Educational Offer at Bocconi

Università Bocconi offers 9 Bachelor programs, 10 Master of Science programs and 1 Integrated Master of Arts in Law.

Included in the above educational offer, 7 Bachelor programs are entirely taught in English:

  • International Economics and Management (Bachelor)
  • International Economics and Finance (Bachelor)
  • Economic and Social Sciences (Bachelor) -
  • Economics, Management and Computer Science (Bachelor)
  • Economics and Management for Arts, Culture and Communication (Bachelor)
  • World Bachelor in Business
  • International Politics and Government (Bachelor)

Course Load: Regardless of the number of courses you take, you will need to enroll in a minimum of 30 ECTS (2 ECTS = 1 US credit). At Bocconi, this normally means that you will enroll in 4-5 classes depending on the number of credits you earn for a class. You may decide to replace one Bocconi course with a research project under the mentorship of a Bocconi faculty member.

Course  Selection: Carried out by students online. Exchange students can choose from a wide range of courses offered  in English (over 150) each semester. The complete educational offer (in English and Italian) is available here.

Further course information and descriptions can be accessed here.

Courses and Credit Approval

  • To discuss program fit, such as program type, expectations, level of structure/independence, or to compare optionsget advice from Global Learning advisors. 
  • For assistance in selecting courses and course approval, see Dyson Student Services.
  • Complete the Study Abroad Course Approval and Participation form that is part of the Global Learning application for a record of how your courses will return to Cornell for credit.  This form is a required part of the application process and must be submitted to your college by the deadline.

Academic Policies

  • Take the equivalent of 15 Cornell credits (= 30 ECTS at Bocconi) for a full semester, even if it is possible to take fewer and still graduate on time
  • Complete all the academic work and stay until the end of the program, defined as the last officially-sanctioned exam for any course you take abroad

Registration and Grades

  • You will be registered at Cornell and will earn credit for approved coursework for your semester/year study abroad
  • Decisions on the final allocation of credit are made upon successful completion of the course (must earn grade equivalent of a “C” or higher—all courses must be taken for a letter grade)
  • Grades will appear on the Cornell transcript in the same format as they are recorded on the original transcript generated by the study abroad program or university. Grades are not factored into the Cornell GPA.