Logo Bocconi


2015-2016 A.Y.
Master of Science


Internationalization at Università Bocconi has been a strategic priority pursued since 1974, the year in which the first international agreements were put into place. Over the years these programs have developed an extensive network of relations and exchanges with prestigious academic and cultural institutions all over the world, which means there is constant collaboration with the foreign universities (business schools and Departments of Economics) on research and joint teaching projects, thus providing Bocconi students and teaching staff with invaluable international experience.
Thanks to its network of international relations, Università Bocconi is able to offer its students several opportunities to acquire the kind of business training which is necessary for dealing with global economic developments.

Study programs abroad:

  • Long programs (Exchange Programs, AEEP, Free-Mover Semester Programs, Double Degree Program, Master CEMS-MIM);
  • Short programs (Campus Abroad).

All the international programs wil be presented in detail during the Bocconi International Fair.

Last change 16/07/2015 15:53

Long programs


Exchange Program

The Università Bocconi Exchange Program (including the Erasmus Programs) deals with student exchanges under bilateral agreements with over 250 universities in 50 countries spreading across 5 continents, giving students the opportunity to attend courses for which they can receive credit as part of their Bocconi degrees. The international universities included in the program are some of the most renowned institutions in the world in the fields of management, economics social sciences with an emphasis on economics and law. In fact, Università Bocconi belongs to two of the most prestigious international networks: CEMS - The Global Alliance in Management Education and PIM - Partnership in International Management.

The agreements are based on reciprocal arrangements that allow students from both institutions involved to complete a period of study abroad without paying extra university fees and tuition to the partner institution. Students are, however, responsible for travel, board and lodging expenses.

Eligibility and requirements

The semester abroad takes place during the second year of the program. All students regularly enrolled in the first year of MSc programs can apply.

Students are allowed to attend courses for a semester at one of the partner universities abroad only after passing the selection which is based on merit and language skills.

Application and deadlines

Students are advised to check the application procedures and deadlines released in successive Markets and External Affairs Division Study Abroad publications and on the website at

Exam recognition

Students can receive credit for a maximum of 30 credit points.
The credit approval procedure is explained in "Credit for exams passed at universities abroad".


For Exchange Program details, for updated information on eligible students, admissions procedures, deadlines and available destinations check the website

In the same area you can also check comments by students who have been aborad in the previous years together with detailed information on the partner universities. 
Last change 23/07/2015 18:12

AEEP Program - Advanced Economics Exchange Program

The AEEP program allows students enrolled in the DES-ESS and CLEFIN/FINANCE programs to attend courses for an academic year abroad at universities which are from among the highest qualified universities in the field of economics by accessing to PhD courses which can subsequently be recognized at Bocconi without paying any tuition and fees to the partner university.

However the students are responsible for travel, board and lodging expenses.

The program is addressed to DES-ESS and CLEFIN/FINANCE first year students and it is held during the second year of studies.

Students are admitted upon passing a selection based on merit and language requirements as well as interviews.

For further information on the program, requirements and timelines students are invited to check the website > Advanced Economics Exchange Program (AEEP) for DES/ESS and CLEFIN/FINANCE Students

Exam recognition

For the exams recognition procedure make reference to "Credit for exams passed at universities abroad". 
Last change 24/07/2015 14:38

Free-Mover Semester Program

Students interested in attending a semester abroad outside the Exchange Program, can enrol at a number of universities abroad where they can study for a semester in their second year of the program as part of the Free-Mover Semester Program (fee-paying Visiting Students or Independent Students).

The Free-Mover Semester experience is incompatible with both the participation in the Exchange program and the participation in long study programs abroad.

Students are responsible for tuition and fees for both Università Bocconi and the foreign university as well as travel, board and lodging expenses for the period abroad.

Students are obliged to take out health insurance for the entire period of study abroad.

Università Bocconi has identified a number of schools, mainly from among its international network, that accepted such students in the previous years. The list of universities abroad is available on the website . This is the only list considered valid for the recognition of exams taken as part of the Free-Mover Semester in schools abroad.

Any other option must be endorsed in advance, on a case-by-case basis, by the Markets and External Affairs Division Study Abroad. The application, accompanied by a motivational letter and information on the chosen university, has to be presented before enrolling in the Free-Mover Semester Program at the university abroad, and submitted to the Markets and External Affairs Division - Study Abroad.

Exam recognition

Students can receive credit for a maximum of 30 credit points.

