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Bocconi University

Location

Bocconi University Campus, Milan Italy

Ranking

# 7QS WUR Ranking By Subject

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9Undergraduate programs

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13Postgraduate programs

International

2839International students

About Bocconi University

Since its founding in 1902, Bocconi University has always stood for pluralism, independence and entrepreneurial spirit that support the socio-economic progress of Italy and Europe through scientific innovation, advanced research and the training of tomorrow’s business leaders. This is the meaning behind our motto, “Knowledge That Matters”.

The University is widely recognized as one of the top European institutions of higher learning and research in the social sciences and in particular in the fields of Management, Economics, Finance, Legal Studies, Artificial Intelligence, Data Science and Political Science.

Our campus is located in downtown Milan, Italy’s most cosmopolitan and dynamic city and a capital of commerce, design, fashion and music. Milan combines history with innovation, and business with leisure, making it the perfect city for a well-rounded university experience.

Bocconi is committed to building a university that values diversity, equity and inclusion, where everyone can grow by learning thanks to the diversity that each of us embodies. Our students join an open and multicultural community of people from countries all over the world, allowing them to build a network of relations that lasts a lifetime.

A strong theoretical background is combined with real-world applications in our classrooms, with students learning from expert faculty and attending courses at the forefront of modern higher learning. Bocconi programs nurture critical thinking, an open-minded attitude and the ability to work in international environments, all while providing valuable exposure to our employer network and partner schools around the world. Indeed, the aim is to promote an attitude of responsible entrepreneurship and contribute to the development of leading citizens of our globalized world.

Bocconi. Knowledge that matters.

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About Bocconi University

Since its founding in 1902, Bocconi University has always stood for pluralism, independence and entrepreneurial spirit that support the socio-economic progress of Italy and Europe through scientific innovation, advanced research and the training of tomorrow’s business leaders. This is the meaning behind our motto, “Knowledge That Matters”.

The University is widely recognized as one of the top European institutions of higher learning and research in the social sciences and in particular in the fields of Management, Economics, Finance, Legal Studies, Artificial Intelligence, Data Science and Political Science.

Our campus is located in downtown Milan, Italy’s most cosmopolitan and dynamic city and a capital of commerce, design, fashion and music. Milan combines history with innovation, and business with leisure, making it the perfect city for a well-rounded university experience.

Bocconi is committed to building a university that values diversity, equity and inclusion, where everyone can grow by learning thanks to the diversity that each of us embodies. Our students join an open and multicultural community of people from countries all over the world, allowing them to build a network of relations that lasts a lifetime.

A strong theoretical background is combined with real-world applications in our classrooms, with students learning from expert faculty and attending courses at the forefront of modern higher learning. Bocconi programs nurture critical thinking, an open-minded attitude and the ability to work in international environments, all while providing valuable exposure to our employer network and partner schools around the world. Indeed, the aim is to promote an attitude of responsible entrepreneurship and contribute to the development of leading citizens of our globalized world.

Bocconi. Knowledge that matters.

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Available programs

Undergraduate programs usually last three years: only the World Bachelor in Business, jointly developed in partnership with the Marshall School of Business – University of Southern California and the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, is a four-year program. 


A Bocconi MSc program will provide you with the opportunity to study at a university that is highly placed in the most prestigious international rankings, benefit from a complete learning experience, take advantage of our preferential relations with top employers worldwide, apply for one of the international opportunities offered by our network of partner schools, enjoy an international experience in Milan, the Italian capital of finance, fashion and design

University information

Bachelors Admission

Three sessions are available for international applicants:

  • Early
  • Winter
  • Spring  


Applicants are selected on the basis of: 

  • Grade transcripts 
  • Admissions test (SAT or ACT or the Bocconi Test) 


In case of admission, an English certificate is required for enrollment. 

More details on Bocconi website


Masters Admission

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:

  •        GMAT/ GRE/ Bocconi online test
  •        GPA of exams passed in the Undergraduate program
  •        CV and Personal statement  


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.

Incoming exchange students who have spent/are currently spending a semester at Bocconi have dedicated rounds of selection for admission. 

More details on Bocconi website.    

  • Bocconi’s 7  RESIDENCE HALLS  provide the chance to live in the heart of campus, in an international, intercultural and stimulating environment. The dorms can accommodate 2,000 students in single rooms, with the option of choosing a shared apartment.
  • The SPORT CENTER is an innovative, versatile and eco-sustainable environment for individual and team sports. It is the fulcrum of social sporting life of our University, which hosts all the activities of the Bocconi Sport association. Students can take advantage of amazing facilities, including an Olympic-size pool. 
  • The “B in Touch Point” 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.
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Student life

  • 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

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. 


A wide range of opportunities to enter the job market:

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

Tuition fee and scholarships

One of the important factors when considering a master's degree is the cost of study. Luckily, there are many options available to help students fund their master's programme. Download your copy of the Scholarship Guide to find out which scholarships from around the world could be available to you, and how to apply for them.

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Rankings & ratings

Bocconi University is one of the top private universities in Milan, Italy. It is ranked #7 in QS WUR Ranking By Subject 2024.

QS WUR Ranking By Subject

  • 2013
    #17
  • 2013
    #21
  • 2014
    #31
  • 2014
    #20
  • 2015
    #=28
  • 2015
    #17
  • 2015
    #7
  • 2016
    #17
  • 2016
    #10
  • 2016
    #27
  • 2017
    #33
  • 2017
    #16
  • 2017
    #11
  • 2017
    #17
  • 2018
    #10
  • 2018
    #=11
  • 2018
    #251-300
  • 2018
    #16
  • 2018
    #=29
  • 2019
    #=18
  • 2019
    #=8
  • 2019
    #16
  • 2019
    #16
  • 2020
    #17
  • 2020
    #7
  • 2020
    #16
  • 2020
    #16
  • 2021
    #14
  • 2021
    #16
  • 2021
    #18
  • 2021
    #7
  • 2021
    #351-400
  • 2022
    #10
  • 2022
    #15
  • 2022
    #6
  • 2022
    #16
  • 2023
    #14
  • 2023
    #17
  • 2023
    #7
  • 2023
    #401-450
  • 2023
    #8
  • 2023
    #16
  • 2024
    #51-100
  • 2024
    #7
  • 2024
    #401-450
  • 2024
    #=57
  • 2024
    #51-100
  • 2024
    #38
  • 2024
    #51-100
  • 2024
    #16
  • 2024
    #351-400
  • 2024
    #9
  • 2024
    #17
  • 2024
    #16
  • 2024
    #401-450

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