Universita Comerciale Luigi Bocconi - Milan, Italy


Bocconi University is considered the leading university in Business and Economics in Italy and its School of Management has been ranked 11th in Europe and 31st worldwide according to the Financial Times MBA Ranking 2014. Bocconi is a full-fledged urban campus that comprises an entire city neighborhood. 


Work Opportunities


Bocconi offers over 40 business courses taught in English each semester. Exchange students with proficiency can also take courses in Italian.

Placement office is available to exchange students and they will work with you on securing a work permit for a post-semester internship.

Bocconi has a designated residence for exchange students located off-campus. Many students choose to find private housing.

For more information, visit Bocconi’s exchange program website.

What Smith students have to say about Bocconi:

“As for my experience, I’d definitely say it is extremely nerve-wracking the first few days to be away from your family, friends, and familiarity, but if you trust yourself and keep on moving forward, you will have the best experience of your life. Embracing Milan and meeting people from all over Europe expanded my mindset globally and allowed me to consider just how much foreign individuals contribute to how Americans live, even before we wake up for breakfast.”

- Catherine Kreps, Fall 2014

 "Studying abroad in Milan for a semester was the best decision I made in my life thus far. I met a lot of great people, experienced things I never thought I would, and had an overall amazing time. In the process, I learned a lot about myself and grew as a person. The main thing that changed about me is my state of mind. I appreciate everything around more now, and have learned to live in the moment. I wouldn't trade my experience for anything in the world. It's also a great conversation piece in any setting, including professional ones."

- Beverly Dodard-Guillaume, Fall 2014