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The University at Albany partners with Bocconi University in Milan to provide opportunities for students to attend Bocconi University for a semester or an academic year. Students can take regular university courses taught in English. This exchange option is great for students who want to take courses in accounting, economics, business, finance, public administration or law. Students with fluent Italian can also take courses that are taught in Italian.
*Bocconi is a highly competitive exchange program and exchange spaces are limited to 2-3 students per semester. Preference will be given to University at Albany students, and GPA will be taken into consideration. Please speak to the Program Coordinator at the Office of Education Abroad at UAlbany for more information on this program and the application process.
Sophomores, Juniors, and Seniors of all majors with at least 2.8 GPA with good academic standing are welcome to apply. Students with lower GPA should consult with the Program adviser about whether or not to apply. Prior knowledge of Italian language is not required.
Bocconi University offers a wide range of courses in English in the fields of economics, marketing, finance, management and etc. Students are expected to attend 3-6 courses per semester. A special exam session is usually arranged in December so foreign/exchange students can take exams early and return to their home countries for the holiday season.
Optional Italian language crash courses are available before the beginning of each semester. Students are expected to pay the 170 Euro fee by themselves to Bocconi University.
Visit Bocconi's website for more course information by clicking here
General Education Information for UAlbany students: credits earned on this program will automatically satisfy the International Perspectives requirement. Three credits of foreign language study will satisfy the Foreign Language requirement. No additional approval is required for you to earn these General Education credits. You may file a request to have additional courses approved.
Albany hosts a general orientation session for all study abroad students and their families on campus during the semester prior to their participation on the programs. UAlbany staff is available throughout the year to assist students and their parents.
Onsite support is provided by the staff from International Student Desk from Bocconi University.
Students can choose to make their own housing arrangements or stay in the University dorm--Arcobaleno Residence (Via Fratelli Fraschini 3, Milano) which is located 30 minutes by tram from Bocconi University.
When choose to stay in the University dorm, students will have single rooms in double-places apartments (2 separate single rooms in a double occupancy apartment). All rooms are furnished with a bed, a desk and a wardrobe and have a refrigerator, air conditioning and internet access. Blankets, sheets and towels are also provided. The kitchen is a common shared space on 1st floor. There is also a laundry area in the building.
Housing at Bocconi
Please download the most recent Estimate of Costs here: ITALY_Milan_Bocconi_EX 18-19.pdf
Click here for more information on Program Costs and Financial Aid.
For more information on Bocconi University, Milan and Italy, we suggest visiting the following websites: