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GUIDES TO THE UNIVERSITY

2016-2017 A.Y.
Bachelor of Science Programs



9.
ADMINISTRATIVE RULES, PROCEDURES AND DEADLINES

 
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9.1.
Continuing studies

         
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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 2016 for students enrolled in the 2015-2016 academic year;
  • July 2017 for students enrolled in the 2016-2017 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 lessons and does not give them access to exams before the end of the lessons 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 lessons;
  • 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 enrolment certifications for the academic year in which they are enrolled.


There are no restrictions for enrolment 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

Enrolment must be carried out during the:

  • 25 July- 30 August 2016 for enrollment in the third year of studies and as repeating students ‘fuori corso’ 28 July - 30 August 2016 for enrollment in the first year repeating student ripetente and in the second year of studies.


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

The enrolment procedures are as follows:

  • select the "Enrolment in Academic Year" option;
  • enter the enrolment data requested.


After selecting "Enrolment 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).


Enrolment in the academic year via Punto Blu is completed once the first instalment of the University fees and tuition has been paid and recorded in the student's academic career. If the first instalment is not paid by 15 September 2016 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 2016, for whatever reason, can enroll during the 31 August - 31 December 2016(*) period, upon payment of a late-enrolment fee (for detailed information check the website at www.unibocconi.eu/fees.

After 31 December 2016 enrolment is only possible as repeating students, ("fuori corso or "fuori corso intermedio") and the payment of the penalty fees due made (for detailed information please check www.unibocconi.eu/fees), to the Academic Affairs Division Desk.

(*) Since 31 December 2016 is a holiday, the deadline is extended to the next working day (3 January 2017).

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9.1.3.
Choice of Major for students enrolled in the BIEF program

From 9 to 20 January 2017, 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 CLEACC second year students

When enrolling in the second year of studies (28 July- 30 August 2016) students must carry out the choice of two modules, one for the first semester and one for the second one, relating to the course Metodo, critica e ricerca nelle discipline artistiche [Method, critique and research in artistic disciplines] (see chapter 2).

From 9 to 20 January 2017 you can change, via yoU@B Student Diary>Punto Blu>Study Plan, the module previously chosen in the second semester 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


 

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9.2.1.
Changing first foreign language

First-year students who are not English native 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 English native 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 the enrolment by 30 September 2016.

First-year students who are English native speakers are invited to change their first language after the finalization of the enrolment via Punto Blu by 30 September 2016.

Any language changes can be made between 9 - 20 January 2017 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 (28 July 30 August 2016).

Students can change the 1st and/or 2nd language using Punto Blu that can be accessed by the yoU@B student Diary, in the period 28 July - 30 September 2016 and between 9 - 20 January 2017 except for BIG students who, after 30 September, have no longer the possibility to change the languages previously chosen.

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

   
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9.3.1.
Elective courses choice rules

When students enroll in the third year of their programs (25 July - 30 August 2016) they must choose their elective courses for both the first and second semesters, for inclusion in their study plan. 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.

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
3 elective courses

Electives must be chosen according to the following criteria:
  • at least 1 elective must be chosen from those taught in English, 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 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 electives;

Electives 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

  • 4 compulsory courses chosen from among those included in their major list, for students who have chosen Economics Major;
  • 4 major compulsory courses for students who have chosen Finance Major.


in addition

  • 2 electives;


Electives must be chosen following the criteria below:

  • they may be chosen from the remaining courses of the Major chosen (only for Economics Majors);
  • they can be selected from the courses included in the major not chosen except for the cod. 30284 Empirical methods for economics (Major in Economics) and cod 30285 Empirical methods for finance (Major in Finance);
  • they can be selected from 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 or
  • an elective course exclusively if it has been passed abroad as part of the Campus Abroad, Exchange and Free mover semester programs.

 

Before choosing elective courses students are advised to check the list of courses available, programs, lessons schedule, and the "incompatible" and "banned" courses (Italian version).

