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GUIDES TO THE UNIVERSITY

2020-2021 A.Y.
Integrated Master of Arts in Giurisprudenza (5-y; Law)



4.
EXAMS

Assessment methods such as exams and tests are designed to assess the students' required level of preparation in order to be awarded the credit points for the various educational activities. Assessment items are marked out of thirty (for exams) or given a pass/fail grade and are always individual.
Assessment methods must guarantee authenticity of the student's output and third party check.

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4.1.
Exam program

Exams, like lectures, are based on the topics described in the course program, available in 2 versions: the course profile and the course syllabus.

The course profile includes the main topics dealt with in the courses and is divided into the following sections: Course Mission and Course Content Summary, Intended Learning Outcomes, Teaching Methods, Assessment Methods, Teaching Materials and where applicable, prerequisites. Students can access the course profiles on the Bocconi website at www.unibocconi.eu/courses. To help students choose elective courses on the basis of the course contents, the course profiles are published on the site well before the start of lectures. Substantial variations to the course profiles are not expected during the year, except for some changes to the textbooks that may be made as a consequence of new publications or updated material that were not available when the profile was finalized.
 

The purpose of the course syllabus together with the information published online is to explain in more detail the topics covered. For every learning session of the course, if possible the reference materials necessary for an in-depth appreciation and consolidation of the concepts dealt with or referred to in lessons and assessment methods are specified and teaching assistants are available (see "Teaching assistants"). 
The course syllabus is prepared by the Course Director in conjunction with the views of the Program Director. The syllabus is generally distributed during lectures and is generally available online (BBoard, in the course profile, in the yoU@B student Diary).

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4.2.
Assessment methods

The assessment methods are indicated in a summarized form in the course profiles and are explained further in the course syllabus (in the Assessment Methods section). They are also explained by the faculty during lectures and generally available online.
The assessment methods may be different for attending and non-attending students. Furthermore, some exams can only be taken by attending students.
Students are considered "attending" if they meet the course attendance requirements established by the faculty member.

The assessment of knowledge involves evaluation during the course (possible only for the attending students) or only a final evaluation (possible for non-attending students and also open to attending students).

In general terms, the in-progress evaluation provides for more evaluation moments and possibly more methods, such as (depending on teaching and according to the proportions specified in the course profile) partial written exams, oral exams, evaluation of the student's active participation in class and individual and / or group assignments given by the faculty during lecture weeks (assignments that can only provide written output or even an oral presentation).
The final assessment, however, provides for only one evaluation time in written and / or oral form.


For courses with multi-class groups in the same  program, the exams are organized in the same way.

It is important to always check how exam marks are registered  either with the faculty member or with the secretary's office of the Department  (whether or not it is necessary to register for other exams to complete the requirement, etc.) and to check the expiration date of the mark of those written exams that are followed by an oral exam.

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4.3.
Past exam papers

The Course Director will decide on the availability of past exam papers, together with the correct answers. If a Course Director decides to distribute past exam papers it may be done through the following channels:

 

  • the Bboard platform;
  • the Teaching box, in the yoU@B student Diary;
  • his/her own Personal Page.

 

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4.4.
Period of general/partial exams and timetable

  

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4.4.1.
General and partial exams

The exam timetable is scheduled in periods that do not coincide with the lectures. Each exam period consists of one or more sessions. The exam timetable allocates 4 exam sessions; 2 of them are scheduled after the teaching semester, the third and fourth sessions are considered as supplementary exam sessions. For foreign language courses and Computer Science/Computer Skills 5 exam sessions are scheduled.

Lectures are suspended at mid-semester in both the first and second semester for 1st partial exams. 2nd partial exams are held at the end of the semester. Partial exam dates may or may not coincide with those fixed for general exams.

Students can generally take exams in all sessions as long as they meet the attendance requirements (semester course lectures in the study plan must be finished). For some types of exams and for some courses, there can be some exam access limitations.

The exam periods and exam sessions (reference period: October 2020 - September 2021) are scheduled as follows.

