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 (international 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 and Free-Mover Semester Programs);
- Short programs (Campus Abroad and Free-Mover Summer Programs).
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MSc students can also take part in programs that are organized with international universities and business schools which lead to double degrees (Italian and foreign) or diplomas issued by members of the international network (Master CEMS-MIM).
All the international programs will be presented in detail during the International Week Preview and International Week.
The Università Bocconi "Exchange Program" (including the LLP/Erasmus Program) deals with student exchanges under bilateral agreements with 200 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 and social sciences with an emphasis on economics and law. In fact, Università Bocconi belongs to 2 of the most prestigious international networks: CEMS (The Global Alliance in Management Education) and PIM (Partnership in International Management). Last change 27/07/2011 16:56
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
Students can take the semester abroad during their third year. Therefore students regularly enrolled in their second year can apply. Students are allowed to enrol in a semester abroad at one of the partner universities only if they pass 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 Affair Division publications and on the website www.ir.unibocconi.eu/exchange.
Students can receive credit for a maximum of 5 courses.
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 www.ir.unibocconi.eu/exchange.
In the same section you can also check comments by students who have been aborad in the previous years and the list of automatically recognized courses.
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 only during the third year of their Bachelor Program as part of the Free-Mover Semester Program (fee-paying Visiting Students or Independent Students). Università Bocconi has identified a number of schools, mainly members of its international network, that are willing to accept such students. The list of universities abroad will be published on the webpage at www.ir.unibocconi.eu/. This is the only list considered valid for the recognition of exams taken in schools abroad as part of the Free-Mover Semester Program.
Any other applications for alternatives must be examined individually beforehand by the Markets and External Affairs Division. The application, accompanied by a motivational letter and information about the chosen university, must be submitted to the Markets and External Affairs Division Study Abroad before enrolling at the foreign university for a Free-Mover Semester Program.
Students who meet the academic and language requirements should contact their chosen institution and ask for details about the enrolment procedures.
Once students have been admitted by a school of the Free-Mover Semester network, they must contact the Markets and External Affairs Division Study Abroad and request the authorization to carry out the period abroad as a free-mover program student.
Students are responsible for travel, board and lodging expenses for the period abroad, as well as fees and tuition for both Bocconi and the institution abroad. Students are advised to take out health insurance for the entire period of study abroad.
Students can receive credit for a maximum of 5 courses.
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NB: Students are reminded that, in any case, receiving credit for exams taken abroad in the Free-Mover Semester is incompatible with the Exchange Program.
For detailed information on the Free-Mover Semester Program (requirements, list of foreign universities etc) visit the website http://www.ir.unibocconi.eu/.
In the same section you can also check comments by students who have been aborad in the past and the list of previously recognized courses.
The short programs offered by Università Bocconi give students the opportunity to spend a brief period of time abroad, generally during summer, combining educational activities with the exploration of different cultural, social and economic environments.Last change 31/03/2011 18:00
Campus Abroad Programs - generally held during the period in which lessons are suspended - are organized by Università Bocconi in collaboration with foreign partner schools and last about 1 month. 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).Last change 27/07/2011 17:00
The program includes a summer session and a winter one. For detailed information on students who can be eligible to apply to the two editions see www.ir.unibocconi.eu/campusabroad.
Students are admitted to the program after a selection based on merit requirements and language skills.
The exam is fully a Bocconi exam, follows all the univerisity rules and regualtion relating to the program structure and no "recognition procedure" is required. To have exams and program credit points registered in the academic career, students must pass the final exam and participate in both lessons and related activities.
Students are reminded that their participation in all 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 www.ir.unibocconi.eu/campusabroad.
Free-Mover Summer Program
Università Bocconi has selected a number of partner schools from its international network which offer interesting and educationally valid Summer Programs. Last change 27/07/2011 17:03
They last between 3 and 5 weeks during the summer months and allow students to take curricular courses in various areas for which they can receive credit. The list of universities abroad will be published on the website and this is the only list considered valid for the recognition of courses offered in the Summer Program through institutions abroad. Students can submit applications for other alternatives that must be examined individually in advance by the Markets and External Affairs Division Study Abroad, before applying to the program.
Eligibility and requirements
The program is offered to students from all Bachelor Programs, who fulfil the requirements, in the summer of their second year (N.B. participation in a summer program in the summer of their first year or before cannot be recognized).
The Markets and External Affairs Division provides informational guidance, making available the websites of the various programs and any brochures of partner institutions. Students after having checked to meet the academic and language requirements needed, are required to contact their chosen institution to obtain course profiles and details of the enrolment procedures. Students are responsible for travel, board and lodging expenses during their experience abroad as well as the fees and tuition of the partner university.
Students are also encouraged to ensure that they have health insurance coverage for the period abroad. Once students have been accepted to the Free-Mover Summer Program by the institution they have chosen, they must go to the Markets and External Affairs Division Study Abroad and request the authorization to carry out the period as a Free-Mover summer program students.
The Free-Mover Summer Program allows students to receive credit for a maximum of one exam corresponding to a Bocconi course. The credit approval procedure is explained in "Credit for exams passed at universities abroad".
For detailed information on the Free Mover Summer Program and for updated information on eligible students, application procedures, list of universities, exam recognition, program compatibility etc check the website http://www.ir.unibocconi.eu/.
Scholarships for international programs
Students taking part in international programs can apply for scholarships from ISU Bocconi (Student Assistance and Financial Aid) and the TCA - University Fees Office (for information about scholarships and application forms, see ISU website in the download area).Last change 31/03/2011 18:00
Students chosen for the Exchange Program for one semester of study at a European institution which has signed a bilateral LLP-Erasmus agreement will receive an LLP-Erasmus scholarship from the European Union.