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GUIDES TO THE UNIVERSITY

2018-2019 A.Y.
Bachelor of Science Programs



9.
ADMINISTRATIVE RULES, PROCEDURES AND DEADLINES

 


9.1.
Continuing studies

         


9.1.1.
Rules

Students enrolled in the first year of a Bachelor of Science program are admitted to the second year only if they have earned at least 24 credit points by the exam period of:
  • July 2018 for students enrolled in the 2017-2018 academic year;
  • July 2019 for students enrolled in the 2018-2019 academic year.

Please note that such credit points refer to the courses included in the first year study plan only and they also include the credit points earned when passing each single module if applicable to the course. Credits relating to the second year language exam, if students have obtained the recognition of an international certification (See: "Foreign languages and computer skills") are not included. At the end of the July exam period, credit points needed to move on to the second year are verified.

Students who have not fulfilled this requirement are unable to take part in the September exam period and must continue their studies by enrolling as repeating students ("ripetente") in the first year of studies.

Enrolling as "ripetente" gives students the right to attend lectures and does not give them access to exams before the end of the lectures for the semester in which the course is held.

Students regularly enrolled in the academic year as regular ("in corso") or repeating students “ripetente”:
  • are allocated a class group for the lectures;
  • are allowed to sit partial and general exams;
  • are granted access to the various services offered by the University (Library, IT rooms, etc.);
  • can obtain enrollment certifications for the academic year in which they are enrolled.

There are no restrictions for enrollment after the second year of studies.

After the third year, students who have not yet completed the study plan usually enroll as repeating students "fuori corso". However students can also enroll as repeating students "ripetente".
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9.1.2.
Administrative procedures and deadlines for enrolment as repeating students ('ripetente') in the first, second and following years

Enrollment must be carried out during:
 
  • 24 July- 30 August 2018 for enrollment in the third year of studies and as repeating students ‘fuori corso';
  • 30 July - 30 August 2018 for enrollment in the first year repeating student “ripetente” and in the second year of studies.

by accessing Punto Blu 'Administrative Area' menu, via yoU@B student Diary.

The enrollment procedures are as follows:

  • select the "Enrollment in Academic Year" option;
  • enter the enrollment data requested.

After selecting "Enrollment in the academic year", the system automatically allows

  • first year students to enroll in the "regular" second year of studies if they have earned 24 credit points by the July exam period and the choice of the second foreign language;
  • first year students to enroll as first year repeating students ("ripetente") if they HAVE NOT earned 24 credit points by the July exam period;
  • students already enrolled in the second year of studies, enrollment in the third year, the choice of electives (when taught in both Italian and English, specify the language chosen) and, if requested, the teaching method (traditional or e-learning).

Enrollment in the academic year via Punto Blu is completed once the first installment of tuition and fees has been paid and recorded in the student's academic career. If the first advance payment is not paid by 7 September 2018 students will not be able to carry out any administrative or learning activities or make use of any other services.

Students who do not enroll by 30 August 2018, for whatever reason, can enroll during the 31 August - 31 December 2018(*) period, upon payment of a late-enrollment fee (for detailed information check the website at www.unibocconi.eu/payments).

After 31 December 2018 enrollment is only possible as students enrolled beyond the standard duration of the program, ("fuori corso" or "fuori corso intermedio") and with the payment of the penalty fees duly made (for detailed information, please see www.unibocconi.eu/payments).

(*) Since 31 December 2018 is a holiday, the deadline is extended to the next working day (3 January 2019).
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9.1.3.
Choice of Major for students enrolled in the BIEF program

From 7 to 18 January 2019, by using the Punto Blu, that can be accessed via yoU@B, BIEF students enrolled in the second year of studies must choose from among the following majors:
  • Economics
  • Finance

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9.1.4.
Choice of modules for second year CLEACC students

When enrolling in the second year of studies (30 July- 30 August 2018) students must carry out the choice of two modules, one for the first semester and one for the second semester, relating to the course Metodo, critica e ricerca nelle discipline artistiche [Method, critique and research in artistic disciplines] (see chapter 2 Program structures of the BSc programs).

From 7 to 18 January 2019, via yoU@B Student Diary>Punto Blu>Study Plan, the module previously chosen in the second semester can be changed with another module held in the second semester of the current academic year. Such changes must be made in compliance with numerical limits described in Elective course allocation.
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9.2.
Foreign languages


 




9.2.1.
Changing the first foreign language

First-year students who are not native English speakers and are enrolled in class groups taught in Italian will have English assigned automatically as their first compulsory language.

