|Restrictions:||GW applicants only|
|Minimum GPA:||3||Class Status:||Graduate|
|Open to non-GW students:||No||Level of Immersion:||Fully Integrated|
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Università Bocconi was established in Milan in 1902. Bocconi is the first Italian institution of higher education to grant a degree in economics. Since its inception, Bocconi has stood for liberalism, pluralism, and social and economic progress. Today, Bocconi is a research university of international standing in business, economics, and law. By virtue of being a major node in the European and global network of business and economics universities, Bocconi exchanges faculty and cooperates on large projects with like-minded European and American universities and business schools. Bocconi has close relations with major corporations and international agencies and constantly interacts with the business and economic environment to assess new issues, implement new techniques, and start new research endeavors.
Financial Times Rankings:
8th in Europe according to the Financial Times European Business Schools Ranking 2011
23rd worldwide according to the Financial Times Masters in Management Ranking 2012
42nd worldwide according to the Financial Times Global MBA Ranking 2012
Milan is known as the economic and production capital of Italy and the leading Italian hub for services, finance and industry. Milan is the engine of the country's economy and home of the Italian stock exchange. This cosmopolitan, modern and forward-looking city is world-renowned as a European capital of fashion, design, architecture, publishing, modern art and music.
Bocconi academic year is comprised of two semesters: Fall & Spring.
Fall Semester: Early September - End of December
Fall Exams: Early January - Early February (a special exam session is also held in December)
Spring Semester: Mid - February - End of May
Spring Exams: Early June - Mid - July
Students register online before the start of the semester. Exchange students can choose from a wide range of courses offered in English (over 100) every semester. Bocconi offers 10 master of science programs of which 7 are completely in English:
Accounting, Financial Management and Control
Economics and Management for Arts, Culture, Media and Entertainment
Economic and Social Sciences
Economics and Management of Innovation and Technology
Language of Instruction
Courses are offered in English and Italian. The Italian Language Crash Course is a two week full immersion intensive course held before the start of Bocconi classes (cost 160 euros). An Italian Language Follow-Up module is a follow-up to the crash course which will continue throughout the semester (cost 130 euros). Visit Bocconi's International Student Desk for more information on the Italian language courses. Note that GWSB students cannot earn GW credits for participation in language coursework.
International exchange students can apply for accommodation in Bocconi Residence Halls through the ISD Housing Office. Resources for on and off campus housing are available at Bocconi's International Student Desk.
Career Development*Exchange students have full access to the career center. Exchange students are strongly encouraged to meet with The F. David Fowler Career Center prior to departure for the exchange.
This exchange is managed by Global & Experiential Education in The George Washington University School of Business. Please set up an appointment to meet with an advisor at firstname.lastname@example.org prior to applying to an exchange program. Students are encouraged to visit our website for answers to frequently asked questions.
Fall Exchange - March 15th
Spring Exchange - September 15th