 

 Period

 1st semester Courses 

 2nd Semester Courses

From

To

   

Period I
19/10/20


24/10/20


1st  Partial exams

 

Period II

09/12/20(*)



22/12/20(*)



2nd Partial exams


1 session

 

07/01/21

19/01/21

 

20/01/21 (**)

03/02/21 (**)

2nd Partial exams
1 session

1 session 2019-2020 academic year

Period III

15/03/21



27/03/21


 
1 session



1st  Partial exams

Period IV

19/05/21



12/06/21


 


2nd Partial exams
1 session


14/06/21 (***)


10/07/21 (***)

 

2nd Partial exams
1 session

Period V

26/08/21



07/09/21

 

1 session



1 session

(*) In the period 09-22 December 2020 an exam session open to all enrolled students is scheduled for 1/2 compulsory courses per CLMG year of studies. This replaces the January - first period - 2021 exam session which, as a consequence, will not be scheduled.

(**) For the compulsory courses and, compulsory courses chosen by the students, the second partial exam, if written, is generally scheduled in both sessions of the exam periods scheduled at the end of the teaching period.
As a consequence, for the course typologies above, a second partial exam is scheduled:

  • with reference to the first semester, in the period 20 January to 3 February 2021 as an alternative to the one scheduled in the period 7 to 19 January 2021;
  • with reference to the second semester, a second partial exam is scheduled in the period 14 June to 10 July 2021 as an alternative to the one scheduled in the period 19 May to 12 June 2021.

 

There are rules and limitations to access the exams. For all details check paragraph 4.5 Exam registration procedure.

 

Notes

  • "session" refers to both the exams of the current academic year and the previous years;
  • the fourth exam session for 2nd semester courses will be held in January - second period - 2022;
  • exam sessions for the foreign language courses are scheduled for: October 2020; January - second period, June, July, August/September 2021;
  • exam sessions for the Computer Skills for Law courses are scheduled for: October 2020; January - first period, January - second period, June and August/September 2021;
  • if students choose a course relating to the Master of Science programs as an elective course, they must follow the exam calendar of such Study Program.
  • A reserved exam session has been scheduled in December (9-22 December 2020), for 1st semester courses, open only to students who:
    1. are participating in: Exchange, Themis and Free Mover programs abroad in the 2nd semester 2020/2021 academic year;
    2. are Incoming 1st semester (Exchange, Themis and single courses for visiting students);
    3. are participating in curricular internships (including additional internships) abroad or in Italy in January/February 2021 period;
    4. are participating in the Moot Program (as participants or as a coach). 

 

Please note the following for the reserved exam session:

• only those students whose teaching activities described in points 1, 3 and 4 can start before the end of the January - second exam period (3 February 2021) are admitted to participate in this session;
• students CANNOT sit exams for previous year's courses which have not been passed.

Due to the fact that second semester incoming students are supposed to sit all the exams by 31 May 2021, the Period IV exam session (19/05/2021-12/06/2021) is before that date. Should that not be possible, a reserved session for incoming students will be scheduled by 31 May 2021.

There is NO overlapping between compulsory course exam sessions of the same year and same degree program; therefore no two exams on the same day are usually scheduled except for December, January - second period - (20 January to 3 February 2021), March and August/September exam periods as the available exam days are limited. This overlapping rule refers only to compulsory courses of the year in which the student is enrolled and does not refer to previous years' exams which have not been passed yet.
 

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4.4.2.
Exam timetable

The exam timetable for the October 2019 - September 2020 period is published by mid-September on the University website at http://www.unibocconi.eu/exams.

The timetable of an exam session may be changed during the year (only to a later date or time). In that case, students do not need to re-register for the exam since their registration is automatically transferred to the new timetable.
Exam dates are updated daily on the website.
In addition, any changes to the exam timetable can be viewed on the yoU@B student Diary.
Please note that exam start times and the length of the exam (when available) should be considered purely indicative. Exam start and end times may vary depending on the type of exam (online, paper, etc.), the presence of more than one group, possible postponements, etc. Students should therefore follow the instructions related to the day, time and classroom that are usually communicated on the afternoon of the business day before the date of the exam in yoU@B>Exams – Breakdown of the students in the classroom.
The different types of exams published on the website are identified in the exam timetable by the following letters:

  • PI Partial exam
  • S Written exam
  • O Oral exam
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4.4.3.
Classroom and student allocation

Students can check the day, time and classroom assigned for their exam via the yoU@B student Diary generally in the afternoon of the working day prior to the exam date.
The assigned time may differ from the exam start time published on the Exam Timetable due to organizational needs or exam groups.