First-year students who are not native English speakers and are enrolled in class groups taught in English who are automatically assigned English as first foreign language can make the first language change via Punto Blu after the finalization of enrollment by 19 September 2018.

First-year students who are native English speakers are invited to change their first language after the finalization of enrollment via Punto Blu by 19 September 2018.

Any language changes can be made between 7 - 18 January 2019 via the yoU@B Diary - Punto Blu function.


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9.2.2.
Choice of second foreign language for second year

Students must choose the second foreign language when enrolling in the 2nd year (30 July - 30 August 2018).

Students can change the 1st and/or 2nd language using Punto Blu, accessed by the yoU@B student Diary, in the period 30 July - 19 September 2018 and between 7 - 18 January 2019, except for BIG students who, after 19 September 2018, can no longer change the languages previously chosen.

Information regarding language choice and courses on offer is available in "Foreign Languages and Computer Skills" and on the website at www.unibocconi.eu/languagecentre.
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9.3.
Choice of elective courses

   


9.3.1.
Choice of Elective Course Rules

When students enroll in the third year of their programs (24 July - 30 August 2018) they must choose their elective courses for both the first and second semesters, for inclusion in their study plan. The positioning of elective courses in the first or the second semesters is merely a suggestion. Students can choose how to allocate these activities along the two semesters.
During this period students can also change the electives they chose when enrolling in the current academic year. In addition BIEF students can also change the major chosen in the second year of studies.

Before choosing elective courses students are advised to check the list of courses available, course programs, class timetables, and the "incompatible" and "banned" courses.

Electives may be freely chosen from the courses available, from the general list following the instructions below for each Bachelor of Science Program.

CLEAM-CLEF-CLES-BESS-BEMACS

3 elective courses

Electives must be chosen according to the following criteria:
  • at least 1 elective must be chosen from those taught in English (with the exception of BEMACS, which does not have this requirement), for students involved in semesters abroad, e.g. Exchange program or Free-Mover semester and who validate at least one course this requirement is not applied;
  • a maximum of 2 of the 3 electives can be chosen from among the compulsory courses characteristic of the other BSc programs;
  • a curricular internship may replace 1 elective taught in Italian.

BIEM
  • 4 major compulsory courses chosen from among the 5 proposed;

in addition
  • 2 elective courses;
Elective courses must be chosen following the criteria below:
  • they may be chosen from the remaining courses of the Major;
  • they can be selected from among the compulsory courses characterizing other BSc programs;
  • a curricular internship may replace 1 elective.

BIEF

Students must select 4 compulsory courses to be chosen in the list of their major (Economics or Finance);

in addition
  • 2 elective courses;

Elective courses must be chosen following the criteria below:
  • they may be chosen from the remaining courses of the Major chosen;
  • they can be selected from the courses included in the major not chosen except for code 30284 Empirical methods for economics (Major in Economics) and code 30285 Empirical methods for finance (Major in Finance);
  • they can be selected from among the compulsory courses characterizing other BSc programs;
  • a curricular internship may replace 1 elective.

CLEACC

All students must choose 1 course from among:
  • the workshops offered in the group of 10 workshops exclusively addressed to CLEACC students;
  • an internship;
  • an elective course exclusively if it has been passed abroad as part of the Exchange and Free mover semester programs.

BIG
4 elective courses.

The elective courses must be chosen in compliance with the following criteria:

  • at least 2 elective courses can be chosen as part of a specific list;
  • a maximum of 2 elective courses can be chosen as part of a list of elective courses on offer or from among the compulsory courses characterizing other BSc programs;
  • 1 elective can be replaced by a curricular internship.

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9.3.2.
Electives allocation and numerical limit

After enrolling in the academic year students are allocated the elective courses chosen for both the first and the second semester. The courses chosen are therefore immediately viewable in the students’ study plan.

The allocation of elective courses is made on the basis of the sign-up positions when students made the course choice/change.

As a general rule, each course class group must not have more than 110 students.

Except for:
  • third year CLEACC workshops whose maximum limit of 35 enrolled students is set;
  • the modules relating to the course Method and research in arts of the CLEACC second year program structure. The limit of 70 participating students is set;
  • very rare cases of elective courses for which a different limit is set.

In the limit of 110 students, the following categories of students are not included:
  • students participating in international programs who come from foreign universities;
  • students who opt to change from a four degree system to the three-year one;
  • students who have already graduated from Bocconi and have been admitted to the third year of studies.

