Gruppo di studenti on campus

Transformative Sustainability


2 yrs
120 CFU

Joint Degree with Politecnico di Milano

At a time in which major environmental and social challenges have become central for any type of business, Bocconi University and Politecnico di Milano have each leveraged their own unique areas of expertise to design a joint degree with an integrated and innovative perspective on sustainability.

This cutting-edge program combines fields of a technical nature (technologies for the environment, energy, mobility and circularity) with the fields in the social sciences (management, economics and quantitative and legal disciplines) that are needed to manage “just sustainable transition” within organizations.

The MSc in Transformative Sustainability is an internationally-oriented program that aims to provide students with the knowledge and the tools needed for:

  • transitioning companies toward a sustainable business and management approach, through the innovation of products, processes, systems and business models supported by technological advancements
  • understanding the influence of ESG criteria on governance, management and financial and investment decisions.

In this transformation, technologies are a fundamental enabling factor: technology must be guided by an innovation process that starts from a vision and objectives and takes into account all the variables that characterize the business model and processes of companies.

The program aims to combine the capability of strategic vision on sustainability – the why – with expertise in enabling science and technologies and processes – the what – through mediation of innovation and design methodologies – the how. In this way, the whole innovation path within sustainability is addressed from strategic planning to execution.

New experts with multidisciplinary expertise are needed to drive the transformation of organizations toward sustainability. The program aims to prepare professional figures who know how to:

  • recognize and understand the transformations required by sustainability in the main business processes
  • outline and guide systemic innovation processes that:
    • focus on scientific and technological innovation, but also on the organization, management and business model of the company itself ("meso" level of mediation between strategy and technology)
    • focus on the company, but also on a broader system, which sees collaboration with other external parties, or the main stakeholders and actors who can bring together the different skills needed to face complex challenges
    • focus on environmental variables, but also take into account the social and economic impacts of the transition
Program Director

Francesco Perrini

Sustainable transformation is one of the crucial challenges businesses face in today’s world. Indeed, the EU Recovery Plan has the goal of encouraging sustainability and creating a climate-neutral, competitive and inclusive economy.

The Joint Bocconi-Politecnico di Milano MSc in Transformative Sustainability aims to offer an integrated and innovative perspective on sustainability, in line with the needs of the market that increasingly demands multidisciplinary skills.

The program will train 'manager-technologists,' who are currently highly sought after by companies. The MSc will develop two main professional profiles: on the one hand a sort of 'sustainability executive' who makes technological innovation the core of sustainability but at the same time has all the skills of a modern manager, on the other hand business analysts able to understand key technologies, who work for example in consulting.

There are no other programs on the international market featuring quite the same combination of subjects. A combination that will allow sustainability to be implanted into the DNA of tomorrow's managers.

Why Choose a Bocconi MSc?

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Bocconi is about more than just classes

Your years on campus are about more than just the classes you attend: Bocconi and Milan also promote activities focused on culture, sports, art and sharing ideas. They help make your Bocconi experience an exciting time that is key to personal and professional growth.

A Sustainable Campus 

Our campus is a safe, multicultural and lively place, located in downtown Milan. Both its historic buildings and new spaces are integrated into the urban fabric to create an active environment, reverberating with university life. The campus includes a recreational sports center, a large park and a new student residence hall.

A European and cosmopolitan city

Milan is an open, international and multicultural city, a European metropolis full of events and public services with an unparalleled nightlife. It is a renowned symbol of fashion and design, as well as an important financial, economic and business hub.

Once a Bocconian, always a Bocconian!

You become a member of the Bocconi community when you start your program, joining other students, faculty, staff, Alumnae and Alumni. But Bocconi is not only a real community where you spend your days on campus, but also – and increasingly more so – a community you can get to know through our online social networks.

Applying to Bocconi

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We support applicants looking for information on admission procedures, fees and funding opportunities with a variety of different initiatives and events.