The credit approval procedure is explained in "Credit for exams passed at universities abroad".


Students are recommended to check detailed information and requirements on the website

In the reserved area of the website you can also check comments by students who have been aborad as part of the Exchange program.

Last change 24/07/2015 14:39

Double Degree Program

The Double Degree Program gives MSc students the opportunity to study abroad for one academic year and obtain both the Italian Master of Science degree from Università Bocconi and a foreign Graduate degree from the partner University, at the end of their studies.

Application procedure

The Program is addressed to students enrolled inthe MSc Program with a undergraduate graduation grade equal or more than 100/110 (or equivalent grades for students who were awarded a bachelor degree abroad) and who meet specific language requirements that can be different accordingly to the destination. The Program is generally held in the second year of studies. For more information on timelines and program requirements visit the website or send an email to


HEC - Paris France
RSM Rotterdam, Holland
ESADE - Barcelona, Spain
HSG, St. Gallen, Switzerland
Indian Institute of Management - Ahmedabad, India
Fundação Getulio Vargas - São Paulo, Brasil
Vienna University of Economics and Business (WU), Vienna
Koç University, Istanbul, Turkey (to be defined)

International Management
Cass School of Business London UK
Darla Moore School of Business, Columbia, South Carolina,USA
ESADE - Barcelona, Spain
HSG - St. Gallen, Switzerland
Indian Institute of Management - Ahmedabad, India
Fundação Getulio Vargas São Paulo, Brasil
Fudan University: (China MIM) - Double Degree in International Management,  Shanghai, China. For further details see paragraph 4.1.5)
UQ University of Queensland Brisbane, Australia

Marketing Management
ESADE - Barcelona, Spain
CBS - Copenhagen, Denmark
Queen’s Business School Kingston (Canada)
The University of Melbourne - Australia
Vienna University of Economics and Business (WU), Vienna

Amministrazione, Finanza Aziendale e Controllo [Administration, Corporate Finance and Control]
RSM - Rotterdam, Holland
University of Mannheim, Germany
U. Sydney Business School, Australia
University of St. Gallen, St. Gallen (HSG), Switzerland

Economia e Management delle Amministrazioni Pubbliche e delle Istituzioni Internazionali [Economics and Management of Public Administration and International Institutions]
Sciences Po - Paris, France
Suny Albany - New York, Usa
Hertie, School of Governance Berlin, Germany

Economia e Management delle Istituzioni e dei Mercati Finanziari - Finance
HEC - Paris, France
RSM - Rotterdam, Holland
Stockholm School of Economics - Stockholm, Sweden
Keio University, Tokyo, Japan

Economics and Management in Arts, Culture, Media and Entertainment
HEC - Paris, France
CBS - Copenhagen, Denmark 

Economics and Management of Innovation and Technology
RSM - Rotterdam, Holland
CBS - Copenhagen, Denmark
MGIMO - The Moscow State Institute of International Relations - Moscow, Russia
UCP- Universidade Catolica Portuguesa Lisbon, Portugal
Vienna University of Economics and Business (WU), Vienna

Discipline Economiche e Sociali - Economics and Social Sciences
HEC - Paris, France 
UCL-Université Catholique de Louvain - Louvain, Belgium 
MGIMO - The Moscow State Institute of International Relations (MGIMO-University) - Moscow, Russia
Keio University, Tokyo, Japan

Law and Business Administration
RSM - Rotterdam, Olanda

For dates, deadlines, prerequisites and detailed information check the website or send an email to

Exam recognition

The limit of credit points which can be recognized is set on the basis of the single integrated study plan, approved by the appropriate Organs of administration. The recognition of exams taken abroad for the Double Degree asks for the approval of the MSc Program Director or his delegate.

For further information check the paragraph 7.14.3 Exam recognition as part of the Double Degree Program.

Last change 24/07/2015 14:41

Double Degree China-MIM

Double degree China is a master realized by Bocconi in cooperation with Fudan university (Shanghai). The objective of this Double Degree is to create managers who have an in-depth knowledge of the main economic dynamics of China and Italy and the aspects of the two cultures determining the business methods in Asia and in Europe.

Application procedure

The admission in the China MIM Programme is made upon admission in the Master of Science in International Management. The access criteria for the China MIM can be checked in the website area addressed to the Master of Science in International Management.

For students admitted in International Management Program and suitable to the China-MIM one, admission include an informative interview with the program coordinators.

