Guides to the university

2022-2023 A.Y.

Master of Science Programs in joint with Politecnico di Milano


The information in this Guide refers only to activities and regulations in place at Bocconi University. For activities and regulations in place at Politecnico, please check the PoliMi widget available in the yoU@B Diary.

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7.1. Supplementary Activities

Bocconi University offers students also supplementary activities - which are non-curricular and do not provide any credit for the students CV - designed to enhance their cultural understanding and complement the degree program requirements. 

Participation in these activities is optional; successful participation in these activities allows students to obtain a certificate of participation.
Supplementary activities offered by the University include: 

  • IT courses organized by the IT Education Center;
  • language courses organized by the Language Center:;
  • courses on databases and citation organized by the Library:*eng;
  • interdisciplinary courses for students to enrich their cultural backgrounds, discover new interests and delve into current events on topics other than economics and law, which are part of the Sapere a Tutto Campo program, organized by Campus Life:;
  • courses to develop personal skills organized by Campus Life - Counseling and Self-Empowerment:

The full range of supplementary activities for 2021/2022 is published in September (before the start dates of any activity chosen). More detailed information including programs and calendars will be released on the Bocconi website in the sections of the services which offer these activities.
For students enrolled in Master of science programs, participation in supplementary activities is optional and is governed by general instructions, as follows:

  • sign-up application procedure*: through the yoU@B student Diary in accordance with sign-up methods defined by the service offering the activity, about one month before the start of the course;
  • assigning courses*: for each study program, sign-up applications are accepted in the order of chronological sign-ups received. Students who are admitted/not admitted to attend these activities will receive a personal online message sent to their yoU@B student Diary;
  • attendance: compulsory for at least 75% of teaching sessions and usually checked through the online Attendance procedure by the teacher in class, in order to obtain the certificate of participation; online courses, if offered, also have mechanisms for registering attendance.
  • evaluation: is carried out by instructors according to the assessment methods discussed in class (the faculty member may require a final written report) but is subordinate to the compulsory 75% attendance and the active participation in class;
  • period of study: courses are held during teaching periods and on specific dates which will be finalized before the sign-up period begins;
  • duration: depending on the chosen activity. 

Successful participation in these activities, certified by the teacher, allows students to obtain a certificate of participation. 

* For aspects regarding sign-up and assigning courses, some activities organized by Counseling and Self-Empowerment are exempt. These courses have different sign-up and assigning courses methods, which are described on the Bocconi website (

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7.2. Courses, Seminars and Other Activities

Services at the University also organize other activities, courses and seminars open to students throughout the year. These include: 

  • In-Company Training organized by the Career Services -;
  • Career guidance seminars, presentations and meeting with Emoloyers, individual counselling organized by the Career Services -;
  • Recruiting events and career fairs -;
  • POL orientation meetings for exploring personal aptitudes organized by the Career Services -;
  • Concerts, meetings, exhibitions, guided tours, debates and other sports and culture events aimed at raising students’ cultural awareness -;
  • Opportunities for the development and expression of artistic skills, thanks to Bocconi Arts and Humanities initiatives:;
  • Courses and sessions for mind-body balance, to gain awareness of healthy lifestyles and habits:;
  • Athletics, men’s and women’s basketball, cycling, freediving, golf, lacrosse, polo, rugby, running, sailing, skeet-shooting, skiing and snowboarding, 5-a-side and 11-a-side men’s soccer, 5-a-side women’s soccer, swimming, tennis, men’s and women’s volleyball and water polo are the sports practiced at Bocconi, both at recreational and competitive levels, in national and international university tournaments. The men’s basketball team, the 5-a-side men’s soccer team, and the men’s women’s volleyball teams also participate in their respective federations tournaments - Bocconi Sport Team SSD.

Detailed information on course timetables and how to participate in the activities listed above is available on the Bocconi website and the yoU@B student Diary in the section of the organizing service. 

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