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Bocconi University Campus, Milan Italy +1
  • Bocconi University Campus, Milan, Italy
  • StatusPrivate
  • Research OutputVery High
  • Student/Faculty Ratio15
  • ScholarshipsYes
  • International Students1,942
  • SizeL
  • Total Faculty837

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Bocconi University was established in Milan in 1902, with a generous endowment from Ferdinando Bocconi, a wealthy merchant. Università Commerciale Luigi Bocconi became the first Italian institution of higher education to grant a degree in economics. Since its inception, Bocconi has stood for liberalism, pluralism, and social and economic progress. While a private institution, Bocconi has traditionally been more than an elite university. It has consistently promoted and practiced equality of opportunity among its many generations of students, by actively subsidizing the education of disadvantaged and deserving students. In the words of its first Rector and President, Leopoldo Sabbatini, Bocconi's mission is to "promote harmony between school and life."

Today, Bocconi is a research university of international standing in business, finance, economics, data science, political science, cyber risk and law. Its research projects are funded by national and supranational institutions. By virtue of being a major node in the European and global network of business and economics universities, Bocconi exchanges faculty and cooperates on large projects with like-minded European and American universities and business schools. Bocconi has close relations with major corporations and international agencies, as well as their managers and officials, and constantly interacts with the business and economic environment to assess new issues, implement new techniques, and start new research endeavours. Bocconi University has an Undergraduate School, a Graduate School, a School of Law and a PhD School. SDA Bocconi School of Management, founded in 1971, takes care of the post-experience management education. Bocconi grants Bachelor of Science, Master of Science, and PhD degrees in Management, Economics, Law and other disciplines. It also offers a number of post-experience programs, and administers hundreds of advanced courses to managers and professionals in all realms of private and public management.

In keeping with the ideals of its founders, Bocconi seeks to address the research and education needs of the European and global economy, by favouring cultural progress, international exchange, and economic integration. Bocconi conceives higher education as a continuous process that spans the entire professional life of an individual. The University promotes both economic advancement and civic values, by instilling in Bocconians solid analytical skills and a strong emphasis on ethics, so that they can contribute to the innovation and development of European business and society.

Bocconi's response to Covid-19

The health emergency has undoubtedly affected all our lives, but it has also demonstrated the Bocconi community’s capacity for resilience and innovation.

At the beginning of the emergency, teaching at Bocconi was moved from physical to virtual classrooms in less than a week. Students were able to return to campus safely in late August with a blended teaching model, filling rooms at 50% capacity and attending classes in weekly shifts. To allow this to happen, Bocconi made an investment to equip classrooms with improved technology, sanitize the campus, increase medical care and have the necessary safety and social distancing equipment.

Students enrolling at Bocconi may be allowed to start the program remotely and attend classes on campus as soon as traveling restrictions are lifted.

  • 3,700 supported students
  • € 36 mln contributed by Bocconi
  • € 3 mln safety investment
  • 45,000 surgical masks
  • 6 km pavement signage
  • On campus medical service
  • Communication campaign "Your safety matters"

Bocconi. Knowledge that matters.