If the exam is held in more than one classroom and in more than 1 timetable slot, students are allocated following criteria set by the Department the course refers to and informed via the yoU@B diary through an appropriate message. Students must follow the instructions relating to the day, room and time included in the message.

The list of classrooms assigned for exams is also published on the Bocconi website (following the same timelines explained above) at www.unibocconi.eu/classrooms.

It is also posted daily on the ground floor of the University building in piazza Sraffa 13 (Velodromo Building), on the monitors.

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4.5.
Exam and partial exam registration procedure

Registration for exams (written, oral, partial, seminars) is compulsory and it must be carried out through the menu 'Exam dates' up to the fourth last working day before the exam itself.

The following days and periods are classified as non-working days and therefore are not included:

  • Saturdays and Sundays;
  • Holidays and periods when the University is closed, as indicated below:
    • for 2020: 7, 8 and 25 December;
    • for 2020: (up to the September exam period): 1 and 6 January, 5 April and 2 June.


To register for exams and partial exams students must not be suspended (e.g. due to unrecorded payment of tution and fees and penalty fees, disciplinary action, not regular situations checked by one of the University Services, etc.).

Students must select the Exam dates>Registration Exam Sessions function, where they can find a list of courses not yet been passed included in the study plan and the exam sessions. Via the Exam dates menu item, students can complete exam registration for each code and assessment method, for only one of the two exam session following the displaying date.


By clicking on the appropriate icon beside an exam session, students can carry out the following operations:

  • Register for an exam
  • Cancel an exam registration


The registration/cancellation operation is carried out only if confirmation prompt asked for by the system is given. If confirmation is not given, registration/cancellation for the specific activity will NOT take place.

Operations carried out for all active exams can be displayed and printed in the Exams dates procedure. This can be done using the function "Exam dates>Registration Exam Sessions" by clicking on the appropriate icon beside the selected session; students are suggested to check if the registration/cancellation operation has been correctely carried out upon accessing the 'Exams' widget which includes the list of exam registrations carried out by the student.

If the system does not allow you to register for an exam or cancel an exam registration, it may be as a result of one of the following:

  • the registration deadline has expired;
  • the course is not included in the study plan;
  • the exam has already been passed;
  • the student is suspended for non-payment of university fees and tuition;
  • the student does not have the right to sit the exam because the exam is scheduled before lectures finish (end of semester); this does not apply to partial exams.

With reference to the second partial exam scheduled in the second exam session of the exam periods at the end of the teaching semesters for some course typologies, the system may not allow you to register for or cancel from an exam if:

  • the student is already registered for the 2nd partial exam in the first exam session;
  • the student is already registered for the general exam in the first exam session (written or oral).

When the registration to the session has closed, the above criteria will be checked again. If the criteria has not been met the student cannot sit the exam. Students who are suspended after registering for one or more exams and/or partial exams, they are sent a message on their yoU@B student Diary informing them that they cannot sit the exam. Students who clear their position before registration closes have the right to sit the exam. Once students clear their position they will receive a message via the above channels.


For further detailed information on rules for exam registration, please check paragraph 4.5.1 Notes for Exams Registration: Regulations and Requirements.

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4.5.1.
Notes for the exams registration: regulations and requirements

In addition to the rules mentioned in paragraph 4.5 Exam and partial exam registration procedure, some important information regarding exam registration is available below:
 