China-MIM Program Structure

The Program includes lessons at the School of Management di Fudan University in the first year of studies and the second year at Bocconi. Bocconi students participating in the China-MIM program must make reference to the program structure of the Master of Science in International Management. In addition, during the first year at Shanghai, students will attend a course of Chinese language.

For further information;

Last change 24/07/2015 14:50

CEMS-MIM Master in International Management

The CEMS-MIM master is the result of an alliance involving Bocconi in cooperation with 28 other European universities worldwide. The program is supported by more than 60 of the world leading companies. The objective of the master is to create European multilingual managers who have the ability to understand and adapt to diverse cultures and the know-how to operate in European and global business environments.

During the second year of the MSc, the program features an exchange semester, an internship abroad at one of the partner universities, as well as an internship and supplementary educational activities (skill seminars, block seminars business projects).

Application procedure

The admission in the CEMS program is upon admission in the International Management Program. Admissions criteria can be verified at
For the CEMS participation it is necessary to have acquired one of the language certifications valid from among those specified on the website (
For students admitted in the International Management program and eligible for the CEMS program, an interview with the Academic Director and/or the representatives of the Markets and External Affairs Division constitutes the most important step of the selection process. This interview will be held after the applicants’ initial enrollment at Bocconi, will be decisive in the admission-non admission to the CEMS Program.

CEMS-MIM program structure

Bocconi students participating in the CEMS program will have compulsorily to include all courses attended at Bocconi in the Bocconi study plan with the purposes of the CEMS requirements, covering the compulsory courses abd/or elective courses provided in the program structure or as additional courses (for a maximum number of 3 additional courses).

Exam recognition

A maximum of 30 credit points can be recognized.
For the recognition procedure check "Credit for exams passed at universities abroad"
For further information send an email to:

For further information send an email to:
Last change 24/07/2015 14:54

Short programs

The short programs offered by Università Bocconi give students the opportunity to spend a brief period of time abroad,  combining educational activities with the exploration of different cultural, social and economic environments.

Last change 22/04/2015 09:00

Campus Abroad

The Campus Abroad Programs are generally held during the period in which lessons are suspended, and last about three weeks. The program includes a summer session and a winter one.

The programs aim to expose students to an international context by combining a Bocconi course with a series of "country specific" activities (seminars and visits to local companies and institutions).

Eligibility and requirements

For detailed information on students who can be eligible to apply to the two editions see
Students are admitted to the program after a selection which is based on academic merit and language skills.

Exam recognition

The exam passed abroad as part of the Campus Abroad Program is a Bocconi exam, therefore all the University rules for the structure of the study plan apply and no "credit approval" procedure is necessary. To have exams and credit points registered in their academic careers, students must pass the final exam and participate in both lessons and related activities. Participation in all Campus activities and presence for the entire period of the program is compulsory.


Detailed information on the Campus Abroad Program, any updated information on eligible students, requirements, selection procedures and deadlines is published on the website
Last change 22/04/2015 09:00

Scholarship for international programs

Students taking part in international programs can apply for scholarships from ISU Bocconi -Student Assistance and Financial Aid) and (for information about scholarships and application forms, download make reference to

Eligible students chosen for the Exchange Program for one semester of study at a European institution which has signed a bilateral Erasmus agreement will receive an Erasmus scholarship from the European Union. For details check the website

Last change 22/04/2015 09:00

Certifications and documents

To request certifications specifying the admission and/or participation in a program of international mobility (Exchange program, Campus Abroad, Double Degree, China-MIM, CEMS-MIM) the cert@B procedure available on the yoU@B Diary must be used (see chapter 11 Certifications, self-declarations and Diploma Supplement), except for the documents described in the following paragraphs.

Last change 24/07/2015 14:55

Documents for the participation in the exchange program, Double Degree, CEMS

The Study Abroad Office (Exchange program) or the Global Alliances Office (Double Degree and CEMS programs) must be contacted by the selected student if, as part of the application procedure or the participation, the partner foreign university requests a document for the admission to the program and/or information relating to the enrolment at Bocconi along with the student's academic career. The same procedure is applicable in case the document of admission to the program is required to obtain the visa. Any procedure changes will be communicated to the interested students.
Last change 04/06/2015 12:41

Documents for the participation in the Campus Abroad Program

For any document of admission requested by the foreign Consulate for the purpose of obtaining the visa, contact the Study Abroad Office.
Last change 04/06/2015 12:41