International Politics and Government (BSc)

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BSc

How long you will study
3 years

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About International Politics and Government at Bocconi University

The Bachelor of Science in International Politics and Government is the first undergraduate program offered by Bocconi in the field of political science, with a small class composed of international, highly motivated students, and a dedicated faculty coming from abroad. Due to its flexibility, students spend one semester studying abroad at a partner university and have the option of doing an internship.

You will learn how to interpret the evolution of social, economic and political systems in an international perspective, to understand the mechanisms of decision-making within national and international institutions, and develop skills needed for implementing and evaluating policies.

You will also acquire a toolbox of soft and hard skills through active learning from a wide array of subjects: politics, economics, management, law, history and quantitative methods. Large emphasis is placed on three moments of policy-making: designing public policies which are both economically efficient and politically sustainable; implementing public policies with an effective approach; and evaluating public policies using modern quantitative and qualitative techniques.

The program is hence important for the development of abilities for future national and international policy-makers, active players in international organizations and regulatory authorities, and managers in international private firms dealing with an increasingly relevant non-market environment.

Program structure

First Year

Main topics

  • Political Philosophy
  • Economics (micro and macro)
  • Political Science
  • Quantitative Methods

First foreign language
Computer science

This program features an international, policy-oriented approach to studying government and politics. In the main courses, you will learn the core topics of the program (political science, political economics, history and international relations) and acquire research tools (mathematics, statistics, policy evaluation and negotiation skills) to interpret the evolution of political, economic and social systems from a decidedly international perspective.

Second Year

Main topics

  • International Relations
  • Political Economics
  • Global History
  • Management of Government Organizations

Second foreign language
Soft skills seminar

In the second year, you'll keep studying the main topics related to the political science area, while acquiring the competencies needed to evaluate and implement public policies in an effective and economical way.  

Third Year

Main topics

  • Public Economics
  • Sociology
  • Media and Political Communication 
  • 4 electives

Exchange program (compulsory)
Internship
Final report

In the last year you will be able to personalize your study plan by:

  • Picking some electives
  • Taking part in a compulsory exchange program at prestigious universities such as Sciences Po (France), The University of British Columbia (Canada), University of California (US), University of Chicago (US), Princeton University (US), Pontificia Universidad Cat

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What students think about Bocconi University

    A great opportunity to make my dreams come true.

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    Daniela Di Rienzo

    "The digital world is my passion and the Bsc in Economics, Management and Computer Science is a great opportunity to make my dreams come true, to meet many different people and to try something new. I hope my first year as a university student will be full of passion, dedication, innovation and tradition as well!

    A chance to debate with people from all over the world.

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    Edoardo Magalini

    "I was particularly impressed by the BSc in International Politics and Government ’s international environment and the chance to debate with people from all over the world. This gives you a first-hand look and you often discover that you have always looked at a situation only from your own point of view

    The possibility to combine the economics and management fields with the digital one.

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    Matteo Montoro

    “Hi everyone, I’m Matteo and I come from Pistoia, city where I attended high school. I’ve always been fascinated by maths. Besides this I’ve been playing Bridge for 2 years now and the guitar since 6. Thanks to my parents I love travelling: I’ve visited many European cities and I’m looking forward to visiting new places in other continents! Regarding Bocconi I participated in an Open Day in Florence and I started collecting information on the BEMACS course, which starts in 2016. What I found very interesting about it is the possibility to combine the economics and management fields with the digital one. This is the reason why I chose it”.

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