Bocconi Università was the first university in Italy to grant a degree in Economics. It is considered one of Europe's leading educational instutitions in Economics, Management, Finance and Law. Many U.S. universities have Bocconi graduates on their faculty. The University receives around 1200 international students every year from all over the world and send over 3000 of its own students to study abroad. There are over 100 courses taught in English each semester. The campus is located in the southwest part of Milan, a residential area with many student amenities. There are plans to build a brand new campus very nearby. The International Student Desk is committed to helping incoming exchange students make the most of their stay on campus. Their team will help students acclimate to the University and support them throughout their stay in Milan.
Milan is a large city but it is easy to get around thanks to the excellent public transportation. The city is divided into "corsos", or neighborhoods, and there are many interesting sites to see (the Duomo and the Opera are just two). The area around the university has stores and restaurants. The train station is centrally located and will allow students to easily travel all over Italy.
This program is limited to Economics majors and Philosophy, Politics, and Economics or Entrepreneurship minors.
Many courses at Bocconi Università are taught in English so there is no language requirement for this program, but some Italian language study is strongly recommended and available once you arrive. Students majoring in Economics and/or minoring in Entrepreneurship and PPE may take all their courses in English. Students should expect to take most of their courses in economics while in Milan.
Course selection is carried out by students online. Exchange students can choose from a wide range of courses offered in English (around 150) each semester. Undergraduate students can select courses at the undergraduate level only (codes 30xxx and some 50xxx).
Students have a variety of housing options while in Milan; there are student residences as well as the possibility of getting an apartment. The International Student Desk will advise students on the various choices and give assistance upon request. It is best to get in touch with them as quickly as possible once accepted into the program as some residence rooms closer to the campus are quickly reserved. Still, Milan has an excellent pubic transportation system and many students travel by tram or metro to come to the University.
Review the Budget Sheet posted above for detailed information on costs and fees. Costs vary per term and are subject to change.
Tuition and fees for the exchange program is equal to UNC’s rate, based on NC residency status, and will be charged to the participant’s UNC student account. Review the Budget Sheet for additional Cashier Billed Expenses and Out-of-Pocket Costs. The Study Abroad Office strongly encourages students to budget carefully for their time abroad.