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Who should apply?

The Rotman-SDA Bocconi GEMBA attracts a powerful and accomplished group of professionals from a range of industries.

What we look for

What we look for in the GEMBA program: Global Experience + Leadership Experience + Professional Achievement + Communication Skills


The program attracts ambitious professionals from for-profit businesses, not-for-profit enterprises, research institutes and entrepreneurial ventures. We look for high achievers who can already demonstrate significant professional success and potential for advancement. Applicants should demonstrate a well-rounded combination of abilities, including professional achievement, academic ability, interpersonal skills, leadership potential, and the ability to add value to the class.

Your classmates bring a wealth of knowledge and experience that will add depth to classroom discussions and challenge you to think in ways you never imagined. Studying alongside top talent from a variety of academic and industry backgrounds brings benefits which last long after graduation.

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