  • The ONE-STOP SERVICE CENTER is a welcome point for all administrative procedures and a place where you can access the front offices for all services.
  • The BOCCONI LIBRARY is one of the most well stocked libraries in Italy in the fields of economics, business administration and social sciences. The Bocconi community can access the Library’s digital collections from anywhere on any device 24/7. The print collections are available for loan and/or consultation onsite in two reading rooms and in the study spaces (27 rooms and 30 group study rooms) with about 690 seats. The Library is often open until 11pm or midnight, including on Saturdays and Sundays during the academic year to accommodate anyone studying for classes or exams.
  • The LANGUAGE CENTER and the IT EDUCATION SERVICES CENTER offer, respectively, curricular courses in foreign languages, cultural courses and the Film Festival-Movies & Languages and curricular and extracurricular courses in computer skills.
  • COUNSELING AND SELF-EMPOWERMENT helps students settle in on campus, improve their abilities, develop new skills, acquire a study method and face personal and/or academic problems.
  • Student HEALTH AND WELLNESS is an important topic. Students who may have health issues while on campus can take advantage of agreements with several healthcare facilities in Milan that offer health services and exams to Bocconi students at discounted fees.
  • The University’s publishing house, EGEA, also has a recentlyrenovated bookshop, with books for class, as well as literature and non-fiction. You can attend events with authors, intellectuals and journalists at the bookshop that are open to the public.
  • Students have several options for eating on campus: there are 3 DINING AREAS and coffee shops open to the Bocconi community. Students who meet need-based requirements can apply for reduced rate meals.
  • The BOCCONI SPORT TEAM promotes sports on campus at a competitive, university or amateur level: basketball, golf, lacrosse, rugby, sailing, skiing, soccer, tennis, track and field and volleyball. Several sporting events are also organized throughout the year, including Bocconi Sport Days and the Soccer Cup, which take place on campus.
  • There are around 100 STUDENT ASSOCIATIONS that organize meetings, debates, events and recreational activities every day. If your association does not yet exist, or you feel existing associations do not fully reflect who you are, new groups can be created at any time, allowing you to get the most of your experience on campus.
  • Social engagement is a value that is essential to Bocconi’s institutional identity. The COMMUNITY AND SOCIAL ENGAGEMENT project advances and develops all academic and non-academic social initiatives at Bocconi, including the Volunteer Desk, and the student association Students for Humanity.
  • From food to entrepreneurship, as well as arts, fashion, music and so many other opportunities to have fun: there is something appealing to everyone! The CAMPUS LIFE office provides the spaces and resources needed for a variety of activities:
    - Interdisciplinary courses on various topics not strictly related to economics and legal issues (history, geopolitics, literature, philosophy, science and more)
    - Performing arts, including theater productions, musicals, choral ensemble, concerts and exhibitions on campus
    - Wellness and leisure with courses on yoga, first aid an self-defense
  • Bocconi is much more than just classrooms and lectures. Our students experience campus in all its aspects and directly manage a STUDENT MEDIA CENTER, which includes RadioBocconi, the newspaper Tra i Leoni and the web TV channel BocconiTV

Bachelor Admission

Spring Session (2021-2022 a.y.)

  • Application: 15 March – 8 April, 2021 
  • Bocconi Test: April 26-29, 2021 (administered online over multiple days) 
  • Results: Late May 2021 

 If you are admitted to Bocconi then you will have approximately one month to confirm your spot by enrolling and paying a deposit of the tuition fees. 

Early Session (2022-2023 a.y., first round dedicated to last year secondary school students willing to apply in advance)

  • Online applications: from mid April to early June 2021 
  • Bocconi test: late June 2021
  • Results and beginning of enrollment: September 2021

ELEMENTS OF EVALUATION 

All applications and documents must be submitted digitally through the MyApplication portal. You can find the MyApplication portal by going to www.unibocconi.eu and clicking on apply. You will be asked to create an account, once this account is confirmed you can begin your application. 

The documents we will ask you to provide are the following: 

Grade transcripts 

We will require the transcripts from the second-last and third-last years. Predicted grades are not accepted, we will need the official grades that are published at the end of the academic year. Diplomas must be awarded after 12 years of school. 

Admissions test (SAT or ACT or the Bocconi Test

SAT/ ACT – You will be required to upload your score report with your application. We accept the highest achieved composite score. We do not accept super scores. 

The Bocconi Test – Applicants who will take the Bocconi Test instead of the SAT/ACT must register for the test on the MyApplication Portal. The test can be taken online. 

CV/Resume and motivational letter 

The CV/Resume should list your involvement in activities such as volunteering, working, athletics, clubs, etc. Many students also include languages and computer skills. 

In this motivational letter you should specify why you have decided. Explain your interest in the program and why you would be a good fit for the class. 

Language Certificates (optional) 

Masters Admission

All Bocconi MSc programs start in early September.

Applications for the 2021-2022 AY are open: five selection rounds are available for international applicants, who can specify up to 4 additional choices in addition to their first choice.

