State-of-the-art scientific background, actionable knowledge, professionalism and openness to diversity make the Public Administration programme a unique, once-in-a-life learning experience for future managers of public interests.
The MPA offered at the SDA Bocconi School of Management is designed for students who are looking for solid public management tools and want to pursue a managerial career in governmental and non-governmental organizations, international institutions, as well as private businesses working with the public sector.
MPA is the Master for you if
What MPA can offer you
Benefits of choosing MPA
Managing public interests locally and globally
The MPA is a unique experience for every student and we know what it takes to help participants develop the practical skills that are needed on the job. That is why the MPA's pedagogy and working methods consist of a mix of traditional teaching and managerial education.Students and faculty from all over the world as well as strong connections with international institutions make the MPA program a truly international experience.
A learning path
The MPA is more than a package of courses. It is a comprehensive and well-balanced learning path, designed to help students achieve the maximum standards of professional knowledge and behavior.From the basics of public management to concentrations and internships, the MPA's learning environment fosters the development of a creative mindset required to tackle public management issues at a global level.
A broad personal and professional network
MPA students develop a large international network of contacts that typically include colleagues, faculty, guest speakers, public sector leaders, partner organizations, MPA Alumni and the larger Bocconi Alumni Association. This is another of the many benefits of studying at SDA Bocconi.
Milano, a gateway to Europe
The MPA location in Milano, the most international and fashionable city in Italy, provides the perfect environment for making the most of your time. While attending the program, you can enjoy everything the city has to offer. Milano is also a central hub for travelling all over Italy, Europe and the World. Enjoy getting in touch with a variety of cultures and backgrounds, with an Italian flare.
Core CoursesThe MPA program Core Courses are organized around three cornerstones, which represent the competence required of a global manager.
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This programme accepts GRE® scores. However, it does not provide a recommended score range.
The GRE® General Test is a widely administered admissions test that measures the skills needed in today's graduate and business school programs worldwide. The GRE® General Test contains three sections - Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, and Analytical Writing. Three scores are reported: a Verbal Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, a Quantitative Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, and an Analytical Writing score on a 0 - 6 score scale in half-point increments.
Admission to the program depends on a rigorous selection process based on the following factors:
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
Admission to the MPA Program is independent of the award of any scholarship or tuition waiver.To be eligible for a tuition waiver, applicants must:
StudyPortals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.
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