  1. Both a written exam and a partial exam or both an oral exam and a partial exam in the same day.
    If the exam calendar includes both a written exam and a partial exam or both an oral exam and a partial one on the same day students cannot register for both types of exams at the same time. Therefore students must choose which of the 2 types of exam they want to register for (written or partial exam; oral or partial exam).
  2. Both a date for the written exam and a date for the oral exam in the exam timetable.
    If the exam timetable shows both a date for the written exam and a date for the oral exam, students must register for both (even if they are on the same day). If students do not register for both, they cannot sit the exam. Foreign languages exams are exempt from this rule, see the paragraph Foreign Languages.
  3. Registration in groups
    In some cases when registering for an exam students will be asked to make a specific choice from among a group of alternatives ("registration in groups"), for example "attending students". After selecting the type and date of the exam for which they want to register/cancel, a window will automatically appear giving students the possibility of selecting the group they want to register for.
  4. Partial exams
    If the exam consists of different partial exams, students must pass all of them in order to pass the exam. If students do not sit for one of the partial exams they must take the general exam. For further detailed information on exam assessment methods for each individual course, please check the course profiles published on the website at www.unibocconi.eu/courses.
  5. Rules for sitting/registering for the second partial exams
    With reference to the second partial exam scheduled in both exam sessions of exam periods at the end of the teaching semesters, there are the following rules and exam access limitations:
    • students can sit for the 2nd partial exam only once: students registered for the 2nd partial exam in the first exam session after the teaching period will not be allowed to register for the 2nd partial exam in the second exam session after the teaching period;
    • students registered for the general exam in the first exam session after the teaching period will not be allowed to register for the 2nd partial exam in the second exam session after the teaching period.

 

Checks for accessing the 2nd partial exam in the second exam session after the teaching period will be made on the basis of the exam registration, independently from the student’s attendance at the exam.

For further detailed information on exam periods and the course typologies involved, please check paragraph 4.4.1 General and Partial Exams.

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4.6.
Examining Boards

Examining boards are appointed by the Rector or one of his/her delegates. They consist of at least 2 members, including a President, and are presided over by the Course Director. When necessary, exam commissions may be divided into sub-examining boards.

On the basis of a Proposal by the Head of the Department of reference of the subject, examining Board members can be:

  • All members who have teaching commitments for the course in the academic year, excluding the Visiting Professors short-term and those only engaged in guest speaking or seminars;
  • Teaching Assistants (with a Graduate degree) assigned to the course;
  • All those who were part of the Examining Board of the previous years even if they do not teach in the current year;
  • Other Bocconi teaching staff (tenured staff and not tenured) who are experts in the subject
  • The Head of the Department of reference of the course.


Students will generally sit exams with the faculty member(s) of their assigned class group if they take the exam in the first exam period after the end of the course. In subsequent exam sessions, exams may also be organized for various class groups, in which case, students sit exams with a faculty member or faculty members of one of the class groups, or with an expert in the subject. The class groups may not be the same that were assigned to the students.

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4.7.
Exam procedure

     
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4.7.1.
Procedure

ONLY students who have duly registered for exams can sit for them.

Students must come to exams equipped with their personalized Bocconi ID card and/or valid form of ID.


For written exams, students certify their attendance by signing the exam paper (this is not an acceptance of the grade). Students must write only with indelible ink pen in blue or black color for written exams.
For oral exams, attendance is usually certified by the faculty member using the related online procedure.

During exams students may withdraw, in which case their papers are not considered valid and the exam result is not registered.

For written exams students are deemed to have withdrawn if they hand in their exam papers with "withdrawn" written on them. As a general rule, in case of written exams, students who withdraw must stay in the room until the end of the exam: for oral exams, students may only withdraw before the teacher declares the mark. Withdrawing from an exam is equivalent to not taking the exam.
Handing in written exam papers (whether they are partial or general exams) specifically means accepting the mark the teacher gives the paper, no matter what it is.

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4.7.2.
Exam conduct

Exams are official assessments which must be taken in full compliance with the rules.


During an examination students may not:

  • offer or receive any assistance from students or any other party, nor can they use notes unless authorized by the teacher;
  • attempt to obtain confidential information about the specific questions of the exam;
  • assume the identity of another nor allow others to assume their identity during an exam; nor can students present as their own a piece of work which has been copied, entirely or partially;
  • keep mobile devices on their desks (e.g. mobile phones, MP3 players, smartwatches, etc.).

Violation of the above rules or the instructions given by the faculty member during exams, is cause for cancellation of the exam, and the start of disciplinary procedures.

The disciplinary sanctions applied at this University include:

  • official warning;
  • temporary ban from one or more courses;
  • exclusion from one or more exams for one or more periods;
  • temporary suspension from the University and loss of exam periods (not more than three years).

