The content of the program

The content of the program

The content of the program will leverage the strengths of Bocconi in terms of quality and variety of offerings. This a preliminary sample of different courses offered in the SDA Bocconi DBA program in terms of sessions taught during the first two years of the program.


  • Strategic Management (Competitive And Corporate)
  • Organizational Behavior And Theory
  • Research methods in the Social Sciences
  • Qualitative Methods
  • Quantitative Methods
  • Writing And Publishing
  • Fundamentals of Economics
  • Fundamentals of Finance
  • Management of Innovation
  • Marketing Science
  • Fundamentals of Public Policy
  • Frontier Topics (*)

*Frontier topics include sessions taught by leading scholars in their respective areas of expertise and will cover topics such as Family Business, Corporate Governance, Human Resources, Technology Management, Social Network Analysis, etc.


  • Special thesis related topics (**)

** Special thesis related topics are optional (not required) courses offered in other Bocconi University/SDA Bocconi programs (PhD, GEMBA, Open Enrollment programs, etc.) that interested candidate can choose from and attend during academic year 3 if they consider it beneficial for the development of their thesis work.