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SDA Bocconi

Welcome to the International Organization Education site of SDA Bocconi School of Management (Milan, Italy) at Impactpool!

If you are looking for a program that will enhance your management potential, empower your strategic vision and equip you with the right tools and frameworks to tackle future challenges of international organizations in an innovative and sustainable way, SDA Bocconi has the right answer for you. 

Why attending a Master on Management of International Organizations?

Today’s global challenges are much more complex and interrelated than ever. The magnitude of challenges like climate change, international terrorism, migration and natural and man-made disasters require international cooperation at all levels and put an increasing pressure to international organizations to enhance their role and relevance.

The UN system and other international organizations have a unique role and experience in facilitating the global governance needed to face these challenges, lead the transformation and bring solutions. Their convening role and the consensus that they can generate put them in a special position among all players to ensure the success of the new development agenda. The world is changing rapidly and they must adapt and innovate to maintain and expand their comparative advantage and to play their role in achieving the new Sustainable Development Goals and facilitate and enable the contribution of all other partners.

International organizations that are fit for purpose need managers ready to get out of the comfort zone, abandon the risk avoidance habit and, by capitalizing on the cultural diversity of institutions, reach out to partners.

Our Programs at SDA Bocconi

Do you want to grow your management potential, improve your leadership skills and empower your strategic vision for a better world? Are you ready to work on your own “fit-for-purpose”, challenge yourself and gear up for success on a global scale?

Join a transformative experience! Join the EMMIO and MPA programs and be part of the future leaders of international organizations.

EMMIO (part-time – 9 months) – Executive Master in Management of International Organizations: addressed to mid and senior level professionals working in United Nations and International NGOs who want to obtain an executive master's in management while working, the program is delivered through a blend of in situ and remote learning along an intense nine moth academic path. EMMIO is about increasing your technical knowledge and full your management toolbox as much as it is about experiencing peer-to-peer exchange and the personal and professional growth that come with it (

MPA (full time – 1 year) – Master of Public Administration: primarily designed for international, post-graduate students and junior professionals coming from all over the world, fluent in English and between 25 and 35 years of age. Strengthening managerial and analytical skills, the MPA calls upon those who want apply their knowledge in public administration to real world situations (




"International organizations face complex, shifting and multifaceted challenges in order to enhance their relevance, and make a real impact on the SDG agenda. The EMMIO program is extremely well positioned to help create a new generation of true leaders and skillful managers, able to anticipate and tackle those challenges through strategic vision, partnership, agility, resilience, innovation and a results-orientation".

Michael Emery | Director of HR at UNFPA



"EMMIO is not just a Master's programme, its a space to imagine, share our experiences and challenges and debate alternative solutions. I feel empowered by being able to concretely apply the valuable lessons learned at EMMIO in my day to day tasks. EMMIO allowed me to step up my effectiveness and enhance the value of my contribution to my team. I look forward to capitalize on this experience in years to come."

Ahood Alfahad | EMMIO 2015-2016


SDA Bocconi School of Management will accompany you through a journey of knowledge discovery, to un-tap your imagination and leadership potential and to do it together, as a group of professionals dedicated to make the world a better place.

The impactpool Academic Partnership (IAPP) with SDA Bocconi

The impactpool Academic Partnership (IAPP) offers SDA Bocconi students free access to all Impactpool’s career content: 700+ career articles, career webinars, news, podcasts, online learning material, 500 interview sample questions, and all Impactpool guides and ebooks.

Claim your free Fellowship

The Academic Partnership Program gives students and alumni at SDA Bocconi free Fellowship at Impactpool.

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