Università Bocconi – Milano

Università Commerciale Luigi Bocconi was launched to be open to modernity, as an act of faith in progress and in its close relationship with the growth of knowledge, always engaging in dialogue with the outside world.  A century after it was founded, the values that inspired Bocconi University's founders have remained intact and are still alive in all that the University undertakes.  In line with the founders' principles, Bocconi sets out to respond to the demand for training and scientific research from the Country's economic system, and to act in a propositive role for continuous furthering and integration of learning at an international level.
The University continuously stays in touch with manufacturing and day-to-day life to provide sound intellectual and professional training to support innovation and the development of businesses and the entire Country, using education and science as the basis for economic and moral renewal and growth in Italy. In fact, Bocconi is involved in forming young, creative graduates, who are flexible, able to set about analysing problems, and equipped with a state of mind characterised by dynamism and a sense of ethics, in order to contribute to the professional and civil growth of the Country.
Bocconi sees education as an ongoing process that does not end at graduation, but continues throughout the professional lifecycle of a person - a process that in able to facilitate flexibility and a capacity for continuously acquiring new knowledge, aptitudes, and notions. Today there is a need to instil some characteristics in young people in general and especially in those that may become part of the managing class: the rigour of their role as students and then workers, independence in judgement, an aptitude for teamwork, a culture of legality, and ethical values in their economic lives as well. This means forming educated, aware individuals: citizens of the world, with a sense of belonging to the social body, both on a smaller scale in business and on a larger scale in the State. Bocconi has always seen setting up a truly international cultural centre as a key to its mission, developing ties with leading players on the world's economic scene.
Today, Bocconi is known for the calibre of its teaching and coursework in business, economics, and law.  Bocconi ranks in the top 10 of European universities for its social sciences, MBA, and Masters in Finance programs.  SDA Bocconi has a Top 25 global MBA ranking by the Financial Times.  The University exchanges faculty and partners on centers, institutes and large projects with peer European and US universities and business schools.  In addition, Bocconi has close relationships with major international corporations, including senior management, and interacts with the economic environment of business to have knowledge of and assess new issues, implement new techniques, and initiate new research endeavors.
Bocconi pursues its mission by means of research and teaching.  By means of both basic and applied research, Bocconi makes its contribution to the progress of economic science, providing the business system with rigorous operating tools, in part thanks to its extensive exchanges and collaboration with international institutions. Also, research is essential for feeding didactic endeavours, contributing to their constant renewal.  Teaching is aimed at providing students with sound basic educational training and tools that are suitable for tackling the professional future in a thorough, conscious manner.  It also sets about seeing to updating and upgrading those that are already in the job market, with numerous advanced training initiatives.  Università Bocconi has five degree programs:
In keeping with the ideals of its founders, Bocconi seeks to address the research and educational needs of the European and global economy by favoring cultural progress, international exchange and economic integration.  Bocconi sees higher education as a continuous process that spans an individual’s entire professional life.  The University promotes both economic advancement and civic values by instilling in its students solid analytical skills and a strong emphasis on ethics, so that they can contribute to the innovation and development of global business and society.
Over the last decade, Bocconi has made significant investment in its faculty, students and facilities to become an international leader in higher education.  The University is open to a global market, offering the majority of its degrees in English.  Professors hail from more than 40 countries and 15% of students come to Bocconi from outside Italy.  The University has continued to develop its urban campus to provide a productive environment for its scholars.  In addition, Bocconi maintains partnerships with 230 international universities and offers several double degrees as well as a triple degree with the most prestigious institutions in the world.  Bocconi researchers receive the most funding in economics, finance and management from the European Union and its Alumni are executives in many of the world’s most successful corporations.
The University’s Strategic Plan 2016-2020 builds upon its position of strength and focuses on: continued recruitment of the very best international faculty, researchers and students; conducting ever more relevant and impactful research; achieving innovation in teaching and learning models; the development of the first residential university campus in Italy; and social mobility by increasing financial aid available to make Bocconi accessible to brilliant students regardless of their economic circumstances.  
