Università Commerciale Luigi Bocconi, founded in 1902, was the first Italian university to grant a degree in economics. Today, Bocconi is a research university of international standing in business, economics, and law. The university is considered to be among the top 10 business schools in Europe according to the 2013 Financial Time's European Business School Rankings. Bocconi has close relations with major corporations and international agencies, as well as their managers and officials, and constantly interacts with the business and economic environment to assess new issues, implement new techniques, and start new research endeavors.
Bocconi University is a city campus, an integral part of urban life and just five minutes away from the city center via public transport.
The Bocconi campus expresses, in terms of architecture and urban planning, the University's cultural vision, marked by innovation and avant-garde thinking. Each campus building is the work of an important architect and is intended to be an integral part of the city's fabric.
What is Unique about the Exchange Program?
Undergraduate students enrolled in Human Ecology may spend one semester, and in some cases, up to a year, studying at Bocconi University, or Università Commerciale Luigi Bocconi, in Milan, Italy.
By virtue of being a major node in the European and global network of business and economics universities, Bocconi exchanges faculty and cooperates on large projects with like-minded European and American universities and business schools.
Boconni receives exchange students from partners at 220 universities in 50 countries on all 5 continents.
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. Milan hosts 11% of Italy's university students, and is filled with landmarks, museums, and theatres.
How do I choose among programs?
- See the Office of Global Learning’s “” page for information on program types and considerations
- Use the search features on the Opportunities page to filter for programs approved by your college, and by particular subject areas
- Go to the “” page for information on drop-in advising hours, scheduling an advising appointment, returned student contacts, and college advisors for study abroad
- Find out about , check out , and read from returned study abroad students
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.
- 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 nominated by Cornell, complete an external application specifically for exchange students. 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.