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.


  • Accounting
  • Economics
  • Finance
  • Management and Technology
  • Marketing
  • Decision Sciences
  • Legal Studies
  • Policy Analysis and Public Management