Università Bocconi, founded in 1902, was the first Italian university to grant a degree in economics. For a century, Bocconi has played a leading role in Italy's social and economic modernization. It has remained true to its founding values of being a major research university, with democratic values and open to the world, as well as financially and politically independent. Università Bocconi believes that excellence can only be based on a person's academic profile as well as on his or her values and cultural and ethical background. This is why the University offers numerous activities, special occasions for people to enrich their knowledge. For post-experience management education Bocconi started in 1971 SDA Bocconi School of Management, engaged in MBA, Specialized Master Programs, and Open Enrollment/Customized Executive Education.
Bocconi isn't just an education. It's a springboard for your ambitions. For generations, we have shaped the knowledge and values of innovators and future leaders. We understand that tomorrow's great achievers need more than qualifications. They need confidence, vision, and a strong set of values. We were founded in 1902 to help advance social and economic progress across Europe and beyond. It is a mission that is shared by our community of over 100,000 alumni in industries across the globe. Many schools will try to mold you to fit the world. Bocconi will prepare you to change it.
Study at Bocconi
Before success, comes a willingness to learn.
For generations, enterprising students have come to Bocconi to become something greater. We offer undergraduate, graduate, Ph.D. and executive programs to future leaders and entrepreneurs who want a strong foundation, and a transformative network. Discover why visionary figures of the future choose Bocconi to help them achieve their ambitions.
Built for Business
Our students want a focused and valuable education that will help them grow. Bocconi delivers. Our economics, management, and finance programs are among the best in the world. The QS World University Rankings listed us among the ten best institutions in Europe in these fields, while the Financial Times ranks our Master degrees in Finance and Management among the top ten worldwide. We keep our offer in step with an ever-changing society: programs that delve into data analysis and political science create new opportunities for you in growing fields. Whether you are looking for an undergraduate grounding, or a more advanced graduate or Ph.D. education, Bocconi University and SDA Bocconi School of Management provide training that prepares you for the next stage in your journey.
An International Experience, in a Global City
Milan is an international city. Italy's financial, industrial and commercial center is a pulsating and diverse hub that has attracted people from all over the world. Just like Milan, we are a global community. Tomorrow's pioneers will need to build links and connect with cultures from all over the world. Bocconi has embraced the opportunities that come with globalization, forging agreements with over 250 international partner schools. Every year, we send about 4,000 students abroad for internships and exchanges and accept more than 1,600 international students on our programs. Students learn to be versatile and develop a truly global mindset, and many go on to find employment abroad. We have developed programs that will challenge you to excel in different environments. Our World Bachelor of Business degree - developed with the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology and the University of Southern California-Marshall School of Business - allows students to spend a year studying at each location. While dozens of our courses are taught in English, you will also be able to learn another language, such as Italian, French, Spanish, German or Mandarin.
A Global Network
Once you have learned the skills and values that will set you up for the future, we give you the chance to put them into practice. Bocconi has forged links with many of the world's biggest companies. This gives you the chance to learn about life in business, and get a start in your chosen industry. Once you join Bocconi, you will also become part of a thriving community of students and graduates. Our network of over 100,000 alumni is located all over the world, in a variety of careers. It's a community that lasts a lifetime and helps graduates to get ahead - wherever they are located.
A Chance to Grow
Bocconi goes beyond qualifications and challenges you to learn more about yourself. Our university was founded on the principles of social and economic progress. More than a century on, we continue to teach students to pursue their ambitions while maintaining strong ethics and values. Our programs develop and challenge students who are keen to grow, inside and outside of their studies. We offer a range of extra-curricular programs that help to build confidence, leadership and team-working skills, from sports clubs such as football, basketball, and water polo, to performing arts, yoga and relaxation techniques. We are based in a city of culture, and our students have a world of art, music, and theater at their fingertips. Every year, our Bocconi Art Gallery initiative shines a light on contemporary art in collaboration with international artists and prominent galleries. Our students leave Bocconi with a quality education, and a broad understanding of the wonder and opportunity in the world.
Bocconi University was founded in 1902 by a visionary entrepreneur, Ferdinando Bocconi, through a generous gift in memory of his son Luigi, who died in a war. Proud of its strong Italian tradition and roots, Bocconi is a leading European research and teaching University with a strong international orientation focused on economics, management, law, and the social sciences at large. The founders and early builders of Bocconi University made clear their vision of an independent research institution, where higher education in the area of business and economics would be grounded in high-level studies aimed at widening knowledge and contributing to the improvement of society. Bocconi University strongly values its independence and freedom from any external political or economic power. Bocconi sees itself as a culturally open University, where the variety of personal experiences and backgrounds is valued and promoted since such differences favor reciprocal understanding, the comprehension of social phenomena, the development of knowledge, and the education of future citizens of a globalized world. At Bocconi, diversity of gender, race, religion, age, nationality, sexual orientation, abilities, socioeconomic status, and geographic origin is therefore particularly valued and welcomed, in a context of mutual respect. While a private institution, Bocconi has traditionally been more than an elite University. It has consistently promoted and practiced equality of opportunity among its many generations of students by actively subsidizing the education of disadvantaged and deserving individuals. Bocconi University is grounded in a set of key values that guide and inspire all the activities of the entire community of students, faculty, administrative staff, and alumni all over the world: independence, meritocracy, integrity, respect, openness, pluralism, and social responsibility. Our commitments and goals are intertwined:
- To advance the frontiers of knowledge in the social sciences through rigorous and relevant research, thereby contributing to the international community of scholars and to the improvement of society.
- To provide a University education that is at the cutting edge of knowledge is intellectually rigorous, and has strong contemporary and professional relevance. In our educational activity, we strive to stimulate critical inquiry and analysis based on independent, logical reasoning. In addition, we aim to provide wide-ranging educational opportunities, not only for traditional students but also for active professionals and life-long learners, also leveragin the power of information technologies.
- To contribute to the socioeconomic development of our community by favoring social mobility and cultural development both in Milan and in Italy. We believe in the key role that a free university pursuing excellence in research and education can play for the benefit of its community and country.
- To identify and anticipate future professional opportunities and provide satisfactory job placements for our graduates, while at the same time strengthening their entrepreneurial attitude.
- To enhance the residential city campus life experience for our students and favor their active participation in a wide range of campus activities, including arts, sports, and social and cultural initiatives.
- To ensure the financial strength of the university, prudently managing the equilibrium between revenues and expenses while engaging potential donors and building a compelling case for private support of the university
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