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Bocconi University
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Accreditations and rankings:
CEMS, EQUIS, PIM

Università Bocconi

Università Commerciale Luigi Bocconi di Milano, Via Sarfatti 25, 20136 Milano, Italy
3.95 / 5 based on 600 reviews.
Description:
The Luigi Bocconi University, is a private university located in central Milan, Italy. It was established in 1902 as the first school in Italy to grant a university degree in economics.
Bocconi grants Bachelor, Master of Science, MBA and Ph.D. degrees. It also offers executive education and customized Masters, conducting them both in English and Italian, in addition to a range of full double degrees with international institutions at the undergraduate and the graduate level. Read more


Programmes
Accreditations
88% of students recommend
600 reviews
Housing
3.8/5
All experiences (600)
Student life
4.6/5
5 stars (204)
Academic
3.9/5
4 stars (246)
Languages
4.3/5
3 stars (120)
Expenses
3.1/5
2 stars (30)
Overall
4.4/5
1 star (0)
Speaking the language or making the effort will help a lot. Locals sometimes have difficulties in speaking English. Read Review
gemmafelip, Spain

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HOUSING    
by Gemma, ESADE Business School, Barcelona, Spain
Business Studies, CEMS
Personal assessment
Cost
KEY:
Couldn't have asked for more.
Pretty good.
Could've been better, but didn't lessen the overall experience.
Disappointing.
Facilities
Location
Cleanliness
Space
Type of housing: Apartment/House
Arranged by: Independently - My choice
If returning, I would choose: Apartment/House
Why? More independency and possibilities to have your own place where to invite friends.
Personal comments:
There are too many students in this university, so the housing system through the university is complicated. I personally did not find anything through the university system, what is more, I found it quite chaotic. If you are to use it you should have a look in advance and make sure you are staying for a reasonable amount of time (one year better than just a term).
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STUDENT LIFE    
by Miia, Helsinki School of Economics, Helsinki, Finland
Management Science, CEMS
Personal social experience
Activities
KEY:
Amazing! Hardly had time to study.
Plenty to do when I had the time.
So-so.
Did not get involved.
Nightlife
Travel
Overall
Describe host city: Students equally interact with the local and student community
Activities, Nightlife, Travel: Takes place mostly outside the university/student environment
Personal comments:
The Naviglio area is great in summer. Exchange students have regular, cheap places to go (such as Palo Alto0, but you get bored after a couple of months. It's worthwhile to go to other places as well. I really liked a small Cuban bar (good drinks, great atmosphere), I have forgotten the name but I thin it was on the street between Bocconi and Naviglio, from Bestrice d'Este to Piaggio Marzo XIV or something.
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ACADEMIC    
by Kwei-Min, Erasmus Universiteit Rotterdam, Rotterdam, Netherlands
Financial Management, Erasmus
My academic experiences
Quality of courses
KEY:
Fantastic.
Pretty good.
Could've been a bit better.
Disappointing.
Variety of courses
Availability/access to resources
Interaction with teachers
Interaction with other international students
Interaction with local students
Course recommendations:
Fashion Courses were particularly interesting and usefull. Courses in the italian language took getting used to because of language barrier. Course on Italian economy was great in combination with subject of European span.



My opinion of the university assessment
Exams at end of course
KEY:
Liked it.
It was alright.
A bit annoying.
Didn't like it.
Exams throughout the course
Essays and/or projects at the end of course.
Essays and/or projects throughout the course
Overall
Personal comments:
Information Technology facilities need umprovement. Long waiting lines for computers, no copyshop on campus were a great lack.

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by Louisa, University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, United Kingdom
Marketing and Sales Management, Erasmus
Language difficulties
Social
KEY:
No problems.
I coped pretty well.
Sometimes it was difficult.
It was a constant struggle.
Educational
Administrative / Institutional
Overall
Language of instruction: Italian
Was learning Italian a key decision factor?
Yes, I wanted to improve my Italian
How much did you improve your Italian?
My level before: At ease in most situations
My level after: At ease in most situations
Personal comments:
Having spent alot of time in the South of Italy and therefore having a Southern accent when speaing Italian made a good talking point with alot of Italians who, at first, found it quite difficult to distinguish where I was from. I was lucky as many of the exchange students at Bocconi do not speak Italian and follow courses in English, this was the only difficulty I found as I am trying to improve my Italian.
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EXPENSES    
by Nyasha, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, United Kingdom
Banking, Independent
The accessibility of student needs
Second-hand text books
KEY:
Very easy.
Minimal effort.
Accessible but required effort.
Almost impossible.
Second-hand household items
Computers / Internet
Administrative
Money from home
Main source of funding:
Other
Other sources of funding:
Bank
Work opportunities:
I worked during my study abroad experience
Personal spending habits:
Euro is weaker than pound, Italy is poorer than the UK and price levels reflect that.
Nightlife, Travel, Overall, Telephone, Food, Housing: was less expensive than at home.
Personal comments:
Bank loan hiccups from Bocconi scheme. If you have friends with cars, buy food from out of town hypermarkets. Also, accomodation is really expensive if you're easily lured by the convenience of Bocconi housing ads - finding housing in secondamano will be cheaper, although it may feel more isolated.
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OVERALL    
by eelvebo, NHH, Bergen, Norway
Business Studies, CEMS
Important to choosing this university...
Academic reasons
KEY:
Very Important.
Important.
Not really important.
Unimportant.
Culture
Costs
Activities
Campus life
Party / people
Weather / Location
I wish I had known...
The winter in Milan is actually cold and rainy... I expected more sun and warm weather.
In my opinion:
Everybody loved it, you will too!



During my experience abroad, I ...
Became familiar with another culture
KEY:
Happened all the time.
Happened quite a lot.
Happened a bit.
Didn't happen.
Traveled
Improved language skills
Met people from other countries
Became more independent
Partied a lot
Experienced a change in life
Advanced my studies/career
Personal recommendation:
Improve the administrative structure and the computer facilities. Everything just takes too much time!



FINAL COMMENTS

Make sure you have time to travel all over Italy, especially down to the southern part of the country. Skiing in the Alps isn't a bad idea either.
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