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GUIDES TO THE UNIVERSITY

2019-2020 A.Y.
World Bachelor in Business



5.
EDUCATIONAL ACTIVITIES

 
5.1.
Teaching Periods

During the academic year, teaching for the World Bachelor in Business will be organized in 2 semesters.
For the 2019-2020 academic year, teaching will be held during the following periods:

  • Wednesday 28 August to Wednesday 4 September 2019: first day of activities, dedicated to "Welcome Week," the presentation of the program by the Dean of the Undergraduate School and by the Directors of the Bachelor of Science program.
     
  • 1st semester:
    • From Thursday 5 September 2019 to Friday 6 December 2019;
  • 2nd semester:
    • From Wednesday 5 February 2020 to Friday 8 May 2020.
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5.2.
Attendance

Class attendance at lectures is not compulsory however it is strongly recommended as it meets the proposed educational model designed to favor gradual learning, the active participation of students in class and the creation of a dialog between students and teachers.
For some courses, there may be different methods for attending students and non-attending students. In some cases, faculty members may adopt a procedure to record student attendance online (Attendance).

Regarding continuous innovations in the teaching methods adopted, using personal computers might be a condition essential to attending lectures of some courses, therefore each student should be equipped with a personal laptop. 

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5.3.
Class Groups

Class groups for each course are allocated before the start of lectures.
To facilitate educational activities planning (class group numbers and classroom capacity) students cannot change their assigned class group.

For some courses, WBB program students share teaching with other BSc program students, specifically for BIEM.

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5.4.
Course profiles

The general course profiles are published on the Bocconi website at www.unibocconi.eu/courses.
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5.5.
Class timetable

The class timetable has been planned so that educational activities are mainly concentrated in either the morning or the afternoon, in order to make it easier for students to dedicate the other part of the day to individual study.

The timetable slot 1-2:30 pm on Friday, in both the first semester and the second semester, is reserved for student group activities.The general class timetable and any changes are published on the yoU@B student Diary and on the University's website www.unibocconi.eu/classtimetable.

Students can view the personalized class timetable and the daily timetable from the student Diary once they are regularly enrolled in the current academic year.

 

 

 

 

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5.6.
Suspension of lectures

During the graduation days listed below, lectures for all courses and all programs are suspended as follows:
 

  • Friday 25 October 2019 and Saturday 26 October 2019;
  • Wednesday 15 April 2020, Thursday 16 April 2020 and Friday 2020.


During the partial exam periods listed below, lectures in all courses are suspended:

  • 1st semester: from Monday 21 October 2019 to Thursday 31 October 2019;
  • 2nd semester: from Monday 16 March 2020 to Tuesday 24 March 2020.


In addition, lectures are also suspended on the following days:

  • From Friday 1 November 2019 to Saturday 2 November 2019;
  • From Friday 10 April 2020 to Tuesday 14 April 2020;
  • Friday 1 May 2020.

 

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5.7.
Office hours

During office hours, students have the opportunity to consult with teachers. This gives students the chance to seek further explanations or clarifications of topics not fully understood during lectures.

The office hours timetable can be found on the website at http://www.unibocconi.eu/officehours or in the yoU@B student Diary.

If decided by the professor, the office hours may be carried out only upon reservation by the student: in this case the reservation can be made exclusively through the yoU@B student Diary.

At the professor’s discretion, students are invited to check in advance the office hours methods.
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5.8.
Teaching assistants

Faculty members may be assisted by teaching assistants, who provide assistance to faculty and students. This includes assisting students to understand the main topics of the course, case studies, projects and exercises and managing the online community.

Teaching assistants can also provide assistance in class during lectures including the use of software or discussion of cases.

For information about courses and teaching assistantship (teaching assistants), the following document can be consulted:
 

  • Teaching assistants list 2019-2020


Information regarding the 1st semester will be available by the end of September and information regarding courses offered in the 2nd semester will be available by the end of February.

 

 

 

 

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5.9.
Gathering the opinions of current and graduating students


For many years, Bocconi has used a detailed evaluation system designed to monitor the educational quality of each course which is based on the student's direct active input. This includes:

 

  • checks carried out through "class group representatives", appointed to represent the entire class group by liaising with the faculty, acting as their spokesperson with the task of presenting their observations and suggestions and outlining any difficulties that may arise during lectures. For evaluation purposes, the role of class representatives is to create an environment which favors more interaction between faculty and students. As a matter of fact, the Course Director is invited to periodically meet with these students, and at the end of the semester, discuss with them the general outcome of teaching. Also, upon his/her own initiative, the Program Director can meet class representatives in order to check their opinions on the methods of the different courses in which the educational path is structured. Further details on class representatives and student representatives can generally be found on the web site at http://www.unibocconi.eu/ in "Student Representation";
  • gathering opinions through questionnaires includes different surveys taking place in specific periods of the student’s academic career:

 

  1. Mid-semester evaluation of teaching (so called "mid-term evaluation") carried out voluntarily by students at the request of faculty members, to gather information on the teaching quality and course progress and shedding light on any problems in a timely fashion, allowing corrective action to be implemented before the end of the course;
  2. End-semester evaluation of teaching carried out close to the end of lectures; it involves all curricular courses and all students enrolled in them. Questionnaires are completed in electronic format through an online procedure (through tablet, PC or smartphone) that can be accessed first in the classroom, during the course to be evaluated, on a day communicated by the faculty member. After the in-class survey, the questionnaire can be accessed through a link in the yoU@B Diary (for a limited number of days that is communicated when the procedure is launched), but which can only be completed by non-attending students;
  3. Evaluation of year of study progression (teaching and exams) carried out at the end of each academic year to gather information on the students' global opinion of the activities carried out in the previous year, organizational aspects relating to them and exams, some elements involving the process of preparing for an exam and exam results as well as logistical aspects. In this occasion students must also express their ideas on some University services (e.g. Orientation, Admissions Office, One-Stop Service Center). This is done by completing an electronic questionnaire divided into several sections that is available for a specified period of time, through a link in the yoU@B Diary;
  4. Evaluation of the overall university experience questionnaire, systematically mainly involving  the students who are about to complete their studies and, through an invitation message sent via email, also all the students participating in the Program. It aims to gather information on students' global impressions regarding the quality and effectiveness of the program attended, their study experience and other support services (e.g. international mobility, Career Service, Fees Funding and Housing Office etc). This is also done by completing an electronic questionnaire divided into several sections that is available for a specified period of time, through a link in the yoU@B Diary

 

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