Minimum GPA: 2.75

Terms and Dates:

  • Fall 2024
    August 23, 2024 to December 22, 2024
  • Spring 2025
    January 20, 2025 to June 1, 2025


Brianna Brown

Cornell Affiliations:

SC Johnson Business - Dyson, Global Learning


Application is closed for Spring 2025.

This program has met capacity and is no longer accepting to waitlist.

Opportunity Description

What is unique about this program?

Through an exchange agreement between Bocconi University in Milan and the Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management at Cornell, Dyson students may apply to enroll directly at Bocconi for a semester or a year. 

Founded in 1902, Università Bocconi is considered one of Europe’s leading educational institutions in Economics, Management, Finance, and Law. Bocconi has bilateral agreements with over 260 top-ranked partner schools worldwide and exchanges over 1700 students every year.

What is unique about Milan?

Milan is one of the EU's and the world's major financial and business centers. It is known as the economic and production capital of Italy and the leading Italian hub for services, finance and industry. Milan is the engine of the country's economy and home of the Italian stock exchange. This cosmopolitan, modern and forward-looking city is world-renowned as a European capital of fashion, design, architecture, publishing, modern art and music. 

Bocconi University is a city campus, an integral part of urban life, and just five minutes away from the city center via public transport.  Students should be prepared to commute to class on foot (or pay for transit), and commute time can vary depending on where your housing is located.

How can I get more information about Bocconi

Housing at Bocconi

Students nominated to Bocconi will receive housing application instructions via email from Bocconi's housing office.  There is no guarantee of housing in Bocconi Residence Halls for incoming exchange students. Availability of housing on campus is very limited and rooms are assigned on a first-come-first-served basis. For this reason we recommend that you complete your housing application as soon as possible to help you to ensure a place in a residence.  Students who are not allocated on campus housing will be work with the Bocconi housing office to find a suitable off campus alternative.

Things to Consider Before Applying

  • Review the information on the Education Abroad Office’s Get Started page for important considerations on academics and finances, and a guide to next steps.
  • Find answers on the Education Abroad FAQ and resource pages for Cornell study abroad policy, health, and safety updates. 
  • Still have questions?  Visit the Get Advice page and learn how to connect with an Education Abroad Advisors.
  • Want to keep up to date with Cornellians Abroad? Follow Education Abroad on social media, @cornelliansabroad@CornellEducationAbroad

How do I apply?

Applying to study on an exchange program is a two-step process. The Cornell approval process must be complete before your program advisor in the Office of Global Learning can submit your nomination to the exchange partner.  Exchanges may have limited spaces, so early applications are encouraged.

  1. For Cornell approval and nomination, click on the "Apply" button on this webpage. Applications are approved by your college and the Office of Global Learning on a rolling basis until the application deadline listed on this page, or earlier, if filled.  Once your application is approved, the Education Abroad Office will nominate you to the exchange partner.
  2. Once nominated by Cornell, complete the external application for exchange students provided by the partner Schools typically admit the students nominated by exchange partners, but you must complete this process for them to review your application and offer you a place.

Note: Students nominated for an exchange cannot have an active application to another program.