SDA Bocconi Asia Center, Mumbai Admission 2020: Eligibility, Criteria, Process, Fees

Tuesday, November 19 2019
SDA Bocconi MBA Admission 2020
SDA Bocconi Asia Center, Mumbai Last Date to Apply for Round-1 closes on November 20, 2019. The institute offers International Master in Business (IMB) and International Executive Master in Business (IEMB) apart from other management programs. For the benefit of MBA aspirants, SDA Bocconi Asia Centre Mumbai, apart from accepting CAT, NMAT, GMAT, GRE test scores, also conduct its own Bocconi Test for admission

Last date to apply for round-1 of Admission 2020 process at SDA Bocconi Asia Center, Mumbai closes on November 20, 2019. SDA Bocconi Asia Center MBA Admissions 2019 - Apply Now

Formerly known as MISB Bocconi, SDA Bocconi Asia Center is a Pan-Asian hub in Mumbai that has been delivering Executive Education and Postgraduate Programs designed by SDA Bocconi School of Management, Italy since 2012. The institute accepts admission application in four rounds. However, it is better to apply in the very first round to get the admission opportunity in the preferred management program. The last date to apply in the first round is November 20, 2019.

Take Bacconi Test, if Missed or Not Satisfied with Other Entrance Exam Scores
SDA Bocconi Asia Centre Mumbai also conducts its own Bocconi Test for admission, although its accepts other exam scores also. For the benefit of MBA aspirants, SDA Bocconi Asia Centre Mumbai, apart from accepting CAT, NMAT, GMAT, GRE test scores, will conduct its own Bocconi Test for admission 2020. So, you need not worry if you have missed the CAT, XAT or other exams. However, timely submission of application will make you eligible to appear in Bocconi Test.

The Bocconi test is relatively different from its counterparts as it tests a candidate not just on hardcore aptitude concepts but also on workplace adaptability. It is a computer adaptive test that doesn’t penalise a test taker for a wrong answer but will expect more from the candidate if he/she marks a right answer i.e. the test will adjust the level of difficulty according to the response provided by the candidate.

While evaluating the overall profile of the candidate, SDA Bocconi Asia Center takes into consideration a candidate’s best test score. So, Bocconi Test is a good shot for those who have not achieved a benchmark score in other tests.

A candidate can apply for the Bocconi test while filling up the application form at SDABAC’s website. No additional fee is to be paid for taking up the Bocconi Test. The test is normally scheduled within two weeks of applying and results are declared within a week of taking the test.    

Programs Offered
SDA Bocconi Asia Center, Mumbai offers International Master in Business (IMB) and  International Executive Master in Business (IEMB) apart from other business programs.  Admission process 2020 for IMB 2020 at SDA Bocconi Asia Center Mumbai is open with an application fee of Rs.2500/-.  

SDA Bocconi Asia Centre Admission 2020: Acceptable Entrance test Scores
For (IMB) International Master in Business, SDA Bocconi Asia Center is accepting the following Test Scores:

Entrance Exam
Acceptable Exam Years
Bocconi Test
CAT Scores
Taken after January 1, 2017
Taken after January 1, 2017

You can also opt to take the Bocconi test for admission to IMB 2020 online application form.

SDA Bocconi Asia Center, Mumbai will conduct its own entrance test ‘The Bocconi Entrance Test’. Alternatively, students can also apply with their NMAT, CAT, GMAT, GRE test scores.

The final selection for the International Master in Business program depends on Academic Consistency, Test scores and application, Extra-curricular activities, social work if any, and performance in Personal Interview. Your scores matter but so does your profile. 

Program Highlights
International Master in Business (IMB) is a specialized Master program fully equivalent to a postgraduate program that brings to India the expertise and the international standing of SDA Bocconi School of Management, Italy. IMB consists of two 11-month modules, which include a 4-month specialization semester spent at the Bocconi main campus in Milan, Italy in the second module. Upon completion of the program, participants are awarded a Diploma by SDA Bocconi in Italy.

International Executive Master in Business (IEMB) is a 15-month part-time program. It is a rigorous, challenging, global and compact program for Mid to Senior professionals, who want to accelerate their career. The Program offers a global exposure during the immersion weeks in Milan.

IMB Program Specializations
SDA Bocconi Asia Center, Mumbai offers specializations in 2nd year of the IMB programme.