 

All disciplinary sanctions are registered in the student's academic career, written in the transfer form, and in all university documents used in determining the student's graduation grade. 

A disciplinary sanction more serious than a warning precludes any student benefits (scholarships, housing, etc.). 

These rules do not substitute the university in the monitoring of the exams. The university will maintain strict exam procedures. The university moreover will do its best to ensure that the exams are taken in adequate rooms, with enough space and silence to allow students to concentrate. Faculty members are required to set clear questions allowing students to show their ability and degree of understanding of the subject area.

Finally, students are strongly recommended to carefully read the content of the Honor Code where they can find a description of the unfair behaviours and the relating sanctions.

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4.8.
Marks

A mark of between 0 and 17 out of thirty is considered unsatisfactory.
A mark of between 18 and 30 out of thirty is considered satisfactory.
Examining boards may award "lode" (cum laude) to students who obtain thirty out of thirty (30/30).
Exams that are awarded a satisfactory mark are considered to have been passed and cannot be retaken (whether they are partial exams or general exams).
Exams that are awarded an unsatisfactory mark are considered to have been failed and must therefore be taken again.

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4.9.
Publication of exam results

The results of written exams (partial, in itinere or general exams), managed by the Secretary's Office of the Department responsible for the courses, are generally published on the yoU@B student Diary > Exams Results. Marks are communicated in yoU@B for informational purposes only.

Only in the case of general exams, once the result of an exam has been registered, students are advised to check that it has been correctly recorded in their academic career by using the Career>Study plan menu at Punto Blu via the yoU@B Diary.

In compliance with the Honor Code, the Bocconi teaching staff are committed to carrying out the assessment fairly and to be available to analyze the quality of the exam taken with the student. In this context, a date dedicated to reviewing the exam paper must be scheduled for written exams.

During the exam paper review, there is no negotiation between the teacher and the student regarding the awarded grade; at this stage, the student is required to maintain an attitude oriented to understanding any mistakes made, to take the opportunity to learn from direct confrontation with the faculty member.

Students are not allowed to delegate third parties to view their exams papers.

 

 

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4.10.
Recording, registering and certifying

The final results of exams are recorded with a mark out of thirty and are registered in the student's academic career by the Study Planning Office.


The exams for courses subdivided in modules are considered passed, and may be recorded in the academic career and certified, only after passing both exams of which the course is made up. The final grade is obtained by the grade point average (compared to the credits of each module) of the two marks achieved.

The offices of reference periodically check the grades recorded in all students’academic career.

Each student's "Official academic transcript" contains all the exams included in the study plan, together with the date when the exam was passed, the marks, the credit points awarded and subject groups for the exams that have been recorded.

The unofficial academic transcript contains all the exams, including those that have been passed, i.e. the exams for which students have been awarded a sufficient mark. The positive partial mark achieved in the exams of each module (if included in the program structure) can be viewed. This document (NOT valid as certification) is valid only within the University (e.g. ISU Scholarship ranking, exchanges, etc.).

Only passed exams are certified.

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4.11.
Credit for foreign language certifications

For the first and second foreign language courses, a list of international language certifications (the mark will be converted into a mark out of thirty) are recognized as an alternative to Bocconi exams.
For more detailed information see "Method of assessing foreign language knowledge".

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4.12.
How to calculate the Grade Point Average (GPA)

The Grade Point Average (GPA) is calculated by the mathematical average weighted on the credit point values of all courses with marks expressed out of thirty recorded in the student's academic career.

Activities in which only credits are awarded (e.g. internships, seminars, etc.) are not included in the calculation of the GPA.

A mark of 30 "cum laude" is awarded the value 31.


A maximum of 2 additional exams can be included in the calculation of the GPA. If a student has passed more than 2 additional exams, the 2 best results are considered (if grades are the same, the course worth the higher number of credit points is considered).


Exams ratified for students transferring from other Italian universities are assigned the mark awarded by the university where the exam was originally taken.
 

Exams ratified for students transferring from universities abroad are assigned the mark awarded by the university where the exam was originally taken. If the original marks are expressed in different numerical scales or in letters, they are converted to marks out of thirty on the basis of the specific conversion table.


