Guides to the university

2021-2022 A.Y.

World Bachelor Business (3-y)



5. EDUCATIONAL ACTIVITIES

 

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5.1. Teaching Periods

During the academic year, teaching for the World Bachelor in Business will be organized in 2 semesters.
For the 2021-2022 academic year, teaching will be held during the following periods:

  • Monday 30 August to Saturday 4 September 2021: 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 Monday 6 September 2021 to Saturday 3 December 2021;
  • 2nd semester:
    • From Wednesday 3 February 2022 to Saturday 7 May 2022.

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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 is a condition essential to attending lectures of some courses, therefore each student should be equipped with a personal laptop. For further info, see paragraph 1.7.1 Student's personal laptop computer.


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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 during the lunch break 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 15 October 2021 and Saturday 16 October 2021;
  • Wednesday 20 April 2022, Thursday 21 April 2022 and Friday 22 April 2022.


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

  • 1st semester: from Friday 15 October 2021 to Tuesday 26 October 2021;
  • 2nd semester: from Monday 14 March 2022 to Tuesday 22 March 2022.


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

  • From Saturday 16 April 2022 to Tuesday 19 April 2022;
  • Monday 25 April 2022.

 


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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 2021-2022 (available in 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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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 listening and the student's direct active input.
This includes:

  • feedback from "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. The role of class representatives is also to create an environment which favors successful interaction between faculty and students. For this purpose, the Course Director is invited to periodically meet with class representatives, 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 them 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 the following 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 each teaching semester, it involves all curricular courses and all students enrolled in them (in case of no attendance or attendance to only a few lectures, students must fill out an ad hoc questionnaire reserved to “non-attending students”). This is the most important tool for students to express their opinions on how the various courses are organized and conducted. The evaluations provided, whose anonymity is protected, are essential for identifying which aspects should be corrected or improved for future editions of the courses in order to ensure increasingly higher quality standards. Questionnaires are completed electronically through the use of an online procedure, and can be accessed through a link on the yoU@B student diary and on the BlackBoard platform;
     
  3. Evaluation of the overall university experience questionnaire: addressed to the students who are about to complete their studies and primarily anyone who attended their fourth year at Bocconi. It aims to gather information on students' global impressions regarding their study experience and the program attended, as well as the quality and effectiveness of the facilities at the University and support services (e.g. international mobility, Career Service, Funding and Housing). These questionnaires are also completed electronically through the use of an online procedure and are compulsory, as they are part of the requirements for completing the procedure for registering for a graduation session. The online questionnaire procedure can be accessed for a specified period of time through a special link communicated to the student when registering for the graduation session.

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