Bocconi students participating in international programs may include courses that at Bocconi have reached the maximum number of students enrolled in their academic career only with the purpose of recording exams passed abroad in their academic career.

Students who enroll in the academic year after 30 August, and especially during the period from 31 August 2018 to 31 December 2018(*), can choose their first- and second-semester electives from the list of electives still available at the time of enrollment in the academic year.

(*) Since 31 December 2018 is a holiday, the deadline is extended to the next working day (3 January 2019).
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9.3.3.
Changing first and second semester elective courses with second semester elective courses

During the 7 - 18 January 2019 period students can change the first- and second-semester electives included in their study plan via Punto Blu with other second-semester electives, as long as they refer to the current academic year.

Changing electives is always subject to the limited numbers as described in "Electives allocation".


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9.3.4.
Change of study plan for students participating in international programs

When enrolling in the academic year, students participating in an international program should choose elective courses coherent with their interests in case they have to sit for some exams at Bocconi when they return. They will be given the opportunity to change their study plan after they have completed the conversion and recording in the academic career of exams taken abroad. In addition to the periods for all students (from 24 July to 30 August 2018 and from 7 to 18 January 2019) they will have one additional opportunity (see paragraph 9.3.2 Electives Allocation) through Punto Blu, via the yoU@B Diary.

When the exams taken abroad have been recorded in the student’s academic career, the student receives a message on his/her yoU@B Diary stating that the study plan can be changed. In addition to the study plan change for entering the courses taken abroad, students can include courses to be taken at Bocconi as long as there are still places available.


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9.4.
Additional courses

Additional courses are those whose credit points provide more than the 180 credit points needed to fulfil the degree requirements. They can be chosen from among the range of elective courses and can only be included in the study plan, for a maximum number of three, after students have passed all course exams of the first 3 semesters of their Bachelor of Science program. Such activities can be selected from among the elective courses and the language courses.
To calculate the grade point average, only two additional exams may be considered (those for which students received the highest marks, if grades achieved are the same, courses with the highest number of credit points are considered).

Students can choose additional courses from the third year of studies by collecting and handing in the completed form to the Academic Affairs Division Desk, between 24 July 2018 - 18 January 2019.

Please note that
  • allocation of elective courses entered as additional exams is subject to the limit of places available;
  • allocation of elective courses entered as additional exams, if available, is made after the allocation of the elective courses included in the student’s academic career as choice/change of study plan, i.e. 31 August 2018 for electives of the first semester, 19 January 2019 for second semester ones and depends on the availability of spots.

Additional courses may be eliminated by submitting a request to the Academic Affairs Division Desk.

It is not possible to eliminate an activity from the study plan which has been passed and registered.
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9.5.
Program changes

          


9.5.1.
Rules

Starting in the 2018-2019 academic year, rules for changing programs do not include the distinction between BSc program change and review of the BSc program choice.

Rules for changing programs will consider the following elements:
  • the language of instruction of the program;
  • whether or not there is a common foundation of the two programs.

A change in BSc program can therefore be requested:

  • In case the language of instruction is the same: at the end of the first, second or third year. If the change is made between programs within the common foundation (see chapter 2.1), the change can also be requested at the end of the third semester.
  • In case of different language of instruction: at the end of the first year, no matter whether or not the change is within programs with a common foundation.

As for exceptional cases, it is possible to allow the change of BSc programs taught in a different language also at the end of years following the first year, on the condition that the student has not yet earned more than 60 credit points (relating to compulsory and elective educational activities) of the program structure of the new BSc program.

For programs taught both in Italian and English (CLEACC) changing class groups is of an exceptional nature and its reasons should be explained in writing by the student via a letter to be attached to the application. The Direction will evaluate each single letter of reasons identifying, in this way, the students who can be admitted.
Students can submit an application at the end of the 1st year of studies or at the end of subsequent years, on the condition that they have not yet earned more than 60 credit points.

In order to submit an application to change Bachelor of Science program, students must be enrolled in their original Bachelor of Science program for the incoming academic year (in the first year as a repeating student or in years after the first year).

In case of changing towards programs taught in English, please note that admission is dependent on having acquired the English language knowledge prerequisite, either one of the language prerequisites valid for enrollment in a program taught in English (see chapter 2 Program Structures) or the internal English Bocconi exam at level B2 (minimum grade: 26/30) or level C1.

Please note that, during the same academic year, only one BSc program change can be requested. Therefore students who have obtained a BSc program change in July-August 2018 CANNOT request a BSc program change again at the end of the third semester (December 2018).