Students participating in international programs will be given the possibility of changing their study plan once they come back from the exchange (see 9.3.4 Change of study plan for students participating in international programs). However, upon enrolling in the academic year, students are advised to choose elective courses coherent with their interests, in case they have to sit for some exams at Bocconi.

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9.3.2.
Electives allocation snd 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 Metodo, critica e ricerca nelle discipline artistiche of the CLEACC second year program structure. The limit of 90 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;
  • student 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 2016 to 31 December 2016(*), can choose their first- and second-semester electives from the list of electives still available at the time of enrolment in the academic year.

(*) Since 31 December 2016 is a holiday, the deadline is extended to the next working day (3 January 2017).

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9.3.3.
Changing first and second semester elective courses with second semester elective courses

During the 9 - 20 January 2017 period students can change the first- and second-semester electives included in their study plan with other second-semester electives, as long as they refer to the current academic year via Punto Blu.

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

Bocconi students participating in International programs can modify their study plan when they come back (and in the periods scheduled for all students: 25 July to 30 August 2016 and from 9 to 20 January 2017) one extra time (see Electives allocation paragraph 9.3.2) through the Punto Blu, via the yoU@B Diary.
Once the recognition procedure has been completed and 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 it is possible to modify the study plan via the yoU@B Diary>Punto Blu tab. In addition to the study plan change for entering the courses taken abroad, the 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 average, only two additional exams may be considered (those for which students received the highest marks, if grades achieved are the same the ones with an 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 25 July 2016 - 20 January 2017.

Please notice 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 2016 for electives of the first semester, 21 January 2017 for second semester ones and it is depending on the places’ availability.

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.
Review of degree program choice

  
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9.5.1.
Rules

For Bachelor of Science programs which have a common foundation - CLEAM, CLES, CLEF, BIEM and BIEF - students may request to be assigned to a different program as long as it belongs to the same subject-area foundation as their original Bachelor of Science program. They may request this change during the third semester, in the second year of studies.

In order to submit an application to review the Bachelor of Science program choice, students must be enrolled in their original Bachelor of Science program for the 2016-2017 academic year.
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9.5.2.
Limits

In order to regulate the changes from one degree program to another, for the 2016-2017 academic year the Academic Council has set that 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 programs taught in Italian and 115 students for programs in English for each class group.

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.

The ranking is carried out by considering the first year study plan and exam passed by the month of November 2016.

Please note that in case students opt for the BIEM or BIEF program:

  • students must have one of the language prerequisites which are recognized as valid to be enrolled in 2015-2016 academic year in a Bachelor of Science program taught in English (Guide to the University 2015-2016 a.y., chapter 2.1.8.3 or 2.1.9.3).
  • some of the English certifications already recognized with B2 exit level could be validated in the higher level C1 with a grade adaptation out of thirty. Students interested in such validation must contact the Language Center.
  • Students who have a foreign language certification useful to enter the BIEM or BIEF program and who have submitted the application for the Exchange programs, must request the recognition of the certification to the Language Center by 4 February 2017.
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9.5.3.
Administrative procedures and deadlines

Students can submit an application to review the Bachelor of Science program choice (the application form must be collected, filled out and handed in at the Academic Affairs Division Desk) during the 1-21 December 2016 period by specifying the preference for a maximum of 2 programs (first and second choice). The same deadline applies for cancelling or modifying any applications previously submitted.

On 17 January 2017 via yoU@B student Diary, students receive the results of the Bachelor of Science program review; admitted students also receive the details on the class group assigned.

During the December 2016 and January-February 2017 period, students who applied to review their Bachelor of Science program choices must sit first- and second-semester exams of the first year of studies and first-semester exams of the second year of studies as required in the study plan, with course profiles and teachers of their original Bachelor of Science programs.

