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Bocconi University

Program Location Milan, Italy
Sponsor Purdue
Program Type Exchange
Course # SA 20201
Duration Semester or
2 Semesters
Upcoming Program Dates
Fall 2020 08/23/20 to 12/19/20

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Eligibility Academics
Housing Program Costs
Financial Aid Deadline
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Bocconi University
Milan from the air.

Imagine studying management on a modern urban campus in heart of northern Italy’s bustling business and finance capital, Milan.

 Students at Bocconi will have the opportunity to:

  • Immerse themselves in the Italian language outside of school while taking classes taught in English
  • Explore a city of contradictions - Milan is home to both the Italian stock exchange and Leonardo da Vinci’s The Last Supper.
  • Make friends from all over the world – 13% of Bocconi’s student body is from outside Italy

Bocconi University is a rigorous research institution and one of the most reputable European schools of Business, Economics, and Finance. For well over a century, students have graduated with degrees in management, finance, law, and statistics. Investing heavily in internationalization, Bocconi University is building a truly global environment on campus.

Known as the fashion capital of the world, Milan is also the main industrial, commercial, and financial center of Italy and home to businesses including Giorgio Armani, Bugatti, and Pirelli.  The metropolis has a population of 1.3 million people, and attracts over 8 million tourists a year who flock to Milan’s renowned art, fashion, culture, and international events.

For more program information, please visit the program website.


Bocconi University
Gothic architecture of the Milan Duomo

Open to Krannert School of Management students who have a minimum junior standing by the start of the program.

GPA Requirement: 3.0 on a 4.0 scale
Language Requirement: none

Purdue Credit
Direct Credit available from the following: [College of Liberal Arts][Krannert School of Management][Interdisciplinary and Special Programs]
Specifically from: ENTR (Interdisciplinary & Special Programs)

Students interested in completing courses while abroad from Purdue colleges or departments that are not listed above should discuss this with their study abroad advisor before applying to the program.

Academic Program
  • Language of Instruction: Italian and English
  • Semester Course Load: 24 ECTS (12 Purdue credit hours) minimum

This exchange program is not for the faint of heart.  This academically rigorous institution is intellectually demanding and requires an independent approach to course work.

Click here to learn more about possible semester courses.  

Students may complete an intensive Italian language course a month prior to the start of the semester for an additional fee.

Certificate in Entrepreneurship and Innovation Program: Click here for a list of the specific classes that have been approved for the Certificate in Entrepreneurship and Innovation Program.


Bocconi’s International Student Desk arranges an intensive calendar of Welcome Activities to help familiarize students with the campus, the academic environment, and the city before classes begin. Milan is one of the greatest cities in Italy, and an ideal location for day or weekend excursions. Travel within the country to Verona, the famous setting of Romeo and Juliet, or explore the “Floating City,” Venice. In Milan, make sure to visit Leonardo da Vinci’s The Last Supper, Duomo roof, Villa Necchi Campiglio, and San Siro Stadium! You’ll always have something to discover and people to meet.   

The International Student Desk at Bocconi University assists exchange students with locating accommodations. Students have the option to live in residence halls or in apartments.

Estimated Program Costs

Students should carefully note what costs need to be paid to Purdue University or to a co-sponsor or agency, and what costs need to be paid at the overseas study location.  This will vary by program.

The optional intensive Italian language course is not included in the budget listed below.  The cost for this optional course is approximately €150.

Costs for this program are estimated and subject to change. The cost figures listed below are for: Fall 2019

Costs per semester to be billed by Purdue
You will pay Purdue Tuition Check Tuition
Program Fee$0.00
Purdue International Insurance (per month)$32.00

Approximate additional costs per semester
To be paid by the student.
Round-trip Airfare$1,200.00
Local Transportation$150.00
Books and Supplies$300.00
Miscellaneous Personal Expenses $0.00 -$3,000.00
Travel Documents (passport, photos)$175.00

Financial Aid

Purdue University financial aid may be applied to the costs of studying abroad. Students interested in receiving financial aid should

NOTE:  Recipients of certain tuition remission and scholarship programs should pay careful attention to the regulations for using those benefits for study abroad.  Ask your financial aid advisor about any limitations.

Click here for a list of scholarships and grants available to assist with the costs of studying overseas.

Application Deadlines

For full consideration, students must submit all supporting documents before or by the application deadline.  Popular programs fill quickly, often before the deadline.  To insure a place in a program, apply early.

As soon as a student submits an on-line application, a My Study Abroad account is created. Applicants should consult this page often to check on the status of the application.

IMPORTANT APPLICATION NOTE Applications are reviewed in the order that they are completed. Some programs are popular and can reach enrollment capacity before the stated deadline. Please take care to select a second choice program that you are genuinely interested in attending. You may not be approved for your first choice program and having a serious second choice avoids delays in approving your application for study abroad. If you are not approved for your first choice program you are automatically considered for your second choice program.

Program Application Deadline
Most Fall Semester Programs Mar 1
Most Spring Semester Programs Sep 15

Returnees Information
Bocconi University
Serie A team AC Milan plays here!

Click below to search for Purdue students who have participated in this program and are willing to be contacted.  If you get no results, you can use the search form to find people who studied in the country you are interested in.


The websites listed below contain information about this program. The accuracy of information at external sites cannot be guaranteed.

For more information on this program, please contact the Study Abroad Office by phone (765) 494-2383 or email

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