Università Bocconi, founded in 1902, was the first Italian university to grant a degree in economics.
For a century, Bocconi has played a leading role in Italy's social and economic modernization. It has remained true to its founding values of being a major research university, with democratic values and open to the world, as well as financially and politically independent.
Università Bocconi believes that excellence can only be based on a person's academic profile as well as on his or her values and cultural and ethical background. This is why the University offers numerous activities, special occasions for people to enrich their knowledge.
In order to guarantee greater functionality and effectiveness in managing the programs, all activities have been divided among the following Schools:
* the Undergraduate School offers three-year Bachelor programs
* the Graduate School includes Master of Science programs, Specialized Master programs and Specialization Courses
* the School of Law includes the Combined Bachelor and Master of Science in Law and the other programs offered in the legal field
* the PhD School offers a range of doctoral programs
In recent years, Bocconi has consistently invested in high quality and effective services and infrastructures designed to enrich students' experience throughout their years at the University.
From the time students begin showing an interest in higher education, they have access to all the pertinent information necessary to guide them in the important choice of where to study. In addition, Bocconi offers opportunities for financial aid through scholarships, tuition waivers and student loans.
Bocconi students can rely on a number of different offices and services that help them in their learning and studying, such as the Library and computer labs around campus.
To promote a truly international background, the University urges all students to have an international experience, whether by studying abroad, doing an international internship, or in their foreign language and culture courses that are supported by advanced instructional technologies.
Finally, Bocconi develops and maintains relationships with Italian and international companies and institutions, fully supporting and helping graduates as they ease into the job market.
Università Bocconi offers students a total of 1600 housing rooms in 6 University Residences:
* approximately 500 rooms arereserved for reduced rate housing; access to this kind of housing is based on the economic situation of the student's family.
* the remaining rooms are reserved for full rate housing; no evaluation of the economic condition of the family is necessary for assignment.
The campus is the stage for many cultural, sports and social events that are important opportunities for students to expand the horizons of their knowledge, cultivate their interests, exchange views on current topics and socialize.
Special emphasis is placed on the activities organized directly by the students themselves and made available to the community. Through sports, theater, cinema, music, radio and TV, Bocconi students express their creativity and enliven their time on campus and their university experience.
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