The specialization happens during a 4-month semester in Bocconi, Milan where IMB candidates will have the opportunity to choose among a wide variety of specialized courses from different Departments, thus building their own specialized track and study with exchange students that come to Bocconi Milan from different nationalities.

SDA Bocconi IMB Application Fee
The application fee is Rs.2500/- for International Master in Business (IMB) programme 2020. The fee should be paid online while submitting the application form for admission.

SDA Bocconi Asia Center Programme Fees
The fees payable by students for IMB programme is Rs. 18,60,000/- + GST

The fee does not include accommodation expenses and 4 months Milan (Italy) semester stay expenses.

Program Intake
IMB 2020-22 batch has an intake of 130-150 students at SDA Bocconi Asia Center, Mumbai.

Last Date to Apply: November 20, 2019
The Deadline for Round 1 IMB admission is November 20, 2019.  Candidates seeking admission to International Master in Business (IMB) program at SDA Bocconi Asia Center can apply on the basis of their NMAT, CAT, GMAT, GRE test scores or can appear in ‘The Bocconi Entrance Test’ – own entrance test of SDA Bocconi Asia Center, Mumbai.

There are four rounds of application submission. Deadlines to apply for admission 2020 in each round are shared below:

Application Rounds
Last Date to Apply
Application Submission Round-1
November 20, 2019
Application Submission Round-2
January 20, 2020
Application Submission Round-3
March 20, 2020
Application Submission Round-4
May 20, 2020

It is advisable to apply before the close of Application round 1 or 2 as the admission with the 3rd and 4th round will be subject to availability of seats.

SDA Bocconi Mumbai Placements
Placement 2019 at SDA Bocconi Asia Center scaled new heights. The class of 2019 received offers from industries such as FMCG/ FMCD, BFSI, IT/ITES/Telecom, Management Consulting, Manufacturing, Luxury and Retail in functions across Sales & Marketing, Operations and Supply Chain, Finance, Human Resources, Analytics, Strategy and Consulting.

Average Salary in Placement 2019 stood at Rs.11 LPA and highest salary is Rs.24 LPA. SDA Bocconi Asia Center has a dedicated Career Development Service that equips students with the necessary skill set to put their best foot forward while appearing for placement interviews.

Top Recruiters in Placement 2019 included ABInbev, H&M, PWC, Ador Group, ICE (Italian Trade Commission), Quantum Phinance, Avenues CC, ICICI Bank, SDF, Bausch & Lomb, KPMG, L&T, Tolaram, Deloitte USI, Luxottica, Ernst and Young, Vodafone Idea, Zinnov Consulting, Garware Polysters, ZS Associates among others

How to Apply for Admission?
SDA Bocconi Asia Center has introduced simple application form to apply online for IMB 2020 admission. The application fee should be paid online through any Credit card/Debit card. There is no cut-off for applying for IMB at SDA Bocconi.

You need a scanned copy/images of your photo, signature, Mark-sheets of previous academic examinations (10th, 12th and Graduation); score card of acceptable entrance exams (If not taking Bocconi Entrance Test) to be uploaded in your Application or emailed to the Admissions email id. 

Step by Step Process to Fill Up Application Form
You can complete and submit the SDA Bocconi application form in 3 simple Steps:

  • Step 1: Start Your Application
  • Step 2: Complete the form, Upload the available documents (or email) and Submit it.
  • Step 3: After submission, you will be redirected to the payment gateway where you have to pay the application fee of INR 2500/-

Benefits of Application Submission in Early Rounds

  • Submission of Application in the earlier rounds improves your admission chances, as space in the class may be limited by the third and fourth round.
  • Applying in the earlier rounds will give candidates more time to get Higher amount of Tuition waiver
  • Candidates who wish to be considered for the Scholarship awards will have an advantage if they apply early as the number of scholarship awards is extremely limited and is based on very specific conditions.
  • Processing of education loans takes time so the sooner you apply, the earlier you will be able to arrange for your finances
  • Hostel Facilities are limited and are allotted only after the enrolment. Later round candidates might face difficulties in availing hostel facilities
  • Early applicants are viewed as serious and well-prepared candidates. By applying early, you stand a greater statistical chance of being accepted, as you’re only being measured against other early entrants
  • The early application gives you enough time to do well in other test and submit a new score.

