December 14th, 2011
MISB Bocconi, a new international business school, is launched in Mumbai
Mumbai International School of Business Bocconi is the new school born from the partnership between UniversitÓ Bocconi and Ultimate Knowledge System,
which represents a group of Indian entrepreneurs. In the summer 2012 will begin the first postgraduate program
UniversitÓ Bocconi, through SDA Bocconi School of Management, strengthens its presence in India through an
alliance with Ultimate Knowledge System, which gathers together a group of Indian entrepreneurs, to launch MISB Bocconi, the Mumbai International School of Business Bocconi (www.misbbocconi.com). Thanks to the
experience and the recognized academic quality of Bocconi and its business school (SDA Bocconi), the leading Italian university in the fields of economics and management and among the top 10 European business schools according to
the Financial Times rankings, MISB Bocconi presents itself on the Indian higher education market to offer to Indian postgraduate students and managers programs of an elevated academic standard and with a strong international
"MISB Bocconi opens to our university a new path for our internationalization strategy which has led us today to have over 200 partner schools in all five continents and to offer our students 16 double degree
programs, of which one with the Indian Institute of Management- Ahmedabad," explained Guido Tabellini, rector of UniversitÓ Bocconi, in occasion of the press conference today to present the new school. "It is in fact the
first initiative in which, together with entrepreneurial partners, we give birth to a postgraduate education program aimed exclusively at Indian students and managers and not Italians. We have chosen India," continued the Bocconi
rector, " to set up this new project because of both the strong request for managerial education which characterizes the Indian market and the deep-rooted experience which Bocconi has in this country beginning back in 2000, when we
signed our first agreement with a partner university."
Today's press conference saw the participation of Guido Tabellini, rector of UniversitÓ Bocconi, Giampaolo Cutillo, the Consul General of Italy in Mumbai,
Uday Karmarkar, MISB Bocconi academic advisor and LA Times Chair in Technology and strategy at UCLA, Stefano Caselli, Bocconi and SDA Bocconi professor and MISB Bocconi project manager, and Ravi Saxena,
representative of Ultimate Knowledge System.
The first program offered by MISB Bocconi will be the Post Graduate Program in Business, which will start in July 2012, a high-level international program in
management and centered on the realities of the Indian market and business world. Lessons will be held by a mix of Indian, international and Bocconi faculty. The program will be a combination of theory and real practice in close
contact with the business world and will be articulated in 2 modules of 11 months each. The first module will cover disciplines such as marketing, economics, corporate strategy and finance, concluding with a summer project that
foresees an internship, an entrepreneurial project or a research project. The second module will also include the option of a campus abroad in a Bocconi partner school or an exchange semester at Bocconi's campus in Milan and a
group consultancy project in close collaboration with a company.
UniversitÓ Bocconi will guarantee the quality of the courses in accordance with international academic standards and also draw upon its network of
collaborations with Indian corporate partners with which it already works to offer internships and work experience for its students.
To complete the offer of MISB Bocconi it is foreseen that the school will also launch
executive education programs for Indian and multinational companies, operating on the Indian market, in fields such as finance, entrepreunership and family business, and fashion/design management, drawing upon the experience of
Bocconi's business school, SDA Bocconi School of Management, of whom Alberto Grando is dean.
UniversitÓ Bocconi, Italy's first economics university, was founded in 1902 by
entrepreneur Ferdinando Bocconi, a man who understood the value of innovation and the importance of thinking beyond borders. Thanks to ongoing respect for these same tenets, over a century later UniversitÓ Bocconi stands as one of
the top European institutions of higher learning and research in the fields of management, economics and law.
Bocconi is constantly striving to combine a strong theoretical background with real world applications, and to
attract the best and the most talented students who may become future business leaders.
SDA Bocconi School of Management
SDA Bocconi is the leading School of Management in Italy and
also stands among the top-ranked European Institutions. Founded in 1971, with its 40-year experience in management education, SDA Bocconi is engaged in the promotion and organization of executive education, 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. Being part of the Bocconi world implies entering into a unique community of faculty, staff and students who share intellectual curiosity, the ability to innovate and the quest for
In 2011 SDA Bocconi ranked 7th in Europe in the Financial Times European Business school ranking while its MBA program placed 10th in Europe and 28th worldwide.
MISB Bocconi is a leading International Business School based in Mumbai, granting post graduate education to meet the career aspirations of top students and the needs of a changing global environment.
MISB Bocconi provides its students the tools and opportunities to develop their personality, employability and entrepreneurial expertise and equips them with cutting edge skills to meet the needs of the employment sector. MISB
Bocconi ensures industry interaction, practical experience, intensive academic training, an international outlook and projects which prepare students for jobs and entrepreneurship.