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  • Economics
  • Finance
  • Management and Technology
  • Marketing
  • Decision Sciences
  • Legal Studies
  • Policy Analysis and Public Management
Bocconi Campus  The campus was originally located in Via Statuto near the Pinacoteca di Brera where the first building opened in 1902. The current campus is now located beside Parco Ravizza, between Via Sarfatti and Viale Bligny and consists of several buildings, all within walking distance to the Basilica of Sant'Eustorgio:
  • The first building in Via Sarfatti hosts classrooms, an aula magna, restaurant and most of the University's administrative offices. The building's entrance features two lion statues that are the subject of several university myths. It was designed in 1936 by the Italian architect Giuseppe Pagano.
  • The pensionato building faces Via Ferdinando Bocconi is a dormitory facility with 350 bedrooms. It was designed by architect Giovanni Muzio and opened in 1956.
  • The SDA Bocconi building is also in Via Ferdinando Bocconi opened in 1985 with an extension in 2001.
  • The modern Velodromo classroom building is so called because its shape resembles an ellipsoid velodrome. Designed by Ignazio Gardella it also opened in 2001 and features a marble statue of Ferdinando Bocconi on the ground floor foyer.
  • Near the Velodromo in Piazza Sraffa are the Library—built in 1962 by Giovanni Muzio--and the "San Ferdinando" chapel.
  • In 2007, the Grafton Building opened on Via Roentgen — it houses all Faculty offices, a new Aula Magna, seminar rooms, a spacious foyer and an exhibition area.  
Housing  Bocconi provides off-campus students with over 2,000 places in dorms.  The type of accommodation varies between the residences and the choice is among single rooms in apartments for either one, two or four people.  The residences offer also services to students such as cleaning services, laundry rooms, study rooms, parking spaces. Many students, however, choose to rent private apartments which are easy to find around the university area.
Graduate Programs  Bocconi has established a number of partnerships for its Master of Science programs: the Master of Science in Finance was among the first six programs in the world to establish a partnership with the CFA institute and the first in Europe, while the Masters of Science in Management and International Management enable a select number of students to take part in the CEMS Master of International Management, of which Bocconi is a founding member, along with HEC Paris, ESADE and the University of Cologne. 
PhD School  Bocconi offers the following 4-year PhD programs:
  • Ph.D in Economics and Finance
  • Ph.D in Business Administration and Management
  • Ph.D in Statistics
  • Ph.D in Public Policy and Administration
  • Ph.D in Legal Studies
SDA School of Management  SDA Bocconi is the graduate business school and offers internationally recognized MBA degree programs highly ranked by Financial Times and Forbes.  Apart from its MBA, the SDA offers further Master of Science programs in Corporate Finance and Banking, Real Estate Management, Fine Food and Beverage Management, Fashion Management, Design Management, Sports Law and Sport Management, and a Master in Stage and Show Management in a joint venture  with the Academy for the Performing Arts of the opera house La Scala.  
SDA Bocconi also offers a combined MBA and Master of Arts in International Affairs in conjunction with Johns Hopkins University's Bologna Center School of Advanced International Studies.  In addition, the SDA offers professional education to executives and managers and publishes E&M (Economia & Management), a popular Italian business and management review.
  • ASK, Centre for Research on Management and Economics of Arts and Culture Institutions
  • Baffi Carefin, Paolo Baffi Centre on International Markets, Money and Regulation
  • CAREFIN, Centre for Applied Research in Finance
  • CERGAS, Centre for Research on Health and Social Care Management 
  • CERMES, Centre for Research on Marketing & Services
  • CERTeT, Center for Research on Regional Economics
  • CREDI, "Ariberto Mignoli" Centre for European Research on Business Law and History
  • CReSV, Center for Research on Suntainability and Value
  • CRIOS, Center for Research on Innovation, Organization and Strategy
  • Dondena Centre, Carlo F. Dondena Centre for Research on Social Dynamics 
  • IEFE, Centre for Research on Energy and Environmental Economics and Policy 
  • IGIER, Innocenzo Gasparini Institute for Economic Research
  • ECONPUBBLICA, Centre for Research on the Public Sector 

Università Bocconi - Via Sarfatti, 25 Milano