Please note that this program is not currently being reviewed for spring 2021. Please explore the list of spring 2021 programs that UGE is currently reviewing with campus partners and overseas institutions. You should also actively consider back-up options at Columbia. If you are looking for options for fall 2021 or after, applications for this program will be open for those terms later in the fall semester.
Bocconi University is an Italian University known for its strength in economics. Columbia Global Programs has an exchange relationship with Bocconi for study abroad. Preference for nomination will be given to students who are majoring in the subject matter available at Bocconi, including Economics, Political Science, Statistics, Computer Science, Mathematics and Operations Research. You can take courses taught in English. You will most likely live in dorms with Italian and international students.
Founded in 1902, the Università Commerciale Luigi Bocconi was the first university in Italy to grant a degree in economics. Today, it is one of the best-known European schools of Business, Economics, Finance and Law. Bocconi seeks to integrate teaching and research to examine real-world issues of today's economic and social life in a global world.
Bocconi is located on a small, urban campus in Milan, Italy's second city and center of commerce. Bocconi has electronic classrooms, a University library, language and computer labs.
Bocconi offers English language courses for exchange students. You will take four or five regular Bocconi classes alongside Italian and international students. Class size ranges from ten students to larger lecture style classes of around 100. For a fee, you can take an optional, intensive, one-month Italian course before or during the semester. The course is divided into elementary, intermediate and advanced Italian levels.
As an exchange student, you are eligible to apply to Bocconi dorms. Most dorms include some local Italian students and international students. Most dorms will include a single bedroom with a shared bathroom, kitchen and common space.
You will take part in an international student orientation to learn more about student life in Milan. Through a network of Exchange alumni (SEN), you can get involved in many social and cultural opportunities.
Review eligibility to ensure that you meet all Columbia requirements to study abroad.
Review the external program webpage to understand any additional program prerequisites.
Preference for nomination will be given to students who are majoring in the subject matter available at Bocconi, including Economics, Political Science, Statistics, Computer Science, Mathematics and Operations Research.
To apply, you must complete the two steps below:
- To apply for Columbia clearance (approval) to study abroad and for a nomination for this exchange program, please click on "Start Your Application" on this webpage.
- All nomination applications will be reviewed simultaneously after the February 15 or September 15 deadline. If nominated, the Office of Global Programs will provide further information about next steps in the nomination process. You will be required to submit additional materials to be formally admitted to the university.