Exams taken at other universities that have an agreement with Bocconi University are assigned the mark awarded by the university where the exam was originally taken. If the original marks are expressed in different numerical scales or in letters, they are converted to marks out of thirty on the basis of the specific conversion table.

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4.13.
Exam sequence and progress requirements

In order to guarantee that students acquire advanced knowledge, it is essential that they have a solid preparation. Prerequisites are therefore required for some courses. Exam sequence indicates the sequence that must be followed in preparing exams and requires students to pass some exams before sitting for others.

Students can sit for prerequisite exams in the same period of exams. Checks will be carried out at the end of every exam period to ensure that the regulations have been adhered to. Any exams taken in breach of the sequence will be annulled.

The tables of prerequisites referring to the different initial enrollment years are presented below. 

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4.13.1.
Students initially enrolled starting from the 2016-2017 to 2019-2020 academic year

   

 

Courses

Program year

CP

 

 Courses                                 

 Program year

CP

Istituzioni di diritto privato
[Principles of private law]

1

10

Prereq.

of

Diritto processuale civile  modulo 1 
[Civil procedure Law Module 1]

3

 

8

Diritto commerciale
[Company and business law]

2

10

Diritto del lavoro
modulo 1 [Labour law Module 1]

3


6

Diritto civile modulo 1[Civil law Module 1]

4

8

Diritto costituzionale italiano ed europeo [Italian and European constitutional law]

1

10

Prereq.

of

Diritto amministrativo
 modulo 1 [Administrative law Module 1]

4

10

Diritto costituzionale c.p [Advanced Constitutional law]

4

8

Filosofia del diritto [Philosophy of law]

1

9

Prereq.

of

Teoria dell'argomentazione e analisi economica del diritto
[Legal Argumentation and economic analysis of law]

2

8

Diritto processuale civile modulo 1
[Civil procedur Law - Module 1]

3

8

Prereq.

of

Diritto processuale civile - modulo 2 [Civil procedure Law Module 2]

3

6

Diritto commerciale
[Company and business law]

2

10

Prereq.

of

Diritto commerciale c.p. [Advanced company and business law]

4

6

Diritto del lavoro
 modulo 1[Labour law Module 1]

3

6

Prereq.

of

Diritto del lavoro - modulo 2 
[Labour law - Module 2]

4

6

Diritto processuale penale  modulo 1 [Criminal procedure - Module 1]

3

8

Prereq.

of

Diritto processuale penale - modulo 2 [Criminal procedure - Module 2]

4

6

Diritto civile
modulo 1 [Civil law - Module 1]

4

8

Prereq.

of

Diritto civile  modulo 2
[Civil law-Module 2]

5

8

In addition, for the first foreign language the first-year exam is a prerequisite of the second-year exam.

It should also be noted that the complete ECDL certification is the prerequisite of the exam Informatica per Giurisprudenza [Computer Skills for Legal Studies], positioned in the first semester of the second year (see "Computer Skills").

For those courses that do not have any prerequisites, students are advised to follow the sequence of the teaching activities for the exams (first or second semester, years of studies of the courses).

Furthermore, in order to continue studies in the second year, students need to have earned a minimum of 24 credits in the first year of studies by the July exam period (see "Administrative procedures, regulations and deadlines").

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4.13.2.
Students initially enrolled starting from the 2020-2021 a.y.

Courses

Program year

CP

 

Courses

Program year

CP

Istituzioni di
diritto privato – mod. 2
[Principles of private law - mod. 2]


Prereq. of

Diritto processuale civile - modulo 1
[Civil procedure Law - Module 1]


Diritto commerciale
[Company and business law]

Diritto del lavoro
[Labour law]

Diritto civile
[Civil law]

3

 

2


3


4

8
 


10


6


8

Istituzioni di
diritto privato – mod. 1
[Principles of private law - mod. 1] 

1

8


Prereq. of

Istituzioni di
diritto privato – mod. 2
[Principles of private law - Module 2]

1

6

Diritto romano – mod. 1(Istituzioni di diritto romano)
[Roman Law - mod. 1 (Principles of Roman Law)]

