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Three Reasons Why MISB Bocconi Is NOT the B-School for You


By now you’ve heard us tooting our own horn in blog after blog post. And while we think we’re pretty awesome, we also know that MISB Bocconi is not necessarily for everyone. Read on for three reasons why you should consider looking elsewhere when it comes to applying to business school.

  1. You believe students should be seen and not heard.

Students and faculty at MISB Bocconi enjoy uniquely reciprocal relationships. Contributions from students aren’t merely tolerated, they’re welcomed and encouraged along every step of the way. If you’re looking for a school in which teachers teach and students learn with no intersection between the two, MISB Bocconi may not be a good fit.

However, if you’re looking to become part of a dynamic community with plenty of opportunities for teamwork and idea exchange, then MISB Bocconi is right up your alley.

  1. You think maintaining a global network of friends and colleagues will be more hassle than helpful.

From your time on our Mumbai campus alongside students from more than 80 countries to our semester in Milan and campus abroad summer programs, you’ll interact with a revolving door of students, faculty members, and representatives from international organizations, institutions, and companies. In doing so, you’ll develop an extensive network of global personal and professional contacts which will continue to come in handy as you progress through your career.

Don’t fancy the idea of cultivating and maintaining all of these relationships? Consider looking elsewhere for your b-school program.

  1. You’re looking forward to a life of leisure.

Perhaps you’re considering getting a post-grad just to have those prestigious letters like PGPB/PGDM/MBA after your name. If so, MISB Bocconi may not be your ideal b-school. Why? Because our extraordinary placement record means that all of our grads are well-positioned to take on executive positions in the business world.

Speaking of leadership roles, MISB Bocconi may also fall short for grads aiming to coast through their careers without making any significant contributions. We’re not in the business of churning out “ho-hum” managers; rather, we’re all about creating the next generation of thought leaders. Of course, this comes with both responsibility and accountability, so beware if these “ility” words make you cringe.

So there you have it: the straight scoop. If we’ve scared you off, don’t be concerned — there are plenty of other options out there when it comes to getting a post-grad. However, if you remain undeterred by these revelations, you may well be MISB Bocconi material, after all.

P.S – [Update] 21st September 2018

SDA Bocconi Asia Center, formerly named MISB Bocconi, is a pan-Asian hub in Mumbai that has been delivering Top Executive Education and Top Postgraduate Programs designed by SDA Bocconi School of Management, Italy since 2012. SDA Bocconi is a Top Business School 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. SDA Bocconi Asia Center programs are already considered at par with Other Best B-Schools in Mumbai.


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