Admission Eligibility, Criteria, Process
SDA Bocconi Asia Center Mumbai Admission Criteria 2020 describe the admission eligibility, application process, final selection process, Fee among other key facts regarding the IMB admission 2020.

SDA Bocconi IMB Admission Eligibility

  1. All applicants should have a Bachelor’s degree (or should be currently in their Final Year) in any discipline from a recognized institution.
  2. Candidate should have a minimum of 50% in X, XII & graduation each. The calculation of percentage for X and XII has to be done by considering all subjects. For graduation, percentage calculation has to be done as an aggregate of all semesters/years. The candidate should also have 65% as an average of X + XII + Graduation. Students in the final year have to calculate their aggregate percentage summing up to the last semester/year of mark sheet available.
  3. No minimum work experience is required. IMB a full-time postgraduate program is designed for freshers and young executives up to 5 years of Work Experience

SDA Bocconi Asia Center Mumbai Admission Criteria
SDA Bocconi Asia Center has prescribed following Admission Criteria 2020 for final selection of candidates to IMB 2020 and will award due weightage to each of these components:

Academic Abilities
Candidates with a consistent academic background and a demonstrated ability to cope with the rigor of the program have an advantage in the selection process

Soft skills and talents, such as enthusiasm, ability to listen, concentration, involvement, responsibility, motivation to grow as a manager and a person is critical for selection; it is meant not only to determine if the candidates are suitable for the program, but also whether the program will meet each candidate’s expectations and career goals.

Entrance Test Scores
Applicants must also score well on admission test scores (CAT, GMAT, GRE, NMAT by GMAC or Bocconi test). However, SDA Bocconi Asia Center does not indicate any “cut off” restriction. A high test score is desirable, but an average score could be compensated by the candidate’s excellence in other areas.

Extra-Curricular Activity
Management experience, leadership potential, social work, entrepreneurial experience, communication skills, creativity, art, sports and involvement in the community are considered in the candidate’s profile.

Personal Interview
Interviews are conducted following an initial pre-selection based on the dossier submission. Candidates are evaluated on multiple parameters such as problem-solving skills, communication, and overall profile. Soft skills and talents, such as enthusiasm, ability to listen, concentration, involvement, responsibility, motivation to grow as a manager and a person is critical for selection and is evaluated through the personal interview

Final Admission Offer
Final admission results are communicated to the accepted candidates in writing via email through an offer letter along with the acceptance date. The tuition waivers or scholarship are also part of the same offer letter if awarded to a particular candidate. Candidates have to accept the offer before the expiry of the enrolment date and pay the admission fee.

In case of non-acceptance, the candidates cannot apply in the later rounds. Deferment may be requested by the candidate for the next year, but confirmation of admission is at the discretion of the Admissions Committee.

Bocconi Test 2020: Gateway to IMB 2020-22
The Bocconi Entrance Exam tests your potential to succeed in a work environment. It is a computer adaptive test and features a constantly updating question bank without negative marking.

In case of low scores or If you have not taken other entrance tests, you can apply to the IMB program directly by taking the Bocconi Entrance test. There is no separate application fee for Bocconi Test as it is a part of IMB application. Candidates as per the SDA Bocconi IMB admission eligibility criteria can appear in the test.

Upcoming dates for Round-1 Bocconi Test are between November 1 and November 30, 2019. The test schedule and process is sent to the candidates via email after they submit application for admission.  

Bocconi Test Pattern
The Bocconi Test is divided into 3 broad sections. Each section has 30-35 questions and the overall test is timed at 70 minutes. The test pays specific attention to reasoning ability in different scenarios and is relevant from a professional perspective. Calculator is allowed in the testing hall.

Sectional Composition

Time Allotted
Verbal Reasoning
19 Minutes
Numeric Reasoning
25 Minutes
Inductive Reasoning
25 Minutes

SDA Bocconi School of Management, Italy has been a leading institution in management training for over 40 years. The School’s mission is to help individuals, companies, and institutions grow by promoting managerial culture, knowledge, and innovation. MBA Programs, Executive and Specialized Masters, Executive Programs, Custom Programs, Applied Research, Research Labs and Knowledge Centers all contribute to this – a wide offering aimed at professionals from all over the world and from all sectors of the economy. SDA Bocconi is among the leading Business Schools in Europe and is among the few to have gained the triple accreditation – EQUIS, AMBA and AACSB – which puts it in the élite of Business Schools worldwide.

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