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9.6.
Changing Bachelor of Science Programs

          
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9.6.1.
Rules

Students cannot change their Bachelor of Science program in the first year of the program.
Changes of program:

     

  • are allowed only for Bachelor of Science programs which have not a common foundation at the end of the first, second and third year of studies;

     

  • between courses that have a common foundation, at the end of the second and third year of studies.

 


The year of admission to the new program is determined by the Program Director, who will take the student's academic curriculum into account. It is specified that, for the change for the Bachelor of Science in International Politics and Government, the admission will be possible at maximum in the first or second year of studies; for the 2016/2017 academic year change towards the Bachelor of Science in Economics, Management and Computer Science (BEMACS) cannot be possible


Bachelor of Science program changes towards the World Bachelor in Business program are not possible (in no way).

To request a change of program, students must have previously enrolled in the original program for the upcoming academic year (in the first year of the program as a repeating student ("ripetente") or in years following the first).

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 lessons 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.

 


Please note that, if students opt to pass to the BIEM, BIEF, BIG and CLEACC program:
 

  • students must have one of the language prerequisites which are recognized as valid to be enrolled in a Bachelor of Science program taught in English for 2016-2017 academic year (see chapter 2 Program structures).

     

  • some certifications of level B2 may be recognized at a C1 higher level with a grade adaptation out of thirty as a consequence of that. Students who are interested in such validation must contact the Language Center to check the procedures.
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9.6.2.
Limits

In order to regulate the changes from one degree program to another, for the 2016-2017 academic year the Faculty Council has set that 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 programs taught in Italian;
  • 115 students for each class group for the programs taught in English (except for BIG);
  • 67 students for Bachelor of  Science in International Politics and Government, if admitted in the second year and 90 students if admitted in the first year.


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. The ranking is carried out considering the exams passed by July 2016.

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9.6.3.
Administrative rules and deadline

Students can submit the application to change Bachelor of Science program (the application form must be collected, filled out and handed in at the Academic Affairs Division Desk) during the 28 July - 29 August 2016 period by specifying the preference for a maximum of two programs (first and second choice). The same deadline applies for cancelling or modifying any applications previously submitted.

In order to submit the application to change program students must be enrolled in their original Bachelor of Science program for the 2016-2017 academic year.

On 2 September 2016 via their yoU@B student diary, students will receive the results of the application for degree program change. If admitted, students will also receive the new degree program details and the class group assigned.

After the application outcome, students who wish to withdraw from the change made have 5 days from the publication of the outcome to submit the written withdrawal at the Academic Affairs Division Desk.

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9.7.
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 to 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 25 July - 30 September 2016 period do not have to enroll in the 2016-2017 academic year; students who present a transfer request after 30 September 2016 and no later than 31 December 2016(*) must enroll for the 2016-2017 academic year.

Enrolled students who have submitted a transfer application should contact the TCA (University Fees Office) for information regarding university fees and tuition.

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 card which can be enabled for banking operations);
  • receipt for payment of fees for the issue of the transfer document;
  • declaration from the Bocconi Library that the student does not have any overdue books;
  • authorization from ISU Bocconi;
  • authorization from the TCA (University Fees Office).


Students who transferred to another University cannot come back to Università Bocconi during the same academic year they applied for transferring, except for students who have not carried out any administrative act 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 2016 is a holiday, the deadline is extended to the next working day (3 January 2017).

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9.8.
Temporary interruption

Students who during the academic year 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 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 enrol do not count towards disqualification. For each year of temporary interruption students are required to pay a fixed sum set by the TCA (University Fees Office).

  

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9.9.
Disqualification

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

If positive it will be defined the new maximum deadline, 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 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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9.10.
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 2016-2017 who wish to withdraw must follow the timeline below:

  • by 1 December 2016: 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 ISU Bocconi (Student Assistance and Financial Aid), the Bocconi Library, and other University Offices. A marca da bollo worth of euro 16,00 must be attached to the application.

Students must pay university fees and tuition up to the submission of the withdrawal form according to the payment deadlines defined by TCA (University Fees Office).

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

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