The Economic and Social Sciences programme is offered at Università Commerciale Luigi Bocconi.
This program provides a solid foundation in quantitative methods and economic theory: graduates will develop the ability to interpret the economic and social processes that are typical at all stages of development.
Its main strength is its wide-ranging interdisciplinarity, achieved through both flexibility in the selection of electives and the organization of ad-hoc events. Students will be able to considerably customize their study path depending on their interests and their scientific research areas.
Students will also benefit from close interaction with faculty and research centers at Bocconi, with the possibility of being involved in research projects in economics or other social sciences. They also have the opportunity to choose from several PhD-level Bocconi courses as electives.Career opportunities are mainly focused in professions with strong research content within corporations, international organizations, public or private research centers, consulting firms, regulatory authorities, central banking, other professions requiring strong analytical skills within consultancies and financial institutions, as well as professional academic careers in the areas of economics, statistical analysis, economic history, social sciences and applied mathematics.
The program is made up of courses which can be divided into the following areas: analysis and statistics, economics, and social sciences.
In the second semester of the first year, students personalize their curriculum through elective courses, which pertain to the three main areas: General Economics, Applied Economics, and Econometrics and Quantitative Methods.
Students personalize their curriculum through 4 more electives which pertain to three main areas: General Economics, Applied Economics, and Social and Quantitative Fields.Students are allowed to develop solid skills in economics (both from a theoretical and from an applied perspective) for nonlinear and interdisciplinary pathways. There are very flexible rules for selecting electives, from three main areas as well as from the wide offer at Bocconi, including the opportunity to select up to three PhD-level courses as electives. Students will also focus on the final thesis, which allows them to pursue their own research interests, to fine-tune analytical skills and to develop critical thinking.
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Every year Università Bocconi establishes the maximum number of students that can be admitted to a given degree program. By doing so, the University guarantees the best possible living and study conditions for students, allowing them to successfully complete their degrees and enter the job market.
The Bocconi Graduate School offers pre-experience Master of Science programs, for students coming directly from previous studies (Bachelor degree) or also with some brief work experience.
In all the selection rounds, International applicants are selected on the basis of a process that takes into consideration all elements of their profile, focusing on three components:
1.Results of the GMAT (or GRE) test
The aptitude test scores provide a fair and objective way to compare applications. Bocconi requires only the total score (verbal and quantitative sections) of the GMAT or GRE.No particular scores are required to participate to the selections
2.Grade point average of exams passed in the Undergraduate program
The undergraduate GPA and transcripts are an indication of the applicant's previous academic performance. No particular scores are required to participate to the selections
3.Evaluation of the applicant's Curriculum vitae / Resumée and Personal Statement
The Director of the Master of Science program will evaluate the various documents and information included in the dossier and verify the applicant's overall profile, experience and knowledge.Applications will not be evaluated if any of the 3 above mentioned elements is missing.
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Financial Aid for Prospective Graduate Students
Bocconi University is committed to making a higher education available to all talented students: we welcome motivated and bright students, regardless of their families’ financial situation. For years Bocconi has undertaken an investment policy to support deserving students, through an expanding financial aid system based on both merit and need. Thanks to agreements made with the top Italian banks, our students also have access to a variety of student loan options.
To facilitate student applications and to allow families to evaluate the actual financial commitment needed to attend a Master of Science at Bocconi before enrollment, the admissions application and financial aid applications have the same deadlines and timeframes and must be submitted together. The outcome of financial aid will be made available shortly after the admissions results and prior do the deadline to enroll in Bocconi.
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