Student grants / Financial assistance
Thanks to the contribution of Gruppo Barilla, SDA Bocconi School of Management is making available 3 full tuition waivers to 2015 MFB candidates.
The School assists candidates with their funds search by placing at their disposal the documentation required for financial support applications.
In particular, Bocconi grants opportunities for low-interest loans available to admitted students, thanks to agreements with some partner banks. For further information, please visit our website on loans and funding.

Student profile
1. Ratio of National / International students: 30% - 70%
2. Ratio of Men / Women: 67% men – 33% women
3. Average work experience: 3 years
4. Age range: 24-27 years

Admission requirements

  • A university degree in any discipline.
  • Two years professional experience with an international profile.
  • Fluency in English. If your mother tongue is not English you are required to submit a TOEFL, IELTS, PTE Academic or CPE result
  • Italian language instruction. Although the program is conducted mostly in English, if you are not fluent in Italian it is highly recommended that you take the Italian course for beginners during the program.
  • SDA test. Details on the SDA test will be communicated by Admission Services once the pre-selection is complete.
  • An interview with the program director either in Milano at SDA Bocconi, or remotely by phone or Skype.

  • Programme Director
    Vittoria Veronesi

    Contact details for application
    SDA Bocconi Masters Division-MFB
    Recruiting and Admissions Service
    Via Balilla, 18 - 20136 Milano, Italy
    Telefono: +39 02 5836 3176
    Fax: +39 02 5836 3272

    SDA Bocconi School of Management

    Master of Management in Food & Beverage (MFB)

    The secret for success in the management of the food & beverage industries lies in the selection and combination of the best ingredients: solid theoretical knowledge and practical skills, vision, motivation and dedication, the ability to seize opportunities and to bring together people, cultures, and traditions.

    The Master of Management in Food & Beverage (MFB) is a full-time one-year program that offers all of this to students from all over the world. The program focuses on management of F&B and related companies, such as manufacturing companies, retailers, and hotel chains.

    Why MFB

    MFB is the Master for you if:

  • You aspire to take up a managerial role in the intriguing field of food & beverage and related industries
  • You want to discover how to be successful in the restaurant and hotel business
  • You want the opportunity to interact with international leaders in this sector
  • You need to be more specialized in order to progress in your career
  • You are ready for the challenge of a specialized and intense business program

  • The Italian Experience

    Having long been the hub of fashion, creativity, design and culture, the center where you can find the finest food and wine, Milano is the ideal campus to discover Italian Excellence, allowing SDA Bocconi to bring together business and innovation with the unparalleled wealth of the Italian cultural heritage.

    Participants gain exposure to leading Institutions and companies within these industries, as well as to innovative management tools, ensuring an ideal interaction between practice and theory. This full immersion in the Italian Excellence helps participants to understand how country brands have leveraged their cultural history, while at the same time being innovative and contemporary at a global level.

    For SDA Bocconi Italian Excellence offers a special path for professional growth: an opportunity to broaden horizons, to absorb the value of arts and culture, and to understand the importance of knowing how to manage a wonderful heritage.

    Other courses offered by SDA Bocconi

  • Master in Arts Management and Administration
  • Master in Corporate Finance
  • Master Program in Fashion, Experience & Design Management
  • Global Executive MBA
  • Master of International Health Care Management, Economics and Policy
  • Executive Master in Luxury Management
  • Executive Master in Marketing & Sales
  • Full-time MBA
  • Master in Public Administration

  • About SDA Bocconi School of Management

    The leading School of Management in Italy and the only Italian School present in all of the most important International rankings (Financial Times, Bloomberg Businessweek, The Economist, Forbes), SDA Bocconi has established itself as a European leader in higher education.

    SDA Bocconi School of Management is part of Università Bocconi, the first Italian University to grant a degree in economics. For over a century, Bocconi has played a leading role in Italy’s social and economic modernization.

    SDA Bocconi has been engaged in the promotion and organization of executive education since 1971, with an International approach. The School’s vision of empowering life through knowledge and imagination lies behind its program offerings: Executive Education Open and Custom Programs, MBA and Master Programs, for the development of individuals, companies, institutions and economic systems.

    Choosing SDA Bocconi and coming to Milano means choosing a vibrant environment, the entrepreneurial, financial and industrialized center of Italy, a doorway to Europe. In short, a wealth of international contacts and opportunities.

    And Milano, of course, is culture, fashion, design, food and the art of living.

    Latest SDA Bocconi Rankings

    The leading School of Management in Italy and the only Italian School on the top of the charts of all main International Rankings, SDA Bocconi has established itself as a European leader in higher education.

    Accreditations: AACSB, AMBA, EQUIS

    Current ranks:

    #7 EU - #25 WW Top MBAs for women 2018
    #9 EU - #31 WW Global MBA Rankings 2019
    #6 EU European B-Schools Rankings 2018
    #6 EU - #7 WW Custom Education Rankings 2018
    #7 EU - #11 WW Executive Education combined Rankings 2018

    #5 EU Full-Time MBA Ranking 2018
    #24 WW Full-Time MBA Ranking 2018

    QS - TOP MBA
    #10 EU QS Global MBA Rankings 2019 - Europe
    #23 WW QS Global MBA Rankings 2019
    #10 EU QS EMBA Rankings 2018 - Europe
    #19 WW QS Global EMBA Rankings 2018

    #6 EU - #39 WW Best B-Schools Rankings 2018

    #5 The Best International MBAs 2017 (1-year, non-US Programs)