1

8


Prereq. of

Diritto romano – mod. 2
[Roman foundations of European law]

2

6

Diritto costituzionale italiano ed europeo
[Italian and European constitutional law]  

10 


Prereq. of

Diritto amministrativo
 [Administrative law]
Diritto costituzionale c.p.
[Advanced Constitutional law]

4

4
 

10

8
 

Filosofia del diritto
[Philosophy of law]  


Prereq. of

Legal argumentation and economic analysis of law 

2

Diritto commerciale
[Company and business law]  

10


Prereq. of

Diritto commerciale c.p.
[Advanced company and business law]

6

Diritto processuale civile modulo 1
[Civil procedur Law - Module 1]

3

8


Prereq. of

Diritto processuale civile-modulo 2
[Civil procedure Law  - Module 2]

3

6

Diritto del lavoro
[Labour law]  


Prereq. of

Diritto del lavoro c.p.
[Advanced Labour law]

Diritto processuale penale
 [Criminal procedure]

3

8


Prereq. of

Diritto processuale penale c.p.
 [Advanced Criminal procedure]

4

6

Diritto civile
[Civil law]

4

8


Prereq. of

Diritto civile c.p.
 [Advanced Civil Law]

5

8

In addition, for the first foreign language the first-year exam is a prerequisite of the second-year exam.

It should also be noted that the complete ECDL certification is the prerequisite of the exam Informatica per Giurisprudenza [Computer Skills for Legal Studies], positioned in the first semester of the second year (see "Computer Skills").

For those courses that do not have any prerequisites, students are advised to follow the sequence of the teaching activities for the exams (first or second semester, years of studies of the courses).

Furthermore, in order to continue studies in the second year, students need to have earned a minimum of 24 credits in the first year of studies by the July exam period (see "Administrative procedures, regulations and deadlines").

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4.14.
Credit for Exams Passed at Universities Abroad

Students enrolled in the Integrated Master of Arts in Law program may obtain credit (marks and credit points) for exams passed abroad as part of the Exchange, Themis, Double Degree Law, Free-Mover Semester, Free-Mover Summer programs.

Please note:

  • with reference to activities abroad, students can receive credit for a maximum of 5 exams for  the Exchange Program, Themis and   Free-Mover Semester Programs and no more than 1 exam as Free Mover Summer program;
  • students must convert a minimum of 1 exam in order for the international mobility experience to be recognized in the student’s academic career;
  • students cannot sit for ‘in proctoring’ exams at Bocconi relating to courses attended abroad
  • the following exams, if taken abroad, cannot be recognized:
    • banned courses;
    • exams for computer skills;
    • foreign language exams* taken as part of the Free Mover Summer experience
    • compulsory courses specific to other programs;
    • exams passed with a grade that is not included in the scale on the conversion table used by the foreign university. In the case of Pass/Fail grades, when the grade is Pass, it may be converted into the minimum grade on the Bocconi scale.

Courses which cannot be recognized if taken abroad (available soon)

*Please note: Starting in the 2019-2020 academic year, foreign language exams take abroad as part of the Exchange Program, Free Mover Semester, Themis and Double Degree Law can also be converted. Regarding the Exchange Program, Free Mover Semester and Themis: credits for language exams are part of the maximum limit of 5 courses that can be recognized. It should be noted that with approval of recognition, the minimum exit level required by the student’s program structure will be automatically assigned.

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4.14.1.
Exam recognition procedures as part of the Exchange Programs,Themis and Free-Mover semester programs

Credit recognition for exams taken as part of the Exchange,Themis and  Free-Mover Semester is not usually automatic and depends on the following credit approval procedure.
After being selected (Exchange and Themis program) or authorized by the Study Abroad Office (Free Mover Semester) before departure, and after assessing the offer of the host university, students must check or request credit authorization from Bocconi faculty in advance for the courses they will attend abroad.

The courses can be:

  • with Bocconi correspondence, if the course taken abroad has a corresponding Bocconi course;
  • without Bocconi correspondence, if the course taken abroad does not have a corresponding Bocconi course.
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Advance authorization, together with the foreign course profile, must be sent:

  • to the Course Director of the corresponding Bocconi course
  • If the foreign course does not correspond to the Bocconi courses on offer, the authorization request must be sent to the Program Director or his/her delegate.