The year of admission is decided by the BSc Program Director, considering the student’s academic career. For BSc program changes towards the Bachelor of International Politics and Government (BIG), admission will be possible only in the first or second year of studies.
BSc Program changes towards the World Bachelor in Business is not possible in any way.

When changing from one Bachelor of Science program to another, the following applies:
  • exams taken for courses in the original degree program that have the same title, code and credit point values as those in the new degree program are considered to be equal (same exams in common);
  • exams are to be integrated if they are exams for courses belonging to the same subject group in both the original and new degree program. Courses may have significantly different course profiles but are worth the same credit point value, or the original program's courses may be worth less credit points than those of the new program. In this case, the exam mark is based on a weighted average of the marks obtained in both degree programs;
  • any exams included in the original degree program that are not included in the program structure of the new degree program are considered to be in excess. In this case, compulsory courses passed as part of the original degree program, not included in the study plan of the new degree program may be recognized as additional courses and also as elective courses upon approval from the Program Director of the new degree program.

In addition, students are considered to have attended the lectures for courses taken in the years before the change included in the program structure of the new degree program. Therefore, students can register for the exams for the courses included in the program structure of the new degree program in the years before the change, starting from the first available exam session.

Some of the English certifications already recognized with B2 exit level may be validated in the higher level C1 with a grade adaptation out of thirty. Students interested in such validation should contact the Language Center.


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9.5.2.
Numerical limits

In order to regulate changes from one degree program to another, for the 2018-2019 academic year applications will be accepted as follows:
  • First year: a maximum of 5 students per class group will be admitted;
  • Second and third year: applications will be accepted as long as the balance between entering and exiting students, added to those students who make up the class groups, is at most equal to:
    • 135 students for each class group for the BSc programs taught in Italian;
    • 115 students for each class group for the BSc programs taught in English.

If the number of applications is greater than the number of places, students will be selected according to a ranking list for each new Bachelor of Science program based on merit, which is determined by the weighted average of exam marks and credit points received compared with those to be received.

For BSc program changes made in the summer (July-August 2018) the ranking will be made upon considering the exams passed by the June exam period (23 June 2018).

For BSc program change of programs taught in the same language and sharing a common foundation made at the end of the third semester (December 2018) the ranking is made, as already applied, upon considering the exams passed by 30 November 2018.
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9.5.3.
Administrative procedures and deadlines

In order to submit an application to change Bachelor of Science program choice, students must be enrolled in their original Bachelor of Science program for the 2018-2019 academic year.

Students can submit an application to change the Bachelor of Science program choice through the procedure available in yoU@B by specifying the preference for a maximum of 2 programs (first and second choice), in the following periods:
  • 30 July - 24 August 2018 (i.e. at the end of the 1st, 2nd, 3rd year): for all BSc programs;
  • 3 – 20 December 2018 (i.e. at the end of the 3rd semester): between programs sharing a common foundation and with the same language of instruction.

The same deadline applies for cancelling or modifying any applications previously submitted.
Students will receive the results of the application via yoU@B, along with details on the class group assigned, within the following dates:
  • 4 September 2018, for applications submitted in July/August;
  • 16 January 2019, for applications submitted in December.

After the application outcome, students admitted to a year of the program other than the year requested who wish to withdraw from the change made have 5 days from the publication of the outcome to submit a written withdrawal to the Academic Affairs Division Desk.

Timelines for submitting applications
   

Destination

   

ITA - Common foundation
(CLEAM, CLEF)

ENG - Common foundation
(BIEM, BIEF)

ITA - out of common foundation
(CLEACC Ita, CLMG)

ENG - out of common foundation
(CLEACC Eng, BESS, BIG, BEMACS)

Origin

ITA - Common foundation
(CLEAM, CLEF)

At the end of  1st,2nd,3rd year + 3rd semester (**)

At the end of the 1st year (*)

At the end of the 1st, 2nd, 3rd year

At the end of the 1st year (*)

ENG - Common foundation
(BIEM, BIEF)

At the end of the 1st year (*)

at the end of 1st,2nd,3rd year + 3rd semester(**)

At the end of the 1st year (*)

At the end of the 1st, 2nd, 3rd year

ITA - Out of Common foundation
(CLEACC ita, CLMG)

At the end of the 1st, 2nd, 3rd year

At the end of the 1st year (*)

At the end of the 1st, 2nd, 3rd year

At the end of the 1st year (*)

ENG - Out of Common foundation
(CLEACC eng, BESS, BIG, BEMACS)

At the end of the 1st year (*)

At the end of the 1st, 2nd and 3rd year

At the end of the 1st year (*)

At the end of the 1st, 2nd, 3rd year


 
(*) As for exceptional cases, it is possible to allow the change of BSc programs taught in a different language also at the end of years following the first year, on the condition that the student has not yet earned more than 60 credit points (relating to compulsory and elective educational activities) of the program structure of the new BSc program.

