As the largest city in Italy and among the wealthiest in the European Union, Milan is the financial center of Italy. Italy is the eighth largest economy in the world and the fourth largest in Europe, and recent governmental reforms suggest future growth and competitiveness in the globalized business world.
Università Commerciale Luigi Bocconi is a top-ranked business school in Europe and worldwide. Founded in 1902 and considered the premier university in Italy, it’s the first Italian institution of higher education to focus on economics and management. The school is central to a global network of business and economics universities and favors cultural integration, international exchange, and economic integration in its wide-reaching partnerships.
Università Bocconi recognizes that as political debates of globalization are ongoing, the economically interdependent business world has long been a reality. The program aims to provide students with an in-depth understanding of the commercial, financial, and institutional realities of the new global market from an international perspective.
Fall semester: September to December
Spring semester: January to July*
Program dates include an optional 4-week Italian crash course that takes place prior to the start of each semester.
When selecting a semester exchange program, students should take note of academic calendars that differ significantly from the University of Minnesota. Consider potential conflicts such as holidays, family events, graduation ceremonies, and summer jobs/internships early in the selection process.
*Spring semester exams are held in June/July depending on the class. Late June is the earliest possible departure.
Students are enrolled in 15 S/N Carlson School International Business (IBUS 5100) credits for a semester at Università Bocconi and take a a total of 30 ECTS credits to meet minimum requirements.
Carlson School students enroll in the International Economics and Management program, taught in English, but students with strong Italian language skills have the option of courses in Italian as well. A wide range of interesting classes typically support Carlson majors but may not line up as equivalent to Carlson courses. Class format is primarily lectures, with some case discussions and presentations depending on the subject. Grading is typically based completely on a final exam and exams are scheduled independent of the class during the official examination session.
A four-week Italian language crash course is also available for an additional cost about one month prior to the start of the program. Students enrolled in the crash course may also enroll in the semester-long follow-up course for which they are awarded a certificate of completion rather than academic credit.
These estimates will vary based on student preference and exchange rates. All details subject to change based on economic and international factors. Most financial aid may be applied to study abroad programs.
|Program Fee (includes program administration and intl health insurance*)||$2,500|
|Transportation (to and from program site)||$1,300|
|Documentation** (passport, visa, immunization)||$425|
|Books and Materials||$200|
|Room and/or Board||$7,700|
|Essential Daily Living Expenses||$2,000|
*Students should also maintain their U.S.-based health insurance plan while abroad.
**Subject to change. Please verify current documentation costs with the Consulate.
To be eligible for this education abroad program, you must be:
The University of Minnesota is committed to the policy that all persons shall have equal access to its programs, facilities and employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital status, disability, public assistance status, veteran status, or sexual orientation.
Application materials include the online application form, a resume, and essay. Submit a completed application by the February 28th priority deadline prior to the academic year in which you wish to participate. Programs that do not fill following the priority deadline will be reviewed on a rolling admissions basis.
Admission to all programs is based on review of your application by the study abroad selection committee, and selection notifications are sent out within one month of the priority deadline or receipt of application during rolling admission. Once selected, students are given the opportunity to confirm acceptance, at which point they are subject to Education Abroad policies.
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