The advance authorization request must be sent through the appropriate procedure available on the yoU@B Diary ‘Recognition' section.

Two or more exams can be merged to cover one Bocconi exam upon approval of the Course Director or the Program Director. One foreign exam cannot be used to cover two or more Bocconi exams.

The request of conversion of a foreign course with a Bocconi course (with or without Bocconi correspondence) DOES NOT allow any request of study plan change/structure. Such requests must be carried out in accordance with the rules and timelines published on the Guide to the University chapter 6 Administrative procedures, regulations and deadlines with details at paragraph 6.4.1 Major Choice for students enrolled in a major.


At the end of the mobility period, the University abroad issues certifications of the exams taken. On the basis of these certifications and upon request of the student, the Study Abroad office carries out the appropriate checks to prepare the grade recording of exams taken abroad that students wish to have recognized.


For more details, see the website www.ir.unibocconi.eu, 'Academic Recognition’ paragraph of the relevant section.


Exams passed at other universities by Bocconi students are assigned the grades of the university of origin. If the grade is expressed in other scales (letters or numbers), the grade is converted out of thirty on the basis of special tables of correspondence. In case two or more foreign exams covering one Bocconi exam, the final grade is obtained by the grade point average of the corresponding Bocconi grades obtained, by using the foreign credit points specified on the Transcript issued by the host University as the weighted coefficient.
 

Students can also recognize additional exams (see chapter 6.6 Additional Courses).

Please note: The program structure of programs taught in Italian include at least one course in English (compulsory or elective): this requirement is not applied if the student participates in the Exchange Program, Themis or Free Mover at a University where the language requested by Bocconi University with the purpose of selection/acceptance is not English.

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4.14.2.
Exam recognition procedures as part of the Double Degree Law Program

Credit recognition for exams taken as part of the Double Degree Law Program is not automatic and depends on the following credit approval procedure. It includes several steps to complete before departure and after the study abroad experience.

Students selected for the Double Degree Law Program will receive instructions from the host university regarding the study program and the academic offer during the time abroad. As soon as the study program at the host university is definitive, students must send an advance authorization request for recognition to the Program Director (or his/her delegate), accompanied by detailed information on the credits and content of courses abroad.

The authorization will be issued by the Program Director in the following ways:

  • with Bocconi correspondence, if the course taken abroad has a corresponding Bocconi course;
  • without Bocconi correspondence, if the course taken abroad does not have a corresponding Bocconi course.
     

The request for authorization for converting exams must be sent by email to the Program Director (or his/her delegate) and forwarded to the Study Abroad office.

Two or more exams can be merged to cover one Bocconi exam upon approval of the Program Director (or his/her delegate). One foreign exam cannot be used to cover two or more Bocconi exams.

The request of conversion of a foreign course with a Bocconi course (with or without Bocconi correspondence) DOES NOT allow any request of study plan change/structure. Such requests must be carried out in accordance with the rules and timelines published on the Guide to the University chapter 6 Administrative procedures, regulations and deadlines, with details at paragraph 6.4.1 Major Choice for students enrolled in a major.

At the end of the mobility period, the University abroad issues certifications of the exams taken. On the basis of these certifications and upon request of the student, the Study Abroad office carries out the appropriate checks to prepare the grade recording of exams taken abroad that students wish to have recognized.

For more details, see the website http://www.ir.unibocconi.eu/ddlaw.


Exams passed at other universities by Bocconi students are assigned the grades of the university of origin. If the grade is expressed in other scales (letters or numbers), the grade is converted out of thirty on the basis of special tables of correspondence.

In case two or more foreign exams covering one Bocconi exam, the final grade is obtained by the grade point average of the corresponding Bocconi grades obtained, by using the foreign credit points specified on the Transcript issued by the host University as the weighted coefficient.

Students can also recognize additional exams (see chapter 6.6 Additional Courses).

Students may also have additional exams recognized in the study plan; for more information, see paragraph “Additional courses”.

Please note: The program structure of programs taught in Italian include at least one course in English (compulsory or elective): this requirement is not applied if the student participates in the Double Degree Law Program.

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