International applicants (applicants with a non-Italian undergraduate degree) are selected on the basis of a process that takes into consideration all elements of their profile, focusing on 3 compulsory elements of evaluation:

1.      Results of the GMAT (or GRE) test

2.      Grade point average of exams passed in the Undergraduate program

3.      Evaluation of the Curriculum vitae and Personal statement  

Applicants will not be evaluated if any of the mandatory elements above is missing.

To apply for programs taught in English, it is not necessary to prove any knowledge of the Italian language, but it is necessary to demonstrate an English language knowledge.

  • Work experience is not compulsory

  • Reference letters are not required



Thanks to programs with a strong theoretical background and an emphasis on real-world applications, Bocconi graduates are highly regarded by major international recruiters. Our Career Service provides personalized support throughout the career orientation (including individual counseling on professional planning) and job search processes: tailored tools to successfully enter the job market and opportunities to meet major employers in Italy and abroad. 

2,500 employers involved in recruiting events

10,700+ Internship and job offers in 2019, 13% abroad

120,000+ Alumni worldwide

A wide range of opportunities to enter the job market:

  • Virtual Bocconi & Jobs 
  • Digital Bocconi & Jobs abroad 
  • Investment Banking Virtual Career Fair 
  • Recruiting Dates (Financial Services & Fintech, Web Companies, Government, Public Services & International Organizations, Retail, Fashion Luxury & Beauty, Arts Sport & Entertainment)

About

Bocconi University was established in Milan in 1902, with a generous endowment from Ferdinando Bocconi, a wealthy merchant. Università Commerciale Luigi Bocconi became the first Italian institution of higher education to grant a degree in economics. Since its inception, Bocconi has stood for liberalism, pluralism, and social and economic progress. While a private institution, Bocconi has traditionally been more than an elite university. It has consistently promoted and practiced equality of opportunity among its many generations of students, by actively subsidizing the education of disadvantaged and deserving students. In the words of its first Rector and President, Leopoldo Sabbatini, Bocconi's mission is to "promote harmony between school and life."

Today, Bocconi is a research university of international standing in business, finance, economics, data science, political science, cyber risk and law. Its research projects are funded by national and supranational institutions. By virtue of being a major node in the European and global network of business and economics universities, Bocconi exchanges faculty and cooperates on large projects with like-minded European and American universities and business schools. Bocconi has close relations with major corporations and international agencies, as well as their managers and officials, and constantly interacts with the business and economic environment to assess new issues, implement new techniques, and start new research endeavours. Bocconi University has an Undergraduate School, a Graduate School, a School of Law and a PhD School. SDA Bocconi School of Management, founded in 1971, takes care of the post-experience management education. Bocconi grants Bachelor of Science, Master of Science, and PhD degrees in Management, Economics, Law and other disciplines. It also offers a number of post-experience programs, and administers hundreds of advanced courses to managers and professionals in all realms of private and public management.

In keeping with the ideals of its founders, Bocconi seeks to address the research and education needs of the European and global economy, by favouring cultural progress, international exchange, and economic integration. Bocconi conceives higher education as a continuous process that spans the entire professional life of an individual. The University promotes both economic advancement and civic values, by instilling in Bocconians solid analytical skills and a strong emphasis on ethics, so that they can contribute to the innovation and development of European business and society.

Bocconi's response to Covid-19

The health emergency has undoubtedly affected all our lives, but it has also demonstrated the Bocconi community’s capacity for resilience and innovation.

At the beginning of the emergency, teaching at Bocconi was moved from physical to virtual classrooms in less than a week. Students were able to return to campus safely in late August with a blended teaching model, filling rooms at 50% capacity and attending classes in weekly shifts. To allow this to happen, Bocconi made an investment to equip classrooms with improved technology, sanitize the campus, increase medical care and have the necessary safety and social distancing equipment.

Students enrolling at Bocconi may be allowed to start the program remotely and attend classes on campus as soon as traveling restrictions are lifted.

