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Public Administration, MPA

  • Application Deadline
  • 12 months
The Master of Public Administration (MPA) offered by SDA Bocconi School of Management is a one-year full-time program taught in English to students from around the world. The MPA develops your specialized knowledge and personal skills to work in the public sector and associated institutions, both locally and globally. 


Why Master of Public Administration (MPA) at SDA Bocconi School of Management

An MPA means:
  • Building your professional future with the leading School of Management in Italy
  • Acquiring advanced managerial skills specific to the international public sector
  • Learning an independent, transparent, and flexible approach to public management
  • Belonging to a prestigious network of PA professionals

What Can Public and Private Institutions Expect from the MPA?

SDA Bocconi supports the professional development of its alumni from across the world and from a variety of backgrounds. Students who complete the MPA will have received a first-rate preparation at all levels of government services (e.g. ministries, regional and local agencies) and will have gained knowledge and practical skills useful to work in the core activities of public administrations.

Programme Structure

Core Courses

  • Managing & Innovating
  • Measuring & Evaluating
  • Leading People & Processes

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 12 months
  • Credits
    70 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

Academic Requirements

  • This programme accepts GRE® scores. However, it does not provide a recommended score range.

    Schedule GRE®

    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.

General Requirements

You are required to have:
  • A three-year or higher degree in any discipline received from an Italian or foreign university
  • At least two years professional experience and an international profile
  • Fluency in the English language
  • Degree certificate and transcripts
  • Two letters of reference 
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • GRE or GMAT official test score, if available.
  • Proficiency in English
  • Online Video Interview 
  • Admissions fee: euro 100 

Tuition Fee

  • International

    28000 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 28000 EUR per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    28000 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 28000 EUR per year and a duration of 12 months.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.

Living costs for Milano

  • 850 - 1450 EUR/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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