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Bocconi University EXC
Milan, Italy (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms:
Program Terms: Semester 1,
Semester 2,
Year (Sem 1 & Sem 2),
Year (Sem 2 & Sem 1)
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Minimum Mark:
65%; Credit
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Postgraduate coursework, Undergraduate
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Agreement Scope:
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Program Type:
Exchange Semester/Year
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2019 Ranking:
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Program Description:
Program Description:


Bocconi University

: Milan
Year established: 1902
Student population: 14,300
Bocconi is a major research university that has played an important role in the modernisation of Italy. Founded to address the research and education needs of Europe, it maintains the core values of liberalism, pluralism, and social and economic progress. It is located in the economic powerhouse city of Milan and prides itself on equal opportunity and being open to the world.

Bocconi is recognised for business, economics and law. It is part of the European and global network of business and economics universities and has close relations with business school, corporations and agencies internationally.

Unique characteristics
The University has an Undergraduate School, a Graduate School, a School of Law and a PhD School. The SDA Bocconi School of Management teaches both theoretical models as well as the practicalities of running a business and getting the best out of employees.

The campus is set in a series of buildings created by renowned architects and is an important part of Milan. The city is famous for its industry, finance – it’s the home of Italy’s stock exchange – and, of course, its fashion and design. Steeped with the history of the Roman Empire, it’s a place of art and culture, with the opera La Scala, the Duomo cathedral, numerous museums and art collections and amazing shopping.


Academic Information

Course Catalogue 
Information about units of study at the host university

Subject Area/s: 


Corporate Finance

Political Science



International Relations

Exclusions apply

Teaching Periods: Semesters/Terms
Term 1: September - February
Term 2: February - July

Credit (Full-Time Load/Semester)

University of Sydney

Host University



The above full-time load is indicative only.
Applications for academic credit are assessed by the relevant University of Sydney faculty/department based on: study load, contact hours, assessment requirements and level of study.

Grading System
The Grading scale used at Bocconi University ranges from 18 to 30. Being 30 the highest grade, and 18 the lowest pass grade.

Grade Definition
30 – Excellent
29-28 – Very good
27-24 – Good
23-21 – Satisfactory

20-18 – Sufficient

Transcripts Issued by Partner
Transcripts will be available at the end of your exchange period.

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Language of Instruction
Classes at the host university are taught in English, Italian and various other languages, depending on the school
Language Requirement
While there are units of study taught in English, pre-semester and semester language classes are available to exchange students wishing to improve their Italian.

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What is the host city like?
Find out more information about the host city

Housing options are offered by the host university
Cost of Living
Use this guide to estimate living expenses associated with studying overseas. 

Students are required to obtain health insurance valid during their exchange.

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Useful Information

For Exchange/International Students
Specific information for exchange students provided by the host university
Semester/Term Dates
Access the University’s calendar
The university organises an intensive calendar of Welcome Activities before the beginning of each semester
Support Services 
Information available on the exchange website
Information from the host university
Information from the Embassy of Italy in Australia
Information from the Italian Ministry for Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation

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Student Experiences

William Lee
Bachelor of Commerce, Bachelor of Laws, Semester 1, 2016
Host City Highlights
The Duomo, Parco Sempione has a very relaxed atmosphere, Lake Como very close; plenty of great food throughout the city; always something on e.g. Fashion Week, Design Week, football games, etc.
Uni Life
Great Erasmus culture which organised plenty of social events and nights out.
Not too many contact hours; lectures were optional for some subjects. Mid semester exams for some subjects were also optional for some subjects, so you could travel for a longer time period if you didn't mind 100% finals.
Consistently amazing. Pizzas on every corner.
I heard from others who had been to Bocconi that accommodation offered by the university was poor, so I organised private accommodation. Although some accommodation options can be good, the one most exchange students were put in was very far from the city and had poor Wi-Fi. I'd recommend trying to find a friend to stay with in private accommodation in the city; it's also a great way to get in touch with the local life in Milan.
Money Matters
Including weekend travels, my budget was about $11,000. Travelling from Milan can be quite cheap given they have 3 airports so there're plenty of options. I think if you choose good value accommodation, you can live on a pretty tight budget in Milan.
Getting Around
Quite good. You can get the transport card which is unlimited travel for a monthly fee, and it includes train, bus, metro, and tram transportation. It's quite efficient, especially compared to the rest of Italy.
Plenty of great locations. Although there are the basic 3 destinations of Rome, Florence and Venice, there is such much more to Italy. Close to Milan (day or weekend trips) are amazing destinations such as the lakes (including Lake Como), Turin, Cinque Terre, Portafino, etc. My favourite destination in Italy was Sicily, which embodied a completely different Italy and showed the great divide between the north and south.
Top Tips
It offers phenomenal food, culture, and travel opportunities. Bocconi is a very well-renowned business university. You'll love the vibe of the city. It's also quite an English friendly city.

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