Bocconi EMIT vs. ESADE (digital business + cems) vs. ESCP MiM

Hi everyone,

I'm an Italian student who is currently finishing BIEM (International Economics & Management) bachelor at Bocconi with a 4.0 gpa (actually ~28.5/30). Due to the workload and Erasmus in Portugal I haven't done a GMAT, I have one internship in mgmt-related fields, and some really basic asset management skills acquired from associations. My current options are:

  • BOCCONI EMIT (Economics and Management for Innovation & Technology): already admitted.

  • ESCP MiM: waiting for results, quite confident about being admitted.

  • ESADE: still applying, from the feedback of some friends who got admitted i'm think I can get an offer. At the moment my choice is Digital Business + CEMS. As i'll go for the second-last application round, if CEMS class is full i'd also consider the internal double degree with International Management (even though the one in Business Analytics also interests me) if it was offered to me as replacement. 

Seeing all the people here already so sure about their future is staggering, really guys you're so good! Unfortunately, I am still not 100% sure about it. Right now, I'd say management consulting with a focus on digital aspects (digital transition, digital marketing...) as well as something related to sales (M&As (?), some high-ticket niche perhaps) as I'm really passionate about negotiations and the psychological implications behind selling. My long-term dream is being a professional on his own. Leaving romance aside, I see my future in Europe, especially in the mediterranean area, and i know that ESCP is perhaps the best target among the 3, even though I heard good things about ESADE as well (despite the mixed feelings I see in online forums). Also, electives seem a more interesting and modern as ESADE compared to ESCP, but I had just a quick look at what's offered. Bocconi is actually more of a plan B having done my bachelor here (a bit tired of the 100% theoretical approach and hyper-competitive culture) and i think that EMIT doesn't place particularly well despite having really interesting courses. Given these options, what would you suggest? Is there any other master program I should consider (must be 2 years long tho)? Also, digital business at ESADE is a new course, is it worth giving it a shot or should i go for something already established like International Management? Thanks!

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  • Anonymous Monkey
  • Rank: Chimp
May 29, 2022 - 12:05pm
Anonymous Monkey, what's your opinion? Comment below:

Escp mim seems the best to me

May 29, 2022 - 5:11pm
boib_1, what's your opinion? Comment below:

I think ESADE is better than ESCP. You don't want to study for 3 years... Plus living in Barcelona is really nice. 

  • Consultant in Consulting
May 31, 2022 - 3:57pm

ESCP's mim is strong and would likely be my choice. ESADE is a good school but not sure of their digital business degree. The only other top masters program that is strong in Southern Europe is probably the HEC mim. 

Jun 1, 2022 - 9:20am
George_, what's your opinion? Comment below:

Hi! Do you have any idea on how I could evaluate the new digital business master being a new program? Or I should stick with something more 'established' like business analytics?

  • Consultant in Consulting
Jun 1, 2022 - 1:32pm

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