• Application Deadline
  • 24 months
  • English
This Università Commerciale Luigi Bocconi's Master of Science in Economics and Management of Government and International Organizations provides candidates with the hard and soft skills they need to successfully lead and work in this environment. It does so through the core curriculum (mandatory courses) and the majors.


Government at any level, from local to global, is essential for the development of society. It is among the most complex and fascinating current professional settings, owing to the variety of activities and sectors, their interdependencies as well as the interplay between politics, policy and management.

Mandatory courses of this are focused on two interrelated areas: advanced managerial techniques to design and implement public strategies as well as sophisticated tools for policy analysis and evaluation.

The Università Commerciale Luigi Bocconi's students are then supported in developing their unique professional profile through a careful selection of electives or by choosing one of the majors, explicitly designed to meet the specific interests of students and the needs expressed by the job market.

Career Opportunities

Graduates in Economics and Management of Government and International Organizations at This Università Commerciale Luigi Bocconi generally have excellent access to the job market. Some will choose to do research, and can continue their studies by pursuing a PhD program. Those seeking employment will find that options vary depending on their focus in this program and prior undergraduate studies, but fall into two broad areas:

Public management expert, able to deal with the rapidly changing processes of the public sector and the challenges faced by non-profits and NGOs at global level.

  • Management expert in, or external consultant for, public administrations and international and supranational institutions, NGOs and non-profit organizations or social enterprises, companies and institutions in the healthcare and social health sectors
  • Project manager or institutional building and development expert in the above areas
  • Relationship manager or sectorial expert in private companies working for the public sector and healthcare
  • Diplomatic career, subject to a state examination

Expert in public policy, who analyzes, develops and implements public policies at the local, national and – increasingly – international levels.

  • Internal expert or external consultant in defining policies for public administration, public and private healthcare, infrastructure and industries
  • Analyst on public policies in research firms, consulting firms, healthcare and social health organizations and large companies.
  • Analyst in international and supranational healthcare and social health institutions.

Programme Structure

Year 1

  • Quantitative Methods
  • Public Sector Strategy Making
  • Legal Framework (National and International)
  • Interplay Between Policy-Making and Politics
  • Functioning Dynamics of Global Markets
  • P.A. Techniques of Budgeting and Accounting
  • Performance Management in P.A. and I.O.
  • Ex-ante policy appraisal and ex-post policy evaluation
  • Business-Government Relations
  • Management of I.O. and NGOs
Year 2
  • International Organizations  (major A)
  • Public Management and Business-Government Relations (major B)
  • Social Enterprise and Not for Profit Organizations (major C)
  • Healthcare (major D)
  • Free Track

    • 4 electives

    Study Abroad Programs

    • Double Degrees with: Hertie School of Governance (Berlin, Germany) Sciences Po - Institut d’Etudes Politiques de Paris (Paris, France) SUNY The State University of New York at Albany (Albany, US)
    • Exchange Programs

    Internship (compulsory)

    Foreign languages (two languages) 


      Detailed Programme Facts

      • More details:
        • 1st round: by 12 December 
        • 2nd round: by 25 January 
        • 3rd round: by 28 February
        • 4th round: by 22 March 
        • 5th round: by 3 May 
        • 6th round: by 31 May
      • Programme intensity Full-time
        • Full-time duration 24 months
      • Credits
        120 alternative credits
      • Languages
        • English
      • Delivery mode
        On Campus
      • More information Go to the programme website

      English Language Requirements

      You only need to take one of these language tests:

      • Minimum required score:


        The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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      • Minimum required score (Grade B2):


        The CAE test – or the Cambridge Advanced English – is an exam for applicants who wish to get a Certificate in Advanced English. To receive the Advanced certificate, test-takers must score between 142 and 210 on the Cambridge English: Advanced test. Read more about CAE.

        Note: degree programmes and applications may require a more specific minimum score for admission.

      • Minimum required score:


        The TOEFL – or Test Of English as a Foreign Language – offers an internet-based test (iBT). The final, overall iBT score ranges between 0 and 120, and includes a scaled average from the four components (reading, listening, speaking, and writing). Read more about TOEFL (iBT).

      Academic Requirements

      • This programme accepts GRE® scores, however, has not provided a recommended or minimum required score range.

        The GRE® General Test is a widely administered admissions test that measures the skills needed in today's graduate and business school programs worldwide. The GRE® General Test contains three sections - Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, and Analytical Writing. Three scores are reported: a Verbal Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, a Quantitative Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, and an Analytical Writing score on a 0 - 6 score scale in half-point increments. Read more about the GRE® General test.

      International applicants

      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:

      • Results of the GMAT (or GRE) test
      • Grade point average of exams passed in the Undergraduate program
      • Evaluation of the applicant's Curriculum vitae / Resumée and Personal statement, possibility of personal assessment interview

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      • You are considered ineligible for admission
      • You need to improve your academic, study, research or language skills
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      Tuition Fee

      • International Applies to you

        13326 EUR/year
        Tuition Fee
        Based on the original amount of 13326 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
      • EU/EEA Applies to you

        13326 EUR/year
        Tuition Fee
        Based on the original amount of 13326 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
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      • First year tuition fee: €13,326
      • Second year tuition fee: €12,711

      Living costs for Milano

      • 850 - 1450 EUR/month
        Living Costs

      The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


      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.

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