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2020-2021 A.Y.
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In addition to traditional lessons, teaching for mainly MSc courses may also include case study discussions, practical exercises for which students are asked to prepare beforehand and active class participation. Teachers can also assign individual and/or groups assignments, if necessary assisted by a tutor.

Student workload is expressed in credit points. Each credit point corresponds to an average of 8 hours of classroom teaching activities. With reference to such activities include:

  • for Bachelor programs, for the first three semesters the Bachelor Program Director can request:

-A maximum of 2 additional hours per credit point for the Matematica general course;

-A maximum of 1 hour per credit for the other courses.These complementary learning activities include practical exercises and other class activities that help the understanding of the subject matter discussed in the classroom without adding new topics to the course content.

  • for compulsory courses which do not refer to the law subject area of the Corso di Laurea Magistrale in Giurisprudenza [Law] it is possible that the following hours per credit point can be added:

-  A maximum of 2 hours for the course code Metodi Quantitativi [Quantitative Methods] due to complementary learning activities;

- A maximum of 1 additional hour for all the other courses (Economia aziendale and Bilancio [Accounting and Financial Statement Analysis] Modules 1 and 2, Principi di economia [Principles of economics], Scienza delle finanze [Public Economics].

These activities include practical exercises and other class activities that aim to improve the student's understanding of the topics covered in class without adding new topics to the course content.

For the Master of Science Programs a maximum of 2 hours of the total hours of a course (8) can be organized dividing the class group into 2 smaller groups.

As for the innovations in the learning methods on use, using the computer is a  compulsory condition to attend the lessons of some courses, therefore each student should be equipped with a personal laptop PC. For further info, see paragraph 1.7.1 Student's personal laptop computer.

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Class attendance at lessons 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 can include the attendance recording method, depending on student’s attendance the assessment methods may be different for attending and non attending students.
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Class groups

The educational activities are organised into class groups.

Each class group of compulsory courses is assigned a specific classroom.

All students belonging to the same class group follow the lessons in their assigned classroom and have the same teachers.

To facilitate educational activities planning (class group numbers and classroom capacity) students cannot change their assigned class group.

The class groups remain the same for the entire academic year.

For some educational activities (lessons taught in English or applying specific teaching methods, teachings taught in modules), the class groups are divided into smaller groups. Students are recommended to follow the indications given by teachers during lessons regarding the smaller group sign up methods and the relative educational activities of these groups.

There is also an e-learning class group for some courses.
In the e-learning class groups, traditional educational activities in class are replaced, by participation in specific on-line activities, both asynchronous (i.e. students' individual activities) and synchronous (i.e. video-conference).

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Class timetables

The general class timetable and relative changes can be viewable on the yoU@B student Diary and on the Bocconi website at www.unibocconi.eu/classtimetable *. After the initial enrolment to the University of the enrolment in the academic year the personalized class timetable and the daily timetable can be viewed on the yoU@B student Diary

The start of lessons for the 2020-21 academic year will follow the schedule below:


  • First semester:
    • from 7 September to 5 December 2020 for Bachelor Program courses (codes 30000-30999) , for MSc courses (codes 20000-20999) and for Integrated Master of Arts in Law (codes 50000-50999);
  • Second semester:
    • from 4 February to 8 May 2020 for Bachelor program courses (codes 30000-30999) and for MSc courses (codes 20000-20999);
    • from 4 February to 14 may 2020 for Integrated Master of Arts in Law (codes 50000-50999).

*N.B.: Students are advised to always make sure that they are checking the information that relates to their assigned class group for each course when choosing courses.

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Suspention of lessons

On the graduation days, listed below, lessons in all courses for all programs are suspended:

  • Friday 16 October 2020;
  • Saturday 17 October 2020;
  • Wednesday 7 April 2021;
  • Thursday 8 April 2021;
  • Friday 9 April 2021.

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

  • I semester: from Monday 19 October 2020 to Saturday 24 October 2020;
  • II semester: from Monday 15 March 2021 to Saturday 27 March 2021.

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

  • from Saturday 3 April 2021 to Tuesday 6 Aprile 2021;
  • Saturday 1 May 2021.
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Teaching Assistants

For some courses, faculty members are 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 2020-2021 academic year (available starting from September)


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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Student consultation hours

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

The office hours timetable can be found on the Internet site at http://www.unibocconi.eu/officehours or in the yoU@B student Diary, which provides a direct link to the page.

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

As per Professor’s discretion, students are invited to check in advance the office hours carrying out methods.

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