  • 3,700 supported students
  • € 36 mln contributed by Bocconi
  • € 3 mln safety investment
  • 45,000 surgical masks
  • 6 km pavement signage
  • On campus medical service
  • Communication campaign "Your safety matters"

Bocconi. Knowledge that matters.

  • The ONE-STOP SERVICE CENTER is a welcome point for all administrative procedures and a place where you can access the front offices for all services.
  • The BOCCONI LIBRARY is one of the most well stocked libraries in Italy in the fields of economics, business administration and social sciences. The Bocconi community can access the Library’s digital collections from anywhere on any device 24/7. The print collections are available for loan and/or consultation onsite in two reading rooms and in the study spaces (27 rooms and 30 group study rooms) with about 690 seats. The Library is often open until 11pm or midnight, including on Saturdays and Sundays during the academic year to accommodate anyone studying for classes or exams.
  • The LANGUAGE CENTER and the IT EDUCATION SERVICES CENTER offer, respectively, curricular courses in foreign languages, cultural courses and the Film Festival-Movies & Languages and curricular and extracurricular courses in computer skills.
  • COUNSELING AND SELF-EMPOWERMENT helps students settle in on campus, improve their abilities, develop new skills, acquire a study method and face personal and/or academic problems.
  • Student HEALTH AND WELLNESS is an important topic. Students who may have health issues while on campus can take advantage of agreements with several healthcare facilities in Milan that offer health services and exams to Bocconi students at discounted fees.
  • The University’s publishing house, EGEA, also has a recentlyrenovated bookshop, with books for class, as well as literature and non-fiction. You can attend events with authors, intellectuals and journalists at the bookshop that are open to the public.
  • Students have several options for eating on campus: there are 3 DINING AREAS and coffee shops open to the Bocconi community. Students who meet need-based requirements can apply for reduced rate meals.
  • The BOCCONI SPORT TEAM promotes sports on campus at a competitive, university or amateur level: basketball, golf, lacrosse, rugby, sailing, skiing, soccer, tennis, track and field and volleyball. Several sporting events are also organized throughout the year, including Bocconi Sport Days and the Soccer Cup, which take place on campus.
  • There are around 100 STUDENT ASSOCIATIONS that organize meetings, debates, events and recreational activities every day. If your association does not yet exist, or you feel existing associations do not fully reflect who you are, new groups can be created at any time, allowing you to get the most of your experience on campus.
  • Social engagement is a value that is essential to Bocconi’s institutional identity. The COMMUNITY AND SOCIAL ENGAGEMENT project advances and develops all academic and non-academic social initiatives at Bocconi, including the Volunteer Desk, and the student association Students for Humanity.
  • From food to entrepreneurship, as well as arts, fashion, music and so many other opportunities to have fun: there is something appealing to everyone! The CAMPUS LIFE office provides the spaces and resources needed for a variety of activities:
    - Interdisciplinary courses on various topics not strictly related to economics and legal issues (history, geopolitics, literature, philosophy, science and more)
    - Performing arts, including theater productions, musicals, choral ensemble, concerts and exhibitions on campus
    - Wellness and leisure with courses on yoga, first aid an self-defense
  • Bocconi is much more than just classrooms and lectures. Our students experience campus in all its aspects and directly manage a STUDENT MEDIA CENTER, which includes RadioBocconi, the newspaper Tra i Leoni and the web TV channel BocconiTV

Bachelor Admission

Spring Session (2021-2022 a.y.)

  • Application: 15 March – 8 April, 2021 
  • Bocconi Test: April 26-29, 2021 (administered online over multiple days) 
  • Results: Late May 2021 

 If you are admitted to Bocconi then you will have approximately one month to confirm your spot by enrolling and paying a deposit of the tuition fees. 

Early Session (2022-2023 a.y., first round dedicated to last year secondary school students willing to apply in advance)

  • Online applications: from mid April to early June 2021 
  • Bocconi test: late June 2021
  • Results and beginning of enrollment: September 2021

ELEMENTS OF EVALUATION 

All applications and documents must be submitted digitally through the MyApplication portal. You can find the MyApplication portal by going to www.unibocconi.eu and clicking on apply. You will be asked to create an account, once this account is confirmed you can begin your application. 

