» versione italiano

Join a path of excellence

We select the best-talented candidate through a merit-based selection process, with an admission rate of around 5%.

Are you one of these?

The procedures for applying to the Collège in Italy are the same and through the same link both for the CDI ITALIA MBA Program and the SCIENCE & MANAGEMENT MBA Program (for Ph.D. students).

Since 2022, each edition of our MBA program has been composed of three intakes or classes: the first starting in January, the second in May, and the third in September.

  • All applications received until September 17th, 2023 will be relative to the January 2024 intake of the MBA program.
  • Applications for the SCIENCE & MANAGEMENT MBA Program are open yearly.


If you do not want to apply now for the next intake but want to stay informed when the following application windows open, click Stay in Touch”.


Periodically, the Collège organizes Open Doors Days where you can learn more about the programs, selections, and the CDI experience.

The following online events are:

  • September 17th at 6.00 pm, organized by CDI Staff in Germany, France and Italy

Sign up HERE for the Open-Door Day



  • holding a master's degree (or higher / single cycle) in STEM: engineering, scientific- mathematics, or economic discipline;
  • have full graduation marks (graduation grade greater than 100) or equivalent, in the case of candidates from foreign universities;
  • demonstrate knowledge of English at level C1 - European Framework during the selection process (language certifications are not mandatory, but considered a plus);
  • have a maximum of 2 years experience in the working world - Ph.D. years and any internships/project contracts are excluded from the count;
  • demonstrate certain soft skills (eg: leadership, teamwork, problem-solving, persuasion skills, etc.) through student or work experiences.

Are considered as a plus:

  • the knowledge of Italian at a level above the A2 - European Framework;
  • the knowledge of other languages ​​at a level above the A2 - European Framework;
  • GMAT, language, and IT certifications or dedicated courses;
  • academic / work publications or scientific papers.

In case you are unsure whether your background could be in line with the profile of the participant in our MBA program, you can contact us at info@it.cdi.eu.






Each edition of our program is a single intake starting in January. You can apply in any application window of the previous year.

The main requirements to access the Science & Management - MBA Program are the same as those indicated above for the MBA with the addition of:

  • Be accepted into your university's doctoral program between June of the previous year and January of the start year of the Science & Management program.

Ph.D. candidates from Scuola Normale Superiore of Pisa and Politecnico di Torino follow a different application process for Science & Management.

For information contact us at info@it.cdi.eu.

If you are unsure whether your background could be in line with the profile of the participant in our Science & Management program, you can contact us at info@it.cdi.eu.