(**) As part of the same academic year, only 1 change of program can be requested. Therefore, students who obtained the BSc Program in July-August 2018, CANNOT request a BSc Program change again at the end of the third semester (December 2018).


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9.6.
Transferring to another university

Bocconi students may transfer to another university by submitting an application to transfer form. The form is to be collected, filled out and submitted at the Academic Affairs Division Desk. Details must include the new university they intend to transfer to and the Program they wish to attend.

Students are advised to check the deadline for receiving transfer documents with the university they intend to transfer to, to make sure they have enough time to submit the application to complete the transfer procedure.

Students who present a transfer request during the 24 July - 28 September 2018 period do not have to enroll in the 2018-2019 academic year; students who present a transfer request after 1 October 2018 and no later than 31 December 2018(*) must enroll for the 2018-2019 academic year.

Enrolled students who have submitted a transfer application should contact the Fees, Funding and Housing Office for information regarding tuition and fees.

The transfer application form must be accompanied by:
  • duty stamp of 16.00 euros;
  • the unofficial academic transcript and Bocconi ID card (except for the student IDs which can be enabled for banking operations);
  • receipt for payment of fees for issuing the transfer document;
  • declaration from the Bocconi Library that the student does not have any overdue books;
  • authorization from the Fees, Funding and Housing Office.

Students who transferred to another University cannot come back to Bocconi University during the same academic year they applied for transfer, except for students who have not completed any administrative acts at the University of destination.

Students who intend to continue their studies at the Italian Military Academy and universities abroad must hand in a special application form available from the Academic Affairs Division Desk.

(*) Since 31 December 2018 is a holiday, the deadline is extended to the next working day (3 January 2019).
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9.7.
Temporary interruption

During the academic year, students who are carrying out military service or civil service duties, female students in the year of birth of each child and students who are forced to interrupt studies because of serious illness and certified prolonged medical conditions can apply to temporarily interrupt their studies in accordance with Italian DPCM 09/04/2001.
Temporary interruption of studies means that students will not be able to complete any administrative operations, participate in educational activities or make use of any university services. The years for which the student did not enroll do not count towards disqualification. For each year of temporary interruption students are required to pay a fixed sum set by the Fees, Funding and Housing Office.
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9.8.
Disqualification

After eight academic years after the end of the standard duration of the program, starting from the first initial enrollment in the university system, the student academic career is subject to a specific evaluation.

If positive, a new maximum deadline will be defined, usually corresponding to the standard duration of the program, for completing all the educational activities.

When calculating the maximum number of years the period in which there was a temporary interruption of studies in accordance with Italian DPCM 09/04/2001 (military service, civil service, year of childbirth, serious illness and certified prolonged medical conditions) is not included.

Students who have been disqualified from their Bachelor of Science programs can obtain certifications attesting to their university career and the number of credit points earned. If students should eventually resume their studies, the credit points previously earned will be evaluated to determine if they are still valid.

Disqualification does not apply to students who have passed all exams and are only missing the final degree exam.


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9.9.
Withdrawing from university studies

Students can withdraw from their studies at any time, ending their academic career at this University. Their intention to withdraw must be communicated in a written, clear and concise form.

The withdrawal form is to be collected, filled out and submitted to the Academic Affairs Division Desk.

Students enrolled in the first year of studies in 2018-2019 who wish to withdraw must follow the timeline below:
  • by 3 December 2018: they must go to the Admissions Office Desk (piazza Sraffa 13, which can be accessed through the One-Stop Service Center);
  • later than such date: they must go to the Academic Affairs Division Desk.

The application should include a declaration stating that there are no pending obligations with the Fees, Funding and Housing Office, the Bocconi Library, and other University Offices. A duty stamp of 16.00 euros must be attached to the application.

Students must pay tuition and fees up to the submission of the withdrawal form according to the payment deadlines defined by the Fees, Funding and Housing Office.

Students who submit the withdrawal form should contact the Fees, Funding and Housing Office in order to check any pending obligations with reference to any expired tuition and fees deadline.
Withdrawn students can obtain certifications regarding the previous academic career and credit points earned.
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