The documents we will ask you to provide are the following: 

Grade transcripts 

We will require the transcripts from the second-last and third-last years. Predicted grades are not accepted, we will need the official grades that are published at the end of the academic year. Diplomas must be awarded after 12 years of school. 

Admissions test (SAT or ACT or the Bocconi Test

SAT/ ACT – You will be required to upload your score report with your application. We accept the highest achieved composite score. We do not accept super scores. 

The Bocconi Test – Applicants who will take the Bocconi Test instead of the SAT/ACT must register for the test on the MyApplication Portal. The test can be taken online. 

CV/Resume and motivational letter 

The CV/Resume should list your involvement in activities such as volunteering, working, athletics, clubs, etc. Many students also include languages and computer skills. 

In this motivational letter you should specify why you have decided. Explain your interest in the program and why you would be a good fit for the class. 

Language Certificates (optional) 

Masters Admission

All Bocconi MSc programs start in early September.

Applications for the 2021-2022 AY are open: five selection rounds are available for international applicants, who can specify up to 4 additional choices in addition to their first choice.

International applicants (applicants with a non-Italian undergraduate degree) are selected on the basis of a process that takes into consideration all elements of their profile, focusing on 3 compulsory elements of evaluation:

1.      Results of the GMAT (or GRE) test

2.      Grade point average of exams passed in the Undergraduate program

3.      Evaluation of the Curriculum vitae and Personal statement  

Applicants will not be evaluated if any of the mandatory elements above is missing.

To apply for programs taught in English, it is not necessary to prove any knowledge of the Italian language, but it is necessary to demonstrate an English language knowledge.

  • Work experience is not compulsory

  • Reference letters are not required



Thanks to programs with a strong theoretical background and an emphasis on real-world applications, Bocconi graduates are highly regarded by major international recruiters. Our Career Service provides personalized support throughout the career orientation (including individual counseling on professional planning) and job search processes: tailored tools to successfully enter the job market and opportunities to meet major employers in Italy and abroad. 

2,500 employers involved in recruiting events

10,700+ Internship and job offers in 2019, 13% abroad

120,000+ Alumni worldwide

A wide range of opportunities to enter the job market:

  • Virtual Bocconi & Jobs 
  • Digital Bocconi & Jobs abroad 
  • Investment Banking Virtual Career Fair 
  • Recruiting Dates (Financial Services & Fintech, Web Companies, Government, Public Services & International Organizations, Retail, Fashion Luxury & Beauty, Arts Sport & Entertainment)

Available programs

University highlights

Bocconi University is one of the top Private universities in Milan, Italy. It is ranked #N/A in QS Global World Rankings 2021.

QS WUR Ranking By Subject

  • 2013
    #21
  • 2013
    #17
  • 2014
    #31
  • 2014
    #20
  • 2015
    #=28
  • 2015
    #17
  • 2015
    #7
  • 2016
    #27
  • 2016
    #17
  • 2016
    #10
  • 2017
    #11
  • 2017
    #33
  • 2017
    #17
  • 2017
    #16
  • 2018
    #10
  • 2018
    #=11
  • 2018
    #16
  • 2018
    #=29
  • 2018
    #251-300
  • 2019
    #=8
  • 2019
    #16
  • 2019
    #=18
  • 2019
    #16
  • 2020
    #17
  • 2020
    #16
  • 2020
    #7
  • 2020
    #16
  • 2021
    #7
  • 2021
    #16
  • 2021
    #351-400
  • 2021
    #14
  • 2021
    #18

Ranking criteria

90.4
Overall
94.3
Academic Reputation
86.3
Employer Reputation
91.6
H-index Citations
82.2
Citations per Paper

Student & Staff

Total students
12,776

45%
55%

International students
1,942

44%
56%

Total faculty staff
837

153
684

Total students
12,776

45%
55%

International students
1,942

44%
56%

Total faculty staff
837

684
153

Scholarships

Yes
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